fantasticalnonsense18 asked: Hi Megan! You wouldn't happen to know where I can find an English-dubbed/subtitled version of Coteau's La Belle et La Bete? I've searched the internet far and wide, and so far no luck.
Nothing beyond a couple of those clickbait sites thus far!
My bad, my bad, guys! I was answering a pile of messages and got this one mixed up with a question about the 2014 film. I apologize, I didn’t read thoroughly.
tolkienovertwilight asked: Any word on an English sub. of the French Beauty and the Beast?
I have not found much yet. I heard a rumour for a summer release, but I don’t have anything to back that up at the moment!
theonewhowandersabout asked: I dont know how I ended up to your blog but I AM EXTREMELY GRATEFUL! I just read your comic and I am in love!! That is until I came to a stop of your last update [giggles]. Well, I just want to say thank you for loving beauty and the beast as much as I do.
Aw, thank you, One Who Wanders! There’s lots left ot come, and some of theolder pages will be getting a ittle makeover in the next few months, so please stick around!!
So guys, I went to see the movie today (ha ha one of the perk to be french)
And. It’s BEAUTIFUL. The rose covered castle is gorgeous, the Garden is beautiful in it’s decayed glory and the movie photography is to die for. (And Bell’s gowns, gosh, my inner princess was squealing, and I’m a tomboy to the core)
Scenaristically, It does depart a bit from the original, but mostly in a good way. Belle and her family acquire real personalities, even the sisters get attaching. Our heroine get a bit less passive than in Cocteau’s movie (and boy, she doesn’t take sh.. I mean, she has a bit of a temper and don’t let her family or the Beast walk over her).
The Beast by comparison is… well.. Bland. His sub-story arc is very very good, but in contrast, he seem more subdued than Belle. I didn’t see the appeal of the cute critters, nor their interested in the story ( no seriously, if they hope bringing kids in the theater with them, it’s a fail) and to my taste, the movie suffer of the : ‘three days to fall in love’ trope, but overall, it was a nice movie to watch!
Most of my fears about the movie were put to rest (the clichés mainly, but also the ‘french movie’ syndrome that make me cringe everytime I’m watching a french movie, we have some good movies, and… A lot more of BAD, especially in the fantastic/fantasy genre), the actors are good, especially Belle and her father, the Beast was well done, if a bit unoriginal aesthetically wise.
So here is hoping you will get the movie in english, because it’ll be a miss if you don’t!
Hey guys! I was checking an Italian website, and it seems from what I can gather that La Belle et La Bete opened at number one there this past weekend. Again, I’m not sure how much money it has made exactly (since I’m no good at converting money) but any news like that sounds great!!
Maybe that means us English speaking people could get it eventually? *one can dream*