Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

DVD - 2017
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The fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.
"Beauty and the Beast creates an air of enchantment from its first moments, one that lingers and builds and takes on qualities of warmth and generosity as it goes along."--San Francisco Chronicle
"As the film nears its celebratory coda, a buoyant pluralism bursts forth."--Associated Press
"Beauty and the Beast marries visual spectacle and sumptuous design work with a better story than its original, casting a spell on old fans and newcomers alike."--USA Today
Publisher: [United States] : Disney, 2017
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: J DVD BEA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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reginator_22
Apr 13, 2020

This movie is well done. Cast is good and the songs are great But I grew up with the original animated Disney movie, and I still feel that version is better.

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Writing_Warrior
Apr 03, 2020

This is a beautifully crafted and well done movie. I loved how Disney delved further into Belle's backstory and fixed the mistakes they had with Beast in the original. All your favorite songs from the original are there (they went above and beyond with Be Our Guest--its fantastic) and they've even added a few more that only amplified the story and characters. I also love how they made the curse to Beast and the castle staff much more dramatic. When I watched the original, I was under the impression of "yes, they'll be stuck as candlesticks and clocks, but they'll still be alive." In this new version they emphasize that the castle staff will turn into inanimate objects and it gives the story more feeling and tension. I strongly recommend this movie to all ages.

ArapahoeSarah Jan 14, 2020

One of the better live-action remakes of a Disney film. The costumes and visual details are beautiful. I especially like the new original song "Evermore" sung by the Beast.

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stevania_k
Sep 20, 2019

great acting, nice cinematography and music. but the story is old.

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Ephriam
Jul 20, 2019

This was a Walt Disney production of a musical version of Beauty and the Beast. I did find it entertaining but believe it would have been better watched on a large screen like at the movie theater. To me I was not disappointed in watching it and it would be for all ages.

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CookiesNCream_
Jul 06, 2019

Great movie! Emma Watson did an awesome job starring as Belle.

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iloveseaotters
May 20, 2019

I was going to argue that Disney has really run out of ideas since they started making live action versions of their classic cartoons, but I found this on On Demand and thought I would give it a try. I was surprised at how dark it was compared to the animated version and by dark I mean just that. There was very little color and it gave the movie a gloomy feel. I don't know if that was intended but I know that the animated version was a lot brighter, even in the beginning when the storyline was... well, darker! It was kind of cool to see the movie come to life with the special effects and so forth. Some of them were just amazing but I did find myself wanting to see the original again while watching this version. In comparison, the acting was really good and I liked Kevin Kline as Maurice and Emma Watson as Belle, but the animated version will always be the best. I did like this version enough to want to see it again. I loved Emma Thompson in the role of Ms. Potts, although Angela Landsbury is the true "Ms. Potts". So, well done, Disney, for bringing my favorite animated feature film to life! Oh and in case you're wondering, the 'pivotal' scene between Belle and the Beast (the one that always makes me cry) was almost as effective here.

Hillsboro_ElizabethH May 12, 2019

While neither of the main characters were great singers, the visuals were absolutely amazing! It filled in some gaps the original, animated version left.... And the cast? AMAZING!

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bell5133
Mar 24, 2019

The makers did a mostly good job finding actors to look like the cartoon versions. They kept the songs mostly like the originals, which was nice. There were some new songs too, and a few changes were made to the story. One of the changes was that some black people were added to the cast, which makes no sense for the time period this takes place in. They made LeFou a likeable character so that people wouldn't hate on the short fat guy. Modern movies always seem to have hidden agendas. Overall, I prefer the cartoon version.

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feralranger
Mar 15, 2019

This is a stunning and magical film with live action. It is the classic story, nothing new here except the actors, but its a beauty not a beast.

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Apr 13, 2020

Violence: Gun violence

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Apr 13, 2020

Clothilde: Henri? Henri!

Cogsworth: [sees his wife] Oh, dear.

[They hug]

Clothilde: I've been so lonely!

Cogsworth: [to himself] Turn back into a clock... Turn back into a clock.

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