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Blu-ray review: 'Snow White & the Huntsman' Extended Edition

Despite some captivating visuals and performances, a fatal lack of on-screen spark dooms the deliberately dark live-action fairy tale.
by Brandy McDonnell Modified: October 10, 2012 at 11:39 pm •  Published: October 12, 2012
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The princess manages to escape into the Dark Forest, where Ravenna's powers are useless. The royal lures a widowed huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) into pursuing the maiden into the cursed woods. Once he catches her he has a change of heart.

As they flee Finn and the queen's army, the pair encounters a fearsome troll, an exquisitely lush fairy sanctuary and a band of tough but charming dwarves, gamely played by British character actors Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Ray Winstone, Johnny Harris and Brian Gleeson. Along the way, Snow White decides to embrace her Joan of Arc-style destiny and dethrone Ravenna.

Clocking at more than two hours — the extended edition is just four minutes longer than the theatrical version.

Bonus features: Many making-of featurettes, director's commentary and a slick interactive 360-degree set tour. Expanded versions of the behind-the-scenes material can be played along with the theatrical cut through the U-Control picture-in-picture feature.

— Brandy McDonnell

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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