TVShowonDVD has announced that "Faerie Tale Theatre" is returning to DVD in a brand new boxset, courtesy of Koch Vision, on September 2, 2008
Click Here For The Press Release
And Here for the official site
It'll be a seven disc set with all 26 episodes, as well as the "lost" episode "Faerie Tale Theatre's Greatest Moments" (aka "Grimm Party"), which was a reunion special that featured many of the actors from the episodes, and has never been released on home video.
In addition to all 26 episodes and the lost episode, non-DVD gubbins include:
-110-page Illustrated Storybook (with introduction by producer Bridget Terry)
-Collectible set of Playing Cards (featuring 3 games in one)
-And the engimatic "And More..."
I'm REALLY excited for this, as I loved watching FTT when it was on Disney Channel. Also, now I can FINALLY own the FTT versions of "The Three Little Pigs" and "Sleeping Beauty" on DVD. I'm a bit sad that there's no retrospective interviews or commentaries (especially in a boxset called "Special Edition"), but then again, FTT isn't really a show I'd itching to learn more about, production-wise.
The original DVDs (by Starmaker II) were released in single volumes (one story per volume), then later as a 26-DVD set, and then as a boxset of 4 dual-sided DVDs, and finally there were a few "two-story" boxsets, but they all went OOP a few years ago. By some strange circumstances, I was able to find new and sealed copies of "Cinderella", "Hansel & Gretel", and "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" at Ross (Cindy) and Boscov's (H&G and Snow). Knowing how rare they were, I snatched them up. Of course, now I have no use for them once the new boxset comes out...