I remember sitting in front of the VCR with a brand new tape in hand, getting ready to record this off its BBC 2 transmission. Which might have been its only transmission? Directed by Alex Cox, featuring Peter Boyle giving every appearance of enjoying the hell out of himself, and an intense young Christopher Eccleston. An approach very strongly inflected by European and South American comics, in my memory, and also a perverse bit of the Warren Beatty DICK TRACY film. I remember being one of the few people genuinely delighted by this presentation, and when I tripped over a copy of a DVD release online the other day, I knew I had to have it.
Alex Cox, wherever you are, thank you for this.