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No worries! 'Lion King' roars on Blu-ray

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  • Disney's beloved "The Lion King" is out on Blu-ray for the first time.

      Disney's beloved "The Lion King" is out on Blu-ray for the first time.

 
 

"The Lion King"

Audiences all over America have fallen in love with this animated film. It was originally released in 1994, returned to IMAX theaters in 2002 and, more recently, released in 3-D.

Disney's well-written film tells the story of the lion cub Simba, forced to flee his family after his father is killed. Now out on Blu-ray, the film is visually stunning, and the audio outstanding. The soundtrack features music by Elton John and Tim Rice.

It is available in Blu-ray, Blu-ray/DVD combo and in 3-D. Bonus features include deleted scenes, bloopers, a singalong, an interactive gallery, audio commentary and more. Add this one in any form to your collection, and enjoy it for many years to come.

"Buck"

One of the best documentaries of the year and the audience award winner at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, this terrific film tells the story of Buck Brannaman, a real-life "horse whisperer" and an inspiration for Robert Redford's film. We learn about Buck's abusive childhood, and how he overcame his difficulties with the love of a wonderful foster family. Buck is an inspiration. You don't have to love horses to love this movie, but after viewing it, you will have a new perspective on life.

"Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On"

Bette Midler has been a star for a long time, but you haven't seen anything until you see her perform live. This show was filmed live in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace. Midler puts on a great show with lots of dancers, wonderful staging and a 13-piece band. Some of the songs featured are "From A Distance," "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "The Rose" and "Wind Beneath My Wings."

"The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway"

Pee-wee Herman's TV show was a hit and a Broadway show based on the series scored with audiences as well. Audiences really loved the show, laughing along to the antics of Pee-wee, Cowboy Curtis and other pals.

If you were not a fan of Pee-wee before the show, you will be after seeing it.

Available next week

"Alfred Hitchcock: The Essentials Collection"

"Charles Kuralt: Americana Collection"

"Girl From U.N.C.L. E.: Part 1 & 2"

"Green Lantern"

"Horrible Bosses"

"Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops"

"Taylor Swift: Journey to Fearless"

"The Trip"

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