Cinderella Diamond Edition
Disney’s vault has once again opened for a limited time, and it has
brought us one of the greatest animated films of all time, Cinderella.
I’ve lost count of how many times I watched this in my childhood; I
absolutely loved it. I was concerned that watching it now as an adult
that some of the humour and charm may have worn off after all these
years, however I was pleasantly surprised. Cinderella is a
certified classic, and this first time release on Blu-ray has ensured
the newer generations can enjoy it as much as my one did.
all know the story; Cinderella’s father dies and she is left in the
hands of her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, who practically force her
to be their own personal slave. This timeless story has been done over
and over since Disney had a crack at it so long ago, and it still stands
as the best of them all. Disney has flawlessly combined a heartbreaking
and emotional story with a perfect balance of comedy; the story is so
diverse and entertaining.
transfer to Blu-ray and DVD for Cinderella is fairly successful.
The video quality is fantastic, and it was such a delight seeing some of
my favourite childhood characters (the two mice Jaq and Gus) in a much
higher definition. The audio is a different story however. While there
is a noticeable improvement in the quality, I found it to be tinny
whenever Cinderella sang or someone yelled. This is only a minor flaw
and shouldn’t be enough to ruin the experience.
There’s nothing much to say about the amount of special features other
than the fact that it is amazing. There is just so much stuff included
with either the Blu-ray or DVD purchase, including a never-before-seen
alternate opening, deleted scenes and storyboard art. The incredible
quality of the extras is enough on its own to justify owning
Cinderella if you don’t already.
found reliving my childhood by watching Cinderella an extremely
enjoyable experience. With the improved quality of the film and the
exceptional special features, I highly recommend you enter the Disney
vault and grab yourself a copy before it closes once again.