Punch Man Views
Based on Hancock's childhood memories of Bournemouth, the film is set in the early 1950s in the sleepy fictional seaside town of Piltdown. Hancock plays Wally Pinner, the unhappily married Punch and Judy Man. Wally and the other beach entertainers, the Sandman (John Le Mesurier) who makes sand sculptures, and Neville the photographer (Mario Fabrizi) are socially unacceptable to the town's snobbish elite.
Visually, The Punch and Judy Man is reminiscent of Jacques Tati's film Monsieur Hulot's Holiday, showing a sleepy seaside town in the early 1950s. Both have a unique style of visual humour, and both are an historian's delight in being comments on the society of the time. Michael Palin created a film twenty years later called East of Ipswich, with a similar theme of social acceptance in a small seaside town.
The excellent, large freestanding man’s shaped has incredibly precise anatomical detail. The torso and base are connected by a brilliant rubber, flexible connector that has a steel frame and rubber shaft support which enables the torso to bounce back; this is to improve sparring reactions. The ‘easy-fill’ base can be filled with either sand or water. I have used this Punch Man and it is an excellent way to improve your power punching and your range of punches. This Punch Man has a RRP of £224.99 but can be found over the internet for cheaper; so I would suggest you spend time before money if you wish to purchase this item. It is usually only available in the colours red and black, but is still an excellent boxing aid!