Beauty and the Beast [1946] [Criterion] (DVD)

Jean Cocteau

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Synopsis

Once upon a time, in a world of magic and wonder, the true love of a beautiful girl may finally dispel the torment of a feral but gentle-hearted beast. Beauty And The Beast is a landmark feat of cinematic fantasy, in which master filmmaker Jean Cocteau conjures spectacular visions of enchantment, desire, and death that has never been equaled. The Criterion Collection proudly presents the original film version of the fairytale. Newly restored in a spectacular special edition.

Product Details

  • Starring: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély, Nane Germon
  • Format: Black & White, Dolby, DVD, Fullscreen, NTSC
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Release Date: 02/11/2003
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 6

Special Features

  • 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 a 1947 piece on the film by Cocteau, excerpts from Francis Steegmuller’s 1970 Cocteau: A Biography, a reprint of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont’s original fable, and an introduction to Glass’s opera by the composer
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