Jim Henson's The Storyteller
When people told themselves their past with stories, explained their present with stories, foretold their future with stories the best place by the fire was kept for
ABC Video is pleased to present Jim Henson's acclaimed, Emmy-award winning series of folktales The Storyteller.
Written by Anthony Minghella and starring Academy Award winner, John Hurt as The Storyteller, these wonderful stories are based on traditional folktales, brought to life by the award winning studios of Jim Henson. The combination of fantastic creatures with state-of-the-art visual effects and a mix of humour, intrigue and magic, results in three enthralling stories of a world far away.
The True Bride A wicked troll treats his orphan servant Anya cruelly, setting her impossible tasks and punishing her when she fails to complete them. But, Anya has a destiny she is the True Bride, and one day a lion with magic gifts appears to help her on her way. Stars Jane Horrocks (Absolutely Fabulous) and Sean Bean (Golden Eye)
The Soldier and Death A good soldier is given a magic sack that will capture anything he wants. When he captures Death itself, he is the happiest man in the world
for a short while.
Sapsorrow The story of a princess who is transformed into a thing of fur and feathers in order to seek her fortune. S tars Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French.
Long, long ago
when people listened, and words had magic in them
.a story was the greatest gift of all.
Jim Henson's The Storyteller is available from January 7 from ABC Shops, ABC Centres and other retailers. $19.95srp*
*Price may vary among retailers