Rising Damp

Rising Damp

DVD (Wide Screen)


Leonard Rossiter stars in the madcap British farce Rising Damp, as Rupert Rigsby, the bigoted and conniving landlord of a dingy flophouse in an unspecified English city. Rupert must contend on a daily basis with a motley group of tenants, including the nymphomaniacal spinster Ruth Jones (Frances de la Tour); Philip (Don Warrington), a black med student who insists that he is actually an African prince with an entire harem of wives; wet-behind-the-ears art student John (Christopher Strauli); and the dapper gold digger Seymour (Denholm Elliott). This film was actually a theatrical spin-off of a U.K. television series that ran from 1974 to 1978; Richard Beckinsale (father of Kate) had a key role in the original series but died in 1979, hence his absence from the movie.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/15/2008
UPC: 0054961802999
Original Release: 1980
Rating: NR
Source: Acorn Media
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:35:00

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer; photo gallery; cast filmographies

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Rising Damp: The Movie
1. New Tenant Needed [4:07]
2. A Naïve Applicant [5:57]
3. Miss Jones Visits [3:32]
4. The Politics of Pie [3:24]
5. Out for a Spin [4:06]
6. Rigsby on Rugby [2:30]
7. Focus on Fitness [5:35]
8. A Round in the Ring? [10:18]
9. A Man of Style and Taste [7:18]
10. Italian Passion [5:12]
11. Sowing the Seeds of Love Wood [5:56]
12. A Rival's Arrival [4:16]
13. A Sloppy Seduction [2:11]
14. A Grifter in Their Midst [7:55]
15. Seymour Takes Action [3:25]
16. The Method of Modern Love [8:45]
17. The Best Laid Plans... [10:07]

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