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Optimum Comic Icons Series releases in February

Optimum Home Entertaiment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of a further two titles in their Comic Icons series. Arriving on 5th February 2007 are the Leslie Phillips Collection and Frankie Howerd Double Bill.

These two collections mark Part Two of the Optimum Comic Icons series, which has also celebrated Peter Sellers and Tony Hancock and promises Terry-Thomas and Sidney James boxsets later in the 2007

Leslie Phillips Collection - £24.99 - This collection brings together for the first time four classic films from one of Britain’s best-loved comic actors, currently celebrating his longevity with the recently released Oscar-nominated Venus.

The films included in the set are: Please Turn Over, Watch Your Stern, No Kidding and Crooks Anonymous.

Frankie Howerd Double Bill - £15.99 – Featured in this set are Up Pompeii and Up The Chastity Belt with their battery of 'oohs', 'aahs' and 'thrice nays' firmly established Howerd firmly in the hearts of comedy lovers, giving the comedian a cult status amongst younger comedy lovers, making him a popular entertainment figure right up until his death in 1992.

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