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Snow Queen

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Overview

Originally conceived as a TV miniseries but generally shown in a single three-hour installment, this lavish adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen stars Bridget Fonda as the icy-hearted title character. Arriving incognito at the alpine inn run by a man named Wolfgang Robert Wisden, the embittered Snow Queen makes it her mission in life to ruin all chances of romance for Wolfgang's beautiful daughter, Gerda Chelsea Hobbs. To this end, the Queen exercises her magic over Gerda's bellhop boyfriend Kai...
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Overview

Originally conceived as a TV miniseries but generally shown in a single three-hour installment, this lavish adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen stars Bridget Fonda as the icy-hearted title character. Arriving incognito at the alpine inn run by a man named Wolfgang Robert Wisden, the embittered Snow Queen makes it her mission in life to ruin all chances of romance for Wolfgang's beautiful daughter, Gerda Chelsea Hobbs. To this end, the Queen exercises her magic over Gerda's bellhop boyfriend Kai Jeremy Guilbaut, literally freezing the boy in his tracks. In order to save her beloved, Gerda must undertake a grueling odyssey through the Four Seasons each of them briefly appearing in human form, culminating in a final, frigid showdown with the spiteful Snow Queen. After its December 7, 2002 debut on the Hallmark cable network, The Snow Queen was almost immediately released in a deluxe DVD edition.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/21/2003
  • UPC: 707729135241
  • Original Release: 2002
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  • Source: HALLMARK
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bridget Fonda Snow Queen
Chelsea Hobbs Gerda
Jeremy Guilbaut Kai
Robert Wisden Wolfgang
Jennifer Clement Spring Witch
Kira Clavell Summer Princess
Suzy Joachim Autumn Robber
Meghan Black Robber Girl
Wanda Cannon Minna
Rachel Hayward Amy
Duncan Fraser The Mayor
Jessie Borgstrom Gerda (age 8)
Bart Anderson Man #1
Rhys Lloyd Man #2
Alexander Hoy Chen
Trever Havixbeck Sgt. At Arms
Kris Pope Reginald Priceless
Daniel Gillies Delfont Chalfont
Sage Brocklebank Handsome Helmut
Markus Welby Count Rosthein
Adrian Holmes Charles D'Amour
John De Santis Devil
Dan Payne Prince, Polar Bear Puppet
Richard Coombs Polar Bear Puppet
Jim Byrnes Voice Only
Long John Baldry Voice Only
Technical Credits
David Wu Director
Nancy Bryant Costumes/Costume Designer
Ross Dempster Art Director
Shannon Grover Art Director
Robert Halmi Sr. Executive Producer
Robert Halmi Jr. Executive Producer
Clyde Klotz Production Designer
Yelena Lanskaya Editor
Gregory Middleton Cinematographer
Simon Moore Teleplay
Matthew O'Connor Producer
Michael O'Connor Producer
Lawrence Shragge Score Composer
Pascal Verschooris Producer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding adaptation

    This movie is an outstanding adaptation of the original story by Hans Christian Anderson. Modern movie companies usually tend to ¿dumb down¿ classics so as to appeal to younger audiences ¿ turning villains into humorous caricatures so as to not frighten small children but in doing so loosing overall moral of the story ¿ but this adaptation actually embraces some of the more macabre elements of stories from that era. To me, the two brightest stars of this film are the Snow Queen ¿ played skillfully and beautifully by Bridget Fonda ¿ and the talking Polar Bear ¿ this you have to see to believe. I would definitely recommend this movie to people of all ages as even the darker aspects are not as nearly frightening or disturbing as the ¿Wizard of Oz¿ ¿ those flying monkeys still give me the ¿willies.¿

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    moving

    I have not seen such a moving story for a long time... This fairy tale teaches us many story of life and how if we believe in our goals, we will reach them no matter how difficult or how cold it can be! The songs are fabulous.

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