Thanks for the helpful list, emotionboy. Can you do one for Bedknobs & Broomsticks?
I'd love to know as well as the Golden Collection/30th Anniversary Edition
has a running time of 139 mins. and the Enchanted Musical Edition
has a running time of 140 mins. I'd like to know why the Enchanted is one minute longer than the 30th Anniversary?
...I've tracked down each version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks and where to get them in the US and UK if possible. Note that Bedknobs and Broomsticks has been re-released several times on VHS without alternative version or alternative packaging, and so below you will simply find the first release of each edition. I've also highlighted the best quality edition of each version. If I'm missing any or you have feedback, please feel free to share: Bedknobs and Broomsticks - Each Version + Where to Get them:
The full negative aspect ratio is 1.37:1. Movie theaters would have received the 1.37:1 version and then been asked to project it at the intended theatrical ratio of 1.66:1 as seen on DVD. The VHS and Laserdisc aspect ratios are pan and scan 1.33:1. It seems that Disney choose to go with the original theatrical ratio on some films and then the negative ratio with the others, even cropping slightly on some releases just to match a 1.78:1 HD 1080p TV screen. It would be nice if they were a bit more consistent (like putting both the full negative or animation ratio, along with the original theatrical ratio on Blu-ray). Anyway, here goes... 139 minutes (NTSC) / 133 minutes (PAL)April 2, 1997 25th Anniversary Special Edition US NTSC Laserdischttp://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0&_nkw=bedknobs+and+broomsticks+25th+anniversary&_sacat=0&_from=R40
1997 25th Anniversary Special Edition UK PAL VHShttp://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004CI7Z/ultimatedisne-21
March 20, 2001 30th Anniversary Edition US NTSC VHShttp://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004R9A3/thehomeimprovemz March 20, 2001 30th Anniversary Edition US Region 1 NTSC DVDhttp://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASINdp/B00004R9A4/thehomeimprovemz
July 22, 2002 Walt Disney Classics UK Region 2 PAL DVDhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005U1Y3/ultimatedisne-21September 8, 2009 Enchanted Musical Edition US Region 1 NTSC DVDhttp://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B002CLBJPK/thehomeimprovemz137 minutes
UK World Premiere (October 7, 1971)
Not available on Home Media117 minutes / 112 minutes (PAL)
New York US Premiere (November 11, 1971)
US Release (December 13, 1971)
March 4, 1980 Walt Disney Home Video Fotomat US NTSC VHShttp://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001ZTS7Y6/thehomeimprovemz
October 28, 1994 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection US NTSC VHShttp://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/6301390725/thehomeimprovemzOctober 5, 2009 Special Edition UK Region 2 PAL DVDhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B002LL16I6/ultimatedisne-2199 minutes (NTSC) / 96 minutes (PAL)
Re-release (April 13, 1979)
There is an old UK PAL VHS with the running time of 97 minutes, and I'm guessing this is rounded uphttp://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00AOOE08A/ultimatedisne-21
* Note that the 25th Anniversary Special Edition was only released on US NTSC Laserdisc and UK PAL VHS- this same extended version was later released on DVD under the 30th Anniversary Edition banner- though the content is the same, I've arbitrarily highlighted both the original 25th Anniversary Special Edition and the 30th Anniversary Edition. Note too that I've highlighted both the Musical Masterpiece Edition Region 1 NTSC DVD and the 30th Anniversary Edition Region 1 NTSC DVD as the Musical Masterpiece Edition DVD does cut some of the special features that were on the 30th Anniversary Edition DVD. In addition, though the Musical Masterpiece Edition US Region 1 NTSC DVD and the Special Edition UK Region 2 PAL DVD have similar packaging design, the US one contains the extended cut and the UK one contains the theatrical cut and is the only place to find that version on DVD.