Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
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Beauty and the Beast 

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The beautiful daughter of a merchant sacrifices her freedom to save her father from the punishment of a cursed beast.


Roger Vadim


Robert C. Jones





Episode cast overview:
Klaus Kinski ... Beast
Susan Sarandon ... Beauty
Stephen Elliott Stephen Elliott ... The Father
Anjelica Huston ... Marguerite
Nancy Lenehan ... Georgette
Stan Wilson Stan Wilson ... Jaques (as Stanley Wilson)


The beautiful daughter of a merchant sacrifices her freedom to save her father from the punishment of a cursed beast.

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Release Date:

13 August 1984 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Gaylord Entertainment See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Klaus Kinski agreed to appear because he was a huge fan of the 1946 Cocteau film "La belle et la bête." The costumes and makeup of this episode were inspired by that film. See more »


Version of Beauty and the Beast (1981) See more »

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Mom got this at the video store for us around 1991 or 1992
8 April 2017 | by matthewd-40822See all my reviews

My mom got a this VHS tape for us kids around that time period in the early 90s and Klaus Kinski (the Beast) scared the living sh** out of us. With the new Beauty and the beast that just came out, it reminded me of this "Gem" my mom picked up at Video Knights video store, they are long forgotten now. Since the new one came out it reminded me about this and I searched on YouTube for it, the only way I found it was after typing Shelly Duvall's name in the with the beauty and the beast search. I remembered her on the horse talking about beauty and the beast before the actual show starts, I guess an intro on every show she did this. Low and behold there it was. I watched it and this time found the beast to be hilarious, the accent Kinski has and the way he yells, (what? Was he supposed to be Hitler in this?!) Lmao Lord rest is soul. Otherwise the 1 hour show is very unthought out, Shelly and the crew could have taken a little more time on it and made a lot better. This is one of the worst acting shoots I've ever seen of Miss Saranden also, she is an awesome actor but in this she just seemed like she had something better to be doing. It seemed very dark and gloomy when I watched it as a kid and still does now. I.e. Gloomy castle in the woods, plain white huge window drapes... etc. but what did ya expect in 1984? I say give it a watch, It's almost so bad in some parts that it will make you laugh, I know the Beast did!

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