Beauty and the Beast

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Once upon a time, in a world of magic and wonder, the true love of a beautiful girl may finally dispel the torment of a feral but gentle-hearted beast.

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Studio Home Vision/Public Media
SKU 40215540
UPC 037429172322
UPC 14 00037429172322
Format DVD
Keywords
Classic
Fantasy
Recommended
Romance
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Visionary filmmaker and poet Jean Cocteau responded to the terrors and creative constraints of occupied France with this elaborately realized take on the classic fairy tale BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Suggested by his longtime collaborator and muse, French actor Jean Marais, the cinematic version of the fable first penned by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont became Cocteau's most celebrated film. Cocteau renders the story of a gentlehearted beast in love with a simple and beautiful girl in the style of the luminous paintings of Dutch master Vermeer. From the quaint and humorous scenes of Beauty's happy home to the ominous surreal spectacle of the Beast's enchanted estate, Cocteau transforms the simple tale of tragic love into a surreal vision of death, desire, and beauty. Marais is chilling as the lonely and tormented beast, projecting a wounded love for the glacial yet endearing Beauty (Josette Day), whose simple request for a rose from her father brings tragedy crashing down on her whole family. Cocteau expands upon the cinematic inventiveness first seen in his masterpiece BLOOD OF A POET with mirrors made of water, living statues, and candelabras fashioned from living arms, transforming a children's fable into a complex and radiant cinematic classic.
Plot Summary
Summary One of the great classics of cinema, Jean Cocteau's marvelous twist on the timeless fairy tale plunges the viewer into a stunningly dreamlike world.
Reviews
New York Times "...One of the most sophisticated and visually elegant films of all time....A haunting, original treasure..." -- Critic's Choice 04/17/1992 p.C8
Los Angeles Times "...One of the most romantic films ever made. It is a movie touched by genius..." 02/25/1992 p.F1
Entertainment Weekly "...A work that stands as one of French cinema's most influential films..." 02/14/2003 p.58
Hollywood Reporter "...There's an undeniable thrill in having BEAST unspool as Glass' hypnotic music swirls around the room..." 03/04/2003 p.22-62
Directors
Jean Cocteau
Actors
Jean Marais
Josette Day
Cast & Crew
Mila Parely - Star
Michel Auclair - Star
Jean Marais - Star
Marcel Andre - Star
Nane Germon - Star
Josette Day - Star
André Paulvé - Producer
Henri Alekan - Director of Photography
Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont - Story
Jean Cocteau - Screenwriter
Jean Cocteau - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1946
Catalog ID 130
UPC 00037429172322
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 93 minutes
Color B&W
Original Language French
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks French
Features
DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, Mono Audio, Black & White, English, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Cocteau,Jean
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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