'Barbarella' Blu-ray Dated and Detailed

Posted Fri Apr 6, 2012 at 10:45 AM PDT by

The cult classic featuring the Queen of the Galaxy is coming to high-definition in July.

In an early announcement to retailers, Paramount is working on 'Barbarella' for a high-definition bow on July 3.

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 Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a Dolby TrueHD Mono soundtrack, and a trailer.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Barbarella' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under July 3.

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Barbarella (Blu-ray)
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