Disney is known for their infamous vault of films. For those that have been living in a vault and do not know what it is, it’s where they store all their movies and periodically re-release them in various formats. This brilliant tradition has made Disney films not only maintain their classic feel and nature, but also keeps from watering down the market. Known as their Diamond Edition’s, these Blu-ray releases sport high definition with restored picture and sound, as well as numerous special features.
The latest to swim out of the vault is 1989s undersea adventure The Little Mermaid and if for some strange reason you have never seen it follows a mermaid who dreams of going on land, but when her father forbids it she makes a deal with the evil sea witch to make her human so that she can find her true love but it’s a deal that could change the sea forever. It is really amazing how much memorable music can change an entire film because this classic Disney film is pretty simplistic in the story, but sports some of the most memorable songs of them all. It’s one that numerous people know the music and never realize they have never seen the entire film which says a lot of the finished product. The animation is clean and beautiful to look at but sports that generic Disney princess look that was popular at this time therefore doesn’t really stand out near as much as some of the older films. It’s amazing what Disney can get away with in their animated films as this one sports some pretty creepy imagery for smaller kids as well as smoking and even some sexual innuendos which isn’t to say this film is inappropriate in anyway, but just says a lot for the name and what they were able to get away with. This maintains as one of the biggest films of Disney’s archive and one that will maintain its status forever. This latest edition offers everything you love about the film and more.
In addition to the brilliant look and feel of this high def version, it sports some great special features including music video “Part of Your World”, Crab-E-Oke sing-a-long, a never before seen deleted character, the latest edition of the Disney Intermission feature and so much more. Be sure to grab your copy of this classic undersea adventure when The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition hits stores on October 1st.