Sleeping Beauty 1959

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Disney's fairy tale classic about a princess saved by true love's kiss

Starring:
Mary Costa,Eleanor Audley
Runtime:
1 hour, 12 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family, Animated
Director Clyde Geronimi
Starring Mary Costa, Eleanor Audley
Supporting actors Barbara Jo Allen, Verna Felton, Barbara Luddy, Taylor Holmes
Studio Walt Disney Pictures
BBFC rating Universal, suitable for all
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Gunn on 29 Dec. 2008
Format: DVD
Figured I'ld add a review here of the actual box, as theres already a review for the film

This "Deluxe" edition comes in an exclusive book shaped box. Which is possibly the best packaging effort I've seen Disney manage in a while. The box is embossed in various places to enhance the details. With lashings of gold paint and colour

Inside the box is a copy of 2 disc set. It's exactly the same as the normal retail copy. The real jewel of this set is the book also contained within.

While Jungle Book and 101 Dalmatians had similar sets, their books were mostly picture based and didn't really have much to say. The book in sleeping beauty is more informative about the film and the history of the story, with plenty exclusive concept art and stories about the films development

The DVD as stated already is the same as the normal new retail release but if you havent got it yet or have the 2003 release this is still worth considering, as it has a few additional extras such as an improved DVD commentary and a better restoration.

Overall a great set with some care given to details and a lot of interesting features about the original film, if only Disney could show this amount of love to it's home releases more often
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By James on 15 Dec. 2009
Format: Blu-ray
Blu-ray zone B only

Ratio of the feature film:
2.55:1 (original ratio)

Languages of the feature film:
DTS Master Audio 7.1: English
DTS 5.1: Latin Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Dolby 2.0: Audio Descriptive Service

Subtitles for all the videos:
Latin Spanish, Italian, Dutch, English, English for the hearing impaired

Verdict:
An outstanding picture and sound quality, Disney in charge of this restoration did an excellent job, this film couldn't have been watched in better condition than it is today. Bravo !!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By WooHoooo on 10 Mar. 2009
Format: Blu-ray
This has amazing colour, extra footage at the sides that wouldn't fit on cinema screens when the film was released so it feels at times like you are watching something completely new, thinking I can't remember this bit then you realise its because theres more detail on screen.

Because its blue ray they can fit even more on each disc so the extras you get are fantastic, theres long nearly film length documentarys on the blue-ray (film) disc and then loads on a separate disc including walt disney world and the walt disney show that was broadcast every week in america when disney world was being constructed explaining rides etc. Pictures of the original artwork and the ideas behind it, things in the planning stages that weren't used - planning what characters will look like etc. . .interviews and comments by the original artists. . .it just goes on and on.

You also get a normal dvd. Whats the point of that..? Well if I want to watch it in bed or in another room to the blue-ray player if someones watching the tv I can. You don't get a free blue ray with a DVD do you so invest in a blue ray player if you haven't already. . .you're really missing out. . . .and get this!

10/10 for everything.
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Gary F. Taylor on 29 Aug. 2003
Format: DVD
Keyed to the style of Disney artist Ervind Earle, SLEEPING BEAUTY has long been renowned as one of Walt Disney Studio's most artistically beautiful films--and now with this meticulous restoration Earle's vision comes to the home market in a DVD package that is sure to win praise from every fan of hand-drawn animation.
The story, of course, is the time-honored fairy tale. Princess Aurora is cursed at birth by the evil Maleficent, who declares that on her sixteenth birthday the princess shall prick her finger on a spinning wheel's spindle and die--but fortunately the powers of good are able to mute the effect of the curse; the princess shall not die, but shall instead fall into a deep sleep from which she can be only awakened by love's first kiss.
Earle's vision for the story is drawn from a host of sources, some of them more immediately apparent than others. The result is a curious mixture of flat illustration and meticulous detail that imparts both a modernist edge and the quality of an ancient illuminated manuscript--a truly remarkable concept that gives the film a visual style completely unlike any other among the Disney classics. The DVD offers the option of viewing the film in either its original widescreen ratio or pan-and-scan format--but why any one would elect pan-and-scan is completely beyond me; if ever there was a film that made good and full use of the widescreen ratio, this is it, and you'll want to see every inch of Earle's remarkable work.
Earle's style aside, SLEEPING BEAUTY has been influenced by a number of films that are worth noting.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By I Like Disney on 22 Oct. 2012
Format: DVD
Having previously worked for Walt Disney Company UK Management and acquired most of the original Animated Classics from source - I decided to put my collection up for sale (some 2 years ago) as I planned for my retirement and give other serious Disney enthusiasts a chance to own genuine UK DISNEY DVDs still NEW and FACTORY SEALED (yes, kept that way as a potential investment collection). In doing so I have been alerted to the obvious and numerous sellers offering illegal Disney DVDs for sale, and wanted to do something about it.

How do I know and what is being done about it... Appropriate Disney offices/management in UK are aware of problem and together with the Disney's Global Anti-Piracy team have launched investigation which is on-going (post-September 2012) and I am contributing to it. It would be hard to prosecute individual sellers so in first instance Amazon have been challenged and it has been requested that they themselves must take action.

Inspite of numerous notifications from a few honest sellers on Amazon struggling against tide of endless CHEAPER Fakes, Imports or Digitised Copies, Amazon are doing little except profiteering from numerous sales, only closing offenders down when bad feedback is unacceptable - only, to relaunch as a new seller under different name.

Sadly, all too often buyers are unaware of the unlawful item they've just purchased - and don't leave the appropriate feedback or if suspicious they ask seller who quickly offers refund and DVD for free.

Now, I get to my point. The investigation and clean-up will take time - especially as BAD SELLERS are getting more devious.
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