The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec (BluRay/DVD/Digital Copy)
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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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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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Have the Blu Ray/DVD/Digital Copy version. The English version is dubbed. The digital copy expired August 13, 2014. I tried it and it did not work stating it was expired. Read morePublished 5 days ago by CFH Review
One of the most exciting and original movies I've recently came across! Fans of Luc Besson's "The Fifth Element" won't be disappointed. Read morePublished 10 days ago by alcuyn
Be aware if you're ordering on an amazon app from a game console it does not warn you that it is not in English. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Anastasia
Fun, quirky, well acted, with a writer, independent minded heroine that goes through all sorts of mysteries-to-be-solved adventures . I thoroughly enjoyed itPublished 1 month ago by Gypsychloe
Painfully boring. Couldn't get through the first 15 minutes. Which is disappointing.Published 1 month ago by amy
Amazon should be more explicit about when you are renting a non-dubbed foreign film, and then you can't cancel if you've only watched a minute of something you don't want. Read morePublished 1 month ago by A. Aufdemberge
Some what fragment in story and English dubbed over FrenchPublished 1 month ago by Likes Class not Crass