Lady and the Tramp: Diamond Edition (BLU-RAY)

Lady and the Tramp

On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Running Time: 
76 minutes

Lady and the Tramp may not be the most acclaimed Disney classic, but it's a classic nonetheless. Whether you’ve seen the film or not, its iconic romantic dinner scene is recognizable worldwide. The film itself tells the romance between a female cocker spaniel who has lived a rich and lavish lifestyle and a down to earth mutt who spends his days doing whatever he wishes. Originally released in 1955, Disney has finally taken the opportunity to bring the classic to the Blu-ray format.

Watching the Blu-ray, you wouldn’t know Lady and the Tramp came out more than 50 years ago. The animations look absolutely fantastic, and the colors are sharp as ever. Disney has done an excellent job at re-releasing their entire collection on Blu-ray over the years and Lady and the Tramp is no exception. Even most of the bonus features look great in high definition. There’s an intimate look at Walt Disney himself and his apartment above the firehouse at Disneyland that looks amazing. Clearly the animators at Disney know what they’re doing because every frame and every audio track is near perfect.

- Never Before Seen Deleted Scenes
- Never Before Heard Deleted Song
- Inside Walt’s Story Meetings
- Diane Disney Miller: Remembering Dad
- Lady’s Pedigree: The Making of Lady and the Tramp
- The Siamese Cat Song: Finding a Voice for the Cats
- Puppypedia: Going to the Dogs
- Disney Second Screen

There are a ton of bonus features included with the Lady and the Tramp: Diamond Edition. The Blu-ray has its own set of features that includes deleted scenes, songs, introductions, and behind-the-scenes looks that are different from what the included DVD version of the film has. Essentially you’re getting double the amount of content, which is awesome.

It’s a bit disappointing to see that even on the Blu-ray, the DVD features are in standard definition with no upscaling whatsoever. The Blu-ray also includes what they call Disney Second Screen; a separate experience that you play in conjunction with the feature film on an Apple device or computer. It gives even more access to features on Lady and the Tramp and Walt Disney.

Lady and the Tramp brings together the best of Disney. With hours upon hours of bonus content, there’s no reason you shouldn’t pick up the Diamond Edition.

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Matt Rodriguez
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