This live-action version of the children's tale closely follows the original, more sinister Grimm Brothers' tale rather than the sterilized 1937 Disney animated classic. The film premiered on the Showtime network and was subsequently released to home video.
Seven years after an accident that killed his pregnant wife and forced him to perform a crude C-section to save their baby Lilli, Frederick Hoffman (Sam Neill) prepares to marry Lady Claudia (Sigourney Weaver), a beauty-obsessed woman who converses with her devious image in a mirror. Claudia is
never able to appease young Lilli (Taryn Davis) and both remain distant until nine years later when Claudia's much-a...