*I work with Disney on promotions. I received the DVD for review. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*
My love for Into the Woods started when I was a young girl and saw it as one of my first Broadway shows. A few years ago when I heard that they were making Into the Woods into a major motions picture by Disney, I practically did back flips. Into the Woods + Disney=a HUGE winning combination! When it came out in the theaters, my daughter and I saw it twice and I promised her the minute it came out on DVD, we would own it.
Thanks to Disney we received an advanced copy of this award winning spectacular and I finally got a chance to introduce my son to the movie. Let me just tell you that we got the movie a few days back, but we have already watched it at least three times in its entirety. If you love a good musical, with fabulous acting, and an award winning cast, look no further than Into the Woods, which is available to buy this coming tuesday- 3/24!
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 it the Park with George)
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
Trust me, you do not want to miss out on owning this spectacular Disney movie. Nominated for both Oscar and Golden Globes, Into the Woods is out ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DIGITAL HD AND DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE (DMA) ON March 24, 2015!