Love it or hate it, Disney’s gritty “Sleeping Beauty” retread “Maleficent” was a monster hit for the studio, earning $240 million domestic, and raking in an impressive $750 million worldwide, which currently places it second in 2014 total box office, right behind “Transformers: How Do These Movies Keep Making More Money Than The GDP Of The Entire Continent of Africa”? And to keep the train rolling, “Maleficent” will hit Blu-ray, DVD and VOD on November 4, and Disney’s rolling out some of the special features early, as five deleted scenes were recently posted on the interwebs.
Most of the scenes are brief and consist of Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) bickering with her manservant Diaval (Sam Riley). An unfinished CGI crow effect at the end of one of these sequences is sure to satisfy fans of the craptastic cult favorite “Birdemic”. The longest scene, depicting Stefan (Sharlto Copley) lusting after the king’s crown, lacks the trademark Copley overacting. For that, you might want to check out his baffling batshit crazy performance in Spike Lee’s “Oldboy” remake, which is begging to become the next midnight movie craze. These deleted scenes will also be available on DVD and Blu-ray. Check ’em out below. [Comic Book Movie]