Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

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Overview

Less a parody of the early James Bond film than a parody of the films that parodied the early James Bond films, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery stars Mike Myers as Austin Powers, by day a hipster fashion photographer in mid-'60s swingin' London and by night a crime-fighting secret agent. Austin's wardrobe is pure Carnaby Street at its most outrageous, his vocabulary is crowded by the cool lingo of the day "Groovy, baby! Yeah!!", and he's irresistible to women, despite the fact that he can be ...
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Overview

Less a parody of the early James Bond film than a parody of the films that parodied the early James Bond films, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery stars Mike Myers as Austin Powers, by day a hipster fashion photographer in mid-'60s swingin' London and by night a crime-fighting secret agent. Austin's wardrobe is pure Carnaby Street at its most outrageous, his vocabulary is crowded by the cool lingo of the day "Groovy, baby! Yeah!!", and he's irresistible to women, despite the fact that he can be charitably described as "stocky" and has teeth that strike fear into any practicing dentist. When his nemesis, the arch-enemy Dr. Evil also played by Myers, has himself cryogenically frozen and sent into space, Powers also has himself put on ice so he can be thawed out when Dr. Evil returns. Come 1997, Dr. Evil returns to Earth and is back to his old tricks, so Austin is thawed out and returned to active service -- though he soon discovers his style doesn't play so well 30 years on. The supporting cast includes Elizabeth Hurley as Austin's sidekick, Vanessa Kensington; Michael York as his boss, Basil Exposition; Robert Wagner as Dr. Evil's assistant, Number Two; and Seth Green as Dr. Evil's troubled son, Scott Evil. Ming Tea, the swingin' pop band that periodically backs up Austin, includes real life pop-rockers Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery was a mild box-office hit but an even bigger success on home video, which led to the 1999 sequel, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
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Special Features

Commentary by Mike Myers and Director Jay Roach; ; Deleted Scenes, Including 2 Alternate Endings; Theatrical Trailer
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Editorial Reviews

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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a hip, hilarious take-off of 1960s spy adventures -- such as the James Bond films or Our Man Flint -- that goes beyond mere parody. It's evident that creator Mike Myers, co-star Elizabeth Hurley, and everyone else involved seem to be having a tremendous amount of fun with the project. Myers supplies not one, but two rich comic creations: the title hero and his arch-nemesis Dr. Evil. The film's fish-out-of-water scenario could easily have been stretched much too thin; though the premise does occasionally flag, Myers peppers the film with offbeat tangents and great cameos from stars such as Tom Arnold, Carrie Fisher, and pop impresario Burt Bacharach. Austin Powers' humor is broad, to be sure, but like many broad cult comedies, the film gets better and better with repeat viewings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/4/2011
  • UPC: 794043144752
  • Original Release: 1997
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  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:29:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 30,447

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mike Myers Austin Powers, Dr. Evil
Elizabeth Hurley Vanessa Kensington
Robert Wagner Number Two
Michael York Basil Exposition
Mindy Sterling Frau Farbissina
Seth Green Scott Evil
Mimi Rogers Mrs. Kensington
Will Ferrell Mustafa
Fabiana Udenio Alotta Fagina
Paul Dillon Patty O'Brien
Carrie Fisher Therapist
Clint Howard Johnson Ritter
Charles Napier Cmdr. Gilmour
Joe Son Random Task
Technical Credits
Jay Roach Director
Douglas Aarniokoski Asst. Director
Deena Appel Costumes/Costume Designer
Cynthia Kay Charette Production Designer
George S. Clinton Score Composer
Peter Deming Cinematographer
Eric McLeod Executive Producer
Todd Mike Producer
Demi Moore Producer
Mike Myers Producer, Screenwriter
Debra Neil-Fisher Editor
Dan Olexiewicz Art Director
John Papsidera Casting
Claire Rudnick Polstein Executive Producer
Suzanne Todd Producer
Jennifer Todd Producer
Mark Ulano Sound/Sound Designer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    What's so great? I have no idea.

    Of course, the entire world has probably seen this movie by now, right? Well...everyone except me. I just now saw it and I have to say...why does everyone love it so much?<BR/><BR/>I did not find it funny. I laughed once, if I remember correctly with the "No, but that's where you are. You're there!" part. That was it. I know the movie is supposed to be kind of cheesy but the script it beyond cheesy. It's just stupid. The humor? You might find it funny if you're five. It relies much too heavily on sexual jokes and innuendos that it's just idiotic. That's about 95% of the "humor" in it.<BR/>The acting...well, I suppose they played the characters well. How they were supposed to anyways, not saying the characters themselves were good. They were really quite annoying.<BR/><BR/>I personally found this to be one to just be flat out stupid. It was boring and slow too. I found myself constantly looking at the clock, wondering how much longer it was and debating on whether or not I should keep going, just hoping it may get better. It didn't.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The First Movie in The Series and Absolutely Hilarious!

    I like all three of the movies in the Austen Powers series and this one is the first movie and is absolutely hilarious and a very fun movie to watch!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My all-time favorite comedy.

    Austin Powers has everything--sexy spies, goofy gags, clever disquises, a fiendish supervillain, and Mike Meyers, who has a special sticky gooey place in my heart. I know everyone in the world has seen it three times at least at this point and loves it just as much as I do, so I'm not sure why I'm writing this. But yeah, Austin Powers! Great movie!

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