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Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths [DVD]

Michael Gambon , Brian Henson , David Garfath , John Madden    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Michael Gambon, Brian Henson, David Greenaway
  • Directors: David Garfath, John Madden
  • Format: Import, PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Gaumont
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006P9DZT8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,338 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


France released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), French ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), German ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Spanish ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), Arabic ( Subtitles ), Danish ( Subtitles ), Dutch ( Subtitles ), English ( Subtitles ), Finnish ( Subtitles ), French ( Subtitles ), German ( Subtitles ), Norwegian ( Subtitles ), Portuguese ( Subtitles ), Spanish ( Subtitles ), Swedish ( Subtitles ), Turkish ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: A storyteller in a labyrinth tells his dog the stories of Perseus and Medusa, Icarus and Daedalus, Theseus and the Minotaur, and Orpheus & Euridyce.
List of Episodes:
Theseus & the Minotaur
Original Air Date-20 April 1991
Perseus & the Gorgon
Original Air Date-6 April 1991
Orpheus & Eurydice
Original Air Date-30 March 1991
Daedalus & Icarus
Original Air Date-13 April 1991 SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, ...Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths ( The Story teller: Greek Myths )

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
If you are a teacher of older primary school children get this...It is fantastic. We have been using this with year 5 children. The quality and richness of the language is ideal for this age and in class it provides a fantastic model of Oral Story Telling - I have not seen a better example than Michael Gambon in this role. The presentation of the stories is gripping and children soak up so many details. The episode of Theseus and the Minotaur ends with Gambon using the labyrinth as a metaphor for the history of myths and legends. Perfect. Make sure you know your copyrite rights as a teacher (UK Patent office gives good guidance), get a multi-region DVD player and then let your class be thrilled and inspired.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This series needs to seen again!!! 29 Sep 2008
I was about 4 years old when i first watched the Greek myths series, and i cannot believe how good these episodes still are!! Theseus and the minotaur is still incredible, and the scene where Ariadne curses theseus for abandoning her is brilliant - if for no other reason than the language is great! "You Gods who watch all things! Hear my cries! Mark my tears! Let the sky fall on him! The sea swallow him! The earth drown him! He abandoned me!!" - Well they do say that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned! But nonetheless, THE most literate curse youll ever hear.
Now, i was very young when i saw this, but actually it was never an issue coz the language is literate, yet simple enough that children can understand it. They should not be deprived of hearing these stories and watching these episodes. And one previous reviewer had concerns about their child having nightmares; To be honest, the only thing (or character)that scared me when i was little was Medusa in Perseus and the Gorgon, which was really because i already had an enormous fear of snakes. Now, at the age of 20, the episode itself is just as good as the others and the actress who plays Medusa does an exceedingly good job, which is testament to the fact that she still has the ability to freak me out a bit!
It is just a shame that they only ever made the four episodes, but the stories cannot be faulted, nor can the acting, with distinguished performances from Art Malik, Derek jacobi, Michael Gambon as the storyteller, among many, many others making it all the better :)xxxxxx
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for kids and adults 24 Jan 2006
By joulie
It is good these series are finally out on DVD. they are simple yet interesting... perfect for both adults (will seem childish for some though!) and kids!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars for your inner child! 26 Nov 2004
Why do more people not remeber these series! They're fantastic! If you remember them from when you were a kid, watch them again, you wont be disapointed!
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5.0 out of 5 stars storytime 30 April 2014
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as with the original story teller will captivate young and old alike ,well made well told,recmmend you buy this now
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