Taglines: Beating down a path to Rome!
Obelix falls for a new arrival in his home village in Gaul, but is heartbroken when her true love arrives to visit her. However, the lovers are kidnapped by Romans; Asterix and Obelix set out to rescue them on a dangerous journey that will involve gladiators, slavers and beauracracy – and a personal encounter with the Emperor himself, Julius Caesar…
Asterix Versus Caesar (also known in France as Astérix et la surprise de César) is a 1985 animated movie, in which the plot was adapted from two of the stories from the Asterix Comic book series – Asterix the Legionary and Asterix the Gladiator. The plot itself was written again by Goscinny along with Uderzo’s friend, Pierre Tchernia. It is the first of the Asterix films to be released in the 1980s, and the fourth animated film adaptation of the comic series, with the film being directed by Paul and Gaëtan Brizzi. The film’s theme song, Astérix est là, was composed and performed by Plastic Bertrand.
Asterix Versus Caesar (1985)
Directed by: Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi
Starring: Roger Carel, Pierre Tornade, Pierre Mondy, Serge Sauvion, Henri Labussière, Roger Lumont, Yves Barsacq, Paul Bisciglia
Screenplay by: René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Production Management: Philippe Grimond, Nicolas Pesquès
Film Editing by: Monique Isnardon, Robert Isnardon
Music by: Vladimir Cosma
Distributed by: Celebrity Home Entertainment
Release Date: December 11, 1985