Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
(2 Disc Set)
Having recently watched Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on DVD, I
was also given the change to view the Blu-ray version and like the
aforementioned format, the Blu-ray version has received a rather
impressive facelift that has had the video and audio cleaned up
considerably. Best of all, this 1937 feature film comes alive again in
2009 and once again, we were captivated by this enchanting movie about a
princess and her seven new found friends.
The story begins with
the wicked Queen who asks her magic mirror who is the fairest one of
all. For years, the Queen was the fairest one of all, however
unfortunately one day, this all changes and the mirror proclaims Snow
White as the
fairest one of all. Outraged by this decision, the Queen orders her
Huntsmen to murder her beautiful step daughter, whether this is
triggered by jealous, insanity or both, only the Queen knows.
Thankfully the Huntsmen is unable to perform this task and even worse,
bring the heart of Snow White back to her as proof. He warns the
princess and from there she flees into the forests, only to meet the
parallels to Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Snow White enters their
home, cleans it up and falls asleep in their beds until the the 7 dwarfs
return to find an unexpected visitor and immediately, just as do the
forest creatures, they fall in love with Snow White... even Grumpy.
Sadly while Snow White is hiding with Bashful, Doc, Dopey,
Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy and Sneezy, the seven dwarfs, the Queen finds out
that the Huntsmen has brought her not the heart of a human but the heart
of a pig.
Taking matters into her own hand, the Queen creates a
dastardly spell that turns her into an old hag in order to give the
beautiful princess a magic Apple that will forever keep her asleep.
Unfortunately Snow White succumbs to the Queen and without spoiling the
story anymore, it's up to the seven dwarfs and a handsome prince to save
the DVD version, the
animation for a movie from 1937 is thoroughly impressive that boasts
exceptional picture quality and it almost looks like a painting come to
life. The only drawback to the movie like the DVD version is unfortunately the audio quality,
however thankfully once you get immersed into the movie, it becomes a
thing of the past. I understand that the cartoon was made in 1937,
however Disney should be commended in transferring this to Blu-ray and t
72 years of age, you'll be pushing it to look this good! Of course, the
songs in the movie are truly memorable classics like "Heigh Ho, Heigh
Ho, we're off to work we go!" and is probably an element of the film
which made it so popular among all viewers.
Featuring a variety of genres in this classic tale from
comedy to romance and adventure, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
is a must have collection for almost everyone. Whether you have children
or wish to walk down memory lane, this movie can be watched time and
course to celebrate the Diamond anniversary of Snow White, Disney have
released this movie as a 2-disc edition that features some memorable
special features that include commentary, the songs of Snow White and
some great deleted scenes and explanations behind the creation of this
magical movie. Lastly, add in some great games and activities and you
have a must have Blu-ray for Christmas.
BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO PACK BONUS FEATURES
Audio Commentary With Walt Disney
"The Princess And The Frog" Sneak Peek
MUSIC & MORE
Someday My Prince Will Come by Tiffany Thornton
Snow White Returns
Soup Eating Sequence
Bed Building Sequence
GAMES & ACTIVITIES
Mirror Mirror On The Wall
What Do You See?