I remember when I was a youngster watching TV footage with my late dad of Chic in his pomp. A true comic genius and now very sadly missed. I've seen very little of him since then and was eagerly looking forward to watching this, wishing dad could be here to see it with me
The bad news is that I watched it and it's very, very, very bad. There is barely any footage of Chic doing his stuff. Firstly a programmes where other Scottish comics (Johnny Beattie, Dorothy Paul, Rikki Fulton amongst them), reminisce about how good he was. This is interspersed with a few brief snippets of Chic but very few. To be fair to them the support do him justice but this is very weakly backed up by the brief flashes we get of Chic. I have to admit to one real guffaw and a couple of sniggers, but I'm embarrassed in the context of the rest of the disc to concede to even those.
The second programme was so like the first that I thought somehow it was being repeated in a different order and switched to the next title.
The third is an excruciatingly bad 70's TV play from STV in which Chic has a straight part for about a third of the length. I mean it's terrible, absolutely awful.
The fourth part is him having a tour around Glasgow City Chambers with someone who might be the janitor, this is truly appalling. Chic just mumbles a wee bit here and there as if he's somehow got wind of the whole scam that is this DVD, and is ashamed to be associated with it.
Toward the end the recording goes all wrong and the sound is miles behind the picture, I mean by about a minute or more. The whole thing then just breaks up with some school kids shown with no sound and stops with no titles or explanation, as if the tape went wrong and no one ever watched it to make sure it was OK.
It's a disgraceful exploitative shocker. On no account should you buy this DVD.