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Our reviews of Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre: Magical Tales (published December 9th, 2009), Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre: Bedtime Tales (published January 30th, 2010), and Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre: The Complete Collection (published October 1st, 2008) are also available.
Once Upon On Time…
In his review of Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre: The Complete Collection, Judge Christopher Kulik provided a comprehensive account of the history, style, and nostalgic value of the series. I have nothing to add to his excellent backdrop and so will delve straight into the contents of Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre: Tales from Hans Christian Andersen.
This release contains four episodes:
• "The Emperor's New Clothes"
• "The Nightingale"
• "The Snow Queen"
The picture quality is acceptable for a show from the 1980s shot on video. The special effects are cheesy to be sure, but the picture is clean. The audio is also free of problems.
There are no extras.
This release does not contain the strongest set of Faerie Tale Theatre episodes. In fact, it doesn't even feature the best episodes based on Andersen's writings because both "The Princess And The Pea" and "The Little Mermaid" are inexplicably absent. As a result, it's difficult to figure out what audience this release is targeted towards because die-hard fans have already picked up The Complete Collection. The incomplete set of Andersen episodes, plus the fact the best ones aren't even included, makes it hard to recommend this beyond a rental for those who have never watched the series.
Like the ING Direct guy says: "Save your money."
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