Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Snow White & the Huntsman -- Coming out to BluRay on Sept 11 2012

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A Breathtaking New Vision Turns a Legendary Tale Into a Visually Stunning, Epic action-Adventure Featuring All Star Cast Charlize Theron,
Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth


Featuring An extended Edition Not Seen in theaters,
Blu-Ray Combo Pack including UltraViolet™, DVD & Digital
Copy Available to own on September 11, 2012

“A stunning and epic cinematic odyssey that will blow you away!”
—Jake Hamilton, FOX-TV

Venture into a land of action fantasy, heroic battle scenes and visual wonder in Snow White and the Huntsman Extended Edition, coming to Blu-rayCombo Pack, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download on September 11, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Packed with pulse-pounding battles, unmatched visual imagination and compelling characters, Snow White and the Huntsman is a wholly original adventure story told on an epic scale. From the splendor of the wicked Queen’s enchanted palace to the menace of the Dark Forest, a breathtaking combination of harrowing beauty, epic battle scenes, visual wonder and jaw-dropping special effects make this film singularly suited for the incomparable high-definition picture and perfect hi-def 5.1 surround sound of Blu-ray. To view the trailer, visit: http://youtu.be/_WgWm2H1ESE
The Combo Pack includes an Extended version of the film not shown in theaters, as well as a Digital Copy of the film, compatible with iPhone®, iTunes®, iPad®, iPod®, iPod® touch, Android or online retail partners, and also includes UltraViolet, the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows in the cloud to instantly stream and download to TV’s, computers, tablets and smart phones. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.
From acclaimed producer Joe Roth (Alice in Wonderland), Snow White and the Huntsman is “A breathtaking experience that shouldn’t be missed” and “a flat-out masterpiece!” with “amazing special effects,” said Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV. Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times, raves, “A film of astonishing beauty and imagination. What a ride!” While Peter Travers of Rolling Stone calls it simply, “A visual marvel.”
Snow White and the Huntsman’s stellar cast includes Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron (Prometheus, Hancock), Chris Hemsworth  (Thor, The Avengers), Kristen Stewart (the Twilight saga, On the Road), Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Ian McShane (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Bob Hoskins (Mrs. Henderson Presents), Ray Winstone (The Departed), Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz), Toby Jones (Frost/Nixon), Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes), Johnny Harris (Atonement), Brian Gleeson (The Eagle), Sam Spruell (The Hurt Locker), Vincent Regan (Clash of the Titans), Lily Cole (St. Trinian’s), Noah Huntley (28 Days Later), Liberty Ross (W.E.) and, in her feature-film debut, Raffey Cassidy as the young Snow White.

Blu-rayTM and DVD Bonus Features:

  • A New Legend Is Born
  • Feature Commentary with director Rupert Sanders, visual effects supervisor Cedric Nicolas-Troyan and co-editor Neil Smith

Bonus Features Exclusive to the Blu-rayTM

  • Reinventing the Fairy Tale

  • Citizens of the Kingdom

  • The Magic Of “Snow White and the Huntsman”


  • Around the Kingdom: 360° Set Tour

Universal’s Second Screen: An innovative viewing experience that allows viewers to control, interact with and explore Snow White and the Huntsman with groundbreaking features on a networked tablet or computer, in synch with the movie on the television screen! As the movie plays, experience features such as:

    • Flick View: Move content from the tablet to the TV screen, and compare storyboards, animatics, and other exciting bonus material with a “flick” of the fingers. 
    • Behind the Scenes (Picture in Picture)
    • Around the Kingdom: 360° Set Tour
    • Virtual Flip books
    • Cast of Characters
    • UltraVioletThe revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and instantly stream and download to TV’s, computers, tablets and smartphones. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. Currently available in the United States only.
    • Digital Copy: Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from a choice of retail partners to watch on an array of electronics and portable devices including computers, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch, Android and more!
    • pocket BLU App: The popular free pocket BLU app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad®, Android tablets, PC and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of the devices’ larger screens and high resolution displays.
    • Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
    • Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
    • Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
    • Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
    • Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
    • BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more!
  Own Snow White and the Huntsman on Blu-ray & DVD September 11, 2012

In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) who was dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White's beauty and power.

The breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale is from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland, producer Sam Mercer (The Sixth Sense) and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders.

Available for Pre-Order now: $24.96 from Amazon


When this movie hit theater's I gotta tell you, I wasn't expecting too much. From the previews showed on TV, I assumed it would be more of a "dude-flick" I wrongly assumed a bunch of fighting scenes, and other things I don't particularly enjoy in movies. In fact- when I was in town visiting my mother, she wanted to go see it, and she begged me.. I wouldn't go. We saw Chernobyl Diaries instead (btw- that is a good movie, although I'm sure critics will slaughter it!) . My mother later went and saw Snow White and the Huntsman in 3D by herself. Now, after seeing it- I feel bad that I didn't go with her. She was right! It's a really good movie!

I am not a huge fan of Kristen Stewart. I just dislike anything Twilight, which included Rob P and Kristen S. I am so sick of hearing Twilight - the books and the movie.. I hate even speaking of it now.
Which is another reason I didn't want to see this movie. However, as much as I dislike Kristen Stewart and Twilight, she did an OK job of playing this role- I do think it could've been cast a little better. In my humble opinion, Kristen S is pretty (I guess) but the fairest in the land? She just doesn't seem to fill Snow Whites gorgeous shoes. She's kinda homely. 

However- on the other hand,. Charlize Theron (whom I adore) totally nailed the part of Evil Queen! She delivers this role up on a believable silver platter!  Spectacular as she has ever been, in fact- probably even more so.

The fight scenes were not as grisly and over drawn and "too long". I gotta say - the one thing that bothered me the most was Ravenna's brother's hair. More specifically his bangs. *shuddering*.
Also, I wasn't sure if she and her brother had an incestuous relationship, if he was more than a brother to her wasn't really clear, but definitely insinuated.

I loved the scenes in the Dark Woods, it felt reminiscent of my teenage years (lol!) and very trippy. I think she ate some bad mushrooms! But all in all the special effects of the forest and the Troll more importantly- were breathtaking, realistic and captivating.

I am so impressed with this movie, I have watched it several times over the weekend. If you were like me, and assumed it is not for you- or you wouldn't like it.. you should give it a chance. It was really good.

The one thing the special effects could have been better on, was the part of the mirror. In my opinion, it wasn't really a  mirror anyway, but more rather of a brass circle on the wall. I would have made the mirror more realistic. The one thing that confused me, is the ending, not to spoil it for you, but I was glad it had a happy ending. It did leave the question unanswered about whom she chooses. I guess we are supposed to want her to choose the Huntsman, but they never say. I am to believe they will make a sequel?  Because I am almost positive the way it left off they will...


In this spectacular action-adventure, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) is Snow White, the only woman in the land fairer than the evil queen Ravenna (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron). 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 queen dispatched to kill her. Together with a handsome prince (Sam Claflin) enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power, they assemble an armed force to recapture the kingdom. This breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders is, in the words of Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV, “A film that soars with creativity, stylistic genius and amazing battle scenes.”



CastCharlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Stewart, Sam Claflin, Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, Nick Frost, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, Johnny Harris, Brian Gleeson, Sam Spruell, Vincent Regan, Lily Cole, Noah Huntley, Liberty Ross, Raffey Cassidy
Directed By: Rupert Sanders
Written By: Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock, Hossein Amini
Story By: Evan Daugherty
Produced By: Sam Mercer, Palak Patel, Joe Roth
Executive Producer: Gloria S. Borders
Director of Photography: Greig Fraser
Production Designer: Dominic Watkins
Edited By: Conrad Buff IV, Neil Smith
Costume Designer: Colleen Atwood
Music By: James Newton Howard

Street Date: September 11, 2012
Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61120921 (U.S.); 61123281 (CDN)
Running Time: 2 hours 8 minutes/2 hours, 12 minutes
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, and brief sensuality (U.S.); PG (Canada); G (Quebec)
Technical Info: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/DVS2 2.0 and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

Street Date: September 11, 2012
Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61120545 (U.S.); 61123282 (CDN)
Running Time: 2 hours, 8 minutes / 2 hours, 12 minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, and brief sensuality (US); PG (Canada); G (Quebec)
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

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