If your like me, you love your movies...but not all of them, for me it takes something special to make it into our collection of movies, and well most of those are 80's movies...lol...stuff we grew up with i guess. There are quite a few new ones sprinkled in, with that said I was so excited to add Snow White and The Huntsman to our collection! My husband and I went to see it in theaters when it came out (our only date night this year)...since then we were almost counting the day's till it came out on DVD. I was so ecstatic to be able to review the extended edition.
Venture into a land of action fantasy, heroic battle scenes and visual wonder in Snow White and the Huntsman Extended Edition, on Blu-ray ™ Combo 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 ™. TRAILER
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.
ABOUT THE MOVIE
In this spectacular action-adventure, Kristen Stewart is Snow White, the only woman in the land fairer than the evil queen Ravenna (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.
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, 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 and, in her feature-film debut, Raffey Cassidy as the young Snow White.
I know you can already tell that we absolutely love this movie...it is far from the fairytale story that was created years ago. While on the same basis of the princess left with an evil step mother who wants to kill her for her beauty, this version is a much darker story of betrayal, witch craft, and jealousy. With exciting special effects, and thrilling fight scenes...this movie keeps your attention from start to finish. With me being the emotional wreck i am lately there were even a few tears...while not much of a children's movie, my boys really enjoyed watching this movie, and i know it will be a favorite for years to come!
OTHER FUN THINGS TO CHECK OUT
“Snow White & the Huntsman” Magic Mirror Takeovers
Approximately 165 bars and restaurants in seven cities will transform their restroom mirrors to offer personal photo opportunities for patrons to emulate either Queen Ravenna or The Huntsman via specially designed window clings of the characters. Just position yourself within the image and snap a photo to upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and share with friends and fans. Look for the “Queens” or “Huntsman” restroom door signs at locations in Atlanta, Boston, Philly, Chicago, NYC, Los Angeles and San Fran from Sept 5 – 12.
Free ‘Queen Ravenna Red’ Nail Changes at Participating Nail Salons
Twenty participating nail salons around the country will offer FREE “Queen Ravenna Red” polish changes and a keepsake mirrored key chain to the first 50 patrons to make an appointment from Sept 4 – 14 at locations in Detroit, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Orange County, Chicago, Tampa, Cleveland, St. Louis, Boston, Minneapolis, Denver, Houston, San Diego, Phoenix, Los Angeles, New York, San Fran, Washington, Philly. Look for the special flyers distributed at malls and bring your friends, post your new look and enjoy watching sneak peek clips from the upcoming “Snow White & the Huntsman” Blu-ray/DVD.
Kelly’s Coffee & Fudge Shops Celebrate “Snow White & the Huntsman”
Thirteen participating Kelly’s Coffee & Fudge shops in the SoCal area will feature specially-created ‘Snow White & the Huntsman’ candied apples along with complimentary promotional items from Sept 7 through October 7. And don’t forget, an exclusive game code to play the online game “Conquer the Kingdom” is contained on signature coffee cup sleeves while supplies last. Look for store posters and tags for more information about the game and a chance to win daily prizes and qualify to win a grand prize free trip to Ireland.
“Snow White & the Huntsman” Conquer the Kingdom Game
Launched online Aug. 29 the Conquer the Kingdom game allows fans to uncover “spell codes” by participating in various Snow White & the Huntsman activities, both online and offline. Fans submit their “spell codes” to the Mirror (for a chance to win prizes throughout the promotion, accumulating multiple entries for the chance to win the Grand Prize.
The Conquer the Kingdom website is the main hub for activation. It will feature four challenges, each with a unique environment based on locations in the film. By playing the various challenges, consumers earn “spell codes” to submit to the Mirror. The website will also feature videos to watch to as an incentive to earn additional “spell codes”.
“Snow White & the Huntsman” Collector’s Bags at Comic Book Stores
Over 125 comic book stores around the country are distributing over 120,000 colorful limited edition “Snow White & the Huntsman” bags and promo items from Sept 6 – Oct 6 and offering exclusive game codes to visitors to play “Conquer the Kingdom” for a chance to win daily prizes and qualify for the grand prize trip to Ireland.
“Snow White & the Huntsman” Gameplay Tour at Simon Malls Properties
Over fourteen Simon Malls locations are hosting Gameplay, the interactive gaming tour that connects fans of all ages to the hottest video games before they are officially launched and available in stores. From Aug 7 – Oct 3, visitors can get an advance look at the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release of “Snow White & the Huntsman” and play the popular online games created for the release. In addition as an exclusive for the malls, an exclusive game code will be given to participants to play the new online game “Conquer the Kingdom” to win daily prizes and qualify to win a grand prize free trip to Ireland.