Sleeping Beauty (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) - Preview
Preview by Jack Foley
SLEEPING Beauty, Walt Disney’s iconic tale of love triumphing over evil, has been released from the Disney vault for a limited time only to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its original release.
In celebration of this landmark event, the two-disc Disney Platinum Edition will be the first ever to be released on the high definition format, Blu-ray.
The timeless tale begins with the birth of Princess Aurora. As the kingdom rejoices, her three fairy god mothers Flora, Fauna and Merryweather bestow magical gifts upon the child.
Everything is perfect until the evil sorceress Maleficent places a curse upon Aurora to prick her finger on a poisoned spinning wheel and die on her 16th birthday. Merryweather tries to undo the curse by casting a spell causing Aurora to fall into a deep and ageless sleep – a sleep that can only be broken by a true love’s kiss…
The Sleeping Beauty DVD comes with a large selection of bonus features, including Princess Fun Facts and the Once upon a Dream music video, Picture Perfect: The Making of Sleeping Beauty, a selection of deleted songs, a look through the Sleeping Beauty art galleries and the original trailer for the theatrical release of the film.
The Blu-ray disc also comes with a host of exclusive extras to really bring the magic to life. The new technology allows the viewer to interact with the film like never before with customisable menus and games such as Cine-explore, Maleficent’s Challenge and Dungeon Escape.
Sleeping Beauty is released onto Disney DVD and Blu-ray disc on October 27, 2008. View photos from this masterpiece
- Buy the 1-disc DVD (Amazon)
- Buy the 2-disc DVD & book set (Amazon)
- Buy it on Blu-ray (Amazon)
- Sleeping Beauty photo gallery