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Bottoms Up! [DVD]


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  • Actors: Jimmy Edwards, Arthur Howard, Martita Hunt, Sydney Tafler, Raymond Huntley
  • Directors: Mario Zampi
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 7 April 2014
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00HGB1ZSM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,251 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Based on the enormously popular television and radio sitcom Whack-O!, this 1960 comedy feature stars Jimmy Edwards in the classic role of devious, cane-brandishing headmaster. A later addition to the impressive series of comedies by Two Cities Films co-founder Mario Zampi, Bottoms Up! was co-scripted by Michael Pertwee and Whack-O! writers Frank Muir and Denis Norden; Edwards co-stars include Melvyn Hayes and, in an early film role, Richard Briers. The film is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements.

Chiselbury School, according to the prospectus, is an academy for the sons of gentlefolk . Regardless of what the prospectus says, however, the boys are very far from being gentlemen; they are an undisciplined rabble. It is, in fact, a school like no other anywhere. But Chiselbury s head, Professor Jim Edwards, is about to put into action a novel scheme to raise the school s profile...

SPECIAL FEATURES:
[] Original Theatrical Trailer
[] Image Gallery
[] Original Pressbook PDFs

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth M. Henderson on 20 Jun 2014
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This is the film version of the earlier BBC TV series, Whack-o! starring comedian Jimmy Edwards and Leslie Howard's brother Arthur Howard. Jimmy was head of a boys' school and Arthur was his deputy head. The idea of the titles was the eager JImmy using a walking stick cane to whack the posteriors of supposed "naughty" boys. Not sure why the renamed the film Bottoms Up as the TV series was hugely popular in UK and Australia. Unfortunately the BBC has scrapped most of their Telerecordings(kinescopes) of this series. There is one on You Tube but this has little to do with the school and the boys but rather the masters having a night out at a night club.

I have waited a long time for this film to be released and I was not disappointed. These are characters from my early TV viewing, a new medium then in Australia, when I was a child.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A. W. Wilson TOP 500 REVIEWER on 2 April 2014
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Just so there was no mistaking which DVD I am talking about. I must start by saying I am perhaps a bit surprised at Network releasing this Oh so Terribly Politically Incorrect film, which I happen to still find very funny and enjoayable after 50 years. They have done a brilliant transfer, crystal clear black and white picture with excellent sound, a trailer and some stills for extras. The thing is I like Jimmy Edwards and there is absolutely no doubt that without him this film just wouldn't work at all-All bluster and bullying and lusting after "Matron". The poor staff who mostly don't play a big part don't stand a chance and as for Arther Howard as "Pettigrew"-Well one must question why he stays. The boys all put up a good show tho and I am sure for a brief second I saw David Hemmings in the background. The film is still amusing but is it now issued too late for a new audience? I fancy it is. For Edwards fans and lovers of nostalgia this is recomended. 4 stars for the film 5 for the quality of the DVD
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pam Pike on 11 Jun 2014
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Jimmy Edwards at his best in this typical schoolmaster comedy - good old British humour and at £5 an absolute bargain. Well worth a purchase.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joyce B on 3 July 2014
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One of the best films ever made - fast paced and hysterical. I watch this all the time and make friends watch it too. They start off thinking I'm nuts but are soon converted. Jimmy Edwards and co at their finest. Richard Briers film debut too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MisterBrown on 13 Sep 2014
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It's ideal for the immature male and those of a nostalgic bent. Lots of slapstick fun with little slapping of sticks! In fact, I think the only person who gets hit with a cane is the hapless Deputy Headmaster!

Comes in a slimline DVD case. If you can get it for under a sixer, I'd say go for it! Hard to beat...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. Howard on 11 July 2014
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'Bottoms Up!' was the film version of the BBC TV 'Whacko' comedy, made in 1960, and at least as good as the television show. A very funny film, with lots of action sequences, and crisply directed. Excellent entertainment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By john mchugh on 27 July 2014
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The late great and sometimes forgotten Jimmy Edwards for those of us who grew up in the fifties/sixties will remember these days that we experienced at school, especially the caning. Good to see this again, get a copy while you can. John McHugh.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John on 28 July 2014
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Black and white film spin off of the popular TV and radio shows Whacko. A reflection of the halcion days of British comedy which doesn't try to shock laughter out of people as seems to be the norm nowadays.
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