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5.0 out of 5 stars FUNNY
Duty Free belongs in the old school of British comedy. This show topped the reatings when first shown in 1984 and was repeated pretty often during the mid 80`s. The 3 dvds..disc 1 has the first series set during the first week. The acting is exceptional, Keith Barron is excellant as David, recently made redundant and living a lie with Linda the well to do English woman...
Published on 16 Mar 2004

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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good but missing material
An excellent series which other reviewers have done justice to already. My low score and complaint is that this particular boxed set has been edited from the original material. Its run time is 562 minutes when the other boxed set has a run time of 575 minutes and I am aware of some scenes which have been cut from this set. Missing appear to be the 'bondage' scene with...
Published on 31 July 2008 by David Groom


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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FUNNY, 16 Mar 2004
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This review is from: Duty Free: The Complete Series [DVD] (DVD)
Duty Free belongs in the old school of British comedy. This show topped the reatings when first shown in 1984 and was repeated pretty often during the mid 80`s. The 3 dvds..disc 1 has the first series set during the first week. The acting is exceptional, Keith Barron is excellant as David, recently made redundant and living a lie with Linda the well to do English woman married to Robert who doesn`t seem to notice her. The revelation is Gwen Taylor as Amy who lights up the screen in all her scenes and gets the best lines. (TO A BULLFIGHTER-"YOU`RE JUST A HITMAN FOR FREY BENTOS")
Gwen Taylors acting as she witnesses losing her husband to Linda takes this above most other comedy performances.From the same writer as `Rising Damp, the 2nd series on disc 2 features the second week and is just as funny. Whilst disc 3 features the return the year after and the first two episode are classic British farce. There is also the episode featuring Judith Charmers which is brilliant.Also on disc 3 is the 1986 special `A DUTY FREE CHRISTMAS` which works well on film and without an audience you see the chemistry between the 4 stars...not forgetting Carlos the waiter. Roberts remarks about Germans and references to Pasatas may date this..after all it`s 20 years since series 1 but it is still classic, funny British comedy.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Duty Free is a must have, 7 Nov 2004
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Duty Free was a brilliant show when it was made in 1985, I have just watched it again after 19 years, and it is still as funny now as it was then. There is not one episode that I can say I did not enjoy, just to hear the funny remarks from Amy to her husband David will make you roll about with laughter.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Acceptable condition, 18 Feb 2014
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Had many items from this buyer,always been happy with my purchases. Duty free is so funny so I know I won't be disappointed with the comedy. Not played them yet, although there are a few hairline scratches on some of the discs I am sure they will play okay.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good but missing material, 31 July 2008
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An excellent series which other reviewers have done justice to already. My low score and complaint is that this particular boxed set has been edited from the original material. Its run time is 562 minutes when the other boxed set has a run time of 575 minutes and I am aware of some scenes which have been cut from this set. Missing appear to be the 'bondage' scene with Linda and the Jamaican gambler with David missing the plane home. Quite why some idiots would want to edit these out I really don't know, but it spoils an otherwise excellent product. My recommendation would be to buy the other set as this presumably has the uncensored material on it (I haven't bought it, but this seems likely to me, given the 'missing' 13 minutes).
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