Discover a grim, gorgeous, grown-up fairytale full of princes and princesses, sorcerers and fairies, and monsters and ogres, in the epic fantasy horror film Tale of Tales. Based on three spellbinding stories of magic and the macabre by 17th-century folklorist Giambattista Basile, Tale of Tales unleashes a barrage of mind-bogglingly exquisite and fantastical imagery as it brings to life the misadventures of three kings. Starring Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, John C. Reilly, Toby Jones and Shirley Henderson, this captivating film makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut on September 6, 2016 from Shout! Factory and Sundance Selects. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com.
This critically acclaimed film from celebrated director Matteo Garrone also includes the featurette The Making of Tale of Tales and the theatrical trailer as bonus features.
A rich sensory experience featuring exquisite cinematography and a score by Academy Award™-winning composer Alexandre Desplat, Tale of Tales interweaves three enchanting sagas about universal themes of life, death and love. Overflowing with surreal, dazzling surprises, this intoxicating cinematic spectacle is a delirious excursion into the dark heart of fairy tales.
In the kingdom of Longtrellis, the King (John C. Reilly) and his Queen (Salma Hayek) attempt to conceive a child through very unusual means. Meanwhile, in Highhills, the none-too-bright monarch (Toby Jones) marries his daughter off to a brutal ogre while developing a strange obsession with breeding a giant flea. At the same time, the sex-obsessed ruler of Strongcliff (Vincent Cassel) is in for a shock when the woman with whom he falls in love is not quite what she seems.
Tale of Tales Bonus Features
- The Making of Tale of Tales
- Theatrical Trailer
About SUNDANCE SELECTS
Established in 2009 and based in New York City, Sundance Selects is a leading U.S. distributor of prestige films focusing on American independents, documentaries and world cinema. Previous releases include the Dardenne Brothers’ Oscar nominated TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT; David France’s Oscar nominated documentary HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE; Wim Wenders’ Oscar nominated documentary PINA; Werner Herzog’s CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS; Abdellatif Kechiche’s award-winning BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR, starring Adèle Exarchopoulos; Richard Rowley’s Oscar nominated DIRTY WARS; and John Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s Oscar nominated FINDING VIVIAN MAIER. Sundance Selects is a sister label to IFC Films and IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.
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