The question keeps popping up on old posts or in my inbox so I thought it was high time I addressed this in a post. The questions are: Will Gans' La Belle et la Bete be coming to US/UK/Aus theaters? Will there be an English translation or subtitles if it does? How about Blu-ray/DVD - will we be getting one of those? Will that have subtitles at least??
I've been constantly searching for any news of an American, or English speaking country, release of Gan's sumptuous Beauty and the Beast remake, but whether it be theaters, a limited release/showing or DVD/Blu-ray and there has been nothing. Unless Pathé do an English international release later in the year or in 2015 (like sometimes Japanese films do) then it looks like we're out of luck at seeing it on the big screen.
(It's just so bizarre. I haven't even had luck with Canadian releases.)
I've been watching the Blu-ray/DVD announcements for other countries as well to see if there are English subtitles but so far zero. Again, it's just bizarre, especially as the feature film song had an English version so I'm a little confused. Maybe distribution agreements with Pathé haven't been working out well?
The French DVD and Blu-ray release however, (though there are no English subtitles) is June 26, 2014 and you can find that HERE. (Note: the disc release seems pretty light on content. It looks like just the film and no behind-the-scenes footage, although some was released online as part of the marketing lead up).
And here is something that looks like it was created for a steel book release but apparently isn't. It's just the Blu-ray/DVD combo packaging.
✒ ✒ To see it & LOTS of behind-the-scenes & "making of book" pics click the "Read more" link below✒ ✒
With no English-friendly versions in sight, apparently I need to seriously brush up on my French - and get an all-region Blu-ray player...
There is a French making of book available in the UK, but with French text. You can find that HERE. And here are some preview images from the book (click on image to view full size):
As well as more from behind the scenes which I found online HERE. I'm sharing as much as I can find, simply because this looks like it's difficult for English speakers to find. (Images & Text via auto-translate: © 2014 Eskwad - PATHÉ PRODUCTION - TF1 FILMS PRODUCTION - buys / neunte / zwölfte / ACHTZEHNTE BABELSBERG FILM GMBH - 120 FILMS © Huginn & Muninn / Mediatoon Licensing):
Castings storyboards through costuming and special effects Achieving, Behind the Scenes of Beauty and the Beast in bookstores February 28, dives into the magical world of Christophe Gans.
Here is an exclusive preview.
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If anyone has found out further information for any English speaking zone, please do share! We're all dying to see this film - imperfect reviews and all.
|Italian poster featuring Vincent Cassel|