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An Idiot Abroad Box Set - Series 1 and 2 [Blu-ray] [Region B]

Karl Pilkington , Ricky Gervais    Suitable for 15 years and over   Blu-ray
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
  • Format: Import, Blu-ray, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: None
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Nov 2011
  • Run Time: 692 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005F30FXE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,885 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Join everyone’s favourite reluctant traveller, Karl Pilkington as he is sent around the globe by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant…. Twice.

First off Karl is sent to the far reaches of our planet to witness the awe-inspiring 7 wonders of the world. Will he find them awe-inspiring or just awful.

In series 2 Karl is dispatched to explore the best things you can possibly do before you die. Features every episode from both series of this smash hit show.

Product Description

Please note this is a region B Blu-Ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-Ray player in order to play.

 

Join everyone's favourite reluctant traveller, Karl Pilkington as he is sent around the globe by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.... Twice.


First off Karl is sent to the far reaches of our planet to witness the awe-inspiring 7 wonders of the world. Will he find them awe-inspiring or just awful.

In series 2 Karl is dispatched to explore the best things you can possibly do before you die.

Features every episode from both series of this smash hit show.

 

  • Actors Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant
  • Certificate 15 years and over
  • Year 2010 - 2011
  • Languages English


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Not having Sky, I didn't get to see this series, but from what clips I've seen online convinced me I had to make this purchase. On its arrival I watched just the first episode and realized I hadn't laughed 'so hard' in ages. When you're listening to Karl Pilkington speak you think he could never make you laugh so much, but then he says things that you just cannot stop yourself from laughing at even if you tried. I found myself laughing harder at Karl than at some of the top comedians out there.

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send Karl all over the globe to experience anything from `deep sea trawler fishing' to `bungee jumping', to `sumo wrestling' to `wing walking'. He visits everywhere from China to Peru, to Alaska to Japan, covering parts of the world's cultures still practising ancient traditions and cuisines that we wouldn't normally get to see. But most of what has been agreed he'll be doing on his expedition is all a deception. He is plunged completely out of his comfort zones and is expected to do whatever Gervais and Merchant throw at him. For example, Karl is told he'll be swimming with dolphins in Australia, but ends up totally off track to be humiliated in Thailand, and when he finally arrives in Australia he finds himself submerged inside a cage with a circling great white shark eyeing him up.

Hilarious as these pranks are, this series is not just about Karl being sent around the world to be laughed at, it's also an insightful travel documentary series that is very funny at the same time. Some scenes might be deemed in bad taste, like the ingredients of some local cuisines and those naked Babas, but as Karl says, 'If you're not happy looking a knob in the face there's something wrong.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars subtitle unavailable on season 2 disc 23 Jan 2012
Format:DVD
I absolutely love this show I can watch it all over again, I even follow Karl and his quotes,his biggest fan who came up with his quotes on twitter and ofcourse Gervais on twitter. BUT! I have problems understanding Karl's accent so I was a bit gutted with the season 2 disc as the subtitle isn't available. Had to rewatch it,but not complaining really. Just a bit funny as it is available on the Season 1. Brill show nevertheless!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely brilliant 3 Jan 2012
Format:DVD
I have never laughed so much in my life absolutely brillianat Ricky and Steve really make Karl 'suffer' first class entertainment
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An idiot abroad series 1 and 2 12 Jun 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
My brother recommended that I watch an episode of what he said was the funniest thing he had seen in years, i doubted i would like it at first because he has a different sense of humour than me, however, 2 minutes into the first episode, tears of laughter were running down my face, i knew then that i had to buy the dvd- watch it over and over- so funny.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant dvd 6 Aug 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I'll begin by stressing: As with every comedian's DVD, please watch a few clips on you-tube before buying and subsequently down-rating this DVD. This particular humour is not for everyone.

I personally loved every minute of this, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone who asked. I very rarely buy a DVD (or a book) unless I absolutely adore it and believe the producer deserves the (invariably) large amount of money requested, opting instead to rent them out/borrow from friends. Had I seen all of these on Sky I would still have gone out and bought it, purely to give these guys some well deserved money. As an aside, I thought this was very nicely priced for what it is, though that is almost certainly because it had been on TV already and people may not have been willing to part with more.

For the record I believe that Karl does at times exaggerate his stupidity for effect, but most of the time it's actually him. And that's what makes him so loveable!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilariously funny! 3 July 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
It's such a great series and the good thing is that it doesn't try to be funny. The main reason behind all the comedic value is purely down to Karl Pilkington being such a likeable character that oozes with natural comedy. It's pure British comedy and it's the witty remarks that he gives under the situations that he's in that makes this such a good purchase. I never even watched it before buying it and now he's like my role model ;) You'll love him too and you'll love this DVD. It's also packed with extra features too (:
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Idiot Abroad Series 1 & 2 17 Feb 2012
Format:DVD
Fantastic. Worth every penny and laughed for hours!!! Highly recommend this for a weekend of laughs. Karl Pilkington is the funniest man ever!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Karl Pilkington 6 Feb 2012
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Format:DVD
There are so many reviews so I will just say this is a very entertaining and funny set of travel programmes.
Karl is a reluctant traveller and in series one he is sent to see the seven wonders of the world. The places he goes to are interesting from the comfort of a sofa but best of all are the comments by Karl.
Some of the places Karl is sent to look really rough to me and it can be a bit uncomfortable to watch but always informative and entertaining. The thing that holds it all together is the very funny comments from Karl.
Great little series and I would easily watch it again. This is a good DVD set of eight programmes and brief extras.
There are subtitles for the hard of hearing but no audio description.

Karl Pilkington is also on great form in the second series of An Idiot Abroad. After the brilliant first series, there was always the fear that a second series would not work as well. But there was nothing to fear because this is a very enjoyable series.
This time he has to choose a bucket list of things he would do before he would die.
Predictably things are not quite what they seem and Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have surprises in store for Karl.
Its interesting seeing the places Karl goes to and its equally interesting seeing the things he does. And it is very, very funny in places. Karl is naturally funny and the series is a joy to watch. I had to pause the DVD a few times because I found it so funny. There are even funny things in the extra special features.
Unlike series one there are no subtitles for the hard of hearing or audio description for the blind.
This series is easily as good as the first and by the end of it I wished there was more. Therefore I hope there will me further series in the future.
This is a very entertaining and funny series. Excellent.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay....
First time I watched the series I thought I must buy it. Now I just think it was a waste of money.
Published 26 days ago by Encouraging Sign
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny
Great cd for anyone who lines a good laugh. It is quite hilarious, all the situations that he finds himself in.
Published 1 month ago by Spashy
5.0 out of 5 stars Funniest travel type scenarios
This is hillarious, i laughed at the pickles & twists that Karl gets into, the flippant questions & remarks make this a must see light hearted travel show !
Published 1 month ago by Stevem
4.0 out of 5 stars 5 star dvd. 1 star service
An idiot abroad is a fantastically funny series, so funny in fact, I ordered it for my parents and my parents in law. The only downside was the delivery from Zoverstocks. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Luridtricycle
5.0 out of 5 stars top comedy
bought for the son for xmas but we keep watching them on tv they are so funny and good entertainment
Published 2 months ago by T.AUBREY
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD
No complaints about product or delivery service times. it has been a gem/ great help for the long car journeys for my sons.
Published 2 months ago by Pak Hung
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny!
Ricky and Stephen really do put Karl through hell on this show, and it's highly entertaining! Definitely worth a watch
Published 2 months ago by Anthony Carlile
2.0 out of 5 stars The idiot is me (after the first and last blu-ray)
The images are sometimes beautiful but the best stories are on Youtube: The Egyptian and Brazilian trips are just not funny. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Chi va Piano
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
luff luff luff Karl Pilkington its soooo funny do not lone it out cos you'll never get it back it will be passed on from pillar to post.
Published 4 months ago by lottie
5.0 out of 5 stars Karl is fab!
I really liked Ricky Gervais so gave Idiot Abroad a go and I must admit that Karl Pilkington is just as funny, if not funnier than Ricky! Brilliant watch, highly recommend
Published 4 months ago by PABHO
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