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Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray

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The Criterion Collection / La Belle et la bête Criterion | 1946 | 93 min | Not rated | Jul 19, 2011

Beauty and the Beast (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
French: LPCM Mono
French: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles
English

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

Playback
Region A (locked)

Price
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Video 4.0 of 54.0
Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 4.2 of 54.2
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Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Foreign65%
Romance34%
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Beauty and the Beast

 (1946)

Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray delivers great video and superb audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

Adélaïde, Belle, Félicie and Ludovic are young adult siblings who once lived in grandeur until their father's merchant ships were lost at sea. The family is now near ruin, but Adélaïde and Félicie nonetheless still squander away the family money on themselves and keeping beautiful, whereas Belle slaves around the house, doting on her father. Ludovic detests his two spoiled sisters, but is protective of Belle, especially with his friend Avenant, a handsome scoundrel who wants to marry Belle. Crossing the forest one dark and stormy evening, the father gets lost and takes refuge in a fantastical castle. Upon leaving, he steals a blossom off a rose bush, which Belle requested. The castle's resident, an angry beast, sentences him to one of two options for the theft of the rose: his own death, or that of one of his daughters.

For more about Beauty and the Beast and the Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray release, see Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Starring: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély, Nane Germon, Michel Auclair, Raoul Marco
Directors: Jean Cocteau, René Clément

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Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Jean Cocteau's La Belle et la Bete arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

The following text appears inside the booklet provided with this Blu-ray disc:

"In 1995, as part of the celebration of a hundred years of French cinema, the restoration of Beauty and the Beast was initiated by Luxembourg's Centre national de l'audiovisuel, in association with CLT-UFA International. The restoration began with the original nitrate negative, which had suffered typical age-related deterioration. The negative was meticulously cleaned and many of its sprocket holes repaired so that it would roll eventually through the gate at 24 frames per second. Using a wetgate process, in which liquid runs over the emulsion, filling scratches and removing fine dust, the restorers made fine-grain positive elements that became the main source for the new restoration negative.

This high-definition digital transfer was created on a Spirit Datacine from the 35mm restoration duplicate negative. Further restoration was done to manually remove thousands of instances of dirt, debris, scratches, splices, warps, jitter, and flicker using MTI's DRS system and Pixel Farm's PFClean system, while Digital Vision's DVNR system was used for small dirt, grain, and noise reduction.

Telecine supervisor: Lee Kline.
Telecine colorist: Jean-Marc Moreau/Vdm, Paris."

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Criterion's Blu-ray release of La Belle et la Bete will be the definitive presentation of the film for years to come. Detail, clarity and color reproduction appear to have been optimized as best as possible, and further sizable improvements, at least in my opinion, are unlikely. There are still some image fluctuations, particularly during the second half of the film where certain sequences look softer, but you have to remember that the different visual textures are inherited (Jean Cocteau used several different kinds of film stock). Contrast levels look relatively consistent. Unlike the SDVD release, here a layer of grain is also very easy to see throughout the entire film. The light macroblocking has been eliminated as well. Lastly, there are still minor frame transition issues, as well as numerous tiny damage marks and even a few warps, but these are also present on the SDVD release. (Note: This is a Region-A "locked" Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-A or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

There are two audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc: French LPCM Mono and French DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. For the record, Criterion have provided optional English subtitles for the main feature.

The following text appears inside the booklet provided with this Blu-ray disc:

"The monaural soundtrack was remastered at 24-bit from an optical soundtrack print. Clicks, thumps, hiss, and hum were manually removed using Pro Tools HD. Crackle was attenuated using AudioCube's integrated workstation."

The French LPCM Mono track has pleasing depth and fluidity. Various stabilizations have also been performed, while background hiss and crackle removed. The dialog is crisp, clean, stable, and very easy to follow. The French DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 has a substantially stronger dynamic amplitude. The strings in particular sound terrific. I prefer the original soundtrack, though, as it gives the film a somewhat darker feel.



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French label Pathe Distribution has released the first official trailer for director Christophe Gans' highly anticipated new film La belle et la Bête a.k.a Beauty and the Beast (2014), starring Vincent Cassel, Léa Seydoux, André Dussollier, Eduardo Noriega, and ...


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