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Brigitte Bardot: Divine B.B.
Brigitte Bardot Divine BB
Actor: Brigitte Bardot
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Television
NR     2005     2hr 0min

Synopsis: fantastic collection of music videos culled mostly from her 60s TV shows, including the 1968 French TV special, Brigitte Bardot Show, the "Bonne anne Brigitte" (1961), and Le Show du Nouvel An (1963). 35 songs i...  more »


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Actor: Brigitte Bardot
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Television
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Pop, Rock & Roll, Television
Studio: Universal Int'l
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/10/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
Edition: Import
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: French
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Movie Reviews

The best DVD I own at the moment!!!!!!!!!
R. Carpio | Sacramento, CA | 07/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great document on sixties french pop. It features Brigitte Bardot on her TV music specials from 1961, 1963 & 1968. The whole dvd is music videos!!! The best footage is from the Brigitte Bardot Show in 1968 on her duets with Serge Gainsbourg on Comic Strip and Bonnie and Clyde. It also has the making of the '68 show. Brigitte is soooo sexy! Very essential!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Antonio Saavedra | Canada | 06/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A magnificent collection of Brigitte Bardot video-clips from the 60's and 70's. Most of Bardot's French TV shows are on this DVD, except for some other great appearances that she did for French TV, such as "La fille de paille" (1969) and "Vous ma Lady" (duo with Laurent Vergez, 1973).
This DVD has good quality picture, although the colors are a bit on the faded side. The menu is done very simply and there is not much work put into it. This is a great piece on the art of French seduction; each song has Bardot in different outfits and parading through many scenes portraying the "free spirit" of the women of the 60's, among whom Bardot was a pioneer and trend-setter. If you watch the 1968 Bardot Show on this DVD, you can see that her look is exactly the same as you see in fashion magazines and TV today. Bardot was definitely "the real thing" - she was gorgeous, free, careless, authentic, anti-star, natural, divine and unique. Anything else coming out of Hollywood in the past 30 years has been merely a poor imitation of Brigitte Bardot.....I highly recommend this DVD for Bardot fans and for anybody who is interested in getting to know the sexiest woman of the last 100 years...VIVA LA BARDOT!!!
Antonio Saavedra, CANADA"
Awesome collection of Brigitte Bardot's music videos!
The Raven | Herndon, VA | 07/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this disc from Amazon France several months back. This fantastic collection of music videos is a must for any Brigitte Bardot fan. Highly recommended. I especially love the videos from the 1968 French TV special, Brigitte Bardot Show."
Divine B.B.
T. Warner | Baltimore | 11/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's finally out: all the Brigitte Bardot music videos. There was nothing of the diva in Bardot's voice and it's doubtful she would even make it past the audition stage of "American Idol." But it was French and it was sexy (enough to elicit the excited Gomez Addams response - "'Tish speak French to me! Ooo la la" when people heard it) and it helped soundtrack the 1960s with its kitschy easy listening flavor and pure pop melodies.

The gem of this two-hour, 35-song collection from a Quebec, Canada subsidiary of Universal is the 1968 French television special "Le Show Bardot," which includes her sexy duets with Serge Gainsbourg on "Comic Strip" and "Bonnie and Clyde" as well as the iconic "Harley Davidson" and the trippily futuristic "Contact." This special was previously available only as a Region 2 DVD import or bootleg tape. The DVD also includes three previously unreleased titles, "La Bis Aux Hippies," "Stanislas," and the instrumental "On The Sunny Side Of The Street," the latter featuring Brigitte strumming a guitar while dressed as a top hat-toting jazz dandy.

The quality isn't great, but it isn't bad either, and is probably as good as one can expect since the source material is PAL. According to's review, "Universal's DVD relies on the quality of the surviving material, which features some obvious film-related flaws. The 1967 special was shot on 16mm and edited roughly in a few spots, so the problems really couldn't be corrected without altering the entire texture of the piece. Colors look milder than they probably should, but the presentation still far outclasses any other out there." And while the setup menu offers English subtitles, I could only get them to work on "Faces of Paris," a 1968 documentary about the making of Le Show Bardot. Whatever. (Who listens to the Divine B.B.'s pop ditties for the lyrics, anyway?)

A bunch of B.B.'s movies were recently released in a DVD box set collection, but this is the Bardot collection to have because, other than Roger Vadim's "Et Dieu...Crea la Femme" (A"nd God Created Woman") and Jean-Luc Godard's "Le Mepris" ("Contempt") (notable for the gratuitous, tacked-on nudity in the opening scene), Bardot's movies are pretty crappy and this is the best way to enjoy her magic. That is, until they finally release her masterpieces, "En Cas du Malheur" (1958) or Clouzot's "La Verite" (1960) stateside.