Maleficent (DVD)

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Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning star in this live action fantasy prequel to the 1959 Disney animation based on the classic fairytale. The beautiful Maleficent (Jolie) is a kind-natured woman but when she is betrayed while protecting her peaceful kingdom from an army invasion her heart begins to turn to stone. Maleficent takes her vengeance by putting a curse on Princess Aurora (Vivienne Jolie-Pitt), the young child of her enemy's successor. Over time, however, Aurora (Fanning) grows into a young woman and Maleficent comes to understand that the princess may be the only one who can bring peace back to the kingdom. The film also stars Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple, Brenton Thwaites, Imelda Staunton and Sam Riley.

Product Details

Movies & TV
23 Oct 2014
Region 2
Walt Disney Pictures
93 min
Age Restriction
Supply Source
South Africa


Release Year
Running Time
97 min
Alternate Title
Maleficent 3D
Science-Fiction/Fantasy / Fantasy / Vengeance
US Box Office
$241.4 million
Official Website
Rotten Tomatoes®
53% 71%
Robert Stromberg's MALEFICENT stars Angelina Jolie stars as the title character, who, as a teenager, is a powerful and respected winged fairy helping to rule a magical land full of strange creatures. Her homeland borders a country that is populated by humans and run by the cruel King Henry (Kenneth Cranham). One day, Henry's son Stefan (Jackson Bews) traipses into the fairy's land and meets Maleficent, causing the two crazy teens to fall into forbidden love. Year later, Henry seeks to take over the magical land next to his kingdom, but is thwarted in battle by Maleficent. He demands revenge, and eventually his now-grown son Stefan (played as an adult by Sharlto Copley) succeeds by betraying the fairy and clipping her wings. In response, an infuriated Maleficent swears revenge on Stefan; she gets her chance when the prince becomes king and has his first child, a daughter named Aurora (Elle Fanning) -- as SLEEPING BEAUTY fans will remember, Maleficent curses her to fall into a death-like sleep after pricking her finger on a spinning wheel on her 16th birthday. Stefan demands that all of the spinning wheels be collected, and orders his daughter to be secretly raised in the woods by three good-hearted but dim-witted fairies, who will return her to him the day after her 16th birthday. However, Maleficent refuses to stay away from Aurora and ends up developing maternal feelings for the girl, eventually inspiring her to try to undo the curse she placed upon the princess.
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Cast & Crew
Robert Stromberg
Sharlto Copley / Elle Fanning / Angelina Jolie / Sam Riley / Imelda Staunton
Harry Attwell / Jackson Bews / Gary Cargill / Mark Caven / Stephen Chase / Marama Corlett / Kenneth Cranham / Steven Cree / India Eisley / Sarah Flind / James Hicks / Michael Higgins / Vivienne Jolie-Pitt / Chris Leaney / Jamie Maclachlan / John Macmillan / Oliver Maltman / Lesley Manville / Anthony May / Liam McKenna / Isobelle Molloy / Hannah New / John O'Toole / Ella Purnell / Peter G. Reed / Shaun Smith / Juno Temple / Brenton Thwaites / Tim Treloar / Eleanor Worthington-Cox / Angus Wright
Linda Wolverton
Source Writer
Charles Perrault / Author: Charles Perrault
James Newton Howard
Special Effects
Digital Domain
Director of Photography
Michael Coulter / Dean Semler / Fraser Taggart / Peter Talbot
Assistant Director
Gerry Gavigan / Lee Grumett / Nick Heckstall-Smith / Richard Hewitt / Richard Whelan
Tim Nielsen / Skywalker Sound
Sound Re-Recording
David Parker / Gary Rizzo
Stunt Coordinator
Simon Crane / Eunice Huthart
Set Decorator
Lisa Chugg / Lee Sandales
Music Editor
Thomas S. Drescher
Visual Effects Designer
Abijith A / Sabina Bejasa-Dimmock / Lara Berners / Siddarth Bhagwat / Mariano Blanc / Justin Brekke / Andrew Burrow / Digital Domain / Nicole Duncan / Clwyd Edwards / Sarah Essam / Megan Galbraith / Francisco Gochez / Charlotte Hamilton / Kayleigh Harding / Zafar Janjua / Abhishek Kemkar / Lauren Knowlton-Parry / Gurusiddeshwar Kudalamath / Nadia Lohan / Tony Micilotta / James Noorani / Scott Novak / Ratheesh Paninjayath / Rob Pieke / Danny Singh / Srikrishna P. / Shauna Tingey / Lea Vuillemin / Alex Wilkie / Jeen Yee
Production Manager/UPM
Sarah Bradshaw / Simone Goodridge
Camera Operator
Martin Hume / Tony Jackson / Oliver Loncraine / Nick Milner / Roger Pearce / Gary Spratling / Peter Taylor
Special Effects Supervisor
Michael Dawson
Supervising Art Director
Frank Walsh
Animation Supervisor
David Andrews / Warren Leathem / Catherine Mullan
Special Makeup Effects
Rick Baker
Janet McTeer
Movie Critics
Entertainment Weekly
"Jolie's at her best when she's curling her claws and elongating her vowels..."
Keith Staskiewicz (29 May 2014, )
Hollywood Reporter
"Angelina Jolie doesn’t chew the estimable scenery in MALEFICENT -- she infuses it, wielding a magnetic and effortless power as the magnificently malevolent fairy who places a curse on a newborn princess."
Sheri Linden (28 May 2014, )
New York Times
"Angelina Jolie makes a fabulous monster."
Manohla Dargis (1 Jan 1970, )
3 stars out of 4 -- "Jolie has never gotten the credit she deserves as both an old-fashioned glamorous movie star and a skilled, thoughtful actress; this part fuses both sides of her talent."
Matt Zoller Seitz (29 May 2014, )
Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "Jolie manages that effortlessly, oozing screen presence the way her character emits magical green vapours. She also pours genuine emotion into this tale..."
Jane Crowther (28 May 2014, )
USA Today
"The scenery is vividly rendered, with tree creatures reminiscent of THE LORD OF THE RINGS..."
Claudia Puig (29 May 2014, )
"[V]isually arresting, brilliantly designed....Boasting an impressive and impeccably costumed Angelina Jolie in the title role..."
Andrew Barker (28 May 2014, )
Wall Street Journal
"[Ms. Jolie is] a formidable presence -- with heightened cheekbones that sweep up into her ears like the speed lines on a sports car, and green vapors rising from her shoulders..."
(29 May 2014, )
Washington Post
"Watching Jolie pose and smolder and glower is the chief attraction of MALEFICENT."
(29 May 2014, )