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« Reply #45 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

Absolutely mind-bending.  Though the Barbarella character ultimately proves to be more Hapless Bimbo than Intergalactic Amazon (really, she does scream often and makes many mistakes; Pygar is probably more brave & heroic than her), she is aesthetically pleasing and certainly not meant to be taken very seriously.  The whole film is rather throwaway, but when taken as a head trip, it is a fun ride.  The set design and costumes alone are incredible to behold.  Fonda is more fresh-faced and beguiling than any of today's crop of plastic Femme Bots (can't really picture Drew Barrymore in a remake, or anyone else except maybe Charlize Theron), and John Phillip Law is a vision as Pygar.  A nice companion piece to "Flash Gordon" and "Danger: Diabloik" (an even wilder pop opera also starring Law).  Choice line:  "Decrucify the angel or I'll melt your face!"
« Reply #46 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

I can't even picture a remake, but if they did, I think Linda Cardellini (Scooby Doo Movie, ER) would make a great modern day Barbarella/Jane Fonda. Why they could ever think Drew Barrymore is crazy to me. Linda Cardellini may only be a little too short, but nothing they can't overlook or disillusion us with once she put on the spike heeled boots.
« Reply #47 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

The "PG" version of the film has a few minor cuts and places a few filters over Ms. Fonda's chesticular region to reduce the naughtiness quotient a bit.  Unfortunately, it doesn't come equipped with a coherent plot, which would have been nice.  The main source of amusement are the wild costumes, courtesy of Jacques Fonteray and fashion designer Paco Rabanne (in the days when he was actually making clothes, not just licensing smelly aftershave), and some very amusing character turns by Ugo Tognazzi, Claude Dauphin, and particularly David Hemmings as Dildano, who "has the pills" and may be the most incompetent revolutionary in history (in the end, The Great Tryant who rules everything overthrows herself and flies off with Barbarella and her favorite Flying Freak).  The script has some great bits of comic dialogue and Joan Greenwood purrs amusingly as the voice of The Great Tyrant.  It all looks great thanks to Claude Renoir's lovely photography and the music isn't THAT bad . . .
« Reply #48 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

I personally have been The Great Tyrant for Halloween...pretty, pretty, pretty...
the organ-like (tee hee) machine Duran Duran uses on Barbarella, which she ultimately destroys, is called the Orgasmatron...any mechanics out there wanna build one?...I'll test drive it for you
« Reply #49 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

I tried watching this "film" a few days ago. I gave up after almost 30 minutes. It makes Uwe Boll's celluloid vomit seem almost coherent. It could, however, find use as a prison torture device, alongside McGinty Nichols's "Charlie's Angels".
« Reply #50 on: January 25, 2006, 12:26:45 PM »

This film was a classic at the time
« Reply #51 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

I love this movie, I have it on disc and love to pop it on when my gal pals come over for a few drinks.  I nearly pee'd my pants laughing once watching my girlfriend have apopolexy over the man in the bong! there's nothing funnier than watching a Cosmo-Magazine-poster-child (I luv her anyway)snort a strawberry daquiri out her nose!

Long live Barbarella! /cheer
« Reply #52 on: January 21, 2007, 10:55:08 PM »

my favorite movie of all time...hey its 1968...the sets were great ,costumes even story mother actually took me to see this...she had no i even through a barbarella party in my basement for my 15th birthday party...i even had extra plastic capes and things to wear for the friends that didnt have a clue...a real classic. ive seen it over a hundred times and keeps getting better.
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« Reply #53 on: January 23, 2007, 12:10:52 AM »

I'd like to personally thank Jane Fonda for helping me through puberty.

By the way, I recently saw Vadim's The Game is Over.  If anything, Jane looked even yummier in that one.
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« Reply #54 on: January 23, 2007, 09:56:57 AM »

Got the dvd, one of my all time favs.
« Reply #55 on: April 05, 2007, 08:19:55 PM »

i read Jane Fonda has got the rights on the novel and there's talk of a remake!......superb Thumbup

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« Reply #56 on: April 05, 2007, 08:52:15 PM »

One of the best movie soundtracks ever...

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« Reply #57 on: April 05, 2007, 10:11:50 PM »

The current PG rated DVD is actually the complete uncut, uncensored version of the film.

Jane Fonda has never looked hotter.

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« Reply #58 on: April 09, 2007, 05:17:49 AM »

I am 99% sure that the villian's name in the movie is actually Durand Durand.  Duran Duran DID take their name from this film (they have been quoted numerous times over the years stating this) but left off the extra d's.

I will have to go home and check the credits to be 100% postive about the name, but just wanted to make this mention!

The real name is Durand Durand ( Durand being a french last name ) and has nothin to do with the band Duran duran
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« Reply #59 on: April 15, 2007, 02:01:46 PM »

I just thought I add that the scriptwriters for the most recent "Casino Royale" are working on a script for a remake of "Barbarella." To be out sometime next year.
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