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Faerie Tale Theatre: Princess Tales
Faerie Tale Theatre Princess Tales
Actors: Matthew Broderick, Jean Stapleton, Pam Dawber, Tom Conti, Eve Arden
Genres: Kids & Family, Television
NR     2009     3hr 24min

Includes Four Magical Episodes from Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre Digitally Restored and Re-mastered! Wicked stepsisters, dancing princesses, evil sea witches, beautiful mermaids and more fill this 4-episode collect...  more »


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Actors: Matthew Broderick, Jean Stapleton, Pam Dawber, Tom Conti, Eve Arden
Creators: Helen Mirren, Liza Minelli, Jennifer Beals
Genres: Kids & Family, Television
Sub-Genres: 3-6 Years, 7-9 Years, 10-12 Years, Adapted from Books, Family Films, Kids & Family
Studio: E1 Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/14/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/1982
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1982
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 3hr 24min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Four all-time FTT classics!
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 06/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Collected here are four of the all-time great princess-themed episodes from Faerie Tale Theatre.

Cinderella (Jennifer Beals) leads a life of drudgery and unhappiness at the hands of her wicked stepmother (Eve Arden) and her stepsisters Arlene and Bertha (Jane Alden and Edie McClurg). When the dashing Prince Henry (Matthew Broderick) invites all the eligible maidens in the kingdom to the Autumn Ball, Cinderella naturally wishes to go too. Too bad she's dressed in rags and doesn't have a coach. But she does have a Fairy Godmother (Jean Stapleton) who'll see that Cinderella's every dream comes true...

Pearl (Pam Dawber) is a beautiful young mermaid who lives with her father King Neptune (Brian Dennehy) and her sisters Coral and Anemonie (Donna McKechnie and Laraine Newman) in a kingdom at the bottom of the ocean. When Pearl comes of age and is allowed a brief glimpse of the world above the sea, she falls in love with a handsome Prince (Treat Williams) whom she saves from drowning when his ship has a fatal explosion. Pearl makes a bargain with the Sea Witch (Karen Black): her voice in exchange for a pair of legs and hopefully the love of the Prince. Once on land Pearl quickly returns to the Prince, though he only has eyes for the lovely Princess Emilia (Helen Mirren)...

Lesley Ann Warren and Sachi Parker star in an enchanting story about the daughters of a widowed King (Roy Dotrice) who somehow wear out their dance-slippers every night despite being locked in their room until morning. The secret is not discovered until a crafty soldier (Peter Weller) follows them and finds that they go dancing in a fairy-kingdom under the ground.

Prince Richard (Tom Conti) leads a boring and eventless life under the thumb of his controlling mother Queen Veronica (Beatrice Straight). Until, one stormy night, in whirls the vivacious Princess Alecia (Liza Minnelli). But is she really a princess? Queen Veronica is skeptical, so employs a method to test her royalty: she places a tiny pea under 20 mattresses and quilts. If Alecia can feel the pea it will prove beyond any doubt her royal blood. Will Alecia pass the test? And if she does, will she choose to marry Richard?

Perfect entertainment for the little princess in your family!"