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Last of the Summer Wine: Vintage 1988 and 1989
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The world’s longest-running sitcom returns with two seasons of high-jinx from everyone’s favorite geriatrics! The lure of Georgian silver prompts the boys to scour the canal in a homemade glass-bottomed boat, and chaos ensues when Compo smuggles a dog into the hospital to cheer up an old friend. At Seymour’s urging, Compo and Clegg try their hand at skiing on trays, and a Welsh ferret in compo’s care has an eventful day out. Compo hopes that wind-surfing on an ironing board will win the ever-elusive admiration of Nora Batty, but the speed record goes to Edie’s son-in-law Barry when he tangles with Wesley’s oversized kite.
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches; 4 Ounces
- Item model number : 16347523
- Director : Various
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
- Run time : 6 hours and 29 minutes
- Release date : April 12, 2011
- Actors : Various
- Subtitles: : English
- Studio : BBC Home Entertainment
- ASIN : B004K4FULQ
- Number of discs : 2
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- #12,200 in Comedy (Movies & TV)
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This is where it all began. Well actually the pilot episode “Of Funerals and Fish” was the true beginning but for some odd reason it’s included on the final DVD set (Series 31 & 32).
Series 1 & 2 feature Michael Bates as Cyril Blamire for the third member of our trio whereas Brian Wilde would take over as Foggy Dewhirst beginning with Series 3.
The first two series are a bit more rough around the edges and certainly not politically correct but that’s what makes them funny. The show was finding its way here. Compo is still the same scruffy fellow we all love and admire but Clegg is not the timid man we come to know later in the series.
Another aspect of Series 1 & 2 are the scenes in the library. It was a regular gathering place for our trio but it was phased out after Series 2 and wouldn’t appear again (except for a couple of times) until much later (around Series 24) in a different setting all together.
Sid and Ivy are here from the beginning and have some hilarious rows (fights) in the kitchen at the cafe. Wally and Nora Batty aren’t seen much in the first two series but they become regulars starting with Series 3 and thus the program really began its peak years (running through series 12) in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong though as Series 1 & 2 have some truly hilarious episodes, especially when the trio decide to become salesmen or buy a used car.
There are 58 DVDs in the box set and will play on your computer. I used DVDFab to rip the episodes from the DVD and stored them on my computer. I transferred them to my iPad and can now watch them anywhere at anytime.
I am in no way advocating software piracy. These are copied for my own use and will not be shared outside of my own home. In Canada it is legal to make copies for your own use.
The Box set includes all the Christmas specials as well as the Pilot episode Of Funerals and Fish located on DVD 58.
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The only other quibble I have is that the Christmas specials are ALL on the last disk of the double series (they put 2 series onto 3 disks) hence unless you swap disks at the start & end of each series you can't watch them in the correct order. Such as shame as it wouldn't be difficult to put them onto the disks in correct sequential order so you can watch them in sequence without having to mess about swapping disks.
Just noticed that this boxed set now sells at around £100. I still stand by my comments as it being great value for money!
I received the package quickly, as always, and began reviewing the episodes on my old Oppo multi-region DVD player, hoping the image quality would be better than the sorry picture we usually received on PBS.I'm elated to report that the image quality, while certainly not HD, is quite good and far better than PBS. I watch on a 75" HDTV and, of course, bad quality will be glaringly obvious but, in this case, the episodes are completely "watchable."
I'd be less than truthful if I didn't add that the packaging of this huge collection is terrible! References to individual episodes don't exist and the discs are merely labeled Season 1 & 2, and so on. Finding favorite episodes is a nightmare! Still, for the price I paid I can't complain.
I've purchased many complete sets of older show from Amazon UK, such as Morse, Sherlock Holmes, Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister, Poirot, Marple, and all have had great image quality and fantastic pricing. Still, Summer Wine is the collection I've lusted after the longest. And now it's mine and I can watch any episode whenever I want. I'm a happy viewer!