Release of Series 7 rescheduled...
R.B. | USA | 09/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After several delays, "'Allo, 'Allo!': The Complete Series 7" is due to be released in January 2008 as a two disc set with small Rene & large Officer Crabtree caricatures on the cover. The 'Complete Series Seven' features the return appearance of Capt. Hans Geering [Sam Kelly], a replaced Monsieur Ernest LeClerc [Robin Parkinson], a replaced Captain Alberto Bertorelli [Roger Kitter, in the character's last series], the last series of Lt. Fairfax [John D. Collins] & Lt. Carstairs [Nicholas Frankau], & should include interviews with Richard Gibson [Herr Otto Flick] & John Louis Mansi [Herr Engelbert Von Smallhausen] as special features.
Finally, 'official' titles for Series 7!
Prepare to order!
[All episode lengths = 30 minutes]
-Unofficial titles: Forged Papers; Von Flockenstuffen in Command
-Unofficial titles: Exploding Candles; Free at Last
-Unofficial titles: Flying to England; Eloping to England
-Unofficial titles: René In England; Hello Hans
-Unofficial titles: Telegraph Poles; Lines of Communication
-Unofficial title: The Spirit of Nouvion
-Unofficial titles: Wine Barrels; A Barrel Full of Airmen
-Unofficial titles: A Mixed Marriage; Stuck
-Unofficial titles: Ice Cream; The Ice Cream Truck
-Unofficial titles: Gypsies; The Gypsy Carnival"
Rene Artois - An Adult version of the Artful Dodger
Bruce Mcgregor | Sydney Australia | 11/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Set in the second World War this is the next release of a send up of the French Resistance during the German occupation of France, and covers the escapades of Rene Artois, a French Resturant owner. He is a chance "Hero of the French Resistance" but is really more interested in taking chances with the hot blooded flirtations of his waitresses - and less interested in his wife and mother-in-law with whom his short verbal exchanges never amount to much more than, "Shut Up! You Silly Old Bat".
It is made funnier by a German Leutenant who "is mad about the boy" - but of course one needs intrigue and skullduggery with stolen art and the "Gestoopo" who are always trying to catch the plot but usually miss it.
A superb series that really must be part of your video collection.
The frustrating part about buying these DVD's is that the distributor cannot do the honourable thing and release the entire series in one release. The excuse for this may well be marketing but this does not enhance my opinion of them for this policy. Hurry up and release the rest of the series, you idle slackers!!!!!"
F. S. L'hoir | Irvine, CA | 04/21/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sometimes a stew--or a ragout in this case--is so perfect that if you change any of the ingredients, it does not taste the same. The proposition holds true for original cast of "Allo Allo" which represented a perfectly delicious combination of comic actors. Unfortunately, by season seven, they had lost the original daffy Monsieur LeClerq who revealed his disguise with raised spectacles and the charmingly chicken-hearted Capitano Bertorelli. It is not that their replacements are not excellent, because they are; it is merely that the new combination of ingredients has altered the perfect flavor of the original comic concoction.
On the plus side, Sam Kelly (Hans, of the first several seasons who escaped, by mistake, to England) turns up in British Intelligence, where he has been groomed to be a proper Englishman by the Cambridge Spies, Burgess and Maclean!
There are still plenty of laughs, gimmicks, and running gags; and Series Seven is well worth adding to your collection. But some of that original piquant zest is missing."
I love Rene`
D. Smith | Houston, TX | 04/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the great classic britcoms, and should be seen by all! It's hilarious. However, there are so many running jokes that you should start at season 1 or they won't make sense."