'Allo 'Allo - The Complete Series One & Two (2 Pack)
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UPDATE June 2006: It seems that Amazon has finaly adjusted the price to be in line with the single season packages!!! Hey, Amazon is a big store I figured they get with it sooner or later.
UPDATE August 2006: Scratch the June update it seems the price is back to its $62.99 price. Idiots!!!
UPDATE October 2007: Ok the lesson learned here is that I have watched the price of this box set fluctuate from around $70.00 to $50.00 YOU MUST PAY ATTENTION to the price I don't know why they would be doing this on a somewhat regular basis but I have talked with several people who have been stung by this box set. Watch the prices of these kinds of box sets, PLEASE! It couls mean a savings of as little as a few dollars or in the case of some Star Trek box set listings $300.00!!!
I won't give away the story lines, so I'll just tell you it is set in France during WWII. The main character is Rene, played by Gordon Kaye, who owns a cafe, and occupies his days trying to balance getting along with the Germans, the French Resistence, the Communist Resistence, his wife, who thinks she can sing, his mother-in-law, British airmen, various onion-sellers, the Gestapo, and the two lovely waitresses with whom he is having affairs.
In some ways it's like the British series, "Are You Being Served." If you have ever enjoyed a single episode, you'll want to see all of them. You'll want to watch them again and again, and share them with friends.
"The British are Coming" starts the series and explains many things that happen later in the series.
"The Fallen Madonna" with the big whatever. Will set a reoccurring theme as Colonel Kurk von Strom has pilfered the painting for his retirement. Keep you eye on it through the series as it becomes a shell game.
Basic story is of a café owner René; this is in France during the WWII occupation. He must balance dealing with the local Germans, the Gestapo, the good Resistance, the commie Resistance, having affairs with his female help, dealing with his wife and mother-in-law. Throw in some downed British airmen and some onion soup.
I will not go though this series in detail because for those that have not seen it or if it has been while since viewing the series, the surprise factor and the one liners are worth discovering first hand.
I will say that the highlight for me was when they mistakenly fed grain laced with nitro glycerin to the chickens.
One nice thing about this series is that they place the name next to the actor at the end of each episode. Most of the actors are well known out side of this series. I was shocked however to find that Gestapo Herr Otto Flick (Richard Gibson) Played British Capt. Newman in Ken Follett's "The Key to Rebecca" (1985) and completely changed his accent.
I hope the will release the others "Three Hail Mary's and two Heil Hitler's."
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Great price and works in my dvd player from China! Arrived in great condition and in a timely timePublished 6 months ago by Gaby
This is what made getting a all regions DVD player worth it. Love this series. It is British humor and a kind of Hogin's Heros kind of play on Germans, but still funny, fun and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Leon Fox
For any Brit this is a MUST especially if you grew up with the series. If you have not seen it and like British humor then highly recommend. Read morePublished on November 6, 2013 by yorkie
This old BritCom from the 1980's is hilarious. In my opinion, it's the best BritCom they put out. Not repeated lately on PBS, I believe because somebody thought it was... Read morePublished on March 8, 2011 by OlderWiserReader
Allo! Allo! is a riot. It doesn't suffer from the ultra-dry humor of many other English comedies. If you've never seen this show, give it a try - chances are you will be happy... Read morePublished on October 1, 2010 by James E. Bogart
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