It takes place at the time of the Crusades, and depicts the attitudes of the wealthy and the peasant classes toward one another. And I have to give her that she plays well a scared young woman too. Her Old Woman is wonderful, and reminds me of the Old Hag from Disney's Snow White. However, Claudia's heart is ruled not by her husband, but by an evil mirror with the power to make Claudia Queen over all living things - until they are dead. The acting is mostly sturdy. It's appropriately moody, and gloomy, with vivid on location filming in the Czech Republic, a passable effort at emulating the period, and cinematography by Mike Southon that is wise to never, ever get too bright or colorful. The actual lines were rather stupid.
She finds Claudia cradling her newly revived but weak baby. This movie takes place at the time of the Crusades, and depicts the attitudes of the wealthy and the peasant classes toward each other. Lilli rebuffs the gift and rebels by wearing one of her own mother's gowns to the ball. This movie takes place at the time of the Crusades, and depicts the attitudes of the wealthy and the peasant classes toward each other. All the elements of the snobby rich people, the poor, the forest, the deadness all around and the gothic atmosphere combine to create a genuinely bone-chilling tale. People should know right up front what they're getting into. I was wondering if I was confused, excited, blown away or a combination of all three.
When young Lillian's mother dies during childbirth, her father soon remarries the well-intentioned Lady Claudia. Snow White: A Tale of Terror 1997 movie : In this dark take on the fairy tale, the growing hatred of a noblewoman, secretly a practitioner of the dark arts, for her stepdaughter, and the witch's horrifying attempts to kill her. Based somewhat more authentically on the Grimm Brothers' story of a young woman who is unliked by her stepmother, the film includes the talking mirror, a poisoned apple, and some ruffian gold not diamond miners and they aren't dwarfs or cute. Brian Glover is fun as Lars, another of the seven forest dwellers. Claudia again uses witchcraft to lure Lilli to her death by summoning a gale to knock down the trees and crush her to death. The two engage in a fight resulting in Lilli accidentally setting the room alight.
Dr Gutenberg proposes to Lilli which she happily accepts and he goes to ask for her father's consent. The miners place her in a glass coffin and prepare to bury her. The Grimm Brothers' tale has been created in vibrant life and its all here. I apologize, but I cannot remember a single name from the entire film, aside from Snow White, so you will just have to bear with me. Her father Frederick ever reliable Sam Neill ultimately remarries, to the seemingly well meaning Lady Claudia a vampy Sigourney Weaver.
Gutenberg eventually finds them and sadly pronounces her dead. Sigourney takes the opportunity to do some welcome - and not exactly inappropriate - scenery chewing. Synopsis This movie is based somewhat more authentically on the Grimm Brothers' story of a young woman who is unliked by her stepmother. Claudia makes another attempt on Lilli's life by using to crush her in the mines but she is rescued by Will. Frederick remarries a noble woman named Lady Claudia. Now, that would be an interesting story It doesn't harm that the queen is played by Sigourney Weaver. A film based somewhat more accurately on the Grimm Brothers classic horror story, you are going to enjoy it no matter what! I was slightly confused with what I was being given.
They find a weak and delirious Frederick who perceives Lilli as a ghost and Will takes him outside to safety. Her father is startled, then pleased at the evocation of her mother. As the two dance, a hurt and jealous Claudia, goes into an early labor and delivers a stillborn boy. Neill is good as always, and Gil Bellows gives his part of Will some depth. However, Claudia's heart is ruled not by her husband, but by an evil mirror with the power to make Claudia Queen over all living things - until they are dead. I like old fashioned Gothic horror stories that go back a couple hundred years to give you a nice tale of terror.
The next morning, a remorseful and sympathetic Lilli attempts to make peace with Claudia who appears to forgive her. Years later, Lilli grows into a beautiful young woman. Discover the latest Discussions, Reviews, Quotes, Theories, Explanations and Analysis of Snow White: A Tale of Terror 1997 below. Claudia kills Gutenberg by pushing him out a window. One of the miners spots a raven that had been following them and kills it after realizing it was bewitched.
Transported to Lilli's refuge, she deceives her into accepting the apple, which puts her into a deathlike state. Lilli then proceeds to confront her stepmother. The manuscript isn't very good. Her father finally comes to and is overjoyed to see her again. Doctor Gutenberg informs Frederick that although Claudia is perfectly healthy she can never have another child. On the night of a ball, Claudia now pregnant with Lilli's half brother, gives her a gown to wear at the ball that belonged to her as a child. The real legend of Snow White is here.
On the Hoffmans' wedding night, Lilli runs from her nursemaid and hides under Claudia's bed. It's definitely a Snow White for the adults in the family, presented as a 1990s update of a Hammer type Gothic horror film. I can't decide if she is beautiful or not because she can be the most beautiful woman just as well as quite ugly. When young Lillian's mother dies during childbirth, her father soon remarries the well-intentioned Lady Claudia. Sam Neill and Sigourney Weaver were very good in the film. Synopsis This movie is based somewhat more authentically on the Grimm Brothers' story of a young woman who is unliked by her stepmother. When the Lady miscarries the child that she would have born Frederick, she decides that Lilli, who never really warmed up to her, is responsible, and vows to destroy her.
Having fallen in love, the two share a kiss. Years later, the young Lilli Hoffman, named after her dead mother, plays mischievously on the grounds of the Hoffman estate. Despite Claudia's kindness to her, Lilli is jealous and resentful towards her new stepmother. Or is she just imagination? Claudia becomes distracted by her son's distress allowing Lilli to grab a dagger and stabs the mirror wounding both Claudia and her reflection. . As she was treated by both her stupid husband and his bratty daughter, I wish she had managed to bring her son back to life.