Faerie Tale Theatre Collection
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Faerie Tale Theatre Collection

     
 

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Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
In 1982, when cable TV was in its infancy, actress-turned-producer Shelley Duvall did something wonderful. She gathered a formidable roster of A-list talent, past, present, and future, to bring some of the world's most beloved fairy tales to life. Inspired casting coups include: Herve Villechaize as Rumpelstiltskin; Mick Jagger as the Emperor in "The Nightingale"; Paul Rubens (a.k.a. Pee-wee Herman) as Pinocchio; Susan Sarandon as the Beauty to Klaus Kinki's Beast; Alan Arkin and Art Carney, tailor-made for the con men in "The Emperor's New Clothes"; and Vincent Price as the voice of the Magic Mirror in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." As with the equally impressive Rabbit Ears animated productions, Faerie Tale Theatre treated its source material, and the audience, with great respect. But FTT was much more playful in its adaptations, allowing some smart and sly humor to tickle any adults in the room. In the series-opening "Tale of the Frog Prince," for example, princess Teri Garr remarks that frog Robin Williams is quite a "horny toad." The multi-award-winning FTT also showcased up-and-coming talent. A pre-Beetle Juice Tim Burton, for example, directs the fantastic "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp," starring James Earl Jones as the Genie. Shot on video, each episode in this anthology series was lavishly mounted. Granted, there have been tremendous strides in special effects in the ensuing years, but FTT is all about story. For families who have long since worn out their VHS copies, the DVD release of FTT is a wish come true, and a chance for this benchmark series to enchant a new generation. You will watch happily ever after.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2005
UPC:
0188711000370
Rating:
NR
Source:
Starmaker Ii
Region Code:
1
Time:
11:57:00

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Faerie Tale Theatre: Disc 1 - Side 1
1. Birth of Prince Henry [16:50]
2. Princess Meets Frog [9:28]
3. Dinner With the King [19:44]
4. The Kiss [8:29]
1. Bride to Be [13:33]
2. Spin the Gold [8:24]
3. First Born Child [7:27]
4. The Secret Name Revealed [10:04]
1. Witches Spell [12:42]
2. Pay for Your Crime [18:30]
3. Prince Henry Discovers Rapunzel [13:43]
4. The Blinded Prince in Search for Love [5:46]
1. The Magic Root [14:12]
2. The Singing Bird [15:35]
3. The Imperial Mimic [4:31]
4. Saving the Emperor [19:25]
Side #2 -- Faerie Tale Theatre: Disc 1 - Side 2
1. Start of the Tale [16:50]
2. To the Castle [9:28]
3. Tricked By the Witch [19:44]
4. Prince Charming to the Rescue [8:29]
1. Jack and His Mom [13:33]
2. Climbing the Beanstalk [8:24]
3. Escape [7:27]
4. Taking the Harp [10:04]
1. Mary's Visit [12:42]
2. Escaping the Wolf [18:30]
3. To Grandmother's House [13:43]
4. In Disguise [5:46]
1. Hard Times [14:12]
2. Finding Home [15:35]
3. The Candy House [4:31]
4. Into the Oven [19:25]
Side #3 -- Faerie Tale Theatre: Disc 2 - Side 1
1. Spring Is Here [16:50]
2. In the Bear's House [9:28]
3. Hiding Place Discovered [19:44]
4. New Friends [8:29]
1. A Real Princess [13:33]
2. Choosing the Perfect Woman [8:24]
3. The Queen's Test [7:27]
4. A Real Princess or Not [10:04]
1. Brought to Life [12:42]
2. In the Real World [18:30]
3. Becoming a Donkey [13:43]
4. Pinocchio's Reward [5:46]
1. Wishing for a Child [14:12]
2. Find Home [15:35]
3. Helping a New Friend [4:31]
4. Marriage and Reunion [19:25]
Side #4 -- Faerie Tale Theatre: Disc 2 - Side 2
1. The Young Queen [16:50]
2. Surprise Visitor [9:28]
3. Gift of Ribbons [19:44]
4. Saving Snow White [8:29]
1. The White Rose [13:33]
2. Dining With the Beast [8:24]
3. Letting Beauty Go [7:27]
4. "The Beast No More" [10:04]
1. Giving Martin a Scare [12:42]
2. Into the Castle [18:30]
3. Alone Once Again [13:43]
4. Defeating the Curse [5:46]
1. Leaving Home [14:12]
2. Who Needs a House [15:35]
3. Huff and Puff [4:31]
4. Defeating the Wolf [19:25]
Side #5 -- Faerie Tale Theatre: Disc 3 - Side 1
1. Best Friends [16:50]
2. The Snow Queen's Journey [9:28]
3. Searching For [19:44]
4. Blue No More [8:29]
1. Who's the Piper? [13:33]
2. The Council Meets [8:24]
3. The Piper Works His Magic [7:27]
4. Gathering of Children [10:04]
1. Treated Like a Slave [12:42]
2. The Fairy Godmother [18:30]
3. Arriving at the Ball [13:43]
4. The Glass Slipper [5:46]
1. Master and His Cat [14:12]
2. Puss Visits the King [15:35]
3. Puss Needs the King's Help [4:31]
4. The Ogre Meets His Match [19:25]
Side #6 -- Faerie Tale Theatre: Disc 3 - Side 2
1. A Love of Clothes [16:50]
2. One Man Army [9:28]
3. The New Tailors [19:44]
4. Behold...The New Clothes [8:29]
1. Long Lost Uncle? [13:33]
2. Unleashing the Genie [8:24]
3. Aladdin and the Princess [7:27]
4. A New Master [10:04]
1. Preparing for the Throne [12:42]
2. Having Fun for Once [18:30]
3. The Great Laugh Off [13:43]
4. The Simple Truth [5:46]
1. Van Winkle's Farm [14:12]
2. Off to Hunt [15:35]
3. The Long Sleep [4:31]
4. Awake in a Different World [19:25]
Side #7 -- Faerie Tale Theatre: Disc 4 - Side 1
1. A Father's Advice [16:50]
2. Saved [9:28]
3. Deal With the Witch [19:44]
4. Spirit of Protection [8:29]
Side #8 -- Faerie Tale Theatre: Disc 4 - Side 2
1. Bill for Shoes [16:50]
2. Into the Palace [9:28]
3. The Invisible Cloak [19:44]
4. A Perfect Couple [8:29]

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