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Great Crunchie Train Robbery - Cadbury Crunchie Commercial (Full Length) – 1975 Promotional

Great Crunchie Train Robbery - Cadbury Crunchie

Commercial (Full Length) – 1975 Promotional

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I'll be looking for that doco. I remember the Star Wars ad well.
I also remember an ad thats catch line was something about hanging ten on a lemon... Beach wear?

Martin

Martin 9 Jun 2017 - 09.39pm

Bart - we have a documentary on the making of the Star Wars-style ad, and the full ad can be seen at the end of it. The documentary is called Contact - They Shoot Commercials, don't they? - Ian, NZ On Screen

Ian Pryor

Ian Pryor (NZ On Screen team) 18 Apr 2017 - 01.02pm

The Star Wars inspired Crunchie ad was awesome, and almost nobody remembers it. Pity it's not available for online viewing.

Bart

Bart 16 Apr 2017 - 06.41pm

I knew Nick who was also one of the baddies in this, he was a lovely guy and was apparently killed doing the next ad. Very sad, such a lovely person.

Christine Arnott

Christine Arnott 24 Nov 2014 - 06.50pm

My husband Paul Robinson is one of the 'baddies' in this!

Veronika Robinson

Veronika Robinson 1 Oct 2014 - 03.36am

Does anyone else remember the 'Star Wars' inspired Crunchie Bar ad? There was a short version and an extended version. From what i remember, it was like a young warrior going on a quest for the Crunchie bar, and it had a light sabre in it. I thought it was quite well done at the time.

Fletch - NZ On Screen has recently added a documentary on the making of the Star Wars-style Crunchie ad, and you can watch the full ad at the end of it. The documentary is called Contact - They Shoot Commercials, don't they? - Ian, NZ On Screen

Fletch

Fletch 14 Jul 2014 - 07.22pm

yup and it still works as an ad.

andre

andre 27 Jun 2014 - 09.58pm

Brilliant

Shashi Srivastava

Shashi Srivastava 27 Jun 2014 - 08.17am

Classic Kiwi "gold".

Phil

Phil 26 Jun 2014 - 07.02pm

I mixed this commercial at the NFU back in those days...lots of fun..




Brian Shennan

Brian Shennan 26 Jun 2014 - 05.20pm

Read the synopsis, this was NOT shot at Kingston, the 3 seconds of footage of the fyler was taken from a National Film Unit programme. The remainder was shot in the Hutt Valley.

Raymond

Raymond 24 Apr 2013 - 01.47pm

Using the Kingston Flyer was inspired, but it's a shame that they didn't do more with the Flyer. That train must rank as one of the best NZ icons alongside Buzzy Bee, Marmite, the All Blacks, and kiwifruit.

Alastair

Alastair 30 Oct 2012 - 05.43pm

I just saw the "inspiration" for this. An obscure 1968 hippie movie called "Gold". Pretty much shot for shot the same, the train, the casting, the framing, the military stuff, the explosions etc. Disappointing find.

Martin

Martin 10 Jul 2012 - 11.06am

I know this is 35 years old but why is this not on air no more? I mean if they can run a comp for a new Milky Bar Kid, then why not either do a 21st century version or stick with the classic original?

Damien Service

Damien Service 18 Nov 2010 - 10.26pm

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