REVIEW: THE HUNTSMAN WINTER'S WAR
OVERVIEW: If it’s the Snow White tale you’re looking for, discover the story that came before in The Huntsman: Winter’s War, coming to Digital HD on August 2, 2016 and 4K Ultra HDTM, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on August 23, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Huntsman: Winter’s War on Blu-ray™ and DVD includes an all-new extended edition of the epic action-adventure, plus exclusive bonus features that reveal the movie’s behind-the-scenes secrets.
SYNOPSIS: The Huntsman: Winter’s War stars Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road, Monster) as the evil Queen Ravenna, who betrays her good sister Freya (Emily Blunt: Sicario, Edge of Tomorrow) with an unforgivable act, freezing Freya’s heart to love and unleashing in her an icy power she never knew she possessed. Retreating to a kingdom far to the north, Freya raises an army of Huntsmen as her protectors, with the only rule that no two of them should ever fall in love. As a war for domination escalates between the two queens, the hero standing between good and evil is Freya’s most elite Huntsman, Eric (Chris Hemsworth: Thor, Star Trek Into Darkness). Alongside fellow warrior Sara (Jessica Chastain: The Martian, The Help) — the only woman who has ever captured his heart — Eric must help Freya vanquish her sister or Ravenna’s wickedness will rule for eternity.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
English Dolby Digital 5.1/ Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish and French (Canadian)
English SDH, Spanish and French
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Two Queens and Two Warriors – The true
heart of The Huntsman: Winter’s War is found in its three
powerful women, Ravenna, Freya, and Eric’s lost wife,
Sara. Learn how the strength and complexity of the film’s
female roles drew potent new star power in Emily Blunt and
Jessica Chastain, as well as convincing Charlize Theron to
reprise her role as Ravenna.
Meet the Dwarfs – Nick Frost’s Nion and
Rob Brydon’s Gryff brought a sense of levity and fun to
the adventure — especially once they met their female
counterparts. Explore the importance of all four dwarf
characters in the film and on set, where the actors who
portrayed them earn a reputation for keeping the fun
rolling, even when the cameras stopped.
Magic All Around – Rooted in history, but
inhabited by magic, the world of The Huntsman: Winter’s
War is a true visual spectacle. Follow along and see how
the magic made it to the screen. From Freya’s icy freeze
to the gold-laden goblins of the forest, explore the
visual effects at work with an exclusive peek behind the
Deleted Scenes with Commentary
Dressed To Kill – Academy Award®-winning
costumer Colleen Atwood returns to help reignite the
splendor she brought to Snow White and The Huntsman. A
visual feast, her costumes often border on the
supernatural in their beauty while helping bring the
characters to life.
Love Conquers All — From the infectious
enthusiasm of director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan to the
sisterly bond shared by Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron,
the set of The Huntsman: Winter’s War was filled with
laughter and life. Actors and artists came together to
help create a fairy tale about the pure power of love —
and had a blast along the way.
Feature Commentary by director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan