Tuesday, May 30, 2017

'Golden Years' DVD Review

Martha (Virginia McKenna) and Arthur Goode (Bernard Hill) are two of the most upstanding citizens you can lay your eyes on. For the better part of five decades these two people have been law abiding citizens. They pay their taxes on time and as newly retired individuals they believe that their pensions are going to keep them going for years to come. Then tragedy strikes and the financial industry they counted on all these years has now stolen their pensions away from them. The two former pensioners come up with an idea that since the financial industry wants to play hardball then so can they. They come up with an idea for robbing banks. They believe if done correctly that they should be able to secure some of their lost pensions back.

Our couple dress up with masks to cover the faces. Rather than using guns they use cucumbers instead. The Goode's are able to replenish some of their lost funds and they seem to be getting away with their life of crime until two cops get sniffing around. Martha and Arthur decide to pull one more job but they need help from their friends to pull it off. You see the club that they all belong to is going to become a supermarket unless they do something about it. Detectives Sid (Alun Armstrong) and Stringer (Brad Moore) want to catch these pensioners before they finish their life of crime but it's not easy because the Goode's, so to speak, make fine criminals.

Acorn brings this crime drama/comedy to us on DVD on May 30th, 2017. The DVD quality is excellent and the sights and sounds are wonderful. This is definitely one show that you don't want to miss. The comedy is great and the acting superb. This will make a wonderful addition to that personal DVD library. So don't waste any time and pick it up soon. Enjoy.