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La Belle et la bête in August

BFI have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of La Belle et la bête on 25th August 2008 priced at £19.99. Jean Cocteau's version of Mme Leprince de Beaumont’s eighteenth-century fairy tale stars Josette Day as Beauty and Jean Marais as the Beast.

Previously released on DVD in 2001, the BFI now proudly presents the original film version of this fairy-tale masterpiece, newly restored by Fullimage for Studio Canal in association with Sky Arts.

Features include:

  • Digitally restored and remastered
  • 1.33:1 Full Frame
  • French Dolby Digital Mono audio (320kbps)
  • Newly created optional English subtitles
  • Full feature commentary by cultural historian Sir Christopher Frayling
  • Fully illustrated booklet containing a new essay by Marina Warner along with posters, stills and artwork

Jean Cocteau’s Orphée will be re-issued by the BFI in October.

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