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Beauty and the Beast

Spine #6

Jul 19, 2011

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • French PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

Beauty and the Beast

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1998 Edition


Directed By: Jean Cocteau
Starring: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély, Nane Germon, Michel Auclair, Raoul Marco, Marcel André
Licensor: SNC

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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


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