Rent Barbarella (1968)

3.2 of 5 from 120 ratings
1h 34min
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Synopsis:
Barbarella is marked by the same audacity and originality, fantasy, humour, beauty and horror, cruelty and eroticism that make comic books such a favourite. The setting is the planet Lythion in the year 40,000, when Barbarella (Jane Fonda) makes a forced landing while travelling through space. She acts like a female James Bond, vanquishing evil in the forms of robots and monsters. She also rewards, in an uninhibited manner, the handsome men who assist her in the adventure. Whether she is wrestling with Black Guards, the evil Queen, or the Angel Pygar, she just can't seem to avoid losing at least part of her skin-tight space suit!
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , , , , Marie Therese Chevallier, , , , Vita Borg, Chantal Cachin, Fabienne Fabre, Sergio Ferrero
Directors:
Producers:
Dino de Laurentiis
Voiced By:
Robert Rietty, Joan Greenwood
Writers:
Jean-Claude Forest, Claude Brulé
Studio:
Paramount
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Countries:
France, Classics, Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/10/2000
Run Time:
94 minutes
Languages:
English, German, Spanish
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
30/07/2012
Run Time:
98 minutes
Languages:
English, French, Spanish
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (2) of Barbarella

No-one would make this film now, we're all too staid. - Barbarella review by ND

Spoiler Alert
06/02/2018

This film is 50 years old this year and you have to accept that it's dated and directed by a Frenchman. However, the 20-something Jane Fonda is a feast for the eyes and worth the rental at twice the price. I believe the correct term to be applied is "Phwoar."

The plot is nonsense but the acting performances are sublime. To work this sort of thing needs to be performed dead-pan and it is, there are no duff characters. It's actually very funny in places. Plus you get to know where the band Duran Duran got their name from.

It's unashamedly sexist but that's the way things were then - I've seen much worse, there's no horrible humiliation. The erotic costumes wouldn't make it into mainstream cinema, though. I watched it with my 20 y.o. son and his eyes were out on stalks. The routine awfulness of the internet completely lacks the irony, humour and gentle eroticism of Barbarella. In its unique way it's a bit of a masterpiece.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Dated (60's) - Barbarella review by Swambi

Spoiler Alert
11/08/2005

You may want to see this for the wacky comedy element, but don't expect to take it seriously - unless you are able to toatally suspend all rational thought! Incredibly 60's. & if you are expecting anything erotic, I didn't notice it. However, you may want to see it as an interestic piece of the history of film-making.

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