"Sleeping Beauty" now has a Diamond edition release Blu-ray, Digital HD, and DVD combo pack out for the 2014 holiday season. We mentioned this back in May, and here it is.
It is never certain how long these packages will remain on the shelves after the initial period when they are released. Disney has a tendency to pull releases until they decide to re-release them in another package. Thus, waiting to purchase a particular package can mean a much longer wait than you planned if you wait too long.
The diamond edition is a terrific addition to your Disney princess movie collection, especially if you don't already have a copy of this classic film. Sure, "Maleficent" from earlier this year starring Angelina Jolie was a fine film, but nothing compares to the original classic.
|The princess at rest|
|Aurora, Maleficent... and the spindle|
|The prince must battle a fearsome dragon to save his princess and find true love|
This is the classic "happily ever after" plot of Disney films, the one people think about when that phrase is mentioned. The film is actually only 75 minutes long and even then, many of the scenes feel like "filler," but that is not a bad length for a younger viewer who might not have the longest attention span anyway. It was the last classic fairy adaptations until "The Little Mermaid" kick-started the Disney Renaissance and resurrected the genre of princess movies.
|Maleficent, a classic villainess|
|Love's true kiss.|
The new features include, along with the usual features you would expect on a major Disney release:
- another segment called "Disney Animation: Artists in Motion" which showcases the artistry of Brittney Lee (Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen,), as she intricately creates a paper model of Maleficent; and
|Maleficent is not pleased.|
Cast: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Barbara Luddy
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi
Running Time: 75 minutes
Distributed by: Walt Disney Pictures