I'm Going to Remake this...
Logan Lee | College! | 01/06/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well, being a HUGE Kinks fan I bought this as a X'mas present for myself. I owned the soundtrack first and loved all of the music on it, so I was a bit surprised to find out that most of the music was written for porn scenes in the movie! Still, the music is EXCELLENT and the movie is a funny cult classic also. They don't make movies like this anymore.....I can see why. Rent it before you buy it. If you're a Kinks fan, just go ahead and buy it. Ray Davies has said that it's his favorite film of all time!"
Good Movie Made Awful By Postproduction Hacks
BigSky | Pacific Northwest | 10/28/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I love this movie, but hate this DVD. The first time I saw Percy was on Showtime in the late 1980's and I was smart enough to tape it at the time. I tried to buy two factory VHS versions of it on eBay and both were pirated versions worse than mine. With great relief I bought the DVD, only to find out it comes from Anchor Bay, which I perceive as a bunch of mercenary investors who have no appreciation whatever for what they market (my other experience with them was the "Crime Story" DVD's where the sound quality is abysmal and the video is worse than what I taped off of NBC in the 1980's with my wired-remote Mitsubishi VCR - and what group with any - any - entertainment or artistic savvy would stand behind a sailboat logo??). They re-arranged the scenes! The first scene is supposed to be the talk show appearance, not the accident (or whatever it was). You know, the studio tech saying "My mother used to call it, 'Percy'" segueing directly into God's Children and the introductory credits. I stopped the DVD then and there and have no idea what other butchery was performed on this. I would strongly suggest that you exhaust any possible VHS outlet for this before buying the DVD which, unbeknownst to most buyers of it, is an act of desperation. I'll stick with my hissy, monophonic, off-air VHS recording from 20 years ago, thank you very much. At least it resembles what the makers of it intended."