If you dig back into the dim and distant past, Disney as a company was slow to appreciate the potential of the DVD format. And while it very much got its act together in the end, the very early Disney DVDs were distinctly underwhelming. The company has made no such mistake with Blu-ray, embracing the format astoundingly well, as perfectly demonstrated by its release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
As part of the firm’s Diamond Collection, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is crammed to the rafters with terrific and engaging extra features, which somehow find more things to say about a film that’s seven decades old. But it’s the attention that the main feature itself has been given that puts pretty much everyone else to shame.
You could be forgiven for thinking Disney might have been hamstrung by the age of the material here, but there’s little evidence of that with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The transfer here is stunningly good, with the film looking more as if it was made in the last few years rather than back in the 1930s. Consider the number of Blu-ray catalogue titles of just ten years ago that look quite shaky, and it’s all the more impressive an achievement. The audio, too, has been treated to a spruce up, and the whole disc feels like no detail was too much trouble. It’s a superb Blu-ray of a genuine classic film, and further proof as to why Disney is so highly regarded for its high definition discs. --Simon Brew
No film in history has captured the world’s imagination like Walt Disney’s first full-length animated masterpiece. Through astonishing Blu-ray high definition technology, experience this timeless classic in its most spectacular presentation ever. With an all-new, state-of-the-art digital restoration and Disney enhanced High Definition sound, the breathtaking animation and unforgettable music of the most revered Disney film of all time will enthral you like never before.
Join the beautiful princess Snow White as she escapes her jealous stepmother, the queen, and befriends a lovable group of dwarfs. But when she falls under the queen’s wicked spell, only true love’s kiss can save her.
This three-disc set includes a digitally-restored copy of the movie on Blu-ray, a Blu-ray features disc (see the packshot above for details of features and extras), plus a digitally-restored copy of the movie on DVD.