La Belle et la Bete is getting a DVD release on June 26, 2014. Bizarrely, there’s no hope of it being released in English, and no hope of an international version with English subtitles. (x) (movie trailer)
The movie’s art book listed some of the influences for the stunning visuals, including Shadow of the Colossus, Legend, and Hayao Miyazaki films.
"I imagined the land of the Beast as an enclave. A lost world, an oasis of spring surrounded by walls of ice, with winter raging on the other side. In this pocket outside time, Belle finds herself dressed as if it was three centuries ago…."