A musical version of the classic story about a miller's daughter who recieves help from a mischievous dwarf, then ends up over her head. Now, she and a mute servant girl may be the only ... See full summary »
Dame Diana Rigg (TV's "The Avengers"), Billy Barty ("Willow") and Sarah Patterson ("The Company of Wolves") as Snow White star in this feature-length, live-action, musical version of the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.
Based on the fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm. Hansel and Gretel are trapped in the deceptively decorated house of the witch Griselda who wishes to fatten Hansel so that he may be baked ... See full summary »
Grandma is babysitting her two grandkids. The girl wants to go out, but grandma asks them to hear a story first. The kids accept if they can change aspects of the story such as replacing the wolf with a werewolf. Is there a catch?
A cat belonging to a poor miller's son thinks up a great plan for bringing a title, wealth, and marriage for his owner. He begins to carry it out, using a few birds and rabbits as gifts for... See full summary »
In Europe several several centuries ago, a group of prisoners about to be executed are freed as part of the celebration of the upcoming marriage of the emperor's daughter, Princess Gilda, ... See full summary »
The high spirited daughter of the village lord and her mother have been living in the forest for seven years near her wise grandmother. They wait for her father to come home, meanwhile, her literally heartless uncle rules. He sells his soul for the aid of an enchanted wolf who turns himself human in order to spy. As the tyranical lord begins to see his niece as a threat, he sends the wolf to deal with her. Written by
For television broadcasts on the Disney Channel, the second-to-last line of "Never Talk to Strangers" ("But if you never talk to strangers, you might never get to meet") was dubbed over to repeat the line "You should never talk to strangers". See more »
The Cannon Movie Tales version of Red Riding Hood, starring Isabella Rossellini and Craig T. Nelson, among other lesser-known names. This is just the second of the Cannon Movie Tales that I've seen after the fun Hansel and Gretel. This one isn't as good as that one but it is watchable, particularly for "so bad it's good" reasons. It's a nice-looking film despite its obvious budgetary limitations. The location shooting helps. I'm not sure where it was shot but, given Golan/Globus produced it, I'll assume it was filmed in Israel. Amelia Shankley is fine as Linet (never called Red Riding Hood). Isabella Rossellini is beautiful and graceful and brings class to things. Craig T. Nelson is embarrassingly bad here, playing dual roles. He's beyond corny as the hero and over-the-top hammy as the villain. I defy you not to laugh at his ridiculousness. Rocco Sisto plays the (were)wolf and does his fair share of scenery-chewing, as well. The songs are all pretty bad but worth a chuckle or two. Those synthesizers! As with Hansel and Gretel (and I imagine all of the movies in this series), Cannon has had to pad out a relatively thin fairy tale story to make it into a feature film. So here they have added elements from other stories, such as the part of Robin Hood where the evil king rules cruelly while his good brother, the rightful king, is off at war. Overall, it's a not a good movie but there is some fun to be had with it. Just don't expect much and enjoy the weirdness and unintentional hilarity of it all.
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