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post #31 of 68
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Originally Posted by raoul_duke View Post

The UK release will be region free.
However, I have a feeling that extras will stripped from it to accomodate other languages, ala Battleship.
Personally, I've gone for the Target Exclusive with book and K-Stew cover.
My opinion of the movie, was that I enjoyed it overall, despite a laboured first hour.
I also thought that Stewart was fine as Snow White. She was supposed to be awkward.
That said, her ride into battle is hilarious, bouncing around horseback.

Wait. Target will ge the same 72 page book as well?
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Originally Posted by tfoltz View Post

I saw this with my wife thinking it would be unique and interesting. In my opinion the movie was awful. Bad/over acting by all, silly story, they quickly skipped over the interesting parts in the forest, and it temporarily broke up Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson tongue.gif. There's something wrong when the fairest of them all is fornicating with the director...for shame

I take it you're one of those... Twihards? That's the term right? Anyhoo... tongue.gif to you. Just kidding. wink.gif
post #32 of 68
It was in jest...but I do think the movie is awful. I won't continue to post my disdain since others like it and I am not here to rain on any parades.
post #33 of 68
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Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post

Wait. Target will ge the same 72 page book as well?
No, it's more like 20 pages.

You can see it in this un-boxing video. But for the love of all things good, turn the sound OFF.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU5QymdfujI
post #34 of 68
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Originally Posted by tfoltz View Post

It was in jest...but I do think the movie is awful. I won't continue to post my disdain since others like it and I am not here to rain on any parades.

Don't be like that. I was only playing with you. If we all agreed about everything, forums like these would be so boring. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by raoul_duke View Post

No, it's more like 20 pages.
You can see it in this un-boxing video. But for the love of all things good, turn the sound OFF.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU5QymdfujI

YouTube is a no-no at work so I'll have to wait 'til I get home. Thanks, however.
post #35 of 68
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Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post

Don't be like that. I was only playing with you. If we all agreed about everything, forums like these would be so boring. smile.gif
YouTube is a no-no at work so I'll have to wait 'til I get home. Thanks, however.

Oh I'm not upset. I just know it gets annoying for people to keep saying "I hate this movie" when other people like it.
post #36 of 68
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Originally Posted by tfoltz View Post

Oh I'm not upset. I just know it gets annoying for people to keep saying "I hate this movie" when other people like it.

Fair enough. Your consideration is appreciated but you weren't being annoying in the slightest.
post #37 of 68
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Originally Posted by raoul_duke View Post

No, it's more like 20 pages.
You can see it in this un-boxing video. But for the love of all things good, turn the sound OFF.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU5QymdfujI

I accidentally heard 15 seconds of audio. You weren't kidding. *shudder* frown.gif
post #38 of 68
i was pleasantly surprised by the movie. it was pointed out that the 'mirror' that was was speaking to Theron was only in her mind...she was delusional. the enchanted forest scenes were straight out of Legend and Princess Mononoke
post #39 of 68
This review sums up my thoughts of Stewart as Snow White quite nicely:
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Mirror, mirror, who is your manufacturer and where might they process returns? Theron glows even when Ravenna’s magical powers are waning and she’s allegedly looking haggard. Dressed by costume designer Coleen Atwood in fantastically over-the-top numbers worthy of the best days of Alexander McQueen, Theron is a goddess, a breathtaking piece of human perfection. You can see why a judgmental mirror would tell Mirror, Mirror’s wicked stepmother Julia Roberts that lovely young Lily Collins, as rose-like and Disney-beautiful as they come, had the edge. But the mirror in Snow White and the Huntsman is addressing something deeper than pillowy lips and even features. What makes Stewart’s Snow White fairer is what is inside her, humanity, empathy and character. Snow’s mother wished for a child (seen in prologue) to mimic a rose she found blooming in winter—its beauty, but more than anything, its strength, a description never mentioned in Grimm. Which is the essence of Snow White and the Huntsman’s Snow, who leaps into raw sewage, then a churning sea and plunges into an enchanted forest to escape and rally her people with the passionate cry, “Who will be my brother?”

The men Snow encounters, with the exception of Ravenna’s freakily coiffed brother (Sam Spruell), who has a pervy interest in her, and the world’s worst Louise Brooks hairdo, aren’t immediately dazzled by the girl. The Huntsman (Thor’s Chris Hemsworth), a hunk nursing the heartbreak of his wife’s death, agrees to help her, but is largely unimpressed. He slices off the bottom of Snow’s dress, fashioning her a more travel-worthy tunic and when she looks taken aback, sneers, “Don’t flatter yourself.” It’s only when he sees the curious connection she has with a troll that the Huntsman starts to regard her as anything but a hapless girl. In another nod to a more modern heroine, their attraction builds slowly (especially considering Hemsworth could have chemistry with a potted plant).

It even takes a while for the dwarves (eight to start, mostly played by famous English actors like Ian McShane, Ray Winstone, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones and Eddie Marsan and shrunk to size by cinematic magic), to warm to her. They recognize her as “the one,” the designated savior of the land, only after seeing the woodland creatures respond to her. This sequence, the only one to truly pay homage to Walt Disney, is glorious—a live action version of a psychedelic paradise, complete with winking mushrooms, friendly fairies, and butterflies as thick as snow and pale as the moon. With Snow, played by this girl with the pointy chin, it’s the inner glow that counts, as it should be.
post #40 of 68
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Originally Posted by raoul_duke View Post

The UK release will be region free.
However, I have a feeling that extras will stripped from it to accomodate other languages, ala Battleship.

According to this site, it has all the special features of the US release.
post #41 of 68
Watched the theatrical cut last night. Overall I'm a bit mixed on the film. The pacing was way too slow for me and didn't really do much until they got out of the dark forest. Visually the movie was just stunning and mixed a good chunk of much better movies and their elements into the overall film. It had a mixture of Game of Thrones, LOTR, Corpse Bride and especially Princess Mononoke (white spirit creatures and an elk with tree antlers) Too bad it didn't gel into a better overall movie from beginning to end. Charlize Theron I thought was wonderful as the evil queen and at times got into the Gary Oldman overacting evil bad guy acting, but to me that was good (Stansfield from Leon) The sound was also pretty good but the dialog seem to be a bit low in the beginning before it found its proper setting for the rest of the film. Again visually a wonderful movie to look at, but overall a letdown for me.
post #42 of 68
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Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post

According to this site, it has all the special features of the US release.
PiP track and commentary not mentioned.

This is what's on the US disc:

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Theatrical Version and Extended Edition: Two versions of the film are included, a 127-minute theatrical cut and a 131-minute extended edition. The extended version doesn't offer an abundance of new scenes, but those it does are in keeping with the tone and aesthetic of the film.

Audio Commentary: Director Rupert Sanders, visual effects supervisor Cedric Nicolas-Troyan and co-editor Neil Smith work their way through the film, touching on anything and everything that might arouse the curiosity of diligent listeners. Casting, performances, set construction, costume design, visual effects, and the adaptation itself are thoroughly examined, as are the tone, style and intentions behind the filmmakers' key (and not so key) decisions.

U-Control, Picture in Picture (HD): Somewhat short but informative bursts of behind-the-scenes footage, pre and post-production materials, and cast and crew interviews fill this Picture-in-Picture track, all of which fans will happily gobble up.

Second Screen Experience: A second, more interactive experience is available via your tablet or PC after downloading the pocket BLU app and syncing it with your playback of the film.

Around the Kingdom: 360° Set Tour (HD): Explore the film's Pinewood Studios sets, reconstructed from panoramic photographs for your viewing pleasure. Locations include "King Magnus' Courtyard," "Village Near Castle Tabor," "Duke Hammond's Castle Encampment," "Queen Raveena's Throne Room" and "Queen Raveena's Mirror Room."

A New Legend is Born (HD, 21 minutes): Sanders, producer Joe Roth and notable members of the cast and crew chime in on the production, the story and characters, Sanders' approach, the costumes, the film's blend of history, fantasy archetypes and other versions of Snow White, and more.

Reinventing the Fairy Tale (HD, 6 minutes): A look at the film's use of fairy tale elements, imagery and themes, as well as the Brothers Grimm version of Snow White, to create a new adaptation of a classic story. (Also featured: clips from Sanders' "Tone Poem," a proof-of-concept reel used to sell the studio on the project.

Citizens of the Kingdom (HD, 23 minutes): Up next, four EPK-style character featurettes - "Fairest of Them All: Snow White," "Deliciously Evil: Queen Ravenna," "The Huntsman" and, the best of the bunch, "Motley Crew: The Dwarves."

The Magic of Snow White and the Huntsman (HD, 13 minutes): Visual effects breakdowns, concept art, animatics and other step-by-step goodies are used to dissect and detail the film's FX.
post #43 of 68
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Originally Posted by raoul_duke View Post

PiP track and commentary not mentioned.
This is what's on the US disc:

Yeah, this was pointed out to me recently at another forum. I see how it can be upsetting to some. However, for me, I've watched this film three times on BD (re-rented it recently so I could watch it with my neighbour who hadn't seen it) and not once have I had any desire to listen to the audio commentary. I'm not a fan of PIP stuff (I'd rather either watch the movie or watch the special features but not both at the same time). I've never had any interest in SSE (same reason why I don't care for PIP and "Maximum Movie Mode" type features).

So I guess I won't be missing much and would rather have the artwork and book instead.

However, over at Blu-ray.com the following was mentioned:
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Originally Posted by Voltaire53;6503288 
We shall see when it's actually released but I note that commentaries (theatrical and extended) have been cleared at the BBFC.

I know they don't always end up on the discs just because they're cleared but the vast majority do; there's no point in paying for them to be cleared if you don't at least intend to use them.

So perhaps the commentary track might still make it to the UK set.
post #44 of 68
I went ahead and bit the bullet on the limited set. It came to £26.41 (or about $42.85), including shipping. I wish my Amazon Prime account could be used on Amazon.co.uk since the total price would have been £23.33 (or about $37.85) instead.
post #45 of 68
Over in this thread it's been reported that all the special features of the US release have been ported over to the UK release.
post #46 of 68
For those still on the fence regarding the UK release, my Limited Collector's Set arrived a week ago and I can confirm that it is exactly the same as the US disc. All the special features (U-Control, audio commentary, etc) were ported over.
post #47 of 68
I'll be picking this up today. PQ/AQ is supposed to be amazing, and I actually like Kristen Stewart. She does look stoned a lot (Garfield eyes, anyone?), but I think she's a better actress than some make her out to be (loved Adventureland). That said, I'm gonna come right out and say it, they should have cast Emma Watson for the role of Snow White. She would have been way better, imho. And she could give Charlize Theron a run for her money, looks-wise. (dons the flame proof suit)
post #48 of 68
For what it is worth: Kristen Stewart was responsible for the best acting in this movie. Hemsworth had one moment which was worthy. Theron attempted her best Cate Blanchett, but to my eye ended up falling vacuously flat, thus leaving her performance almost laughably overwrought, except it wasn't really funny either.
post #49 of 68
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Originally Posted by Emaych View Post

For what it is worth: Kristen Stewart was responsible for the best acting in this movie. Hemsworth had one moment which was worthy. Theron attempted her best Cate Blanchett, but to my eye ended up falling vacuously flat, thus leaving her performance almost laughably overwrought, except it wasn't really funny either.
Was it as bad as her acting in prometheus?
post #50 of 68
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Originally Posted by blastermaster View Post

I'll be picking this up today. PQ/AQ is supposed to be amazing, and I actually like Kristen Stewart. She does look stoned a lot (Garfield eyes, anyone?), but I think she's a better actress than some make her out to be (loved Adventureland). That said, I'm gonna come right out and say it, they should have cast Emma Watson for the role of Snow White. She would have been way better, imho. And she could give Charlize Theron a run for her money, looks-wise. (dons the flame proof suit)

This film would've grossed a billion dollars if they had cast her instead. KS is great in stoner roles, though. Totally inappropriate as "snow white" however.
post #51 of 68
Just watched this last night. I echo some of the other sentiments - the movie is a stunner visually. On this basis alone I'm glad I picked up the movie - reference quality stuff all the way through. That said, the movie was entertaining, albeit a bit slow. Theron was scary to a degree but you could tell she was acting which, to me, is bad acting. Kristen Stewart would be so much more beautiful if she only smiled a bit more and didn't look like she was going to retch half the time. As far as acting is concerned, I liked Hemsworth the best actually. Definitely a keeper, imho, especially for those with scope setups like me. I'll watch it again this weekend and try to take a few pictures.
post #52 of 68
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Originally Posted by Spiritual_Chaos View Post

Was it as bad as her acting in prometheus?
I suppose you could easily enough equate the two, put them on a par. Don't think I am particularly disposed toward indulgence in piling on a heap of denigrations for Theron -- I think she went through the motions of trying to craft her acting to suit both parts, but I find I was left cold by her portrayals -- not convinced, wasn't persuaded. I offer as stark contrast the genuinely exciting Cate Blanchett, who in her portrayal of another monarch, Elizabeth, in ELIZABETH THE GOLDEN AGE, has at least one moment where she erupts into rage at an insult -- now there was a moment which titillated the senses and really sharpened ones focus toward the reality of this powerful human specimen. Not so with Theron in either role -- she bellows and drips cruelty, but there is no menace or belief. Of course if she were shooting for a queen who is all bluster and small resolve, insecurity issues, then we see clearly see through the illusion and I would call that a nuanced portrayal, but I'm pretty sure that was not what she was going for.
post #53 of 68
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Originally Posted by blastermaster View Post

Kristen Stewart would be so much more beautiful if she only smiled a bit more and didn't look like she was going to retch half the time.

Also, after finally seeing her genuinely smile, I can say she is actually very cute:

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It's a shame she doesn't smile like that in her movies.
post #54 of 68
I agree. Much easier on the eyes. smile.gif
post #55 of 68
The film never packed any suspense . I just kept watching as things went along -- oh its a kid's film I thought. The pictures and scenery were nice to watch on Blue-ray . I always payed attention to Theron's evil queen character. It was the only thing that came close to being interesting . But over all nothing really grabbed me here.
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post #57 of 68
I finally get a chance to watch this tonight, hopefully its good.
post #58 of 68
This film was fantastic loved every minute of it will buy tomorrow.
post #59 of 68
watching it tonight. look forward ot it
post #60 of 68
Went to go and buy this today couldn't believe it 1 copy left, luckily I was the last one to buy it.
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