Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Carry on Camping|
Actors: Bernard Bresslaw, Peter Butterworth, Sandra Caron, Derek Francis, Patricia Franklin
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Asian pressing DVD (code 3 but inspected to be all code) of 1969 film directed by the successful English filmmaker, best known for the 'Carry On' series (the Carry On pictures abound with anachronistic and technical gaffes... more »
Dismal technical quality
it | Sunnyvale, CA USA | 03/11/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of about 25 comedy movies made in Britain that have the same cast. It is about half way between Monty Python and Benny Hill in the style of humor. I consider this particular one to be in the top 5 of the 25 for entertainment value. It involves several married and single men trying to find romance at a camping area without any success.
The problem with this DVD is the dismal technical quality. Sharp brightness contrasts between adjacent areas produces vertical vibration of the scene. This is totally absent in the VHS version.
It is wide screen and the VHS is not. So you have a choice in your purchases."
it | Sunnyvale, CA USA | 02/06/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is about average for a Carry On script. The original movie was wide screen. This DVD chops the edges off so that it fits a traditional 4:3 screen. Your other option is the WHAM ! USA version also on amazon. It shrinks the image so that it fits the 4:3 screen sideways and is shorter than the screen vertically. It also has some vertical jitter.
As far as the plot goes, there are different groups of people who go camping and end up at the same campground. Each group has adventures before and after arriving including interacting with each other. There is a bit of ndity (both men and women) for under a minute total or so."
Each to his taste
David Wilmot | St. Louis, MO USA | 03/31/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I found the sharpness, brightness and contrast a big improvement over the VHS version it replaced. I was disappointed in the faintness of the sound track as compared to those in the Carry On Collection."
Cheeky laughs from an innocent age
Bruno | 02/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Carry on camping straddles that happy period between the inventive but somewhat dull early carry ons and the overly crude and suggestive later films. Here we have just the right balance and we can happily chuckle at 50 something lad Sid James trying to get the 'green light' from 30 something school girl campers Barbara and co.