The Slipper and the Rose DVD
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Directed by Bryan Forbes
Produced in 1976
Main Language - English
Countries & Regions - British Film
All is not well in the mythical kingdom of Euphrania. For a start, it’s hemmed in on all sides by belligerent countries and to add to its woes, it has a prince (Richard Chamberlain) who refuses to secure its borders by marrying neighbouring royalty. His problem is, that he’ll only marry for love. So, as is the way in all good fairy tales, the king (Michael Hordern) and the queen (Lally Bowers) organize a magnificent ball to which all eligible Royal princesses are invited to woo the recalcitrant prince. It’s here that Cinderella (Gemma Craven), a twinkly fairy godmother (Annette Crosbie), a frog, a dog (Fred) and a silver slipper come into his sphere with life-changing consequences.
As comforting as a cup of steaming tea and a slice of Battenberg, The Slipper and The Rose overflows with witty repartee and toe-tapping musical numbers, courtesy of the Sherman Brothers of Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang fame. It’s a film for all the family and they sure don’t make ‘em like this anymore!
Alexander Ballinger on 23rd February 2012
Author of 33 reviews
A lavish updating, with songs, of the Cinderella story, The Slipper and the Rose stars the cherubic Gemma Craven and the iron-jawed Richard Chamberlain in the lead roles.
Richard Chamberlain plays Prince Edward, the heir to throne of Euphrania, who is expected to find a wife. His parents the King and Queen plan a Royal Ball to which all the princesses in the land will be invited so that he can find his bride. Meanwhile Cinderella lives in misery; her father has died and her wicked stepmother and awful sisters have made her the house servant. But with the arrival of her fairy Godmother comes three wishes and the chance for Cinderella to go to the ball...
Publisher: Second Sight
Length: 136 mins
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 widescreen
Format: DVD Colour
Released: 5th March 2012
Cat No: 2NDVD3225
by DAVID on 20th January 2013
Disc viewed on a 720p HD tv.Film is excellen ,the songs are wonderful and are staged and sung beautifully.As on its cinema release the focus is soft in places.What spo... Read on
Disc viewed on a 720p HD tv.Film is excellen ,the songs are wonderful and are staged and sung beautifully.As on its cinema release the focus is soft in places.What spoils it on this dvd is the deplorable choice to show it in 16:9 screen ratio.Both sides of the original image are missing!Only the front and end credits are shown in their original cinema ratio.There is a documentary on this dvd about the making of the feature that is quite interesting. Hide