If you are a fan of Asterix, then you must have this DVD. The cartoon characters are brought to life with incredible fidelity to the original, with Depardieu as an amazing Obelix and Clavier as an unbelievably convincing Asterix. Director Chabat is a genius, and this is a film you can watch again and get more out of each viewing. I strongly recommend buying the 2 disc version, however (in the Amazon search window paste B00007H008 to bring this up). This version has a second DVD of extras, the most phenomenal part of which is a detailed history of the making of the film, from the very start of the project onwards. Even if you don't speak French you will be fascinated by the huge complexity of a project like this: quite a revelation to me.