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    Unique ID Code: 0000027267
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    Added on: 23/11/2001 19:25
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    Beast, The (UK)

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    a.k.a. La Bete
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 95 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Banned For 25 Years. Now for the first time the full uncut version of Borowczyk`s controversial film.

    The Beast is an erotic masterpiece from the most controversial exponent of the genre- Walerian Borowczyk. This sexual fantasia caused outrage when it was first screened in 1975 and was refused a certificate until 26 years later.
    A modern day version of `Beauty and the Beast`, The Beast is the story of a young American heiress, Lucy Broadhurst, bethrothed to the mentally unstable heir to a French aristocratic dynasty. Dark rumours abound about a mystical `beast` and on the night of her wedding Lucy is visited by strange and erotic dreams.

    Set in a beautiful gothic chateau, the film features hilarious couplings , not so pure clergy and unwholesome secrets shot in a superb brushstroke style, climaxing in what has to be one the most erotic, and at the same time hilarious finales of all time.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Picture gallery
    Borowczyk filmography

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Walerian Borowczyk

    Written By:

    Guy Tréjan
    Pierre Benedetti
    Elisabeth Kaza
    Lisbeth Hummel
    Sirpa Lane

    Soundtrack By:
    Domenico Scarlatti

    Director of Photography:
    Marcel Grignon
    Bernard Daillencourt

    Walerian Borowczyk

    Costume Designer:
    Piet Bolscher

    Anatole Dauman

    Nouveaux Pictures

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