Norman Cohen's Till Death Us Do Part (1969) makes its first appearance on American home video in a handsome DVD edition from Anchor Bay. Mastered in a non-anamorphic letterboxed image (1.85:1) with clean sound at a decent volume (with 20 chapters dividing up the 100-minute movie), the transfer is bright and nicely detailed, and the framing of the letterboxed image captures all of the subtleties of Cohen's direction and Warren Mitchell's performance as Alf Garnett, which constitutes 90 percent of the value of the film. The only bonus is the original trailer, which emphasizes the slapstick elements of the humor and some of the milder racism of the character.
Starz / Anchor Bay
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Widescreen presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs; Theatrical trailer
Side #1 -- 1. Main Titles [4:44] 2. News of the World [4:16] 3. Peace in Our Time [5:22] 4. Fortress England [4:34] 5. Pigs in Uniform [9:21] 6. Flood and Fire [5:20] 7. Christmas Surprise [3:43] 8. Blessed Event [5:26] 9. Farewell to Arms [5:59] 10. Daddy's Little Girl [5:49] 11. Father of the Bride [5:16] 12. The Happiest Day of Her Life [7:22] 13. Sporting Gents [4:37] 14. World's Cup [6:20] 15. Bringing Down the House [4:54] 16. A Chat With the Fellow Upstairs [4:49] 17. A Chat With Her Majesty [3:42] 18. Off to the Pub [5:18] 19. Home Sweet Home [2:29] 20. End Credits [1:01]
Till Death Us Do Part 5 out of 5based on
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Alf Garnett's contribution to the war effort was minimal to say the least, but life was extremely hard for Alf, what with a shortage of cigarettes and food on ration. His long suffering wife married him for better or worse and accepted the mistake. Unlikely to slide past the political correctness barrier these days, many missed what Johnny Speight was trying to say. Alf Garnett was very real, if not racist, but ironically the black population adored him. He represented everything they fought against and Alf probably did more for race relations than anything else. A great film and a hilarious reflection on life in London during the bombing, this film should really be regarded as a classic in its own right. It still stands up today. Produced by Beryl Virtue who went on to produce many other great TV series including 'Men behaving Badly', this film can be watched again and again! Warren Mitchell at his best - wonderful stuff.