Cover image for Beauty and the beast La belle et la bête
Title:
Beauty and the beast La belle et la bête
Author:
Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : Criterion Collection, 2003.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Dramatized adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Tells the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him. Contains such visual displays as tears that become real diamonds and walls that grow arms to light Beauty's path through the castle of the Beast.
General Note:
Newly restored special ed.

Originally released as a motion picture by Lopert Films in 1946.

Based on the fairy tale by Mme. Leprince de Beaumont.

"A Janus Films release."

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
French
ISBN:
9780780026094
UPC:
037429172322
Format :
DVD

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A French maid lives with a beastlike man in his castle and turns him into a prince. Directed by Jean Cocteau."


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Jean Cocteau's adaptation of Beauty and the Beast (originally released in France as La Belle et la Bête) stars Josette Day as Beauty and Jean Marais as the Beast. When a merchant (Marcel André) is told that he must die for picking a rose from the Beast's garden, his courageous daughter (Day) offers to go back to the Beast in her father's place. The Beast falls in love with her and proposes marriage on a nightly basis; she refuses, having pledged her troth to a handsome prince (also played by Marais). Eventually, however, she is drawn to the repellent but strangely fascinating Beast, who tests her fidelity by giving her a key, telling her that if she doesn't return it to him by a specific time, he will die of grief. The film features a musical score by Georges Auric. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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The fairy tale that began it all, with Jean Marais and Josette Day. Tres Belle! (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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