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The Best of Benny Hill
The Best of Benny Hill
Actors: Benny Hill, Patricia Hayes, Eira Heath, Henry McGee, Nicholas Parsons
Director: John Robins
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Television
NR     2001     1hr 23min

Benny Hill was always best at quasi-silent slapstick, so it's no surprise that some of the best stuff on The Best of Benny Hill seems to owe more to the work of Mack Sennett and Fatty Arbuckle than to mainstream TV comedy....  more »


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Actors: Benny Hill, Patricia Hayes, Eira Heath, Henry McGee, Nicholas Parsons
Director: John Robins
Creators: Benny Hill, John Robins, Archie Ludski, Roy Skeggs
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Comedy
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Best of
DVD Release Date: 07/10/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1974
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1974
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 23min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Craig S. (InnerMacro) from WAUSAU, WI
Reviewed on 9/8/2022...
87 mins; a range of sketches from the Benny Hill Show. A good sampling of what the show was like for those who haven't seen it or don't remember it very well. Much of the humor would be considered politically incorrect by today's standards, so audiences sensitive to that kind of thing should probably skip this one.
Reviewed on 12/8/2019...
You can never go wrong watching classic Benny Hill but watch your younger audiences.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Kenneth S. from PINSON, AL
Reviewed on 5/11/2013...
Jeremy G.
Reviewed on 1/4/2011...
classic Benny at his best!!
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Very Funny | usa | 05/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Benny Hill is One Of the Greatest Comedy Talents Ever!His Vision on His Shows always had me Rolling.He was not Only The Writer&Director but also Wrote The Music as Well.He was A Genius Of Humor.this is a Must."
Benny Hill sampler has some funny material
Scott MacGillivray | Massachusetts, USA | 10/31/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is a feature-length compilation of sketches from Benny Hill's long-running TV series. If you're at all familiar with the genial British comedian, you'll know what to expect: plenty of girls, plenty of puns, plenty of obvious visual humor, and plenty of eccentrics dashing from here to there. Some of the sketches run on a bit longer than necessary, others are short and sweet. Movie buffs will love two sketches in particular: 1) Benny is the star of a 1930s late-show movie, but the print is terrible (Benny and the cast ingeniously simulate splicy dialogue, projection at the wrong speed, etc.); 2) A cineaste -- Hill's straight man Henry McGee in a delightfully over-the-top performance -- interviews famed French director Benny, asking searching questions and getting matter-of-fact answers. Benny's monologues are fun, too -- his story of a little boy who befriends a bird is timed beautifully. A technical note: this was released as a theatrical movie but much of it was originally shot on videotape. Thus the image transferred to film is sometimes a little grainy, but it's nothing distracting. If you like simple, lowbrow burlesque comedy, you'll certainly enjoy this tape."
Uh yeah this IS the best of Benny Hill!
Gary Demirdjian | San Diego, CA United States | 12/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having grown up in Sydney, Australia during the 1970's I was exposed to a lot of Benny Hill and this DVD contains but a small portion of the funny and brilliant comedy programming Benny made which I grew up watching. I happen to like his early stuff from the 70's as opposed to the later stuff he did in the 80's. Lucky for me this compilation movie was made in the mid-70's and has made it to DVD. The skits on this DVD represent the original years of Hill's brand of humor and I love it. The only drawback is that since some of the skits were shot on video the quality isn't as good as the superb quality of the skits shot on 16mm. On the contrary the other DVD(s) available that covers Hill's later years contains the boring, mundane humor in my opinion. I am very much hoping that I can get some more Hill programming on DVD from the 1970's, as presented on this DVD because as I said this is but a mere taste of Hill's early era of original and very funny yet risque humor. There's a lot more he did back in the 70's which hasn't made it to DVD yet. A lot more.This DVD is the game and the others are lame."