Blu-ray Release: Barbarella

Blu-ray Release Date: July 3, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $24.99
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment

BarbarellaScience-fiction movie Barbarella was a flop when it was released in theaters in 1968, receiving bad reviews that complained about a flat script and a cast that can’t do comedy. But since then, the film has earned a cult following.

Based on the French comics by Jean-Claude Forest, Barbarella stars Jane Fonda (Nine to Five) in a series of sexy costumes.

Fonda plays the titular heroine, who lands on the planet Lythion in the year 40,000 and is faced with robots, monsters and other evil. While trying to keep her skin-tight space suit on, Fonda must try to vanquish her enemies and save the universe. Along the way, she gets help from various handsome men, who all get her uninhibited appreciation.

Barbarella Blu-ray boxRoger Vadim (Pretty Maids All in a Row), who was Fonda’s husband at the time of production, directed the movie, which Paramount calls a “kind of sexual Alice in Wonderful of the future.”

The Blu-ray contains the PG-rated version of Barbarella, which brought a bigger audience to the film when it was re-released in 1977.

Unfortunately, the disc doesn’t have any special features, other than the movie’s theatrical trailer. But the box art is quite spectacular.

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.