A dark twist on the morality tale of forbidden love between beautiful Belle and the feared forest Beast. As villagers are being brutally murdered and the Beast is hunted down as the one ... See full summary »
At the dawn of the 20th century, Corto Maltese, a sailor and an adventurer, is hired by a Chinese secret society to steal Russian gold carried on an armored train travelling at fast speed through Siberia.
From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.
When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.
Samuel L. Jackson
Perduras is a new character that was created for this movie only. See more »
[the Beast Catches The Merchant Taking a Rose]
My gifts were not enough for you? Do you also have to steal what I treasure most?
I won't be treated as a thief or a coward. I am a just and honorable man!
Who did you pick this rose for?
My youngest daughter. She is worth more than anything in the world, to me.
Then I will give you one day to say goodbye to your loved ones. You only need to whisper the words: "More than anything in the world," to your horse, and he will bring you here.
I will not ...
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The film title and part of the closing credits appear within a fairytale book. See more »
I enjoyed this French version of "Beauty and The Beast" for the most part. The cinematography and character designs are beautiful. I liked the fantasy atmosphere and sense of exploration in the first half of the film. I also liked the mystery of the Beast's origin.
I appreciate the fact that it is more accurate to the fairy tale than previous adaptations. That being said, the second half deviates from the original story in a few respects and I found it sluggish in some parts. I found the final action sequence a bit too fantastical and left unexplained except via Deus Ex Machina. However, it certainly looks impressive.
Ultimately, the film isn't perfect. The story has been done many times before and this rendition is sluggish at times. Never-the-less, I recommend watching the film for its stunning beauty alone.
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