Beauty and The Beast

Synopsis: A dark twist on the morality tale of forbidden love between beautiful Belle and the feared forest Beast. As villagers are being brutally murdered and the Beast is hunted down as the one responsible for the mayhem, Belle and Beast team up to defeat the real killer the power-hungry witch's malevolent troll.
90 min


You all know the lovely old

legend of "Beauty and the Beast."

I used to be the law

around here.

Sheriff Otto, they called me.

And I knew the Beast.

And I'm telling you that what

really happen

was far, far more terrifying

than anything the story-tellers

ever admitted.

It started in the royal palace...

where a king,

Maximilian lay dying.

Bring me...

... my son.

Bring me...

... my son.

Your son died at birth,

your Majesty, many years ago.

You've to choose a successor.

And choose from among

those present, your Majesty.

Us, your noble relatives.

Word with you, cousin.

You and I are the leading

contenders for the throne.

I am the leading contender,

Count Rudolph.

You were just one ambitious

noble among many.

So you wouldn't consider perhaps

forming an alliance?

- Maybe working together.

- I know you too well, cousin.

You're mean, vicious and cruel.

And ruthless.

You forgot to mention "ruthless."

- Did I?

- Yes

Never forget "ruthless."

You shan't forget it again.

Help! Somebody help!

For the love of God, somebody help.

Duke Edward... seems to have

suffered a ruthless accident.

Very good, Rudolph!

You shall reign, promise.

And now, my little darling...

are you ready to come to mama?

- Coming?

- Let's go!

- ... see ya!

- I'll see you!

Belle, come on in here.

I need help.

These washing doesn't smell right.

What would you like the dirty

washing to smell like, mother?

Like the old mixture you made,

you know.

It had lavender and eucalyptus

and queen's bane...

and all the customers said it made

their washing smell nice and fresh.

She is right, you know, Belle.

That's why I bring my

washing here because

of all the wonderful scents

you put in.

Well, I'm sorry we're all out

of that mixture, Dr. Thorne.

But I'm making a new one today,

want to smell?

Ah... Belle, always the experimenter!

Well, it was watching you

mixing medicine growing up,

...that made me think with

such wonderful thing.

What is it, Belle?

I mean there's nothing

more satisfying

than seeing someone who is sick

and knowing you've what they need

to bring them back to health.

And where did you get those from?

From the forest,

like all the others.

Essence of oak,

oil of pine, camphor leaves...

Camphor and pine?

I have a feeliing they may

not go well together.

Anyway, you spend far too much

time wandering around the forest,

it's a dangerous place!

Come on, Mom. The forest is

wonderful and beautiful

and I love it!

And in all your explorations,

you've never seen any sign of the

- ... famous Beast?

- The Beast?

That just a story people made

up to scare themselves.

Oh, I guess this one could

used some work.

I knew there was something

about that combination.

If that would have happened

in my washing boiler.

Mother, it's all trial and error.


I go out and get some herbs

for a new combination.

You are not going out now?

Why not?

There's no time like the present.

Besides, Dr. Thorne doesn't want

his washing smelling bad, does he?

By Asteroth and Ishtar...

By Beelzebub and Ahura Mazda...

By all the heart of darkness that

sip beneath this fatal earth...

I command you to come forward!

Yes, my dear.

Come to me.

Yes... you shall do my biddings.

Who are you?

I said who are you?

- Water to the horses.

- Yes, sir.

And so Count,

concerning the throne,

do you think it'll come to a fight?

Let me put to you this way,

- I want you to start recruiting

more men. - Hmm!

If I can't bring the Nobles around

with persuasion,

it may take a show of force.

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Gavin Scott

Gavin Duncan Scott (born 1950) is an English novelist, broadcaster and writer of the Emmy-winning mini-series The Mists of Avalon, Small Soldiers, The Borrowers and Legend of Earthsea. He spent ten years making films for British television before becoming a screenwriter, creating more than two hundred documentaries and short films for BBC and the commercial TV, including UK’s prestigious Channel 4. His first assignment in the United States was with George Lucas, developing and scripting The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. His work ranges from family entertainment to comedy, science fiction and historical dramas. Scott wrote Krakatoa, a Titanic-style movie for National Geographic Feature Films, and an eight-hour adaptation of War and Peace for Lux Vida SPA, directed by Robert Dornhelm (Into the West, The Ten Commandments). He created and executive produced a 22-part television series set in the nineteenth century about the origins of the creative ideas of Jules Verne, which was broadcast around the world. In 2006, his children's film Treasure Island Kids: The Battle for Treasure Island, starring Randy Quaid, was released on DVD. Born in Hull, Yorkshire, Gavin emigrated with his family to New Zealand in 1961. At 17 he spent a year as a volunteer teacher in the jungles of Borneo, working with the children of head-hunters, after which he studied history and political science at Victoria University of Wellington, and journalism at the Wellington Polytechnic. He returned to Britain overland across Asia in 1973, traveling through Sri Lanka, Kashmir, Afghanistan and Iran, and worked for Shelter, the British housing charity, before joining the Times Educational Supplement, from which base he also wrote features for The Times. After five years as a reporter and program anchor for BBC Radio, Gavin began in 1980 making films for BBC Television’s Newsnight, covering literary as well as political subjects; among his interviewees, J.B. Priestley, Christopher Isherwood, Iris Murdoch and John Fowles. He then made documentaries on science and culture for series such as Horizon and Man Alive before joining Channel 4 News, for which he made films until 1990. Following the death of Maurice Macmillan in 1984, son of the former British Prime Minister and MP for Surrey South West Harold Macmillan, Gavin Scott was selected and stood as a Liberal here at the Parliamentary Byelection for the Liberal/SDP Alliance and came within 2600 votes of taking the seat from the Conservative candidate Virginia Bottomley who went on to serve in John Major's cabinet. It was during this time that he started writing novels, including Hot Pursuit, about a Russian satellite that crashed in New Zealand, and A Flight of Lies, about the hunt for the bones of Peking Man. He has recently written a Dickensian historical novel set in the nineteenth century, The Adventures of Toby Wey. Gavin is also a sculptor, creating shadow boxes similar to those of Joseph Cornell, using mass-produced toys as his medium. He lives with his family in Santa Monica, California, and recently finished writing the script of Absolutely Anything with Terry Jones. more…

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