BarbarellaDirector: Roger Vadim
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In 1965 Jane Fonda married French director Roger Vadim, who had enjoyed spectacular success with his convention-breaking film And God Created Woman, which starred his then-wife Brigitte Bardot. Vadim cast Fonda as the title character in his colorful 1968 Panavision film Barbarella, Queen of the Galaxy, and the results shine on DVD. The film is presented in widescreen format which does the bizarre sets and landscapes justice. It also comes in Dolby Digital stereo and can be played in English or French. Also included are the standard interactive menus and scene selections, as well as the original theatrical trailer, which in and of itself is a great example of true kitsch from this bygone era. Unfortunately, the DVD does not include any information on the actors or director, or a history of the film's production. For such a bizarre and campy film, some sort of additional information would have been appreciated, especially for the uninitiated, who are probably wondering how on earth Jane Fonda came to make this film.
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Cast & Crew
|John Phillip Law||Pygar|
|Anita Pallenberg||Black Queen|
|Milo O'Shea||Durand-Durand, The Concierge|
|Joan Greenwood||The Great Tyrant [uncredited]|
|Maria Theresa Orsini||Suicide Girl (uncredited)|
|Marie Therese Chevallier||Glossina|
|Marcel Marceau||Prof. Ping|
|Talitha Pol||Pipe-smoking girl|
|Antonio Sabato||Jean-Paul (uncredited)|
|Ugo Tognazzi||Mark Hand|
|Claude Dauphin||President of Earth|
|Veronique Vendell||Captain Moon|
|Serge Marquand||Captain Sun|
|Bob Crewe||Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Dino de Laurentiis||Producer|
|Enrico Fea||Art Director|
|Jacques Fonteray||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Charles Fox||Score Composer|
|Mario Garbuglia||Production Designer|
|David Hildyard||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Carlo Lastricati||Asst. Director|
|Clement Biddle Wood||Screenwriter|
0. Scene Selection
Message From The President
Saved By The Hunters
Love The Old Fashioned Way
Barbarella and Pygar Land In Sogo
The Chamber Of Ultimagte Solutions
The Great Tyrant
Love The Modern Way
Barbarella Joins The Revolution
Dr. Duran's Music Machine
The Chamber of Dreams
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I first saw this as a theatrical release when I was 16. I had the album and wore it out-great soundtrack. Tell me if I'm wrong, are some of the more risque scenes altered or cut? I thought Ms. Fonda was a lot more nude in the original. Rumor has it she had it done to protect her more recent image. It is still a wonderfully fun adult-themed movie. Pure joy.
Barbarella, is simply a campy vehicle for spouting about the 60's more than anything else. With its psychedelic rock score, it's hallucinogenic surrealism, and it's sexually charged plot line, not to mention utter silliness, it does fulfill its purpose of getting Jane Fonda naked, but folks, make no mistake about it, this is truly awful cinema.
This movie is entertaining. It is based on a comic or scifi book and I think it has that comic feel. There is a costume change every ten minutes and they are some awesome costumes. This movie is not a serious film and is perfect for those underground/B movie fans!
"An angel has no memory..." is worth the whole movie. Forgiveness? And the music during the aerial battle scence is really fun. But nothing surpasses the machine-attempt to overload Barbarella, and Anita Pallenberg's try too. Puritans in sheep's clothing may say it's bad, but we know it's a young boy's wet dream on film. It was originally a funny-paper CARTOON, and you can do anything in a cartoon. Some lack of tolerance should be ignored by freethinkers.
I have been trying to see this movie for ages, since I have a love for cheesy grade B type flicks. (Yes, I do own Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, and I do know the theme song by heart!) I was laughing so hard at the barely disguised sexual inuedo throughout the entire movie, and loved the costuming- where else can a girl get a new outfit every ten minutes? And the love organ? I want one of those!
I remember the first time I saw this movie when I was about 13 years old - maybe younger (I know, I was a little young, but their wasn't anything in the movie I couldn't figure out). I am an major fan of sci-fi (particularly Dr.Who) and I remembered how awsome the music in this movie was. I reason why I like it so much, other then the fact that it had good music and had an awsome storyline, is that it moves around alot and you see alot of the area where Barbarella moves around in. I miss seeing this movie (I went looking for it in the rental store and couldn't find it). But I still remember how great it was.
This DVD would better serve as a drink coaster, folks.....it's that bad.