In this spectacular free adaptation of the popular theatre play "La Biche au Bois", the valiant Prince Bel-Azor pursues a baleful old witch to her impregnable castle, to save the beautiful young Princess Azurine.
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In this spectacular, meticulously hand-coloured movie which incorporates a plethora of never-seen-before special effects, interchanging panoramas and soft dissolves, the indefatigable director Georges Méliès presents a free adaptation of the popular theatre play "La Biche au Bois" by the brothers Cogniard. Following the announcement of the espousal of the beautiful young Princess Azurine and the noble Prince Bel-Azor, a baleful old witch casts a fiery and sulphurous curse on the innocent woman, and then aided by her evil minions, captures her and takes off on a blazing gilded chariot. But the valiant Prince along with the Fairy Godmother, Aurora, pursue the sorceress, from the unfathomable chasms of the eternal sea to great Neptune's realm, and finally, the abominable witch's impregnable castle. Who shall stand in the way of love?Written by
Things are happy in "A Kingdom of Fairies" with a Prince and Princess preparing to marry. Danger is foreshadowed when the Princess receives a magic flower, to guard her from evil. Suddenly, a wicked Witch appears. She is angry because the King forgot to invite her to the engagement party. The Prince fights off the Witch, who disappears in a ball of fire. Later, the Princess is sleeping in her boudoir when the Witch appears. In order to attack the sleeping beauty, the Witch takes away her magic flower and tears it to pieces. Some protection. The Witch summons a band of demons to kidnap the Princess. With help from shapely fairy Bleuette Bernon (as Aurora), filmmaker and Prince George Melies must make an arduous journey to rescue the princess.
***** Le royaume des fees (9/03) Georges Melies ~ Georges Melies, Bleuette Bernon
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