Faerie Tale Theatre: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Faerie Tale Theatre: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

DVD

Product Details

Release Date: 11/16/2004
UPC: 0188711000134
Original Release: 1983
Rating: G
Source: Starmaker Ii
Region Code: 1
Time: 0:54:00

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Young Queen [16:04]
2. Surprise Visitor [11:40]
3. Gift of Ribbons [15:34]
4. Saving Snow White [9:57]

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Faerie Tale Theatre: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for brooding a fairy tale with dark edges, this movie ain't for you. As for the story itself, Miss Duvall doesn't really do anything original with the material given, just lightens it up with more than a pinch of humor, binds up it up with great acting from everybody, (except for two people, and I'll get to that in a minute) and delivers it straight forward like. All in all, it's quality entertainment that isn't at all creative, but is one of one of the most fun Snow Whites ever. What I enjoyed: Vincent Price who delivers a subline performance as the witty mirror whose subtle but humurous disgust for the queen reflects our own. Only his face is shown, and he takes advantage of the limited exposure like the great actor is he. Then there's Vanesa Redgrave who still looks attractive enough to be a runner up in the deadly beauty contest, plays the part of the conceited, occassionally silly, and deliciously wicked queen with such relish and skill she deserves the best performance of the show. She had 70% of the laughs in the movie, and earned every one. Her one failing, if you consider it one, is that she never really convinces you she's evil, or a real threat. But maybe that's because we know it will all work out for Snow White in the end, so the attempted murders are all realitively harmless. As for the title role, Elizabeth McGovern as Snow White doesn't do a whole heck of a lot more than act sweet and innocent, looking helplessly beautiful, which is perfect. Snow White is, always has been, a passive character whose looks got her noticed, (for better or worse) not her brainpower or spirit. Miss McGovern wisely leaves the heavy female acting to her movie stepmama, and just has a good time. The huntsman: Played by Michael Preston, I found myself wishing that HE could have ended up with Snow White. The actor didn't have much meat to sink his teeth into, but he played what he got with a complexity that impressed me, and the scene he let Snow White go in is a masterpiece. It's one of the few serious scenes in the movie, a bit of variety. In that scene the huntsman's eventual admiration and devotion to the fair princess was more touching and belivable than the big romantic scene with prince charming and Snow White at the end. And the huntsman's certainly more masculine and intruging than the pretty boy prince in tights they hooked Snow White up with. Sheesh. The Drawfs were easily forgettable but did the funny helpers routine adequately. Only one, Bubba, as played by Tony Cox, really stands out, who infused his screen time with humor and charm. The music was lovely, flute music by the sound of it, light and bouncy. It's obvious the movie was on a tight budget, but the scenery, was surprisingly beautiful, blending perfectly with the mood of the music. What I didn't enjoy: The Prince...as performed, and lamely, by Rex Smith. He would have been better suited as the huntsman, a goofy one, if anything. He just made me laugh, and not in the same flattering way the evil queen did. Snow White, honey, here's a tip. Dump the chump and rescue the hunstman from the queen's dungeon and give him a try. Shelly Duvall did a walk on as Snow White's mother...and did nothing with it. It added up to be nothing more than a waste of time, which could have been spent elsewhere on the queen, Snow White, the mirror, or on my favorite hunstman. I mean, like none of us know the ol' "Lips as red as blood, hair black as ebony, and skin white as snow?" Did you really have to deliever it, Shelly, and take up air time? The costumes are nothing to write home about. The disguises are weak, anybody who saw the queen for five minutes, let alone years, should have recognized it was our villainess with both attempts. Snow White can't be blind as well as dumb, can she? Snow White is allowed one dress, and the yellow sleeves with pink jumper are a little overkill on the little girl innocent thing. The Queen has