It’s been a while, but Snow White is headed back for another high definition release and this one is set to eclipse the last by, well, Blu-ray proportions. The first Disney full length animated film ever made and Disney’s first ever DVD, not to mention the first DVD to ever sell 1 million copies in a single day, is returning this October, and it’s going for pure high definition bliss.
On October 6th, 2009, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be released in a special combination pack, similar to those released for Sleeping Beauty and Pinocchio. This pack includes both Blu-ray and DVD versions of the movie, allowing those who haven’t yet traded in their old entertainment systems to invest in the Blu-ray version whilst it’s available, without having to purchase the DVD separately for current viewing. Since this will be Ms. White’s first appearance on the market since 2001, it makes sense to invest while she’s still around, as knowing Disney’s sales strategies, it’s not likely to be for long and when she’s gone, she’s gone.
I was lucky enough to buy this on DVD the first time around, and it was a pretty impressive DVD for the time it arrived at. After recently investing in the Sleeping Beauty combo pack and viewing it on a high definition tv, I have been completely convinced to buy all Disney releases in Blu-ray format from now on. Even though the movie was animated way back when (1959, for those that were wondering), the quality is fantastic and they’re bound to achieve the same thing with Snow White‘s remastered print.