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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

DVD - 2017
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The fantastic journey of Belle, a bright and independent young woman who takes her father's place as the prisoner of a beast in his castle. As Belle befriends the castle's enchanted staff, she and the Beast slowly begin to look beyond their initial reactions to each other and see who they truly are. But back in Belle's village, her father's fears for her safety drive him to rally the villagers to free Belle from the castle--a plan that goes awry, with dangerous consequences, when Belle's would-be suitor Gaston twists the rally into a mob and leads an attack on the castle.
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc.,, [2017]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 129 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,stereo,5.1 Dolby Digital,2.0 descriptive audio,rda
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SF_READER
Apr 05, 2021

90th Academy Awards (2017)
Nominee:
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design

The animation version is still the best .

Barrie_Teen_Lists Mar 24, 2021

3.5/5 Stars

This remake of the classic cartoon features Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, and Luke Evans as Gaston. The plot of the movie stays the same as the original. When Belle’s father doesn’t return home after his trip, she sets out to find him. She leaves behind a quaint, small town filled with people who don’t seem to understand her. She shockingly discovers that her father has been trapped in the dungeon of a gigantic castle belonging to a hideous beast. In an effort to save her father she proposes a trade, her life for her fathers. The Beast accepts and Belle stays trapped in the castle while her father goes to get help. Little does Belle know; a terrible curse has been placed upon the Beast. He must find true love before all the petals of his enchanted rose fall off or he will stay as a beast forever.

For someone with no prior singing experience, Emma Watson does an exceptional job throughout the movie. This movie has many more musical numbers than the original cartoon however it still features many of the original songs. In this movie you get to hear many different famous actors and actresses sing, some for the first time.

The special effects in the movie are outstanding. Beauty And The Beast brings back everything wonderful about the original 1991 film and adds another layer of live action, mystery, suspense, and romance. The main idea and message of the movie stays the same with a much more updated, modernized look.

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red_dolphin_490
Mar 09, 2021

This is one of my favorite Disney movies, and Belle is my favorite Disney princess/character. She is so empowering and smart; she doesn’t settle for anything less than what she wants. She is a great role model for young girls, or really girls of any age. This movie is my favorite of the two Beauty and the Beast movies, mostly because Belle is played by Emma Watson. Also, because it is live-action and I usually like that better than the animated version. I feel like Emma Watson is the perfect person to play the role of Belle because she has many of the same qualities as Belle. This made it almost feel like she was just playing herself if she were in this setting.

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ElishaK_T
Dec 16, 2020

I give it five star!!!! It is a must see and please please please watch it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 04, 2020

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is truly enchanting. I loved how smart, strong, and brave Belle is. I think that she is very empowering, and I appreciate her sense of family. This is one of my favourite Disney movies, and my favourite Disney princess of all time. Belle doesn’t fit in with the other people in her town, and aspires for more. I think that that can be very applicable to many viewers, which makes this film feel much more personal and inspiring. I highly recommend that you add this movie to your shelf! The characters are complex, the music is wonderful, and the storyline is very creative. It is a must-see! @PenelopeScriptor of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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blue_dove_745
Jul 21, 2020

This was and still is a great movie because how much certainty that she would be able to save he father it just a great show (mainly because Emma Watson is Bella ) it's great!;)😊

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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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reginator_22
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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reginator_22
Jan 25, 2018

Beast: I want to do something for her. But what?

Cogsworth: Well, there's the usual things. Flowers, chocolates, promises you don't intend to keep.

Lumiere: No, no! It's got to be more something more special than that!

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ilouats123456
Jun 14, 2015

Belle: I love You
* Beast's spell is broken and turned human*

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Apr 13, 2020

Violence: Gun violence

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