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Lovely film let down by poor quality DVD,
This review is from: The Slipper And The Rose: The Story of Cinderella [DVD]  (DVD)
The Slipper and the Rose is a musical version of Cinderella and stars Richard Chamberlain as the Prince who is being forced into choosing a bride but who yearns to find love. Gemma Craven is Cinderella, young and beautiful but forced into drudgery by her 'wicked stepmother' (Margaret Lockwood). Other well known faces are Kenneth More as the Lord Chamberlain, Michael Horden as the King, Annette Crosby as the fairy godmother and dame Edith Evans as the dowager queen.
The story closely follows the fairy story so beloved by generations of children but with the inclusion of numerous songs which, while not being works of musical genius, are very catchy nonetheless and find you tapping your foot alongside them. Although this film is almost 30 years old it should still entertain children (and young-at-heart adults) as much now as it did then.
The main flaw with this DVD, and the reason it lost a star, is its poor transfer from film. There has been no effort made to clean up the picture or sound, so it looks a little faded and grainy, and the sound is not as clear as it could be. There are no extras whatsoever (Region 2), not even subtitles or scene select. In other words, if you already own this movie on VHS then the DVD really isn't worth purchasing but, if you don't already possess it, then it is worth buying purely for the entertainment value.
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Initial post: 9 Jul 2013 12:38:21 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Jul 2013 12:39:08 BDT
There is a version of the movie on American Region 1 DVD that is in full Cinemascope ratio (stunning picture quality) and with full 5.1 Digital Stereo Surround (Again beautiful quality). I know this because I own a copy, and although classed as region 1, is actually region free so will play on all dvd and blu ray players no matter what country.. If you dont already own it...get it
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