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Belle et la bête = Beauty and the beast

Author: André PaulvéJean CocteauJean MaraisJosette DayMila ParélyAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2003.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 6.
Edition/Format:   DVD video   Computer File : FrenchView all editions and formats
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A restoration of the original 1946 French film, telling the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him.
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Genre/Form: Foreign films
Feature films
Filmed operas
DVD-Video
Drama
Videodiscs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: André Paulvé; Jean Cocteau; Jean Marais; Josette Day; Mila Parély; Hagop Arakelian; Philip Glass; Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont; Centre national de l'audiovisuel (Luxembourg); Célia Films.; Janus Films.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 0780026098 9780780026094
OCLC Number: 51676694
Language Note: In French with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1946.
Based on the story : Beauty and the beast / by Mme. Leprince de Beaumont.
Program notes on container insert include an essay "Once upon a time" with reflections on the production by Cocteau, and an English-language version of the original story by Mme. Leprince de Beaumont.
Special features: Optional opera soundtrack written for the film by Philip Glass; optional audio commentary by film historian Arthur Knight; optional audio commentary by film historian Sir Christopher Frayling; "Screening at the Majestic" 1995 documentary short featuring interviews with cast and crew (27 min.); 1995 interview with director of photography Henri Alekan (10 min.); "Secrets professionnels: tête à tête" television excerpts from the March 12th, 1964 French television show demonstrating makeup artist Hagop Arakelian's work (9 min.); original French theatrical trailer (4 min.); 1995 restoration release trailer (2 min.); restoration short (5 min.); production stills gallery.
"A Janus Films release."
Credits: Photographer, Henri Alekan ; editor, Claude Ibéra ; music, Georges Auric ; illustrated by Christian Bérard ; makeup, Hagop Arakelian.
Cast: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély, Nane Germon, Michel Auclair, Raoul Marco, Marcel André.
Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in + 1 booklet (32 p. : ill. : 22 cm.)
Details: DVD, dual-layer, 1.33::1 aspect ratio; Dolby digital 5.1 surround (opera soundtrack), Dolby digital mono (original soundtrack).
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 6.
Other Titles: Once upon a time.
Secrets professionnels: tête à tête.
Belle et la bête (Motion picture)
Beauty and the beast
Responsibility: Centre National de l'Audiovisuel, Luxembourg et Célia Films présentent ; André Paulvé présente ; dans un film de Jean Cocteau ; histoire, paroles et mise en scéne de Jean Cocteau ; d'aprés le conte de Mme. Leprince de Beaumont.

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A restoration of the original 1946 French film, telling the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him.

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