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Last of the Summer Wine: Vintage 1995-Reserve (2012)

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  • Actors: Various
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: 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: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 16, 2012
  • Run Time: 298 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0093I4Y3Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,658 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

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Set in a West Yorkshire village filled with tweed-clad eccentrics, the world's longest-running sitcom is one of the quirkier items to emerge from the United Kingdom. Three cap-sporting pensioners form the center of the BBC mainstay (which also found favor on PBS): boorish Foggy (Brian Wilde), childlike Compo (Bill Owen), and gentle Clegg (Peter Sallis, voice of Wallace and Gromit's human half). Their pal, Howard (Robert Fyfe), who is constantly looking for ways to hide his mistress, Marina (Jean Fergusson), from his wife, Pearl (Juliette Kaplan), also figures into the scenario. While the men wander about town getting into trouble, the more responsible womenfolk, like teashop proprietor Ivy (Jane Freeman) and antique-store owner Auntie Wainwright (Jean Alexander), hold down the fort at home and at work where they drink tea and kvetch about the men. As Nora Batty (Kathy Staff), who spends much of her time in curlers, puts it, "They're not meant for indoors. They can't sit still in a chair. They're not really compatible with furniture." This two-disc set features eight episodes, including the special "The Man Who Nearly Knew Pavarotti," in which the gents take possession of a jumble-shop piano in order to help aspiring musician Billy (Norman Wisdom) live out his dream of performing in front of a live audience. Other adventures revolve around air raid sirens, a mysterious motorcyclist, an amateur astronaut, and a lost old lady. Though Roy Clarke's creation is filmed on location, a poignant score and an old-fashioned laugh track accompany the slapstick antics, making Summer Wine feel more like a product of the 1960s than the 1990s, though the series began in 1973 (and ended in 2010). If the acting is broad, the off-the-wall situations don't exactly call out for subtlety, making for hours of silly, harmless fun. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

Product Description

The world's longest-running sitcom returns with more antics from everyone's favorite geriatrics! After seeing Seymour off Compo and Clegg intend to take over his position as headmaster. Foggy returns from Bridlington but Compo and Clegg keep missing him. Once Foggy finally reunites with Compo and Clegg though he loses them while out on a walk leading him to come up with an idea to create portable radios. Later Foggy's flare for inventing continues when he starts a game of bicycle polo. The trio's youthful antics lead them into training for a barrel rolling event playing soccer for charity and restoring an old boat.with the hopes of taking Nora on her maiden voyage! The lads even join Smiler in a search for a new place to live. Don't miss the next installment of adventures with these loveable old men!

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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Devil's In The Details September 7, 2012
Last of the Summer Wine is, of course, one of the best things about TV. If you've never seen it, give it a try, this '95 release is a particularly good place to start. It features Foggy in tip top form, I've always liked the older Foggy more than the younger Foggy from the '70's, but he's superb no matter what the age. OK, enough for the review, here's what you want, Information.

This release will include a "dizzyingly comical Christmas Special". This is the first time this January 1995 "Special" "Man Who Nearly Knew Pavarotti" has been released commercially in the U.S. OK, here's the rundown:

The Man Who Nearly Knew Pavrotti - This January 1995 "Christmas Special" episode features one of several guest appearances by Norman Wisdom, as bumbler Billy Ingleton. Billy finds a piano, and as it has always been his dream to play professionally, the trio organise a piano recital. But when he's in the spotlight, Billy faints from stage fright. Luckily, Compo has an idea up his sleeve.

The Glory Hole - Foggy sets out to relive his days in World War II, after seeing a holein the road, which made him think of trenches!

Adopted by a Stray - The trio meet a man who is throwing out his van, as he intends to live as a hermit. He happily gives them his van- but they didn't expect his wife to come with it!

The Defeat of the Stoneworm - Howard arranges a secret method of communication with Clegg- tapping through the walls. When Pearl almost catches him in the act, he invents a household pest called stoneworm, and, out of sympathy, the trio attempt to convince people that they exist.

Once in a Moonlit Junkyard - Compo has a visit from a mysterious motorcyclist, who he thinks may be a former acquaintance.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soothing Quality of Times Gone By November 25, 2012
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Where else but in a small English village could an odd assortment of retired gentlemen create such a special feeling in each of us. Their daily lives of attempting to fight boredom, and a sense of order in life, only have it end up in laughter for all. Thank you, thank you, and thank you again for this experience. Good actors and excellent writers.

Sandra Knox
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another classic to watch over and over December 11, 2012
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The best of the best. This disc set is just a continuation of the example of excellence that this British comedy series has carried on for it many years. Every episode is just great!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for collectors May 14, 2013
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Great British humor that should make anyone laugh. Great addition to someones 1995 collection. And if you love British humor you should collect Last of the Summer Wine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Last of the Summer Wine Vintage 1995 March 14, 2013
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In my travels in the UK, my friend took me to the tea room where they have a cuppa..... I love the "old crew" and is why I got the Vintage DVDs....I still watch it when it comes on....you will laugh at the stunts they pull.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Last of the Summer Wine Vintage 1995 December 24, 2012
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I just wish I had every episode of this wonderful show!
It is never disappointing and always entertaining, plus the gorgeous scenery.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Saturday night show December 21, 2012
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I love this show. I watch a few episodes every Saturday night - it's funny and so relaxing, it's my weekly stress reliever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! December 16, 2012
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This is very entertaining! Last of the Summer Wine always cheers me up. I love the great comedy. I watch it over and over.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars skipper
Always love the Last of the summer wine series. Since it went off of the air I have tried to purchase some of the DVD's.
Although there are more I intend to purchase later.
Published 21 days ago by skipper
5.0 out of 5 stars wine 95
what can you say , this is some of the best shows. There are no dull shows, I re-watch them all every few years. Better than the junk now on tv
Published 1 month ago by sgtr
5.0 out of 5 stars the one and only
The cast of characters, their adventures, the acting, writing and setting all combine to make this quite possibly the best show on tv anywhere ever!
Published 2 months ago by TroyBoy
5.0 out of 5 stars I highly suggest this series.Well worth the money.
I think this is the best program on tv.Good clean series that gives you the best laughs with NONE of those "beeps". Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jan K.
5.0 out of 5 stars More fun from the three friends
The laughs continue with Compo, Clegg, Foggy and the whole gang. More funny adventures are in this DVD. You'll be in stitches for hours when you watch this series.
Published 2 months ago by Loraine Booth
5.0 out of 5 stars A TRUE FAN
One DVD in a multiple series of DVD's that I cherish and will continue to purchase. Last of the Summer Wine is a true joy do to both the skilled actors & humorous stories.
Published 3 months ago by frank vendetti
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series
For only one writer (Roy Clarke) to write evey episode of a series is a great accomplishment; but to write one show from early 70's until 2010...amazing. Never a disappointment.
Published 4 months ago by Linda S. Ross
5.0 out of 5 stars Great LOTSW
Great DVD series, have almost all the Compo series. Best show I believe . I am glad I found them.
Published 5 months ago by B. howard
5.0 out of 5 stars Brain Wilde years-Series 16
Another great series with 8 shows + a Christmas Special show. If you already own or have watched a few shows then you'll like these also. Read more
Published 5 months ago by G. Sullivan
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best.
I watch the video all of the time, over and over. I don't get enough..........They seem to have so retirement fun.
Published 6 months ago by OElla Pittman
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