|Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (DVD, 2009, 2-Disc Set, Deluxe Edition) (DVD, 2009)|
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Certainly the film that "started it all" (including product tie-ins at the time of theatrical release), "Snow White" is a film that definitely remains one of Disney's most adored animated offerings. At this point, nearly everyone likely knows the story of "Snow White"; Snow White (voiced by Adriana Caselotti) is a beautiful, sweet young woman who becomes the enemy of the wicked Queen after the Queen's magic mirror proclaims her only the second most beautiful in the land.
Fleeing to the forest after a failed assassination attempt (and this is G-rated?), Snow White takes up with the seven dwarfs: Doc, Happy, Sneezy, Sleepy, Bashful, Grumpy and Dopey, who help her out in-between their journeys to the mine. Of course, the Queen finds that Snow White is still alive and attempts to take care of her herself, with a poisoned apple.
I'm sure everyone knows how things work out. "Snow White", as detailed in one of the many featurettes about the film included on this DVD, was widely regarded as a high risk when it was originally concieved by the studio. People thought that no one or very few would be interested in sitting through a feature-length animated story. Still, Walt Disney and his talented group of animators were able to prove the critics wrong, as the film combined well-written stories, beautiful animation, a strong villian and the occasional touch of humor. Certainly, "Snow White" doesn't offer the same sort of quick pace that most current animated films do, but the 84 minute running time still flies by nicely.
The film's beautiful and detailed animation still stands up nicely today; although it doesn't compare to the sort of gorgeous computer animation that has become more and more popular in the past few years, the painted images appear more magnificent than ever on this new DVD presentation, which offers the film in a restored edition.
VIDEO: "Snow White" is presented by Disney in its original 1.37:1 aspect ratio. The presentation is the result of a masterful restoration effort by the studio. Recently, it was decided that the film needed to be preserved; a first attempt at restoration was good, but dirt and other elements were still visible. It was then decided that new technology (at that time) would allow Disney to scan in each of the thousands of frames of animation and then set to work on creating a new high-definition master. Color-correcting was done, as was dirt/wear removal and restoration efforts.
The results are, as with "Citizen Kane"'s suprisingly clean state on its new DVD edition, breathtaking. Those who I've shown this new edition of "Snow White" to who saw the film when it was in theaters practically had to sit further back; they weren't used to the picture being this bright and the colors being this vibrant. Personally, I didn't know what to expect, either. Going into a film of this kind of age usually means a review is populated with "considering the film's age, film "x" looks good/bad".
With what Disney has achieved here, "Snow White" looks like it could have been produced today. Sharpness and detail are nothing short of remarkable, as the film has never looked so crisp and well-defined. All of the details of the animated scenery of the forest really are apparent and distinct in comparison to previous versions which looked somewhat soft and undefined at times.
Again, the film is exceptionally clean and clear, free of any marks, scratches or other signs of wear. Looking at the restoration
Well, this is the film that started full length animated films.
A true classic & still stands up today.
We now have a Diamond Edition DVD set. Snow White in 2001 was the 1st film to start the Platinum Edition DVD's. So, we now will get all of those films released as Diamond Editions.
Clean looking picture. A big plus is you can have commentary from Walt.
I do NOT like the DVD cover artwork as much as I liked the 2001 DVD release.
You still love the characters & yes I can name ALL the dwarfs without having to watch the film. In order of my favorites Dopey, Grumpy, Doc, Sneezy, Happy, Bashful & Sleepy. 1 of my favorite Disney villains the Evil Queen.
Excellent Disney music-we all know these songs. Don’t you wish Disney films STILL had music/songs like this?
Something I have NOT liked in these Platinum now Diamond Edition DVD's. Having some unknown, never heard of before & never will other than in this DVD singer doing a video of 1 of the songs. Some young woman on a Disney Channel show. Never heard of her, do NOT know the show.
Glad there is a chapter search list. Other than that you do get inside booklet on what’s on the DVD BUT NOT ANYWHERE close to the 2001 DVD where you got information on the film in this booklet.
Good extras with making of information & story info.
NO release date information on upcoming Diamond Editions Beauty & the Beast and the 2 Fantasia’s.
A good job Disney. I would grade this an A-
And, I do NOT know what Disney was thinking about having 2 release dates for Snow White. WE had to wait an additional month & a half to get this DVD but Blu Ray came out 10-6-09? I hope Disney lost sales because of this.
I first saw this Disney classic at a theater in 1956. It was enthralling and entertaining on the big screen. I have purchased it on VHS and DVD for several of my children and it pleased and entertained them. This new digitized version viewed on a 46 inch HDTV and in Dolby 5.1 home theater sound was as new and exciting and visually splendid as that first viewing when I was 8 years old. My youngest son laughed and sang along and so did I. It's true, you haven's seen Snow White until you've seen the new version. I wonder what it's like in blu-ray?
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The grandchildren were visiting the other day and loved the movie. I especially liked the second video, everyone had a lot of fun. I never knew that there was a Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs DVD 2-disc set. I'm happy I bought it.