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Disney Releases for the Holiday on DVD and Blu-Ray

Disney Home Entertainment has something new for everyone for Holiday Gift Giving.

For the children and already on store shelves are the following fun titles:

PREP & LANDING (DVD) (Rated: TV-G)

This coming holiday, Disney invites audiences of all ages to make Prep & Landing (the all-new modern classic Christmas tale) part of their family’s ?must own holiday-viewing collection! Now on DVD  Prep & Landing is the perfect blend of Christmas spirit, humor and entertaining characters that will keep the entire family grinning from ear-to-ear. Complete with two new bonus shorts – ?Tiny’s Big Adventure and ?Operation Secret Santa (featuring Betty White as the voice of Mrs. Clause) – It’s the perfect stocking stuffer for all ages!

WRITER’S COMMENT: I watched this very funny cartoon and am totally surprised that even adults will like the characters and their spy antics.  I then watched it again with my 7-year-old granddaughter and she loved it too.

 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: The Enchanted Christmas Special Edition

(2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD), 1-Disc DVD & Movie Download) (Rated: G)

Celebrate the most magical time of the year with this Special Edition of the irresistible holiday movie inspired by Disney’s beloved classic. For the first time in spectacular Blu-ray High Definition this captivating gem reunites the original voice cast!

WRITER’S COMMENT: The bonus features in the 2 Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack Include:

Blu-ray:  Disney’s sing me a story with Belle “Stick To It”; Behind the scenes featurette; “As Long as There’s Christmas” Music video; Disney Sing-a-long mode; Disney’s song selection; Enchanted environment.

DVD: Disney’s sing me a story with Belle “Stick To It”; Disney Sing-a-long mode

Feature Run Time: 71 minutes

Rated: G

Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray = 1080p HD/ Widescreen (1:78:1) / DVD = Widescreen (1:78:1)

Audio: Blu-ray: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

DVD = English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish (applies to film content only)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Belle’s Magical World Special Edition

(1-Disc DVD & Movie Download) (Rated: G) Now Available

From the “tale as old as time” comes a new Special Edition inspired by the original classic, Beauty and the Beast.

Join Belle, Disney’s spirited princess, Beast, Cogsworth, Lumiere, plus some charming new friends, as they discover how teamwork and friendship can turn a once-gloomy castle into a dazzling palace fit for a princess! Adorned with delightful bonus features, your favorite characters and enchanting songs, this fun-filled, instant classic proves that true beauty shines from within!

Feature Run Time: 92 minutes

Rated: G

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1

Audio: English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish (applies to film conent only)

Bonus Features: Disney’s Sing Me a Story with Belle “What’s Inside Counts”

Belle’s Delightful Dinner Game

Disney Song Selection

Enchanted Environment

For the Parents and Teens look for the following titles:

THE HELP

(Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital Download & On-Demand) (Rated: PG-13)

The Help, the inspirational summer hit film people can’t stop talking about, arrives in homes just in time for the holidays, delivering this powerful story on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, Digital Download and On-Demand, Now Available.

Look for my review of this film in ACED Magazine

FRIGHT NIGHT

(Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital & On-Demand) (Rated: R for Adults 17 and over)

DreamWorks Pictures’ Fright Night, starring Colin Farrell, now available just in time to take a bite out of the holidays on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital and On-Demand. Inspired by the 1985 gothic horror cult classic and directed by Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl, Mr. Woodcock), all hell breaks loose when High School Senior Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) discovers his charming new neighbor Jerry (Farrell) is a Vampire preying on his neighborhood.

Look for my review of this film in ACED Magazine

SWITCHED AT BIRTH: Volume 1

(2-Disc DVD) (Rated: TV-14 DLS)

From the studio that brought you “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” comes a groundbreaking new drama about the upheaval that two teen girls experience when they discover that they were accidentally switched at birth.

Talent: Vanessa Marano (“Gilmore Girls”), Katie Leclerc (“Veronica Mars”), Constance Marie (“George Lopez”), Lea Thompson (Back To The Future, “Caroline In The City”), D.W. Moffett (“Friday Night Lights”), Lucas Grabeel (Disney Channel’s “High School Musical”)

Guest Star: Marlee Matlin (“West Wing,” “The L Word”)

Director: Steve Minor (“Dawson’s Creek”)

Release Format: 2-Disc DVD, 10 episodes

Feature Run Time: Approximately 430 minutes

Rated: TV-14 DLS

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (1.78.1)

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Languages & Subtitles: English

WRITERS COMMENT: Good storyline, very good acting and directing add up to fine entertainment for teens and parents alike.

About John Delia

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John Delia has been on all sides of the movie business from publications to film making. He has worked as a film critic with ACED Magazine for 8 years and earned a Bachelors degree in communications from the University of Florida. John is a member of the South Eastern Film Critics Association. Follow John on Twitter @staragent1.

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