Features | Written by STARBURST 11/10/2021


We’ve got a competition that’ll give readers of a certain age the heebie-jeebies. Network is releasing The Singing Ringing Tree, the classic film that has enthralled and disturbed kids of all ages for years, on Blu-ray. To be in with a chance of winning a copy, just read on and enter below…


A surreal fairytale featuring the world's first communist princess, a bizarre fish and a malevolent dwarf that haunted the nightmares of generations of children from the mid-'60s onwards, The Singing Ringing Tree is presented here in high definition for the first time.

To win the love of a beautiful but arrogant princess, a prince must find The Singing Ringing Tree. His quest leads him to a magical garden ruled by an evil dwarf, who allows the prince to take the tree on condition he wins the princess' love before sunset. If he fails, the prince will be transformed into a bear!

Based on a story by The Brothers Grimm, fantasy masterpiece The Singing Ringing Tree was a sensation on its 1957 theatrical release in East Germany, which seared itself on the imaginations of a generation of UK youth after its BBC transmission in December 1964.

Special Features: • Widescreen theatrical version with German audio or alternative music-only soundtrack • Full-screen version with English narrated soundtrack or alternative French and Spanish soundtracks • Interview with a Princess: a 2003 interview with ‘The Princess’ Christel Bodenstein • Image gallery • Limited edition booklet by cultural historian Tim Worthington

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The Singing Ringing Tree is released on UK Blu-ray on October 18th from Network