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Barbarella [Blu-ray] (1968)

Jane Fonda , John Phillip Law , Roger Vadim  |  PG |  Blu-ray
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (254 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O'Shea, Marcel Marceau
  • Directors: Roger Vadim
  • Writers: Roger Vadim, Brian Degas, Claude Brulé, Clement Biddle Wood, Jean-Claude Forest
  • Format: Blu-ray, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: July 3, 2012
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (254 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006YZOXHQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,471 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Barbarella [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Barbarella is marked by the same audacity and originality, fantasy, humor, beauty and horror, cruelty and eroticism that make comic books such a favorite. The setting is the planet Lythion in the year 40,000, when Barbarella (Jane Fonda) makes a forced landing while traveling 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 a part of her skin-tight space suit!

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168 of 179 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An ANGEL is LOVE! August 13, 2003
Format:DVD
You want classic Sci Fi with visionary special effects and mind-bending themes? Check out STAR WARS or 2001! You want a zero gravity striptease, costumes that fall off at a moment's notice, and a space craft with wall to wall shag carpeting traveling through a lava lamp? BARBARELLA fits the bill! This is the widescreen DVD version with no edits. Although I have heard rumors of a more racy cut somewhere out there, this is not the PG rerelease from the 70s. See the movie Jane Fonda wants you to forget! Too bad because she's sexy, funny, and beautiful here. Groove to the soundtrack of Phil Spector rip-offs, watch in awe as she seduces ... well... everyone in the film (incuding a female tyrant with a horn!). But still, it's pretty tame and innocent fun. I watch this when I want to be in a good mood. It's silly, fluffy fun! A pink bunny if you will.
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65 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Barbarella Psychadella June 22, 2001
Format:DVD
This film, along with other stunning classics such as "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls," are sure proof that the age of really, really bad yet good films is behind us. Set in the 41st Century, the hypersexual Barbarella goes in search of the evil renegade scientist Duran Duran and manages to stumble across what must be the grooviest planet this side of "Vegas in Space." In her quest to find Duran Duran ("Pardon me, but do you know Duran Duran?"), Barbarella manages to shag half the planet and pique the prurient interest of the evil, yet uber-sensual bisexual queen ("hello, my pretty, pretty"). After demolishing the amazing Orgasmatron and getting herself locked into the queen's funky chamber of dreams, Barbarella saves the day with a bubble of goodness and some help from her blind angel friend Pygor. The unbelievably bad acting in this film is very well counterbalanced by the fabulous Pucciesque fun fur sets and amazing special effects (i.e. Everytime Barbarella has an orgasm her hair instantaneously perms itself!) It's impossible, given our current climate of cynicism, to produce good quality camp like this today. All attempts to reproduce a movie this overwhelmingly bad would just have to fail. Yet, I cannot recommend this film highly enough - run, do not walk, to see it.
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46 of 51 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars BARBARELLA PSYCHEDELLA..... October 12, 2002
Format:DVD
Roger Vadim's sexy sci-fi opus starring his then wife Jane Fonda as the outer space adventuress Barbarella opens with the now famous strip-tease scene over the opening credits. Fonda peels out of her space suit accompanied by the sexy sixties pop theme song. She is totally nude but discretely covered here and there by her arm or a letter from the credits. You can still see her breasts anyway. Based on a notorious French comic strip character, this futuristic saga is more of a fetishistic ode by Vadim to Fonda's kittenish sexuality. Through all of her sexual escapades throughout the film, he focuses (like he did with Bardot) on her beauty and body whether nude or clad in skimpy "futuristic" costumes. What stuns me is this got a "PG" on DVD. It's too raunchy for a "PG". Parents should be cautioned before letting their kids see this. Although, older boys will find it a turn on like their fathers did---but it's very campy and a lot of the humor will be lost on today's generation. Still, it's a nice time capsule for what the sixties had going on and Fonda is beautiful.
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars From a Galaxy Far, Far Away August 7, 2008
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I can remember standing in a long line to get in to see this movie back in 1968, the year it was originally released. I was 12 years old, and my dad had dropped off me and my best friend, thinking that we were going to watch another juvenille sci-fi extravaganza, for which I had developed an extreme fondness. It was the dead of winter and there was snow falling, but we perservered, having heard that we would have the opportunity to see Jane Fonda buck naked, and, above all else, we wanted to be the first in our school to lay claim to that dubious achievement. However, the lady in the ticket booth had other ideas. Although we were 12 years old, we looked no older than 9 or 10, which didn't matter anyway, since we needed to be 16 to get into the movie. So, we didn't see "Barbarella", or Jane Fonda's flaunted nudity, and my father had to immediately turn around and make an 18 mile drive back to pick us up in falling snow, with my mom lecturing him, loudly, all the way home about "parental responsibility" and "pornography". And so it was that, 40 years later, give or take, I decided to order "Barbarella" from Amazon and find out what the fuss was all about and why I couldn't get into see this movie back when it first came out.

Well, for starters, there is nudity, for sure, but it's often fleeting and almost demure. There are breasts, a glimpse of buttocks, and...wait...was that what it looked like? Hard to tell and, at this stage, even harder to care. Jane looks good in the title role and she's funny; "Barbarella" may have been the last time that she was allowed to demonstrate any comic ability in a film for almost a decade. Sure, she was sensational in "Klute", perfection in "Julia" and "Coming Home", but she was a lot more fun in "Barbarella".
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best camp movie ever! February 21, 2002
Format:VHS Tape
I remember vividly the first time I saw that film. It was in 1978 and I was only 10 years old. I was trying to find something to watch on television and then, saw the first scene at the beginning where a woman in a space suit strips, ending up completely nude. The scene begins as the space "bubble" on her head gradually lowers, revealing Barbarella's face for the first time. Breathtaking is not strong enough a word. In my opinion, she was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen up until that time and I was instantly hooked.
The combination of the music, which is also a very strong element here, in total harmony with the highly satirical tone not to mention those cheesy sets are all dead-on perfect. Everything was put there to create a world where a highly sensual creature like Barbarella could flourish. Jane really knocked all my senses in terms of feminine beauty in this movie. She looks like some living Barbie doll, with breathtaking features and a gorgeous mane of thick blond hair: the perfect sex kitten always eager and ready for sex.
This is a truly wonderful performance from a great actress. She deliberately plays the character as a "bimbo" while letting the audience in on the joke. Here is this very intelligent woman playing some "nymphet" in the most convincing way possible. She ends up sleeping with practically every man she encounters even though the sex is only suggested through some clever images. And all the while, she lets the audience knows in very subtle ways that she's acting in parody mode. That is probably the most interesting aspect of her performance. Even with simple lines like "Oh", "But that's monstrous!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars No, just no
How can I put this? This movie was a scary borderline porno-ish freaky thing that should never been seen. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Frenchi
4.0 out of 5 stars fun and funny to watch
wow what a time piece. it would be great to see this remade but still with the 60's vibe all that fur in one move........
Published 11 days ago by Pen Name
1.0 out of 5 stars Jane's Femininity
Supposedly was an uncut version & was not. It had the acclaimed beginning nude scene masked with titles & of little noteworthy attention, but later scenes of Jane in beautiful &... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Robert Meacham
4.0 out of 5 stars Queen for a Day
Let me be clear. I think Jane Fonda should have been executed for treason against our country. However, this was an early effort of hers' and her sex kitten role was on point... Read more
Published 19 days ago by W. C. HAKE
5.0 out of 5 stars one great movie
This movie was ahead of its time. Jane Fonda as a barely clothed sexy space vixen adventurer. Wow this is a collection must.
Published 1 month ago by anthony collins
4.0 out of 5 stars So bad, it's good
Barbarella is a movie that is easy to find fault with, but I cannot help but think that those who deride its cheap sets, laughable plot, horrendous special effects and overacting... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Darren Harrison
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Sixties Film
This film was just what I was expecting! I ordered this for an American Popular Culture: The Sixties.Good price with fast shipping.
Published 1 month ago by L. Strelluf
3.0 out of 5 stars Classic old sci fi.
Not a very good movie, but fun campy old sci fi movie. It is a movie that any sci fi person finds interesting even though not much of a movie.
Published 1 month ago by John O. Kinnick
4.0 out of 5 stars Campy Classic
Enjoyable campy classic. Jane Fonda is a classic beauty. A fun piece, ripe for a remake. Check it out with a bowl of popcorn.
Published 1 month ago by Savita
3.0 out of 5 stars Flash from another era
This is a crazy movie, ridiculous most of the time. But just to see the astonishing beauty of Jane Fonda at that age is worth watching this raunchy work.
Published 1 month ago by Leopoldo Cruz
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