Beauty and the Beast (Second Run UK) (Blu-Ray All Region)

$23.99

From Juraj Herz, director of he Cremator and Morgiana, come this singular adaption of the classic tale – an altogether darker interpretation than we’re used to. Light years from Disney, Herz’s Beauty and the Beast (also known more provocatively as The Virgin and the Monster) follows the familiar story – innocent girl presents herself as sacrifice to a cursed man-beast hiding in exile, and learns to live with, and eventually love her captor – but is transformed into something entirely more twisted and terrifying in Herz’s macabre re-imagining.

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From Juraj Herz, director of he Cremator and Morgiana, come this singular adaption of the classic tale – an altogether darker interpretation than we’re used to. Light years from Disney, Herz’s Beauty and the Beast (also known more provocatively as The Virgin and the Monster) follows the familiar story – innocent girl presents herself as sacrifice to a cursed man-beast hiding in exile, and learns to live with, and eventually love her captor – but is transformed into something entirely more twisted and terrifying in Herz’s macabre re-imagining.

Aided by wonderful set and costume design, superb cinematography and evocative score, this is a fairy-tale-turned-horror story from Czechoslovak cinema’s most wryly subversive artist.

Blu-ray Special Features:
• Presented complete and uncut from a new HD transfer from original materials by the Czech National Film Archive. 

• A newly-recorded Projection Booth audio commentary with Mike White, Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger.

František Hrubín (1964): a short film on the Czech writer and poet, and co-screenwriter of Beauty and the Beast.

• 20-page booklet with new writing on the film by author Jonathan Owen.

• New and improved English subtitle translation.

• Region free Blu-ray (A/B/C).

Technical details:
• Language: Czech

• Subtitles: English

• Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1

• Video: BD25 / 1080p / 24fps

• Audio: 2.0 Dual Mono LPCM (48k/16-bit)

• Region A/B/C (Region Free)

 

Additional information

Weight 8 oz