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Awaken your senses to the majesty of SLEEPING BEAUTY Walt Disney's ultimate fairy tale. See more than you've ever seen before through the magic of state of the art technology and experience this groundbreaking film restored beyond its original brilliance in the way Walt envisioned it pristine beautiful utterly breathtaking. From the grand celebration of Princess Aurora's birth to the fateful day when she pricks her finger on a spinning wheel and falls under Malificent's evil curse to Prince Philip's courageous battle against a fire-breathing dragon the stunning artistry and spine-tingling sounds will transform your home into a fantastic world. The adventures continue as you are immersed into a wonderful world of bonus features.
In the original story, Princess Aurora sleeps for 100 years before being awakened by a prince's kiss. In the Disney version, Prince Philip comes to her rescue much sooner.
George Brun's orchestral score, which was nominated for an Academy Award, expertly blended famous themes from Tchaikovsky's ballet.
With a budget that exceeded $6 million in 1959, this was Walt Disney's most lavish and expensive animated feature to date.
Determined to make the characters as realistic as possible, Disney had a live action film shot with actors posing as Sleeping Beauty, the Prince, and Maleficent, for the animators to use.
New York Times critic Bosley Crowther called the fight between Prince Philip and Maleficent the noisiest and scariest go-round he (Disney) has ever put into one of his films.
Live Menus Featuring A Real Time Castle Environment
All-New Making Of SLEEPING BEAUTY Featurette
DISNEY BD LIVE innovative features premiering on Sleeping Beauty include Chat and Create Custom Video Messages With yoru Friends As You Watch The Film, Shop For Add-Ons and Downloads, Maleficent's Challenge Game, Living Menus Real Time Castle Environment Changes Based on Your Location System Requirements:Running Time: 75 minutes Format: BLU-RAY DISC Genre: CHILDREN/FAMILY Rating: G UPC: 786936746228 Manufacturer No: 05560800
Disney's 1959 animated effort was the studio's most ambitious to date, a widescreen spectacle boasting a gorgeous waltz-filled score adapting Tchaikovsky. In the 14th century, the malevolent Maleficent (not dissimilar to the wicked Queen in Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs taunts a king that his infant Aurora will fatally prick her finger on a spinning wheel before sundown on her 16th birthday. This, of course, would deny her a happily-ever-after with her true love. Things almost but not quite turn out that way, thanks to the assistance of some bubbly, bumbling fairies named Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather. It's not really all that much about the title character--how interesting can someone in the middle of a long nap be, anyway? Instead, those fairies carry the day, as well as, of course, good Prince Phillip, whose battle with the malevolent Maleficent in the guise of a dragon has been co-opted by any number of animated films since. See it in its original glory here. And Malificent's castle, filled with warthogs and demonic imps in a macabre dance celebrating their evil ways, manages a certain creepy grandeur. --David Kronke
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Sleeping Beauty was the last and most lavish of Walt Disney's animated fairy tales. He told the artists not to hurry and to give him "a moving illustration": The film required almost four and one-half years and one million finished drawings. Instead of the 19th century storybook illustrations that had influenced the look of Snow White and Pinocchio, the artists adapted the flattened perspective and jewel-like colors of 15th century French illuminated manuscripts. The results remain unmatched for sheer visual opulence. However, Sleeping Beauty suffers from a weak story: the vision of an ageless princess slumbering in a vine-shrouded tower was replaced with elements of Snow White and a boy-meets-girl musical. The evil Maleficent and the three Good Fairies (Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather) dominate the film, rather than Princess Aurora and Prince Philip. Sleeping Beauty was originally released in 70mm, and the Blu-ray edition restores the film to its original splendor. (Many earlier releases trimmed the wide-screen images and/or muted the glowing palatte.) The Bonus DVD looks good on a flat screen monitor, but it pales in comparison to the richness of the Blu-ray. In addition to the commentaries and a making-of documentary, the set includes myriad extras that vary widely in quality. Nostalgia buffs will enjoy the recreation of the old Sleeping Beauty's Castle attraction in Disneyland, and the TV program "Four Artists Paint One Tree" provides a welcome showcase for key talents from the film. But the CG animation of the dragon and the voice imitations of the Good Fairies fail to capture the magic of the originals in the "Dragon Encounter"; the "Maleficent's Challenge Game"--a hi-tech Twenty Questions--sounds only vaguely like the redoubtable sorceress. The BD-Live features require an awful lot of bother: after wading through (or ignoring) 130 screens of legalese, participants must enter their Social Security number or other personal information in the drawn-out sign-on process. Once that's finally done, viewers can send special messages to pop up during the film, chat online with others who are watching, and view it in synch with others. The question is whether or not you want to. (Rated G: violence) --Charles Solomon
Stills from Sleeping Beauty (Click for larger image)
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I took a good hard look at this DVD trying to figure out if it was real. The more I look at it, I am thinking it is probably a really good fake. So 2 big things: 1) no Disney magic points where given which is advertised on the back sleeve, 2) the DVD region encoding was not limited to one region when I looked at it on a computer which is a tell tale sign. Also, maybe this is just me being paranoid but the plastic case it comes in appears to be on the cheap side. Don't get me wrong the thing plays just like the original, the movie quality is the same. The print quality of the of the sleeve and case cover seems to be very good. The sleeve even has raised lettering and reflective surfaces.
These movies had a limited release in 2008 so chances are you are being shipped NOS (New Old Stock) that has been lying around a warehouse especially at a price of $13 is not likely. Now that I read up on these Disney movies being sold way after the release date the more certain that they are fakes just based on circumstances. That being said, the one I got was very like the original, obviously collectors will spot these problems, your kid will probably not. There are many variants of fakes as well floating around some worse then others. I think I paid a $2 premium for a better fake and there was a good chance the seller did not know they where selling fakes especially since the issues I had you would have had to pull the shrink warp off to tell.
Of course there are legal, ethical and possibly play back device security issues involved here as well with this type of purchase, buyer beware.
Old Review (5 Stars):
Arrived as advertised. I was a little concerned after one reviewer mentioned their copy was not legitimate. Mine appears to be legitimate: Shrink warped in a DVD case you would expect, disks do not appear to be made on a home computer, plays in DVD player, new condition. If it helps I bought mine from "Prm Trade" I checked the sellers rating before I bought and they have never had a complaint at the time I purchased this. I will say It did cost me an extra $2 over the cheapest seller which did have pretty bad reviews. It's generally a good idea to do that for anything you buy on Amazon as some sellers are scammers and Amazon tends to default to the cheapest option.
Lastly, the restoration is great for the most part but there are some weird changes made from the 2003 restoration. One change is very obvious; it's the scene where Maleficent crashes the christening. There is a close up of her laughing, but oddly, she has white eyes instead of the deep yellow eyes she always has in every other scene. In the 2003 restoration, her eyes are yellow, just like you would expect. Another example is the scene King Stefan and King Hubert celebrating the Aurora's return. The page that enters to show the future castle plans has always worn light green clothes. This new restoration changed his clothes to a yellow, which is fine, but before the page is put to sleep by the fairies' spell, his clothes are back to light green (then put to a dark green along with everything else). A third example is when Aurora becomes hypnotized by Maleficent's spell. The light shines on her and the background is green, but her lighting has a different color or shade, making it look odd compared to the background's lighting. This isn't present in the 2003 release. Lastly, the brightness of the characters' colors are too bright to the point that you can't see a difference in hue, especially for their clothes. This appears to of happened due to the increased brightness they put when restoring every scene. I've only found one audio hiccup, it's the scene where the fairies are secretly planning on how to protect the princess from the curse. When Flora finally comes up with her plan, she waves her wand, tapping a ruby below. In the 2003 release, there is a distinct tapping sound done, but in this new release, the tapping sound is gone! What happened to it? Very weird, but hopefully the next release will correct all these mess-ups so that we can see the film as originally intended.