The first installment of this double feature, Les Visiteurs, is an absolutely marvelous comedy. However, Arrow Films did their level best to butcher it, offering it in pan-and-scan instead of the original 2.35:1 widescreen ratio. And, as if this wasn't enough, the picture quality is mediocre at best with a lot of grain and, finally, there is no subtitle control. In other words, this DVD is no better than an old fashioned VHS tape.
Surprisingly the video quality of the second installment, Les Visiteurs 2-The Corridors of Time is significantly better being offered in anamorphic widescreen and with subtitle control. Unfortunately, the movie itself is nowhere quite as good with gags piling up on each other in a somewhat contrived way. In my opinion, the second film suffers mostly from the absence of Valerie Lemercier and Isabelle Nanty. In particular Muriel Robin does make a galant effort of emulating Valerie Lemercier's wonderful performance in the dual role of the 12th century bethrothed of the Count of Montmirail and of the present-day Countess of Montmirail, but she can't quite pull it off.