Ladies and Gentlemen, Dwarfs and Elves:
Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Disney’s film “Sleeping Beauty.” To commemorate this event, Disney is re-issuing the film on Platinum DVD and Blu-Ray. The DVD is packed with extras whose quality might be up for debate, such as a re-do of “Once Upon a Dream” with Emily Osment (of Hannah Montana). The DVD also includes a never-before-seen alternate opening and a “making of” featurette. The Blu-Ray has a lot of interactive features (explore Maleficent’s dungeon!), and includes the platinum DVD as well.
Disney has launched a super cute website to promote the film.
We here at Lit.Scribbles are doing something a bit different to commemorate this landmark occasion. We are offering our very own review of “Sleeping Beauty.” It isn’t your conventional review, so go over and take a peek!
You may also want to take a look at the e-text of Charles Perrault’s version of Sleeping Beauty, which differs greatly from both the Brothers Grimm version and the Disney version that travels under his name.
The Boston Herald has a dinky review of the DVD. I agree with the assertion that Princess Aurora (why does te review call her Beauty??!) is boring, and that the three fairies are the heart of the film. But I mean, seriously: that dinky battle between Philip and Maleficent seems unfinished. But hey, everyone s entitled to their own opinion.
So, Happy Birthday, Sleeping Beauty! I’ll send you a…a…oh, heck with it. I don’t like you anyways.