Faerie Tale Theatre: The Complete Series

Faerie Tale Theatre: The Complete Series

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Director: Emile Ardolino, Francis Ford Coppola, Gilbert Cates

Cast: Emile Ardolino, Eric Idle, Francis Ford Coppola, Gilbert Cates

     
 
Every episode of Faerie Tale Theatre, a children's TV program created by Shelley Duvall, is included in this collector's set, featuring lush, live-action adaptations of classic fairy tales. A Showtime cable television staple from 1982 to 1987, the series consistently drew a vast array of prestigious collaborators, including directors Tim Burton and Francis Ford

Overview

Every episode of Faerie Tale Theatre, a children's TV program created by Shelley Duvall, is included in this collector's set, featuring lush, live-action adaptations of classic fairy tales. A Showtime cable television staple from 1982 to 1987, the series consistently drew a vast array of prestigious collaborators, including directors Tim Burton and Francis Ford Coppola; award-winning actors Robin Williams James Earl Jones, and Susan Sarandon; and even musicians such as Mick Jagger and Frank Zappa. This remarkable collection includes imaginative re-tellings of "Beauty and the Beast," "Hansel and Gretel," "Pinocchio," and over 20 others.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/02/2008
UPC:
0741952654490
Source:
Koch Vision
Time:
23:07:00

Special Features

Lost episode: "Faerie Tale Theatres Greatest Moments" ("Grimm Party"); Vintage Faerie Tale Theatre presentation reel with Shelley Duvall; B-Roll promo footage; Photo-rich 112-page storybook featuring all 26 fairy tales; "3-in-1" Faerie Tale Theatre game (custom playing cards, memory match and trivia)

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Beverly D'Angelo Henbane
Dana Hill Actor
David Hemmings Actor
Dennis Christopher Jack
Ed Begley Actor
Elizabeth McGovern Snow White
Ellen Barkin Actor
Eve Arden Stepmother
Gregory Hines Actor
Hoyt Axton Ranger
James Coburn Actor
Karen Black Actor
Keram Malicki-Sanchez Actor
Lesley Collier Actor
Mako Actor
Malcolm McDowell Wolf
Ned Beatty Actor
René Auberjonois Actor
Rick Schroder Hansel
Stephen Barber Actor
Stephen Elliott Beauty's Father
Timothy Dalton Actor
Tom Conti Actor
Valerie Bertinelli Princess Sabrina
Alex Karras Papa Bear
Ben Vereen Actor
Billy Crystal Actor
Bridgette Andersen Gretel
Bud Cort Actor
Candy Clark Actor
Carol Kane Good Fairy
Carrie Fisher Thumbelina
Christopher Lee Actor
Elliott Gould Giant
Howard Hesseman Actor
Jane Darling Actor
Jennifer Beals Cinderella
John Gielgud Actor
Lauren Hutton Actor
Mark Blankfield Actor,Narrator
Mary Steenburgen Little Red Riding Hood
Pam Dawber Actor
Paul Reubens Actor
Robert Carradine Aladdin
Shelley Duvall Actor
Susan Sarandon Beauty
Tim Kazurinsky Actor
Tony Van Bridge Actor
Vincent Price The Magic Mirror,Actor
Alan Arkin Actor
Barbara Hershey Actor
Brandis Kemp Mama Bear
Brian Dennehy Actor
Diane Ladd Helen
Eric Idle Actor
George Kirby Actor
Herve Villechaize Actor
Howie Mandel Actor
Hunter Carson Actor
Jeff Goldblum Actor
Jim Dole Actor
Joan Collins Actor
Katherine Helmond Fairty
Klaus Kinski Beast
Lainie Kazan Actor
Linda Manz Actor
Matthew Broderick Prince Henry
Pat McCormick Actor
Peter MacNicol Actor
Ray Sharkey grand vizier
Sally Kellerman Queen Natasha
Teri Garr Actor
Vanessa Redgrave Evil Queen
William Katt Flower King
Anjelica Huston Marguerite
Art Carney Actor
Bernadette Peters Sleeping Beauty
Brock Peters Actor
Burgess Meredith Mr. Mole
Carl Reiner Actor
Carole King Goldilocks' Mother
Darrell Larson Chris
Edie McClurg Stepsister Bertha
Helen Mirren Actor
Jean Stapleton Giantess,Fairy Godmother
Leonard Nimoy Wicked Magician
Liza Minnelli Actor
Mary Woronov Actor
Melissa Gilbert Actor
Mick Jagger Actor
Paul Dooley Actor
Rex Smith The Prince
Robin Williams Actor
Roy Dotrice Actor
Tim Conway Actor
Valerie Perrine Actor
Alfre Woodard Actor
Beatrice Straight Actor
Christopher Reeve Prince Charming
Dick Shawn Actor
Don Novello Actor
Edward James Olmos Actor
Fred Jones Actor
Jack Fletcher Actor
James Earl Jones Genie
John Lithgow Goldilocks' Father
John Pielmeier Mr. Fieldmouse
John Vernon Walter
Judith Blegen Actor
Lance Kerwin Actor
Michael Preston The Huntsman
Nancy Lenehan Georgette
Talia Shire Actor
Treat Williams Actor

Technical Credits
Emile Ardolino Director
Eric Idle Director
Francis Ford Coppola Director
Gilbert Cates Director
Graeme Clifford Director
Ivan Passer Director
James Frawley Director
Jeremy Kagan Director
Lamont Johnson Director
Mark Cullingham Director
Michael Lindsay-Hogg Director
Nicholas Meyer Director
Peter Medak Director
Robert Iscove Director
Roger Vadim Director
Tim Burton Director
Tony Bill Director

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Faerie Tale Theatre: The Complete Series 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
compusurge More than 1 year ago
For those interested, the KOCH Vision release of Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre arrives on 9/2/08. The 26 Classic Live Action shows are accompanied by "the missing" episode entitled "The Best Moments of Faerie Tale Theatre", but more commonly known as "Grimm Party".

All episodes have been digitally restored and the 7 disk collection also includes a 112-page book developed from original production notes representing short-story versions of all of the tales. This book includes an introduction by series producer Bridgette Terry.

Additionally, the set includes a multi-game game based on a deck of cards. Memory Match and Faerie Tale Theatre trivia can be played along with any standard card game one can think of, thus adding incredible dimension to the purchase...

27 episodes + 112 pages of bedtime reading + hours and hours of family game play....WOW...

This set is the one fans have been waiting for and my kudos to KOCH for putting it all together!!!!

By the way...the absolutely stunning box includes a gold-foil-stamped castle on the front.

I won't get into the content here, for the content is undeniably fantastic and everyone knows that. This is an incredible collection for young and old alike.

It's a faerie tale come true!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These are our absolute all-time favorite videos. I can't say enough about how much our whole family enjoys these fairy tales brought to life with the most talented actors portraying these sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes just plain entertaining little fairy tale characters. Among our favorites are The Three Little Pigs and The Snow Queen. I used to rent these almost every weekend when they were on VHS when our daughters were very young. They would beg to watch them and the little comments that were made by the actors were sometimes only comments that the adults watching would catch the meaning of that would make them more enjoyable and humourous for us while watching as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We used to borrow these from the library every weekend. I think our all time faves were the Boy Who Left Home to Find Out the Shivers and The Three Little Pigs. 
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slimikin More than 1 year ago
I appreciate Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre so much more now than I did when I was younger. When I was younger, I wanted long, epic faerie tale stories with lots of swashbuckling and romance; there never seemed quite enough to the Faerie Tale Theatre episodes to satisfy me. But now, they're the perfect length to enjoy when I want a quick dose of faerie tales, and I'm able to appreciate the sets and the music and the costumes in a way I couldn't before. The scripts are handled so cleverly too, each careful to preserve the essence of the faerie tale without becoming too intense or going too long. These are such fun to watch!
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