Disney increases their support for the one next generation in optical disc storage method known as the Blue-Ray disc. The company is beefing up their Second Golden Age films including Mermaid, Beauty, Aladdin and The Lion King for Blue-Ray release in the future. Thereâ€™s a promo of Disneyâ€™s upcoming titles on the Pirates of Caribbean 2 DVD.
Would a beefed up platinum edition really add so much to the viewing experience? I would if it Isn’t better to wait until Aladdin gets a real high-def release with all the bells and whistles in any format thatâ€™s the standard at the time.
Though I love the bonus on the DVD I feel it could have used more development artwork, more deleted sequences. More rough animation peculiarly from Jafar scenes, Andrea Deja is a master with a pencil. And I know thereâ€™s allot of unused audio footage from Robin Williams. It is said he ad-libbed hours of unused martial. I hope Disney puts that on the next re-release of Aladdin.
Though I am glad to see Disney doesnâ€™t wait and see what happens with the next gen video format like they did when DVD but goes in full force. But, I am not going to spend money on any High-Def format player for quite a while. I just replaced my VCR with a Panasonic DVD recorder two weeks ago and am very, very happy with the machine that I expect to last for at least 5 years.
I just completed the first two DVDâ€™s with Aladdin episodes from my tapes. Iâ€™ve been transferring my collection to the DVD-rec harddrive and prepped them for DVD. To avoid confusion I mean the Dutch translated episodes aired on TV I recorded over the years.