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Sleeping Beauty Blu-ray

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50th Anniversary Platinum Edition / Blu-ray + DVD Disney / Buena Vista | 1959 | 75 min | Rated G | Oct 07, 2008

Sleeping Beauty (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.55:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.55:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
English: Dolby Digital 4.0

Subtitles
English SDH

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Three-disc set (2 BDs, 1 DVD)
DVD copy
BD-Live

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing

Playback
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Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 4.7 of 54.7
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Sleeping Beauty

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Sleeping Beauty Blu-ray delivers stunningly beautiful video and superb audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

When an enchanted kingdom and the most fair princess in the land falls prey to the ultimate mistress of evil, the fate of the empire rests in the hands of three small fairies and a courageous prince's magic kiss. Their quest is fraught with peril as the fellowship must battle the evil witch and a fire breathing dragon if they are to set the Beauty free. From spectacular action to the breathtaking pageantry of the princess and her kingdom, Sleeping Beauty has something to charm every member of your family. Disney's first Large Format animated film. Made in Technirama.

For more about Sleeping Beauty and the Sleeping Beauty Blu-ray release, see Sleeping Beauty Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Starring: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Barbara Luddy, Barbara Jo Allen
Narrator: Marvin Miller
Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Les Clark, Eric Larson, Wolfgang Reitherman

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Sleeping Beauty Blu-ray, Video Quality

  5.0 of 5

Sleeping Beauty debuts on Blu-ray with a high bitrate AVC encoding that averages about 35 Mbps. Because of Technirama's incredibly wide format, the film's aspect ratio has been all over the map on home video. The standard cinemascope ratio of 2.35:1 is not quite right for this film, as even larger areas of art exist on the original negative. For this release, a closely appropriate, extra wide 2.55:1 has been chosen, showing more picture on the top and sides than has been seen before on home video - even, so Disney claims, more than has been seen in theatres. The results are nothing short of stupendous. There is such a beautifully dense amount of detail in every possible portion of the screen, that longtime Beauty fans won't be able to help their wandering eyes.

Many will ask what good high definition will do to hand-drawn animation, as it is so "flat," with such "blocky" color schemes, etc. Sleeping Beauty shows in no uncertain terms how glorious this medium can look when given a proper amount of clarity. Every piece of lineart is clean and uniform, every cel of animation shines through. The colors are a beautiful example of true Technicolor. Every hue is rich and vibrant; bolder tones virtually pop off the screen. Blacks and shadow detail are deep and inky, and no crush whatsoever can be seen. Whites and the brightness of faerie magic never bloom, and no posterization or any other such artifacts are ever evident throughout the film's sometimes neon palette.

While the characters are clean-cut and colorful, one of the most breathtaking features is the visibility of the background detail. Not only are we seeing more of it, we're able to see into the farthest reaches of the film's scenery. The stylized foliage of the forest is especially beautiful, but even the crumbling stone empire of Maleficent's Forbidden Mountain is thoroughly detailed. For once, one can really appreciate the lengths to which background artist Eyvind Earle went - his work is plain for all to see on this Blu-ray release.

Overall, the picture quality on Sleeping Beauty is just stellar. No mastering errors or compression artifacts are to be seen anywhere, contrast is perfect, and color levels are awesome. Sharp and clean, the film looks mighty fine for being almost 50 years old.


Sleeping Beauty Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

Sleeping Beauty's decadent visuals are accompanied by a newly remixed surround track in lossless DTS HD-MA 7.1. A damn fine track it is, too. Going back to the original score recordings from Germany, sound technicians like Randy Thornton and Terry Porter restored every last note, word, or foley effect to remove hisses, pops, and other artifacts to get a clean, smooth sound. The restored audio was then mixed into an engulfing 7.1 channel mix that really lends a superior experience to the film. Tchaikovsky's score is beautiful and highly infectious - you'll find yourself humming the waltz-like main theme for days after. Dialogue is crystal clear and follows the characters across the "stage" of sound; it is never muddled or hard to distinguish. Rears are used frequently for residual score and ambient effects like the many birds and other wildlife in Briar Rose's forest. LFE is used to dramatic effect in the score, as well as lending a good amount of "oomph" to scenes like Phillip and Maleficent's good versus evil showdown.

For purists, Disney provides the film's original 4 channel stereophonic track as well, although unfortunately no language tracks are included, unlike the Platinum Edition DVD. The latter includes Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1 mixes, but the Blu-ray has neither dub nor subtitles in any other language. It remains an unfortunate mystery as to why - was the BD-50 disc really that cramped for space? Disney is usually quite good at providing Spanish, French, and even Portuguese tracks on their Region A Blu-rays, and it's truly a shame that Sleeping Beauty is an exception to that rule. Aside from that exclusion, the Blu-ray's sound rates second to nothing, and it is a fitting complement to the film's excellent picture.


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