Customer Review

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I bought a region-free DVD player just for this box set! Fantastic!, 26 July 2006
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Comic Strip Presents - Complete [DVD] [1982] (DVD)
As an American child, I was first exposed to "The Comic Strip Presents" when MTV aired episodes from the first and second series after "The Young Ones" in the '80s. This show, along with "Young Ones" and "French & Saunders" solidified my fanaticism with all things Comic Strip related. As this series never caught on in the U.S., I was delighted to find it being released as a box set in the U.K. So delighted, in fact, that I ran out a purchased a region-free DVD player! Hungry to watched the 30-odd episodes I'd never seen, I was very pleased to find that the series kept up a very high standard of comedy throughout. Considering the wealth of films here, it is extraordinary that so few of them fail. And even the misfires are, at least, interesting and different (something that cannot be said of the many rotten sitcoms being churned out in America). All of the regular performers (especially the unjustly underrated mastermind of the show, Peter Richardson) were/are brilliant performer-writers that have left a legacy of great comedy. The highlights? Too many to mention, though Edmondson & Mayall's slapstick epic "Mr. Jolly Lives Next Door," "A Fisful of Traveller's Cheques," and "Bad News Tour" certainly have left an indelible impression on many's minds. The duds? "War," "Les Dogs," and "Demonella," I'd say (and, in disagreement with the editorial review, I'm pretty fond of "Spaghetti Hoops.""). This is a wonderful box set and I revisit these films often. And, every time I do, my appreciation for what this group acheived in humor and originality grows and grows.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: Los Angeles, CA USA

Top Reviewer Ranking: 6,370,934