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Snow Queen
Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 72 (May 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Jeremy Guilbaut, Chelsea Hobbs, Robert Wisden & Bridget Fonda

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes an 11-minute making-of featurette and a photo gallery.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Artisan Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 13525
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 173
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 01/21/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David Wu
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Mislabeled on outer slipcase as a "16:9 Widescreen Version." The disc is non-anamorphic widescreen.

Story Synopsis:
She only emerges once in four seasons, but the icy-hearted Snow Queen (Fonda) has seemingly made it her mission to ruin any love in the life of Gerda (Hobbs), whose mother

DVD Picture:
Mislabeled on the jacket as being anamorphic, the 1.78:1 DVD is not anamorphically enhanced and exhibits a slightly soft picture, though details can be nicely rendered at times. Colors are well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. The snow scenes have an appropriately cold feeling, with lots of blues, grays, and whites. Finer details are noticed shimmering at times. Edge enhancement can be noticed, but it is the slightly blurry appearance that is most annoying. (Suzanne Hodges)

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