26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
A masterpiece in need of restoration,
This review is from: Do Not Adjust Your Set [DVD] (DVD)
This was THE show I had to watch when I was at school.
Watching it agin, the first thing that strikes you is that it is still very funny. Not quite everything works, but then not everything Python works either. The quality is pretty bad in places too, as this was a film from TV, copied onto video and now put onto DVD and all without restoration - or even lip synch at times. That said, it's amazing that any survive at all as the tapes at Redifusion TV were wiped and re-used (!).
The performers give their all and are uniformly excellent. The Bonzos are always great fun, clinicaly insane, but brilliant, and Captain Fantastic is the stuff of legends.
With this much star quality on show, plus live performances from the Bonzos of Monster Mash, Hunting Tigers and Hello Mabel! - this has to be watched. Incidentally, my son, who is 11 (about the age when I last saw it!) has watched them all 3 times now and rolls around the floor with laughter every time.
It's a great piece of fun!