‘Snow White & The Huntsman’ DVD Review

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on September 1, 2012
Snow White and The Huntsman
DVD ($34.98)
The classic fairy tale gets a dark new spin in this stylish, sweeping update starring Kristen Stewart as the fair-skinned princess, Charlize Theron as her black-hearted stepmother and Chris Hemsworth as the huntsman dispatched to kill the young heiress. There’s an enchanted palace with a  magic mirror, a Dark Forest crawling with all sorts of beasties, and—of course—the seven short-statured woodsmen without which any Snow tale would be a no-go. (Although these “dwarves” are full-size actors, including Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone and Brian Gleeson, cut down to fairy-tale proportions by modern movie magic.) Extras include commentary from the director, several making-of and behind-the-scenes featurettes, and a look at the movie’s impressive special effects.