Ultimate DVD - 08/01/2007 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] some beautiful pieces of storytelling. This still remains a softly glowing jewel of TV fantasy."
A time-tested fairytale received a modern-day update--and made an unlikely sex symbol of bearish actor Ron Perlman--in the late-1980s television drama BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Created by Ron Koslow (BIRDS OF PREY), the series centered on the love between New York district attorney Catherine Chandler (Linda Hamilton, THE TERMINATOR) and a deformed but chivalric man-beast named Vincent (Perlman, CITY OF LOST CHILDREN), who lived in the city's labyrinthine underground passageways along with an entire community of fellow outcasts. As Catherine's crime-fighting duties frequently placed her in mortal danger, Vincent was there to save her from harm and share a star-crossed love that could never be consummated, providing the series with much of its achingly romantic appeal. Fueled by equal parts mystery, romance, and fantasy, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is resurrected in this collection that presents the series' second season in its entirety.
New York City |
Organized Crime |
Television / TV Series |