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Snow Queen, The
Genre: Fantasy Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 117 (Feb 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Juliet Stevenson, Sydney White, Pax Baldwin, and the voice of Patrick Stewart

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features are limited to a 14-minute making-of featurette.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): BBC Video
(Catalog Number): E2784
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $14.97
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 56
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): Not Indicated
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/09/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Julian Gibbs
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When Kay (Baldwin) is kidnapped by The Snow Queen, it is up to his good friend Gerda (White) to rescue him from her icy grip. And, along the way, Gerda learns about faith, love, and courage. Combining live action and animation, this stylized Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale is a good choice for the entire family. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The jutter motion of the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture can be distracting, although the animated cadence combined with the live-action actors and animated sets makes for a unique experience. Colors are muted, often looking monochromatic, and details are not recorded well. (Danny Richelieu)

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