On November 4th my favorite villain “Maleficent” debuts on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack! Insert spooky laugh here! This wicked tale stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent in all her frightfulness in the twisted depiction of “Sleeping Beauty”. I must warn you if you think it’s going to be exactly the story of the animated feature it’s not. It’s told from Maleficent’s point of view. I really enjoyed where they took the story of her life as a child and how she grew up. It then leads into how a neighboring kingdom threatens her land in the forest, which causes her to put a curse on Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning).
It all comes to the tale of the spinning wheel, well you know. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this movie because of other live action remakes that I was just meh about. This movie is spellbinding, full of awesome special effects and a different view of the classic “Sleeping Beauty”.
This Blu-ray Combo Pack has all-new bonus features that include behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted scenes, and special viewings on filmmaking magic.
- From Fairy Tale to Feature Film– Reimagining Maleficent for a new generation as viewed from the cast and crew.
- Building An Epic Battle– How they created the special effects for the fight scene between Maleficent and King Henry’s Forces
- Classic Couture– A look at all the details that went into making Maleficent’s captivating head wraps and jewelry.
- Maleficent Revealed– Discover the levels of how they make the extraordinary special effects. You can view the concept art, visual effects and behind the scene shots.
- Aurora: Becoming A Beauty– Elle Fanning talks about her love of Disney’s original animated classic and how this was a dream come true experience for her to play Aurora.
o “Stefan In King’s Chamber”
o “Pixie Idiots”
o “Diaval asks about the Curse”
o “Pixies Seek Asylum”
I really enjoyed this movie and all of the great special effects. It keeps you on the edge of your seat with what will happen next. Will Maleficent turn out to be a better person? GASP! You may never know. Even if you are not a fan of Disney movies, you will like “Maleficent”.