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Fantasia / Fantasia 2000 (Four-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)


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Product Details

  • Actors: Leopold Stokowski, James Levine, Steve Martin, Deems Taylor, Corey Burton
  • Directors: Ben Sharpsteen, Bill Roberts, Don Hahn, Eric Goldberg, Ford Beebe Jr.
  • Format: Full Screen, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Studio: Buena Vista
  • Release Date: Nov. 30 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0040QTNSK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,466 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Joseph Lee #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on Dec 2 2010
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
FANTASIA:

This was the first movie to incorporate beautiful classical music into the movie form with pretty colourful pictures. Nowadays, other people have the same idea, like "A View From Space with Heavenly Music" blu ray disc where classical music was played while spectacular scenes were displayed (e.g., playing of Ride Of The Valkyries during a Space Shuttle launch). So Fantasia was way ahead of its time.

The musical segments in Fantasia included: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, The Nutcracker Suite, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Rite Of Spring, The Pastoral Symphony, Dance Of The Hours, Night On Bald Mountain, and Ave Maria.

Video: It was 1080p 1.33:1 with all-new digitial restoration. For a seventy-year-old film, the result was simply outstanding. Colours were extraordinarily vivid and punchy. (4.5/5)

Audio: In my over-sized Fantasia laser disc box set, the sound was only Dolby Surround. Now we have DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1. Wow! The sound made you feel that you were in front of an orchestra inside your home theatre. Simply outstanding (5/5)

A few trivia about Fantasia:
In the Sorcerer's Apprentice sequence, as Mickey walked toward a stone wall his shadow grew slowly larger. Instead, it should grow smaller. The dancing ostriches in "Dance of the Hours" were portrayed as females, but it was only the male ostrich that was black and white. The females were grey brown. The animators also secretly modeled elements of the Sorcerer in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" on their boss, Walt Disney. The raised eyebrow was regarded as a dead giveaway. They called the character Yen Sid, which was "Disney" spelled backwards.
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By Dalton C. Bilsky on May 19 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Both Fantasia movies have never looked better than this. While some of the special features from the dvds are missing(do not toss those away yet), there are new features to ease the pain.

For anyone wondering, yes these are region free and will work in Canada. The one is labeled Region B but I played both in a PS3 which is known to be picky with blu-rays and has no issues with either. Since the North American version is back in the Disney vault and cost a fortune, save some money and buy these ones - they are exactly the same other than the covers.
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Fantasia is my all-time favourite Disney animated film and also one of my all-time favourite movies in general. I also like Fantasia 2000, even though I don't think it's quite up there with the original. It's still worth multiple viewings.

When I first found out that these two movies were being re-released in December 2010, I was really excited because I had bought the Fantasia Anthology 3-disc DVD set before, which had disc issues with each disc (I tried 5 different DVD players and they all were uncooperative).

After I bought this new 2-disc set, I watched both of the movies and checked out some of the special features. The biggest improvement I noticed was with the dark backgrounds in Fantasia. They're enhanced so that you can see more of the details. Check out the "Tocatta and Fugue in D minor" segment and you'll really notice the improvements.

As for the Fantasia 2000 disc, the video quality is spectacular and the special features are pretty good. It's been a while since I last checked them out, but I usually don't have a problem with special features on a Disney DVD.

If you like Fantasia and/or Fantasia 2000, I highly recommend this DVD set. It'll be some of the best $30 (average price) that you've ever spent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gary Fuhrman TOP 50 REVIEWER on Dec 17 2010
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Fantasia made a strong impression on me when i saw it on TV as a child, half a century ago. Since then, i've come to associate Disney with the watered-down kitsch of "family entertainment" -- and with overpriced releases of old animation classics. This Blu-ray release has changed all that; the price is quite reasonable for the content. I will start with some things that haven't been adequately covered by previous reviewers.

First, the Fantasia 2000 disc includes a short animated feature, Destino, which began as a collaboration of Disney (or rather one of his best animators) with Salvador Dali. After several months of work on the project, which began not long after the release of Fantasia, Walt pulled the plug, and it all went into the archives -- where it was rediscovered a few years ago, and turned into the little masterpiece it should have been all along, complete with the original (restored) soundtrack, a Mexican song. In case you think a Dali/Disney collaboration doesn't sound promising, i would have agreed with you, but this unique little film works beautifully. There's also a long documentary (perhaps too long) about the Dali-Disney relationship and the completion of the film, which is worth watching.

Fantasia 2000 itself, which i hadn't seen before, is truly spectacular, as imaginative as the original, but of course with much better sound and high-def picture.

As for the original Fantasia, it's better than i recall it from childhood: the digital remaster looks wonderful, the sound is about as good as you could expect from a 1940 recording, and best of all, at 125 minutes it's about one third longer than the original theatrical release!
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