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Beauty and the Beast (1978)
"Panna a netvor" (original title)

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A more horrific and gloomy version of The Beauty and the Beast. Julie is a bankrupt merchant's daughter who as the only one of the three daughters chooses to save her father's life by going... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Zdena Studenková ...
Julie
Vlastimil Harapes ...
Beast
Václav Voska ...
Father
Jana Brejchová ...
Julie's sister Gábinka
Zuzana Kocúriková ...
Julie's sister Málinka
Marta Hrachovinová ...
Maid
Vít Olmer ...
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Jan Augusta ...
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Jan Preucil ...
Horseman
Frantisek Svacina
Milan Hein ...
Bridegroom
Josef Laufer ...
Bridegroom
Josef Langmiler ...
Bridegroom
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Zdenek Jelen
Jorga Kotrbová ...
Málinka (voice)
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A more horrific and gloomy version of The Beauty and the Beast. Julie is a bankrupt merchant's daughter who as the only one of the three daughters chooses to save her father's life by going to the Haunted Wood's Castle where she meets Netvor. He wants to kill her, but her beauty prevents him from that. Although she is forbidden to see him she starts to love him and the love rescues him from his curse. Written by Jiri Kacetl <kacetl@usa.net>

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Most thrilling version of the Beauty and the Beast
5 January 1999 | by (Znojmo, Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

Although I doubt that this film was ever on in the U.S., since I live in the country where it was shot, I can warmly recommend it to anyone who loves fairy tales taken in a harsher and darker manner. The atmosphere of the film is gloomy and the camera is very original - we can see the Beast /who has here gruesome bird-like looks/ only in the middle of the film. In the first part of the film we feel his presence only through his eyes. The beginning of the movie has nothing to do with a fairy tale, it is a pure horror - a dark forest, amazing church-pipe tones, chilling to the bone, mist all around and a sudden sound of hoofs getting nearer and nearer... The dark atmosphere of the whole film is weakend by a dream interlude in which the Monster is shown as a normal human being dancing with the heroine in rooms full of glare and light. Fantastic music again. Perfect acting /best Czech actors whatsover, great choreography/,a super setting /a dark palace of the Monster/. The film will give you a totally different approach to the old well known fairy tale.


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