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Bless This House: Series 1 - Episodes 8-12 (Colour Episodes) [DVD]

Sidney James , Diana Coupland    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Sidney James, Diana Coupland, Sally Geeson, Robin Stewart, Anthony Jackson
  • Writers: Harry Driver, Vince Powell
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Clear Vision
  • DVD Release Date: 8 April 2002
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000063KM8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 118,723 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

The first colour episodes of this classic British sitcom. Sid James stars as Sidney Abbott, a man desperate to get on with his teenage kids whilst his wife (Diane Coupland) is constantly thwarting his pursuits in the areas of football, alcohol and women. The episodes are: 'The Day of Rest', 'Make Love...Not War', 'Charity Begins at Home', 'If the Dog Collar Fits...Wear It' and 'The Morning After the Night Before'.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
This film was on TV during Christmas 1990, and I didn't intend to watch it, but I saw the first five minutes, and was hooked. I liked it so much that every time I went to any shop selling videos/dvd's, I would hunt for it. Thankfully Amazon saved me hunting any further.
This film lacks the subtlty of modern films, or the in-your-face crudeness of American Pie etc, but you do get a load of classic Carry-On style moments. Sid James is the funniest I've ever seen him, and playing against Terry Scott's straight-laces middle class role, he shines even brighter. Robin Askwith also makes a complete fool of himself on more than one occassion.
All the way through writing this review I've been smiling to myself as I recount some of the classic scenes. This film is 70's comedy, neatly wrapped up into 85 minutes of shiny dvd. I love it!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Going Back To Old Triumphs 9 Oct 2003
As fans of the Carry-On films will know, British comedy of the 60s and 70s was extremely, extremely popular. 'Bless This House' is a classic example of a tradition not based on large budgets and extravagant settings, but on roar, honest and even predictable humor. Majoritively, people will find the comedy of 'Bless this House' to be innuendo after innuendo of cheek and naughtiness. Well, that is what made this type of film so funny and popular, as this type of behaviour was common of the time.
The most lovable rogue of the time, the legendary Sid james, leads his family through the hilarious highs and lows of redecorating, brewing your own spirits, and trying to get your son married to the girl next door. Boasting a stellar cast of the time including Terry Scott, Peter Butterworth and June Whitfield, 'Bless This House' shows us all why comedy doesn't always have to involve funny accents, silly faces and exaggeration. This is to be enjoyed as a reminder of a simple but much loved era of British Cinema.
Due to the saddening fact that Sid, Terry and Peter have all passed away, what is really missed by me here is a set of special features, they would have been great!
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars NOT THE COMPLETE SERIES 1 !!!! 1 Jun 2003
Once again, nice to see on DVD, but this is only the colour episodes from the first series......I presume Clear Vision didnt think the B/W episodes would sell.......dont they understand ANYONE spending there money on a classic show like this would wish to see the COMPLETE SERIES 1....B/W episodes as well as colour....once again no Thamles logo adcaps which result in some edits being made.....your better off purchasing the Australian release which is PAL, region free set over 2 discs and includes all these extras !!!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 70's comedy at its best. 24 Jan 2004
This triple pack of DVD's is excellent value for money. I would highly recommed it to anyone who used to watch these TV sitcoms in the 70's. I guarantee that you won't stop laughing. These movies prove that the comedy of yesteryear is still the best.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
In the 70s, a TV show only really had to get slightly positive reviews and it was a dead cert that a movie spin-ff would be forthcoming. Here we see the ITV comedy transformed to the big screen by the producers of the Carry On series.

The TV show was an example of how realxing and enjoyable TV used to be, before everything, including comedy, started to take itself all so seriously. And here Sid is replicating his part of the eternal family man splendidly.

Dave Freeman writes the script and I'm afraid it here that some of the points are knocked off. Writing a 25 minute show is one thing, but trying to stretch that over to 85 minutes is more of a challenge. Especially where there are more limitations that there were, for example, on his brilliant Carry on Behind. There's just a teensie bit too much of the old slapstick and there's even a food fight at one point.

Another huge bugbear is that Anthony Jackson is not in it. I can understand not including Robin Stewart from the series. You get an impression that he was always a better TV actor than film actor for some reason. But Jackson could quite easily have reprised his role and I think would have done far better than Peter Butterworth. Butterworth almost seems aware of this as he delivers his most sterile performance ever.

That said, it is hard to not like anything with Sid in it so this gets a respectable 3 stars.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars bless sid james 4 July 2005
sid james is the kind of person who you wish was still here today,there was just something about the man which makes you smile,the face and the yak yak laugh was made for fish & chips style british comedy. bless this house the movie is still a good laugh,sid plays "sidney abbott" the head of the abbott household,his main problems in life revolve around his two kids mike & sally (robin askwith & judy geeson) who constantly cause him loads of trouble. there's lots of funny moments in the movie,i like the scene where sid has a cake fight with his snooty neighbour (played by the great "terry scott") other good performances come from peter butterworth,june whitfield and patsy rowlands. it's a good spin off from the still funny bless this house tv series,if you like sid james then you'll love this.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars what makes a classic british comedy..last 15 Jan 2004
What a cast what a film, wenether your down or just up for some fun pop this in your dvd player. classic comedy with no swearing no nudity just pure fun from begining to end.
far out laughs the tv series with peter butterworth as one of the neighbours and terry scott and june whitfield moving in the other side. truly heart warming comedy to make you laugh again and again, i show this to my wifes side who are french and say this is classic british comedy and 30 years on too a new audience they find it great as you will go on put this in your collection and for the great price value for money...highly recommend..
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A good laugh. Enjoyed it.
Published 10 days ago by terence davies.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good valve, Good film, althoe the orginal Mike and the orginal Trevor are played by different actors.
Published 13 days ago by Mary
3.0 out of 5 stars Bless this house
Good family viewing
Published 1 month ago by kendo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
lovely relaxing british comedy
Published 1 month ago by K. Cleaver
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by julie
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Classic British Comedy just so funny they really don't make them like they used to just a great lazy afternoon watch
Published 5 months ago by Mr LEE JOHN JAMES
2.0 out of 5 stars Very "dated"
I suppose we have been spoilt by so much good TV humour since the 1970s that this film comes across as a good idea/plot treated badly. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Harry Fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Not seen this movie in years great to see it converted onto DVD a must watch movie for any family
Published 11 months ago by Mr bic
5.0 out of 5 stars Bless this House DVD
Love this film. Very pleased to have purchased it and enjoyed watching it again. It takes me back to my youth and happy days.
Thank you.l
Published 15 months ago by p. steinitz
3.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Family Comedy Team Now on the Big Screen!
The TV Sitcoms of the 70s almost all had one thing in common: an inability to forecast changes in fashion and youth culture, and an instantly dated quality that created instant... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Lord Anon
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