Saturday, October 17, 2009

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Diamond Edition Review

Nothing can turn a bad mood into a good one quite like a classic Disney movie, with "Snow White and the Seven Drawfs" being at the top of the list for me (especially the clip above).

And while the drawfs dig for diamonds, Walt Disney Studio's Home Entertainment (WDSHE) has released "Snow White and the Seven Drawfs: Diamond Edition," which includes two Blu-Ray and one DVD disc(s). Definitely a huge upgrade from our old VHS edition (you can save $10 on an upgrade from older versions, btw. Just click here. Offer is only good until October 20!)

Did you know that this movie is the one that "started it all" as it was the first full-length animated feature? So it's fitting that it is also the premiere entry into Disney's all-new Diamond Edition product line. It's also the first film ever to have a motion picture soundtrack. The film has been in the Disney Vault since 2001, so this is the first time it's been released in any form for eight years!

You MUST see this fantastic trailer for the movie:

So exciting! And when my review copy arrived from the One2One Network, I couldn't wait to sit with my family and enjoy the magic of Snow White all over again!

While the Diamond Edition includes a regular DVD, the most magic is found in the Blu-Ray discs. There are so many wonderful benefits of Blu-Ray, my favorite being that it is more scratch-proof, and thus kid-proof, than a regular DVD.

Here's a list of the wonderful features you'll find in the Diamond Edition:

Picture & Sound

First time ever in high definition 7.1 sound
Disneyview – expanded viewing experience
All-new Music Video (I personally LOVED this feature!)

Disney Family Play

What Do You See? - Decipher the scrambled image
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall – Which princess are you most like?
Jewel Jumble – test your matching skills

Backstage Disney

Snow White Returns – Newly discovered storyboards. Was Walt planning a sequel?
Hyperion Studios – Explore Walt’s original studio
The One That Started It All – See how Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs forever changed the world of movies

Classic Bonus Features

Dopey’s Wild Mine Ride Game
“Heigh-Ho” Karaoke Sing-along
Disney through the decades

And more!

I think the most fascinating feature included in the Blu-Ray disc is the "Disney View." Acclaimed artist Toby Bluth was able to draw beyond the borders of the classic full frame cinema and fill the otherwise dark edges of the screen with beautiful custom imagery, giving audiences a new view of this classic, animated film.

Here's a taste of all that Disney Blu-Ray has to offer:

In all, 14 of the most treasured Disney animated classics will be released through 2016 in the Diamond Edition line.

Click here to check out the official site for "Snow White and the Seven Drawfs: Diamond Edition." Warning - The beautifully animated, interactive diamond game on the site is highly addictive! You'll feel like you're right there in Snow White's world!

As of this writing, the Diamond Edition set, which normally retails for $39.99 is available at for only $19.99 and is eligible for free shipping. Hurry and get yours now because it is only available for a limited time before it goes back into the Disney vault!

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