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A collection of top-tier films featuring the stunning icon of the 1960s French cinema.
on October 25, 2008
For a long time, I've been fascinated by both classic and contemporary French movies and I got to know Brigitte Bardot by way of Serge Gainbourg, another icon of the French entertainment, who was once a lover of her.
I knew her for the first time not as an actress, but as a singer and her duet with Gainsbourg entitled "Je t'aime, moi non plus(I love you, I don't.)" released in 1967 really turned me excited due to the lyrics and her sexy, adorable voice and I went on to enjoy more of her brilliant songs.
After completely fell in love with Bardot as a singer, I found out she starred in films as well and naturally my desire to verify how wonderful she was by way of images grew and I started to look for her movies on DVD, however I could not find any satisfactory materials available back in my country: Japan. Luckily I came across this DVD collection while browsing Amazon.com in quest of Bardot films.
Overall this DVD set is satisfactory because each film is nearly half a century old but very beautifully remastered and comes with English subtitles(For me this is cardinal as I am a non-native speaker of English and I rely heavily on subtitles as a source to pick up words and phrases to build up my vocabulary.)
In each movie, Bardot plays an adorable,active and sexy woman and she nearly completely lives up to that same image of her I developed through the audio media.
The movies contained date from 1956 to 1969 and Bardot in "Naughty Girl"(1956) is an adorable girl freshly coming of age and while in "The Vixen"(1969) is a matured adult woman looking rather too old to play "a dizzy blonde" but that does not matter enough to one-star minus evaluation.
Before I conclude my review, I must also add that it is not only bardot herself that make each movie contained as attractive but also by how international the French movies in this period were.
What I mean by that is of the 5 movies featured by the box, the 3(Love ON A PILLOW, TWO WEEKS IN SEPTEMBER and THE VIXEN) set in outside France: Italy, Switzerland, London and Spain.
As a frequent traveller, being able to see the atmosphere of different major cities and countries in those days through the excellent movie is a bonus feature the box brings in.
In conclusion, this is a highly recommendable article.