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This is NOT the complete series,
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I am not obsessive about things "being like they were back when", but this box set is just not complete.
There are scenes missing all over the place.
Fistful of Travellers Cheques - watched it on 4-OD to check this, the boxset is missing a massive chunk out of the middle of this episode. Not just a shortened scene, but has at least 6 separate scenes totally cut.
One of the scenes introduces a new character - Trouble the Matador. In this version he just turns up in the last part of the episode along with some totally unexplainable dialogue from the other actors. WRONG.
They've tried to hide this with a very clumsy cut and shut edit that feels totally wrong.
I could go on about the others, I've chosen Fistful becasue it's a classic and one of my favourites.
This box set is way below standard - if you're buying this for someone who waxes lyrical about how good the series was, DO NOT BUY IT. They will be very disappointed.
I'm so pissed off that I'm getting in touch with Channel 4 to see what they're going to do about it.
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Initial post: 21 Nov 2013 19:23:39 GMT
Amazon Customer says:
Fistful of Travellers Cheques was probably my favourite so many thanks for the heads up on this. Definitely a no buy after your review
Posted on 28 Feb 2014 21:28:51 GMT
Rodney Ffing says:
Thanks for the warning. Horrified to hear what's been done to 'Fistful.' One of my faves too, and I'm definitely not going to buy the box set. Scandalous that Channel 4 can treat the Comic Strip and its fans with such distain, and this sounds like it's not far away from being labelled a swindle.
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2014 18:10:33 BDT
Lee Lucas says:
No doubt in Fistful of Travellers Cheques being one of the best. It's my very best of the lot. I still have it on video from when I taped it on channel 4 when it was first screened, and was just looking at this seeing how Rik had just died yesterday and thinking of getting it too, and glad I read your review. This is deffo a no go...
Posted on 21 Nov 2014 09:42:20 GMT
Did you get a reply from Channel 4?
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