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The Snow Queen (Special Edition)

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Product Details

  • Format: Special Edition, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Oct. 29 2013
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,291 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

Product Description


This staggeringly gorgeous interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale The Snow Queen began as a concert of the pretty music by Paul K. Joyce. The story is told in broad strokes: A mother (Juliet Stevenson, Truly Madly Deeply) and her daughter Gerda (teen soprano Sydney White, who's been tearing up the musical stages in England) take in a homeless boy named Kay. When Kay disappears, kidnapped by the vampiric Snow Queen (ancestress to the White Witch of Narnia, no doubt), Gerda sets off in pursuit and comes across helpful ravens, talking flowers, moving statues, and benevolent reindeer in the course of her hero-journey. The wholly digital world created for this film is astonishing; much of it looks like hand-painted Victorian photographs, each image suitable for framing. Ironically, as the story grows more magical, the imagery turns more conventionally "fantastic" (the Snow Queen's arctic lair is a bit like Superman's Fortress of Solitude). But the overall texture of the movie is engagingly stylized, with movement that seems staggered yet graceful, like a silent film. The Snow Queen demonstrates that digital technology can make a more ethereal aesthetic as vivid and startling as a slimy alien or a bigger explosion. --Bret Fetzer

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Amazon.com: 2.0 out of 5 stars  4 reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This movie was REALLY bad! Dec 7 2013
By K. Allen - Published on Amazon.com
Horrible production! It was a cross between animation and real life, but it was not artistic, just really bad! Kids hated it and requested to turn it off!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Wish I had not purchased. Dec 4 2013
By Nana4 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This was a movie I was so excited to see, even bought one for my grandchild who is 9. I was very disappointed. Wish I had spent my monies on something else.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely film Jan. 9 2014
By Pamela J Steinhauser - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I had read previous reviews and was a bit put off.... Almost didn't order it because of most of them. That's why I'm writing this review. Our 6 year old granddaughter loved it, and so did we. Well done. A little like The Snowman in its production. An absolute must have for holiday viewing as well as year round! 4*.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Snow Queen disappointment! Dec 24 2013
By Angela Brock - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Not at all what we expected... We were disappointed! It was not what we felt like the description made it out to be. Also, not the quality we thought a BBC production is capable of being.

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