Barbarella (1968, FRA/ITA) C-98m. SCOPE ** D: Roger Vadim. Starring Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O' Shea, Marcel Marceau, Claude Dauphin, Veronique Vendell, David Hemmings, Ugo Tognazzi. Perfect late 60s time capsule about sexy astronaut Fonda, who is assigned to track down a mega-criminal that wants to change this peaceful, love-oriented galaxy. Totally corny, at times embarrassingly so, with not-to-be-believed (studio) sets and costumes; a cult classic, also due to Fonda's striptease during title sequence. From a comic book by Jean-Claude Forest. Script by Terry Southern and Roger Vadim, who was married to Fonda at the time. Photographed by Claude Renoir. Produced by Dina De Laurentiis. Also released as BARBARELLA: QUEEN OF THE GALAXY.

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