"fake-fur lined space ships"
"a bizarre, camp kitsch, film which I love"
"... and Barbarella breaks that pleasure
with Jane Fonda
Based on a
comic strip character, the story involves a beautiful space age heroine
who vanquishes robots and monsters on the planet Lythion.
Barbarella is marked by the same audacity and originality, fantasy,
humour, beauty and horror, cruelty and eroticism that make comic books
such a favourite. The setting is the planet Lythion in the year 40,000,
when Barbarella (Jane Fonda) makes a forced landing while travelling
through space. She acts like a female James Bond, vanquishing evil in the
forms of robots and monsters. She also rewards, in an uninhabited manner,
the handsome men who assist her in the adventure. Whether she is wrestling
with Black Guards, the evil Queen, or the Angel Pygar, she just can't seem
to avoid losing at least part of her skin-tight space suit!
"The real reason this
film stands out is that it contains my favourite ever line in cinema
history; "Decrucify the angel! Decrucify him...or I'll melt your
must for any insane person's DVD collection and a good DVD for
anyone else. If you feel like an adult trip through wonderland this is
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