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Beauty and the Beast [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1946]

  • SKU: 5228728
  • Release Date: 02/11/2003
  • Rating: NR

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)


    Beauty and the Beast
    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

    Cast & Crew

    • Josette Day
      Josette Day - Beauty
    • Jean Marais
      Jean Marais - The Beast/ Avenant
    • Mila Parély
      Mila Parély - Adelaide
    • Nane Germon
      Nane Germon - Felice
    • Michel Auclair
      Michel Auclair - Ludovic

    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      For it's Time, Best special effects ever!


      This is a wonderful film!!! Black & White adds great dimension and the special effects are the best of it's time (1946) Do not be put off by the subtitles.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Apparently well received!

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Purchased as a gift for my sister. She has since made much of how good this film appears on disc and is very happy with it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Pretty gorgeous on criterion bluray

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      It's a gorgeous bluray transfer and such a unique different take to the beauty & the beast story!

      I would recommend this to a friend

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