- Format: Multiple Formats, Full Screen, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC
- Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish
(Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
- Dubbed: French, Spanish
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated:Parental Guidance Suggested
- Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
- DVD Release Date: November 4, 2014
- Run Time: 97 minutes
1.)I have enjoyed the live-action renditions of the Disney
classics, and this one takes a twist on the story and puts it in
the perspective of the villain herself. Although if it's not the
story you recall seeing, it definitely holds its own with
storytelling. Maleficent is the "Wicked" of Disney movies, where we
see the actions and reasons for why she became evil, and also the
redemption arc that is not present in the original film "Sleeping
Beauty." I truly enjoy this change, but for fans of the longtime
film it may come as a shock to see the changes made to the tale.
I highly recommend this to any Disney fan, however I also advise
that they brace for the changes in the story.
2.)Excellent re-telling of the Sleeping Beauty classic. Jolie
shines as a good fairy gone bad.
I happened to see this movie twice in theatrical release. There was
a slight difference in the edits (still don't understand how it
happened): In the castle of a sinister king, 1st viewing I clearly
remember a clear glass window with an abstract design of 3 crosses.
The king & Maleficent crash through this window doing battle.
In the 2nd viewing, the window was visible but mostly shuttered.
Some of that weird Disney dark "magic." Nevertheless a compelling
fairy tale (which traditionally deal with magic) well told.
3.)Aurora is now in the film for much longer, Stefan is an evil
king, and the three good fairies are very different than the
previous in terms of their actions. Some of the moments from the
original are in there, but rushed and short. The main focus is on
Maleficent, and her story arc. However, for fans of the original,
this can also open up more to things we didn't know before about