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A Look At The Snow White And The Huntsman DVD Release

Rupert Sanders’ Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and Sam Claflin, will be released on Blu-ray, On Demand and Digital Download as and Extended Edition on Sept. 11.

The Combo Pack includes an extended version of the film not shown in theaters, as well as a digital download of the film, compatible with iPhone, iTunes, iPad, iPod, iPod touch, Android or online retail partners including UltraViolet (a service that allows consumers to collect movies and TV shows in a cloud to stream and download to TV’s, computers, tablets and smartphones).

The Blu-ray and DVD bonus features include:

  • A New Legend is Born
  • Feature Commentary with director Rupert Sanders, visual effects supervisor Cedric Nicolas-Troyan and co-editor Neil Smith

Bonus Features Exclusive to the Blu-ray:

  • Reinventing the Fairy Tale
  • Citizens of the Kingdom
  • The Magic Of “Snow White and the Huntsman”

Around the Kingdom: 360° Set TourUniversal’s Second Screen: Viewers can control, interact with and explore the film with features on a networked tablet or computer, in sync with the movie on the television screen. During the film, users can access:

      • Flick View: Move content from the tablet to the TV screen, and compare storyboards, animatics, and other bonus material with a “flick” of the fingers.
      • Behind the Scenes (Picture in Picture)
      • Around the Kingdom: 360° Set Tour
      • Virtual flip books
      • Cast of Characters
      • UltraViolet
      • Digital Copy: Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from a choice of retail partners to watch on an array of electronics and portable devices including computers, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android and more.
      • pocket BLU App for smartphones
      • Advanced Remote Control: A new way to operate Blu-ray players.
      • Video Timeline: Users can bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
      • Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
      • Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
      • Keyboard: an intuitive keyboard for data entry
      • BD-LIVE: Access the BD-Live Center through an Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more.

Snow White and the Huntsman Tops Domestic Box Office

Universal Pictures’ Snow White and the Huntsman topped the domestic weekend box office with earnings of $56.3 million from 3,773 theaters. That’s an average of $14,910 per theater.

Rupert Sanders made his directorial debut with the film, which stars Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron,Chris Hemsworth and Sam Claflin. Snow White earned $39.3 million in 45 international markets, and $95.6 million worldwide.

The film cost $170 million to make, not counting marketing expenses, according to ComingSoon.net.

Sony’s Men in Black 3 dropped 46.3 percent in ticket sales, putting it in second place with $29.3 million in North America in its second week. Made for $225 million, the film has earned $112.3 million in North America after two weeks. Internationally, it took first place at the box office with $78.6 million for an international total of $274.6 million and worldwide total of $386.9 million.

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, which doesn’t open in North America until June 8, opened in 15 markets overseas, earning $35 million. The sci-fi thriller stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron.

Marvel’s The Avengers earned $20.3 million domestically in its fifth weekend in theaters, for a total of $552.7 million. Internationally, The Avengers has earned $802.5 million for a worldwide total of $1.355 billion.

Friday, the film passed The Dark Knight ($533.3 million) for the third spot on the all-time domestic box office list, according to ComingSoon.net. It also passed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2 ($1.328 billion) for the third spot on the all-time worldwide list.

Universal’s Battleship took fourth place in North America, earning $4.8 million and has earned $55.1 million.

Paramount’s The Dictator was number five with $4.73 million. It has earned $50.8 million after three weeks.

Three New Featurettes Released for Snow White and the Huntsman

Three new behind the scenes featurettes have been released for the upcoming film, Snow White and the Huntsman from Universal Pictures and courtesy of XFinity.

Snow White and the Huntsman is another story that’s been adapted for the big screen based reworked fairy tales. Drawn from the tales by the Brothers Grimm, Snow White and the Huntsman is another entry into the world of fairy tales gone dark. (although this isn’t a stretch based on what the actual original tales contain.)  For example, in the original Snow White story, the evil queen dies dancing to death, forced to wear red hot iron shoes.

According to the official movie website, the story goes as follows.

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.

Personally, now as I am an adult and no longer lulled in by singing and talking animals alone, I like the darker tales. They are closer to the original, they don’t sugar coat anything, and yet still manage to hold the diary tale sense of life. I will watch this one over its rival film Mirror Mirror (although I’ll see that one too eventually.)

The cast includes:

  • Charlize Theron as Queen Ravenna
  • Kristen Stewart as Snow White
  • Chris Hemsworth as Eric, the Huntsman
  • Sam Claflin as Prince William
  • Lily Cole as Greta
  • Christopher Obi Ogugua as the voice of The Mirror
The Dwarves
  • Ian McShane as Beith
  • Johnny Harris as Quert
  • Bob Hoskins as Muir
  • Toby Jones as Coll
  • Eddie Marsan as Duir
  • Brendan Gleeson as Gus
  • Ray Winstone as Gort
  • Nick Frost as Nion
The film is set to hit theaters June 1, 2012.

You can see the three new featurettes below:

New Photos for Snow White and the Huntsman

More photos from the upcoming movie, Snow White and the Huntsman, were recently released online by Universal Pictures. This was done via the movie’s official Facebook page and I’m sure we’ll see more in the near future until the release date June 1st.

Cashing in on the likes of the largest market in the world with disposable income; nerds and 14 year old girls; more and more shows and movies have been focusing on fairy tales. This I believe is based on the popularity of a series of comics called Fables.

Fables started in 2002, published by DC Comic’s Vertigo. The series is about a number of characters from various fairy tales and folklore who have been forced out of their homelands by the great Adversary. The Fables; what they refer to themselves as; have traveled to the real world and formed a secret community in New York City known as Fabletown. I wonder if my attachment to these characters are how ancient Greek children viewed their gods. A collection of stories that are as flawed as we mortals are.

Looking towards the instant win section for comics, “Fables” and all the characters that are used in the story are part of public domain. So why wouldn’t the industry cash in?

Snow White and the Huntsman is another story that’s been adapted for the big screen based reworked fairy tales. Drawn from the tales by the Brothers Grimm, Snow White and the Huntsman adds to the long procession of movies or television shows aimed at children stories gone dark; which they really didn’t have to go any further than the original story, not rewriting them to be Twilighty. For example, in the original Snow White story, the evil queen dies dancing to death, forced to wear red hot iron shoes.

According to the official movie website, the story goes as follows.

 “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.”

Yes, I get the portion where the megalomaniac decides to save on time and resources by outsourcing the labor to a source of cheap and skilled workers. What I don’t get is that in what world, real or fantasy is Kristen Stewart hotter than Charlize Theron? Considering that this is a fairy tale, it’s the least believable part.

As the incarnation of the Mirror said to the queen in the trailer, “You are fairest, but there is another destined to surpass you.” Meaning that Stewart is not the fairest yet. A bit of foreshadowing, especially if the Queen is killing anyone that looks remotely attractive, once Queeny bites the dust, Stewart will win by default; two of the sweetest words of the English language. Dee Fault!

So this isn’t going to be the last of reinterpreted children stories. What we’ll see instead are more and more until the next genre of “Whats in” kicks in.

Considering my bias towards actors in this movie, I think of a Fables storyline. Jack of Fables; all those stories about a guy named Jack are about him; breaks one of Fabletown’s oldest rules and gets into the entertainment industry. Jack creates a successful film trilogy about himself which he believes will make him nearly immortal; the theory in the comic is that the more popular a Fables’ story is, the stronger his power. So the inverse should be true. If a character story is not liked, forgotten or repeatedly killed, so should the subject become weaker or forgotten.

I’m rooting for the Witch on this one.

Check out the new photos below or at the official Facebook site http://www.facebook.com/snowwhiteandthehuntsman

 

 

 

Battle of the Snow Whites: To the Pain!

For some reason, two studios had the same idea to remake something that doesn’t need to be remade at all, ever again. How very studio-like of them. In the next several months we will be treated to two different versions of Snow White. Elena and I are each championing a different incarnation for this point by point discussion; may the best useless fairytale re-imagining win.

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Watch the New Sneak Peek for Snow White and The Huntsman

Its been a couple of months since the first trailer for Snow White and the Hunstman was released , and finally Universal pictures has released a new video via their Facebook page. Although it has some of the footage from the first official trailer, it has some footage and exclusive footage of Charlize Theron’s guest spot on the show “Top Chef”. Continue reading

Charlize Theron, Snow White and the Huntsman

Charlize Theron Gets Evil in First Trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman

Charlize Theron, Snow White and the Huntsman

OMG!!!! When I heard Snow White was being transformed into a darker version of the fairy tale and that Kristen Stewart would play the lead (Ugh!), I didn’t have high hopes for Snow White and the Huntsman, but Charlize Theron steals the show as the Evil Queen in the new trailer and makes this a ‘must watch’ movie.

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Kristen Stewart Takes Center Stage in New Snow White and the Huntsman Banner

A new banner for Snow White and the Huntsman shows that not all fairy tales are bright and cheery as we get a dark (and artistic) look at Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, and Charlize Theron in a scene that borders on nightmare.

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