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The Slipper & the Rose: The Story of Cinderella

Richard Chamberlain , Gemma Craven , Bryan Forbes  |  G |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (234 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Richard Chamberlain, Gemma Craven, Annette Crosbie, Edith Evans, Christopher Gable
  • Directors: Bryan Forbes
  • Format: PAL, Import, Color, Dolby
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Umbrella Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: June 22, 2010
  • Run Time: 137 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (234 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003GOP0GQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #124,378 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Australia released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King and his court are most anxious to get Prince Edward wed. But Edward wants to marry for love. Meanwhile, young Cinderella finds life drastically altered with her father's death as she's forced to be a servant in her own house. But a cheery fairy godmother helps her with her impossible tasks, and even gets her to take an evening out at the King's bride-finding ball. But when the magic wears off, and the prince with shoe-in-hand searches for Cinderella and finds her, what is going to happen to Euphrania without the needed marriage alliance to prevent war? SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, Golden Globes, Oscar Academy Awards, ...The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella ( The Slipper & the Rose )

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63 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The richest "Cinderella" movie ever made December 11, 2003
This has long been my favorite movie ever made. As a lover of fairy tales, it sparked my interest immediately, and as a girl my favorite fairy tale of all was "Cinderella."
Here, the Sherman Brothers (writers of "Mary Poppins") have brought this classic story to a whole new level. The richness of this tale is unsurpassed. In spite of its being fairly cheesy (hardly surprising in a fairy tale, after all) it is also wonderfully charming. The story is expanded excellently, and this new release of it includes never-before-seen footage as well. The added footage was wonderful, I was so upset that they had actually left it OUT! There are even two new songs that were not in the original release, and a couple of other songs are expanded.
The music is breathtaking and sometimes downright haunting (as in the case of "Tell Him Anything" or "I Can't Forget the Melody"), the cinematography is gorgeous, and the costumes are simply unbelievable! I wanted to be in that movie if only for the sake of those scrumptious costumes! ;-)
For the lover of the musical, or simply a lover of fairy tales, this is the best of them all.
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Suddenly it happens, and the dream comes true!" February 18, 2000
"Wonderfully, beautifully it happens and your world is new," says Cinderella in this long awaited film, which is FINALLY being released in its entirety -- the full length, British version! This wonderful, lavish musical of the story of Cinderella, stars Richard Chamberlain as the Prince, Gemma Craven as Cinderella, and a wonderful cast including Annette Crosbie, Michael Hordern, Christopher Gable, Kenneth More, Margaret Lockwood, and Dame Edith Evans. The musical score is brilliantly written by the incomparable Sherman Brothers, who also co-wrote the script with Director Bryan Forbes. This is a great film for all ages, and sure to be a perfect addition to your movie collection.
ALSO INCLUDED on the DVD are an audio commentary by director Bryan Forbes, a video interview with the Sherman Brothers, and a promotional featurette -- "Cinderella Story: The Making of 'The Slipper and the Rose".
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I first saw that movie when I was in second grade and I remember putting "Gemma Craven" (the actress, who plays Cinderella) as my "Favorite Actress" in my diary. I have seen this movie so many times now and I can watch it over and over again... The music is amazing (by the Sherman Brothers, who also wrote "Mary Poppins" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"). The story is so detailed and realistic for those times and full of humor and subtle irony. Everytime I watch that movie I find another detail that makes me smile - it is definitely not only for children, but also for adults with a big heart. It was produced with a love to detail. The costumes and the scenery are truly magical and splendid. There are no words to really describe the beauty of them. The dancing scenes are wonderfully choreographed and danced. The actors not only play their roles - they ARE them. I would not change one single actor - they all are so unique and could not have been chosen better: I love the slightly confused King, the wicked but stylish Stepmother, the loveable Fairy Godmother and of course Richard Chamberlain as the charming Prince and Gemma Craven as the beautiful and touching Cinderella. I can unconditionally recommend that movie. I have seen most Cinderella movies (old and new, musical and fairy tale, ballet versions etc.) and this is my most favorite!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful HD Transfer for a Marvelous Musical November 7, 2013
A box-office disappointment upon its original release, the lovely David Frost production of THE SLIPPER AND THE ROSE has arrived on Blu-Ray from Inception Entertainment.

An extravagant musical adaptation of the Cinderella story by director Bryan Forbes and song-meisters Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman, who wrote a handful of tuneful compositions, "The Slipper and the Rose" was one of the last big-budget musicals of its kind produced for the screen. Gemma Craven makes for an endearing Cinderella while Richard Chamberlain struts his stuff as the Prince (in a sympathetic performance Dougray Scott would draw upon to a degree in "Ever After" years later), and many wonderful British vets appear in secondary roles, from Kenneth More to Edith Evans, Michael Hordern, Margaret Lockwood, and others. The film is overlong but beautifully shot by Tony Imi, whose widescreen compositions give the mostly set-bound dramatics some theatrical impact. The Shermans' songs run the gamut from bouncy to unnecessary, but between the good-natured performances and stripped-down fantasy elements (again, an aspect "Ever After" emulated some time later), this is one of the more memorable adaptations of the Cinderella story placed on-screen, with ample charm and elegance to spare.

Out of circulation for many years, "The Slipper and the Rose" made is way to DVD in the U.S. over a decade ago from Image Entertainment. That release contained the full-length British version of the movie (Universal trimmed some 15 minutes for its U.S. theatrical release) along with several special features.
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Fun movie
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this movie. Have introduced to my granddaughters!
Published 5 days ago by Carmel Termotto
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Published 7 days ago by Frances S. Schulz
4.0 out of 5 stars The movie has a good musical score
It is Cinderella ...any way one looks at it. It is lavish and garish...but very entertaining! The movie has a good musical score..... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Renee Fineberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this version of Cinderella.
Published 18 days ago by the obsessive bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful telling of the cinderella classic, only, as told through the...
one of my favorite musicals
Published 29 days ago by Ralph Paulsen
5.0 out of 5 stars This has been one of my favorite Cinderella stories for years and I am...
This has been one of my favorite Cinderella stories for years and I am thrilled to now have it on DVD
Published 1 month ago by Barbara McMillan
5.0 out of 5 stars five stars for a romantically fun movie
I like the singing and the way the story flows. The costumes were amazing and to watch the King and his advisors sing and dance was so much fun. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Muriel Dean Bradley
4.0 out of 5 stars well done
This is a very cute version of Cinderella. Nice costuming, quite different than the other Disney versions. fun to watch.
Published 1 month ago by K.Stanford
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