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The Lion King (Special Edition Gift Pack) [DVD] [1994]

Matthew Broderick , Jeremy Irons , Rob Minkoff , Roger Allers    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (431 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Taylor Thomas
  • Directors: Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers
  • Writers: Andy Gaskill, Barry Johnson, Bob Tzudiker, Brenda Chapman, Burny Mattinson
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English, Swahili, Xhosa, Zulu
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Disney
  • DVD Release Date: 31 Oct 2003
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (431 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000CDUYP
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 151,357 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Disney's 1994 animated feature, The Lion King, was a huge smash in cinemas and continues to enjoy life in an acclaimed stage production. The story finds a lion cub, son of a king, sent into exile after his father is deposed by a jealous uncle. The little hero finds his way into the "circle of life" with some new friends and eventually comes back to reclaim his proper place. Characters are very strong, vocal performances by the likes of Jeremy Irons, Nathan Lane and Whoopi Goldberg are terrific, the jokes are aimed as much (if not more) at adults than kids, the animation is sometimes breathtaking and the songs from Tim Rice and Elton John, accompanied by a colourful score, are more palatable than in many recent Disney features. --Tom Keogh

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The Lion King DVD Gift Set (UK edition, Region 2) - With Pull-Out Theatre, 6 Character Figurines, and Penguin Story Book

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars For those buying the DVD version 28 Jan 2012
This review is of the product, not of the film, which is worth five stars.

I assumed that this Lion King Diamond Edition DVD would be like the Beauty and The Beast one- a 2-disc set full of great extras detailing the making of the film. However there is only one special feature on this DVD- a retrospective with the director. Hardly a Diamond Edition! This is just a basic release- Disney are just counting on the fact that Lion King hasn't been available on DVD for almost ten years, so people will pay high prices for something which is just the film.

Luckily I had discovered this before I bought the product. If you want a special edition of Lion King, track down the 2003 2-Disc Version. There's extra material to please adult and child enthusiasts alike!
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214 of 227 people found the following review helpful
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In my option this is the Best Film that Disney have made, the DVD quality has just made the film more enjoyable to watch. The extras on Disc 1 & 2 make this a must have for any Disney Buff or any one with young children.
I did had problems accessing the Original 1994 Version on Special Edition DVD, the “play” icon on the main menu just seemed to play the New Version of the Lion King.
I called Buena Vista Home Entertainment, they informed me that you need to do the following;
Wait for the main film menu to appear, then go to set-up Icon, in set-up go to the Languages Icon and lastly in Language menu you will find Original Version, (just under Hebrew).
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it helps anyone who thinking about buying this DVD or anyone who had the same problem as me.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 16 April 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
First 3D film I have bought for my new TV. Bought it as the whole family love the film. Great to watch.
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46 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Be careful of some of these reviews 11 Nov 2011
By John A. Stedman TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
The Lion King Double Play (BluRay +DVD) released in November 2011 is a 5 star product. No doubt in my mind. Picture and Sound quality are superb and the film is a true classic that speaks for itself. However reading through some of the reviews shown here, it appears that they have been mixed up and do not always relate to this package - some relate to Region 1 US read along issues for example. Choose your review with care!
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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding! 25 April 2006
By Mr. B. Ambrose VINE VOICE
Disney are known for creating amazing tales but this one, along with the animation the powerful voices for the characters, and the amazing music makes this a truly breathtaking Disney classic!

I saw this film when it came out in the cinema, and I have watched it so many times since then as I think it should be regarded as one of the best animated films out there.

I was lucky enough to get hold of this version of the DVD and I would totally recommend adding it to your list today! One of the best Disney films out there.

I grew up watching Disney films, and have seen most of the classis, but this for me is the ultimate classic. Its got laughs its tear jerking moments and above all it's a film that has proved the test of time and deserves its classic status. So buy it while you can because you won't be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 31 May 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I bought this for my 22 year old Daughter........................ at her request! A fabulous film for ALL ages. Loved it!
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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent with one disappointment! 17 Oct 2003
This is an excellent DVD from Disney. The only dissapointment is the new sequence 'The Morning Report' as it is extremely obvious it is a different singer singing for Young Simba, and this kind of spoils the new sequence. You shouldn't let this put you off though because it is still interesting to see, and the original version of the film is on the DVD anyway.
The lion king never looked better on DVD. The images are crystal clear with the colour more obvious than ever before.
Theres a whole disk of extras as well as many extras on the disk with the film including a new version of 'Circle of Life' (sang by random stars from the Disney Channel), a 'Which character are you most like?' quiz and many featurettes about the making of the film.
If you liked Disney's previous 'Platinum Edition' offers you'll love this, and if you are a huge fan of the lion king, it is definitely for you!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars lion king 3d 12 Dec 2011
By conden
this film was as good as believed amazing in 3d delivery was exactly as specified and came in secure packaging. kids loved the 3d experience will definatley purchace more 3d films from this retailer.
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