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King of the Castle

Philip DaCosta , Talfryn Thomas    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Philip DaCosta, Talfryn Thomas, Jamie Foreman
  • Producers: Robert S Baker
  • Format: Colour, Full Screen, Mono, PAL
  • Language: English
  • 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: PG
  • Studio: Network DVD
  • DVD Release Date: 1 May 2013
  • Run Time: 175.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,846 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

The complete series of the 1970s children's drama created by 'Doctor Who' writers Bob Baker and Dave Martin. The series follows Roland Wright (Philip da Costa), a timid schoolboy who is much put upon by his overbearing parents and the bullies at school. To compensate for his meekness in real life, Roland develops an elaborate imaginary world where everyone he knows appears as a grotesque double and he can be top dog. However, when a freak accident throws him into this alternate reality, Roland will have to rely on all his wits if he truly wants to be the king of the castle.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Mono ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Macabre, fantastical and a benchmark production for children's television in the 1970s, King of the Castle was created by Doctor Who stalwarts Bob Baker and Dave Martin as one of the run of outstanding children's dramas HTV produced in that decade. Featuring strong direction and a script which expertly melds fantasy and reality, the series boasts solid performances from genre stalwarts Fulton Mackay, Milton Johns and Talfryn Thomas as well as Philip Da Costa as the series' hero, Roland. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, ...King of the Castle - Complete Series

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 70's TV Fantastic ! 2 Jan 2010
I have spent many years bringing this show up in conversation thinking ,as no one seemed to remember it but me , that i had imagined it !
At last it is available on DVD. I loved it but was horrified by it at the same time. An older relation of 'Into the labyrinth'and has a very similar feel to it .
It is very ,very low budget childrens TV of the mid seventies. and looks it . I remember it being amazing and clever and scary and different at the time.and it is still very enjoyable .The low budget is very obvious and acting is terrible but give it a go.
Full of imagery that rang memory bells ,A great nostalgic item.
No extras and a very basic item but well worth another watch.
and as an added extra, probably one of the ugliest casts to appear all in one show !!!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm not the only one who remembers it, then? 1 Jun 2010
By Red Rob
Like previous reviewer, Porky, I didn't seem to know anyone who could remember this series at all. So much so, that I gave up trying about 15 years ago.

I'm glad that someone else remembers anything at all about this series. I'm also glad that it isn't just me who was drawn in to what was really a very strange, odd and quite nightmarish kids TV programme.

Considering my all-time favourite programme during my childhood was 'Pipkins', I shouldn't really be surprised that 'King Of The Castle' made an impression on me.

Anyway, whether you remember it or not, this series is definitely worth a look.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars King of the Castle 30 April 2013
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Brought back a lot of memories about how good and imaginative children's television used to be.Another winner from Bob Baker & Dave Martin.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome !!! 13 Jan 2014
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It's incredible to see for another time this tv serie !!!. I couldn't found it on internet to watch online because is a rare tv serie with only six or seven chapters.

The quality of the picture and sound is very good for a 70's recording.

Is a perfect DVD if you want to re-live that moments in the 70's-80's when you are young and discover some tv series that change your mind.

Best regards.
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