Carry On Christmas in October
Fremantle Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Carry On Christmas for 17th October 2005 priced at £24.99. For the first time ever on DVD and unseen for 30 years on television, this 3 ¼ -hour, 2-disc DVD features 4 made for Thames Television Christmas Specials starring the Carry On gang. Containing favourite stories and timely traditions, this is Christmas Carry On style - pure slap-stick comedy and scripts full of trademark innuendo!
CARRY ON CHRISTMAS 1969: sees Sid James, Barbara Windsor et al in a re-working of literary classic ‘A Christmas Carol – obviously though with their own inimitable twist! With added characters such as Dr. Frank N Stein, Dracula, Robert Browning and Cinderella, this special also features a scene-stealing special guest, Frankie Howard.
CARRY ON AGAIN CHRISTMAS – AKA CARRY ON LONG JOHN 1970: sees the Carry On team spinning their own version of well-known tale ‘Treasure Island’. Sid James stars as Long John Silver and Barbara Windsor, in true panto form plays young Jim Hawkins. This special also features Wendy Richard in the dual-role of Kate the drink-serving wench and cabin girl.
CARRY ON CHRISTMAS – AKA CARRY ON STUFFING 1972: this time sees the cast acting out classic Christmas panto Aladdin, singing bawdy Elizabethan and what’s that going on in the Garden of Eden?
CARRY ON CHRISTMAS 1973: Led once again by Sid James, this time as a department store Santa, the Carry On team journey through the ages to see how Christmas was celebrated by cavemen, Robin Hood and his Merry Men also WW1 trenches.
Packed in special edition ‘sparkling’ Christmas packaging, DVD Extras include...
- 45 minute ‘An Evening with Peter Rogers’ feature, filmed at Pinewood Studios
- New interview with ‘Mr Carry On’ - Peter Rogers
- New interview with Jack Douglas
- New interview with Wendy Richard
- Extensive Programme Notes & Trivia Booklet