Beauty and the Beast (2017) – The DVDfever Review

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast – Meh.

More or less a beat-by-beat retread of the animation. On the couple of occasions it adds something new, it’s quite good, but adds little to the original. Emma Watson is dull as ditchwater as Belle. The best thing you can say about her performance is – at least it wasn’t Anna Kendrick.

CGI looks great but, as the song almost says, there’s nothing there that wasn’t there before.

Beauty and the Beast is available to pre-order on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and DVD, with the release date yet to be confirmed. Also, click on the poster for the full-size version.

Grin for the camera – death is coming!

Detailed specs:

Running time: 129 minutes
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Released: March 17th 2017
Format: 2.35:1 (ARRIRAW (3.4K) (2.8K)); 1.90:1 (IMAX version)
Rating: 7/10

Director: Bill Condon
Producers: David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman
Screenplay: Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos (based on the tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont)
Music: Alan Menken

Belle: Emma Watson
Beast: Dan Stevens
Gaston: Luke Evans
LeFou: Josh Gad
Maurice: Kevin Kline
Agathe / Enchantress: Hattie Morahan
Clothilde: Haydn Gwynne
Jean the Potter: Gerard Horan
Père Robert: Ray Fearon
Lumière: Ewan McGregor
Cogsworth: Ian McKellen
Mrs. Potts: Emma Thompson
Chip: Nathan Mack
Madame Garderobe: Audra McDonald
Maestro Cadenza: Stanley Tucci
Plumette: Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Cuisinier: Clive Rowe
Chapeau: Thomas Padden
Froufrou: Gizmo
Old Woman: Rita Davies
Vagrant: DJ Bailey
Monsieur D’arque: Adrian Schiller
Queen: Harriet Jones