Maleficent

Maleficent

DVD - 2014
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A beautiful, pure-hearted young fairy, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom, and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well. A retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story.
Publisher: [Burbank, Calif.] : Disney, [2014]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Edition: Widescreen
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Credits: Director of photography, Dean Semler ; film editors, Chris Lebenzon, Richard Pearson ; costume designer, Anna B. Sheppard ; production designers, Gary Freeman, Dylan Cole ; senior visual effects supervisor, Carey Villegas ; music, James Newton Howard ; executive producers, Angelina Jolie, Michael Vieira.
Performers: Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville, Juno Temple, Sam Riley.
Audience: MPAA rating: PG; for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images
Language Note: English, dubbed Spanish and dubbed French soundtracks with optional Spanish or French subtitles; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; closed-captioned in English
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9786315557330
6315557333
UPC: 786936827903
Call Number: J DVD M

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List - Get Me Caught Up!
JeffcoMoviesTV Jun 07, 2019

Turning the classic fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty" on its head, this fantasy drama tells the story from the point of view of evil godmother Maleficent. In the 2019 sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, the complex relationship of Maleficent and Aurora continues to be explored.

List - Watch a Fairy Tale
JeffcoMoviesTV Feb 13, 2018

A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.


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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 24, 2020

The movie ‘Maleficent’ is about the evil queen in the original story of ‘Sleeping Beauty’. This movie provides the backstory of the villain Maleficent and why she put the curse on Aurora besides the fact that she was not invited to her birth celebration. What I really liked about this movie is that there is a twist in the plot, and I did not expect Maleficent's early age to be what it was. The side characters such as the raven, Diavel and the three fairies were very funny and hilarious in their roles. One thing I would have wanted to know was about Aurora’s mother, where did she go? It might have shown at some point in the movies, but it must have been short because there was really no mention of her. Overall, Maleficent was a really good movie and I have already watched two times. I would definitely recommend this to all Disney fans. 4.5 stars
@LibbyTeen of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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Violette6
Aug 27, 2020

I really enjoyed this movie. Saw it at the theater, and finally had to buy the DVD, which I have watched several times. I don't normally care for Angelina Jolie, but she did a great job as Maleficent, and her scene with her own little girl was so sweet. Gotta say I totally "called it", when Aurora was sleeping and needed to be awoken. If you like fiction, fairy tales, and movies that make you go "aaaah" AND end happy, this is a good one

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alan19
Aug 10, 2020

Wow this movie is very entertaining to watch although some CGI could be improved.

Pretty and well-acted, but having Maleficent as the only competent character in the movie was a tad grating.

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violet_owl_999
Jan 01, 2020

To be honest, the first time that I watched this movie I thought it was a bit dark and morbid. You probably shouldn't watch this with kids under the age of six. Overall this was a very entertaining movie. I havent seen the sequel yet but I can't wait.

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therapymutt
Oct 26, 2019

loved it

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myang80
Oct 23, 2019

Angelina's performance in this film was excellent. We really enjoyed the spin on the classic tale.

LPL_WilliamO Nov 07, 2018

A visually stunning retelling of "Sleeping Beauty" from the "evil" fairy's point of view. Angelina is perfect in this role.

Great twist on the classic Fairy Tale.
The acting and casting are both good and the CGI is pretty decent.
Angelina absolutely nails this role.

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Gwen904
Jan 23, 2018

An incredibly saddening movie, to see the pain and anger caused by betrayal. A very good retelling of the classic tale with the "villain" as the hero.

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Saint_Mirin
Dec 19, 2014

Violence: Violent with a specific lean towards violence against women by men.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some battle scenes, and they show the dude cutting off her wings, but not too much.

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“Aurora: I know you're there. Don't be afraid.
Maleficent: I'm not afraid.
Aurora. Then come out.
Maleficent: Then you will be afraid.”

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jimg2000
Nov 17, 2014

Prince Phillip: I'm looking for a girl.
Maleficent: Of course you are!
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Princess Aurora: I know who you are.
Maleficent: Do you?
Princess Aurora: You're my Fairy-Godmother!
Maleficent: What?

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lulutran
Jul 04, 2015

A beautiful women turns into a creature that seeks revenge

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