Beauty and The Beast
The Criterion Collection
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Once upon a time, in a world of magic and wonder, the true love of a beautiful girl may finally dispel the torment of feral but gentle-hearted beast. "Beauty and the Beasts (La Belle et la Bete) is a landmark feat of cinematic fantasy, in which master fi
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True, Disney's version of this "tale as old as time" dominates the story's place in popular culture, but the tale of a wild beast man and his human companion go back at least to Gilgamesh and Enkidu. It's what Cocteau does with this version that enables it to stand up to modern scrutiny and continue to enliven the imagination of viewers. This Criterion/Janus Films restoration presents the film in a manner that is cleaned up to look as it would have when the film print were new, yet it doesn't have that odd level of depth that many Blu-Ray transfers feature and which, with a film this old, make it unwatchable. The usual assortment of documentaries and the informational booklet make this a must-have for any cinephile.
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The Americans got inspired from this classic romantic story.