Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Affordable DVDs: The Slipper and the Rose and Cinderella (1964)

Have you been looking for an affordable copy of The Slipper and the Rose or Cinderella (Leslie Ann Warren/1964) on DVD? The used prices are close to $100 on average for the out of print titles. Santa Flix, a small company in California, apparently has the rights to sell these and you can buy them directly for much more reasonable prices. The Slipper and the Rose is $22.95 and Cinderella is $24.95. That's considerably less than the prices on Amazon or eBay. Seriously. Search for either title on either site and you will be shocked. Or not when you consider that these are cult classics.

I haven't any experience or affiliation with Santa Flix myself although I placed my own order with them a few days ago for the long sought A Town Like Alice, a family favorite that John and I enjoy watching together. (Seriously, a DVD edition has been on my wishlist for over a decade.) So I will be seeing what their products are like soon enough. There are lots of titles on their site and I imagine one or two will interest you, fairy tales or not.

I already own the original Slipper and the Rose DVD release which I adore. It and Ever After: A Cinderella Story are my favorite Cinderella films. I was tempted to buy this one to review it, but my budget doesn't stretch that far this summer for something I already own.

And if you haven't seen Slipper and the Rose? Well, you need to love musicals. But if you do, this should fit the bill nicely. The Sherman Brothers--better known for Disney's Mary Poppins and The Jungle Book--wrote the music. And this is one of the few Cinderellas where there isn't an immediate happy ever after--there is concern that she is a commoner and that the prince's marriage isn't political. And Annette Crosbie's fairy godmother is so very traditional but then again not. Love her! If I had a fairy godmother, I imagine she'd be like Annette Crosbie.

And the 1964 version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella is a classic, too. I think of it as the "middle one" between the Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (1957 Television Production) with Julie Andrews and the Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (1997) with Brandy and Whitney Houston which is just too glittery for my taste. Warren makes a much more traditional princess than Andrews. I prefer Andrews myself, but Warren beats Brandy for me. 


  1. Fantastic! I adore 'The Slipper and the Rose'! And would love to own a copy.

    By the way, I've been checking out your blog for weeks now and I ADORE IT. Oh how this site makes my fairy tale loving heart so very very happy :)

  2. I want to purchase from Santa Flix, but have never heard of the site before. Did you get your purchase?