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Hawmps?

4 out of 5 stars 63 customer reviews

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HAWMPS?

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Product Details

  • Actors: James Hampton, Slim Pickens
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, 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: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Gaiam - Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: February 22, 2005
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006Q945A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,571 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

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Format: DVD
Don't get me wrong. I like the film. It's pretty fun light hearted stuff, but this is one of the worst video transfer jobs I've ever seen. I can barely read the opening text, I can barely make out some of the shapes, and the whole thing looks like its negative had been sitting in the sun for the last 30 some odd years. Then again it's Good Times Video marketing the thing, and they're not exactly known for quality videos. Both audio and visuals get a major thumbs down in this viewers book. Do your wallet a favor, and don't buy this DVD. Wait for a better version (if there's ever going to be one).

Still, if you can put up with all that, it's actually a pretty funny movie. Camels and cowboys. Who would've thought?
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Format: VHS Tape
I recommend this slightly historical and very hilarious movie for schools when they want to reward students with a video. Few children have ever seen this movie which tells the story of the calvary's attempt to use camels in the desert southwest. Lots of slapstick humor with a simple plot. The only violence are humorous fist fights and silly exaggerated stories. The sweet romance culminates in a kiss. Okay, so there is cigar smoking and there is a salon, but it is all a part of a good old western.
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Format: VHS Tape
As the other reviews have said, this is definitely a cute, funny, enjoyable family movie, and I'm not just saying that because I was in the movie. OK, so I was just an extra in the last scene when I was six years old, but hey, it was the thrill of a lifetime and I got a closeup! Anyone know where to buy a copy?? I would love to show it to my wife and family. I guess next time I should try to get in a bigger mvie like Die Hard 3 that's still in circulation.
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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
We own a VHS version of this film (which also included a short on the "Life of Benji", and ran it so many times it's wearing out. I was thrilled to see this DVD version and ordered it, but we watched it last night and it's little better than our VHS tape. The video is especially bad in the low light/night scenes (and there's a fair number of those) where you can't make out what's happening. The soundtrack is so-so as well (and mono).

Nutshell: great family film, awful video quality.
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The movie itself is great: goofy humor and all. I first saw this as a young teenager at a summer camp and remember enjoying the story and silliness all the way through. Found it about fifteen years later on a VHS copy and introduced it to my husband and sons who enjoyed it just as much as I had.
We were tickled when I found it here on Amazon and planned our family movie night. The story remains delightfully just as enjoyable, however the quality of this DVD was very disappointing. It has the appearance of being transferred from a previous copy: there are strange shadows that appear randomly at the top or bottom of the screen, the picture is often blurry, and the night scenes are too dark to see what is going on. If our first impression of this movie came solely from this DVD, I do not think it would have ever made out "favorites" list. This purchase will remain in our library for now, but should we ever come across a better copy, it definitely will not make the cut!
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Based on the true story of the Great Camel Experiment launched by the U.S. military just prior to the Civil War, Hawmps is a fun look at Army soldiers confronted by the "ships of the desert." During this brief experiment camels turned out to be ideal for the environment found in the Great South-West Desert, the area which would someday include parts of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. What went wrong? Well, first of all the Secretary War who requested the experiment was Jefferson Davis and he would eventually go on to a bigger gig... President of the Confederacy. And Congress, which financed the project, was being torn apart by sectarian and political divisions.

If not for that, camels might have become as familiar to outlaws like Jesse James and Billy the Kid as colt six-shooters.

A light-hearted comedy, Hawmps is a good film. The scriptwriters took some liberties with the original story (the character of Hi-Jolly would have spoken with a Greek accent, NOT an upper-class British one), but I know I enjoyed the rewrite!
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By A Customer on November 24, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
I saw this movie when I was young...when we first got a VCR. I have been trying to find it for years, so i could watch it with my husband...can't wait to see it again. Great family movie!
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We remembered watching this movie many years ago and we were excited to see it available on DVD. We have it on VHS. It is a fun movie very loosely based on a real experiment done by the U.S. Army around the Civil War. It is funny and heartwarming. It is an excellent family movie as it has no curse words or flesh scenes. The only thing that might be an issue is that alcoholic beverages are drunk by the adults. Other than that there is nothing but fun to be had from watching the video. The conversion from tape to video leaves something to be desired however. It has a fuzzy picture. However for the price we paid we are very happy to own it on DVD.
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