Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|I'm for the Hippopotamus|
Actors: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Joe Bugner, May Dlamini, Dawn Jürgens
Director: Italo Zingarelli
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Comedy, Documentary
Two brothers (they may not look alike but have the same mother) are at odds on how to make a living in apartheid South Africa. Tom (Bud Spencer) runs a safari outfit while Slim (Terence Hill) tries to sabotage it due to h... more »
This is a DVD, NOT a VHS!!!
hill/spencer fan | 08/29/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Amazon will probably get around to fixing this listing, but just in case they don't, I'll post this as a review to get the word out. I was looking for this movie on DVD anyway, so I was actually glad to get a DVD copy rather than a VHS tape. This movie is a must-have for any Terence Hill/Bud Spencer fans. It has always been difficult to locate this film on DVD (even now since Amazon currently has it listed as VHS format). This is indeed in DVD format from WHAM! the same company that released the DVD copy of "Watch Out, We're Mad" (Another great Terence Hill/Bud Spencer film). "I'm for the Hippopotamus" isn't quite up there with "Watch Out, We're Mad", but still a good flick nonetheless."
I'm for this movie
Barbara Ann Anderson | California | 10/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought a copy of this movie a while ago, in the sweedish format, but mine plays in english too.
This is one of Terence Hill and Bud Spencer's better 70s films and I'm glad to see it available in all regions format now. In this film they use their real voices, so don't expect the Trinity and Bambino vocal sounds."
Fun, even 30 years on
Jol O'Lantern | Ottawa, Ontario Canada | 01/20/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I first saw this projected onto a bedsheet on a wall in 1980. I laughed until tears streamed down my cheeks (mind you I was just 15, and broad humour was considerably more funny to me then). 30 years or so on, I showed it to my 6 year old son on video, and the title song got stuck into his head. We had to sing it for days afterwards. The story is simple enough, but the interactions between Hill and Spencer are what make the show (that and the soundtrack).
I also liked the violence. It is stylized enough that it fits the cartoon violence standard of innocence. My son certainly appreciated that the bad guys were getting their just desserts, not that I think Hill and Spencer saw the film as a great teacher of life lessons. This is not a brilliant intellectual comedy, but it is watchable and remains funny, over and over again.
One possible flaw is the love story between Hill's character and a friend's daughter. It sort of appears, and then disappears without resolution. This is a mildly irritating loose end in a rather aimless plot, but not a dealbreaker."