Faerie Tale Theatre: Magical Tales [DVD]

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Overview

Synopsis

Faerie Tale Theatre: Puss-In-Boots
Ben Vereen stars as the clever title character in this delightful episode of Shelley Duvall's made for cable series Faerie Tale Theatre. A quick-witted talking cat dons boots, a cloak, and a hat in order to carry out his plan to turn his master -- a poor peasant played by Gregory Hines -- into a nobleman. In the process, the cat and his master must defeat an angry ogre and win the heart of a beautiful princess Alfre Woodard. ~ Carrie Downes, Rovi

Faerie Tale Theatre: Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp
Robert Carradine portrays Aladdin, the foolish boy who finds himself at odds with an evil magician (Leonard Nimoy), in love with a princess (Valerie Bertinelli), and in luck with the discovery of a mysterious lamp. James Earl Jones portrays the daunting genie in the lamp. This installment of Faerie Tale Theatre was directed by a then relatively unknown Tim Burton, who later went on to direct such imaginative and stylistic films as Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands. ~ Carrie Downes, Rovi

Faerie Tale Theatre: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The classic tale of a kind-hearted princess stalked by a jealous stepmother is brought to life in this early episode of Faerie Tale Theatre. Elizabeth McGovern is Snow White, the princess whose stepmother, the queen, banishes her because she is jealous of the girl's beauty. She takes up residence with a septet of friendly dwarfs in the woods, but eventually falls victim to a poisoned apple delivered by the queen in disguise. Only a kiss from a prince (Rex Smith) will awaken her. Veteran actress Vanessa Redgrave portrays the insanely wicked queen, and Vincent Price lends his incomparable voice and screen presence to the film as the queen's omnipresent magic mirror. ~ Carrie Downes, Rovi

Faerie Tale Theatre: Beauty and the Beast
In this atmospheric, somewhat eerie retelling of the classic story, a young woman named Beauty (Susan Sarandon) is forced to leave her father's home and go to live in the castle of a frightening Beast Klaus Kinski. The reason for this demand is that Beauty's father, on his travels, had stolen a rose from the Beast's estate, to bring home as a gift for his beloved daughter. Now the Beast has demanded Beauty's presence, and going to live with him is the only way she can save her father's life. Beauty's sister (Anjelica Huston), jealous of her pretty and kindly sister, isn't sorry to see her go. Beauty, afraid and homesick at first, is surprised to find that the Beast treats her kindly. He asks every day if she will marry him, but Beauty refuses until something happens to help her see inside the Beast's true heart. One volume in the highly praised Faerie Tale Theatre series, created by Shelley Duvall. ~ Alice Duncan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Gregory Hines
    Gregory Hines
  • Ben Vereen
    Ben Vereen
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    George Kirby
  • Brock Peters
    Brock Peters
  • Alfre Woodard
    Alfre Woodard
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