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Tales from the Neverending Story Volumes 1 & 2 in April

Medusa Pictures have announced the UK Region 2 DVD releases of Tales From The Neverending Story - Volume 1: The Beginning and Tales From The Neverending Story - Volume 2: The Gift for April 14th with a retail price of £9.99 each. Details on this new telling of the classic children’s story can be found below, direct from the Press Release...

TALES FROM THE NEVERENDING STORY is a spectacular retelling of one of the best selling children's books of all time, Michael Ende's timeless classic The Neverending Story. Previously filmed by Wolfgang Petersen (The Perfect Storm) in 1984 and made in to an animated TV series in 1996, this brand new version tells the story over four feature length episodes, each of which is a stand-alone movie in its own right. Combining live action with amazing state-of-the-art computer generated effects, TALES FROM THE NEVERENDING STORY is a visually stunning re-imagining of this enchanting tale for all the family.

Bastian Balthazar Bux (Mark Rendall) is an average twelve year old boy whose life revolves around going to school, watching TV and playing video games. That is until he discovers a magical book, ‘The Neverending Story' in a fascinating curiosity shop owned by the mysterious Carl Coreander (John Dunn Hill). Bastian's imagination is inspired by the book's tale of an enchanted world called Fantasia; a world ruled by the Childlike Empress (Audrey Gardiner) and inhabited by an assortment of heroes, villains, dark knights, centaurs, werewolves and other strange mythical creatures. Sadly, Fantasia is being destroyed by a terrible evil force known at The Nothing. As Bastian gets deeper into the book his actions in the real world begin to affect events in Fantasia. Soon he finds himself thrust into the fantasy world in the form of his alter ego, Atreyu (Tyler Hynes), a fourteen-year old woodland boy and an unlikely hero who may be able to find a cure for The Nothing and save Fantasia.

Beautifully shot and enhanced by the latest cutting edge special effects, TALES FROM THE NEVERENDING STORY is an epic fantasy likely to appeal to adults as much to children.

Volumes 3 and 4 are scheduled to be released in July 2003.

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