Few German comedians are as constantly present on television as Dieter Hallervorden: In 1975 he began his triumphal march as the joker “Didi” with the often-cited nonstop and sketch series “Nonstop Nonsens”. Since then, numerous films have followed, as well as lots of shows and series in which Hallervorden sometimes practices slapstick, sometimes fast-paced wit and sometimes biting satire. As of this week, six of the most popular Dieter Hallervorden series are available for the first time as a large collectionwhich combines a total of 34 hours of cult comedy and tons of bonus material:
» “The Great Didi Series Collection” at Amazon: Blu ray* / DVD*
Alternatively, you can obtain the collection directly from the Turbine rental company – both at DVD* as well as on Blu ray*. There is probably a very simple reason why the DVD set is offered at an unusually higher price: While the six Hallervorden series were packed onto four discs in the Blu-ray set, the DVD box contains a whopping 17 (!) disks Parallel to this is a complete set for Hallervorden’s new project “My friend, the disgust” has been released, which combines the film and the series of the same name:
» “My friend, the disgust” complete set at Amazon: Blu ray* / DVD*
The “My friend, the disgust” set can also be opened DVD* and Blu ray* obtain directly from Turbine. In contrast to “The Great Didi Series Collection”, which only offers SD quality on Blu-ray due to the age of the source material, you can experience “My friend, the disgust” on Blu-ray in HD.
Of course, the set includes the cult series “Nonstop Nonsens”, on which Hallervorden’s success is based. The 20-episode series mixes fast-paced action, chaotic slapstick, and comedy sketches like ordering a bottle of French fries preceded by “Palim, Palim.” Also included in the set: The 26-part sitcom “Didi – Der Untermieter”, which originally flickered across the screens under the title “The Annoyance” and shows Hallervorden as a strenuous tenant scare. Interesting for “The Three ???” fans: Oliver Rohrbeck, the voice of Justus Jonas, has a recurring role in the series.
“The Didi Show” is also part of the collection. The ten-part ZDF production was designed as a secret sequel to “Nonstop Nonsens” and shows Hallervorden again in action-packed, offbeat feature film plots that are interrupted by sketches. In addition to some politicians of the 80s, Manfred Lehmann (the German voice of Bruce Willis) and Gerd Duwner (the German voice of Danny DeVito) appear in the format.
Also included in the set are the gangster series comedy “Zelleriesalat und Gitterspeise”, the short-lived radio satire “Welle Wahnsinn” full of music parodies and the crime comedy “Meisterdetektiv Willi Wusel” with Hallervorden in a shrill dual role. As bonus material, there are numerous interviews, background documentation, bonus sketches, the film “Herr S. wird nicht zu Bahn”, Hallervorden show appearances and much more.
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