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5.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth the Buy, 9 Nov 2003
This review is from: On The Buses/Mutiny On The Buses/Holiday On The Buses [DVD] [1972] (DVD)
Embarassing to say and undoubtedly hard to believe that I began watching 'On the Buses' when I was young because I wanted to be a bus driver when I got older......Obviously my career goals have now changed somewhat :) but my interest in this collection hasn't. These three films are yet another testimony to the astonishing popularity of British cinema throughout the 60s and 70s, right up to the present day.
Collectively these are fantastic films; uniquely we have a proverbial 'egg-timer' shaped progression........'On The Buses' is brilliant; the classic plot of men vs women is hilarious, especially when the women find spiders in the bus........'Mutiny On The Buses' is the worst of the three. It lacks any real similarity to the Television Series, which is a great shame. 'Holiday On The Buses' was the last film made and was made in the final year of the'On The Buses' franchise. It follows the characters on a Summer Holiday at Pontins they Stan and Jack (the main characters, and 'Blakey') have been fired. Not as good as the first film but an exceptional improvement on the second.
As with any other sitcom, whether it is on TV or a big-screen spin off, what relates people to it is the characters. The Butler family, Jack Harper and Inspector Blake are some of the most famous characters of 70s television. Brilliant acting by all concerned plus some surprisingly well thought out plotlines make for fantastic family viewing.
It is not before time that this has been released on DVD......buy it. ALSO, I have been very lucky to collect all of the TVseries episodes available, and I would suggest you consider buying those as well......they really are testament to a fantastic Sitcom of a past, but much loved era
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