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Peter Pan (Three-Disc Diamond Edition: Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy + Storybook App) (1953)


Peter Pan returns, this time on Blu-ray. This has always been one of my wife's favorite Disney films, though for me it was never anything special. I like cute little Tinkerbell, as besides being a sexy little fairy she also presents quite an attitude through facial expressions and body language, as she never speaks. Peter Pan and his lost boys are kids who never want to grow up, and so they don't, but I can't really relate to that. Seems like it'd be totally boring to stay the same age forever, never having anything new to do. I think it'd be more fun to be a pirate, going off on adventures and such, assuming they actually do that. We never get to see it, we just see Captain Hook and his crew trying to get Peter and the lost boys.

Well anyway, I previously reviewed the 2-Disc Platinum Edition DVD release of Peter Pan, and this version of the film is quite similar. That one looked fantastic, like it was painstakenly restored frame-by-frame, and this one looks just like that one, only in high definition. The quality is just stunning, and that goes for the audio as well as the video. This release has new special features though, including a never before seen deleted scene and alternate ending. There is also a featurette called "Growing Up With Nine Old Men" which is like 40 minutes long and was definitely worth watching. It's where the children of the "9 old men" (artists that were hand-picked by Walt Disney) talk about their dads. I know it sounds kinda boring, but it's actually very interesting. Here, I even found a clip you can check out:

This Blu-ray also has another kinda cool feature where when you pause the movie you get various things that come up, like games or animated clips. It's okay. Definitely different. Then there are some deleted songs, and a featurette about Tinkerbell that I thought was neat. It shows how she has changed over the years. All in all, this is a good release so if you like Peter Pan then you can't go wrong with this. Otherwise, you should at least rent it, if for nothing else but to watch the Growing Up With Nine Old Men featurette.

Disc 1

  • Blu-ray feature film
  • Disney Intermission -- Press Pause And See What Happens!
  • Introduction By Diane Disney Miller
  • Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scene
  • Never-Before-Seen Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Songs
  • Growing Up With Nine Old Men

Disc 2

  • DVD feature film
  • Introduction By Diane Disney Miller
  • Tinker Bell: A Fairy's Tale

Disc 3

  • Digital Copy of the feature film

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