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The Huntsman: Winter's War [Includes Digital Copy] [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] [2016]

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    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1648 out of 1747)

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    The Huntsman: Winter's War
    This spin-off of Snow White and the Huntsman acts as both prequel and sequel to the original film, detailing the adventures of Eric the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) as he gets caught up in the rivalry between wicked queens Ravenna (Charlize Theron) and Freya (Emily Blunt). During his quest, Eric is also endangered by his feelings for fellow warrior Sara (Jessica Chastain), since ice queen Freya has decreed that love is forbidden in her kingdom. Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Chris Hemsworth
      Chris Hemsworth - The Huntsman
    • Charlize Theron
      Charlize Theron - Ravenna
    • Emily Blunt
      Emily Blunt - Freya
    • Nick Frost
      Nick Frost - Nion
    • Sam Claflin
      Sam Claflin - William



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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A whole new tale of snow white

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      Jessica
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      The huntsman winter's war is a movie that tells a new tale before and after Snow White. It is true that the evil queen had always have dark power before she met Snow White's father but there is something that no one knows about the evil queen and that was that she had a sister. Freya. At first Freda was never like her sitter because she was in love with a man who. Was engaged to ma the iced to someone and what worse was that Freda was carrying his child. A daughter. After Freya's daughter was born she was going to elope with her lover but it was never meant to be. The father of her baby killed their daughter and Freya's got their revenge by killing the only man that she ever love. After that her hair and her body turned white and after that was. Know as the ice queen. Freya's finds army to. Beat her sister and that army is children. She teaches her children how to fight and the strongest were Sarah and of course the huntsman. As part of Freya's army her only. One rule that could never break. Never to be love. Years later the huntsman and Sarah kept their love a secret from Freya's but when she finally found out she had Sarah killed. Seven years later. The mirror disappeared and Freya's wants it and the huntsman and a few of his friends go help snow whiter who is not doing so well. Though Freya's has created her own army she still has one goal. Her sisters mirror. She wants it and she will do anything that it takes to get it. The huntsman goes on a quest to track down the mirror but he realizes that is on to them. The huntsman is their best tracker and his friends that help him are dwarfs. He is indeed the huntsman but he is also very powerful but to other huntsman they think that he is week and Freya doesn't care how he dies. Although for some way Sarah came back and she faked her own death and when the huntsman had a flashback of the day that Sarah was taken away from him it turns out that she did not die. Instead Freya put her in Prison for seven years until she recently escaped and they were together again as husband and wife. Freya still dream of the daughter that she once lost and she hides her face behind a mask. If Freya get this she will be unstoppable and nothing will be able to stop her. Now the huntsman has found that Sarah is still alive they go on a quest to find the mirror togrther. The dwarfs and the rest fall for a bo-be trap and the women who trapped them want money and when the huntsman gives something even better the women and her best friend let them go. They called a truce and they find out that the goblins have the mirror and the women will take them to goblins and bring back the mirror. They are now six people in this group now instead of four and in my book it's the more the merrier. They row to the caves together and when they reach their destination they find dead skeletons meaning that some humans tried to face the goblins once and they fail. The goblins find them as soon as they get there and they attack. It turns that they were right. The goblins really did have the mirror and they finally found it. Sarah and the huntsman killed the goblins and the dwarfs left with the mirror. Sarah realizes that the huntsman still loves her but then they realized that the fight is not over yet. Sarah will not abandon her husband and she killed the goblins by making a bow and arrow and killed all the goblins but the huntsman survived. Realizing that they finally got what they came for they decided to make camp for the night. Sarah doesn't love the huntsman but he still loves her and Sarah has change since the last time since that they saw each other but then Sarah finally realizes that she still has feelings for him and she still loves him as well. They know that they are meant to be together but the next day the mirror Calls to the huntsman and tells him to kill for me. The huntsman know that his heart will always belong to Sarah but then the forest starts to get cold and then Freya and her army appears. Freya finally get what she wants and as for Sarah it turns out that she was just using them just so Freya could finally have her prize. She frozen stow of the dwarfs and take them as there prisoners and Freya has hypnotize Sarah to kill the man that she loves. She pretends to obey and she succeeds and her husband survived. She never misses her target but for the first in her life she misses but this time she has a reason. True love. Freya finally has her mirror and now she finally asks the question that the evil queen always answered the mirror, We all know what that question is but as she about to find out her answer she finds out that the person behind the mirror is her sister. Freya thought that her sitter was dead but it turns out that she is in between. She left her body and was trapped inside the mirror and the evil queen wants revenge against Snow White. The huntsman and the dwarfs fight Freya and the evil queen. This is still Freya's and it will always be her kingdom. The evil queen would never take the kingdom away from her sister but it turns out that the evil queen was the one who made Freya for what she is now. The huntsman goes up the mountain while the other two dwarfs knock the guard out and go free their friends. The huntsman makes it to the top but it does hurt. Freya has now has her army but then she realizes that she is beginning to lose her power. As the huntsman attacks he realizes that the evil queen has been reborn. Once Freya founds that Sarah still loves the huntsman she has them arrested and they are scented is death. Though love is powerful the evil queen sees Sarah and she realizes that she has been though this pain before. Sarah and the huntsman realize now that nothing can keep them apart and now Freya army is on their side instead of Freya. Freya's army has turned against her and the evil queen knew that Freya was weakest one of them both. After that Freya finally finds out that the evil queen was the who was responsible for her daughters death and her lover. The evil queen was responsible for Freya's unhappiness. Freya tries to fight her sister but she fatally wounded. As Freya lies down on the floor dying the huntsman fights the evil queen but Freya unleashes her last bit of breath to finally stop her sister forever. After that the miirror is broken and her sitter is finally dead. After that Freya sees a version of the women she once know as herself and then she see how the huntsman and Sarah are lucky that they found each other and after that she dies. The dwarfs free their friends and the rest of the children and the mirror is finally broken and the evil queen is at last gone. The Huntsman and Sarah are back together and snow White's kingdom is saved. Though the huntsman and Sarah finally proves to us all in this movie that love does coquer all and a new future begins.

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    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      An Unnecessary, but Visually Enchanting Sequel

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      VandyPrice
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      The biggest fight this unnecessary sequel was always going to battle was the one for purpose. In 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman there was much to admire in terms of visually stunning design and creativity for the functionality of much of those designs, but both the story and the characters felt thin, cobbled together from different mythologies, and thrown together in hopes of becoming a new take on an old tale. With The Huntsman: Winter's War the film once again faces something of an identity crisis-wanting to be a number of things, but never focusing on one single aspect enough to actually be about something. As the first film was an attempt to capitalize not only on the idea of turning well-known fairy tales into live-action adventures, but on swinging the Hollywood pendulum towards more female-centric action vehicles the focus is still very much on the ladies. This is all well and good until you realize that once again this Huntsman film is simply pulling from other stories to try and cobble together a legend of its own to no avail-giving extremely talented actresses nothing to work with. While not a direct sequel or even a full prequel, Winter's War is a spin-off of sorts that encapsulates all of the previous film and intends to add a broader scope and depth to the proceedings. In doing this we are offered a take on recent female Disney characters such as Elsa's Ice Queen from Frozen in the form of Queen Freya (Emily Blunt) and Merida from Pixar's Brave in the form of Sara (Jessica Chastain). Done in the hope that telling a darker, more action packed story would appeal not only to the kids who enjoyed those movies, but to the adults who've likely seen them on repeat and might find it interesting to see variations on such characters in live action form it's a fine enough strategy. At the very least this strategy provides some kind of template for the film to build strong female characters upon, but as a final product the film does nothing interesting with the majority of its characters in a story so scattered and with one too many lulls that even the beauty of both the visuals and actors isn't enough to distract from the weariness of it all.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      not as good as first

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      brian
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      like most sequels this falls in the blanket of not as good as first. so rather than review the content of movie, here is some info on quality of BR in general. The picture quality does rank high, and if out of 5 stars (5 being best) this would get a 4.8, sound quality is pretty good, but I did not listen to this on my main system, so as far as bass I do not know yet what the .1 channel is, but clarity is pretty darn good. Not sure if I could recommend this, and certainly not unless you have seen the first one. So buyer beware. If you have seen the first, this one just does not have the same feel, not sure where to point finger, This one has more romance on secondary characters, like the dwarfs. But in all, yes it is certainly worth watching, not sure on owning, yet I own it. Actually I saw this in theaters first, and near middle almost fell asleep on it. But I did rewatch it, when the BR was bought, and did feel as it was better than in the movies. Hope any of this helps on your decision.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Sequel Better than Original

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      Buddy66557
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      The filmmakers did the right thing by removing Snow White and going to the only thing watchable in the original movie – Thor with axes instead of a hammer. They then tried to tap into the popularity of Frozen by creating an evil ice queen to hold the fort/ice palace until Charlize returns late in the movie to chew up some scenery. As stated above, I kind of liked the movie but there was a lot to forgive. The shoe horned prequel/sequel plot didn’t help but let us remind ourselves this is fantasy and stories should be allowed some leeway to breath. Thor’s bemused action credentials are fully redeemed and he seemed to be having a lot of fun. Of course, that’s easy when you’re surrounded by Blunt, Charlize, and especially Jessica Chastain who dominates as the love interest. The four leads and some feisty dwarves made this watchable if not memorable.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      two thumbs up

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      movieman93
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      Entertaining, but slowly paced. There are plenty of references to Disney's Snow White story, but if you're expecting a Disney flick, you'll be disappointed. This is more of an action/adventure film (although surprisingly spare with the action and adventure). It's really not for kids. Great special effects and nice costumes dress up a somewhat formulaic script. Hemsworth is likable with a facile but puzzling Scottish brogue (I'm guessing it's Scottish -- there's no reason I could discern for any accent whatsoever). But great actresses are really the source of gravity in this film. Watch this film for the women -- not for the titular character, and you'll feel you got your money's worth.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Don't put to much stock in bad reviews...

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      Tundraman
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      The cast is good, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain and Emily Blunt are all accomplished actors and they filled their roles well. The story had an obvious ending and twist but that's not what the movie was about. If you want to watch an action packed fantasy drama with some decent CGI effects and decent acting, don't discount this film. I found this sequil better than the first one as the first one was tad slower and seemed to drag on a bit (perhaps because of snow white and her frozen acting). Here the frost queen acted more fluidly. I enjoyed the CGI as well because it was not over used. In my opinion, its definitely worth a watch.

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    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      If you are desperate to watch something ...

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      Hawke
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      The 2-star rating is for the movie drama itself. It seems to have a lot of good reviews but I found it to be very slow and wanting. There is a good cast of characters, but it just wasn't enough to make up for the slow drama itself. Emily Blunt also didn't seem a good cast for Freya, even though I like her as an actor, and I felt like there was some forced acting. There are some movies that are slow and keep you riveted because of the superb acting and fantastic setting, such as "The Revenant", but this movie seemed slow all-around. The 4k version of the movie itself was nothing impressive - it just turned a lacking movie into a high-resolution lacking movie.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The age of the 4K steelbook has arrived

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      docnyt
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      Winter's War heralds the arrival of the 4K SteelBook. Whether this trend continues will be determined by us, the faithful purchasers of steel. I must confess I bought this just for the case. The movie is just meh. It did not fully utilize the acting capabilities of its excellent cast. Only Jessica Chastain shows some depth of character. But then again the target audience is more interested in the action and special effects anyway. And there's ample supply of both. The SteelBook itself showcases the lead characters well although the artwork is not as eye catching as I would have wanted. But for there to be a 4K version is good enough for me.

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