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MALEFICENT Blu-ray Review

Is Maleficent on Blu-ray worth it? That’s what were here to find out!

Synopsis:

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom – and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.

Maleficent is Disney’s retelling of the classic, Sleeping Beauty,… but with a slight twist. We’re told the story from Maleficent’s point of view instead of the traditional telling from Aurora’s perspective. We get to see more of Maleficent and how she became who she is today. I think that’s what makes Maleficent stick out more. It doesn’t feel like a reboot or remake, but a reimagining of the classic tale. I think in today’s standards, those 3 words get mistaken for the same thing, but Disney knows how to make movies and how to make them good. Also, featuring Angelina Jolie as Maleficent? Could the casting be more perfect?

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We’ve actually done a whole review of the movie Maleficent in which we go into detail a lot more. Make sure to check it out here.

The Blu-ray copy of Maleficent is packed to the brim with special features (listed below), but my favorite would have to be “From Fairy Tale To Feature Film”. We get a look at how the film came to be and the inspiration that they took and left from the original classic. Maleficent on Blu-ray looks fantastic! Usually with Blu-rays, or even 3D films, the special effects tend to look, well, less special. Not with Maleficent. Everything seems on point and swell. Any fan of this movie should definitely witness it on Blu-ray. Great looking film plus bonus features galore? A treat any Disney fan can appreciate.

Blu-ray info:

  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NT
  • Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: November 4, 2014
  • Run Time: 97 minutes

Special features:

  • • Deleted scenes
    • Aurora: Becoming a beauty
    • Elle Fanning reveals her lifelong love of Disney’s original animated classic
    • 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

61ZamaWQnLLMaleficent is now on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download.

The Author

Travis Grimm

Travis Grimm

Travis has been a self-proclaimed geek ever since being introduced to Star Wars before he could speak. He spends most of his free time reading comics, watching TV, collecting toys, blogging, and traveling the US to attend all sorts of conventions. He also likes coffee quite a bit.

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