Dad of Divas' Reviews: Blu-ray Review - Maleficent

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Blu-ray Review - Maleficent


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About the Movie
Disney’s most iconic villain “MALEFICENT” comes to life for all to own, November 4, 2014. Starring Academy Award®-winning actress Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress, “Girl, Interrupted,” 2000) as Maleficent, this wickedly fun twist on the classic “Sleeping Beauty” will be made available on Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand platforms.

After enchanting audiences around the world and grossing more than $700 million in worldwide box office, this live-action, fantasy adventure casts a wondrous new spell on Blu-ray and Digital HD, featuring stunning high definition picture and sound, plus spellbinding, all-new bonus features, including several deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes featurettes that take viewers deeper behind the scenes of the filmmaking magic.

Join the cast and crew as they explore how Disney’s animated classic “Sleeping Beauty” was re-imagined as an innovative, live-action epic in “From Fairy Tale to Feature Film.” Discover how King Henry and Maleficent's opening battle scene was created using gigantic wire rigs and elaborate choreography in “Building an Epic Battle.” Learn how playing Aurora was a fairytale come true for actress Elle Fanning in “Aurora: Becoming A Beauty.” And find out more about the meticulous detail that went into creatingMaleficent's elaborate head wraps, rings and other accessories in “Classic Couture.” Viewers can also relive the film’s journey to the screen through concept art, layered visual effects and behind the scenes footage in “Maleficent Revealed.”

“Maleficent” stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning (“Super 8,” “We Bought a Zoo”), Sharlto Copley (“District 9,” “Elysium”), Sam Riley (“Control,” “On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Harry Potter” series), Lesley Manville (“Another Year,” “Secrets & Lies”), Juno Temple (“The Dark Knight Rises,” “Atonement”) and Brenton Thwaites (“Oculus”). It marks the directorial debut of two-time Academy Award® winner Robert Stromberg (Best Achievement in Art Direction, “Avatar,” 2010; Best Achievement in Art Direction, “Alice in Wonderland,” 2011). It was written by Linda Woolverton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “The Lion King”) and produced by Joe Roth (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Oz the Great and Powerful”).

Bonus Features:

Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD/SD & Disney Movies Anywhere

  • From Fairy Tale to Feature Film - Reimagining Maleficent for a new generation
  • Building An Epic Battle –Creating the clash between Maleficent and King Henry’s Forces
  • Classic Couture - Examine Maleficent’s spellbinding head wraps and jewelry.
  • Maleficent Revealed - Explore the layers of extraordinary special effects.
  • Aurora: Becoming A Beauty - Elle Fanning reveals her lifelong love of Disney’s original animated classic.
  • Deleted Scenes:
    • "Stefan In King's Chamber”
    • “Pixie Idiots”
    • “Diaval asks about the Curse”
    • “Pixies Seek Asylum”
    • “Suitor”
  • And More!

*Digital bonus offerings will vary per retailer

  • Aurora: Becoming A Beauty

My Take on the Movie
My eldest daughter has always loved Maleficent, ever since she was very young. While most girls would be drawn to the princesses, she was drawn to the villains. While this scared us a bit, we knew that it was just her being her. So you can bet that she was very excited to see this movie. The people at Disney hit a home run in this movie in my opinion. Stunning graphic effects combine to provide the viewer  glimpse into a world different that you would have expected. The movie is beautiful and the story contrasts so much from the original cartoon and what you knew of Maleficent. My daughter loved seeing Maleficent in a new way and again in my opinion Angelina Jolie was perfect for this role and captured both villain and hero as she portrayed the iconic character. If you have not seen this you must. It is a wonderfully done movie and one that will stand the test of time!

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