4K Ultra HD
Try Maleficent before the sequel; UHD upgrade offers clarity and color boost. Jolie reinvents dated Sleeping Beauty themes with skill.
Maleficent's UHD upgrade impresses with HDR and WCG enhancements, despite its 2.8K source and 2K finish. Disney's upscaled UHD delivers quality visuals, though noise reduction on Jolie's face is inconsistent.
Maleficent's Dolby Atmos soundtrack offers an upgraded audio experience with strong dynamics, despite typical Disney issues and limited range, making it an enjoyable accompaniment to the movie, especially during the finale.
UHD release lacks supplemental content, offering only old, limited Featurettes and Deleted Scenes on bundled Blu-ray from 2014. Short bonuses fail to capture the full scope of production, providing a mere half-hour glimpse into various aspects.
Angelina Jolie's powerful performance drives 'Maleficent' with emotional depth; this Disney live action film boasts excellent technical quality on its UHD re-release, emphasizing how Aurora's naivety bridges warring sides and changes perspectives on life.
Director: Robert Stromberg
Actors: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley
Plot: A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.
Disc Release Date: 24 September 2019
HDR and WCG do the heavy lifting
The audio earns something of an upgrade here
Nothing on the UHD, with just the old, limited set of Featurettes and Deleted Scenes on the Blu-ray
Angelina Jolie brings palpable weight and emotional heft, and drives the entire piece
Worth giving a chance if you haven't done so already, particularly with a sequel just around the corner.
Maleficent's UHD upgrade is a pleasant surprise. The movie was reportedly per IMDB digitally photographed at a resolution of 2.8K and finished at 2K. Disney's upscaled UHD is quite nice altogether, delivering...
Though a typical Disney soundtrack with the usual issues, Maleficent's Dolby Atmos soundtrack makes for a fairly good compliment to the movie. The lack of range is not a death sentence, and with the volume...
This UHD release of Maleficent contains no supplemental content, but the bundled Blu-ray, which is identical to that which released back in 2014, contains the following extras, a paltry package then and...
Disney's live action 'Maleficent' released to Blu-ray in November 2014 to excellent technical result. Disney has re-released the film to the UHD format ahead of the sequel's release. New specifications...
Fans will find Maleficent's UHD well worth the upgrade. Both the increases in clarity and the boosts to color make for noticeable gains. The Dolby Atmos track isn't half-bad when it's all said and done....
Sapping more definition is Jolie; her face receives an inconsistently applied bath of noise reduction....
Maleficent pushes into the low-end, exhibiting strong dynamics, an absolute pleasure during the finale....
Short bonuses cannot capture the full breadth of this production, and rather glimpse at different areas with a similar style for a pitiful half hour total....
Through Aurora and childlike naivety, a bridge is created between warring sides – that realization that one event, even one person, can change a personal outlook on life....
Angelina Jolie is inspired casting to reset Sleeping Beauty’s dated themes, presented through the eyes of a once intolerant Maleficent....