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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).
Contents: Special features include: commentary by writer/cultural historian Sir Christopher Frayling, Commentary by film historian Arthur Knight, original opera written for the film by renowned composer Philip Glass, Screening at the Majestic, 1995 documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew, interview with cinematographer Henri Alekan, rare behind-the-scenes and publicity stills, original 1945 trailer narrated and directed by Cocteau, a note about the film by Cocteau, film restoration demonstration, a reprint of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont's original fable translated from the French, notes by Francis Steegmuller from the definitive book Cocteau: a Biography,
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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