into the woods



One of the big worries about translating Stephen Sondheim’s play from stage to screen was what, if any, songs would be cut. It didn’t make it through unscathed, but there was one song that was cut that wasn’t even in the original musical. There was a beautiful song that Stephen Sondheim wrote for Meryl Streep, unfortunately it slowed the film down just at the moment things were picking up. So it had to go.

The good news is they filmed it and you’ll get to see it on the “Into the Woods” Blu-Ray or, as it turns out, you can get a preview right here.

For a new song, it definitely fits into the overall tone of the movie. Pre-order your Blu-ray combo pack here and it will arrive on March 24.

Plot synopsis below the jump:


It was the surprise hit of the new year, Disney’s cinematic version of Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods musical enchanted audiences with the modern twist of beloved fairy tales you thought you knew. On March 24th, you’ll be able to take home your own copy of the movie on DVD or Blu-Ray. Pre-order on Amazon.com today for home delivery on the 24th.

intothewoods-dveThe special features including an exclusive, never-before-seen original song written for the movie by Stephen Sondheim with lyrics by James Lapine. “She’ll be Back” was eventually cut from the film, but not before Meryl Streep recorded it for the movie.

In addition to Streep, the talent cast included Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, Lika Crawford, and Daniel Huttlestone. 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!

More details on what will be found on the Blu-Ray and DVD are below the jump: