International DVD Talk Intl. DVDs, Region Free Players, RCE, Hong Kong DVDs & More

Criterion Beauty & The Beast: When?

Old 10-03-02, 10:43 PM
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Hollywood
Posts: 1,310
Criterion Beauty & The Beast: When?

Earlier this year we kept hearing about the improved Beauty & The Beast coming out in October. Well, here we are in October and I don't see an approximate date in sight for the revised release. Does anybody have the inside dope?
devilpants is offline  
Old 10-04-02, 02:00 AM
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah - USA
Posts: 5,196
...a much more pressing question is: will it carry the same spine number as the original release?...

(signed) Passing Cynic

. . .
Hendrik is offline  
Old 10-04-02, 02:28 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
Posts: 565
Yeah, when? I saw it recently at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, and it was quite good. I'd definitely buy the DVD whenever they get around to re-releasing it.

And I thought they said the spine number would remain the same.
berserker37 is offline  
Old 10-04-02, 07:11 AM
DVD Talk Special Edition
Join Date: May 2002
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 1,003
You can find some - possible - relevant information here.....
Mark_vdH is offline  
Old 10-04-02, 02:07 PM
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 216
"Criterion has ceased manufacturing our original edition of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (spine #6) to make room for a new edition, scheduled for release later this year. The new BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will feature a new transfer, a new spine number, and additional new supplemental features . It will be preceded by a theatrical release of newly restored prints in the spring. It's not technically going out of print, but the original edition will be replaced." - Jon Mulvaney / Criterion Co.

"A release date hasn't been determined. Look for it in early 2003."


Last edited by Nocturnaloner; 10-05-02 at 03:10 AM.
Nocturnaloner is offline  
Old 10-04-02, 05:31 PM
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: OFF-WORLD
Posts: 5,978
Contradicts this:
jonathan.e is offline  
Old 10-05-02, 03:22 AM
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 216
Hmmm. It seems that the "same spine number" quote is newer than the "new spine number" quote, and so should be considered the current answer.

The longer quote above is taken from an review of the original Criterion disc dated June 7. I did not directly receive this quote from Mr. Mulvaney, and cannot vouch for its accuracy, although I find it hard to imagine anyone having a vested interest in impersonating him on this matter.

The second quote I received directly from JM.
Nocturnaloner is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.