Video: According to the pamphlet insert, when Disney went back and reexamined the film's master elements, they found that they were covered with "white dirt and water spots,", Disney had to go through "extensive spotting sessions with the film's creators" and restore the elements in order to make them high definition worthy. The final result is simply majestic video, with vivid and vibrant colour that jumps out at you. Fine details are there. Overall, the video is awe-inspiring and magnificent. The scene of the dancing in the ballroom is too beautiful for words. (5/5)
Audio: Disney also went back to the source with original sound mixer Terry Porter, who was nominated for Best Sound in 1999, and created an all new 7.1 mix. The audio is also fantastic, with clear dialogue while the subwoofers also had a good work-out from all the roars. There are also many beautiful songs that one can sing-along. It is seldom that three songs from the same movie were nominated for the Best Original Song in the Academy Award. In this case, "Beauty and The Beast", "Belle" and "Be My Guest" were nominated. And the icing on the cake was that the song "Beauty And The Beast" won the Best Original Song Oscar in 1991. There are two versions in this movie: one by Angela Lansbury, and the pop version at the End-Credit was sung by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson. By the way, the other movies with 3 songs nominated for Oscars are "Tarzan", "Enchanted" and "Dreamgirls" (5/5)
I am glad that Disney took its time to create such a magnificent masterpiece in "Beauty And The Beast". It is worth the long wait. I am looking forward to Disney's future releases, such as "Bambi" and "The Lion King" next year. Highly recommended and a must-have.