Sunday, March 22, 2015

Disney's Into The Woods Review

Disclosure: I received one or more products in this post in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Disney's movie Into The Woods can be found on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday, March 24th!  I had a chance to see this movie before it hits the shelves!  I absolutely loved it!  A little different, but loved it!  The music, the stories, the graphics, the star studded cast - there are so many reasons to love this movie!

Into The Woods showcases a few of my favorite fairy tales!  Cinderella, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood to name a few.  While the stories told do not follow the traditional fairy tale exactly, I enjoyed the spin off and the little added pieces of drama.  Meryl Streep's portrayal of The Witch was my favorite part!  Watching her go from an ugly cursed witch, manipulating the Baker and his wife to get what she wanted to transforming into a beautiful creature and having her world crash down around her.  We all just want our children to listen, after all!

This movie is rated PG and I agree 100% with that rating!  My six year old daughter would not understand a few of the things added to the story lines.  I'm really excited to share this movie with her in a few years when I am certain she is ready!

This review is based strictly on my own opinion.  Others may have different opinions or experiences with the products mentioned above.  I was provided samples free of charge by the company or a PR Agency.  I have provided my open and honest opinions.  No other type of compensation was received for this 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)

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               

·         Deeper Into The Woods
o   Magic of the Woods

FEATURE RUN TIME:       Approximately 125 min.

RATING:                               Feature Film: PG in U.S.; PG in CE; G in CF

ASPECT RATIO:  Blu-ray Feature Film = 1080p High Definition / 2.39:1
                                                DVD Feature Film = 2.39:1

AUDIO:                                 Blu-ray = 7.1 DTS
                                                DVD = 5.1 Dolby

LANGUAGES:                     English, French & Spanish

SUBTITLES:                          English SDH, French & Spanish

Twitter: @IntoTheWoods
Instagram: @disneystudios
YouTube: Disney Movies Anywhere Channel

Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is an engaging and family-friendly cloud-based digital movie service that makes it simple to buy your favorite Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies once and watch them anywhere.  With DMA you can explore Disney’s library of over 400 eligible digital movies, discover hours of new and exclusive short-form content, and watch your digital movies from the comfort of the living room or across multiple mobile devices.   In addition, you can redeem Digital Copy codes found in Disney, Pixar and Marvel Blu-rays and DVDs, as well as earn Disney Movie Rewards points with every digital purchase.  Sign up and access Disney Movies Anywhere for free on and through the Disney Movies Anywhere iOS and Android apps. Users can then simply connect their iTunes, Google Play and/or VUDU at accounts to begin enjoying their Disney, Pixar, and Marvel digital movie collections across platforms and devices. 

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.


  1. This movie looks amazing! I would love to have a date night with my love! The cast are all amazing people too!

  2. This movie looks awesome and I totally missed it when it was in the theaters. Not that I didn't want to see it, but I couldn't find anyone to go with me.

  3. I seen the previews of this and told my Daughter that we need to go see it. Love Meryl Streep.

  4. I cannot wait to see this! I LOVE all things Meryl Streep. This has got to be a great movie.

  5. I saw "part of" this with my daughter. Didn't stay long. I didn't realize it was a musical before I went. I'm sure if you like musical movies, this was awesome. I ended up crossing theaters to see Exodus instead, also not that good but the special effects were amazing.

  6. Loved this movie. It was so wel done and I'm looking forward to getting the soundtrack too.

  7. I meant to see this movie in the theaters. I'm so glad it's already on DVD. I can't wait to rent it.

  8. I was really excited to see this movie and ended up missing out on it. I'll definitely have to give it a watch now.

  9. This is on my netflix list to rent and I'm looking forward to watching the movie.

  10. My daughter loves Into the Woods. She couldn't wait for it to get on DVD.

  11. This looks really good, I actually want to see this! I missed it in theatres! It totally a movie right up my alley!

  12. OH I was dying to watch this and completely forgot about it! Thanks for the reminder - this time I won't forget. :D

  13. I have not seen this movie. Sounds like another amazing Disney movie!

  14. Sounds like a pretty great movie. I like the cover design.

  15. I missed this in the theater and really can't wait to watch it. Hopefully, this weekend!

  16. Ohh I had forgotten about this film - how did I manage that, will have to grab a copy and have a watch thank you,

  17. Meryl is an icon, a legend and such an amazing actress. Can't wait to see this. Amber N

  18. I love the premise behind this movie. It is a wonderful compilation of all the favored fairy tales that are out there.

  19. This was an amazing movie. I am excited to pick up a copy to have at home.

  20. I loved this movie! I thought Emily Blunt was especially great.

  21. I haven't watched this movie yet! I'm always behind, but I can't wait to watch it :)

  22. I saw this movie with my son. I had no idea it was already on DVD. There was way oo much singing for me. Not sure I'd get the DVD

  23. I am looking forward to watch the movie. I love Meryl Steep act

  24. I'd like to see this... I like Meryl Streep quite a bit, and I bet she'll be great in it.

  25. Oh I can't wait to see this! My daughter loves Anna Kendrick so I'm sure she will love this! -Rachelle

  26. I really want to see this. My sister said it was too much singing too.

  27. This sounds like such a great movie that I know my family would love! Plus with a cast like that, it has to be good, right?!

  28. I really want to see this! I'm all about Disney and Johnny Depp!

  29. This looks like such a good movie and I know my kids are going to love it. Anna Kendrick is one of my favourite actresses. She is so talented.

  30. This movie sounds amazing. The front cover design looks great. My daughter loves 'Disney into woods' movie so much. Will have to check the DVD for her.

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