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The Bear and the Doll
The Bear and the Doll
Actors: Brigitte Bardot, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Daniel Ceccaldi, Georges Claisse, Patrick Gilles
Director: Michel Deville
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
UR     2004     1hr 25min


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Actors: Brigitte Bardot, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Daniel Ceccaldi, Georges Claisse, Patrick Gilles
Director: Michel Deville
Creators: Claude Lecomte, Michel Deville, Nina Companéez, Mag Bodard
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Love & Romance
Format: DVD - Black and White - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/10/2004
Original Release Date: 09/16/1971
Theatrical Release Date: 09/16/1971
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Bad picture &sound, no colour, BARDOT still charms .
R. E. Arkell | Cambridge, England | 11/14/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"If you see a well shot and edited movie made 60 years ago chances are it will still look better than this one. The colour has somehow got lost on the DVD transfer, the sound is scratchy in places and murdered by bad dubbing (particularly with the little boy) and an intrusive musical score drowns out the dialogue. Having said that, although the plot is very thin, Bardot is a true professional and squeezes evrything she can out of her character. Its silly and not terribly funny either and probably not worth playing again for a very long time , but even with so much against it, the Star DOES shine through. She is a megastar and her screen presence can not be denied. If you're a fan buy it anyway. If your new to Brigitte's charms, get "Une Parisienne" , "Come Dance with me" and "And God created woman" before you even think of this one.
Lousy transfer of a Bardot Movie
TheRaggedTiger | United Kingdom | 10/07/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Well, I'm not going to go into the content of this movie - if you are reading this review you must be familiar with Bardot movies of this period and must know the quality of her work at this time. On the plus side, she looks absolutely gorgeous.....and that's about it. This DVD has to be the worst transfer of a movie to a DVD I have ever seen. It's in Black and White - full frame - dubbed terribly, and is rather grainy and unclear as well. Basically, I'm wishing that I had purchased the VHS edition which according to the other review of the item is at least in some kind of colour, albeit with a green tint to it. Avoid unless you are a completeist."
Another case of jaundice?
Zola | 07/29/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)

"The bear and the doll was not unlike love on a pillow...colourwise that is..the yellowish tinge on this so called colour film warrants some explanation? What happened during the making of this video? That aside this is another dubbed version which always has the ability to make a movie sound really bad. Another frivolous attempt was made to capture bardot's seductive charm...this time at least she is doing the chasing!!!!great to add to my bardot collection but not something I'd be dying to watch again"
Zola | 03/30/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This may be a good movie but one's enjoyment of it is destroyed by the transfer. I don't know about the USA but Britain has consumer protection laws as does Australia & Canada. Dvds of such appalling quality as this should not be allowed to be sold. This is worse than the worst pirated videos I've seen. I'm not blaming Amazon, but why isn't this Koch transfer in the same legal class as pirated videos? People shouldn't be allowed to charge people for such a product. I haven't seen such terrible video resolution since 1st generation mobile phone videos! I'm binning my copy as I wouldn't inflict in on anyone else"