Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Into the Woods Now Available on Disney Blu-Ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere #Review


Includes An Exclusive, Never-Before-Seen Original Song
“She’ll Be Back” Performance by Meryl Streep
with Music By Stephen Sondheim and Lyrics by James Lapine

From the director of “Chicago” and the producer of “Wicked” comes a modern twist on the beloved fairy tales you thought you knew. Academy Award®-Winning actress Meryl Streep (Best Actress, The Iron Lady), leads an all-star cast in this enchanted adventure about daring to venture Into The Woods.

SYNOPSIS:                          
Iconic characters, such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, find their fates intertwined with a humble baker and his wife, whose longing to have a child sends them on a quest to reverse a witch’s (Streep) curse. With an all-star cast, this spellbinding adventure is everything you could ever wish for!

CAST:                                    
Meryl Streep as the Witch (The Devil Wears Prada, August: Osage County), Johnny Depp as the Wolf (The Lone Ranger, Sweeney Todd), Emily Blunt as the Baker’s Wife (Edge of Tomorrow, The Devil Wears Prada), James Corden as the Baker (Broadway’s One Man, Two Guvnors, The Three Musketeers, Gavin & Stacey), Anna Kendrick as Cinderella (Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air), Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince (Star Trek Into Darkness, Jack Ryan), Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood (Broadway’s Annie), Daniel Huttlestone as Jack (Les Misérables), MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel (Brother’s Keeper, Broadway’s Next to Normal)

PRODUCER:                        
Marc Platt (Wicked), Rob Marshall (Academy Award®-winning musical Chicago), John DeLuca (Nine), Callum McDougall (Wicked)

DIRECTOR:                          
Rob Marshall (Chicago, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)

COMPOSER:                       
Stephen Sondheim (Sunday in the Park with George)

SCREENPLAY & James Lapine (Passion)
MUSIC LYRICS:

RELEASE DATES:                
March 24th, 2015

PRODUCTS:                        
Digital HD/SD, Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA), Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD
and On-Demand



BONUS:                                
Digital HD/SD*, Blu-ray Combo Pack & Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)
·         Never-Before-Seen Sondheim Original Song: “She’ll Be Back”

Meryl Streep performs a compelling new song that sheds a little more light on the Witch’s relationship with Rapunzel. This never-before- seen composition was penned especially for this movie by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, and is seen here exclusively on Blu-ray and EHV.  With introduction by Director Rob Marshall.

·         There’s Something About The Woods

Journey into this mysterious forest to discover how this compelling, new musical was made. Meet Director Rob Marshall and his award-winning team of artists and craftspeople, see how the woods were brought to life…and what they represent to the story...and to all of us.

·         The Cast As Good As Gold

Emily Blunt. Anna Kendrick. Chris Pine. James Corden. Johnny Depp. Meryl Streep. Meet the remarkable cast of this musical movie, and hear of their affinity for this Broadway classic.

·         Deeper Into The Woods

Journey even further into the development of the film in these 4 segments

o   From Stage To Screen

o   Magic of the Woods

o   Designing the Woods

o   The Costumes of the Woods

·         Filmmaker Commentary

Film commentary with Director Rob Marshall and Producer John DeLuca.

·         Music & Lyrics

Get direct access to the musical song segments from the film, with optional sing-along lyrics.
·         5 Golden Eggs (Easter Eggs)

*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer               


DVD:
·         Deeper Into The Woods

o   Magic of the Woods


Our Thoughts...

Hubby and I were so excited to see Into the Woods. I am a huge fan of musicals, and though I didn't know much about Into the Woods before we watched it, I had high expectations, because of the director and cast. This movie included so many of our favorite actors- Meryl Streep was incredible! She is one of my all time favorite actresses, and to see her as the witch in Into the Woods was fantastic! She truly became the witch in this role, and was awesome to watch!

Into the Woods weaves together the stories of our favorite fairytales and leaves viewers wanting to be careful what they wish for. In this masterful mash-up of stories, we find Cinderella, Jack (and the Beanstalk), Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood (and the wolf), and the baker and his wife, each wishing for something that seems impossible. They are willing to do whatever it takes to see that their wishes come true- no matter what the cost!



We so enjoyed Johnny Depp as the wolf, as he is one of our favorite character actors. Anna Kendrick was a shining star as Cinderella, and Christine Baranski (another favorite actress of mine) as her stepmother. It was fun to watch Chris Pine Prince Charming, as we'd never before seen him in a role like this, and had no idea what a great voice he had! I also enjoyed watching Emily Blunt play a lighthearted role..

We loved the story of Into the Woods, and loved the music. Hubby and I found ourselves laughing over the prices as they sang, 'Agony,' and never wanted Meryl Streep to stop singing! Anna Kendrick wowed us with her beautiful voice, as well. Into the Woods is a must-see, and a wonderful addition to any Disney lovers collection!


Want It? Get It!

Look for Into the Woods on Disney Blur-Ray and DVD!

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Special thanks to our friends at Disney and Click Communications for allowing us to review and share about Into the Woods!





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