Aladdin [Blu-ray]

For the first time on Disney Blu-ray–soar away on a magic carpet ride of non-stop laughs and thrills in one of the most spectacular adventures of all time. Experience the wonders of Aladdin like never before–from the Academy Award-winning music to the unforgettable moments of sidesplitting comedy and soaring adventure. In the heart of an enchanted city, a commoner named Aladdin and his mischievous monkey Abu battle to save the free-spirited Princess Jasmine from the schemes of the evil sorcere

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  1. 312 of 375 people found the following review helpful

    Finally, but beware of alterations!, March 6, 2004
    By 
    Keith Paynter “videoplusdvd” (Regina, Sask. CANADA) –
      

    When Disney’s Aladdin was released on videotape and laserdisc for the first time in October 1993, it debuted with a PC alteration, immediately into the film, as a line from the opening song was changed because of concerns over Arab stereotyping – “Where they cut off your ear if they don’t like your face” became the neutral “Where it’s flat and immense and the heat is intense”.
    As the film makes is debut on DVD later this year, prepare for more changes, albeit subtle. Just like they did with The Lion King, the Disney team is not using the original theatrical presentation of the film, but a re-issue created for IMAX theatres, which featured some redrawn sequences, supposedly necessary because the original footage in question was problematic on the giant IMAX screen (Examples of the changes to The Lion King can be easily found on the web). The difference this time around is that no one ever saw it. The IMAX presentations were financially unrewarding to Disney, and Aladdin was never shown.
    The original release had wonderful color composition, especially in the opening scenes introducing Jafar and the Cave Of Wonders, and Pixar’s digital images of The Cave’s exterior would foreshadow their upcoming quality feature work that Disney would distribute. As far as casting, it sounds like Robin Williams and Gilbert Gottfried had a great time cutting loose in the studio.
    With few exceptions, this film is a delight from start to finish. The low rating comes from the fact that the original theatrical version will not be used, but the redrawn IMAX version. It deserves to be part of your collection, but not like this…

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