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Beauty & the Beast: The First Season

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 9/25/13

I really enjoy watching this show every week. If you haven't watched it, or you only saw a few episodes and wrote it off, you are really missing out. It's a very good show with many layers.

Those who loved the 1980's show may be disappointed in the changes, but otherwise it's a very different show and maybe even better than that one. The "beast" is a very handsome guy, but he turns into a beast. His is more of an inner beast than anything else.  Kristin Kreuk is great as always as a tough cop.

The DVD is a good set and has quite a few extras. You can listen to commentary on the pilot or see some deleted scenes from some of the episodes. The other features are all on the last disk. There's one about the show's first season in review; there's one all about making up Vincent and the other beasts; one is about costumes; and lastly, there's a great gag reel that's fun to watch.

Buy this for your favorite science fiction or fantasy fan! They will enjoy it.





DVD To Be Released on October 1

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (July 18, 2013) – The BEAUTY & THE BEAST – THE FIRST SEASON DVD will be released on October 1, it was announced today during a “Beauty & the Beast” panel with cast and producers at San Diego Comic-Con International 2013. Fans in attendance also received a sneak peek of the gag reel, which is included in the DVD collection from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution.

In addition to all 22 episodes of the first season, the six-disc DVD collection boasts numerous deleted scenes and never-before-seen featurettes including:

  • Audio Commentary – Discover the thought process to the beginning of the hit series as Executive Producers Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper reflect on the pilot episode.
  • Season in Review: The Beginning – Take a look back at the successful first season with all-new interviews from the cast and crew.
  • Dressing the Beauty – From the costume department’s trailer, go inside Catherine “Cat” Chandler’s wardrobe as Costume Designer Catherine Ashton shares her process in styling television’s newest female icon.
  • Creating the Beast – Explore the practical techniques used to transform Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan) from tortured doctor to vicious beast. Beginning with makeup and wardrobe, and then on set, this feature includes interviews with the talented creators, artists and Ryan himself about what it really takes to create the beast.
Full of suspense and romance, BEAUTY & THE BEAST stars Kristen Kreuk and Jay Ryan, who bring to life the modern-day spin on the beloved classic tale. Homicide detective Catherine “Cat” Chandler (Kreuk) teams with the mysterious Dr. Vincent Keller (Ryan), the man who saved her life years earlier and who has a terrible secret - when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses.  They develop a complex relationship, understanding that their connection is extremely dangerous for both of them.

The BEAUTY & THE BEAST – THE FIRST SEASON DVD set will be available nationwide in the US and Canada for the suggested retail price of $54.99 US and $57.99 CAN.  The DVD is presented in 16x9 Full Frame with English 5.1 & English 2.0 audio and English SDH, Latin American Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles. It is Not Rated in the U.S. and rated PG in Canada.  The total running time is approximately 15 hours and 23 minutes.  The disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:


·       Pilot

·       Proceed With Caution

·       All In

·       Basic Instinct

Special Features:

·       Commentary on the “Pilot” by Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper

·       Deleted Scene

Disc Two:


·       Saturn Returns

·       Worth

·       Out Of Control

·       Trapped

Special Features:

·       Deleted Scenes

Disc Three:


·           Bridesmaid Up!

·           Seeing Red

·           On Thin Ice

·           Cold Turkey

Special Features:

·       Deleted Scenes

Disc Four:


·         Trust No One

·         Tough Love

·         Any Means Possible

·         Insatiable

Special Features:

·       Deleted Scenes

Disc Five:


·         Partners In Crime

·         Heart Of Darkness

·         Playing With Fire

Special Features:

·       Deleted Scenes

Disc Six:


·       Anniversary

·       Date Night

·       Never Turn Back

Special Features:

·       Season In Review: The Beginning

·       Dressing the Beauty

·       Creating the Beast

·       Deleted Scene

·       Gag Reel

CBS Home Entertainment manages the worldwide DVD and Blu-ray businesses for the CBS Corporation across all lines of content including current hits and classic series from the vast CBS library, as well as new releases from Showtime Video.  CBS Home Entertainment products are released on the CBS DVD and CBS Blu-ray labels.  

Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for certain DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment titles.  PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.


  • Street Date: October 1, 2013
  • Pricing: $54.99 US / $57.99 CAN
  • Catalog #: 144304
  • Runtime: 15 hours, 23 minutes
  • U.S. Rating: Not Rated
  • CAN Rating: PG

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