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Welcome to The Stuff I Like Site! Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics on DVD with menus can be ordered here. The set includes special cases, cover art, and bonus material available at this web site ONLY. See the details below.

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Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics

Format: DVD (Includes case, cover art, insert)
Region Code: Region 0 / Region-Free (compatible worldwide)
Language: English
Number of Episodes: 43
(Complete)
Number of Discs: 7
Audio/Video Quality: 8-9 out of 10
   Screen Captures: One Two Three Four

Price (USD)
: $39

Shipping:
$5 within the United States
(via 2-3 day USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation)
$12 to Canada (via 7-21 day USPS First Class International)
$14 to most other international locations
(via 7-21 day USPS First Class International)
I will combine shipping costs for orders of multiple sets

Payment: PayPal (US buyers ONLY), Western Union money transfer, money order/cashier's check, cash


  Please read below before ordering for full details
 
About the Show | About the DVDs | How to Order | Return Policy

About the Show

Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics brings to life the beloved stories every child grows up on. It includes well-known tales such as Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, and Little Red Riding Hood. Also present are some less familiar fables, including The Marriage of Mrs. Fox, The Spirit in the Bottle, The Magic Heart, and The Hare and the Hedgehog (a rendition of The Tortoise and the Hare). Each story is told in an interesting and unique way; some of the details may be surprising even to those who have heard the same story many times. And as always, each "Once upon a time" ends happily ever after.

Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics, based on the cherished fables by the brothers Grimm, began as an anime series in Japan created by Nippon Animation Company. An English version was produced by Saban Productions and aired in the U.S. from 1989-1995 on Nickelodeon as part of the Nick Jr. lineup. The series included thirty-seven full episodes, each one a different fairy tale  some of which were lengthy, so they were divided into ongoing half-hour parts over several days. Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics offers thoughtful and entertaining versions of the classic stories enjoyed by people around the globe.

  

Voice Cast:

Not Available.

Credits:

Executive Producer
Haim Saban

Supervising Producer
Winston Richard

Directors
Tom Wyner
Kerrigan Mahan

1988 Nippon Animation Company, Ltd.

1989 Saban Productions
Saban International Services, Inc.
Saban International N.V.

Lyrics to the Theme Song:

Hey, come along and join the fun.
It's a time for fairy tales.
Magical kingdoms in the sun.
Come along, come along.

Meet friendly elves and witches too
In a world of fairy tales.
Enchanted castles wait for you.
Come along, come along.

To where life is a fantasy,
and every story ends so happily (giggles).

This is the place where dreams come true.
A world of fairy tales for you.

About the DVDs

Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics is available in a complete set of seven DVDs containing all thirty-seven (forty-three when viewed in their original half-hour parts) episodes from the TV series, plus bonus material available from this web site only. Each DVD has menus with sound for easy selection of episodes. The set also includes a professional DVD case featuring quality custom cover art and an episode list insert.

This set comes on DVD-R, which will play on most DVD players as well as a computer with a DVD-ROM drive and appropriate DVD-viewing software. I use only genuine top quality DVD-R media from Verbatim, and occasionally Sony or TDK, for maximum quality and compatibility.

The quality ranges from eight to nine out of ten (see the screen captures One Two Three Four for examples). This is not the same six DVD set that is frequently sold on auction sites. For one thing, the auction set is not even in true DVD format; the video files are actually in VCD format transferred onto DVDs. That's why the actual fairy tales take up only slightly over three out of six discs with miscellaneous shows filling up the rest, while mine take up seven discs. The auction discs' quality is inferior, and because they are not true DVDs, it is more likely that DVD players will be unable to play them. However, my set is in true DVD format and the episode quality is vastly superior. The files take up more space because of higher quality encoding. My set also includes an additional episode that the auction set is missing. You will not find a better collection anywhere. Take a look at the following examples:

Auction Sets

My Set

These are screen captures from the DVD set I purchased on eBay. Many of the episodes suffer from the problems you see above. The video source is very degraded, resulting in washed out, yellow, or otherwise distorted coloration and picture. The above screen captures are taken from my set. Using better sources, I was able to achieve great improvement in quality in over 90% of the episodes and moderate improvement in the rest.

Updates:

9/3/11: As of this date, my Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics set has been updated as follows:
  
Every episode in the set has been replaced or updated to a higher quality version. The following episodes have been improved dramatically from their previous versions due to higher quality sources: "The Water of Life," "Brother and Sister," and "Bearskin." The following episodes have been improved moderately due to higher quality sources: "Jorinde and Joringel," "Old Sultan," "King Grizzle Beard," "The Worn-Out Dancing Shoes," "The Faithful Watchmen," "The Six Swans," "The Four Skillful Brothers" (this episode now includes the background soundtrack, which was strangely absent in the previous version of this episode), "The Spirit in the Bottle," and "The Brave Little Tailor." The remainder of the episodes have been improved slightly due to improved digital restoration.
  
Added the lost episode "Bluebeard" which did not air on Nickelodeon due to content.
  
Updated from a six-DVD set to a seven-DVD set.
  
Rearranged the episodes into correct chronological order according to current sources, and updated the numbering of the episodes so that each half-hour part is counted as its own episode (as was the case when the series originally aired on TV).
  
DVD menus completely redone/improved.
  
DVD cover art has been updated and improved in quality, and episode list insert has been redone to reflect the updated contents.

What the Set Includes:

Disc One
1 The Travelling Musicians of Bremen
2 Hansel and Gretel
3-4 The Frog Prince
5 Little Red Riding Hood
6 The Golden Goose
Disc Two
7-8 Puss in Boots
9 Snow White and Rose Red
10-13 Snow White
Disc Three
14 The Six Who Went Far
15 The Water of Life
16 Bluebeard
17 Jorinde and Joringel
18 Briar Rose
19 Old Sultan
20 King Grizzle Beard
Disc Four
21 The Naughty Spirit
22 The Worn-Out Dancing Shoes
23-24 Cinderella
25 The Marriage of Mrs. Fox
26 Beauty and the Beast
27 The Magic Heart
Disc Five
28 Rapunzel
29 The Old Woman in the Woods
30 The Faithful Watchmen
31 The Wolf and the Fox
32 Mother Holle
33 The Six Swans
34 The Coat of Many Colours
Disc Six
35 Brother and Sister
36 The Four Skillful Brothers
37 The Spirit in the Bottle
38 Bearskin
39 The Hare and the Hedgehog
40 The Man of Iron
Disc Seven
41 The Brave Little Tailor
42 The Wren and the Bear
43 Rumpelstiltskin

BONUS MATERIAL
Full opening credits
Full ending credits
David the Gnome: The Siberian Bear
Belle and Sebastian: Belle Meets
Sebastian

 

How to Order

This entire collection of seven discs is available for just $39 US dollars plus shipping & handling. Please read the instructions below.

Shipping Information:
Orders are shipped within 24 hours of receiving payment, excluding Sundays and US holidays.

United States Customers:
Please add $5 for 2-3 day USPS Priority Mail shipping with Delivery Confirmation (tracking number).

International Customers:
Canadian residents, please add $12 for 7-21 day USPS First Class International shipping.
For most other international locations, please add $14 for 7-21 day USPS First Class International shipping. Please contact me to confirm whether I will be able ship to your location.

If you are ordering more than one set from me, I will happily combine your shipping costs. Check out the explanation on my FAQ page for more information.


I Accept the Following Types of Payment:
PayPal payments and Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit/debit card payments through PayPal. US buyers ONLY. Please email me for instructions.
Western Union money transfer (good alternative to PayPal for instant payments).
Money order/cashier's check in US dollars.
Well-concealed cash in US dollars. Please send cash at your own risk, as the United States Postal Service and all other mail carriers I know of will not insure cash through the mail against loss or theft.

I do NOT accept: Personal checks, bank wire transfers, or other payment forms not listed above. I currently don't have the extra time in my schedule to accommodate the processing of additional payment forms; doing so would slow down the processing time of all orders. I apologize for any inconvenience.


I Take Orders Through Email. Click on "Place Order" to be taken to my contact page. If you decide to order or have any questions, I am always available to help. I check email throughout the day, so I will get back to you promptly with the necessary ordering information and answers to your questions.

 

Return Policy

All discs are checked to be in perfect working condition before they are shipped, but in the unlikely event that any disc is damaged during shipping or not functioning properly, you may return the faulty disc(s) and I will replace them for free. Due to the nature of these discs (in that they can be copied relatively easily) and the fact that the price you pay is for time and materials, I do not issue refunds, only replacements. This is why it is important to read and make sure you understand all the information I have provided about the product before ordering. Though it is unlikely you will have any issues with my discs as DVD-R is compatible with about 94% of all DVD players, please do a search on VideoHelp's web site to make sure your DVD player will be able to play DVD-R before you order.

If you do have any problems with the discs or need a replacement, I'm always available to help out and answer any questions you may have.




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