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Snow White and the Huntsman [DVD] [2012]

Kristen Stewart , Charlize Theron , Rupert Sanders    DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (375 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Nick Frost
  • Directors: Rupert Sanders
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Arabic, Hindi
  • Dubbed: Hindi
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Oct 2012
  • Run Time: 122 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (375 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006B7FM86
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,335 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Definitely not your average retelling of the classic Snow White fairy tale, Snow White and the Huntsman is a dark, action-fantasy film that's based more on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale than the well-known Disney version of the story. It features intriguing concepts, impressive special effects, and some disappointingly lackluster acting.

The essence of the "Snow White" story is preserved in this recounting: the queen's beautiful daughter Snow White, who is heir to the throne, is displaced and persecuted by an evil stepmother after her mother dies. Here, the evil stepmother Ravenna possesses a disturbing power to maintain her own perpetual youth by stealing youthfulness from the hearts of the young and beautiful, but her magic mirror warns that Snow White's innocence and purity as she comes of age will destroy Ravenna's chance at immortality. When Snow White escapes from the castle prison, Ravenna hires a downtrodden Huntsman to bring her back so that Ravenna can steal her youth and achieve personal immortality. But Snow White runs into a dark and sinister forest where mushrooms disperse hallucinogenic spores, trees come to life, flocks of bats spring from inanimate objects, and dwarves lurk in the shadows. The roles of the seven dwarves and the Huntsman in this version of the story prove to be quite different from the original, but what remain steadfast are Snow White's inner strength and absolute goodness, and her stepmother's innate evilness.

This film is full of fascinating imagery that's brought to life through powerful special effects, great costuming, and captivating cinematography--the scenes in the dark forest and the fairy-filled wilderness beyond are reason enough to see it. Unfortunately, the story moves a bit slowly and the acting by Kristen Stewart (Snow White) and Chris Hemsworth (Huntsman) is rather stoical and passionless and lacks chemistry, though Charlize Theron does stand out as a particularly disturbing Ravenna. --Tami Horiuchi

Product Description

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.


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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wasn't expecting much... 13 Oct 2012
By anna
Format:DVD|Amazon Verified Purchase
But the movie is great. The effects - both visual and special - were amazing. Plain and simple. The scenery is fantastic and very well incorporated into the movie. Theron makes a convincing Queen, worthy of our fear. Hemsworth makes a believable drunken huntsman, lost in his own grief and Stewart delivers one of the best portrayals of one of the most recognisable fairytale characters. I was - along with a lot of other people, I'm sure - surprised and almost "shocked" at the uncharacteristic casting choices but after viewing the finished product I understood and agreed.
Some people write these reviews based solely on trying to tarnish the acting of an actor or actress. It's both rude and tacky.
The truth is, the movie is good. It's not Oscar worthy but I don't think I've ever read anything about it being in the running for a statuette. It's not as ground breaking as some apparently thought it would be, but it is fun and entertaining and I will gladly place it into my collection.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad at all! 14 Oct 2012
Format:Blu-ray
A lot of hate for this film in the lower end of the stars spectrum seems to be based entirely on the fact Kristen Stewart is in the film. And as it is super important that nobody is seen to like anything even closely linked to twilight.

I dislike twilight as much as the next adult who doesn't really get the appeal of a hundred+ year old vampire seducing a teenage school girl! But I think it is important to realise that this is not Kristen Stewarts fault and shouldn't be the sole point on which all her future work is judged.
(note, this is not to dismiss every review down in the 1 and 2 stars, some have some really valid points- just the ones that clearly went into the film decided that she is Bella and thus must be slammed)

So the film, I really enjoyed it. The acting is solid for the most, although not sure why Chris Hemworth went with the Scottish accent? He does a fairly good job with it, but it does slip every now and then.
Kristen Stewart is a good snow white, she has a great look for that pure and innocent feel the film needed. She also did a pretty good job with her accent and saved what could have been a fairly forgettable part with a great delivery of a rousing speech towards the back end of the movie.
The stand out performances for me were Charlize Theron and Sam Spruell, who put in excellent turns as the Wicked Queen and her brother.

I do think it was a little long and drawn out in places, with appearances by characters from the tale that felt shoehorned in. But A very enjoyable film, and one that maybe is taking a little more flack than it deserves in my opinion.
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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark not Disney 5 Nov 2012
Format:DVD|Amazon Verified Purchase
Throw out your ideas of disney. Come to this with a blank mind.
Brilliant special effects. Kirsten is excellent in the part. This was a role not
Intended for someone who pouts beautifully on camera. It's dirty and gritty
As the character was intended to be someone who had spent about 8 years
In solitary confinement - you would no expect the character to be bubbly and
Gushing. I would say throw away the story book, and see this with fresh eyes.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A new take on an old favourite. 6 Jan 2013
By Pyewacket TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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First of all, don't expect this film to be like Disney's production in anyway at whole. It is not sugary, it is dark and deep.

Charlize Theron as the wicked Queen gives an excellent performance although she does go a bit over the top at the start of the film. Kristen Stewart plays Snow White and does it admirably.

The film owes more to the tales of the Grimm Brothers in its darkness and evil. The land itself is slowly being poisoned by Ravenna the Queen. Her magic mirror is brilliant piece of CGI, the image inside it, flows out like a river of molten gold to reveal the spirit within it. Having been told by the spirit of the mirror that she is no longer 'the fairest of them all' she has Snow White brought before her with the intention of killing her. She manages to escape but the Queen hires a Hunstman to find her and bring her back.

Meanwhile, Snow White is stuck in a forest of nightmares.......(the special effects here are stunning). She is soon pursued by the Queens brother but once again manages to escape.

She meets up with the dwarves who are nothing like the Disney characters. These are battle hardened warriors. Eventually the Hunstsman believes who she is and promises to help her. So, with the aid of the dwarves and the Huntsman she sets out of avenge her Father and take her rightful place as Queen. However, before this, she takes a bite of the inevitably poisoned apple and to all intents and purposes is dead. The person who kisses her and breaks the spell is not a Prince............

Both my husband and I enjoyed this film tremendoulsy.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Watch it and decide for yourself! 2 Oct 2012
By Ellie
Format:DVD
A lot of people have been negative about this film. I admit it could have been better but I still can't help but like it!
Yes Kristen Stewart is more of a pretty face than an actress BUT I feel that she was showing more emotion than she does in twilight which is an improvement. Theron is AMAZING! Her character is terrifying and quite frankly she makes this movie! Hemsworth is good, but he seems to be a bit, i don't know...lacking something? Not sure whats up with him as he's usually awesome!

Overall I'd say don't go on everyone's reviews, just watch it and make your mind up yourself! I'd definitely watch it again and in the future will be adding it to my collection!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars special affects are good...
The special affects are good with some interesting set pieces, however, the acting is often fairly flat which lets the overall film down. It is still worth watching though.
Published 1 day ago by andrew
5.0 out of 5 stars CHRIS HEMSWORTH
I only bought the film for Chris Hemsworth, but I ended up loving it. It's a new look at the classic, and Kristin Stewart proved she's so much more than Twilight. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Malaki Calden
5.0 out of 5 stars snow white
a interesting take of the fairy tale. a good amount of action and plot so it will keep you entertained as well as amused
Published 7 days ago by ian forsyth
4.0 out of 5 stars Snow White and the huntsman
I wasn't expecting to enjoy this but was really surprised. This film is not based on the sweet classic Disney Classic and is a lot more gritty and mature but still an enjoyable... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Adele204
4.0 out of 5 stars Try it
WHen you start watching this, you will wonder if its worth watchinging, but bear with it, and get through the 1st half hour, but understand what is going on. Read more
Published 13 days ago by S. Moore
4.0 out of 5 stars Snow White
Good version of this Snow White story. Not a Disney type but full of action and humour and special effects for an older audience. It's a film I could watch again
Published 21 days ago by specialK
4.0 out of 5 stars Snow white and the huntsman
Fairy tales with a very sadistic twist. even though it is as it was originally told by European parents to their kids to frighten them into good behaviour
Published 23 days ago by Peter Brookman
3.0 out of 5 stars Snow White and the Huntsman
Purchased for our grand-daughter but glad we watched it first as it was "too dark" for her to watch. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Ms T Fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Buy it. Its well worth. Very entertaining, .loved the story, acting and effects. Hope there are more of them to come!
Published 27 days ago by D. L. Carroll
3.0 out of 5 stars ok
much the same good over evil fairytale with a few effects and action-if you like this sort of film its worth a watch and pass it on
Published 1 month ago by paul d
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