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Les Visiteurs [1993] [DVD] [1994]


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  • Actors: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Valérie Lemercier, Marie-Anne Chazel, Christian Bujeau
  • Directors: Jean-Marie Poiré
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Arrow
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Feb 2000
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004R7CI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,468 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

A Jurassic Park-beating blockbuster in its native France, Les Visiteurs derives vast comic mileage from the simplest of high-concept premises. After a wizard gets a spell muddled up, the 12th-century knight Count Godefroy (Jean Reno) and his Baldrick-like servant Jacquouille (Christian Clavier) are accidentally propelled into the future, ending up in 1992. It s a terrifyingly unfamiliar world, full of self-propelling devil s chariots and bewildering appliances, populated by people who speak a language barely recognisable as good old medieval French. But at least Godefroy s old castle remains standing (even if it s now a hotel), and when he runs into Béatrice (Valérie Lemercier), direct descendant of his lost love Frénégonde, there s a chance that he might be able to pick up the threads of his life nearly nine centuries later and possibly even get back home. Like Blackadder, it s a mixture of the rude and crude and the surprisingly sophisticated.

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Its blend of Benny Hill and Blackadder humour goes down a storm --What s On

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Mark A. Roberts on 31 Jan 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I was not in a great rush to see this film, having known about it for a while but being unconvinced that a French comedy would really work well for me. But it does, brilliantly. The subtitles do not detract at all from the humour, it had me laughing most of the way through. Superb acting and limited but effective special effects back up a decent, if basic, plot and and witty script. It is an idea that could have (and I believe has) been very badly done by Hollywood, but these guys get it spot on. Don't let the subtitles delay your enjoyment, I wish I had watched it ages ago!!
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 29 April 2002
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This IS a silly film but delightfully put together. It combines some wonderful farcical moments and superb over acting.The imcomprehension (of the two 12th Century visitors) in regard to 20th Century France is wonderful. The sending up of the stuffed shirt Bon Chic, Bon Gens (BCBG - Yuppies to the uninitiated) Montmirail family and their total accpetance of Jean Reno and Christian Clavier as possible long lost relatives is wonderful.. It does not matter that this is in French with subtitles... you won't notice them as the action is so obvious that everyone can understand it.. Get yourself a baguette, some brie, open some red wine and thoroughly enjoy yourself....
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By oraCle on 4 Jan 2003
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I am French and I must say this is the best French film I have seen in quite a while, especially living in the UK.
The humour, jokes and play on words loose some of their meaning in its English subtitles. But I know English people who still very much enjoyed enjoyed it anyway.
I do not recommend the American remake "Just Visiting" which I have seen too, eventhough both Jean Reno and Christian Clavier remain the same characters, it is not a faithful version and is nowhere near as good. Besides, this film is SOOO good, I do not understand why the Americans had to have their own version made.
As for me, I have now watched it well over 50 times (call me sad) but it still gets me in stitches every time. A definit MUST SEE! "C'est dingue, OKAY!"
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Evans on 20 Feb 2002
Format: DVD
I must admit that I speak fluent french and I am sure soemthing is lost in the subtitles but french cinema is very underated, as proved by "Les Visiteurs"
Great to see Jean Reno who is now a hollywood regular "lose the guns" for this film. Really charming and I couldn't stop going on about it to anyone who would listen!
If you like comedy, a mix of slapstick and irony you'll love this!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Fuficius Fango on 25 Nov 2009
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This film is a combination of slapstick and comment on the nature of the French social classes, particularly the remnants of the upper classes. It takes a bit of time to get going, although perhaps it gets going quicker if you are French and more sensitive to the cultural references when they are still subtle because the film hasn't developed much yet. Films of this nature usually use the dissonances to parody modern mores, but this one didn't really do that very well. The slapstick needed something to structure it and it focussed solely on Les Visiteurs themselves (ancients trying to cope with the modern world), and it reminded me a bit too much of Bill and Ted too, but it got better as it went along. There are a couple of places near the end which seem very choppily edited, almost incoherent. It's better than OK, but it's also a 4:3 ratio print, so, all in all, 3 stars.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By david.j.shelton@talk21.com on 29 April 2002
Format: VHS Tape
A cracking French comedy adventure in the spirit of "Black Adder". The humour coming through the french language barrier, and a cracking comedy from France. Jean Reno has the look that makes you expect something amusing, and his team add their full weight to the story. In short, a french "Blackadder" complete with Jacque Asse, or Baldrick!! There are some very good French comedy films around at the moment, among them "Amelie", both well-written and conceived, and acted. Pleasantly surprised!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Jan 2005
Format: DVD
The best and the funiest comedy ever!!! My husband loves it and I'm sure everyone will. Clavier and Reno are the best !!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 April 2004
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I first saw this film in 1994 in Lyon and didnt speak a word of French......I had never laughed so much. Since then I bought it in DVD format with English subtitles and now can enjoy it even more. A brilliant and funny French film.
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