Into the Woods Movie Review
Into the Woods was one movie I was looking forward to all year, last year. I couldn’t wait for it to be released, and it made a great date night movie for hubby and I. Into the Woods was released on Digital HD, Blu-Ray, DVD and Disney Movies Anywhere on March 24th. If you haven’t gone out and picked up the movie yet, you definitely should. I was provided a copy of Into the Woods for review. Any opinions expressed are my own.
I wasn’t familiar with the Into the Woods original musical so when I went to the movies with my husband I didn’t know what to expect. This movie isn’t like other Disney fairy tales. Yes there are princesses, princes, witches, and even sings birds but this was not your average Disney fairy tale. It really felt like a movie for adults although it’s not violent or scary and kids could still enjoy it, especially if they like musicals. I love that this movie kept to the original music and told the tale sort of like the Grimm Brothers. Like Prince Charming hitting on the baker’s wife, totally threw me for a loop. Who would have thought the prince would cheat. Oh and Cinderella birds picking out the eyes of her evil step sisters when she was leaving with the prince. My favorite scene was the when the two princes were singing the song “Agony” at the stream/falls. They were both so dramatic I couldn’t stop laughing.
`If you haven’t seen Into the Woods yet I suggest you pick it up as soon as possible. Meryl Streep did a fantastic job along with James Corden and Emily Blunt. I’ve even added the soundtrack to my play list because I just can’t get enough. To celebrate the release of the movie Disney Home Entertainment hosted an in-home release party. Here’s some tributes from Broadway talent to Stephen Sondheim.
Abby Mueller sings “Children Will Listen”
Catherine Walker sings “Steps of the Palace”
Chip Zien sings “No More”
LIlla Crawford sings “I Know Things Now”
MacKenzie Mauzy and Trevor Vaughn sings “No One Is Alone”
About Into the Woods:
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!
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-
- 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
- From Stage To Screen
- Magic of the Woods
- Designing the Woods
- 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
- Magic of the Woods
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