La Belle et la Bete (Remastered) DVD

Jean Cocteau, 1946

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Film Details

Directed by Jean Cocteau

Produced in 1946

Main Language - French with English subtitles

Countries & Regions - European Film, French Film

Film Description

A landmark feat of cinematic fantasy in which master filmmaker Jean Cocteau conjures spectacular visions of enchantment, desire and death. Josette Day is luminous yet feisty as Beauty, and Jean Marais gives one of his best performances as the Beast, at once brutal and gentle, rapacious and vulnerable, shamed and repelled by his own bloodlust.

Relentlessly romantic, beautifully mounted and flawlessly acted, this re-telling of the classic "Beauty and the Beast" avoids all sentimentality and has universal appeal.

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DVD Details

Certificate: PG

Publisher: BFI

Length: 90 mins

Aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Format: DVD B&W

Region: 2

Released: 25th August 2008

Cat No: BFIVD771

DVD Extras

  • Remastered edition with optional subtitles
  • Full feature commentary by cultural historian Christopher Frayling
  • Fully illustrated booklet containing posters, stills, artwork and an essay by Marina Warner.

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by Anon on 28th August 2002

I love this film. It's like liquid light to soothe your eyes. The enchanted castle brings out the smile in me. Nevertheless I also like the scenes set in the real worl... Read on

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