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|Tales From the Neverending Story|
Actor: Mark Rendall; Tyler Hynes; Victoria Sanchez; John Dunn-Hill; Edward Yankie; Stéfanie Buxton; Noël Burton; Audrey Gardiner; Johnny Griffin (II); Brittany Drisdelle; Stefano Faustini; Valérie Chiniara; Sally Taylor-Isherwood; Tyrone Benskin; Jane Wheeler
Director: Adam Weissman; Giles Walker
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Horror, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
The complete, critically acclaimed 13-episode series on four discs. Over 10-hours of programming, shot at a cost of more than $70-million. Ideal for fans of "Lord of the Rings" or "Harry Potter" features, a must own coll... more »
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The COMPLETE AND UNCUT ENTIRE Tales series!!!
Travis T. Black | Los Angeles, California | 04/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"At long last fans are given an uncut version of Tales From The Neverending Story! The previous two volumes were severely edited for time and pacing so that it would feel more like a feature film. Fortunately this set boast all 13 UNCUT episodes and comes in a cool box shaped like the book!
Unfortunately this particular set is somewhat tricky to find in stores. I own it on DVD, as the quality is better and so forth, but since the DVD sold out in the blink of an eye and was a VERY limited printing I have to review the VHS set. The picture and audio quality is simply amazing. The cover art for each individual VHS/DVD in the set once removed from the box leaves a little to be desired, but they still look nice. The box art for the edited versions is quite flashy, too bad they only have two volumes instead of 4, otherwise you could house all of the volumes in those cases. As for the show itself, it's simply amazing. The best version of the Story next to the original 1980's movie, and the book itself.
Now, it's not very true to the book, but the plot adjustments and changes lend themselves to the episodic format and make the show quite exciting at times.
The story is as follows: A young boy named Bastian Bux discovers a mysterious book after the untimely death of his mother. The book is actually a window to another world of fantasy and magic called Fantasia. Little does Bastian know that the story he is reading is actually happening concurrently or that his thoughts and whims have a major impact on events. The Dark Princess, Xyide is destroying Fantasia with an evil force known only as the Nothing. The Nothing is powered by peoples loss of the ability to hope, dream, and fantasize. A young woodland boy, Atreyu, sets out on a quest to discover a way to save Fantasia and to find a cure for The Child Like Empress who has become deathly ill. The nameless empress is connected to her world in a physical way, and when it begins to die, so does she. The Child-Like Empress lives in the great Ivory Tower in the very heart of Fantasia. Every Fantasian loves her because they are all held to be equal in her eyes.
As Bastian reads the book, be feels a strange connection with the story and finds it nearly impossible to stop reading. I find this show impossible to stop watching because it's so good. I recommend this series to everyone. Especially those who have hopes, dreams, or wish they could escape reality and go to another world. I give this series 5 stars."