In the fall, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will bring Snow White and the Huntsman to Blu-ray. Director Rupert Sanders' fantasy-adventure re-imagines the classic childhood fable in a dark and visually imaginative fashion.
From Universal's official synopsis:
"Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) is Snow White, the only woman in the land fairer than the evil queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron, Young Adult). Ravenna wants nothing more than to destroy her young rival, but she doesn't know that Show White has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, The Avengers) the queen dispatched to kill her. Together with a handsome prince (Sam Claflin, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) enchanted by Snow White's beauty and power, [the two outcasts] assemble an armed force to recapture the kingdom."
Universal's Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet Digital Copy combo pack offers two iterations of the film - the 128-minute theatrical cut and an all-new 132-minute extended edition. Both versions present the feature in its 2.39:1 original aspect ratio with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio tracks. In addition to Universal's standard BD-Live, pocket BLU, Advanced Remote Control, Video Timeline, Mobile-To-Go, and Keyboard functionalities, the set contains a number of bonus supplements, such as:
Commentary with director Rupert Sanders, visual effects supervisor Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, and co-editor Neil Smith
A New Legend Is Born behind-the-scenes featurette
Universal's Second Screen functionality
- Reinventing the Fairy Tale
- Citizens of the Kingdom
- The Magic of Snow White and the Huntsman
- Around the Kingdom: 360° Set Tour
Snow White and the Huntsman streets on September 11th.
Surprisingly good movie. And, Kristen Stewart doesn't bite her lip once! I expect several Oscar nominations in the technical categories for this one, and hopefully a Best Supporting Actress nod for Charlize Theron.
Why does the United States (or the World) need to cease doing anything because of 9/11? I thought the whole idea was to go about our every day lives and continue "normalcy." Obviously the date is one of a horrible tragedy, and I reflect on that day's events and the people involved more than just on the anniversary of the attacks. One way to honor the sacrifice of so many is to continue on with our lives. Reflection? Yes! Shutting down everything? No... I don't believe that is the answer.
I am from NY and had friends and people i knew that lost loved ones.. i dont see why any of you are making a big deal of a 9/11 release.. does that mean now nobody should buy TDKR on BD cuz of what just happend in Colorado? or nobody should go to the malls because of the shooting last month in Toronto? this is life unfortunatly and crappy things happen all the time, we just got to keep on living as each day is our last and enjoy all our moments!! anyways i will be buyinhg Snow white and hte huntsmand day on on 9/11/12
An underrated film, plain and simple. I'm not calling it a masterpiece by any means, as a few stretches of the midsection narrative tend to drag a bit, but on a visual and thematic level the story is more resonate than most realize. Sanders' sense of imagery and art direction really accentuated the classical Gothic fairy tale elements (think Fritz Lang's Die Nibelungen) that rarely get a chance to shine on the big screen; here, such a world is depicted in full glory, with striking cinematography and state-of-the-art digital effects. Some of the set pieces might be slightly derivative, or inspired, depending on how you look at it. Either way, I favored the darkly, dreamy, imagination of it all.
I also enjoyed the casting ...yes, even Stewart. Particularly Stewart, in fact. The way her demeanor and physical beauty differs from Theron makes for the film's core juxtaposition. The contrast between the two on all levels, even down to skin pallor, is central to the story as expressed through visuals, which, by the way, is the best kind of cinema.
It's clear Ingram's judgment is clouded. There's no other explanation for that press release of a review he wrote 13 hours ago. I'm guessing he worked on the movie, is employed by the studio's publicity firm or knows someone personally involved. (A crush maybe?) If that's the case Ingram, I understand. Things are tough out there with the economy the way it is. I don't blame you for sucking up and doing what needs to be done to put food on the table, but I do hope that when you move on to a job that doesn't require you to compromise your dignity you'll be able to laugh about all the soul-sucking stuff you had to do at your current position. Good luck!
I'll admit that's a pretty elaborate review for a so-so film. I really liked the movie allot mostly because of it's art direction and Charlize Theron's performance. The special effects are top notch as is the cinematography, but it's clear the script was rushed so non of the inexperienced cast new how to handle it. Charlize is an Academy Award winning actress for goodness sake, so she had no touble carving a memorable performance. This is essentially Legend for a new generation.
Theron is a very capable actress. I like a lot of what she's done. However, that Oscar win was for nothing more than makeup. Because being ugly is a novelty for Hollywood. Lest we forget, Oscar's value fluctuates quite a bit. (cf. Whoopi Goldberg in Ghost, Driving Miss Daisy, Marisa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny, Mira Sorvino in Mighty Aphrodite, Al Pacino in The Scent of a Woman, Crash, etc.)
Universal is considering making a sequel with director Rupert Sanders and Kristen Stewart. Now that Sanders and Stewart have acknowledged having an affair, if there is a sequel, I would bet that Sanders won't be helming it.
The director's wife, Liberty Ross, played Snow White's mother in the movie.
I wish they would have used the artwork for the blu-ray that they used for the movie one-shot. I liked the profile of Kristen Stewart with Charlize in the background. Not a big fan of the current artwork.
I haven't seen this yet, but plan on blind buying it based on the reviews...