Faerie Tale Theatre: Tales from the Brothers Grimm [DVD]

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Overview

Synopsis

Faerie Tale Theatre: Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood (Mary Steenburgen ) is en route to Grandma's house when she encounters a hungry stranger in the woods whose carnivorous appetite may lead him in the same direction. Malcolm McDowell is delightfully smarmy as the Big Bad Wolf who races to Grandma's house with plans to gobble her up and then wait in disguise for Red Riding Hood to arrive. ~ Carrie Downes, Rovi

Faerie Tale Theatre: Rumpelstiltskin
This charming fantasy was originally part of Shelly Duvall's HBO series Faerie Tale Theatre and features actor Herve Villechaize as the irascible gnome who grants the wish of an impoverished but boastful miller who claims his lovely daughter can spin straw into gold. While Rumpelstiltskin is willing to help the miller, his generosity does not come without a high price: in exchange for the gift, the daughter must give up her first-born child. She can only escape the bargain if she can guess his name. The bargain is struck. When the king learns of her talent, he marries her and puts her in a room to spin. The real trouble begins when she gets pregnant. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Faerie Tale Theatre: Rapunzel
In one of Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre productions, the actress stars as the title character who is rescued by a prince (Jeff Bridges) from her imprisonment in a tower. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Faerie Tale Theatre: Hansel and Gretel
The Grimms' grim tale of two crafty children who cross paths with an evil, gingerbread cottage-dwelling crone is the subject of this episode from the made-for-TV series Faerie Tale Theatre. Abandoned in the forest by their penniless father (well-known character actor Paul Dooley) and his new wife, siblings Hansel (Ricky Schroeder) and Gretel (Bridgette Anderson) come upon a lovely cottage made of gingerbread and candy -- but its inhabitant is far from sweet (Joan Collins, in a dual role as both the stepmother and the witch). ~ Carrie Downes, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Malcolm McDowell
    Malcolm McDowell - Wolf
  • Mary Steenburgen
    Mary Steenburgen - Little Red Riding Hood
  • Diane Ladd
    Diane Ladd - Helen
  • Darrell Larson
    Darrell Larson - Chris
  • John Vernon
    John Vernon - Walter
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