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Faerie Tale Theatre: Magical Tales
Faerie Tale Theatre Magical Tales
Actors: James Earl Jones, Leonard Nimoy, Valerie Bertinelli, Gregory Hines, Vanessa Redgrave
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Television
NR     2009     3hr 21min

Includes Four Magical Episodes from Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre Digitally Restored and Re-mastered! Evil magicians, cursed princes, fierce ogres, wicked queens and more fill this 4-episode collection from the awar...  more »


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Actors: James Earl Jones, Leonard Nimoy, Valerie Bertinelli, Gregory Hines, Vanessa Redgrave
Creators: Susan Sarandon, Anjelica Huston
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, 3-6 Years, 7-9 Years, 10-12 Years, Adapted from Books, Comedy, Family Films, Comedy, Kids & Family
Studio: E1 Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/20/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/1984
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1984
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 3hr 21min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Four all-time FTT classics!
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 08/15/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Collected in this DVD are four unforgettable stories from Shelley Duvall's beloved FAERIE TALE THEATRE series. However, the title for this compilation ("Magical Tales") is quite curious, because most (if not all) of the stories from the show can be described as "magical"! Still, your family will adore seeing these fairytale classics, enacted by a star-studded cast: Susan Sarandon, Ben Vereen, Leonard Nimoy and Vanessa Redgrave among them.

Elizabeth McGovern is luminous in the title role of Snow White. Her acting is very understated and she perfectly captures the innocence and bewilderment of the character. Vanessa Redgrave offers a tour-de-force performance as the Wicked Queen, who dons several magical disguises to ensnare our heroine. Rex Smith gives us a Prince who is handsome yet goofy (a refreshing change), and Vincent Price is a delight as both the Magic Mirror and Narrator. Series creator Shelley Duvall has a brief role as Snow White's mother during the prologue.

Beauty's (Susan Sarandon) merchant father steals a white rose from the castle of the Beast (Klaus Kinski). As punishment, the Beast orders that the merchant return to the castle in 3 days, or else one of his daughters must go in his place. Beauty selflessly sacrifices her own freedom to release her father. Once in the castle, Beauty slowly begins to win the friendship and trust of the Beast, who hides a gentle and kind heart beneath his frightening exterior.

In return for some swanky new clothes, a clever cat (Ben Vereen) promises his master Edgar (Gregory Hines) a kingdom of his own and wealth beyond his wildest dreams. And with an extra bit of cunning Edgar might just win the hand of the fair Princess Lovinia (Alfre Woodard)!

Aladdin (played by Robert Carradine) is thrown into a world of wonder, danger and romance after discovering a lamp which contains a Genie (James Earl Jones) who will grant his every wish. Unfortunately, a scheming magician (Leonard Nimoy) also knows about the magical lamp and will stop at nothing to get it..."