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UPDATE: May not be real but it's hard to tell
Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2018
I took a good hard look at this DVD trying to figure out if it was real. The more I look at it, I am thinking it is probably a really good fake. So 2 big things: 1) no Disney magic points where given which is advertised on the back sleeve, 2) the DVD region encoding was not limited to one region when I looked at it on a computer which is a tell tale sign. Also, maybe this is just me being paranoid but the plastic case it comes in appears to be on the cheap side. Don't get me wrong the thing plays just like the original, the movie quality is the same. The print quality of the of the sleeve and case cover seems to be very good. The sleeve even has raised lettering and reflective surfaces.
These movies had a limited release in 2008 so chances are you are being shipped NOS (New Old Stock) that has been lying around a warehouse especially at a price of $13 is not likely. Now that I read up on these Disney movies being sold way after the release date the more certain that they are fakes just based on circumstances. That being said, the one I got was very like the original, obviously collectors will spot these problems, your kid will probably not. There are many variants of fakes as well floating around some worse then others. I think I paid a $2 premium for a better fake and there was a good chance the seller did not know they where selling fakes especially since the issues I had you would have had to pull the shrink warp off to tell.
Of course there are legal, ethical and possibly play back device security issues involved here as well with this type of purchase, buyer beware.
Old Review (5 Stars):
Arrived as advertised. I was a little concerned after one reviewer mentioned their copy was not legitimate. Mine appears to be legitimate: Shrink warped in a DVD case you would expect, disks do not appear to be made on a home computer, plays in DVD player, new condition. If it helps I bought mine from "Prm Trade" I checked the sellers rating before I bought and they have never had a complaint at the time I purchased this. I will say It did cost me an extra $2 over the cheapest seller which did have pretty bad reviews. It's generally a good idea to do that for anything you buy on Amazon as some sellers are scammers and Amazon tends to default to the cheapest option.