Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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7.21 h 15 min1959G
Disney's fairy tale classic about a princess saved by true love's kiss
Directors
Clyde Geronimi
Starring
Mary CostaEleanor AudleyBarbara Jo Allen
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AnimationKids
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Supporting actors
Verna FeltonBarbara LuddyTaylor Holmes
Studio
Walt Disney Pictures
Rating
G (General Audience)
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4.8 out of 5 stars

6635 global ratings

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  2. 8% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 3% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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GadsdenReviewed in the United States on February 19, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
UPDATE: May not be real but it's hard to tell
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Update:
I took a good hard look at this DVD trying to figure out if it was real. The more I look at it, I am thinking it is probably a really good fake. So 2 big things: 1) no Disney magic points where given which is advertised on the back sleeve, 2) the DVD region encoding was not limited to one region when I looked at it on a computer which is a tell tale sign. Also, maybe this is just me being paranoid but the plastic case it comes in appears to be on the cheap side. Don't get me wrong the thing plays just like the original, the movie quality is the same. The print quality of the of the sleeve and case cover seems to be very good. The sleeve even has raised lettering and reflective surfaces.

These movies had a limited release in 2008 so chances are you are being shipped NOS (New Old Stock) that has been lying around a warehouse especially at a price of $13 is not likely. Now that I read up on these Disney movies being sold way after the release date the more certain that they are fakes just based on circumstances. That being said, the one I got was very like the original, obviously collectors will spot these problems, your kid will probably not. There are many variants of fakes as well floating around some worse then others. I think I paid a $2 premium for a better fake and there was a good chance the seller did not know they where selling fakes especially since the issues I had you would have had to pull the shrink warp off to tell.

Of course there are legal, ethical and possibly play back device security issues involved here as well with this type of purchase, buyer beware.

Old Review (5 Stars):
Arrived as advertised. I was a little concerned after one reviewer mentioned their copy was not legitimate. Mine appears to be legitimate: Shrink warped in a DVD case you would expect, disks do not appear to be made on a home computer, plays in DVD player, new condition. If it helps I bought mine from "Prm Trade" I checked the sellers rating before I bought and they have never had a complaint at the time I purchased this. I will say It did cost me an extra $2 over the cheapest seller which did have pretty bad reviews. It's generally a good idea to do that for anything you buy on Amazon as some sellers are scammers and Amazon tends to default to the cheapest option.
31 people found this helpful
Jj0ystilReviewed in the United States on November 15, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
This has a lot of CG and ruins the Original
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This is not Amazon's fault. There are plenty of Disney fans out there, me included. However, in this "re-mastering" Disney added plenty of altered character scenes. Those of us who have seen the original version and original animation may be disappointed. The words & music are the same, just disappointing re-enactment of perfectly original move. There is a touch of a Pixar reconstruction. The characters don't always look the same. You can tell from screens of original & new false scenes. Not to say Pixar is the pits. There are good Pixar movies - Nemo, Monster's Inc... But for Disney to to ruin an original masterpiece, that is on Disney and disappointing. I am wish I could return this purchase to Amazon for a refund. I came close to sending Disney Inc a letter - but what would be the point? Big Corp wouldn't care. :(
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Kristi R.Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
"Now, father, you're living in the past. This is the 14th century! "
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This is one of my favorite Disney movies. I love the Tchaikovsky music heard throughout and the beauty of the animation and artwork. The beautiful Mary Costa sings her heart out as Princess Aurora/Briar Rose. When I was a girl I had paper dolls of these characters and an album of Sleeping Beauty by Pyotr Tchaikovsky to listen to while I played. I even named my first child Aurora. So yes, I definitely love this movie.

This version is just as beautiful as I remembered it and it includes extras of a short on the Fantasy Parade and also the background on the input of the designers and animators as well as some of the actors. It also includes some story boards on different ways the story could go as well as some live action sequences the animators used to draw the characters. It comes to about a full 3 hours of movie and extras for this price.

If you are a member of Disney Anywhere you will get 150 points to spend towards your next Disney purchase.

I am a true fan and think this story holds up today with the evil Maleficent becoming the Dragon and the wonderful fairy godmothers, Fauna, Flora and Meriwether. These characters are pure Disney and will be remembered.
26 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on February 17, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
The DVD didn't work. I thought I was purchasing ...
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The DVD didn't work. I thought I was purchasing an authentic product.
17 people found this helpful
KohlReviewed in the United States on June 5, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not authentic.
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The copy I received looked to be real from the packaging standpoint. However, it is very apparent this isn’t an authentic copy. The beginning doesn’t have the typical Disney credits/previews. And once the movie ends, various screen savers play with instrumental music. It played just fine, so I’ll give it 3 stars for that. But product is most definitely not what it is advertised.
13 people found this helpful
HABIB F AL MOSAILEMReviewed in the United States on March 12, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Masterpiece and heres why !!
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I honestly never had the urge or enough reason to write a movie review before but for this Masterpiece I alomst feel obliged to explain to the few minority critics that in order to appreciate and enjoy the film
you should first have an open minded approch of what the filmmakers had in mind when the movie was made.

This movie to begin with has a very straight forward story, it was, is and wall always be a love story, and as many of you know love is not always verbally expressed, the viewer could only look at the intricate and mindblowingly animated facial expressions in the famed sequence 8 piece and you will know that not very much verbal interaction is
required by aurora to understand how beautifully complex her love to phillip is and vice versa, first of all shes been dreaming of him all her life and he was mesmerized by her voice the moment he heard it, its as if their love is subconscious, ethereal and evident since they set their eyes on each other.

The second and in my opinion the most important way to appreciate and view the film is that to view it as a ballet (the main source of insperation for walt when he made the movie, people will argue that it was a story first then a ballet in my opinion the ballet fleshed out the characters more than the story which was a very short beautiful simple piece)
where the physical interactions and movments of characters come first and then comes the dialouge, many of the characters had a sophisticated gliding animated movment to them, moving in most cases like experienced ballet performers.

I know many people will say your going deeper and analyzing so much for a simple children's film, but no that couldn't be further from the truth if you've watched the making of documentry available on the blu ray, just listen to how much time, effort and passion was poured into its production, many of the animators said that they had the luxury of time and money (the studio was almost going to be bankrupt in making it thats how carried away they were with perfecting every aspect of their carft they even painted backgrounds so detailed and large to fit the new 70mm screens, recorded the music in a state of the art facility in Germany, so no cutting corners here) that was never been available to them since, or any one else for that matter to craft a film 100% by hand inking,drawing, cleanup and everthing. To me atleast it will always be the pinnacle and at the forefront of traditional animation mastery even some of the 90s animated backgrounds and characters look amateur to this piece try comparing a few stills side by side and you'll know what I mean.

It sometimes sadens me that many dont feel, understand or even appreciate as much in this day and age to fully enjoy these beautiful gems of art where there is undeniably ALOT to love appreciate and admire its not perfect but what masterpice is!!

thank you for reading.
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NJReviewed in the United States on September 20, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Stop Putting Barcode Stickers on DVD Cases!!
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I'm happy with the DVD, it works and is authentic, good seller. My problem is with Amazon, PLEASE stop putting Barcode Stickers or any other kind of stickers on the DVD packaging I ordered this like new or new and these stickers leave ugly sticky marks on the packaging it's not acceptable.

At least use higher quality stickers that don't leave marks on the cases don't be cheapskates!!
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on December 20, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Digital code works in new box
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Bought new from third party only for digital code. Code still worked in 12/2017!
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