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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'The Lion King'

The Lion King Diamond Edition 2-disc Blu-ray (G)

Movie: 4 stars out of 4

Disc: 4 stars out of 4

Hitting the shelves just after a two week 3-D theatrical rerelease, this exquisite Blu-ray package is just the latest incarnation of Disney's highest-yielding cash cow and one of its finest productions. Pinching more than a bit from Shakespeare's "Richard III" and featuring one of Disney's most ominous villains (Jeremy Irons as Scar), "The Lion King" is about as intense as a "G" rated film can get yet while still maintaining a pure family-friendly experience.

Technical specs: aspect ratio: Widescreen (1080p/1.78:1), audio: English (DTS-HD MA 7.1), French and Spanish (DEHT 5.1), subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish.

Special Features:

* Never-before-seen deleted scenes and bloopers

* Deleted song

* Extended scene

* Two featurettes

* Disney Sing-a-long mode

* Interactive Blu-ray gallery

* BD Live

* DVD version of the film

Disney, $39.99