Blu-ray Reviews: 'Aladdin': Diamond Edition, 'Tomorrowland'
The 'Aladdin' home release features amazing new outtakes of Robin Williams as Genie.
Two great new Blu-rays hit shelves tomorrow, October 13: Aladdin: Diamond Edition and Tomorrowland, both from Disney. So whether you're young or just young at heart, these new discs should pique your interest. We all know Aladdin by now, but you've never seen it like this. The new Blu-ray transfer is as bold and beautiful as when you first saw it in theaters in 1992. And Tomorrowland gets a home release for the first time. The futuristic adventure is one of the best-looking films of 2015 and a worthy edition to any home library. Here are closer looks at both:
Aladdin (1992): Diamond Edition
Synopsis (via Disney): Disney’s beloved masterpiece will make your heart race and your spirit soar. Experience the laughter, adventure and Academy Award-winning music (1992: Best Music, Original Song, “A Whole New World,” Original Score) for the first time on Blu-ray and Digital HD. And now Aladdin shines even brighter with never-before-seen tributes to the enchanting talent of Robin Williams, the “Genius behind the Genie".
-The Genie Outtakes: Robin Williams' Genie outtakes are magically brought to life.
-Genie 101: Our host, Scott Weinger (the voice of Aladdin), takes us through the various transformations of the famous (and formerly famous) celebrity references of the Genie.
-Ron & John: You Ain't Never Had a Friend Like Me: Directors John Musker & Ron Clements sit down and discuss the experiences of their long-running partnership together at Disney.
-Aladdin: Creating Broadway Magic: Join host Darren Criss as we take "a new fantastic point of view" at the story of how Aladdin went from a classic Disney animated film to become Broadway's smash hit with Composer Alan Menken and others.
-Unboxing Aladdin: Our host, Joey Bragg from Disney Channel's Liv & Maddy, explores the easter eggs and hidden secrets of Aladdin in this unboxing video.
-Classic Bonus - ALL classic bonus from the original DVD release
Synopsis (via Disney): Dreamers Wanted…Disney invites you to an incredible world of epic imagination where anything is possible. Buckle your seat belt, as the director of The Incredibles takes your family on an action-packed thrill ride.
Join former boy genius Frank (Clooney), optimistic, science-minded teen Casey (Robertson), mysterious Athena (Cassidy) and the brilliant David Nix (Laurie) in a world of pure Disney imagination. Tomorrowland transports you on an inspiring and magical journey of wonder and adventure to a place where if you can dream it, you can do it.
-Remembering the Future: A Personal Journey Through Tomorrowland with Brad Bird: Discover everything there is to know about the making of Tomorrowland through Director Brad Bird's perspective.
-Casting Tomorrowland: Join Brad Bird, writer Damon Lindelof, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, and Raffey Cassidy as they discuss the making of the movie.
-A Great Big Beautiful Scoring Session: Famed composer Michael Giacchino invites Disney legend, Richard Sherman to join him in an informal visit to the Tomorrowland scoring stage, told through the personal lens of Michael’s brother, documentarian Anthony Giacchino.
-The World of Tomorrow Science Hour Hosted By Futurologist David Nix: Believe it or not but Nix used to host a children’s television program about science. Now watch the recently discover outtakes from the show.
-Animated Short: The Origins of Plus Ultra, an animated story of how Tomorrowland came to be.
-Brad Bird Production Diaries
-Blast from the Past Commercial
-Deleted Scenes with Filmmaker Intro, eight total
-Four Easter Eggs