Showing posts with label Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Snow White & The Huntsman DVD Release Party hosted by Yellowtail Wine!

With me being a life long New Yorker, normally today we'd focus on 09/11, but I frankly needed to wrap my mind around something else. Something not related to that horrible day that I can still remember in vivid detail, I also needed a mental break from Fashion Week madness, and for me when I need a mental break my favorite way to go is a movie! And preferably a good thriller or horror movie!

Today is the release of NBCUniversal's Snow White & The Huntsman on DVD, and of the two recent Snow White remakes, this one is most definitely my favorite of the two. It's a lot darker, this New Vision Turns a Legendary Tale Into a Visually Stunning, Epic action-Adventure Featuring All Star Cast Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth.

Pulse Pounding Trailer Anyone?


In this spectacular action-adventure, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) is Snow White, the only woman in the land fairer than the evil queen Ravenna (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron). Ravenna wants nothing more than to destroy her young rival, but she doesn’t know that Show White has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) the same huntsman that the queen dispatched to kill her. Together with a handsome prince (Sam Claflin) enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power, they assemble an armed force to recapture the kingdom. Venture into a land of action fantasy, heroic battle scenes and visual wonder in Snow White and the Huntsman Extended Edition, coming to Blu-ray ™ Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download on September 11, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Packed with pulse-pounding battles, unmatched visual imagination and compelling characters, Snow White and the Huntsman is a wholly original adventure story told on an epic scale. From the splendor of the wicked Queen's enchanted palace to the menace of the Dark Forest, a breathtaking combination of harrowing beauty, epic battle scenes, visual wonder and jaw-dropping special effects make this film singularly suited for 
the incomparable high-definition picture and perfect hi-def 5.1 surround sound of Blu-ray ™.


Yellow Tail Wine and NBCUniversal hosted a DVD Release Party last night at Gary's Loft that was FANTASTIC! The Penthouse of Gary's Loft was transformed into a 'Masquerade Meets Dark and Enchanted Forest' cocktail party complete with a Fortune Teller, Massages (courtesy of the fab team at Spa Chicks On The Go), a Candy Station, a make your own candy apple station (in honor of the poison apple in the fairy tale of course), a photo station with fun props where you given a commerative and framed 5X7 photo where your image is superimposed onto a castle backdrop taken by Verita Vision Photography, signature cocktails that blended in various Yellow Tail wines (with fun names like Snow White Crusader, The Huntsman's Kiss, Poison Tini and the Queens tini) and even a Yellow Tail Bubbles station (and by 'bubbles' I mean Champagne). It was a super fun evening, with prizes, a lovely swag bag and there were even folks dancing along to the great tunes being spun by the DJ!

Here are some pictures I captured during the Release Party:

When the elevator doors opened to the Penthouse, this is what you see! I always knew my Knight in Shining Armor would come bearing WINE! :)

Right Behind the Knight in Shining Armor was a 'Masks Tree' you were given the option of a white mask to represent for team Snow White or a Dark Mask to represent for the Queen! Can you guess which side I selected?

This large mask is actually a CHAIR! I took this picture without flash and it gave the appearance of blue eyes!

When I took the same shot over WITH Flash this time, the 'eyes' of the chair look almost black!

Check out Ascending Butterfly on the throne! (Cheeky I  know, couldn't resist!)  I chose 'the dark side mask' :-)

Mama Butterfly chose the 'dark side' as well, grabbed a pic of her sans mask!

Check out The Huntsman and Snow White Costumes!

We were able to step up to the mirror and ask the Fortune Teller a Question, I asked about Career, and Mama Butterfly asked about whether or not she'd ever be a Grandma, and he said yes! Hmmmmm <-I'm NOT so sure about that one! ;)

Check out the oversized mushroom next to one of the candy stations!

Pretty display of assorted Yellow Tail Wines!

Life in New York City couldn't get any sweeter than a handsome stranger pouring you something bubbly!

Left: Mama Butterfly Center: Almost shoulder high Huge Rose and Right: ME! Ascending Butterfly!

My Take:

I enjoyed BOTH the actual movie and the super fun release party! I say make it a movie night this weekend and don't forget a bottle of Yellow Tail Bubbles!


Check out for a chance to win some great prizes including a grand prize of a trip to Ireland! (I'm a bit addicted to this site, as it reminds me a bit of my favorite slot machine, Lord of the Rings!)

Get Social With It:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like Snow White and the Huntsman on Facebook connect on twitter using the hashtag #SWATH

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like Yellow Tail on Facebook or follow them @yellowtail_usa on twitter

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like Spa Chicks On-The-Go on Facebook and follow @thespachick on twitter

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - You can also connect with the Venue, Gary's Loft on Twitter @GarysLoft

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like Verita Vision Photography on Facebook and connect with them on Twitter @verita_photo 

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored or compensated post. I did receive the DVD for editorial consideration, however all opinions and experiences expressed are 100% my own. I was also  massaged, fed and enjoyed some wonderful libations, a great evening indeed! :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: HELP! The @TheLorax is stalking me! {Photos}

You may remember in February of this year during New York Fashion Week that Ascending Butterfly and The Lorax made the cover of page 6. It was a Wordless Wednesday Post that month, and you can check it out here to refresh your memory. Here is the picture:

Photo Credit: Dirty Sugar, Left: Ascending Butterfly, Right: The Lorax

Well it appears that I cannot escape that furry ball of love! I think the Lorax may be stalking me as he appeared out of nowhere during BlogHer 2012 and insisted on a photo for his scrapbook!

Photo Credit: Ascending Butterfly

Hmm....Stalking me much?

I love taking pictures with Mascots, so it was fun getting photos with the Lorax both at Fashion week and now again at BlogHer 2012! (The way some people stalk celebrities, I stalk mascots to take photos!)

The Lorax 3D Box Art Photo Credit: Universal Pictures, photo used with permission

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is now available on DVD, and for those of you not lucky enough to get stalked at events by the fun loving guy, you can now bring him home with the new BLU-RAY™ 3D COMBO PACK!


The imaginative world of Dr. Seuss comes to life like never before in this visually spectacular adventure from the creators of Despicable Me! Twelve-year-old Ted will do anything to find a real live Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. As he embarks on his journey, Ted discovers the incredible story of the Lorax, a grumpy but charming creature who speaks for the trees. Featuring the voice talents of Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate and Betty White, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is filled with hilarious fun for everyone!


El mundo imaginativo de Dr. Seuss viene a la vida como nunca antes en este visualmente espectacular aventura de los creadores de Despicable Me! Solo doce años Ted hará cualquier cosa para encontrar un árbol de Truffula vida real con el fin de impresionar a la chica de sus sueños. Cuando se embarca en su viaje, Ted descubre la increíble historia del Lorax, una criatura cascarrabias pero encantador que habla de los árboles. Presentando los talentos de voz de Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate y Betty White, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax está lleno de hilarante diversión para todos!

I know what are you thinking, but butterfly I thought we were going to go retro this week and keep focusing exclusively on inspiration, well in way we are! The thing I love about hanging out with my nieces, nephews and Godchildren is that I get to re-visit my inner child in a healthy way. 

Remember that sweet time of your life, where every stranger became a friend solely by knowing their name? Remember when love was the one thing worth risking everything for? ~ Ascending Butterfly

What we do to find love is our journey! Professional success is wonderful, but finding someone to share the fruit of your labors, makes those fruits that much sweeter.

As an adult is love so simple? Probably not, but it's not quite as complicated as we make it either. 

Today's Challenge: Ask yourself: How far would I go for real love? Could you put yourself out there completely?


As I loved Despicable Me, I had no doubt I'd love The Lorax too. I am long time Dr. Seuss fan and I am happy to pass along that tradition with the little ones in my life. 

NOTE: The BLU-RAY combo pack comes with Featurettes and Exclusives!

Dr. Seuss + Universal Studios Home Entertainment = Fun for Everyone! 

Want to keep up the fun after the movie is over? Check out the Lorax Activity Sheet Below:


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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. No monetary compensation has been received. I was provided with a review copy of the DVD for editorial consideration. All opinions are 100% my own. Please do not 'borrow' my personal watermarked Lorax photos!