DVD FairyTale: A True Story [1998] [Multilingual] (DVD 18565),
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FairyTale: A True Story [1998] [Multilingual]

  • PG
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • When two young English cousins claim to have captured fairies on film, their photographs attract the attention of legendary skeptic Harry Houdini (Harvey Keitel) and legendary dreamer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Peter O'Toole). But are the fairies real, or are they simply the wistful projections of the two lonely girls, whose fragile spirits have been crushed by the death of a brother and the loss of a father in World War I? Based on a true case from 1917 in which the girls' photos turned out to be a hoax, but rendered with an infectious fanciful spirit that equivocates on the existence of magical creatures.
    • Rating - for brief mild language
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 050544

  • Credits
    Peter O'Toole, Harvey Keitel, Florence Hoath, Elizabeth Earl, Bill Nighy, Phoebe Nicholls, Sarah Nicholls, Paul McGann, Bob Peck, Tim McInnerny, James Danaher
  • Critic Reviews
    "...This is an amazingly rich film....In a deft, delicate way, it takes on a tangle of tantalizing themes..."
    Movieline's Hollywood Life

    "...This movie has a complexity of characters and concept....A film for all ages for the ages." -- 4 out of 5 stars
    Total Film

    "...A neat idea for a movie....FAIRYTALE gives us real fairies, all right, iridescent wings and all..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...The movie is absorbing from scene to scene, and has charm..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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