"most reviews of "snow white, a tale of terror" highlight the wonderful performance of sigourney weaver as the wicked queen, in addition to touching on either how good (or not) monica keena was as snow white, or 'lilly'. while both, in my opinion were great casting coups, the pleasant surprise in this movie comes from gil bellows. this is not your sometimes annoying, ultra clean cut 'ally mcbeal'/'miami rhapsody' gil bellows. this is gil as we've never seen him before, (and most likely never will again). he's dirty, scruffy, sweaty, smuldering, and sexy-- the perfect tortured anti-hero of this twisted tale. his presence presents yet another welcomed curb in the road as this interpretation of the classic story continues its journey off of the beaten path. if watch this film for nothing else, watch it for gil bellows."
Snow White - Tale of Terror
Mother Macabre | 02/05/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This film could have been great if the editor had cut about a third more out of it. It's much too long. I would start by removing ALL of the development of Snow White's relation ship with the social outcasts that replace the dwarves... it is an unfortunate mess, and contains a near-rape scene that is just unnecessary. The thieves are not a sympathetic replacement for Happy, Doc and Sneezy, regardless of their traumatic histories...this is supposed to be about Snow White. It becomes tedious and unpleasant, but the good parts are good, and the actors are top-notch. Bad, editor, bad!"
Oh-No! Oh-No! It's Off To Dle We Go!..,.
Bindy Sue FrÝnkŁnschtein | under the rubble | 01/08/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've always thought the Disney version of SNOW WHITE needed something extra. Something like mass murder, immolation, or crucifixion. What the....?? It's as though the movie gods have read my mind! In SNOW WHITE: A TALE OF TERROR, I get my wish and more! Sigourney Weaver (ALIEN 1-4, AVATAR) is the delightfully wicked Claudia, stepmother to Lilian (Monica Keena). Now, Claudia didn't start out eeevil. She was fine up until losing her baby. After that, she became hyper-jealous, vain, and absolutely psychotic! Weaver is the nasty black soul of SW:ATOT, allowing us to see just how bloody dangerous hatred can be! Sam Neill (OMEN 3, EVENT HORIZON, JURASSIC PARK, IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS) is Claudia's kindly, utterly blind, ultimately doomed husband. He bumbles along, oblivious to his wife's nefarious plot to kill his daughter and seize all power to herself. Lilian must find a way to survive the many curses and schemes thrown at her by her sinister stepmum. Are there seven "dwarfs" in this movie? Yes, sort of. More like a group of stinky forest men who wind up helping Lilian in spite of themselves. If you enjoy twisted faerie tales, Sigourney, or are as ghoulish as I am, you'll love this one..."
helene | south FL, USA | 12/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is awesome! It really keeps your attention--me and my friends usually fall asleep when we watch movies, but not this one! It's not that it's really gory, it's more creepy & suspenseful than horror. The main girl is so pretty! I love that she's pale with dark hair & still really gorgeous."
Another Face of Sigourney Weaver
David Proffitt | 12/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I watched this movie a few years ago. It's a darker version of Snow White and isn't nearly as cheery as the original version. It's well done, follows the original story pretty well. The costumes are first rate.
Sigourney Weaver is the evil stepmother, but instead of being an ugly old hag as in the orginial story she is beautiful. I've never seen her in a costume like this and she is nothing short of stunning in it. Her performance in it is flawless as always, and the expressions she uses are priceless.
I admit I'm a great fan of hers and if you like her, you'll love her in this story.
Sam Neill plays the part of the father. He does a fair job of playing this part. I don't know if the script was written this way, but he seemed pretty milk toast to me. I expected more of a man than this. He seems pretty mamby pamby as the father. That's just my impression of him.
To be honest I bought the movie because of Sigourney Weaver and the theme of the movie. Sometimes I like darker stories and this one really caught my eye.
If you like my review then you should at least watch this movie or go rent it, and decide if you want to buy it. If you don't like my review then watch it anyway and make up your own mind. I wanted this in my library so I bought it.