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  • Commentaries:
    Audio Commentary with writer and cultural historian Professor Sir Christopher Frayling
  • Extras:
    "Cocteau's Dreams in Digital - The Story of Beauty and the Beast (Des rêves de Cocteau en numérique, l'aventure de La Belle et la Bete)" documentary (51:02)
    "Christian Bernard and Jean Cocteau - Two Masters of Theatre (Christian Bernard et Jean Cocteau, deux magiciens du spectacle)" featurette (23:37)
    Deleted Scenes (with Play All) (6:00)
    - La Farce du Drapier (4:19)
    - Scene 04B (1:03)
    - Scene 02B (0:38)
    Stills Gallery (1:39)
    "Barbe Bleue" 1938 animated short film by René Bertrand (12:58)
    Original theatrical trailer (1:56)
    BFI trailer (1:21)
  • Subtitles:
    English (optional)
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Picture Format:
    1080p 24fps AVC MPEG-4
  • Soundtrack(s):
    French LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Case type:
    Keep Case
  • Notes:
    Newly restored version (in 2013) from a 4K restoration.
    Includes an illustrated booklet.
    Note that the original release had a faulty transfer
    Information about the faulty transfer can be found in our review linked above.
    The original faulty disc:
    - Film's runtime: 94:35
    - Disc size: 42GB
    The reissue disc:
    - Film's runtime: 94:39
    - Disc size: 47GB

    Official statement from the BFI:
    Corrected discs of our release of La Belle et la bête are now available to customers.

    If you purchased a copy from the BFI Shop please send an email to with La Belle et la bête in the subject line, providing your name and address. If you purchased a copy from any other retailer, please send an email to again providing the necessary information. If you have proof of purchase that you can include in your email then please do so, however don’t worry if you don’t, we trust you!

    We will be re-working our stock in warehouse so if you purchase a copy in the future and are unsure if it’s the corrected version, please refer to the disc on-body. A V2 has been added to the end of the small print that goes around the edge of the disc.

    Thank you to all our customers who have been so patient whilst we addressed this issue.

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