Faerie tale theatre / a presentation of Gaylord Production Company ; a Platypus/Lion's Gate production ; executive producer, Shelley Duvall ; Mercury Pictures, Inc
DVD | Distributed by Koch Entertainment | 2008
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7 videodiscs (1387 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 collector's storybook (112 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.) + 1 3-in-1 card deck (9 x 7 x 2 cm.)
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen presentation ; 5.1 Surround sound and 2.0 Dolby digital, digitally remastered.
Host, Shelley Duvall ; Tale of the frog prince: Robin Williams, Teri Garr, Rene Auberjonois ; narrated by Eric Idle . Rumplestiltskin: Ned Beatty, Shelley Duvall, Herve Villechaize, Bud Cort. Rapunzel: Jeff Bridges, Shelley Duvall, Gena Rowlands ; narrated by Roddy McDowall. The Nightingale: Mick Jagger, Bud Cort, Barbara Hershey, Edward James Olmos, Mako. Sleeping Beauty: Beverly D'Angelo, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Reeve, Rene Auberjonois, George Dzundza, Carol Kane, Sally Kellerman, Richard Libertini, Ron Rifkin. Jack and the beanstalk: Dennis Christopher, Elliott Gould, Jean Stapleton, Mark Blankfield, Katherine Helmond. Little Red Riding Hood: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, Frances Bay, Diane Ladd, Darrell Larson, John Vernon. Hansel and Gretel: Ricky Schroder, Joan Collins, Paul Dooley, Bridgette Andersen.
Goldilocks and the three bears: Tatum O'Neal, Hoyt Axton, Alex Karras, Brandis Kemp, Carole King, John Lithgow, Donovan Scott. Princess and the pea: Tom Conti, Liza Minnelli, Beatrice Straight, Pat McCormick, Tim Kazurinsky, Nancy Allen, Charlie Dell, Diane Stilwell. Pinocchio: James Coburn, Carl Reiner, Paul Reubens, James Belushi, Lainie Kazan, Michael Richards, Vincent Schiavelli, Avery Schreiber, Vito Scotti. Thumbelina: Carrie Fisher, William Katt, Burgess Meredith ; narrated by David Hemmings. Snow White and the seven dwarves: Elizabeth McGovern, Vanessa Redgrave, Rex Smith, Michael Preston, Vincent Price. Beauty and the beast: Klaus Kinski, Susan Sarandon, Stephen Elliott, Angelica Huston, Nancy Lenehan, Stanley Wilson. The boy who left home: Dana Hill, Christopher Lee, Peter MacNicol, David Warner, Jeff Corey, Jack Riley, Gary Springer, Frank Zappa ; narrated by Vincent Price. Three little pigs: Billy Crystal, Jeff Goldblum, Valerie Perrine, Stephen Furst, Larry Hankin, Doris Roberts, Fred Willard.
Snow queen: Melissa Gilbert, Lance Kerwin, Lee Remick, Lauren Hutton, Mary Jackson, Linda Manz, Bobby Porter ; narrated by Shelley Duvall. Pied piper: Eric Idle, Tony Van Bridge, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Peter Blais, Peter Boretski, James Edmond, Tom Harvey, Kenneth Wickes, Chris Wiggins. Cinderella: Jennifer Beals, Matthew Broderick, Jean Stapleton, Eve Arden, James Noble, Tim Thomerson, Jane Alden, Edie McClurg ; narrated by Joseph Maher. Puss in boots: Gregory Hines, Ben Vereen, George Kirby, Brock Peters, Alfre Woodard, Fuddle Bagley, Tony Cox, Daniel Frishman, Stan Haze, Darrow Igus, DavidMcCharen, Milton Murrill, Peter Risch, John Schuck. Emperor's new clothes: Alan Arkin, Art Carney, Dick Shawn, Georgia Brown, Barrie Ingham, Taylor Negron, Clive Revill ; narrated by Timothy Dalton. Aladdin: Valerie Bertinelli, Robert Carradine, James Earl Jones, Leonard Nimoy, Rae Allen, Joseph Maher, Ray Sharkey. Princess who never laughed: Ellen Barkin, Howard Hesseman, Howie Mandel, Barrie Ingham, Mary Moronov ; narrated by William Daniels. Rip Van Winkle: Harry Dean Stanton, Ed Begley, Jr., Mark Blankfield, Hunter Carson, Tim Conway, Roy Dotrice, Albert Hague, Christopher Penn, John P. Ryan, Glenn Withrow, Talia Shire.
Little Mermaid: Pam Dawber, Helen Mirren, Treat Williams, Karen Black, Brian Dennehy, Donna McKechnie, Laraine Newman. Dancing princesses: Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Weller, Roy Dotrice, Starr Andreeff, Laura Harrington, Sachi Parker, Viveca Parker, Lora Staley, Murphy Dunne, Max Wright, Ian Abercrombie, Zelda Rubinstein.
Producers, Jonathan Taplin, Shelley Duvall, Bridget Terry, Frederic S. Fuchs ; production designer, Jefferson Eliot, Michael Erler ; costume designer, J. Allen Highfill, John Hay, Terence Tam Soon, Sam Kirkpatrick ; music director, Van Dyke Parks ; music by Lennie Niehaus, Stephen Barber, Frank Serafine, Robert Folk, Peter Davison, Rob Meurer, James Horner, Jimmy Webb, Tom Scott. David Newman, Michael Convertino, Carmine Coppola.
26 episodes of the award-winning television series Faerie tale theatre originally produced by Platypus Productions and Gaylord Productions from 1982-1985.
This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered.
Disc 1: The tale of the frog prince / teleplay and directed by Eric Idle (c1983) -- Rumplestiltskin / teleplay by Gerald Ayres ; directed by Emile Ardolino (c1982) -- Rapunzel / teleplay by J. David Wyles ; directed by Gilbert Cates (c1982) -- The Nightingale / teleplay by Joan Micklin Silver ; directed by Ivan Passer (c1983) (198 min.).
Disc 2: Sleeping Beauty / teleplay by Jeffrey Fiskin ; directed by Jeremy Kagan (c1983) -- Jack and the beanstalk / teleplay by Mark Curtiss & Rod Ash ; directed by Lamont Johnson (c1982) -- Little Red Riding Hood / teleplay by J. David Wyles and Mark Curtiss & Rod Ash ; directed by Graeme Clifford (1983) -- Hansel and Gretel / teleplay by Patricia Resnick ; directed by James Frawley (c1982) (214 min.)
Disc 3: Goldilocks and the three bears / teleplay by Mark Curtiss & Rod Ash ; directed by Gilbert Cates (c1983) -- Princess and the pea / teleplay by Mark Curtiss & Rod Ash ; directed by Tony Bill (c1983) -- Pinocchio / teleplay by Mark Curtiss & Rod Ash ; directed by Peter Medak (c1983) -- Thumbelina / teleplay by Maryedith Burrell ; directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg (1983) (199 min.)
Disc 4: Snow White and the seven dwarfs / teleplay by Robert C. Jones ; directed by Peter Medak (1983) -- Beauty and the beast / teleplay by Robert C. Jones ; directed by Roger Vadim (c1983) -- The boy who left home to find out about the shivers / teleplay by Bruce Franklin Singer ; directed by Graeme Clifford (c1983)-- The three little pigs / teleplay by Mark Curiss & Rod Ash ; directed by Howard Storm (c1983) (208 min.)
Disc 5: The Snow Queen / teleplay by Maryedith Burrell ; directed by Peter Medák (c1983) -- The pied piper of Hamelin / teleplay by Nicholas Meyer ; directed by Nicholas Meyer (c1984) -- Cinderella / teleplay by Mark Curtiss & Rod Ash ; directed by Mark Cullingham (c1984) -- Puss in boots / teleplay by Jules Feiffer ; directed by Robert Iscove (c1984) (205 min.)
Disc 6: The emperor's new clothes / teleplay by Mark Curtiss & Rod Ash ; directed by Peter Medák (c1984) -- Aladdin & his wonderful lamp / teleplay by Mark Curtiss & Rod Ash ; directed by Tim Burton (c1984) -- The princess who had never laughed / teleplay by David Felton ; directed by Mark Cullingham (c1984) -- Rip Van Winkle / teleplay by Mark Curtiss & Rod Ash ; directed by Francis Ford Coppola (c1985) (202 min.).
Disc 7: The little mermaid / teleplay by Anne Beatts ; directed by Robert Iscove (c1985) -- The dancing princesses / teleplay by Maryedith Burrell ; directed by Peter Medák (c1984) -- Faerie tale theatre's greatest moments (161 min.).
Special features: Disc 7. Vintage presentation reel; B-roll promo footage.
Winner: George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award.
Title on container: Shelley Duvall's Faerie tale theatre
KOC-DV-6544 Koch Vision