Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the classic Sleeping Beauty and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which shepresides, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king's newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
Live-action fantasy-adventure delves into the backstory of one of Disney animation's iconic menaces, as Angelina Jolie dons the mantle of the sinister sorceress from "Sleeping Beauty." A childhood betrayal by King Stefan (Sharlto Copley) drove the embittered Maleficent to curse his firstborn Aurora (Elle Fanning), but will coming to know the child give her pause? Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville, and Juno Temple also star. 97 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, DVS Dolby Digital stereo, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; featurette.