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Stunning restoration of Cocteau's masterpiece.

Stunning restoration of Cocteau's masterpiece.

£14.99
Released 26 March 2018

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La Belle et la bête is a landmark feat of cinematic fantasy in which master filmmaker Jean Cocteau conjures spectacular visions of enchantment, desire and death that have never been equalled.

 Josette Day is luminous yet feisty as Beauty, and Jean Marais gives one of his best performances as the Beast, at once brutal and gentle, rapacious and vulnerable, shamed and repelled by his own bloodlust. Henri Alekan’s subtle black and white cinematography combine with Christian Bérard’s masterly costumes and set designs to create a magical piece of cinema, a children’s fairy tale refashioned into a stylised and highly sophisticated dream.

 The BFI is proud to present this world cinema classic in High Definition for the first time in the UK. This new 4K restoration is sourced from the SNC/Groupe M6 and the Cinémathèque Français.

 

La Belle et la bête is a landmark feat of cinematic fantasy in which master filmmaker Jean Cocteau conjures spectacular visions of enchantment, desire and death that have never been equalled.

 Josette Day is luminous yet feisty as Beauty, and Jean Marais gives one of his best performances as the Beast, at once brutal and gentle, rapacious and vulnerable, shamed and repelled by his own bloodlust. Henri Alekan’s subtle black and white cinematography combine with Christian Bérard’s masterly costumes and set designs to create a magical piece of cinema, a children’s fairy tale refashioned into a stylised and highly sophisticated dream.

 The BFI is proud to present this world cinema classic in High Definition for the first time in the UK. This new 4K restoration is sourced from the SNC/Groupe M6 and the Cinémathèque Français.

 

Extras

  • Presented in High Definition
  • Audio commentary with cultural historian Sir Christopher Frayling
  • Other extras TBC
  • Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673013083
Catalogue Number BFIB1308
Subtitle A film by Jean Cocteau
Product contents Blu-ray
Year 1946
Director Jean Cocteau
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries France
Running time 94 mins
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate PG

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