Blu-ray Review: SNOWFLAKE

SNOWFLAKE (aka Schneeflöckchen) was directed by Adolfo Kolmerer and William James from a screenplay by Arend Remmers and stars Erkan Acar, Reza Brojerdi, Xenia Assenza, David Masterson, Adrian Topol, Judith Hoersch and Alexander Schubert.

Hunting down the murderer of their families in an anarchic near-future Berlin, two outlaws find themselves trapped in the wicked fairy tale of a mysterious screenplay that entangles them in a vicious circle of revenge – apparently all written by a clueless dentist.  In their quest for vengeance, they must contend with a myriad of wicked fairy tale assassins, madmen, a blood-covered angel, and an electric-powered superhero.

Snowflake takes place in the near future but it’s not in the exact same world we live in. The movie follows Tan (Erkan Acar) and Javid (Reza Brojerdi) two men who find themselves being hunted down by Eliana (Xenia Assenza) and the people she recruits to do her bidding. There’s a powerful reason why she wants them dead and all is revealed as their stories play out. To add insanity to the mix, more interesting characters are introduced throughout the watch and some of them come in very useful to one side while some lend their gifted abilities to the other. I mean, we have two thugs wearing pig and chicken rubber masks and another one that has electrical super powers.

Of course, there is this beautiful character named Snowflake (Judith Hoersch) that Tan and Javid meet during their adventure but the strangest thing about this movie is Arend (Alexander Schubert), a goofy dentist who’s unknowingly telling these character’s stories as he types it all down on his laptop. Tan and Javid end up tracking down this unusual character after they catch on to what’s actually happening where they insist that the accidental puppet master do some editing to his story to fix a few things. This ends up being the hardest part for the two men as their pursuer ultimately catches up with them so she can finally get her revenge.

The front of the packaging features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, some images and specs. The Blu-ray disc also features some artwork that matches the front cover. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this high-definition release were crisp and clear. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, Snowflake has been labeled as this dark German fairy tale but there’s so much more to this ambitious low budget carnival of chaos. The movie was definitely influenced by Pulp Fiction with its heavy back and forth dialogue as well as the uber violence but Snowflake is also its own unique beast because of the fantasy element and bizzareness of it all. The story is interesting and all the characters were fun to follow. This is complex storytelling by the director because each character has their own story to tell and the movie itself jumps back and forth from the present to the past as it reveals what actually happened to set everything off in the first place. It’s a wild story of revenge but it’s also an insane story of redemption and the crazy journey to make things right. Snowflake is now available on Blu-ray.

Distributor: Artsploitation Films

Run Time: 121 Minutes

Rated: Not Rated

Blu-ray Video: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen Presentation

Blu-ray Audio: German Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 (there’s also some English and Polish language in the film)

Subtitles: English and English SDH

Special Features: The extras include an hour-long making of featurette and trailer.

  • Making of Snowflake featurette (58:52)
  • Trailer (02:34)
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  1. […] View Cart Press Area                 Home News Now Available Coming Soon On Demand About Press Area SNOWFLAKE a “Ambitious Low Budget Carnival of Chaos” Says Alien Bee December 23, 2018 “Bottom line is, Snowflake has been labeled as this dark German fairy tale but there’s so much more to this ambitious low budget carnival of chaos. The movie was definitely influenced by Pulp Fiction with its heavy back and forth dialogue as well as the uber violence but Snowflake is also its own unique beast because of the fantasy element and bizzareness of it all. The story is interesting and all the characters were fun to follow. This is complex storytelling by the director because each character has their own story to tell and the movie itself jumps back and forth from the present to the past as it reveals what actually happened to set everything off in the first place. It’s a wild story of revenge but it’s also an insane story of redemption and the crazy journey to make things right.” – AlienBee […]

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