A voluptuous outer space agent travels to another galaxy in search of a missing inventor in this science fiction send-up. Barbarella (Jane Fonda), an interstellar representative of the united Earth government in the 41st century, is dispatched to locate scientist Durand Durand, whose positronic ray, if not recovered, could signal the end of ...Read MoreA voluptuous outer space agent travels to another galaxy in search of a missing inventor in this science fiction send-up. Barbarella (Jane Fonda), an interstellar representative of the united Earth government in the 41st century, is dispatched to locate scientist Durand Durand, whose positronic ray, if not recovered, could signal the end of humanity. Outfitted in an array of stunning Star Trek/Bond girl outfits and cruising around in a plush, psychedelic spaceship, Barbarella travels to the Tau Seti system and promptly crash-lands. She then spends the rest of the film discovering the joys of interstellar sex with a keeper of feral children (Ugo Tognazzi), a blind, beatific angel (John Phillip Law), and an inept revolutionary named Dildano (David Hemmings). Slowly but surely, she also finds her way to Durand Durand by moving from one exotic, Wizard of Oz-style locale to another. Along the way, she meets the kindly Professor Ping (a surprisingly verbal Marcel Marceau), a Eurotrash dominatrix named the Great Tyrant (Rolling Stones gal pal Anita Pallenberg), and the Concierge (Milo O'Shea), a strangely familiar lackey of the Great Tyrant who tries to destroy Barbarella with his great big organ of love. Jean-Claude Forest, who created the character Barbarella in 1962 for V-Magazine, served as visual advisor on the adaptation. The film's missing scientist character famously inspired the band name of '80s pop stars Duran Duran (who altered the spelling slightly). Almost two decades later, the film also inspired electronic act Matmos, which was named after the aqueous personification of evil unleashed by the Concierge at the movie's climax. Brian J. Dillard, RoviRead Less
Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O'Shea, David Hemmings, Joan Greenwood, Maria Theresa Orsini; ... Very good in very good packaging. Language: English. Run time: 98 mins. Originally released: 1968. Purchased new; watched once or twice.
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Nino Musco, Serge Marquand, Giancarlo Cobelli, Véronique Vendell, Claude Dauphin, Marcel Marceau, Milo O'Shea, Anita... 1968 Run time: 98. We sell NEW Factory Sealed product, your satisfaction is guaranteed. Fast Shipping! 100% Customer Satisfaction, over 30 years of Happy Customers. Fast, safe secure shipping in bubble wrap mailers so your order arrives in perfect condition.
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GENRE: SciFi Interplanetary 40th Century Psychedelic
CAST: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg. Milo O'Shea, Marcel Marceau, Ugo Tognazzi, Claude Dauphin and David Hemmings
PLOT: A famous Earth scientist who has the knowledge of weaponry which could send the galaxy back to having war is lost and Barbarella is sent to rescue him. Acting as diplomatically as possible (ahem) she makes her way to the rulers of the planet to finally find he is a bad guy. She leads a revolt to save the people and to save the day.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT: 9 of 10; When this movie came out, the nudity was a novelty in the genre. Then it would have been a 10 but the years have stayed kind to this effort. It contains all the late 60's Hippy imagery and is a wonderful visual holiday. There is a good sprinkling of campy humor throughout.
DVD BONUS: Theatrical trailer
ADDED NOTES: He may have done it elsewhere, but here we get to hear the world's most famous mime (Marcal Marceau) speak lines of dialogue..