5 Not for kids!!!!!!!!!!!skeletor | 08/07/2007 | See all skeletor's reviews (51)Top 100 DVD Reviewer This dark and at times disturbing interpretation of the Snow White fairytale is possibly more faithful to its original Grimm Brothers origin than any other version made. There are no cute animals here, nor singing Princesses longing for true love, nor are their seven cute dwarves each with a name reminiscent of their personality..what we have instead are seven hardened and banished criminals with bad teeth and bad attitudes led by the late great Brian Glover...the film is an excellent dramatisation of the original dark story that was meant to frighten children. Sigourney Weaver is magnificent in her role as the seemingly kindly stepmother who also has a VERY dark side to her nature. Originally made for t.v in the United States, it debuted in the U.K on DVD in 1997. It earned itself a number of Emmy Award nominations, including a Best Actress Nomination for Sigourney Weaver. Highly recommended for anybody interested in the darker side of Grimm Fairy tales...and YES it is far too frightening for younger children!