You don't buy this movie for the plot lines; in fact, there is sort of a jumble, but one part comes clear. The mental health medications for just about everyone in this movie are out of adjustment. Everyone has problems, but many of them are humorous. As one might expect from a French movie, the Church certainly gets its share of 'digs' with the priest and his covy of young boys. The women, who are naked a lot, are attractive (not silicone endowed) and fun to watch. The copulating horses get a bit tiresome, but the 'Beast" is perhaps the greatest special effect job since the Ed Wood movies. Almost on par with the fishbowl/ape costume of a science fiction movie some years ago. Perhaps the best part, and most predictable, is the flashback scene when the young woman runs off into the woods; naturally all her clothes get torn off, and the beast attacks her. That was fun to watch, and perhaps worth the price of the DVD. Not Oscar caliber, but some mild fun. A good DVD to watch when the weather is bad outside.