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Beauty and the Beast (1978)

Panna a netvor (original title)
In this gothic rendition of the classic fairy tale, a merchant's youngest daughter is held prisoner by a mysterious winged beast.

Director:

Juraj Herz

Writers:

Juraj Herz (screenplay), Ota Hofman (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Zdena Studenková ... Julie
Vlastimil Harapes ... Netvor
Václav Voska ... Otec
Jana Brejchová ... Gábinka
Zuzana Kocúriková ... Málinka
Marta Hrachovinová Marta Hrachovinová ... Devecka
Vít Olmer ... Jezdec
Jan Preucil ... Jezdec
Frantisek Svacina Frantisek Svacina ... Skret / Chrlic
Milan Hein ... Zenich
Karel Augusta ... Nápadník
Josef Laufer ... Zenych
Josef Langmiler ... Nápadník
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Olga Fleischerová Olga Fleischerová
Miroslav Horácek Miroslav Horácek
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Storyline

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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Goofs

When the father is travelling with the painting, a crow flies out from behind a log. A crew member's hands can be seen throwing the bird upwards. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Za biják Kamila Fily: Hastrman (2018) See more »

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Not Bad, Actually.
22 February 2020 | by redrobin62-321-207311See all my reviews

In a way, I was expecting to see a bit more of the story that Disney's Beauty & the Beast Had, but with this production's much smaller budget, that would've been impossible. Still, the makers of this film did the best with what they had on hand. It wasn't bad, actually, and I recommend it because there were a lot of familiar elements to the Disney version. Why do i keep on mentioning the Disney version? Well, I rated it a 10 because, to me, it was perfect, from the songs to the scenery to the story to the animation. Here, a lot of those elements are stripped away, but it still makes for an interesting viewing if only for completion purposes.


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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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