Blu-ray, DVD Release: A Monster in Paris

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 16, 2013
Price: DVD $14.97, Blu-ray 3D Combo $24.97
Studio: Shout! Factory


A Monster in ParisThe French animated movie A Monster in Paris offers a new twist on the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast.

Rated PG, the foreign romance film tells the story of Franc, a monster created from a reaction between a flea and a crazy scientist’s mystery potion. Despite his strange looks, Franc is a soft-centered soul with a talent for music who becomes the talk of the town with the help of enchanting nightclub singer Lucille. But Franc also attracts the attention of Paris’ egotistical police commissioner, who’s hell bent on securing a big prize to help his battle to become mayor.

A Monster in Paris was produced by Luc Besson (Lockout) and written and directed by Bibo Bergeron (Shark Tale). The movie features the voices of Catherine O’Hara (Frankenweenie), Adam Goldberg (Miss Nobody), Bob Balaban (Howl) and Danny Huston (Hitchcock), as well as the singing of Vanessa Paradis and Sean Lennon.

Critics lauded the foreign film, giving it 83% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes.

The Blu-ray 3D Combo offers A Monster in Paris on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D, plus a downloadable digital copy of the movie.

Here’s the sweet and charming trailer:

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.