A copy of Disney’s “Maleficent (2-Disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) was provided to facilitate this review; all opinions are my own.
If you’re a fan of Disney’s iconic classic film, “Sleeping Beauty,” you’ll be excited to know that the live-action film, “MALEFICIENT” will be released on November 4, 2014, on Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand platforms.
Explore the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain in this wickedly fun twist on the classic “Sleeping Beauty.” In an unforgiving mood after a neighboring kingdom threatens her forest, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) places an irrevocable curse on the king’s newborn daughter, the Princess Aurora. But as the child grows, Maleficent finds herself becoming fond of the girl. And as the conflict between the two realms intensifies, Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land. Journey beyond the fairy tale in this soaring adventure that is “visually arresting, brilliantly designed” (Andrew Barker, Variety).
“MALEFICENT” Extra Features
In addition to the movie, you’ll join the cast and crew as they share how they worked to re-imagine the animated “Sleeping Beauty” classic into an innovative, live-action adventure in “From Fairy Tale to Feature Film.” You’ll also find out the secret behind how the King Henry and Maleficent’s opening battle scene created. Spoiler, it was created using gigantic wire rigs and elaborate choreography. You’ll get the whole store in, “Building an Epic Battle.”
Viewers will also learn how Elle Fanning’s dream came true when she was asked to play the character Aurora in “Aurora: Becoming A Beauty.” Plus check out Maleficent’s elaborate head wraps, rings and other accessories and the meticulous detail that went into creating them in, “Classic Couture.” And to get an idea of what it takes to bring a story to the big screen from concept art, to layered visual effects as well as behind the scenes footage take a look at “Maleficent Revealed.”
Additional special features on the Blu-ray version include Deleted Scenes: “Stefan In King’s Chamber,” “Pixie Idiots,” “Diaval asks about the Curse,” “Pixies Seek Asylum,” and “Suitor”
Disney’s “MALEFICIENT” will be available on Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD & On-Demand Nov. 4, 2014!
MALEFICENT Activity Pages
“MALEFICENT” Cast & Crew
“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”).
Connect with Disney’s “MALEFICENT” Film
Stay connected with the latest news and information about Disney’s “Maleficent”:
- “Disney Maleficent Facebook Page
- Maleficent Twitter Page or DisneyPictures Twitter Page
- Disney Maleficent website
- Disney Movies Anywhere App (DMA App)