The Beast (2014) France
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Director:Walerian Borowczyk
Producer:Anatole Dauman
Writer:Walerian Borowczyk
Rated:To Be Announced
Date Added:2015-12-23
Genre:Action & Adventure
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.66:1
Sound:Dolby Digital 1.0
Languages:French, English
Walerian Borowczyk  ...  (Director)
Walerian Borowczyk  ...  (Writer)
Sirpa Lane  ...  
Lisabeth Hummel  ...  
Elisabeth Kahson  ...  
Pierre Benedetti  ...  
Marcel Dalio  ...  
Summary: United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region B DVD: LANGUAGES: French ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), French ( Mono ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.66:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Blu-Ray & DVD Combo, Booklet, Documentary, Interactive Menu, Making Of, Remastered, Scene Access, Short Film, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Originally turned down flat by the British Board of Film Censors and initially released exclusively in London in a version heavily cut by its nervous distributor, The Beast is Walerian Borowczyk s most notorious film, although it s much wittier and more playful than its subject matter might suggest. Lucy Broadhurst (Lisbeth Hummel) is due to inherit a substantial fortune, but on condition that she marries the son of her late father s best friend. But Mathurin de l Espérance (Pierre Benedetti) seems more interested in his horses than in his bride-to-be, and when Lucy finds out about the story of his 18th-century ancestor Romilda (Sirpa Lane) and brings her to life in one of the most outrageous dream sequences in cinema history, we begin to realise just how bizarre Mathurin s bloodline truly is. Receiving its Blu-ray world premiere, this new high-definition restoration by Argos Films is supported by the original short-film version of The Beast, and Venus on the Half-Shell (1975), Borowczyk s portrait of the painter Bona Tibertelli de Pisis and her erotic fusions of men, women and molluscs ...The Beast (1975) ( La Bête ) (Blu-Ray & DVD Combo) (Blu-Ray)