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Beauty and the Beast

A 2010 movie directed by David Lister.

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A Fairy Tale of a Count, a Lady, a Beauty and a Beast

  • Jul 5, 2011
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Beauty and the Beast: A Dark Tale is a small budget movie that despite its flaws and 'smallness' turns out to be pretty good. Don't look for some perfect, grandiose movie and you might find something interesting here! The classic fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast in this movie is told as a "dark tale" but has the traditional happy ending.

Technically the movie was not all there (like the editing being confusing at times), but i found the basic story, characters and the basic sense of it to be very good.

Rhett Giles as Count Rudolph and Vanessa Gray as Lady Helen (the "witch" - a "fairy" in the original 18th century tale turns the prince into the beast) make a good bad couple.

Estella Warren as Belle (the beauty) and Victor Parascos as the Beast are wonderful.

Their relationships and roles are well done and interesting.

ps: rated R for violent images; namely a "troll" killing and eating people.

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August 31, 2011
So. How does it differ from the usual B&B fare?
July 07, 2011
Sounds like an interesting version of a classic tale. I'm adding it to my viewing queue. Thanks for the recommendation!
July 06, 2011
Ooooh, this sounds kind of like Labyrinth. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing, Gary!
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lovefolklore and fairy tales -my favorite two books for many years now is 'The Wisdom of Fairy Tales' by Meyer and 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight '.      as movies … more
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Director: David Lister
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: 11 February 2010 (Lebanon)
MPAA Rating: R
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