Sleeping Beauty AVAILABLE NOW on Blu-Ray for less than $1 BILLION

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Back from the vault!! Sleeping Beauty!!!!!!!

OKLAHOMA CITY – When I executed the Epic Disney Watchfest last year, it was clear that one movie by far was the most gorgeous: Sleeping Beauty. Walt Disney nearly broke his studio producing the film, to great avail – his investment gave us a masterpiece for all time. As I wrote in my original review:

Despite the costly nature of inking, it also has a huge benefit. Namely, the art in this thing is luscious. There are fantastic character designs, rich sets, and incredibly detailed and beautiful outdoor landscapes. I specifically remember most of the scenes in the woods as standouts. In a nutshell, this movie makes me feel the same way I did during Avatar – I just can’t believe someone was able to make a movie so visually impactful.

Forsooth, SB is amazing. Add in the native widescreen presentation and it is a shoe-in purchase for any lovers of Disney, animation, cinematography, art or just lovers of fine aesthetics.

Problem is, before yesterday, a new copy of SB on blu-ray cost somewhere around $80, a handsome sum too steep for most average folks. Of course, you could get the film on DVD, but since blu-ray is the ultimate in hi-def visuals, and since these visuals are too good for a less-than-premium presentation, well…. buying it on DVD wasn’t an option.

That’s why I’m so glad to see that Disney has brought Sleeping Beauty out of the vault, making it available on blu-ray once again for the reasonable sum of $19.99. Also included are DVD and digital versions of the film.

All in all, I can’t think of anything to say except BUY IT. Disney is notorious for yanking films off the market, so snag a copy before they’re $80 again. Mayhap it would be the perfect Christmas gift?

Click here to purchase Sleeping Beauty on blu-ray.

Also, for you VHS-philes, thankfully there are somehow some copies of SB still available on VHS. Despite steady and universal economic inflation, this version of the film has defied all odds and stands available for purchase at prices lower than ever. Now’s your chance to make your dream come true and finally own this amazing film on the best home movie format of 1997!!!

Click here to purchase Sleeping Beauty on VHS. You know you want to.

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Epic Disney Watchfest 18: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs & The Princess and the Frog: You Could Get Seventy-Seven Dwarfs And Kiss One Hundred Frogs And You STILL Wouldn’t Get A Better Review Than This

Well, here it is – the ultimate review of the Epic Disney Watchfest. It’s been real. Okay, enough sappiness – let’s get right to the reviews !!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

936full-snow-white-and-the-seven-dwarfs-screenshotSomewhere along the way, I lost track of who I watched what movies with. However – I remember watching Snow White with Brazle, as it was right after church and no one else could come for some reason. Glad we could settle that. Anyways, it was awesome to watch the very first full-length hand-drawn feature film EVER. Continue reading

Epic Disney Watchfest 17: Pinocchio and Brother Bear: Even If You Wish Upon A Star You’ll Never Get A Better Review Than This

Here it is, the penultimate review of the Epic Disney Watchfest. I’m fired up – time to finish this out like a champ. On to the reviews!

Pinocchio

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Pinocchio has multiplane technology.

The most common question I’ve gotten during the Watchfest is “What’s your favorite movie?” I love the question, but I have to admit, it’s tough to answer. Continue reading

Epic Disney Watchfest 16: Dumbo and Treasure Planet: A Review Of Two Movies With Names That Describe Each Other Quite Accurately

Guys, it’s time for the antepenultimate review of this Epic Disney Watchfest. I hope you’re as excited as I am – this thing has been profligately superlative, and it’s only going to get better. This review covers Dumbo and Treasure Planet, two movies of distinctly disparate qualities. Before I get to my thoughts, I want to ask you a favor. It occurs to me that some of you might’ve revisited some of these films after reading some of these reviews. If you have, I would love to hear from you, either in the comments below or in a personal email. You can tell me how much you loved the picture or how much you hated it. Or you can just share some good vibes and love for the Mouse Guys. No matter, I would love your feedback. Okay, on to the reviews!

Dumbo

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Dumbo is a full-length feature film.

Dumbo is an all-time classic. I love it. Continue reading

Epic Disney Watchfest 15: Bambi and Lilo & Stitch: A Toutable Review If I Ever Read One

So, writing these Disney reviews is like running. Actually, I’m not a runner, so I think it’s like running. Specifically, I think it’s like endurance running. The endurance runners I know frequently talk about “the wall”, that invisible physical barrier that greets you anytime you’re going for a significant distance. They tell me that good endurance running isn’t avoiding the wall but pushing through it, continuing until your next wind or until you can go no longer move. Well, I hit “the wall” back on Sleeping Beauty. For some reason, that was the most brutal review of the bunch. Like, I normally knock these things out in about 3-4 hours – that one took about 8. Craziness!!! Still, I was able to push through, and I enjoyed a subsequent burst of energy which climaxed with Cinderella. But, I can feel the lactic acid building up and the high wearing off. The good news? With only three reviews left, I know the finish line is only a couple miles away. I can make it. I WILL make it. Uh oh – for some reason I just thought “Feel dee rhythm, feel da rhyme” from Cool Runnings. I think I’m getting delirious. On that note, time for some reviews!!

Bambi

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Bambi is based on Bambi.

Bambi is a lovely movie about a baby deer’s mother getting killed by hunters. Continue reading

Epic Disney Watchfest 14: Cinderella and Atlantis The Lost Empire: A Review That Will Never Sink To The Bottom Of The Ocean Or Turn Into A Pumpkin

No intro!! Just reviews!! (Wait, does this count as an intro?)

Cinderella

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Who doesn’t like fun and magic??

Quick – what do CinderellaDie HardAladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black PearlBeauty and the Beast, Star WarsThe Lion KingBatman BeginsAlien, Raiders of the Lost ArkToy Story, The Terminator, The Little MermaidRockyIce Age and Jurassic Park have objectively in common Continue reading