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|Benny Hill Complete and Unadulterated - The Hill's Angels Years Set Six |
Actors: Benny Hill, Henry McGee, Jackie Wright, Bob Todd, The Ladybirds
Directors: Dennis Kirkland, John Robins
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Never before seen in their entirety in the States, the eight original full-length episodes in SET 6 explode with the saucy wit and flamboyant humor that made The Benny Hill Show an international phenomenon. Armed with his ... more »
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Benny Hill Simply the BEST!
Dr Lim Michael | Asia | 01/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"MASTER Comedian Benny Hill is simply the BEST! When I was a student in University in England, The Benny Hill Show was guaranteed to brighten up my day especially when there was thick snow and ice outside my room in the Hall of Residence. As for Hill's Angels, a play on the words - "Hell's Angels", what can I say? They are really SAS! Sensuous and Seductive, voluptuous, curvaceous, nubile, beautiful...words fail me. Be sure you have a strong heart before you watch them as their graceful gyrations may just give you a heart attack, if you don't have a stroke laughing till your belly aches. To this day, I have a personally autographed photo of Benny Hill with his trademark cheeky grin, on my office wall with his handwritten words, "To Michael, Cheers!" I am one of his biggest fans and he is sorely missed. "People who are not broad minded always complain that Benny's jokes are in poor taste and too raunchy. However, I always believe that minds like parachutes work best when they are open. I know, I used to parachute myself. As Benny would pronounce in his hilarious guise as Chinaman Mr. Chow Mein, who bears a striking resemblance to the former Chinese Premier Deng Shiao Ping with his slicked back black hair, "Stoopid irriots!!" HA! HA! Enjoy! By Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet who is a famous Travel, Food & Wine Writer/Editor in Asia."
A great finale
Reader B | Plymouth Meeting, PA USA | 02/04/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Of all the ones before, this is the best. It is fresh, no repeat skits, and the inventiveness is wonderful. There are some new faces, and the Hill's little angels are great. For Benny Hill fans, it is sad this ends the series, but wonderful it ends on a high note. What I found so special is that none of the material was shown before on commercial television in the US, so I was seeing it for the first time.
This is an essential set for Benny Hill fans.
The bonus interviews with three Hill's angels was rather weak; hardly worth the effort, and inferior to the other interviews in the earlier sets. I also found it difficult to hear all the words (or make them out) during some of the songs. Either the accents had changed a bit, or the sound tracks were poorly mixed. But this is minor."
Mark James Drummond | 06/13/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Benny Hill was obviously feeling pressure from political correctness at this point, as the Hill's Angels segments are far less raunchy and more covered up than in the previous sets. Benny obviously tries to go for cuteness by using children in the filmed comedy segments(they aren't bad,but they're no substitute for a bald guy getting his head slapped). It gets kind of tiresome after a while."
I only paid for La Vie en Rose
R. Directo | Mid-Peninsula, California | 07/21/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The rest was a freebie. Gone are the come hither, enticing glances from the last few Hills Angels performances. Gone are most of the actual Hills Angels from the last few shows who we came to know and love.
Although the routines are dynamic and most of the comedy is fresh, it's obvious that the compromising Benny Hill Show caved into feminist political pressures in this last set. I believe that viewership went down, therefore the ratings - which is probably the actual reason that the BBC shut down Benny Hill. The feminist movement was indirectly responsible.
BTW: It's not fair people saying that Benny didn't age well. Obviously, none of the older cast members like Bob Todd and Henry McGee aged well. Don't just single out Benny. If you think about it, if he was alive today, he'd be a lot like Hugh Hefner; they'd probably be good buddies too!"