Disney continues to dominate the box office with its ownership of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars franchises, as well as its live-action remakes of its own back catalog. With the latest version of The Lion King still in theaters, the company’s other lavish re-envisioning of an animated classic comes to DVD and Blu-ray on September 10th.
We are, of course, talking about Aladdin. Will Smith does an incredible job of taking over the role made famous by Robin Williams in this dazzling blend of live action and CGI. Mena Massoud shines as the title character, a clever street thief who falls hard for Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott). When he stumbles upon a magic lamp inhabited by the lovable, mischevious and magical Genie (Smith), he discovers, well, a whole new world.
The Blu-ray edition includes the following special features:
Aladdin’s Video Journal: A New Fantastic Point of View – Watch behind-the-scenes moments captured by Mena Massoud (Aladdin) in this fun, fast-paced look at his personal journey.
Deleted Song: “Desert Moon” – Experience a moving duet performed by Jasmine and Aladdin, fully shot and edited, with an introduction by Alan Menken.
Guy Ritchie: Cinematic Genie – Discover why director Guy Ritchie was the perfect filmmaker to tackle this exhilarating reimagining of a beloved classic.
A Friend Like Genie – Discover how Will Smith brings talent, experience and his own personal magic to the iconic role of Genie.
Falling Petals Into OJ
Jafar’s Magic Orrery
Silly Old Fool
Post Yam Jam Debrief
Laugh along with the cast and crew in this lighthearted collection of outtakes from the set.
“Speechless” – Music video performed by Naomi Scott
“A Whole New World” – Music video performed by ZAYN and Zhavia Ward
“A Whole New World” (“Un Mundo Ideal”) – Music video performed by ZAYN and Becky G.
Aladdin hits DVD and Blu-ray on September 10th, and it’s a magical viewing experience!