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An Idiot Abroad - Series 1 & 2 [DVD]

Karl Pilkington    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Karl Pilkington
  • Producers: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD 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 (178 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005F30FJI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,009 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

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Anamorphic Widescreen, Box Set, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: 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. Season 1 The Preview Show S1, Ep0 Sep. 5, 2010 China S1, Ep1 Sep. 24, 2010 India S1, Ep2 Oct. 1, 2010 Jordan S1, Ep3 Oct. 8, 2010 Mexico S1, Ep4 Oct. 15, 2010 Egypt S1, Ep5 Oct. 22, 2010 Brazil S1, Ep6 Oct. 29, 2010 Peru S1, Ep7 Nov. 5, 2010 Karl Comes Home: The Debrief S1, Ep8 Nov. 11, 2010 Season 2 Desert Island S2, Ep1 Sep. 23, 2011 Trans-Siberian Express S2, Ep2 Sep. 30, 2011 Swim with Dolphins S2, Ep3 Oct. 7, 2011 Whale Watching S2, Ep4 Oct. 14, 2011 Meet a Gorilla S2, Ep5 Oct. 21, 2011 Route 66 S2, Ep6 Oct. 28, 2011 Climb Mount Fuji S2, Ep7 Nov. 4, 2011 Karl Comes Home S2, Ep8 Nov. 11, 2011 ...An Idiot Abroad - Complete Series 1 & 2 - 4-DVD Box Set ( An Idiot Abroad - Complete Series One and Two ) ( Karl Pilkington's Seven Wonders )

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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great price, quick delivery.
Published 23 days ago by Keri Berkeley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good
Published 1 month ago by helene lepley
3.0 out of 5 stars Laugh out loud funny at times but also a bit tedious at other ...
Laugh out loud funny at times but also a bit tedious at other times. Still compelling viewing though, and enjoyable.
Published 1 month ago by David Andrews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brill
Published 1 month ago by keith gane
5.0 out of 5 stars A great buy
This item was delivered within the time frame given, arrived in good condition, My son loves this.
Published 1 month ago by kathleen Price
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like Karl Pilkington then why don't you own this!
I watched this religiously when it was on Sky but love it even more without the adverts. And some of the deleted scenes, like in China, were genuinely as funny if not funnier than... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mostafa H
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 5 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 7 months ago by Luridtricycle
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