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Benny Hill Complete and Unadulterated - The Hill's Angels Years, Set Four (1978-1981) (1979)

Benny Hill , Henry McGee  |  NR |  DVD
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Product Details

  • Actors: Benny Hill, Henry McGee, Jackie Wright, Bob Todd, The Ladybirds
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: January 31, 2006
  • Run Time: 500 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000CCW2SO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,903 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Benny Hill Complete and Unadulterated - The Hill's Angels Years, Set Four (1978-1981)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • I Was a Hill's Angel Featurette
  • The Benny Hill Cheeky Challenge Trivia Quiz #4
  • Interactive Menus

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Product Description

Watch the Prime Minister of Comedy at the height of his career in BENNY HILL: COMPLETE AND UNADULTERATED--SET FOUR: THE HILL’S ANGEL YEARS! 1978-1981 witnessed new producer Dennis Kirkland's raucous and rowdy influence on The Benny Hill Show, Benny's receipt of the "Funniest Man on Television" award, and the introduction of the beautiful and buxom Hill's Angels. The Benny Hill Show's pioneering sketch comedy didn’t pull any punches, and this fourth set of complete episodes doesn't disappoint! Chow Mein and Fred Scuttle return in new madcap moments and the debut of Benny's Aussie Digger Blue, film legend Michael Caine, and the Scarlet Pimple bring new hilarity to the program. Never broadcast in full-length form in the U.S., the only way to see the ten original Thames episodes from 1978-1981 in their entirety is through this essential DVD collection. DVD Features: "I Was A Hill’s Angel" Featurette; The Benny Hill Cheeky Challenge Trivia Quiz #4; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection

The "Hill's Angels" of Benny Hill Complete and Unadulterated: The Hill's Angels Years, Set Four (1978-1981) are a cluster of fabulous babes who serve both as eye candy in comic master Benny Hill's musical sets and as a repertory company filling out his sketches. For the first time, a Hill fan can get familiar with some of the talented women who decorate Hill's show and even appreciate them for something beyond the obvious.

Otherwise, Set Four carries on the tradition of Hill's naughty burlesque act. In "First Impressions," two Irish blokes--improbable guests on a television interview show--encounter a language barrier with the host due to their unique pronunciations: "My friend gave driving tests to girls, and sometimes he would feel them." "He would, uh, feel them?" "Yes, if they didn't pass, he'd feel them." In the very Red Skelton-like "Hotel Sordide" sketch, Hill plays a bellhop who inadvertently gets caught in a raucous fight between lovers, besieged by amorous attentions from comely ladies and the jealous rages of their men. Longtime fans of British TV comedy will appreciate Hill's impression of comedian Dave Allen (down to the latter's missing finger), in a good bit in which Allen can't tell a joke without offending one or another ethnic group or minority sitting in his outraged audience. Other good impersonations include Hill's take on Anthony Newley, Miriam Makeba, W.C. Fields, and, astonishingly, Bob Dylan. Finally, a real highlight of the set is "Women's Lib Television," in which a TV channel devoted to female viewers (a pretty prescient idea at the time) offers such fare as the game show "Sale of the Century." Hill plays the snarky hostess, who engages in man-bashing puns while a sexist male panelist answers contest questions with horrifying stereotypes. ("The three fastest means of communication? Telegram, telephone, and tell a woman.") --Tom Keogh

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
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As a Brit who followed Benny's great TV shows in the 1970s and 1980s, it pains me to see how the Great Man is so poorly treated by the country that he brought so much laughter to.

No reruns on TV's UK Gold... no anniversary tributes... no specials celebrating his fantastic humour... nothing. Not even this DVD set, which is only available in the USA! It's as if the whole establishment is ashamed of him.

And why? Because he had a few scantily-clad girls in his shows.

Quite why this is sneered at with such venom by today's politically correct critics is beyond me - to me it's no worse than any of the vile so-called humour peddled by the likes of Julian Clary, Graham Norton, Ben Elton, Eddie Izzard and a whole host of current 'right on' so-called comedians, who aren't fit to lick Benny's boots.

There's nothing wrong with a bit of wholesome heterosexual titillation - in fact, in this day and age it's positively refreshing.

So a huge thank you to A&E from one very grateful Brit for releasing every one of the Great Man's shows, in full, unedited, and with no adverts either! Absolutely fantastic top drawer laugh-out-loud comedy, delivered with that famous cheeky twinkle in Benny's eye. A gold-topped DVD set!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Prime Time for the Benny December 21, 2005
This was when Benny and his gang had truly hit their stride and decided to go into overdrive with the cheeky humor. Thank goodness they brought in Hill's Angels to give his gang of elder comics something worthy of being dirty old men over. I've been trying to watch these episodes on BBCAmerica, but they butcher them up. There's no need to feel the mercy of a bunch of TV programmers - get your Benny Hill uncut and not ready to be passed off as family friendly.

So sing along with Benny's wicked tales and follow his lusty leer. This is a series worth putting on your shelf.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Benny the Great February 6, 2006
Yes it is Benny the Great, and "not a lot of people know that." Benny Hill was one of the greatest comedians of the 20th century and this DVD set showcases some of his best work. It includes classics such as "Wonder Gran v. Dracula" and "Friday Night Fever." I remember watching these episodes on cable and laughing my head off. When I saw these DVDs coming out, I made sure to pre-order as soon as I could. Don't listen to the detractors and help yourself to a dose of Benny today.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just like I remembered... March 18, 2006
I grew up watching these shows having always been a fan of British humor. Monty Python shows and films are still some of my favorite. Benny's humor is a bit racey but now that we've gotten to the "Hill's Angels" years, it's interesting to see the documentary from many former "Angels" and hear there take on the show and it's critics. They felt the men came out looking stupid; or someway or another, were the loosers.

Critics were always harsh on this style of "sexist" humor but I feel it's far more innocent than some of the trash out there today, and I'm not talking about porn or cable shows but regular TV. Tell me Desperate Housewives or I'll bet many soap-operas aren't far worse than any cheeky humor from this kind, baby-faced British treasure.

Benny still makes me laugh...

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I love Benny Hill. I can't believe that every time I watch the shows I find them funnier and funnier. I have seen the 4 DVD sets and I can't tell which one is the best. Benny Hill is truly a genius and you can see it through his sketches, songs, silent mini-movies, bloopers and more. This set is really good indeed, one of my favourites. I can't wait to have the next set.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BENNY HILL'S ANGELS....NAUGHTY AND CHEEKY December 16, 2006
Kudos' to British television and Benny Hill for pushing the naughty button. Set four offers more cheeky British humor and the beautiful hill's angels. The video transfers are well done and the audio is clean & crisp. Once again A&E Home video has done a fantastic job with this set. British audiences have always known what a comedic talent they had in Benny Hill, but I really never appreciated his brand of humor until now. With the way everything has to be politically correct, many of the Benny Hill sketches wouldn't make it to air on regular television today. I've really enjoyed every minute of this hilarious three disc set. Thanks Benny !!

DVD Features Include:
*I Was a Hill's Angel Featurette
*The Benny Hill Cheeky Challenge Trivia Quiz #4
*Interactive Menus
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Hill's Angels March 25, 2006
This fourth installment of Benny Hill The Early Years focuses on the Hill Angels skits and musical numbers.The best skits are the Wondengran Vs Dracula and Dr.Jackal and Mr Hyde(a spoof of Wonder Woman,Saturday Night Fever,A Tribute to the Low Tidmarsh Fire Brigade,Big Poppa,The 3 Musketters Man Wanted and many more specially the fast skits.Also included is a featurette with some of the Hills Angels talking about their experience on the show best moments and sketches and also about Benny how he was,rehersals and much more.I'm waiting to see next installment.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of old skits redone January 25, 2009
By Mike
I love watching Benny Hill, but this set has an unusual amount of skits and gags (especially in the 3rd disc of this set) that were done before in the first 2 sets. It almost seems like he was running out of ideas and decided that enough time had elapsed that he could get away with redoing old stuff. Still, there's some great original stuff. There's also a lot of Hill's Angels dancing. While I enjoyed this as an adolescent, now it seems more like filler fluff. I still watch it though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't stop laughing
I just like Benny Hill - a lot. I always watched him in the late 70's. The item came in on time and without any damage. I'm very pleased with the purchase.
Published 5 months ago by Judy Parsons
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
It was so much fun sitting down with my husband and watching Benny Hill old shows. We refuse to have cable at our vacation home instead we have chosen to purchase dvd's to watch... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Teresa Pope
5.0 out of 5 stars great dvd
If you like english humor you will love benny in this dvd, as usual, he is funny and always makes me laugh!
Published 14 months ago by MART200
4.0 out of 5 stars Laughs
Since Benny is not on any of the cable channels any longer, these are always good for a slapstick laugh.
Published 22 months ago by Ted Beaderstadt
4.0 out of 5 stars Good escapism
In a tough cynical world, often reflected in tv and movies, I always enjoy silly escapism and Benny provides that. And Hill's Angels are, well, Hill's Angels.
Published on September 23, 2012 by rroberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny - a True comedy
Benny Hill is great for a laugh at any time, unlike the so called comedians of today which I mostly consider vulgar instead of being funny, Benny Hill is a true comedian. Read more
Published on October 23, 2011 by Robert Benjamin
5.0 out of 5 stars Benny Hill dvd's
If you are a Benny Hill fan, these are a must. The first season wasn't so great but that is only because Benny Hill was trying to figure out his show. Read more
Published on October 4, 2011 by Jay
5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift
Who doesn't remember Benny Hill?
It is nice that you can buy just the years of Benny Hill you want. Read more
Published on December 8, 2010 by mango
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant stuff!
This is one of TV's funniest men during his prime. This is an excellent set and great value.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Benny Hill - The Hill's Angels
Hey men "The Hill's Angels" are beautiful I love they, Benny Hill will be always comedy legend .
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