Must See-Movies Home Entertainment Releases of the Month of October

October is coming to a close and this month delivered some great options for your home viewing pleasures. This month’s releases included a Disney classic to a horror Netflix hit show. Check out must-see October home entertainment releases on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.

THE LION KING:

The highly anticipated live-action version of one of the most successful Disney movies ever, The Lion King, has arrived for your home viewing pleasure. Relive all the memories from the original and sing along with the new songs. The Lion King has an incredible voice cast that’s lead by Beyonce, Donald Glover, Seth Rogen and the legendary James Earl Jones.

This version is almost identical to the animated one, scene-by-scene, but it does feature new added songs, one of which is Beyonce’s “Spirit”. Sing along to your favorites and some of the new additions. The visuals are as lifelike as possible. It feels as if you’re watching a National Geographic documentary with the all of The Lion King elements.

Fans of the original this is a must see. New fans, who might not have been around for the animated one when it released will experience the best of both worlds, a new version that feels like the original. The Blu-ray features are loaded. Here is what you can expect:

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE:

  • Pride Lands Pedia —Dung beetle shares the importance of his “roll” in the African Savanna in a fun, bug’s eye view of the land and its inhabitants.

BLU-RAY & DIGITAL BONUS:

  • The Journey to “The Lion King” 
    • The Music – Go inside the studio with the cast and crew as they work to honor and elevate The Lion King’s beloved music.
    • The Magic – Discover how the filmmakers blended the traditional filmmaking techniques with virtual reality technology to create amazing movie magic.
    • The Timeless Tale – Filmmakers and cast reflect on the story that has moved generations and share how this Lion King carries a proud legacy forward.
  • More to Be Scene – Recording studio and layer-by-layer progressions of some of most iconic moments in “The Lion King.”
    • “Circle of Life” – Peel back the layers of effects and go behind the scenes of this iconic musical moment from the film
    • “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” – See all the effects, talent and fun that went into creating this vibrant version of “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” for the movie
    • “Hakuna Matata” – Join Donald Glover (Simba), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa) and Billy Eichner (Timon) in the studio for the making of this memorable scene.
  • Music Videos
    • “Never Too Late” (lyric video) by Elton John
    • “Spirit” performed by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
  • Filmmaker Introduction
  • Audio Commentary – By Director Jon Favreau.
  • Song Selection
    • “Circle of Life”
    • “I Just Can’t Wait to be King”
    • “Be Prepared”
    • “Hakuna Matata”
    • “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”
    • “Spirit”
    • “Never Too Late”
  • Protect the Pride –Director Jon Favreau, the Lion Recovery Fund and conservationists highlight efforts to protect the majestic lions and their home.

THE LION KINGis available now on Digital in 4K Ultra HD, HD, and Movies Anywhere and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD

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Written by Jim Alexander

Jim Alexander hails from Chicago where he started his journalism career as a film critic and founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). He's a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic. Jim founded Reel Talker as a platform to share his love of movies and entertainment. Jim's favorite part of being a journalist is getting to meet and interview actors, filmmakers and entertainers. Jim is a host and on-camera personality for AfterBuzz TV. Aside from his work with Reel Talker, he's the site owner of the Bachelor Universe website, where he recaps and talks about all this ABC's 'The Bachelor'. He also runs the Reel Talker Podcast that can be found on iTunes. In his free time he enjoys attending sports events and playing in recreational leagues. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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