Launches collection of Live Action Fairy Tale on DVD
Shemaroo Entertainment releases internationally acclaimed Shelly Duvall's 'Faerie Tale Theatre' films, which offer an alternative way of viewing some of the best loved, children's fairy stories.
Produced by Lions Gate and Gaylord Productions, the 26 fairy tales series was originally broadcast on Doordarshan in the 1980s. This fantasy drama series was well received at that time and twenty years later still continues to fascinate viewers.
These fairy tales feature some of the best known stars in Hollywood, such as Robin Williams, Christopher Reeves, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Bridges, Carrie Fisher, Helen Mirren, Matthew Broderick, Anjelica Huston, Mick Jagger, Liza Minnelli, Joan Collins, Vanessa Redgrave and Jeff Goldblum, all of whom deliver enchanting performances as characters of the traditional fairy tales.
This series of high quality classic entertainment is directed by the likes of Tim Burton, Peter Medak, Mark Cullingham, Eric Idle and Francis Ford Coppola. Talking about the DVD launch, Hiren Gada, director, Shemaroo Entertainment said, ''The USP of this series is that, while fairy tales are perceived to be available on home video in the animated format, appealing to kids; this live action theatre format of the fairy tales, will appeal to the youth and adults as well, making it an interesting watch for the old and the young. Age is no bar anymore for this Faerie Tale Theatre series.''
The 4 DVD set contains 8 fairy tales, including Sleeping Beauty starring Christopher Reeve, Little Red Ridding Hood, Rapunzel, Goldilocks and the Three Bears starring Tatum O'Neal, and is priced at Rs499.