DVD
Carry On Dick - Special Edition

Starring: Sid James, Barbara Windsor & Kenneth Williams
Carlton Visual Entertainment
RRP: 12.99
3711503403
Certificate: PG
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Dick Turpin is terrorising the countryside around Upper Dencher. Captain Fancey and Sergeant Jock Strapp plan to put an end to his escapades and enlist the help of the Reverend Flasher. Little do they know that the priest leads a double life...

Carry On Dick isn't a classic but there are enough good jokes and over-the-top performances to save the day. And because it's a costume piece we are saved the nasty fashions of the day which has helped protect the film from ageing too badly although the site of Barbara Windsor flashing her breasts again is all a little tired and quite unfunny.

However, where the film does score is in its merciless pillaging of the merry rural England/highwayman mythology which it does very well. Just about ever pun that could be wrung from the scenario is present and correct and it's quite often pretty funny.

There's the obligatory commentary and some production snaps as extras plus an episode of the woeful Carry On TV series to round of the disc.

Anthony Clark

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