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French science-fiction hasn’t had too much luck with international cinematic releases: from the gloriously jumbled mess that was the Fifth Element, all the way to the recent toss-up that was Immortelle, French science fiction comic books hasn’t managed to stick with audiences. It could be the large concentration of nudity, the weird approach they take toward implementing religion in their stories or just their shaky morality play, but this latest adaptation might actually stand a chance…

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Thanks to the miracle of You Tube, videos once thought lost on the VHS garbage pile of history find new life digitized and posted to the video-sharing site. And in another example of any Star Wars news is news to this site (haha!), we’ve found the below embedded little number.

The half-hour film was made by French journalist Michael Parbot with some remarkable access to the Behind the Scenes making of the film The Empire Strikes Back, as well as key players like director Irvin Kershner, Mark HamillCarrie Fisher and Harrison Ford. (And be sure to enjoy producer Gary Kurtz rocking the full Abe Lincoln facial hair.)  There’s amazing stuff in here, and what’s all the more interesting is that NO journalist would have ANY chance of getting it in this day and age, even on Star Warriors let alone Star Wars.

Enjoy all the nerdy goodness in the embed below:

Source: Geek Tyrant

Voulez-vous regarder une caravane en montrant des Autooestres contre Decepticons en Francais?

For those of you that don’t speak French, what I said above means “Would you like to see a trailer showing Autobots versus Decepticons in French?”

Because, I don’t know about you, but that’s what I’ve been looking forward to every since the Transformers: Dark of the Moon trailer premiered! And while this trailer doesn’t really showcase any new action, we do get glimpses at two characters previously unseen: John Malkovich (playing businessman Bruce Brazos) and Patrick Dempsey (playing race-car driver Dylan).

Is it the greatest one minute trailer that you’ll ever see? No. But you should still check out the trailer embedded below, as any one that has Optimus Prime speaking French is aces in my book!

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Admit it, everything sounds better in french. No? Well, have a listen to this French movie trailer for Marvel’s Thor and tell me different.

This trailer much plays out like the last trailer we’ve seen. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) being cast out of Asgard, found on Earth by Natalie Portman and Kat Dennings and then caught up in two major battles.  It was cut a little different, and includes a few new additional scenes but the biggest difference is that it’s in French. Dubbing is normally retarded, but hearing Odin and the God of Thunder speak in the language of love is mildly amusing. Oui?

Thor stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Rene Russo, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Clark Gregg, Jaimie Alexander, Ray Stevenson, Joshua Dallas, Tadanobu Asano, and Anthony Hopkins.

Thor opens in 3D on May 6th 2011.

Mario Kart in Real Life

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Once you have a driver’s License you have that feeling of freedom, being able to travel as much or as little as you want. You only come to realize that driving isn’t always the nice privilege that everyone thinks it is when your stuck in the middle of a traffic jam. Instead of having a bout of road rage and going all smash happy on the car ahead of you wouldn’t it be nice let of some steam? If your French prankster Rémi Gaillard then all you do is throw on some suspenders, buy some bananas and take out your “aggression” in your very own ‘Mario Kart’ race.

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Taking Mario Kart and turning it into Remi Kart, this turns into a version of the classic game that, if this was a real game, you’d want to try. Weaving in and out of actual traffic actually throwing banana peels under cars looks like a blast. With Remi’s motto C’est en faisant n’importe quoi qu’on devient n’importe qui (“It’s by doing whatever that one becomes whomever”) it’s easy to why this guy ‘allegedly’ has 911 million views of all his videos combined.

Via: Geekologie

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