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“She’ll Be Back” Into The Woods cover from Traci Hines

Traci Hines, whose original song Cinderella we just featured, has partnered with Disney to record a cover of the all new, never before seen deleted song, “She’ll Be Back” from Disney’s Into The Woods. The song was originally written by Stephen Sondheim specifically for Meryl… Read More »“She’ll Be Back” Into The Woods cover from Traci Hines

See Meryl Streep’s cut song from Disney’s “Into The Woods”

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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:

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Disney’s Into The Woods DVD / Blu-Ray Features & Release Date Announced

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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:

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More behind the scenes interviews and clips from Disney’s Into the Woods

Disney’s musical “Into The Woods” has been nominated for 3 Golden Globe awards including Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) and Best Actress. It’s also breaking records at the box office with a fantastic opening of $31 million and great ‘legs’ as audiences return multiple times… Read More »More behind the scenes interviews and clips from Disney’s Into the Woods

All about the music of Disney’s Into The Woods

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Disney’s Into The Woods took the iconic music from Stephen Sondheim’s twisted fairy tale stage musical and turn it into one of the best films of 2014. In this special featurette, Director Rob Marshall, Author James Lapine, various cast members, and Stephen Sondheim himself, talk about translating the music from stage to screen:

The sound of the movie is great, as are the performances. It even managed to eke out 2nd place in a tough Box Office weekend. Have you seen it yet?

Disney has also released a second featurette that with the cast and producers talking about the production. Check it out below:

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World Premiere of “Into the Woods” at the Ziegfeld Theatre

The stars came out for the world premiere of “Into the Woods” on Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York. Director Rob Marshall, the all star cast including Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Christine Baranski, Tracey Ullman and… Read More »World Premiere of “Into the Woods” at the Ziegfeld Theatre