The sublime adaptation by Jean Cocteau of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont's fairy-tale masterpiece-in which the true love of a beautiful girl melts the heart of a feral but gentle beast-is a landmark feat of motion picture fantasy, with unforgettably romantic performances by Jean Marais and Josette Day. The spectacular visions of enchantment, desire, and death in Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête) have become timeless icons of cinematic wonder.
Composer Philip Glass's opera La Belle et la Bête, presented as an alternate soundtrack (in 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition)
Two commentaries: one by film historian Arthur Knight and one by writer and cultural historian Sir Christopher Frayling
Screening at the Majestic, a 1995 documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew
Interview with cinematographer Henri Alekan
Rare behind-the-scenes photos and publicity stills
Film restoration demonstration
Original trailer, directed and narrated by director Jean Cocteau, plus restoration trailer from 1995