In this spectacular free adaptation of the popular theatre play "La Biche au Bois", the valiant Prince Bel-Azor pursues a baleful old witch to her impregnable castle, to save the beautiful young Princess Azurine.
This is a slightly nightmarish short from Georges Méliès. In it a magician creates a butterfly woman and then a spider woman. This malignant being threatens to wreak havoc but is repelled in an explosion.
Like others this one is colour tinted which definitely adds a lot to the aesthetic. It also has a much more macabre and creepy feel than other Méliès fantasy shorts although it is at heart still a magic show. It's quite bizarre really. The other commentators have mentioned that this is only a section of a larger film. No matter, what remains is like a fragment of a weird dream you can half remember.
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