Snow White: Diamond EditionBy Christine Ford
MPAA Rating: G
Release Date: November 24, 2009
Running Time: 84 Minutes
Plot Synopsis: Once called Disney’s folly, this simple, classic story helped elevate Disney to where it is today. Snow White's evil stepmother wants her killed because she is the most beautiful in all the land according to the magic mirror, so Snow White flees into the woods and hides out. She lives happily with the seven dwarfs until the queen finds her and tricks Snow White into eating a poisoned apple. Believing her dead, the dwarfs place Snow White in a coffin made of glass and the animals and dwarfs weep. Is this the end of Snow White? Far from it. Her prince, which she had met briefly earlier in the story happens upon her and saves her.
Violence/Sex/Profanity: Well there’s no sex or profanity, there is as in many Disney classics, a certain amount of darkness and evil. There are a few scary moments with Snow White's evil stepmother the queen, but overall this is a DVD worth owning. The wicked Queen’s unbridled cruelty to her step-daughter, and the thought of sending a woodsman out to kill a young, innocent girl and bring back her heart as proof is actually, pretty shocking.
Which kids will like it? The story and the characters will fascinate kids of all ages.
Will parents like it? Adults will be mesmerized by the lovingly restored masterpiece. Now with the Diamond edition, you also get three discs which include a bunch of extras like music videos and games.
Kaboose Review: The message of “someday your prince will come,” may rankle a few feminists but it’s a classic and it’s a beautifully created movie. There will never be another like it. My son is just as entranced with "Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho" as I was when I was a little girl. This is one movie your home collection shouldn't be without. This one deserves a place in every family's home library. Introduce your children to the classic fairy tale; the original princess. Enjoy this movie together while the winter wind beats against your window. You'll be warm, inside and out, snuggled up with your kids with a heartwarming reminder of happily ever after.
Directed by: David Hand
Cast: Adriana Caselotti (Snow White), Stuart Buchanan (the Huntsman), Lucille La Verne (Queen/Witch), Roy Atwell (Doc), Eddie Collins (Dopey), Pinto Colvig (Sleepy/Grumpy), Billy Gilbert (Sneezy), Otis Harlan (Happy), Scotty Mattraw (Bashful), Harry Stockwell (Prince), Moroni Olson (Magic Mirror)