Carry On Collection, Vol. 1 [4 Discs] [DVD]

This box set brings together eight of the films from Britain's long-lived cinematic comedy series Carry On. Included is Carry On Follow That Camel, Carry On Don't Lose Your Head, Carry On Up the Khyber, Carry On Doctor, Carry On Camping, Carry On Again Doctor, Carry On Up the Jungle, and Carry On Loving. All the films were directed by Gerald Thomas.
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Special Features


  • Carry On Camping: Audio Commentary with Dilys Laye & Sandra Caron
  • Trailer
  • Stills Gallery
  • Carry On Trivia
  • Carry On Again Doctor: Audio Commentary with Robert Ross & Jim Dale
  • Carry On Up the Jungle: Audio Commentary with Jackie Piper & Valerie Leon
  • Carry On Loving: Audio Commentary with Richard O'Callaghan & Jackie Piper

Synopsis


Carry On Doctor
The producers of the popular British "Carry On" series aren't going to fix something if it is not broken. This workable, slapstick comedy returns to a hospital setting and benefits from the same gags that made Carry On, Nurse a top draw in Britain. Instead of Dr. Kildare, this emergency unit has Dr. Kilmore (Jim Dale), the usual curmudgeon supervisor (Kenneth Williams) and a bedpan full of quirky quacks and petulant patients. The hospital staff is plagued by bathroom humor, romance, medical mistakes and beautiful nurses who distract the doctors and patients alike. Sight gags and comedy ensues, and this film is just what the doctor ordered for those in need of some laughs. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

Carry On Camping
The "Carry On" gravy train continues in this entry that registers high on the randiness and vulgarity levels. Sid Boggle (Sidney James) and his best pal Bernie Lugg (Bernard Bresslaw) take off for the holidays with their girlfriends Joan Fussey (Joan Sims) and Anthea meeks (Dilys Laye). The gals know that the boys are taking them camping -- what they don't know it that it is also a nudist camp. Once there they are attracted to other campers -- particularly a group of gals from the Chayste Place Finishing School. Sexual innuendoes and double entendres become the order of the day. . . and night. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Carry On Again, Doctor
The British "Carry On" series was in its 12th year when Carry On Again, Doctor was unleashed upon a panting public in 1969. Veteran Carry On-ers Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Hattie Jacques, Jim Dale and Barbara Windsor fill the principal roles in this hospital farce. Dale has the central role as a manic medico who stumbles upon a formula for weight control. The film's South-Sea setting permits plenty of female pulchritude to insinuate its way across the screen in between the one-liners and slapstick setpieces. Gerald Thomas directs, as ever. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Don't Lose Your Head
Part of the "Carry On Series", this is a satire on the French Revolution in which Sidney James portrays the Black Fingernail, a rip-off Scarlet Pimpernel using double entendres and jokes of questionable taste and a wide variety of disguises to hid his identity. ~ Tana Hobart, Rovi

Carry On up the Khyber
The Carry On gang carries on with this 17th entry in the gang's never-ending series of lowbrow British comedy films. This time the Carry On crowd spoofs the stiff-upper-lip, "defending-the-Empire" epics of an earlier era. Comic opera British troops are sent to the Khyber Pass to prevent the local citizenry from discovering what's under the kilts of the Scottish Devil's Regiment. Series regulars Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey and Joan Sims are put through their usual risque paces by their usual director Gerald Thomas. This stirring historical saga was followed by the equally inspiring 1970 epic Carry On, Up the Jungle. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Carry On Loving
This is the 20th feature in the successful "Carry On" series of bawdy slapstick comedies. Sidney Bliss (Sidney James) and his faithful assistant Sophie (Hattie Jacques) run a bogus matrimonial agency designed to unite people looking for love and romance. One couple never speaks a word in the film but are seen kissing in strange and familiar places. Three love-starved ladies offer their services to anyone who asks, and an excellent pie fight harkens back to the days of the classic silent comedies, with continual running gags and sexual innuendo permeating the film. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

Carry On up the Jungle
An extremely low budget -- shot on an obvious studio set and featuring cheap and grainy stock footage -- only adds to the hilarity in this 1970 entry in the "Carry On" series. Series stalwarts Sidney James and Joan Sims star, as the gang head deep into the Amazon in search of an endangered species of bird. There they must contend with a tribe of Amazons and a horny gorilla. As if that weren't enough, they find themselves pursued by ravenous headhunters who must have seen all the "Carry On" troupe's routines one too many times. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Follow That Camel
Though not advertised as such, Follow That Camel was an entry in Britain's long-running "Carry On" series. Phil Silvers stars as Sgt. Nocker, a self-styled hero of the Foreign Legion. Nocker's feet of clay are readily apparent to young recruit Bertram Oliphant West (Jim Dale), but "orders is orders." When the Arabs attack, however, Nocker saves the day with some clever conniving. The "Carry On" team seems to be working at half-throttle here, perhaps in deference to the indefatigable Phil Silvers. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi



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