Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 29 Oct 2006
Cert: Not Rated
Comedy Gold from the 1970s together for the first time in this exclusive boxset featuring a host of movie spin-offs from classic TV series such as Porridge, Rising Damp and The Likely Lads. PORRIDGE Zany comedy about two prisoners who want nothing more than to stay in jail! Norman Stanley Fletcher (Ronnie Barker) and his cell mate Lennie Godber (Richard Beckinsale) get caught up in an escape scheme devised by the prison 'godfather' (Peter Vaughan). The escape plan, carried out during a prison celebrity soccer match, works perfectly but, unfortunately, Fletcher and his cell mate are dragged along. They must now face the biggest challenge of their career - breaking into prison! With Fulton Mackay. RISING DAMP Based on the chart-topping comedy series following the fortunes of Rigsby and Miss Jones. Rigsby (Leonard Rossiter) is the owner of a sleazy boarding house whose tenants include Philip (Don Warrington), a black medical student, Ruth Jones (Frances De La Tour) on whom Rigsby has set his sights, but who seems to find Philip more to her liking; and John (Christopher Strauli), the roommate in whom Philip is more interested but whose sole purpose in life is losing his virginity to Sandra (Carrie Jones). The fragile romantic alliances are shattered when Seymour (Denholm Elliott) arrives and the attractive Miss Jones falls for him and he falls for her savings book. BLESS THIS HOUSE Sid Abbott (Sidney James) and his pal Trevor (Terry Scott) have a hobby - home-brewing. Their latest creation is brandy, which is secretly stashed in Sid’s shed. They discover that their new neighbour is a Customs Officer who must collect tax on all such spirits. To add to this, Sid’s chaotic family are adding to his complicated problems. A slice of Carry On style humour. With Diana Coupland and June Whitfield. STEPTOE AND SON From Galton and Simpson (the award winning writers of Hancock’s Half Hour) come two movie spin-offs of the classic TV Series, Steptoe and Son, charting the love-hate relationship of a widower father Albert (Wilfrid Brambell) and his unmarried son Harold (Harry H. Corbett) who together run a decrepit rag-and-bone business in London. In Steptoe and Son, Albert and Harold live amicably together at the junk yard until Harold, who likes the bright lights in the West End of London, meets a stripper, marries her and takes her home! Albert is of course furious and tries every trick he knows to drive the new bride from his household. STEPTOE AND SON RIDE AGAIN In Steptoe and Son Ride Again Harold, always on the lookout for ways to improve his lot, invests his father's life savings in a greyhound who is almost blind and can't see the hare. When the dog loses a race and Harold has to pay off the debt, he comes up with the bright idea to collect his father's life insurance. And to do this his father must pretend to be dead… OOH… YOU ARE AWFUL! After cheating the mafia out of a fortune, comedy conman Dick Emery trusts his partner to stash the loot in a Swiss bank. As the number of the account is tattooed on the rear of one of his girlfriends, a cheeky undercover operation begins. The bottom line is to photograph the evidence for posterity or he’ll make a complete ass of himself. And Dick Emery butting in with all his other impersonations could mean another bum rap!! LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR The big screen version of the popular yet controversial sitcom in which West Indian neighbours Bill and Barbie Reynolds (Rudolph Walker and Nina Baden-Semper) laugh off the abuse from prejudiced white worker Eddie Booth (Jack Smethurs) and come out on top. The epitome of political incorrectness, Love Thy Neighbour gives an exclusive insight into the racial tensions of its day and the witty retaliations of the enduring Reynolds are shamelessly funny. TILL DEATH US DO PART The world according to Alf Garnett – the most opinionated, loud-mouthed, and prejudiced bigot in all of comedy creation. Eastender Alf chronicles the hilarious history of the put-upon Garnett family from the war with Hitler to another battle with the Germans – the 1966 World Cup Final. This superb and caustically funny film boasts a host of familiar and polished British performers, including Warren Mitchell as Alf, Dandy Nichols as his long-suffering wife, Una Stubbs, Bill Maynard and Brian Blessed. THE LIKELY LADS Starring Rodney Bewes as Bob and James Bolam as Terry, The Likely Lads is the hilarious feature-length spin-off from the popular television series, written by acclaimed duo Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Porridge). Yet again the two lovable Geordies are up to their likeable necks in trouble. It begins when Bob’s wife talks Terry and his Finnish girlfriend into touring the North of England in a caravan. And it ends with both like-minded lads running away to sea. But what happened in between adds up to the funniest, if unlikeliest misadventure of all. With a fantastic script and characterisation from Clement and La Frenais, The Likely Lads is vintage, essential British comedy. ARE YOU BEING SERVED? Hilarious high jinks from the Grace Bros. team as they troop off to sunny Spain for the staff trip of a lifetime. Cheerfully they disgrace themselves on the Costa Plonka. Mr Humphries is free while Captain Peacock wants everything under the sun from Miss Brahms. Mrs Slocombe only hopes her pussy can survive as the comedy capers carry on abroad to the riotous screen version of the television comedy classic. ON THE BUSES / HOLIDAY ON THE BUSES / MUTINY ON THE BUSES Starring Reg Varney (Reg Varney, The Best Pair of Legs in the Business) and Bob Grant (Till Death us do Part, The Jugg Brothers) as the two tear-away clippies with an eye for the ladies – and a habit of slacking off, On the Buses was one of the UK's longest running sitcoms, and a ratings winner on its original release. In these movie spin-offs, On The Buses sees women drivers employed to ease staff shortages at the bus depot. Mutiny On the Buses visits Windsor Safari Park where the conductresses are dropping their knickers in protest. Holiday On The Buses finds the team descending on a Welsh holiday village. Fired from their depot for crashing three buses, Jack and Stan travel to the seaside to run the resort's transport.