Disney VHS: Beauty and the Beast w/ Case Dolby Surround Black Diamond Classic


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Beauty and the Beast (A Walt Disney Classic) [VHS]
David Ogden Stiers (Actor), Jerry Orbach (Actor), Kirk Wise (Director), Gary Trousdale (Director) Rated: G (General Audience) Format: VHS Tape

The timeless tale of Belle, the beautiful and intelligent girl kept prisoner in the castle of a mysterious beast who must somehow win her love if he is to regain his princely form.

Beauty and the Beast focuses on the relationship between the Beast (Robby Benson), a prince who is magically transformed into a monster as punishment for his arrogance, and Belle (Paige O’Hara), a beautiful young woman whom he imprisons in his castle. To become a prince again, Beast must win her love in return otherwise he remains a monster forever. The film also features the voices of Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, and Angela Lansbury.

Actors: David Ogden Stiers, Jerry Orbach, Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White
Directors: Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale
Format: Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, HiFi Sound
Language: English
Rated: G (General Audience)
Number of tapes: 1
Studio: Walt Disney Home Video
VHS Release Date: October 30, 1992
Run Time: 84 minutes

On the tape:
Aladdin Sneak Preview
Sleeping Beauty Re-Release Preview
Pinocchio Preview (after the movie)
101 Dalmatians Preview (after the movie)

The biggest flaw in this story … is that it makes a 45-year-old man cry like a child every time I watch it. My opinions on Disney movies vary — some are good, some are almost unwatchable — but “Beauty and the Beast” is the best work the studio has ever done.

Why do I love this movie so much? I think it’s the music. In some musicals (animated or live), as soon as a song begins, the story comes to a grinding halt. But in this film, the music by Ashman and Menken advances the story marvellously. Animation and voice acting combine in a near-flawless performance, and the use of computer animation in the ballroom dance sequence was ground-breaking in its time.

Belle is bored with life in her village. Her only escape is her books, and she longs to have an adventure of her own. When her father heads out to a fair, he gets lots, and Belle finds him in an enchanted castle. The objects are thrilled, because if she and their master, the Beast, fall in love, they will all be freed from the enchantment. But will Belle be able to see past the outward appearance? And what about the handsome bore back home who wants to marry Belle?

I fell in love with this movie the first time I saw it, and that love has only grown over the years. The story is the right mix of fun and uncertainty. Gaston was a wonderful addition to the mix because his story was the part I was most uncertain about the first time around. The artwork on the film catches your eye from the first shot of the castle, and doesn’t let go. Beside the incredible background shots are wonderful drawings of the characters. I especially love the boyish excitement they manage to give the Beast in several scenes. Finally, there’s the music. Every song adds to the story and is memorable in its own right.

This is the first annimated film to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture. Watching the film, the reason is clear. This is something the entire family can enjoy. Don’t miss your opportunity to catch this classic film.

Beauty and the Beast received wide critical acclaim; it won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and became the first animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for its title song. In 2002, Beauty and the Beast was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

In April 1994, Beauty and the Beast became Disney’s first animated film to be adapted into a Broadway musical.

In June 2014, it was announced that a live-action film adaptation of the original film was in the works with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Gods and Monsters) directing and Evan Spiliotopoulos writing the script. Condon originally planned on not only drawing inspiration from the original film, but he also planned to include most, if not all, of the Menken/Rice songs from the Broadway musical, with the intention of making the film as a “straight-forward, live-action, large-budget movie musical”. In September 2014, it was announced that Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) will re-write the script. In January 2015, Emma Watson announced on her Facebook page that she will portray Belle in the live action film. In March 2015, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Josh Gad, Audra McDonald, and Kevin Kline joined the film as the Beast, Gaston, Mrs. Potts, LeFou, Garderobe, and Maurice, respectively. The following month Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw joined the cast as Cogsworth, Lumière, Cadenza, and Plumette, respectively. Composer Alan Menken will return to score the film’s music, with new material written by Menken and Tim Rice. In June 2015, Menken said the film will not include the songs that were written for the Broadway musical. Filming began on May 18, 2015 in London. The film is scheduled to be released on March 17, 2017.


Case is in near mint condition. Slightly squished.. VHS itself is near mint. Tape is completely rewinded for your convenience. Full screen. Dolby Surround. Someone wrote a name on the inside of case and on the tape itself.