If you're a fan of the Are You Being Served? television series, this is a must have for your collection.
Stars John Inman, Mollie Sugden, Wendy Richard, Trevor Bannister, and Frank Thornton.
Synopsis: the staff at Grace Bros. Department Store are getting ready to go on a group holiday to Spain, where they are booked at the Costa Plonka. As always, work is never simple, with Mr. Lucas and Mr. Humphries trying to sell a pair of trousers to an Arab sheik, then Mrs. Slocombe must get a proper passport photo and avoid the staff nurse at the same time. When they finally arrive at the hotel they are informed that their rooms are unavailable and are offered "tenty-houses". At dinner a note from Mr. Lucas ends up creating a world of misunderstandings, and Mr. Humphries becomes paranoid that Captain Peacock will try to slip into his tent. Chaos continues when Miss Brahms encounters a "long squiggly thing" in her tent, and the rebel leader, Cesar, tries to seduce Mrs. Slocombe, but ends up chasing Mr. Humphries while he's in drag. Andrew Sachs (Fawlty Towers) also stars as the hotel manager, Don Carlos Bernardo.
The DVD captures the audio and video very well, but the only other feature on it is a movie trailer, which is disappointing. But it's still worth ordering and enjoying.
I haven't seen this movie since I was a little girl, and I always remembered little parts of it here and there. I have always loved it and still do! :) I bought it for me and my 5 year old.. I was a little nervous the mean giants might be too creepy for him, but he LOVED it!! He laughed and cheered.. and then he wanted to watch it again later that day.\nI thought maybe the quality would be a bit off because it's an old movie, but it was perfect and just as I'd remembered it.
I've seen the Miramax and BBC productions of Mansfield Park and Emma; in both cases, the BBC version seemed to follow the original Jane Austen book much closer with more character development and closer attention to historical details. I was riveted and humored by the Miramax version of Mansfield Park, bored by the BBB Mansfield Park (especially by the 6 episode TV format). The reverse was true with Emma, where the BBC version shone out in all aspects except maybe background music, but was outstanding with casting and holding my interest. No previous exposure to Jane Austen writing, but her insights into human nature are certainly timely today. Both the BBC movies took almost 5 hours to view all 6 episodes, where the Miramax movies showed in half the time. Take your chances with Hollywood or appreciate true Jane Austen with BBC is the lesson I learned so far.