Up Pompeii! (1969–1970)

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Lurcio is a much-put-upon slave in the ancient Roman town of Pompeii. More often than not, Lurcio finds himself keeping his owner's family members apart, in order to keep them together.


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4 January 2004 | ccmiller1492
Has all the earmarks of true Roman comedy....
If you have a taste for the classic attributes of Roman comedy such as slapstick, coarseness, and blatant sex jokes this one's for you. Roman comedy was pretty crass, far "worse" than the Three Stooges, but sometimes you just have to let go and laugh a little, or a lot. The characters, after all, are funny. And the situations hilarious...my favorite being the episode in which Lurkio pulls a "Lysistrata" stunt. The jokes are silly and corny with awful puns amok but, come on, loosen up, this is humor very much in the vein of Plautus. Such gimmicks as Lurkio's eternal prologues and Nausius' inept odes afford lots of low quality giggles, too. Some early episodes and the feature length film used to be available on video, and I hope they will resurface someday soon.

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Release Date:

1 September 1969

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK

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