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4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 28 Jan 2006
This review is from: Derek And Clive Get The Horn [DVD] [1979] (DVD)
Look... this isn't for everyone. It's Peter Cook and Dudley Moore going back for one last excursion into the world of "Derek and Clive." For the uninitiated, Pete and Dud hit on an unsurpassed comic concept of wallowing in vulgarity and absurdity which knew no bounds. Fortuntately, Cook was a brilliant comic who was at his best at improvisation. Moore could not have been a better "foil" and was able to keep up with Cook's ideas and helped taking them all the way to their - sometimes very clever or dreadful - end.
This is the only filmed document (that I'm aware) of their collaboration on this particular comic endeavor - and its priceless. There's been a lot of talk about how they were at odds at this time, and the humour (and their relationship) was strained. Well, I've watched this countless times, and can't help finding the material and chemistry absolutely magic.
They did reunite for the release of this video (which had only been available for years as a bootleg). So all the noise about them disagreeing on the final product is up for debate.
What's not debatable (OK - for some folks it might be) is this is great fun and highly recommeded to anyone who appreciates extremely ribald, imaginitive comedy.
Oh, and some of the compalints about the 16mm film stock and poor lighting, etc... Please. This isn't a George Lucas epic. Its two well-matched, talented comics having some fun in a studio somewhere in London.
Its really quite sad they've both passed.
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