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    Added on: 30/1/2006 12:10
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    Lion King, The (Special Edition) (UK)

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    Life`s greatest adventure is finding your place in the Circle of Life
    Certificate: U
    Running Time: 84 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    There is more to be seen than ever before with Disney`s crowning achievement - `THE LION KING - SPECIAL EDITION` - extensively restored and remastered with a new song, `Morning Report`, and never-before-seen animation. In the heart of the Serengeti, experience the majestic coming-of-age tale acclaimed by audiences and critics alike!
    Featuring the most beloved characters of all time and Academy Award winning music Disney`s epic adventure follows the story of Simba, a fiesty lion cub who just can`t wait to be king. Led astray by his ambitious Uncle Scar, Simba adopts a care-free lifestyle with his hilarious companions, Timon and Pumbaa, and forgets his regal responsibilities. But destiny calls and he must decide when the time is right to return to the Pride Lands and reclaim his place in the "Circle Of Life".

    You`ll see, feel and hear why `THE LION KING` continues to rule hearts and entertain entire families with its timeless story and uplifting message of courage, loyalty and hope.

    This `THE LION KING - SPECIAL EDITION GIFT PACK` also features a Pull-Out Theatre Set - complete with 6 Character Figures, and the Penguin Classic Story Book.

    Special Features:
    Two Discs. THX Re-Mastered sound. Bonus Footage: Two versions of the film. Extensive behind the scenes footage and commentary. Deleted scenes and abandoned concepts. Interactive games. Music videos, interviews and much more.

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.66:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Rob LaDuca
    Darrell Rooney

    Written By:

    Matthew Broderick
    Neve Campbell
    Andy Dick
    Robert Guillaume
    James Earl Jones
    Moira Kelly

    Soundtrack By:
    Nick Glennie-Smith

    Peter Lonsdale

    Jeannine Roussel

    Disney Pictures

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    9 / 10
    For me, "The Lion King" is the best Disney movie ever. Period. The opening scene of the movie is the most memorable animated scene for me.
    I bought this disc set on the day it was released, almost two and a half years ago, but watched it only now.
    As can be expected, I wasn`t disappointed. At all. :)
    The story of Simba is as exciting as it was when I watched it in the theater.
    The video transfer is very good. The colors are beautifully saturated, no compression signs can be seen, and the animation - flawless.
    The DTS and DD 5.1 soundtracks are both very good. The enhanced Disney soundtrack for home cinema really works, and mostly emphasizes the surrounds. The surrounds are nicely used throughout the movie.
    The menus are beautifully animated with sound.
    The extras include 5 deleted scenes, a commentary, a detailed behind the scenes featurette, 3 interactive games, 4 music videos, several storyboards, a picture gallery and several multilingual clips (although the multilingual version of the stunning opening scene is sadly missing).
    Bottom line - with an awesome movie for both kids and adults, great visuals and sound and an excellent disc to match, you simply cannot go wrong with this disc set. A must own.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 18/2/2006 18:38