Although being broadcast four years after its original TV premiere in Italy, the movie, shown as a four-part mini series, was a big success in Germany and made Bonnie Bianco and Pierre Cosso overnight sensations there (1987).
There are two versions of the German dub: The West German (SWF) dub, titled Cinderella '87, and the East German (DEFA) dub. The West German three-hour dub was used for the four-part miniseries aired by SWF as well as a two-part version that omits only the credits and recaps. The East German dub was used for a heavily edited one-part, two-hour movie version. Both dubs are available on DVD.