Beauty and the Beast (Blu-ray, Criterion Collection)

Starring: Josette Day & Jean Marais Director: Jean Cocteau
Beauty and the Beast (Blu-ray, Criterion
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1946
  • Label: Criterion
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: 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 Jean Cocteau, and the 1995 restoration trailer
    • Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Geoffrey O'Brien, a 1947 piece on the film by Cocteau, and the film by Cocteau, excerpts from Francis Steegmuller's 1970 Cocteau: A Biography, and an introduction to Glass's opera by the composer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • DTS HD Master Audio - French
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 04/17/1992
"...One of the most sophisticated and visually elegant films of all time....A haunting, original treasure..." -- Critic's Choice
Los Angeles Times - 02/25/1992
"...One of the most romantic films ever made. It is a movie touched by genius..."
Entertainment Weekly - 02/14/2003
"...A work that stands as one of French cinema's most influential films..."
Hollywood Reporter - 03/04/2003
"...There's an undeniable thrill in having BEAST unspool as Glass' hypnotic music swirls around the room..."

Plot Synopsis:

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.

Plot Keywords:

Classic | Fantasy | Recommended | Romance | Theatrical Release

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  • UPC: 715515081313
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