Start your 30-day free trial

Quantity:1
Up Pompeii [DVD] has been added to your Basket
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Like New | Details
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Your item will have a pristine disc and case with inlay notes and sleeves in perfect condition. It may be out of its original cellophane wrapping.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£9.48
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: Rikdev Media
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Up Pompeii [DVD]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Up Pompeii [DVD]


Price: £9.50 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Only 10 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
22 new from £7.99 4 used from £7.48 1 collectible from £18.94

*Buy Any DVD or Blu-ray and Get £1 Off Amazon Instant Video
Enjoy £1 credit to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Instant Video when you purchase a DVD or Blu-ray offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 credit per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 BST on Tues, June 30, 2015. Learn more (terms and conditions apply).
£9.50 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Enjoy £1 credit to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Instant Video when you purchase a DVD or Blu-ray offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 credit per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 BST on Tues, June 30, 2015. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
  • Check out big titles at small prices with our Chart Offers in DVD & Blu-ray. Find more great prices at our DVD and Blu-ray Bargains Store.

Frequently Bought Together

Up Pompeii [DVD] + Up The Chastity Belt [DVD] + The Frankie Howerd Collection [DVD]
Price For All Three: £33.20

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Frankie Howerd, Patrick Cargill, Lance Percival, Michael Hordern, Barbara Murray
  • Directors: Bob Kellett
  • Producers: Ned Sherrin
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Optimum Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 14 Feb. 2011
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004EMS070
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,062 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Product Description

Feature length spin-off from the Frankie Howerd television series about a lazy slave living in ancient Pompeii. When a document falls into his hands listing the names of those plotting to assassinate Emperor Nero, he is forced to infiltrate the group. Hilarious mishaps result.

Synopsis

A funny thing happens to Frankie Howerd on the way to the rent-a-vestal-virgin market stall. A mysterious scroll falls into his hands, listing the names of all the conspirators plotting to murder Emperor Nero. And when the upstart slave is elected to infiltrate the ringleader's den, the comical ups-and-downs lead to total uproar.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Cartimand TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 May 2006
Format: DVD
The late great Frankie Howerd pouts and leers his way in inimical style through this 90 minute bawdy romp set in the famous doomed Roman city - and then jumps forward in time a millennium or so and does pretty much the same. This big screen adaptation of the much loved TV series is noticeably naughtier than the small-screen version, with 15-rated nudity aplenty and double-entendres (and a few blatant single-entendres) in almost every scene.

Although only Frankie as Lurcio, the slave, and the innocent young master (with the not-so-innocent odes to his latest love) seem to have survived the transition to cinema, most of the other characters are played by familiar faces from British cinema and all the usual plot elements are still there. This is pretty well classic English farce, in similar vein to some of the historical Carry On films made around the same time. Some of the gags are pretty lame, whilst others may make us wince a bit in today's politically correct climate. I defy anyone not to laugh out loud at least a couple of times during the movie though.

Corny? Yes Hammy? Sure, but just go with the flow and enjoy. Maybe not a classic, but as a testimony to happier, more innocent days, Up Pompeii is definitely worthwhile.

Salute!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Alasdair Swanson on 29 Nov. 2003
Format: DVD
In Up Pompeii, Frankie Howerd finds the list of conspirators against Nero, in Up The Chastity Belt he has to go to the Crusades to find his master. In both films, this is largely irrelevant, since the point is Frankie's rampant ad-libbing, innuendi and fourth-walling. The humour's dated a bit but to all who love the British comedy of the 60s and 70s, this set's a gem -- Frankie Howerd at the peak of his powers, given good supporting players and scripts that have room to breathe and a loose plot to hang the gags off. There's a couple of jokes we'd frown at now but overall this is good (un)clean fun all round and a must for Carry On fans who've used up that oeuvre.
Of course, a cameo from Eartha Kitt is always a treat...
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Chris Rhydderch on 14 Aug. 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
After the success of the hit BBC series it was not surprising when this movie version of "Up Pompeii" was made in the 70s & as you would expect Frankie Howerd takes the character of slave Lurcio from small screen to big screen with absolute ease!! The movie version contains all the same ingredients and characters from the TV series (Ludicrous Sextus, Ammonia, Nausius and Erotica) but interestingly and somewhat surprisingly all the main characters are played by different actors/actresses than those in the orginal series!!(not quite sure why??). Anyway the innuendos and sauciness come aplenty during this super bawdy romp which is both funny and delightful from start to finish!! The only thing that let the movie version down was that it wasn't of course filmed in front of a live audience which is where Frankie Howerd really shone during the BBC series, as his ad-libs with the audience during the weekly show just added that extra something!! That aside I would heartily recommend this DVD if you want something easy to watch and a good laugh too!! And if you don't want to watch it... then "Please Yourselves!!". Salute!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By cmpowell@btinternet.com on 16 April 2000
Format: VHS Tape
In the same medium of Carry On films, the inuedo, the one liners, and brilliance of cheaply filmed British humour, this film ranks extremely highly. I watched this film on TV whilst a kid, bopped around to the title music, and then creased up to the fabulous one-liners..on top of which you have Michael Horden and some great breasts and Ned Sherrin's direction.Watch and giggle.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By cmpowell@btinternet.com on 11 Jun. 2000
Format: VHS Tape
What are you lot playing at?...You must all watch this film, not only do you have the historical sequence of the eruption of Pompeii (albeit on the cheap side,) but you have the rudeness, the smut, the sniggers,...every schoolboy in the world HAS TO WATCH THIS!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: DVD
The basic story of 'Up Pompeii' is of Lurcio (Frankie Howerd) who accidentally gets mixed up in a conspiracy to murder Emperor Nero when a scroll containing a list of conspirators falls into his hands, there's plenty of double entendres and innuendos along the way, mainly courtesy of Howerd who narrates the ins and outs to the camera.
Of course, this film has to be viewed with the knowledge that it was made in 1971 and not yesterday, Howerd blacks up for one scene and you could easily accuse it of being sexist and slightly lowbrow but if you're looking for an Ingmar Bergman film, look elsewhere, if on the other hand you're a 'Carry-On' fan, look no further for some below the belt humour and some lovely ladies from the 1970s (Barbara Murray, Julie Ege, Adrienne Posta (Adventures Of series) and Madelaine Smith (Vampire Lovers), along with a handful of extras, some clothed, some not)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Silenus on 24 Aug. 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
A delightful example of Frankie Howard together with the comedy casts of comic actors, gone but not forgoten. I have always been a fan of Eartha Kitt who had a small but very enjoyable part. Up Pompeii follows the style set by the televivion series and is not to be confused with the cries of Portsmouth football suporters. The Chastity Belt gives a rare glimps of what the crusades could have been with a little more understanding on both sides.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By N. Jones on 24 July 2012
Format: DVD
Maddy Smith....mmmmm. Five stars for the scene with Maddy Smith in the bath mmmmmmmmm. She is so beautiful. My all time favourite woman.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback