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Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition Releases on October 7th

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A couple weeks ago I was approached to review Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition, which is being released from the vault onto 2-Disc Blu-ray Superset with Digital Copy (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) on October 7.

It was then that I realized that we didn’t even have Sleeping Beauty on DVD at all, only a VHS copy. Yes, I said VHS. Well, that wouldn’t do!

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Since my girls watched Malificent earlier this year, it’s hugely restored their love for Sleeping Beauty and the tale. They were thrilled to get the Diamond Edition of Sleeping Beauty and it was the perfect watch for movie night last weekend.

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Bonus Features Galore! Here’s the special perks of owning this copy:

  • ‘Once Upon A Parade’ (Starring Sarah Hyland) – Behind every attraction, event and parade at the Magic Kingdom is a unique story. Join Sarah Hyland from ABC’s “Modern Family” as she tells us the tale of Walt Disney World’s new Festival Of Fantasy Parade. This magical “in world” short film goes behind the scenes of the new parade and shows how the residents and characters of Fantasyland created this parade to tell their stories.
  • Art of Evil: Generations Of Disney Villains – This legacy piece spotlights Disney’s favorite villain animator, Marc Davis and his infamous creations of characters such as Maleficent and Cruella. Throughout the piece, we will talk to modern day animators like Andreas Deja and also the new generation of Animators (Lino DiSalvo Animation Director of FROZEN) on how Marc’s designs and characters influenced what they do today.
  • @DisneyAnimation: ARTISTS IN MOTION (Extended Edition) – Join Walt Disney Animation Visual Development artist Brittney Lee as she goes through the process of creating a three dimensional sculpture of Maleficent, completely out of paper. In this extended edition, go deeper into Britney’s process

 
It also has never before seen deleted scenes:

  • The Fair (With Deleted Character – The Vulture) – In this version of the story, the fairies do not take the Princess to live with them in the forest. Convinced that King Stefan’s order to burn all the spinning wheels in the kingdom will not prevent Maleficent’s curse, the good fairies put a magic circle around the castle and cast a spell: “No evil thing that walks or flies or creeps or crawls can ever pass these castle walls.”
  • The Curse is Fulfilled – The three good fairies have just returned Aurora to the castle and give her a crown. They leave the room to give Aurora some time alone…but Maleficent pays her a visit.
  • Arrival Of Maleficent (Alternate Scene) – Maleficent arrives uninvited to the christening of the Princess Aurora.
  • BEAUTY-OKE “Once Upon A Dream” – Sing along to this kinetic text video of Aurora’s signature song.

Our VHS copy was on it’s last leg, since I’d been watching it as a child. Now, I get to watch the film {and more} with my own girls. Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition is a must-have in our Disney film collection!

 

Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.

 

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15 Comments

  1. I have not watched this movie in such a long time.. It is a great movie ,that I will have to watch with my kids.

  2. This has always been my fave Disney movie! Thrilled to see this released and I will definitely be buying one for myself and my nieces!

  3. A great Christmas gift for my niece. This version sounds amazing. A classic for sure.

  4. Malificent is the scariest Disney villian for sure! This would be a nice gift for my niece.

  5. This is one of my all time favourite Disney Movies, I will definitely be picking this one up to watch with my niece!

  6. I still have Sara’s VHS copy of Sleeping Beauty too! I have such wonderful memories watching this together. Sleeping Beauty is one of my very favourite Disney Movies. Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty are two VHS movies that I simply couldn’t part with. Thank you for the review and memories. I will need to buy this one right away!

  7. This is our favorite old Disney movie!! I use to sing Once Upon a Dream to my daughter when she was very little.

  8. I have it on VHS too!! I have several – and yeah, that IS telling my age isn’t it? Ah well. I love this movie even though it’s the kind of save me because I’m a girl movie which I usually hate – me? I love Tangled – did she sit still and wait to be saved? No. She grabbed a cast iron pan and taught the guys with it! Snort! There is just something about this movie… *sigh*

    M

  9. Sleeping Beauty was always one of my favourite Disney movies even over Cinderella and Snow White.

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