There’s hope for a Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Blu-ray release yet…
Cult cinema has been getting a lot of love from the Blu-ray Gods lately, with news of upcoming Blu-ray editions of everything from Harold and Maude to The Wizard of Gore to Forbidden Zone. Considering the rich and colorful high-def enhancements the format provides, we can’t wait to see the opulent, psychedelic colors of Roger Vadim’s sexy 1968 sci-fi romp Barbarella when it hits shelves on Blu-ray this July 3.
Adapted by Vadim from Jean-Claude Forest’s erotic comic series, Barbarella stars Jane Fonda as the titular astronaut/government agent who makes her way through space battling evil forces, defending the innocent, and having a few sexual escapades along the way. Notable as being the film that inspired the names of at least two bands – Matmos, and Duran Duran – Barbarella has been a cult favorite for over 40 years, and will no doubt look and sound glorious in its new high-definition Blu-ray release.
From the Press Release:
“Who can perform a zero-gravity striptease, seduce an angel and still have time to save the universe? Sexy, sultry, space adventurer BARBARELLA, that’s who! Coming in for a landing on Blu-ray for the first time ever on July 3, 2012, the terrifically titillating sci-fi romp BARBARELLA continues to entertain with its outrageous, out-of-this-world story and brazen sexuality.
Jane Fonda stars as the titular heroine who lands on the planet Lythion in the year 40,000. Faced with robots, monsters and evil of varying stripes, she must vanquish her enemies, all while attempting—and failing—to keep her skin-tight spacesuit on. Along the way she receives assistance from a variety of handsome men, each of whom receives her uninhibited appreciation. Directed by Roger Vadim (Fonda’s ex-husband), BARBARELLA is a kind of sexual Alice in Wonderland of the future and the film is replete with psychedelic set designs, far-out characters and an outrageously entertaining story set amongst the stars.
The BARBARELLA Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English Mono Dolby TrueHD, French Mono Dolby Digital and Spanish Mono Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Blu-ray includes the theatrical trailer in high definition.”