DISNEY’S GREATEST VILLAIN COMES TO LIFE IN THE WICKEDLY FUN, FANTASY ADVENTURE STARRING ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNER ANGELINA JOLIE
Maleficent Arrives On Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, and On-Demand Nov. 4, 2014!
BURBANK, Calif. August 1, 2014— 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 creating Maleficent’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.”
I was fortunate enough to see the theatrical release in LA back in May before it was in theaters. You can read my review here. I was excited to get the blu-ray copy since there are many Bonus features and behind the scenes goodies, which I love learning about:
- From Fairy Tale to Feature Film – This 8 minute features the cast and creative team talk about how much the original fairy-tale played a huge a part in the making of this film. Granted, in the original, we barely knew anything about Maleficent, so her childhood and the reasons she became so evil all had to be created from scratch for the most part.
- Building An Epic Battle –This 6 minute clip features the battle between Maleficent and King Henry’s Forces and how it was filmed. This was probably one of the best scenes in the movie for me, I loved everything about it. It left my heart racing!
- Classic Couture – A quick 1 minute look into Maleficent’s costume. I would have loved for this to have been longer since I am oobsessed with her costume, especially those horns and that red lipstick!
- Maleficent Revealed – This is a 5 minute piece that is supposed to explore the special effects, a very cool little peak inside.
- Aurora: Becoming A Beauty – Elle Fanning reveals her lifelong love of Disney’s original animated classic. – I really loved this feature on how Elle feels about the character of Aurora. It is very cool to see how the actor views the film and to hear how much the original story really means to them. When I interviewed her, you could tell that she was super excited to play Aurora, even honored. and that really comes through in this 4 minute bonus feature.
- Deleted Scenes: “Stefan In King’s Chamber”, “Pixie Idiots”, “Diaval asks about the Curse”, “Pixies Seek Asylum”, “Suitor” – all quick scenes that didn’t make in into the film.
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