- Actors: Kenneth Connor, Windsor Davies, Judy Geeson, Patrick Mower, Jack Douglas
- Directors: Gerald Thomas
- Writers: David Pursall, Jack Seddon
- Producers: Peter Rogers
- Format: PAL, Colour, Mono
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English
- Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: ITV Studios Home Entertainment
- DVD Release Date: 7 July 2003
- Run Time: 85 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 60 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00009PAJP
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,623 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Carry On England (Special Edition) [DVD] 
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Make love not war! The Carry On team are part of an experimental mixed anti-aircraft battery during World War II. The Luftwaffe never had it so easy! Recruits Ready (Jack Douglas), Willing (Judy Geeson) and Able (Patrick Mower) join forces to strike terror into the heart of the enemy and run rings round their pompous Captain, S. Melly (Kenneth Connor). Discover where Churchills famous Victory sign really originated from in this classic khaki caper: patriotism has never been funnier!
In 1975's Carry On England, a mixed-sex anti-aircraft battery is set up during World War II by way of an experiment. The sex is indeed pretty mixed, although the drafting in of Patrick Mower and Judy Geeson rather demonstrates the need for at least some of the cast to be attractive in order to make this odd premise feasible. For the most part, of course, it's tits-out sex-comedy slapstick all the way, but there's a nicely ambivalent performance from Kenneth Connor, who portrays the wartime British officer class as being pretty much bonkers, a telling interpretation, which Stephen Fry was to perfect years later in Blackadder Goes Forth. The location is of course typically Carry On cheap-and-cheerful, but its inevitable drabness, together with the indistinguishable khaki uniforms, tends to put a bit of a dampener on the adult-panto atmosphere that the best Carry Ons deliver. The cast commendably manage to transcend this, though, so there's still plenty of fun to be had. --Roger Thomas
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The plot, such as it is, has Connor trying to make soldiers of his mixed gender unit, who are more interested in banging away with each other than banging away at enemy aircraft, but aside from a bit more nudity than the series had got away with in the past (at least when the film originally opened) and one off-colour joke about aircraft recognition it feels even more dated than a Frank Randle service comedy from the 1930s, and if anything even more overplayed. Producer Peter Rogers always insisted that it was the film originally being released with a AA rating (no-one under 14 admitted) that caused the film to flop before it was hastily re-edited down to an A certificate (all but the first edition of the UK DVD includes both cuts, the shorter version in below par old VHS dupe quality), but the reality is that the film is so atrocious in either version it would have emptied cinemas even if you paid audiences to see it. It’s tired, lazy filmmaking and looks incredibly cheap even by the late entries in the series’ standards, making it one for only the hardiest of Carry On completists.
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