Thursday, May 31, 2012

10th Anniversary Edition - The Princess Diaries 1 and 2 on Blu-ray

For the First Time on Blu-ray

To commemorate the 10th anniversary† of a cherished family classic, Disney proudly presents a special movie collection featuring two modern-day fairy tales, The Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, for the first time ever on Blu-ray! Starring Academy Award®-Winning Actress Julie Andrews (Best Actress, Mary Poppins, 1964) and Academy Award-Nominated Actress Anne Hathaway (Best Actress, Rachel Getting Married, 2008), these two heartwarming and hilarious movies will touch your heart.

As the future queen of Genovia, Princess Mia has everything a girl could want – except the enchanting romance she’s always dreamed of. Comic complications rule the day in these delightfully engaging stories about finding out who you really are and discovering what it takes to make your dreams come true! Relive all the magic and excitement of these two beloved favorites on this 3-Disc Combo Pack, which includes a DVD of each film. Share the laughter and the love for the first time on Disney Blu-ray. 

Princess Diaries Film Synopsis:           
Mia Thermopolis is the average teenager - sweet, a little geeky, and pretty much invisible to everyone with the exception of her mother, best friend Lilly and Lilly's older brother Michael. Making it through high school without throwing up is a challenge in itself for Mia, so it doesn't come as welcome news when her estranged grandmother shows up out of the blue and calmly informs her that she is in fact the heir to the throne of a European country called Genovia. Suddenly Mia's life is thrown into complete overload. She's being taught about scarves, waves and pears in order to become a perfect princess, she gets a makeover and a tough looking yet sweet bodyguard/limo driver called Joe. Things get out of hand when the media gets a hold of the story and suddenly Mia is thrust into the spotlight in both the newspapers and in school. On top of all that Mia has a choice to make. She must decide by Genovia's Independence Day Ball whether she longs to relinquish her claim on the throne or to become the princess and heir to the throne her father and grandmother want her to be.

Princess Diaries 2 Film Synopsis:        
Starring the irresistible Anne Hathaway and Academy Award Winner Julie Andrews (Best Actress, Mary Poppins), this modern-day fairy tale picks up right where The PrincessDiaries left off!  As future queen of Genovia, Princess Mia (Hathaway) has everything a girl could want – except the magical romance she’s always dreamed of.  But soon, Mia’s shocked to discover that she needs to get married right now or her family will lose the crown! Comic complications rule the day in this delightful family story about finding out who you really are and discovering what it takes to make your dreams come true!

My Thoughts:
I had already seen both of these films prior to this special release. They are really fun movies that send some really nice messages. It's every girl's dream to wake up one morning and realize you are royalty, but it's not Mia's. Through these funny films you get a glimpse into just how hard it is to live up to the royal expectations. Mia isn't the typical princess and has to make some compromises to fit the part, but she still remains true to who she is, what she believes in, and who her friends are. Laugh out loud as you follow Mia through a hilarious transformation of the outside while realizing just how beautiful she is on the inside. In the end you can clearly see what matters to her most, her family and being true to herself.

This is a definite fun family film that will have you all laughing. It would make for a great double feature movie night!


Show Me Mama said...

Oh, i love this movie. I saw it several times. One of my favorites.

Lara said...

Isn't it a good one?? I used to watch it all the time and now I am looking forward to watching it more!