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The Beast

The Beast

Director: Walerian Borowczyk Cast: Sirpa Lane, Lisbeth Hummel, Elizabeth Kaza

Blu-ray (Bonus DVD)

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Overview

In this story, a young nobleman with an unusually strong interest in horse-breeding is being prepared to marry the wealthy niece of an American Cardinal. (Noble families which are growing impoverished try to marry off their younger generations to the heirs of wealthy commoners.) When the girl arrives at the nobleman's family mansion the day before the wedding, she is shown around the house and its treasures and is told the story of an ancestor's legendary battle against a beast. That night, she dreams of an erotic encounter with a man/beast which culminates in the death of the beast. On awakening, she finds that she has been in bed with her fiancé, who is now dead. When mysterious bandages on his person are removed, he is seen to have a tail and one hand which has turned animal-like.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/2015
UPC: 0760137782599
Original Release: 1975
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: 1A
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 5,526

Special Features

Introduction by film critic Peter Bradshaw The making of The Beast: camera operator Noël Véry provides a commentary on footage shot during the film's production Frenzy of Estasy, a visual essay on the evolution of Borowczyk's Beast and the sequel that never was, Motherhood The Profligate Door, a documentary about Borowczyk's sound sculptures featuring curator Maurice Corbet Boro Brunch, a reunion meal recorded in February 2014 reuniting members of Borowczyk's crew Commercials by Borowczyk: Holy Smoke (1963), The Museum (1964) and Tom Thumb (1966) Gunpoint, a documentary short by Peter Graham produced and edited by Borowczyk Behind enemy lines - the making of Gunpoint Theatrical trailer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Beast
1. Chapter 1 [3:56]
2. Chapter 2 [11:19]
3. Chapter 3 [14:19]
4. Chapter 4 [6:32]
5. Chapter 5 [13:21]
6. Chapter 6 [7:00]
7. Chapter 7 [6:34]
8. Chapter 8 [7:35]
9. Chapter 9 [5:44]
10. Chapter 10 [8:24]
11. Chapter 11 [2:02]
12. Chapter 12 [5:15]
13. Chapter 13 [6:08]
14. Chapter 14 [:01]

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