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Even More Ripping Yarns [VHS]
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Michael Palin, of outrageous, off-the-wall Monty Python, is the guiding force and star of Even More Ripping Yarns. Set in the last glorious decades of the British Empire, this zany collection of three wickedly funny tales taken from the BBC series shows no mercy as it takes on English legends, culture and society. They'll simply rip you with laughter.
Roger of the Raj - Roger Bartlesham is the spoiled son of immensely wealthy parents. At the outbreak of WWI, his father, master of the 18 course breakfast, is posted to India. Here, Roger goes from being merely a boy, to becoming an older boy.
Murder at Moorstones Manor - The family of Sir Clive Chiddingfold, who lost part of his brain in the Sudan uprising, visits sprawling Moorstones Manor and steps into chilling murder. Agatha Christie always wished she'd written this one!
Across the Andes by Frog - In this exotic tale, one man and a bucket of slime battles a world of fear, superstition and delightful primitive lust, coming out on top and on the bottom.
Top Customer Reviews
Episode 1 - Roger of the Raj (1914): Michael Palin narrates this story and tells about his family. Michael plays Roger Bartlesham a very wealthy young man. The beginning starts out by having breakfast with his parents. It's quite a breakfast. The mother is a strong authoritian figure and the father has a soft side to him but can't show it. The family is sent to India during the war. Roger falls for Miranda, and he convinces her to run away and go into trade. She refuses at first, but later changes her mind. Mr Hopper is Roger's tuitor, and he tells Roger he want him to lead a mutiny. What is Roger to do? I like this episode because of the way you should see Roger's mom with a machine gun. Miranda doesn't have a bad shot either. I like the scene where the men are at the table and one by one they shoot themselves.
Episode 2 - Murder at Moorstones Manor: Michael Palin has two roles in this mystery outtake. He plays Hugo a blond hair gentleman who is obsessed with cars and Charles the other son who wants the money. I like these characters and it's when they are at dinner that the real mystery begins. Ruth who is Charles lady is grossed out by the father and falls flat in a plate of food. Then father is shot in the back. Hugo is later killed. Who did it? The answers may surprise you. The dad is funny because he the grumpy old man who thinks everyone needs to be punished. I like Charles because he is the distingushed gentleman but has the patience of a child. This is a fun episode.Read more ›
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