Austin Powers - International Man of Mystery
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If you don't think Austin Powers is one of the funniest movies of the 1990s, maybe you should be packed into a cryogenic time chamber and sent back to the decade whence you came. Perhaps it was the 1960s--the shagadelic decade when London hipster Austin Powers scored with gorgeous chicks as a fashion photographer by day, crime-fighting international man of mystery by night. Yeah, baby, yeah! But when Powers's arch nemesis, Dr.?Evil, puts himself into a deep-freeze and travels via time machine to the late 1990s, Powers must follow him and foil Evil's nefarious scheme of global domination. Mike Myers plays dual roles as Powers and Dr.?Evil, with Elizabeth Hurley as his present-day sidekick and karate-kicking paramour. A hilarious spoof of '60s spy movies, this colorful comedy actually gets funnier with successive viewings, making it a perfect home video for gloomy days and randy nights. Oh, behave! --Jeff Shannon

Customer Reviews:

  • International Movie Comedy!
    Austin Powers is spectacular in his first movie. The comedy is hilarious, and their are many adult cracks. I think it is a teen movie more, because my parents were annoyed when Dr. Evil says "magma." If you have kids from 12-20, this is definetly the choice....more info
  • The worst of SNL scattered across 2 hrs.
    I don't even know where to begin. Obviously, I didn't like the movie. Not for any plot point or story element. This was supposed to be a comedy, a goofball parody of James Bond spy-films. I understand that, and as I sat down to watch it I kept that firmly in mind. I wasn't looking for anything cerebral, I was just hoping to enjoy myself and have a good time.

    It was just so...so unfunny.

    'Austin Powers' have about three different types of jokes; Jokes that are bad and fall flat, jokes that are bad, fall flat and are repeated, and finally jokes that are bad, fall flat and are repeated several times more. This film had all the worst of SNL, including the shows credo of 'Run that joke into the ground'. All the gags and jokes were so telegraphed, so obvious and lame. Not a single bit of thought or wit could be traced anywhere in the script. I just can't get why people found this funny. I thought the 60's theme was fun and some of the cameo's were cute, but Mike Myers has this look on this face everytime he tells a joke, like 'I know I'm so funny'. I remember the same look from kids in my high school drama class. How sad.

    Oh well. 'Austin Powers' has a fan following, and far be it from me to question why it's so popular. But please, don't try and tell me this is funny....more info

  • To innapropite!
    I watched this movie, well the begining with my friend Lesley and I was so disgusted with all the nonsense and sexual stuff in the movie. I was praying for her mother to come and take her and luckily she did. It was also disgusting. I am truely disappointed in Mike Myers. It's not a movie for kids. I do like Mike in other movies too, though. I like Shrek and the 2nd and I only saw some of so I married an axe murderer. I also liked Wayne`s world sort of the 2nd is okay. This movie is not for children!...more info
  • The saga begins
    After watching Mike Myers on Saturday Night Live all those years, we should expect nothing less of him. And boy, does he deliver with this uproarious spoof on the James Bond series. It's hard to find such a great cast. You have Mike Myers and...Mike Myers. Hmmm. Is there a bit of a pattern here?

    Anyway, there are some great appearances other than Mike himself. For example, Elizabeth Hurley is the perfect sidekick. Austin seems like the kind of person you'd first detest, then begin to love. Also, new SNL star Will Ferrel is cast with the small part of Mustafa along with teen star Seth Green; who is Dr. Evil's son, through some sort of weird sex occurance (you'll get the answer in Austin Powers 2). Another thing that's made this movie so popular is that everyone remembers the lines Austin or Dr. Evil say; and they use them in their everyday lives. For example, the way Dr. Evil stretches out the word "right" is very widely used. And let's not forget Austin's "groovy, baby!" or his "oh, behave!". You just can't forget great one-liners like that. I never saw this movie in the theater, so I got kind of sick of hearing about it. So I just went out and rented it. If you think it's stupid, dumb, or anything like that, you must be a fool.

    And as far as storyline goes, that's a whole other story. It's just plain funny. And it's not that the actually story provides the laughs, it's just that it's so simple and such a hilarious parody of all the Bond movies. You can't help but laugh at it's simplicity. I mean, how often have we seen a bomb counting down from 30 seconds?

    You must see this movie. Even if you're not a huge fan of comedy or Saturday Night Live. I promise you many many laughs....more info

  • 5 Stars, YEAH, baby, YEAH!
    This has got to be THE most shagadelic film in history, baby. You will laugh. You will cry from laughter. And it might even make you a little HORNY, baby. YEAH, BABY, YEAH! Bring your Swedish [...] Pump and some Weetabix and let the GOOD TIMES ROLL, baby!...more info
  • The worst of SNL scattered across 2 hrs.
    I don't even know where to begin. Obviously, I didn't like the movie. Not for any plot point or story element. This was supposed to be a comedy, a goofball parody of James Bond spy-films. I understand that, and as I sat down to watch it I kept that firmly in mind. I wasn't looking for anything cerebral, I was just hoping to enjoy myself and have a good time.

    It was just so...so unfunny.

    'Austin Powers' have about three different types of jokes; Jokes that are bad and fall flat, jokes that are bad, fall flat and are repeated, and finally jokes that are bad, fall flat and are repeated several times more. This film had all the worst of SNL, including the shows credo of 'Run that joke into the ground'. All the gags and jokes were so telegraphed, so obvious and lame. Not a single bit of thought or wit could be traced anywhere in the script. I just can't get why people found this funny. I thought the 60's theme was fun and some of the cameo's were cute, but Mike Myers has this look on this face everytime he tells a joke, like 'I know I'm so funny'. I remember the same look from kids in my high school drama class. How sad.

    Oh well. 'Austin Powers' has a fan following, and far be it from me to question why it's so popular. But please, don't try and tell me this is funny....more info

  • Who's Your Uncle
    This is one of the best movies of the 90's. Elizabeth Hurley is one of the hottest women alive! ...more info
  • hillarious
    i swear this movie was made for mike meyers. only he can do this film, austin powers is a really funny and a really good movie....more info
  • THROW ME A BONE HERE PEOPLE!
    THIS MOVIE IS SO FUNNY. I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE OF LAUGHTER WHEN AUSTIN POWERS(Mike Myers) AND SOME COWBOY GUY WERE IN THE BATHROOM AT A CASINO IN LAS VEGAS AND THEY BOTH SAT DOWN ON TWO SEPERATE TOLIETS AND OVER TOP OF AUSTIN'S HEAD WAS ONE OF DR. EVIL'S WORKERS WITH HIS LUCKY-CHARM BRACLET AND WAS CHOKING AUSTIN AND THE COWBOY GUY THOUGHT AUSTIN WAS TRYING HARD TO GO TO THE BATHROOM AND WHEN THEY BOTH CAME OUT THE COWBOY GUY SAYS "HOLEY SMOKES BOY! WHAT DID YOU EAT?"

    I'M A BIG FAN OF FROUW FARBISONA'S LOUD REMARKS SUCH AS "SCOTT!" WHEN SHE INTRODUCES DR. EVIL TO HIS SON SCOTT EVIL.

    MY SISTER, AND I LOVE MR. BIGGLESWORTH(DR. EVIL'S CAT).

    THIS MOVIE IS SO FUNNY - I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE "AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLD MEMBER" - I'LL TELL YOU ABOUT THAT LATER....more info

  • A 90's comedy classic!


    In 1967, British hip swinger and spy Austin Danger Powers (Mike Meyers) battles his arch-nemesis Dr. Evil (Mike Meyers) as they both are frozen for a long time in cryo-genetic experiments. 30 years later, Dr. Evil has landed in Nevada and wakes up from his frozen slumber so he can be reunited with most of his henchmen like Frau Farbissina (Mindy Sterlin), Mustafa (Will Ferrell) and Number Two (Robert Wagner) as they come up with a brilliant scheme to get one hundred billion dollars from the world embassy so he can take over the world. In the UK, Basil Exposition (Michael York) who works for the UK goverment unfreezes Austin as he joins up with sexy British intelligence agent Venessa Kensington (Elizabeth Hurley) to Las Vegas so he can foil Dr. Evil's plans.

    Co-starring Seth Green, Mimi Rogers and Carrie Fisher, this exciting and non-stop funny comedy is one of the best comedies of the 90's. Written by Mike Myers himself, this movie is a geninuely hilarious satire on the James Bond flicks with cameos by Christian Slater, Tom Arnold, Clint Howard, Charles Napier, Lois Chiles, and Rob Lowe. Liz Hurley is sexy as hell in this movie and Myers is hilarious as both the villain and hero, it's a hip and psychedelic comical journey of a movie that spawned two sequels with one new sequel coming out 2009 or 2010 as this a must see comedy experience.

    This DVD has some groovy extras like audio commentary, deleted scenes with alternate endings, special cameo menu, trailer, "Music to Shag to" original animated sequence, Cast and filmmaker bios and filmographies, Star Highlights which show the stars of the movie in several other movies, and Swedish Made Penis Enlarger Pump question test....more info
  • Shagedelic
    The Austin Powers movies are uniquely highbrow lowbrow comedy. They are spoofs of all the early James Bond films - Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice. If you have not seen these Bond films I suggest you watch them first - they are great action/spy films in their own right - and then watch Austin Powers; it will be that much funnier. But Austin Powers offers so much on its own beyond the Bond films. It's also a spoof on the sixties, the English and the Americans. There are the relationships between Dr. Evil, his staff, and his son. Dr. Evil himself is an invention of comedic genius, and he is, for me, the best thing about the Austin Powers movies. And lest you younger viewers think that the depiction of the hip sixties is an invented or exaggerated part of the crazy comedy, I can tell you that it is more "right on" than you may realize. Boy have times changed!...more info
  • Mike Meyers Is Extremely Talented!
    Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery is a film that you can only enjoy if you are prepared to have a great time and accept everything you are going to see as a fun experience.

    Mike Meyers is a creative genius. He has comic timing, clever wit and a talents surplus of hidden personalities (with voices) inside him. They must have had a great time making this. The story is relatively simple - Dr. Evil (also played by Meyers) wants to take over the world and the only person/agent (of all the secret agency in the world) is Austin `Danger' Powers.

    Frozen in the 60's and revived in the 90's, Austin Powers needs to find and stop Dr. Evil from blowing up the world. Elizabeth Hurley plays the daughter of his original agent back in the 60' (Played by Mimi Rodgers) who teams up with Austin to find and stop Dr. Evil. Michael York gives a stellar performance as the headquarters assignment coordinator who gives Austin all his assignments.

    The DVD extra's are great. The missing sequences and the original trailers and more. The commentary is my favorite on this. Mike Meyers and director Jay Roach have some great comical and interesting comments on the making of this movie.

    Due out this Friday, (7-26-02), Goldmember is the Third Austin Powers film and if it half as good at this one and The Spy Who Shagged Me - it will be wonderful! Austin Powers is a great comedy to own!...more info

  • So sue me
    I admit the first time I saw this film, I just didn't get it. In fact, it took everything I had not to walk out of the theatre. But a funny thing happened: Time. Catching this movie again, nearly nine years later, and I have to admit this is a pretty funny film. Talk about a committment to a performance...Dr. Evil certainly makes this film worthwhile and it's certainly an enjoyable film for a lazy Sunday afternoon....more info
  • Silly but enterteaining
    The star of the Austin Powers' series, is just a fun movie, do not search for a profound message underneath the jokes. Just relax and enjoy, that's what it was made for....more info
  • Beware! R1 dvd is heavily cut!!!
    first things first. this dvd is cut heavily! The Christian Slater "orange sherbert" scene is completely gone, and 2 scenes which were in the original, complete cut (the 'henchmans wife' and the 'bucks party' scenes) are cut and placed in the deleted scenes section!

    This cut of the movie is shocking, if you want to buy Austin powers on dvd, please steer clear of the R1, and buy the full version which has not been butchered. I wish someone had told me before i wasted my money on this very substandard dvd.

    You have been warned! ...more info
  • Shagadelick comedy.
    Austin Powers is a funny goof ball Mike Myers comedy about a stupid 70's agent that is frozen so he can stop his enemy Dr. Evil,both played by Mike Myers.It's funny because of all the 70's lines like shagadelick,ya baby,and just how stupid Mike Myers can act.It's not as funny as Waynes World and is better than WW2 it proves it's point.All these actors(mostly played by Mike Myers)are all really funny.

    The DVD isn't that good witch is why I am giving this review a 4,if I just had to rate the movie I would give it a 5.I hope if you see this movie and hope my review was helpful....more info

  • the first time is special
    Original films on which sequels are based normally loose some of their legacy, eclipsed as it were by the mediocrity of disapointing follow-ups. The first AUSTIN POWERS, if had remained the only AUSTIN POWERS movie, would be more appreciated and remembered now for the unique and surprising comedy that it is. Sorta came out of nowhere didn't it?

    Well, here's to the first AUSTIN POWERS, not that the sequels are terrible. He didn't hook up with Beyonc¨¦ Knowles in GOLDMEMBER and I hope that's not cause she's a chocolate honey like a friend suspected. (I myself was skeptical, but NEVER put it past a major film company.) Wonder what Heather Graham has been up to. She's a doll, but don't express personality like Elizabeth Hurley. Graham was a lot better as Roller Girl in BOOGIE NIGHTS. Maybe it was the skates. Anyway. And here's to Elizabeth Hurley. Ooo La La. ...more info
  • good
    this is pretty good movie it pretty also i am a big fan of mike myers he is incrudable....more info
  • This Movie Is Fricken Hilarious!
    This is the first movie in The Austin Powers series and I think it is absolutely hilarious. Mike Myers is a riot as swinging 60's British spy Austin Powers brought out from a cryogenic chamber in 1997 where he has been since about 1967 or 1968. He has been thawed out because he has to foil the sinister plans of his extremely eccentric archenemy Dr. Evil also played by Mike Myers. There is an excellent cast in this movie, not just Mike Myers but also Seth Green as Dr. Evil's son Scott, Michael York as Basil Exposition, Elizabeth Hurley as Vanessa Kenzington, and also Robert Wagner as Number Two. There are a lot of funny jokes and gags in this movie that just may have you rolling on the floor with laughter and I highly recommend this DVD to people who love to have a good laugh and don't mind that there are a couple of raunchy jokes and gags. The DVD has some great extra features including deleted scenes!...more info
  • Insulting DVD For America Release
    I really love this movie, one of the greatest satyres of the bond movies ever.

    But the dvd released for america was just insulting.

    No original Widescreen aspect ratio (the film has been cropped to 2:1 ratio instead of the 2:40 original).

    This is the Cut edition of the film, some scenes of the original theatrical release were cut (thankfully some managed to get to the deleted scenes section, but in fullscreen)

    The Video Quality is plain bad.

    This movies cries for a re-edition on dvd the way its meant to be. The Sequels had a better treatment.

    JPD
    ...more info
  • Shag Now Or Shag Later? The Funniest Film Of The Late 1990s'
    Anyone who doesn't find themselves laughing at "Austin Powers - Internation Man Of Mystery" really has issues. Okay, it not as funny as, say, "Caddyshack", but for its time period (the late 1990s'), this film was the funniest movie released.

    Mike Myers' suave, bumbling secret agent creation is one of the funniest charatcers in movie history. And this film established it from the get-go. Myers also proved his talent by playing a duel role: in addition to playing Austin, he also was hysterical as his arch - nemesis, Dr. Evil.

    The plot is like this. The year is 1967. And Austin Powers is the hippest, sexiest man on the swingin' scene in London. Fashion photographer by day, secret agent by night, women love him, men want to be him. When his arch nemesis, Dr. Evil, plans to take over the world, it is up to Austin and his shagadelic girlfriend (Mimi Rogers) to stop him. However, Dr. Evil escapes into space with his cat Mr. Bigglesworth and plans to return in 1997. The plan? Austin is chryogenically frozen and is thawed out in 1997. Austin is immediately clueless to the modern world. To help him adjust, he is partnered with the drop dead gorgeous Vaness Kensington (Elizabeth Hurley). As expected, Dr. Evil has returned as well, and he is now out to take over the world, this time by covering the world with liquid hot magma. Austin and Vanessa are led through a series of various and often hilarious obstacles that result in a massively hilarious climax and several bloopers.

    The bonus features are great. The commentary by Myers and director Jay Roach is enlightening. This film is an absolute must have for anyone who loves to laugh....more info
  • Very funny movie
    Mike Myers is terrific in two roles, playing both the hero and his nemesis, Dr.Evil (remember it's Dr.Evil--he didn't go to years at evil medical school to be called Mr.Evil!) This movie was very enjoyable. Myers is great, and so are Elizabeth Hurley, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, the woman who plays Frau, and a few others. This is basically a spoof of James Bond, and it works. I can't too highly recommend this movie, and also its sequel, which is just as good....more info
  • The movie that started it all!
    Mike Myers in Austin Powers is one of the funniest Action Comedies I've ever seen. Myers is Austin Powers, Brittain's #1 Spy and International Man of Mystery. The year is 1967 and After chasing his arch nemesis Dr. Evil (also played by Myers), Dr. Evil escapes to outer space to freeze himself and wait until Austin Powers could no longer stop his evil plans.

    In return, Austin also goes into Cryostasis, only to be thawed out when Dr. Evil returned to wreak havoc on the world. 30 years later, Dr. Evil returns and with the help of his henchman Number 2, Frau Farbissina and Random Task, Dr. Evil makes his plans to ransom the world for 100 Billion Dollars! If his demands aren't met, he then threatens to drill a hole to the center of the Earth and launch a nuclear weapon into the Earth's core making all of the volcanoes around the world erupt! Of course the only man who can stop him is sent out, Austin Powers along with some help from the Ministry of Defense, Vanessa Kensington (Elizabeth Hurley).

    This is a definite 5 star movie! A lot of action and there's also a lot of very funny scenes in this movie a long with the parodies of Demolition Man and pretty much the entire 007 series. There's something for everyone in this movie. I highly recommend this movie and also, don't forget to pick the sequels Uastin Powers, the Spy who Shagged me and Austin Powers in Goldmember. This is an excellent series to get into. You won't be disappointed!...more info

  • Groovy, Baby!
    Ha Ha! This is one of my FAVORITE movies of all time! Mike Myers is a classic, and he is THE best AP!

    THE SMASHING STORY: Back In the sixties, Austin Powers was very shagadelic. He loved the ladies, and he would always want to SHAG them. Till one day, a megalomaniac named Dr. Evil escapes from earth in a Big Boy, so Austin freezes himself and is then Unthawed in 1997 and picks up this hot chick named Vannessa (Did I spell that right?) and so he and Vanessa go to stop Dr. Evil when Big Boy returns to earth. And also, Scott Evil Is HILARIOUS.

    SHAGEDELIC THOUGHTS: This is a Classic! I loved every bit of it. and I think you will, (for those who havent seen it) And it's Definitly a classic....more info
  • It's Number Two To Me.......
    The movie that started the Austin Powers series is this not so mysterious mystery. ............. When this film debuted it certainly garnered alot of attention as it was and is a film in it's own genre, spoof espionage? Whatever you like to call it, it certainly is good for some laughs. Elizabeth Hurley looking reminiscent of Julie Newmars "Catwoman" and all the trippy colors make this a fun retro viewing on one hand, but on the other, "Do I make you horny baby, do I make you randy" over and over gets kind of annoying. There is not that much comic inspiration here as was in the latter "Shagged" or especially "Goldmember" which was a constant riot. This first Austin is more of a rough idea needing further refinement and evolution. It gives you an idea of the shape of things to come. Certainly the addition of the subsequent Austin Characters like "Fat Bastard" and the Dr. Evil sidekick "Mini-Me" added lots of comic relief to those follow-ups and makes this pale in comparison. Luckily the chronology had made this successful because the viewers weren't used to getting more laughs yet, and this was unique and different. If say "Goldmember" came first, and this after, I think fans would have been disappointed. ................ For the loyal Austin fan, this is a must of course. However, I find "Austin Powers International Man of Mystery" to be the least amusing of all....more info