British Comedy Classics 1: Up Pompeii, Up The Chastity Belt, Up the Front
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7th July, 2021
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Mischievous and hilarious!
UP POMPEII (1971): The Roman Empire is at its height and the citizens of Pompeii spend all the time they can enjoying themselves – except for the slaves that is. In preparation for a wild orgy at his master’s request, Lurcio accidentally picks up a scroll instead of a cucumber, unbeknownst it details the names of conspirators engaged in a plot against Emperor Nero. Will the orgy be a success, or will the papyrus’ plot propel a pall on the party?
UP THE CHASTITY BELT (1971): Though nobly born, Lurkalot has been laid low by wicked barons and has to make the best of life as a mere serf at Custard Castle. Between buttling for Sir Coward de Custard and posing for Lady Ashfodel’s tapestry, he indulges in a little business selling chastity belts and love potions.
All goes medievally until Sir Braggart de Bombast arrives on the scene – a lecher and despoiler of virgins who plots to seize the castle and the beautiful Lobelia de Custard and have his way with her. Will Sir Braggart have the skill to unlock Lurkalot’s latest Mark III model chastity belt and arch his quiver, or will it end in a declaration of war on Custard Castle?
UP THE FRONT (1972): Lurk, the last of a long line of cowards, is boot-boy at Twithampton House when war is declared. The servants, headed by Groping the sex mad butler – are marshaled to volunteer by heir apparent Nigel Phipps-Fortescue. Only Lurk rejects the call to arms but a twist of fate finds him hypnotised into believing he alone can save England and joins up hastily. While serving under Sergeant Major Groping in France, Lurk is tricked into no man’s land where he stumbles across Nigel, eventually finding their way behind enemy lines and stealing the Hun’s master war plan. Hotly pursued by Von Gutz, Nigel is left with no choice but the tattoo the war plans onto Lurk’s unconscious buttocks – a terrible cheek! Making their way back to England, Lurk’s rear is in hot demand as the treacherous Von Gutz, fiendishly disguised as a doctor, tries to get his hands on it.
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