What's on at Phoenix Picturehouse - Vintage Sundays
The fairy tale-inspired Disney classic is back on the big screen.
Set in a French village in the heart of a majestic forest, it tells the story of wholesome bookworm Belle (O'Hara, ENCHANTED), who sets out to rescue her father Maurice after he stumbles into the castle of the eponymous hirsute prince one fateful snowy night.
After making her way to the castle Belle offers to take her father's place as the Beast's prisoner, prompting a rescue mission led by egotistical local hunter Gaston, who wishes to make Belle his bride.
Having more than stood the test of time, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST remains one of the most captivating animated features of the past few decades.
Rob Reiner's classic 1987 fairytale with a healthy dose of tongue-in-cheek humour, THE PRINCESS BRIDE remains as fresh and as entertaining today as when it was first released.
All the standard fairytale characters are here - the handsome prince, the beautiful princess, the ugly but good-hearted ogre, the evil king and the wise old man with a knack for potion making - but holding it all together is the inimitable humour of its creators William Goldman (novel and screenplay), Mel Brooks (producer) and of course Rob Reiner at the helm.
THE PRINCESS BRIDE will have you rolling about with laughter and by the time it's finished you'll want to repeat the journey all over again.
Director: Richard Thorpe. Starring: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Vaughn Taylor. USA 1957. 95 mins.
One of the best of Elvis Presley's pre-Army films, Jailhouse Rock offers us the sensual, ‘dangerous’ Elvis that won the hearts of the kids and earned the animosity of their elders. Presley plays Vince Everett, a young buck who accidentally kills a man while protecting the honour of a woman. He is thrown into prison, and following his performance in the prison show, where ol' swivel-hips score a hit, he decides to stay in showbiz after his release. He sets up his own record company but success goes to his head, and he is deserted by his flunkeys and hangers-on. Everett learns the value of friendship and slowly rebuilds his reputation and career. Seldom would Elvis be so well showcased in the future.