Movie Lover: Steve Mullin
PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND UK
-- September, 8, 2010
Bravo to Alpha for releasing these shorts to dvd.
I originally saw these films on the good old BBC in England back in the early to mid 1980's at the ridiculous time of between 5am and 5.45am weekday mornings. Setting the video the night before to catch these gems became a regular ritual.
These comedies were very much the early versions of tv sitcoms, poor Edgar putting up with his dizzy wife, usually Florence Lake, and being put upon and conned by his no good brother-in -law and mother-in-law. Always trying to hold his temper, usually failing, and once in a very long while giving brother & mother their comeuppance.
Print quality on these films is very acceptable, due too there age you cannot expect pristine copies. The only mild drawback is the Alpha logo in the top right hand corner during the opening credits, but it does disappear once the films begin. Anyway all in all a great new Alpha release, mucho recommended, check out Vol 2 also.