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Beauty is the backbone of her family. Without her nothing is ever done and no one is ever on time. But when her father angers a beast living in an enchanted castle, Beauty takes his punishment. She leaves her family and lives in the castle where, for the first time in her life, she starts to think about what she really wants. With her host only appearing at supper time, Beauty finds her own ways to amuse herself, but at night she dreams of a lost prince who constantly asks for her help. Through her choices Beauty learns what is important and what wishing can accomplish. Written by
Beauty (Rebecca De Mornay) is a dutiful considerate girl who takes care of her four frivolous siblings. Bad news pile on and on. First father (Yossi Graber) lost a ship, then the chief clerk ran off with the cash box, and now the whole storehouse has burnt down. They are reduced to living in a cottage. News arrive that their ship survived and father goes off to retrieve the ship promising to bring back gifts for everyone and a rose for Beauty. However when he arrives, the ship has been sold to pay off the men. On the way back, he seeks shelter in the castle of the Beast (John Savage). He is shown great hospitality, but before he leaves, he picks a rose from the garden. This transgression angers the Beast and sentences him to death. The Beast allows him to go home and retrieve one of his daughters to take his place willingly. Beauty goes back with his father and takes his place at the castle. In return, the Beast gives father 2 chests filled with treasures to take back.
The Golan-Globus production is pretty cheesy. The dialog is stilted. The three lead actors are experienced and try admirably. The others especially the siblings come off very poorly. The songs are off-Broadway worthy and nobody embarrasses themselves singing. It's a poor production that rests solely on the talents and beauty of Rebecca De Mornay. It could have gone much worst considering the amateurish directions and production style. The effects shot are old school and done poorly. The costume are garish. The look of the beast is reasonable if a little stiff. It's a variation of the lion look. This would be a good remake 20 year before. But 4 years later, Disney would have the standard and blow this one into oblivion.
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