I guess this has been mentioned in other threads, but I thought it worthwhile to alert HTFers about what's on the new Criterion version of Belle et la Bete. I thought it was 'only' a better restored version, but in fact, there's a *lot* more on it: Commentary by writer/cultural historian Sir Christopher Frayling Commentary by film historian Arthur Knight Theatrical trailer New high-definition transfer Original opera written for the film by renowned composer Philip Glass Screening at the Majestic, 1995 documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew Interview with cinematographer Henri Alekan Rare behind-the-scenes and publicity stills Original 1945 trailer narrated and directed by Cocteau A note about the film by Cocteau Film restoration demonstration 1995 restoration trailer A reprint of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont's original fable translated from the French Notes by Francis Steegmuller, from the definitive book Cocteau: A Biography New and improved English subtitle translation [source: Play 247] Amongst other things, the whole Philip Glass opera (I realise this will not appeal to everyone!) that several of us expressed a longing for in an earlier thread. A shame that this marvellous release seems to have sneaked out under the radar whilst trash like Straw Dogs (also coming out on Criterion, for those who haven't heard) will no doubt get a lot more publicity.