Disney has yet to officially announce the details and release date for The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast on Diamond Edition Blu-ray 3D but we’ve known of their existence since last year. Thanks to online retailer Amazon.com, we know a little more about these titles and can start pre-ordering them as well.
Beauty and the Beast’s Blu-ray 3D debut will span 5 discs and includes the film on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray 2D, DVD, a special features disc, and a digital copy. Amazon is offering their pre-order at $34.99.
For The Lion King’s Blu-ray debut, Disney is betting on a pair of Blu-ray 3D powered skus to drive sales. A four-disc set that includes The Lion King on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray 2D, DVD and a digital copy is currently a hot seller having moved to the top of Amazon’s Blu-ray bestseller chart already. It is priced at $36.99.
For the real Lion King fan, Disney has put together The Lion King Trilogy, a massive 8-disc box set. Included will be all the contents of the 4-disc Blu-ray 3D release as well as The Lion King 1 1/2 on Blu-ray and DVD, and The Lion King 2 on Blu-ray + DVD. This set will set you back $74.99.
To spur pre-orders, Amazon is currently offering an $8 coupon toward the purchase of each of the above Blu-ray 3D releases for a total savings of $16 if you picked up both films. To take advantage of the coupons, click on one of them via the link below, then hit the back button and click on the second one to ensure both title coupons will be applied at checkout and you receive your full $16 discount for purchasing two titles.