I’m thrilled to announce that Disney’s Maleficent will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digitial HD, DVD, Disney Movies Anywhere and On Demand on November 4, 2014.
I didn’t see the film in theaters but I wanted to. I bet it was amazing on the big screen, especially the action sequences.
The film stars Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning.
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.”
There are plenty of bonus features available on the Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere (less features on the DVD version).
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”
- And More!
*Digital bonus offerings will vary per retailer
Aurora: Becoming A Beauty
I think they did a great job making Angelina Jolie look creepy.
Did you know her daughter Vivienne plays young Aurora in the film? From what I read other young child actresses were afraid of Angelia in her full costume (especially the horns) except for her daughter Vivienne, so they cast her in the role.
Here is a brief clip of young Elle Fanning talking about “Being Aurora”.
I also have a FREE download you can enjoy to help you recreate your own Aurora costume as well as other fun activities. Simply click on the image to save/download the activities so you can print them out and enjoy at you leisure.