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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs , a review by Tom


     Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937/United States)
IMDb | Wikipedia

Walt Disney Home Entertainment (United Kingdom)
Director:David Hand
Writing:
Length:83 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD High Resolution 7.1, Hindi: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian: DTS 5.1, Spanish: DTS 5.1, Dutch: DTS 5.1
Subtitles:Dutch, English, Italian, Spanish

Stars:


Plot:Awards:
Won:
Academy Award (1938)  Special Award (Walt Disney)
AFI (1937)  100 Years... 100 Movies (1998)
AFI (1937)  100 Years... 100 Movies (2007)
AFI (1937)  100 Years... 100 Songs (2004) ("Song": Some Day My Prince Will Come)
Nominated:
Academy Award (1937)  Best Music, Scoring (Leigh Harline (Score), Walt Disney Studio Music Department, Frank Churchill (Score), Paul J. Smith (Score))
AFI (1937)  100 Years... 100 Songs (2004) ("Song": Whistle While You Work)

Extras:
  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Music Videos
  • Scene Access


My Thoughts:
Disney's first feature film and even after almost 75 years the animation still holds up. It's flawless. The movie isn't much dialog-driven, but by the score which is constantly accompanying the animation.

Rating:

(From Tom's Random Reviews on June 11th, 2011)

Member's Reviews

Crocodile, a review by GSyren


Crocodile (089859-829826)
Thailand 1981 | Released 2002-08-27 on DVD from VCI Entertainment
92 minutes | Aspect ratio Non-anamorphic 1.66:1 | Audio: English Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Directed by Sompote Sands and starring Nat Puvanai, Tany Tim, Angela Wells, Kirk Warren

Dr. Akom and Dr. Roger are planning a family vacation at the beach, but their trip turns to tragedy when three people from their family turn up missing. After the bodies are discovered, the doctors examine the remains of their family members and determine a giant crocodile has ripped through their bodies. They set out to destroy the crocodile at all costs. Dr. Akom hires an expert to kill the beast but it is too large to be hunted and trapped. Soon the giant, ravenous crocodile devours dozens of the local people and after a long search they find the monstrous beast and do everything to blow it to bits.

My thoughts about Crocodile:
Ineptitude, thy name is "Crocodile".

I guess I have to check this down to morbid curiosity. I like movies with big animal monsters, but I had heard that this one was especially incompetent. And oh boy, is it ever. Among my 6000+ DVD titles it is easily the most inept piece of filmmaking I have seen. And I own such groaners as "Frankenstein Island". But this one tops them all. Everything is just awful; script, direction, cinematography, editing, music, "special" effects. You name it, it's crappy.

And to add insult to injury, the DVD that VCI put out some 13 years ago is cropped from 2.35 to 1.78 and non-anamorphic. In fact, I would guess that it's a 4:3 p&s version that has then been further cropped vertically to make it 1.78. The composition looks so awkward that it's either that or the cinematographer was criminally incompetent.

The best thing I can say about this move is that they spelled "The End" correctly. I just wish it had come a lot sooner. So heed my warning: Unless you suffer from a bad case of masochism, stay away from this one!
I rate this title
(Well, actually that ought to be half a star, but that's not in Profiler's vocabulary, so to speak)


(From Reviews and ramblings by Gunnar on June 30th, 2015)

Member's TV Reviews

Tom's Random Reviews, a review by Tom




Gunslinger Girl

My thoughts:

Trailer
Opening Titles

This month they start airing a second season to this series in Japan. Sadly it will take at least two or three years until there will be a RC1 boxset release (I usually buy anime only after they are re-released as a boxset and not single volumes).


(From Tom's Random Reviews on January 3rd, 2008)