Known at the Internet Movie DataBase (IMDB.com) simply as the Hippodrome Show
, the 1966 series Europe's Big Top Circus Stars Live From The Hippodrome
brought all the fun of various circus acts right into your own home, hosted by different guest stars such as actor and comedian Jack Carter, singer/comedian Allan Sherman ("Hello, Muddah! Hello, Fadduh!"), Woody Allen, Tony Randall, Merv Griffin, singer and Las Vegas legend Trini López, Jimmy Dean, Bill Dana and Eddie Albert.
Now Timeless Media is planning a 3-DVD release of Europe's Big Top Circus Stars Live From The Hippodrome
, with 9 "acts" including those hosted many of the people mentioned above. Originally planned for a mid-February ship date, the Timeless Media Group has had to reschedule it for release on March 18th
. Running time is 304 minutes, and cost is $29.98 SRP. Here's a look at the studio description of this release, and a nice view of the great-looking packaging:
Elephants, tigers, dancing bears and even a boxing kangaroo join the jugglers, high-flying trapeze artists and fire dancers from some of Europe's top circuses. Guest ringmasters include: Tony Randall, Woody Allen, Merv Griffin, Trini Lopez, Jimmy Dean and Allen Sherman.
This special 3 DVD set brings you the spectacular prime-time variety show featuring circus acts from around the world, introduced by some of the funniest men in entertainment history!