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Benny Hill: Golden Classics
Benny Hill Golden Classics
Actors: Benny Hill, Henry McGee, Jackie Wright, Bob Todd, The Ladybirds
Director: John Robins
Genres: Comedy, Television
2003     6hr 43min

Benny's back, hot on the heels of his bestselling first-ever DVD release BENNY HILL GOLDEN GREATS, with more from the master of manic mimicry and mayhem! This hilarious new DVD features Benny at his most hilarious - over s...  more »


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Actors: Benny Hill, Henry McGee, Jackie Wright, Bob Todd, The Ladybirds
Director: John Robins
Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Comedy
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/28/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 6hr 43min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Last from the greatest-essential of benny hill
gennady berezovsky | pittsburgh, pennsylvania United States | 01/28/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"it's really worth to be part of youre collection-more than half
of his best stuff here''casanova'',''girls,girls,girls'',
''the wedding'',''les 3 mousquaters'',''henry remote control''
''charlene angels'',''the monte carbolic show'',''man wanted''
''the scarlet pimple'',''big poppa'',''street dance''-made in the
best tradition of charly chaplin,baster kiton,max linder plus
ginius clips and play.why 4 stars?quality of picture and sound
should be better-benny hill deserves,buy this dvd."
N. N Wahlert | seattle, wa United States | 05/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's been said that "a clown makes you laugh at him; a genius makes you laugh at yourself." I've always found this a rather narrow-minded view; it's quite possible to be both. Red Skelton & Benny Hill were two such examples. Indeed, one could call Benny Hill "The British Red Skelton." We of the English-speaking world spit on our clowns & mimes too much; we'd do well to take an example from the French & Italians (check out Fellini's awesome '71 documentary, "The Clowns").

TV comedy had two great auteurs: Ernie Kovacs & Benny Hill. By "auteur," I mean both had complete ability to time, pace & frame a good pantomime sight-gag. But at the risk of being a Benedict Arnold to my fellow Americans, I have to say Benny Hill's achievements outstrip Kovacs'--if mainly for the reason Kovacs died too young. Both men literally drank themselves to death: Kovacs, while driving home drunk from a party; Hill, from ITV's cancellation of his 21-year-old show, represented in the present volume.....his enforced early retirement had him smoking, eating, and drinking himself to death.

Forget Rowan Atkinson; he's a rank amateur compared with Hill's acumen for laugh-till-you-cry, uproarious slapstick entertainment. Here are the classic sketches that solidified his reputation....."Charlene's Angels"; "Super-Teech"; "Horny Boy-Scout Picnic"; "Hill's Angels: New York, New York"; "Hill's Angels: Enough Is Enough"; "The Stripper Clown"; "Clown & Ballerina"; "Wonder Granny Vs. Dr.Jekyll & Mr.Hyde"; "Mr. Chow Mein: Chinese Opera Company"; "Hill's Angels: Pleasure Cruise"; "The Gay Caballero"; "Benny's Place"; "Hill's Angel's: Workout!"; "The Brat With His Slingshot"; "The Scarlet Pimple"; and many more.

But, by way of an open letter to Thames TV/HBO Video: PLEASE, people, may we have a DVD release of the great Hill sketches that NEVER made it onto home video?......Gems like "Foreign TV Commercial Goof-Ups"; "Wonder Granny Vs. Count Dracula"; "Mr. Chow Mein: Kung Fu Movie Director"; "Leprechaun Television (The Irish Independent TV Station)"; "Eurovision Song Contest"; "Lovely Lulubelle (The W.C.Fields Song)"; "Charlie's 92nd Birthday Celebration"; "The Woodstick Music Fair"; "Tex Cymbal, Rock Star"; and lots more??"
Classics or Greats
Popsider | Gold Coast, Australia | 05/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having read so many reports of Golden Greats and Golden Classics I was in 2 minds which to buy first. I found Greats for under $20US,so bought it first. It is quality Benny but as stated on several reviews it contains material from the 1980-1989 period. This is later Benny with strong Hills Angels and young kids participation . This week I got Classics from a vendor in Canada. Now this is really good! Some excellent sketches from the late 70's- much better fayre in my view.
And Jane Leeves is in more than just the Gay Caballero as some reviews would have you think. E.g. The Oven Glove and a doctor's sketch.
I'd buy this first everytime."
Replaces some VHS tapes you might already have
ktk3438 | 10/13/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"At first, I thought this was a lot of repetition from the Golden Greats DVD since many of the skits seemed familiar. However, four VHS tapes of a different collection I have are in this DVD, so I will free up shelf space with this collection. There are a lot of skits on this DVD, many of them very short. This is classic Benny Hill, and a good addition to the collection for Benny Hill fans. If you are a Benny Hill fan, you will want this DVD; if not then it won't matter. This DVD may not contain the best of Benny Hill, but it does contain a lot of Benny Hill."