Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Two Great Adventures -- First Time Ever on Blu-ray™ High Definition! PLUS 4 videos! Pocahontas and Pocahontas II on BluRay (review)

Two Great Adventures -- First Time Ever on Blu-ray™ High Definition!
Available on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and Digital -- August 21, 2012!

Includes Both Pocahontas Films and Exciting All-New Bonus Features

Burbank, Calif., July 11, 2012 – Walt Disney Pictures’ action-packed animated musical adventures “Pocahontas” and “Pocahontas II: Journey To A New World” debut for the first time ever in vivid High Definition -- on August 21, 2012.  Combined also for the first time in a Two-Movie Collection, the exciting release allows families and fans of all ages to own these timeless stories of hope, courage and friendship together in an exciting Disney ‘Combo Pack’ Including Blu-ray and DVD, and also available on HD digital download.

The Two-Movie Collection, Blu-ray debut features exciting all-new bonus material including “Drawing Inspiration: The Lost Story of Hiawatha,” a fascinating behind-the-scenes featurette showcasing how Walt Disney and his team were once developing a full-length animated feature called “Hiawatha,” that ultimately directly influenced the development of“Pocahontas.”  

Bursting with all the “Colors of the Wind” and filled with spirited adventure, romance, and the show-stopping songs of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, the “Pocahontas Two-Movie Collection” features an award-winning cast that includes Mel Gibson (“The Passion of the Christ;” Academy Award® winner, Best Director “Braveheart,” 1995), Irene Bedard, Christian Bale (“Reign of Fire;” Academy Award® winner, Best Performance by an Actor in a SupportingRole “The Fighter,” 2011) and David Ogden Stiers (“Lilo and Stitch,” “Pooh’s Heffalump Movie”). 

Pocahontas” won Academy Awards® for both “Best Original Score” and “Best Song - “Colors of the Wind” 1995.  The film also earned a Grammy Award® for “Best Song” (“Colors of the Wind,” 1996).  

"You think you own, whatever land you land on. The Earth is just a dead thing you can claim. But I know every rock & tree & creature. Has a life, has a spirit has a name. You think the only people who are people. Are the people who look and think like you. But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger. You'll learn things, you never knew, you never knew."


When I got the BluRay announcement for Pocahontas I know the little girl in me  let out out a little squeal of delight! I cannot tell you how much I adore the movie.
In fact, I had never (up until now) even seen the 2nd movie.  I do get annoyed at all the publicity of the other Princesses, when Pocahontas gets next to none. When we went to Disney World, I saw all of the Princesses EXCEPT Pocahontas, whom I had hoped to see!
This movie is more spectacular than we even remember from our childhood. Definitely a story to be re-told to our little ones! My daughter had never seen Pocahontas, and she fell in love with the story. Even my two year old, who cannot be bothered to sit through any movie at all, sat though most of it.
I love that the disc-set included BOTH movies, and I think on older movies like this that have a sequel, they should be sold as a set. 
My daughter was (of course) fascinated by the Special Features section. Which I don't really get, but she cannot NOT look at them, and gets disappointed if they don't have interactive quizzes and games and featurettes. (LOL!)
The story of Pocahontas follows the journey of a young American Indian girl, coming into woman hood. She is being set into an arranged marriage when she falls in love with a "white face." Her chattery lovable friends are a bird (Flit) and a raccoon (Meeko) who are forever getting into trouble. 
She has an old wise Grandmother of a Willow Tree, whom helps her "find her path".
The movie never gets old and the music/score is as wonderful as it ever was, but even fresher and more sharp now on BluRay. The movies have a remarkable picture and the sound is quality!
I was delighted to finally get a chance to sit down and watch Pocahontas II - especially since I got to watch it with my favorite person on Earth Giana!
She said she likes the sequel best, but I like the original the best!
I can only hope they come out with a third movie, with her and John Smith's child as the lead character.
The only thing I even have against the movie(s) is his name. It's just too common, which is the point I suppose, but also a fail. Wah-wah!

If your children have yet to experience this movie, I HIGHLY recommend you get it for them, and watch it with them. It has great morals, about protecting the earth, and being a good person to others. Pocahontas the humanitarian! I love this movie, and thank you so much to Universal/Disney for sending it to me!

which is an amazing deal considering all you get with it.  It's a 3 disc BluRay DVD combo with digital download as well! :)

In the tradition of Disney's musical masterpieces, Pocahontas and Pocahontas II: Journey To A New World bring to life a fun-filled adventure of hope, courage, and friendship. Now these beloved animated tales burst with "all the colors of the wind" for the first time ever in vivid high-definition. Experience the vibrant animation, amazing music, and spirited adventure like never before with both movies! Featuring an all-star cast of voice talent, award-winning music and songs, and new bonus to delight the entire family.

3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack  (1 Disc Blu-ray + 2 Disc DVD)
Includes the movies, plus:
§  Drawing Inspiration: The Lost Story of Hiawatha - During the 1940’s, Walt Disney and his team were developing a full-length animated feature called “Hiawatha.”  During the early stages of development for “Pocahontas,” the directors found the “Hiawatha” storyboards and were amazed at what they saw.  It directly influenced their development of “Pocahontas.”  Now, for the first time ever, the full story of Walt Disney’s “Hiawatha” will be presented by “Pocahontas” co-director Eric Goldberg and animation historian Charles Solomon.
§  Deleted Song: “If I Never Knew You” - Pocahontas co-director Eric Goldberg introduces this fully animated deleted song, now in hi def.  Optional audio commentary with co-directors Eric Goldberg & Mike Gabriel and producer James Pentecost.
§  The Music of Pocahontas   §  “Little Hiawatha” Cartoon Short   §  Deleted Scenes
§   “Pocahontas” Audio Commentary - with co-directors Eric Goldberg, Mike Gabriel and producer James Pentecost
§  Virtual Vault- a collection of past bonus features,  offered via online streaming

3-Disc DVD Combo Pack  (1 Disc Blu-ray + 2 Disc DVD)
Includes the movies, plus:
§  Drawing Inspiration: The Lost Story of Hiawatha
§  Deleted Song: “If I Never Knew You” The Music of Pocahontas
§  “Little Hiawatha” Cartoon Short  §  Deleted Scenes
§   “Pocahontas” Audio Commentary   §  Virtual Vault

2-Disc DVD Set (2 DiscDVD)
Includes the movies, plus:  §  The Music of Pocahontas §  “Pocahontas II” Storybook

Digital Download
Includes the movies, plus:
§  Drawing Inspiration: The Lost Story of Hiawatha
§  The Making of Pocahontas
§  The Music of Pocahontas
§  Early Presentation Reel
§  “Little Hiawatha” Cartoon Short
§  Pocahontas II Storybook

 “Pocahontas” tells the story of a free-spirited girl (voiced by Irene Bedard) who wonders what adventures wait “Just Around the River Bend.”  Pocahontas – along with her playful pals Meeko the raccoon and Flit the hummingbird – relies on the guidance of her loving and wise Grandmother Willow (voice by Linda Hunt) when English settlers arrive on the shores of her village.  Her meeting with the courageous Captain John Smith (voiced by Mel Gibson) leads to a friendship that bridges the gap between two cultures and changes history.

Disc Specifications:
Street Date:    August 21, 2012
Direct Prebook:    June 26, 2012
Distributors Prebook:   July 10, 2012
Suggested Retail Prices:   3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack = $39.99 U.S./$24.50 Canada
3-Disc DVD Combo Pack = $39.99 U.S./$24.50 Canada

         2-Disc DVD  = $29.99 U.S./$17.99 Canada

                                 High Definition & Standard Definition Digital =  consumers should contact their preferred digital retailer for information and pricing

Run Time: “Pocahontas” approximately 81 minutes
                  “Pocahontas II: Journey To A New World” approximately 73 minutes
Rated:         G (bonus not rated)
                   “Pocahontas II” is not rated
Aspect Ratio:     Blu-ray: 1080p High Definition/Widescreen (1.78:1)
                          DVD: Widescreen (1.78:1) – enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Sound:               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:            Blu-ray: English SDH, Spanish, French
DVD: English SDH, French and Spanish (applies to film content only)

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