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Carry On Up the Amazon...!

jock123
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#1 · Posted: 9 Jun 2004 08:19
Okay, I just looked at the Amazon.co.uk site listing for the DVD box set, and I can say I was more than a little surprised to read the following, in the bit where they recommend a second title at a discount if you buy the pair:

“Perfect Partner
Buy Adventures Of Tintin, The - 75th Anniversary with Ooh... You Are Awful! [1972] DVD today!”

Now I have nothing against Dick Emery (insert your own double entendre, folks!) per se, but “Ooh... You Are Awful!” is a risqué comedy in the “Carry On” film mould, about finding ladies with tattooed bottoms (perhaps I should have added this to the tattoo thread…)! In what manner or way is this the “perfect partner” to Tintin?? I just can’t see the link... Anyone?
Harrock n roll
Moderator
#2 · Posted: 9 Jun 2004 11:05
I've thought long and hard about this (...oooer!) but I just can't think of a link...

Incidentally, I noticed that somebody on ebay is selling a DVD box set with a bonus disc of "Tintin et Moi" with the first 5000 sold - 'unofficial'?
jockosjungle
Member
#3 · Posted: 9 Jun 2004 11:26
Is there some tenuous link with the set, such as produced by the same company/same actor/etc.

Or it could just be that someone bought both sets, and it automatically created a link

Rik
Big Ren
Member
#4 · Posted: 9 Jun 2004 12:50 · Edited by: Big Ren
...somebody on ebay is selling a DVD box set with a bonus disc of "Tintin et Moi" with the first 5000 sold - 'unofficial'?

I did a search for the French box set and online retailer DVDmoinscher.com also lists the bonus DVD, so it looks genuine.

Keeping on topic - the Dick Emery link is probably just an example of an Amazon database error.
jock123
Moderator
#5 · Posted: 9 Jun 2004 14:59
Looking at DVDmoinscher.com, the extra disc may be “gratuite”, but they are still charging nearly £47 for it - the UK version (sans extra disc) is online for around the £22 mark.

In a similar vein to the strange pairing of DVDs above, I tried putting “Tintin et Moi” into the fnac.com site, and one of the things it returned was a CD of operatic arias - given both the Captain and Hergé had a certain aversion in this direction, it seemed quite a provocative choice!! It *doesn’t* contain the jewel song from “Faust”, however.

I’m sure the Amazon thing is either an automatically generated random thing, or just a really poor choice of material. I still think it’s funny, because it is just about as unlikely a pairing as I can imagine...

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