The beautiful Aurora is cursed into everlasting sleep by an evil witch for a crime she didn't commit. The brave Commander of the Guard, William, embarks on a quest inspired by both love and loyalty to free the doomed princess.
This film is exactly the same as Dornroschen , except that its been dubbed in English and re-released. It is the most fantastic recreation of a fairy tale I have ever seen. This version is set in a pink palace, beside an enchanted lake, in which 12 good fairies live. It is very much in the old-style tradition and gives the viewer a sense that they have gone back hundreds of years ago, as a film should. The wicked fairy that puts the curse on the Princess lives in a tower and is the typified hag.
Although this is a classified as a story for children, I do not recommend that children 5 years or under should see this as some scenes are quite frightening.
This film is also excellent in that there is extensive character development. We not only meet Briar Rose and her parents, but everyone from the King, down to the cook and the kitchen boys plays a part here, so we can see how life would have been way back then for servants as well as royalty.
A must-see for all who enjoy traditional fairy tales!!
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