The collector's edition of Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra is going to be huge

The collector’s edition of Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra is going to be huge

Alain Chabat’s film is being released in 4K with plenty of bonuses, and even a board game.


Julius Caesar (Alain Chabat) challenges Cleopatra (Monica Bellucci) to build him a palace in three months. Deadline impossible to meet for Numérobis (Jamel Debbouze), the Egyptian architect. His only hope: Panoramix (Claude Rich) and his magic potion. With Asterix (Christian Clavier), Obélix (Gérard Depardieu) and Dogmatix, our heroes will have to foil the plans of the vile Amonbofis (Gérard Darmon), the rival architect, jealous of not having been chosen…

After its release in 4K in cinemaswhich attracted 400,000 curious people during the summer, notably thanks to its unique price of 5 euros, the exceptional renovation ofAsterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra will be available on DVD and Blu-ray from December 13, 2023. In particular with a numbered collector’s box set containing numerous bonuses.

“More classy than the César Palace!”
By sharing the information, the Dummies Twitter account details that this box set, as well as the film’s steelbook, will include a documentary on its restoration, an audio commentary from director Alain Chabat, teasers, advertising for “Cine Boost”, which allowed this cult comedy to regain color, a making-of entitled “The Comankonafé”new scenes, a director’s cut, a poster and even a board game (designed by the host of Burger Quiz in person ?).

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“It’s going to be good. It’s going to be very good, even.”
Pathé recalls that the restoration work was important for Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra. Shot in 35 mm, then post-produced digitally, the film was remastered from the original negatives not edited by Chabat and his teams. Which represents “nearly 300 reels of film. This is equivalent to redoing, not a “simple” restoration, but the entire post-production of the film, 20 years later,” specifies the studio. “This exceptional work combined artisanal film restoration techniques and Artificial Intelligence to improve the definition of certain period special effects and restore even more brilliance and precision to the image. Without forgetting the work on the sound, mixed in Dolby Atmos.

The firm, which is also preparing to release in a restored version the first live adaptation of the comics by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, Asterix and Obelix versus Caesarby Claude Zidi, finally specifies about this second part which had great success in theaters: “All the work was supervised by Pathé, the Pathé Foundation led by Sophie Seydoux, the Pathé Heritage Restoration team and carried out at the Hiventy Laboratory (TransPerfect) by the original technical team of the film: Laurent Dailland the Director of Photography, Thierry Lebon the Mixer and Cyril Contejean the Post-Production Director.”

Here is the trailer “Vibrant in 4K” of Cleopatra Missionwhile waiting to discover this collector’s box:

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