Friday, September 18, 2015

Cinderella - Disney's Beloved and Empowering Fairytale told in a Beautiful and Magical Way - Now Available to bring home today!

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Disney's Beloved and Empowering Fairytale "Cinderella" told in a new Beautiful and Magical Way is now available to bring home on Blu-ray Combo Pack. Cinderella is a must-own movie with over 12 minutes of additional scenes, including an alternate opening, plus the “Frozen Fever” theatrical short!

Movie Synopsis:
Celebrate Disney’s “Cinderella,” a modern classic that shines with beauty, imagination…and magic! Despite being mistreated by her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters, a spirited Ella (Lily James) resolves to take charge of her fate. Add a royal ball, a Fairy Godmother (Helena Bonham-Carter) and a glass slipper, and suddenly – magic becomes reality!

Some of the cast includes:

Cate Blanchett as Stepmother (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”), Lily James as Cinderella (TV’s “Downton Abbey”), Richard Madden (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) as Prince, Stellan Skarsgård (Marvel’s: “The Avengers,” “Thor”) as Grand Duke, Holliday Grainger (“Jane Eyre”) as Anastasia, Derek Jacobi (“The King’s Speech,” “Underworld: Evolution”) as King, and Helena Bonham Carter as Fairy Godmother (“Alice in Wonderland,” “The King’s Speech”).

Combo-Pack Bonus Materials:

  • A Fairy Tale Comes to Life Filmmakers and cast reflect on Cinderella’s enduring power, and the joys and challenges of bringing this iconic tale to life.
  • Costume Test Fun See the work of Academy Award-winning Costume Designer Sandy Powell (The Aviator, 2004) and share some lighthearted moments with the cast.
  • Staging The Ball
  • You’re invited behind the scenes for the making of the Palace Ball sequence, including its spectacular set, stunning costumes and more. It’s a lavish and massive undertaking…and a magical day on set.
  • Ella's Furry Friends
  • Discover how the movie’s animal stars honed their memorable performances.
  • Alternate Opening: Ella's Childhood
  • View moments from Ella’s idyllic childhood that do not appear in the movie. With an introduction by Director Kenneth Branagh.
  • Frozen Fever It’s Anna’s birthday, and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever – but when Elsa catches a cold, her powers may put more than just the party at risk.

Our Thoughts:

The movie Cinderella is visually breathtaking! The vivid colors and intricately designed costumes are stunning to look at (although I cannot imagine the torture the ladies felt by having to wear those tight corsets!). The scenery, set design and visual effects were so beautiful, I wanted to live in that time period based on the vibrant colors and beautiful house alone! 

I loved the elements of humor throughout the film (especially Helena Bonham Carter in the role of the Fairy Godmother) - it definitely had a nice balance of action, drama and comedy. I would have loved to see Cinderella's character portrayed as more of a strong and independent female lead such as Drew Barrymore's character in "Ever After" but that would have gone against Cinderella's mother's wishes of "have courage and be kind." I really enjoyed the movie at the theater and watching it again with my family with this Blu-ray Combo Pack! 

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1 comment:

  1. I haven't seen this yet but I really want to! Thanks for sharing.