Hancock: The Best Of Hancock details
|Starring:||Sid James, Tony Hancock|
|Studio:||2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO|
Hancock: The Best Of Hancock
|Run time:||2 hours 6 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Oct 2001|
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great comedy momentsBy a customer from Devon , 26 Jan 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Tony Hancock plays himself , that is a middle aged nobody whose insecurity shows in his outrageous pomposity.
In The Blood Donor he is told his blood group is very rare which makes him act so self importantly yet he is also a frightened child. When the doctor tries to take his blood, he has to be soothed as his anxiety level shoots up.
It is Hancocks genius that he is able to portray all these emotions, at one time child and another moment man of the world.
The appeal of these old black and white episodes from the tv archives is watching a master of his craft whose great tenderness for his character makes for some of the funniest moments ever seen on the screen.
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Good for its timeBy luke888 (7 reviews) , 23 Apr 2012For its age its not bad at all, but also not good...... i think ill stick with 'on the buses' or The good life' for 100% laughs and smiles
HancockBy DHT (5 reviews) from Derby , 23 Apr 2009Brings back many happy childhood memories,superb!
HancockBy wiselady1950 (148 reviews) from Ilfracombe, Devon , 16 Mar 2009Good old Hancock one of a kind.
agelessBy docgibbons (44 reviews) from Ross-on-Wye , 19 Feb 2009modern comedians, you can keep them. especially that sweating master of the crap one-liners, lee evans. hancock is ageless and brilliant.
Haphazard GeniusBy a customer from Glenrothes , 04 Jan 2009We came to this DVD with high hopes and there are sparks of pure genius in some of the comic script. It is facinating to see how TV programmes were presented and how things were different in bedsit-land decades ago, with valves rather than transistors and rotary dial telephones, but the whole DVD was a bit hit and miss.
It starts and ends well, with virtuoso performances from Hancock, classic parts of which will have been seen by most TV watchers and which are better understood by seeing the whole programme, but much of it tends to come across as self-indulgent and you feel that the other characters on screen just wouldn't accept the buffoonery of the Hancock character making it annoying rather than funny.
Perhaps we expected too much.