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5.0 out of 5 stars
Private Schulz - A Great Comedy, 24 Feb. 2009
Private Schulz has been at the top of my "wish list" for television programs to release on DVD for years. I watched this on PBS in the 1980s and made the mistake of recording over my tapes. Checking regularly for availability in the DVD age, I was overjoyed to learn that 2 Entertain would be issuing this. Rather than wait for a Region 1, I ordered from England and the two DVD set arrived quickly.
Although 2 Entertain talks about the quality being the best they could do with the materials at hand, there is no need to be modest. This set receives an excellent transfer.
A brilliant script by Jack Pulman helps along with the fantastic acting from Ian Richardson (playing Major Neuheim and many other characters) and Michael Elphick (Private Schulz) adds up to great entertainment. I'd forgotten so much of the story line, best remembering the ludicrous scene of Schulz parachuting into England as a spy wearing a bowler hat and plus fours. All the other characters are well cast. The music by Carl Davis (including variations on Liszt's tone poem Les Preludes) adds to the enjoyment as does the 23 minute "Private Schulz and Operation Bernhard" documentary which explains some of the difficulties of producing a series like this.