Faerie Tale Theatre: Beauty and the Beast (1983)

Genres - Children's/Family, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Legends  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this atmospheric, somewhat eerie retelling of the classic story, a young woman named Beauty (Susan Sarandon) is forced to leave her father's home and go to live in the castle of a frightening Beast Klaus Kinski. The reason for this demand is that Beauty's father, on his travels, had stolen a rose from the Beast's estate, to bring home as a gift for his beloved daughter. Now the Beast has demanded Beauty's presence, and going to live with him is the only way she can save her father's life. Beauty's sister (Anjelica Huston), jealous of her pretty and kindly sister, isn't sorry to see her go. Beauty, afraid and homesick at first, is surprised to find that the Beast treats her kindly. He asks every day if she will marry him, but Beauty refuses until something happens to help her see inside the Beast's true heart. One volume in the highly praised Faerie Tale Theatre series, created by Shelley Duvall.

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beast, beauty [physical], beauty-and-the-beast, castle, fairy-tale-romance, homesickness, love, prison, romance, sister