For a change we've only had a few months between this release and the last, and as always it is great to catch up with the Allo Allo gang.
Two years have passed since the last series took place and many things have changed, including the loss of Captain Bertirolli and the two British Airmen. All other characters remain, apart from Richard Gibson (Herr Flick) who steps down at the end of series 8. David Janson steps into his shoes in series 9 and does a good job.
These are the last two series of Allo, Allo and maybe they aren't as good as some of the early ones, but believe me, there are still plenty of laughs.
These laugh out loudmoments usually involve Richard Gibson or the other Germans. Rene again finds himself torn between the Germans, the Resistance, the communist ressitance and his wife. It's such a hard life!
This comedy is still much better than modern comedies and that's for certain. It's a must see for fans of the series and is very enjoyable to see the Allo, Allo cast acting together.
The only other real 'nit pick' is the fact that the 1991 Christmas Special that follows on from the last DVD release is on the last disc after series 9. This is very unusual since every other episode has been in the right order for every previous Allo Allo release.
It is also a crying shame that there are no extra's on the DVD, with both The Best of Allo, Allo (1994) and the Return of Allo, Allo (2007) not included.
All together there are 14 episodes including the 45 min 1991 Christmas Special. Still plenty of laughs, but would be even more better with some extras. Reccomended for fans of the series, but if you don't own an Allo, Allo DVD, it's far better to start the story at the beginning, but even so, this is very addictive!
5 star comedy, 3 star release!