I have to think WAY back to 1978 when this film opened in San Francisco and enjoyed it with a full auditorium. It seems to have disappeared pretty much since then. It's due out on DVD in a couple of weeks and I'm eager to see it again. For the lovely Georges Delerue Score, the assured direction of Bertrand Blier, and a Gerard Depardieu who's so slim he's almost unrecognizable. The Film also won The OSCAR for Best Foreign Film. As a French Comedy, i found it quite entertaining.
But that wouldn't have been the retail price in 2002. There are much cheaper used copies, but maybe those dropped in price when the new release was announced. The blu-ray is a high-def remaster which the new dvd should be sourced from, so they should look better than the old dvd. https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=24831