B and B Movie Collection

A French Prince is hosting a debutante ball at his castle when an elderly beggar woman appears. Seeking shelter from the cold, she offers a single rose as payment only to be turned away for her haggard appearance. When the Prince ignores her warning to not be deceived by appearances, the old woman reveals herself to be a beautiful enchantress and transforms the Prince into a monstrous Beast and his servants into various household objects.

All memories of the Prince and the castle are wiped from the guests' memories. The enchantress then proceeds to hex the rose before warning the Beast that he will remain in his cursed state unless he learns to love another and earns her love in return by the time the last petal falls.

Years later, in the village of Villeneuve, an eccentric bookworm named Belle begins going through a stroll in her town where an egotistical hunter and former soldier named Gaston tries in vain to woo Belle and marry her, but due to his attitude, she repeatedly turns him down.

Unknown to Gaston, his flamboyant sidekick, LeFou, has an attraction to him. Belle lives with her father, a music-box inventor named Maurice, who is overprotective of her due to the death of her mother when Belle was a child.

When Maurice leaves to sell his music boxes, he and his horse, Phillipe, suddenly finds themselves at a mysterious castle at nightfall, where, after eating a fathomable dinner, immediately leaves after supposedly hearing a teacup talk, but plucks a rose from a nearby bush before leaving, drawing the attention of an unseen creature, who frightens Maurice off Phillipe and drags him away.

Phillipe comes back to the village and Belle, seeing that something bad must have happened to Maurice, rides on the horse all the way to the castle. There, she sees Maurice locked up in a dungeon and she pleads with his captor, who is actually the Prince turned into a Beast, to release him and even lets herself be taken in his place, despite Maurice’s objections.

Belle wallows in sorrow in the dungeon, but she is suddenly released by the castle's bouteiller, Lumiere, who was turned into a candelabra as a result of the Enchantress's curse. He gives her a more comfortable room, despite of the objections of the castle's majordomo, Cogsworth, who was turned into a mantel clock.

Belle acquaints herself with the other castle patrons who were cursed like the head of the castle's kitchen staff, Mrs. Potts who was turned into a teapot; her son Chip who was turned into a teacup; court composer, Maestro Cadenza, who was turned into a harpsichord; Cadenza's wife and opera singer, Madame de Garderobe who was turned into a wardrobe; and the maid and Lumiere's girlfriend Plumette who was turned into a feather duster.

After the staff treat Belle to dinner, she goes upstairs to the Beast's restricted area in the West Wing, where she sees the Enchanted Rose and attempts to touch it, but the Beast finds her and scares her out. She rides out into the forest with Phillipe, but is soon attacked by wolves, prompting the Beast to rescue her. As she takes him back at the castle to recuperate, Mrs. Potts informs Belle that the Beast's nature stems from under the care of his cruel father after his kind mother died, causing Belle to sympathize with the Beast.

Meanwhile, Maurice tries to get help to save Belle from the Beast's castle, but everyone calls him crazy. Gaston goes with him to gain his approval to marry Belle, but soon tires of Maurice's seemingly far-fetched tale and reveals his true colors to him, prompting Maurice to deny him of Belle.

In revenge, Gaston chains Maurice to a tree, much to LeFou's dismay. However, Maurice is rescued by a villager named Agathe and he returns to the village to persecute Gaston of leaving him to the wolves. Although some of the villagers defend Maurice, Gaston persuades the village that Maurice is insane and needs to be dealt with.

Back at the castle, the Beast begins to make himself a better person over time with help from Belle. After giving Belle access to a library, he also shows Belle another magical item left by the Enchantress, a book that allows you to go to anywhere you want and Belle uses it to send the two to Paris where they enter a small house that Belle used to live in with her parents, but discovers that it's old and abandoned and soon learns from a doctrine mask that her mother died from the plague.

Soon, the two share a romantic dance in the castle's ballroom. After which, the Beast senses Belle missing her father, so he uses the magic mirror to show him to her, but she reacts in terror when she sees the villagers assault him.

With his heart now warm, the Beast allows Belle to leave the castle to save Maurice and gives her the magic mirror so that she can have something to look back at him with. His servants react in shock at this.

After Belle returns to the village, she uses the magic mirror to prove Maurice's sanity, but the villagers react with fear and realizing that Belle loves the Beast; Gaston rallies the villagers to attack the Beast convincing that the Beast is a man-eating monster viewed as a threat, locking Belle in the asylum coach with Maurice to prevent her from warning the Beast.

With the help from Maurice, Belle escapes from the coach and rides Phillipe to save the Beast. Meanwhile, the servants manages to repel the villagers when they arrive at the castle where LeFou soon defects from Gaston's side. Gaston manages to find the Beast, who is wallowing in sadness after releasing Belle, and apparently shoots him dead with his gun and falls off the rooftop. When Belle arrives, Gaston gloats about his victory, but soon the Beast gets up and fights Gaston and he gains the upperhand, but instead of killing Gaston, he instead orders him to leave.

The Beast goes to reunite with Belle, but Gaston fatally shoots the Beast from a footbridge, but his victory is cut short when it crumbles and he falls to his death.

The Beast soon dies in Belle's arms, much to her distress and soon, all of the enchanted staff lose their anthropomorphic state and turn into actual, non-living items. Agathe enters the Beast's room just as Belle confesses her love for the Beast, before revealing herself to be the Enchantress when she turns the petals into enchanted dust and sends them to the Beast, slowly turning him back into a human, resurrecting him, and reversing the curse. As the newly restored Prince and Belle kiss, the rest of the staff turn back from objects into humans and soon, Mrs. Potts is reunited with her husband, Jean, the potter of Villeneuve.

The film ends with Belle dancing with the Prince in the ballroom as everyone watches in delight and as she is now living contently with her new family.

Beauty and the Beast is a 2017 British/American musical, romantic, and dark fantasy film directed by Bill Condon from a screenplay written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos, produced by Mandeville Films and Walt Disney Pictures.

The film is a live-action remake of Disney's 1991 animated film of the same name, itself being an adaptation of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont's fairy tale. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as the titular characters with Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson. In the film, Belle is taken prisoner by a fearsome Beast in his enchanted castle and she learns to look beyond his appearance while evading a narcissistic hunter who seeks to take Belle for himself.

Principal photography began at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England on May 18, 2015, and ended on August 21. Beauty and the Beast premiered on February 23, 2017, at Spencer House in London and is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 17, 2017, in the standard, Disney Digital 3-D, RealD 3D, and IMAX formats along with Dolby Cinema.