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Maleficent Blu-ray Review

Reviewed by on Nov 03, 2014
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Disney’s most iconic villain MALEFICENT comes to life for all to own, November 4, 2014. Read Kidzworlds Blu-ray review!

Explore the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain in this wickedly fun twist on the classic “Sleeping Beauty.” In an unforgiving mood after a neighboring kingdom threatens her forest, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) places an irrevocable curse on the king’s newborn daughter, the Princess Aurora. But as the child grows, Maleficent finds herself becoming fond of the girl. And as the conflict between the two realms intensifies, Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land.

Maleficent meets the young AuroraMaleficent meets the young AuroraCourtesy of Disney

The Bottom Line

Disney truly had a stroke of luck, or genius, turning the life story of the fairytale villainess Maleficent into a live-action film - in fact, not only was Angelina Jolie praised for the film, but it's her highest grossing film to date. It's a well-crafted take on the fairytale, giving us some back story as to why Maleficent would put a curse on a newborn child, and managaes to make us feel empathy for her. Her childhood friendship with the future King is torn apart by politics, and the savage destruction of her fairy wings might even bring a tear to your eye!

Aurora on her 16th birthdayAurora on her 16th birthdayCourtesy of Disney

Maleficent is a great family film, the fairytale itself is timeless, as is the Disney animated classic - so releasing it just before the biggest family holidays hit is a great idea. The beautiful scenery and bright colors in the fairytale film look better than ever in Blu-ray, and even the sound quality will put you right in the film - for example in the scene where Maleficent is surrounded by the King's men with iron, the sound of them pounding on their shields will make you feel as if you're on the field with them! It comes with standard bonus material if you want to get behind-the-scenes, but overall the film speaks for itself. 

Maleficent is a great addition to your collection for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas season, when you're all huddled inside this winter, you won't regret putting it on for the whole family.

Pixies assigned to protect AuroraPixies assigned to protect AuroraCourtesy of Disney

Bonus Features:

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”
    • “Suitor”
  • And More!

Aurora and her princeAurora and her princeCourtesy of Disney

Maleficent Blu-ray Rating: 4

Maleficent Blu-rayMaleficent Blu-rayCourtesy of Disney

Maleficent is available on Blu-ray + DVD November 4th!