This extended cut version runs 112 minutes and features both the original French language (Dolby 5.1) or the official English dub (Dolby 5.1). Subtitles are available in English. This special-edition is packaged in a foil-embossed slipcase. This DVD is anamorphic widescreen.
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec [France, 2010] DVD
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BOTH the original French audio in 5.1 Dolby Digital
AND English 5.1 Dolby Digital
as well as ONLY English subtitles
It's also 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
and runs 112 minutes and is NTSC video format
And it is Region 0, not Region 1. This DVD is Region Free and will play worldwide.
Set in Paris, 1911, Adele is a French explorer and journalist scouring the globe for a cure to her sister's catatonia (brought on by a hat-pin to the brain, though I'll let you see the exact circumstances of this for yourself). Against her publisher's wishes, she heads to Egypt in order to uncover the tomb of Padmosis, said to have been the physician to Ramses II. But what good is a doctor who has been dead for thousands of years? Well, it turns out that Adele is friends with an old professor who has unlocked the secret to resurrecting the dead. While Adele is away, he decides to practice his technique by hatching a pterodactyl egg from the prehistoric museum. By the time Adele returns to Paris, the pterodactyl is terrorizing the citizens of the city and the hunt is on to shoot it down.Read more ›
My original 2010 was 112 minutes long and had both the original French language version that one could watch with or without subtitles, plus it had a dubbed version so I could watch it in English as well. The dubbed version was well done with excellent voice actors.
The Blu-ray version was not the same movie. It had been cut to 107 minutes, even though there was no notice anywhere I could find that mentioned it was edited. I then saw they brought out a Director's Cut Blu-ray, but all that did, as far as I can tell, was restore a few seconds of a scene where Adele is sitting in the bathtub thinking, then stands up and you can see a few seconds of her bare breasts before she turns away. I didn't buy the Director's Cut, but it is listed at 107 minutes as well, so it is still a cut version of the film.
Amazon has this bad habit of applying all the reviews to every version of a movie, so quite often you can't tell which version the reviewer is talking about. Sometimes they mention which version, but most of the time the reviewer does not.
I count 12 versions of this movie for sale by Amazon right now, but only one of them is the original 112 minute uncut version as far as I can tell. If you want that one, it is the DVD that has [France, 2010] in the title and has a cover with a picture of Adele on the left, a picture of the mummy on the right with his hand on the bottom center of the cover, and the pterodactyl flying in the top middle of the cover. Right now it's only sold by a third party vendor, tho that may change in the future.
So before you say this review wasn't helpful because I gave it 1-star, I'm giving 1 star solely for the release and not for the movie. Shout! is being greedy and trying to get people to buy it twice. If you support that then go ahead and say I'm not helpful.
I hope others who read this also post similar reviews so that they realize they can't treat their customers like this.
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