Tale of Tales [DVD] [2015]

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  • Release Date: 09/06/2016
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
68% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (51 out of 76)

Special Features


  • Making-of Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

Synopsis


Tale of Tales
This fantasy epic adapts three fairy tales by 17th century Neapolitan writer Giambattista Basile, each one focusing on the royalty in neighboring kingdoms. In one, a king (John C. Reilly) goes off to cut the heart out of a sea monster, which could be the key to curing his wife (Salma Hayek) of infertility; in another, a dim-witted ruler (Toby Jones) neglects his daughter's search for a husband as he becomes obsessed with a flea that grows to enormous size; in the last tale, an oversexed monarch (Vincent Cassel) is bewitched by an elderly woman with a beautiful singing voice. Directed by Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah). ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Salma Hayek
    Salma Hayek - Queen of Selvascura
  • Vincent Cassel
    Vincent Cassel - King of Roccaforte
  • Toby Jones
    Toby Jones - King of Altomonte
  • John C. Reilly
    John C. Reilly - King of Selvascura
  • Shirley Henderson
    Shirley Henderson - Imma



Overall customer rating

3.5
68%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must see!

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    Jose
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    i heard great reviews for this movie, but honestly i never pay attention to the reviews being that for movies we all have different taste....this is kind of dark fairy tale movie it tells the story of three characters looking for happiness i guess, sacrificing everything they have doing all they can in order to achieve it? but at the end i guess when is forced is not likely to last....i think it was dark and sweet compared to mostly fairy tale movies we are used to i would totally recommend this movie pretty entertaining, visually attractive good acting good editing good visuals......is worth your time and money if you decide to buy it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Interesting and Strange

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    crimsontull89
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    I didn't Know what to expect from this movie since I heard very little about it. The movie contains three Tales interspersed within the film. A very strange set of tales that include a Queen having to eat a creatures heart so she can give birth, A king who marries a Beautiful women who isn't what she seems, and a king who nurture's a flea and makes a terrible wager with his Daughter. The Blu ray Looks really great and sounds amazing too, as for the movie I was hoping for a bit more of something to these tales but still interesting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wicked...

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    Miamititanic
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    The writers of these Tales were overly GRIMM. These are very twisted and nasty tales that have demented characters. If you love dark twisted , extreme stories you will adore this film. The special effects are well done and Selma Hayek and Toby Jones are amazing. I question why John C Reilly is in this for 3 minutes at most. The twin boys are quite beautiful in looks and actions. I highly recommend this as a sick flight into the darker fairy tales.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Three adult fairy tales

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    lipschutz
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    Three unrelated (but loosely connected by the end) fantasy stories are intercut as each one develops. The dark tales are enhanced by great locations, sets, costumes and visual effects and performed by an international cast. The video and audio are excellent. The bonus features include a trailer, TV spots and a nearly hour long documentary about the making of the film that is well worth watching.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    You really should see this one.

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    StevieW8120
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    Its been raining here every afternoon for the past month. So I sat down to watch this "Tale of Tales". I liked it, somewhere between Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm. Fairytales based on ancient Far Eastern children's stories? You will just have to watch it and see for yourself. Spoiler Alert: The Butler Didn't do it this time. :o) Enjoy. :o)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lavishly strange

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    kd5150
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    This is what I choose to call a lavishly strange movie. We enjoyed it, even though the ending seemed abrupt because we failed to see the meanings, at the time, behind the lessons taught in these dark fairy tales. We'll definitely watch it again when it comes up in the rotation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A Strange And Bizarre Tale Soon Forgotten.

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    pallacod
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    TALE OF TALES sparked my interest, but upon viewing, I was unimpressed with this strange story that made little sense, and seemed to be a fancy of its screenplay writer and director. There are interesting moments, but this film is easily forgotten.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An Italian Cinema Spin on a Grimms type tale.

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    BESTY
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    Selma Hyack, Vincent Cassal , Toby Jones , head the weird tales that occasionally criss cross . The three main plots are strange tales with stranger characters. Beautifully filmed with cinematic sets , views , etc. If you like the Brothers Grimm world , it's close.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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