Beauty and the Beast (Criterion Collection Essential Art House Edition)

Starring: Josette Day & Jean Marais Director: Jean Cocteau
Beauty and the Beast (Criterion Collection
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1946
  • Label: Criterion
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 1.0 - 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..."

Product Description:

Jean Cocteau reinvented the fairy tale for the cinema with this enchanting, exquisitely realized version of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont's fantasy romance. With all manner of unparalleled visual effects and photographic tricks, Cocteau makes the spellbinding tale of transformative love both ethereal and tangible, and his indelible images still haunt the cinema like no other.

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Description by Image Entertainment:

Jean Cocteau reinvented the fairy tale for the cinema with this enchanting, exquisitely realized version of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont's fantasy romance. With all manner of unparalleled visual effects and photographic tricks, Cocteau makes the spellbinding tale of transformative love both ethereal and tangible, and his indelible images still haunt the cinema like no other.

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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  • Sales Rank: 75,241
  • UPC: 715515032728
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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