There is only one way to break the spell which has turned the prince into a horrible beast: a beautiful girl has to fall in love with the creature. As time is running out, the beast abducts... See full summary »
I am one of those who saw this when it was first televised in 1976. I was 7 yrs old and I was in awe of the beast make-up for George C Scott. I sat down to watch it with my sister and we were both completely captivated by the rest of the film. I had already seen Cocteau's version and I liked this one even more. George C Scott makes a marvelous Beast and his chemistry with his real life wife Trish Van Devere in the role of beauty is palpable. I recall almost shedding tears during the most dramatic scenes! My sister and I have often wondered what happened to this excellent version of this story. It is no surprise to see so many comments on the IMDb that say the same things i am saying: this was an excellent adaptation of a classic and there is a very large audience out there just waiting to see it again. I would buy it if it became available on DVD without a moment's hesitation. This is the best version of Beauty & the Beast and it deserves to be seen!
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