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The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec (BluRay/DVD/Digital Copy) (2013)

Louise Bourgoin , Mathieu Amalric , Luc Besson  |  PG |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Louise Bourgoin, Mathieu Amalric, Gilles Lellouche
  • Directors: Luc Besson
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Shout! Factory
  • DVD Release Date: August 13, 2013
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CPTUNH4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,100 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

The Making Of The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adele Blanc-Sec, Featuring Interviews With Cast And Crew

Deleted Scenes

Music Featurette


Editorial Reviews

From revered filmmaker Luc Besson (Taken, The Fifth Element, Le Femme Nikita) comes the extravagant and wildly vivid adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec, the coolest author and adventurist in all of Paris.


The year is 1912. A 136 million-year old pterodactyl egg, housed on a shelf in the Natural History Museum, has mysteriously hatched, unleashing a prehistoric monster onto the Parisian streets. But nothing fazes Adele, when she finds a connection with the ancient bird and reveals many more extraordinary surprises. Based on the acclaimed historical fantasy books by Jacques Tardi, The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adele Blanc-Sec follows this intrepid adventurer as she uncovers mysterious Egyptian treasures, attempts to tame a wild pterodactyl, eludes dangerous enemies and braves a formidable phenomenon to save her ailing sister.

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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Region 0 version English & French 5.1 Dolby Digital July 24, 2012
By Alan
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
In addition to what little information that Amazon provides for this title;

it has:

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.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Based on a series of graphic novels by Jacques Tardi, "The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec" is best described as a gas-lamp fantasy with a healthy dose of Indiana Jones-style action (and silliness) complete with pterodactyls, mummies, whirlpools, necromancy, big game hunters, Scottie dogs and near-fatal tennis matches. Directed by Luc Besson, (who is also behind The Fifth Element, which should tell you a lot about this film's visual flair), "The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec" is whimsical in nature and frenetic in pace, and the heroine pulls off things that make Indiana Jones's survival of a nuclear explosion by hiding in a fridge seem plausible. It's great.

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.
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103 of 127 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wait for the Director's Cut August 22, 2013
Format:DVD
This movie is very fun, but unfortunately Shout! Factory has decided to release a censored version that removes the briefest of nudity scenes from the movie. A scene actually shown in the theaters. What's worse is they're releasing a "Director's Cut" version in just a few months. That's a rather poor decision considering this version was not advertised as being censored and people who bought it had no idea of a Director's Cut coming out in October.

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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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a Hollywood Film! March 6, 2011
Format:DVD
Thank heavens, and it doesn't suffer from the predictability and cliches of Hollywood that almost every movie from that town does nowadays. One never knows where The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec will end up next, and that's half of the fun. Pterydactyls, mummies, and raising from the dead have never been as fun, or as fashionable. Louise Bourgois, as Adele, is wonderful. And for those of you, like myself, who don't speak French, the English dubbing is well voiced (although not necessarily always well synchronized). It's nothing more than a silly, fun romp, but it is a very good silly fun romp.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
By Lin707
Format:DVD
This Indiana-joneseque movie is a well produced, directed, acted and shot crowd pleaser. The cinematography is by THierry Arbogast, whose filmography includes The 5th Element. This was a $40m production (very high by European standards) so the set pieces and props are fantastic. Its very funny in many places, and some of the action is spectacular. Its appropriate for kids above 10 I would say. This DVD is excellent also. It comes in a slipcase, and the DVD is of high quality. It gives you both the French and English language versions. I watched it in French with English subtitles with the wife, then watched it again in English with my son.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great entertainment August 26, 2013
By wpettit
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
It's difficult to pin down the correct genre for this film. While it's an adventure tale, it's also a masterful example of French humor at it best. I didn't listen to the English soundtrack, opting instead for the French with English subtitles. Unfortunately, the English subtitles aren't exactly translations of the French as much as paraphrases. The French is funnier. The special effects work seamlessly into the action, and the actors create totally realistic, albeit somewhat farcical parodies of their character types. Well worth watching. Some might not call this a family film, but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for children old enough to distinguish fantasy from reality.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful heroine makes for a charming movie June 29, 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This is an adorable film. Think Amelie meets Indiana Jones. The effects are very good, the story line is interesting and the main character is completely charming. It's an old-fashioned adventure which the whole family can enjoy. I confess, I'm a fan of Luc Besson's and have loved all of his more mature works, but this is a quirky and fun addition to his oeuvre. Even my very picky parents enjoyed this film. My dad's favorite film is Raiders of the Lost Ark and he compared this film favorably with it. The one small caveat I would attach is that there is brief - very brief, blink-and-you'll-miss-it - exposure of female breasts. She's in the bath, that's about as scandalous as the film gets. It's not an overly violent film, it's just a rip-roaring good adventure with an interesting story line. And, yes, Virginia, there are subtitles. So, if you are completely averse to such movies, then you have been warned. Personally, I'd rather have subtitles than dubbing. Dubbing always makes me think of bad kung fu movies in the early 80s.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I liked it but wife did not like
More of a French type film. I liked it but wife did not like. I have spent a lot of time in Europe so understand the difference in their frame of reference.
Published 1 day ago by Dan Christensen
4.0 out of 5 stars Science fiction spoof, French style
This movie is a French spoof of Jules Verne-style science fiction -- or Indiana Jones, if you prefer a cinematic comparison. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Zhang Yu Huan
4.0 out of 5 stars Fluffy but fun, and the mummies are a hoot
I didn't have high expectations of this - nor should you. It's not great art. (I found out AFTER I watched it that there is a dubbed version, which might be better than having to... Read more
Published 20 days ago by Moira Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
What a delight....I hope Besson makes more of these!
Published 28 days ago by Bruce K. Gessel
5.0 out of 5 stars Drama and a great story!
Luc Besson never fails! Humour, Drama and a great story!
Published 28 days ago by K L Selfe
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I don't think I've ever seen such an unflappable heroine.
Published 1 month ago by Steven Gwynne
5.0 out of 5 stars Great exciting movie.
Great movie, lots of excitement and fun to watch
Published 2 months ago by Donna
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
best movie I have watched in a good long time.
Published 2 months ago by sean paul stacey
5.0 out of 5 stars Didn't like this for about the first 5 minutes then changed ...
The Instant Video version is in French with English Subtitles. Didn't like this for about the first 5 minutes then changed my mind to very much liking the delivery and cadence of... Read more
Published 2 months ago by R. Lobo
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
French class students enjoyed it; so hard to find a French film that can be shown in class!
Published 2 months ago by Shelley Crannell
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