Wednesday, October 14, 2009

snow and white...

No...not the kind of SNOW that is threatening to fall from the clouds outside my window at this very moment.  And not the kind of WHITE that will likely be covering my world sometime very soon.  But SNOW WHITE - as in, with the 7 Dwarfs.  Unless you're living under a rock (and I'm not judging), you likely know that it was recently (last week) re-released on DVD and Blu-Ray.  I was lucky enough to get an advance release copy from the nice folks at the One2One Network...and we've been enjoying it here at home since the moment it arrived.

The nice mail lady dropped it off moments before this cute little Kindergartner arrived home - so he was super excited to open the package for me!


Obviously, his first question was about the evil queen pictured on the top - she's pretty scary looking, isn't she?!?


We hurried and cooked a cheese pizza and put out a blanket in front of the TV so we could have a little picnic and watch our new movie.  It started out great...but as soon as the hunter tells Snow White to run away, and she runs into the dark scary forest, I had two frightened little boys on my hands and we had to turn it off.  Bummer.  We tried again the next day and I skipped over that scene, so all was well.  It was fun watching the movie with my boys.  I honestly don't think I've seen Snow White all the way through since I was a little girl and we had to rent the huge VCR (which we carried home in a huge suitcase) from the video store here in town.  Does anyone else remember those?  We'd rent the VCR and a stack of videos...then we'd take home our load and hook it up to the console TV and park our butts there for the entire weekend?  Those were the days.  anyway...Snow White was just as I remembered it - only better.  The "restored" colors were beautiful and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire movie - so did my boys!  We had to snuggle a bit when the queen turned herself into the mean old witch with the poison apple.  And there were some questions about why she would want to poison/kill Snow White, where the cops were, and why they would put snow white in a glass coffin...etc.  But it was good.

In addition to the classic movie, there are a bunch of special features - audio commentary with Walt Disney, an interactive game called Dopey's Wild Mine Ride (Dopey's my favorite dwarf, by the way), a music video with Tiffany Thornton "Someday My Prince will Come," a sneak peek of "The Princess and the Frog" (which we are all so excited to see when it comes out later this year), and lots more.

Now I want to buy a Blu-ray player so we can access the bonus features that are available only on that disk, especially what sounds to be a super cool interactive experience with the Magic Mirror!  Well, that AND the fact that the kids can't ruin the Blu-ray disks because they are scratch resistant!  yippee!!

So if you're looking for something fun to do with your kids - I'd recommend picking up a copy and having a fun family movie night -- and maybe some yummy caramel apples (minus the POISON), of course, would be a fun treat!

P.S. If you already have Snow White and want to upgrade, here's a link for a $10 coupon! 

You can go here or here to order a copy  .

1 comment:

  1. We used to rent Anne of Green Gables and Avonlea and watch them the whole weekend