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Not Now Darling [DVD] [1973]

Leslie Phillips , Julie Ege , Ray Cooney , David Croft    Parental Guidance   DVD
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Leslie Phillips, Julie Ege, Ray Cooney, Barbara Windsor, Joan Sims
  • Directors: Ray Cooney, David Croft
  • Format: Anamorphic, Dolby, PAL, Widescreen
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Odeon Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 23 April 2012
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,596 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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Based on Ray Cooney s record-breaking stage farce, Not Now Darling follows the misadventures of insatiable womaniser Gilbert Bodley (Leslie Phillips), the boss of an exclusive West End fur salon. In order to give his mistress Janie (Julie Ege, Up Pompeii!) an expensive mink coat without upsetting her jealous husband, Gilbert agrees to sell it to her cheap. However things don t go to plan and the tricky transaction creates a hilarious and chaotic chain of events. Co-directed by David Croft (Are You Being Served?), this quick-witted British comedy also features rib-tickling performances from Carry On stars Barbara Windsor, Joan Sims and Peter Butterworth.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Classic Farce 28 Oct 2007
The classic stage farce given a modest budget movie release, stars Leslie Phillips and Joan Sims, with cameo roles for many other great comic talents, like Bill Frazer and Graham Stark. This print, the 'pink cover' version, has a moderate quality picture, but is an unedited print, allowing the viewer to see the movie as intended. Julie Ege provides much of the glamour, in a role that involves lots of running in and out of doors, some good lines, and some moderate nudity. Further glamour is provided by Benny Hill girl Trudi Van Doorn, much under-rated, who like Ege finds her top falling off once or twice as events get out of hand. It's all good fun, for anyone who has enjoyed the Carry On movies, this is more of the same, but with a style all its own. The jokes are very British, it's all good fun, and the nudity mild. It's 95 minutes of fun. Beware altenative releases, which have many edits!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Quick-witted and fast-paced. 11 Sep 2008
Oh what a web we weave...

This is a complicated farce of affairs, infidelity and marriages that needs to be watched after a few drinks to make any sense, otherwise will come across as a non-sensical dream!.

Dated sex and innuendo fun film with quick-witted dialogue that is fast-paced. It's great to see husband and wife Jack Hulbert and Dame Cicely Courtneidge appearing in their last film together and looking marvellous in their 80s!

Also stars Joan Sims and Barbara Windsor.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny, Funny Movie... I Laughed a LOT..! 7 Dec 2012
By SeaWasp
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.. and I do enjoy seeing naked ladies in the bath... but please be warned that if you are looking to update your old copy of this movie with this Odeon "Best Of British" version... DON'T BOTHER.

It is the same old Salm Dunk Video copy, full frame and all. The reason I bought this new Odeon release is because the amazon item page promised me a 16.9 wide screen print and I like to fill all 46" of my television monitor with a good quality picture. It was not to be. Odeon are not at fault here.. the entire blame falls on amazon. The back of the dvd box states that it is a 4:3 picture and had I known that I would have saved myself 9 quid plus overseas postage... so now I have two virtually identical copies of "Not Now, Darling" courtesy of amazon's false item description and I remain, dear reader, a victim of bollocks!!

The movie itself is quite good fun in a "Carry On" kind of vein but with better dialogue. Still, be warned of the aspect ratio... it is not what amazon tells you it is (1.66:1 / 16.9) and the picture quality (both sharpness and colour) may suffer when being played on a large screen.

Having said that, the movie looks to have been filmed in 4:3 but, in 1973, I seriously doubt that it was projected in that ratio. I would like to view it in a theatrical aspect, not camera negative. This looks very much like a 16mm print that has been transferred to video and I feel it is a little overpriced for what you get.

The dvd plays ALL Regions.
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