Disney’s blockbuster “Maleficent” will be released in a Blu-ray combo pack November 4. The hugely successful live-action re-imagining of Disney’s animated classic “Sleeping Beauty” has grossed $700 million worldwide, and has become an instant classic. Many fans have returned to theaters to watch this stunning fairy story over and over again. The Blu-ray release will allow them to re-watch “Maleficent” any time.
“Maleficent” tells the story of the wicked fairy who curses the infant princess Aurora after not being invited to her christening. It turns out that the old adage that there are two sides to every story is true, and the villainous fairy has good reason for her rage.
“Maleficent” was directed by Robert Stromberg in a tour de force directorial debut, and stars Angelina Jolie in the title role, with Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora, and Sharlto Copley as King Stefan. Aurora’s fairy godmothers are played by: Imelda Staunton as Knotgrass, Lesley Manville as Flittle, and Juno Temple at Thistletwit. “Maleficent” was written by Linda Woolverton and produced by Joe Roth.
According to Disney, “Maleficent” “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.”
Bonus features include: “From Fairy Tale to Feature Film,” “Building and Epic Battle,” “Aurora: Becoming a Beauty,” “Classic Couture,” and “Maleficent Revealed.” Deleted scenes include: “Stefan in King’s Chamber,” “Pixie Idiots,” “Diaval Asks about the Curse,” “Pixies Seeks Asylum,” and “Suitor.” The bonus material will add so much more to enchant fans.
In addition to the Blu-ray combo pack, “Maleficent” will also be available on DVD, HD, On-Demand, and Disney Movies Anywhere.