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Being Human - Series 1 [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Get Three Selected Blu-ray Titles for £17*)

Russell Tovey , Lenora Crichlow    Suitable for 15 years and over   Blu-ray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow, Aidan Turner, Jason Watkins, Dylan Brown
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 11 May 2009
  • Run Time: 360 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00200JQH6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,634 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost share an apartment in Bristol, England--it's not a joke, it's a supernatural TV series from the BBC! The smoldering vampire, Mitchell (Aiden Turner), struggles to change his bloodsucking ways; the werewolf, George (Russell Tovey), is a jittery guy who won't truly acknowledge and accept his curse; and the ghost, Annie (Lenora Crichlow), pines for her lost fiancé and has no idea what's keeping her tied to the living world. Over the course of the first season's six hour-long episodes, they face hidden secrets, a manipulative older werewolf, a vampire protégé out for revenge, mob prejudice, a doorway to the beyond, and an impending vampire takeover of the world. But the show's theme is right in the title, Being Human: the plot developments are really opportunities for the characters to grapple with fundamental human experiences, from dating anxiety to profound loss. It's unfortunate that expressing human nature all too often involves a lot of whining and mawkish emoting here, and the series has no coherent rules about supernatural powers (vampires can walk around in broad daylight, sometimes ghosts can be touched and sometimes they can't--basically, whatever's convenient to the current plot). None of this stops the passionate fan base of Being Human, who connect with the charismatic cast, the dramatic story arcs, and the nifty special effects (George's transformation into wolfdom is always a winner). The season 1 collection features plenty of extras, from deleted scenes to cast interviews and more. --Bret Fetzer, Amazon.com

Product Description

All six episodes from the first series of the BBC comedy drama about some very unusual flat-sharers. At first sight there doesn't seem to be anything out of the ordinary about George (Russell Tovey) and Mitchell (Aidan Turner), but both harbour dark secrets. Once a month, geeky hospital porter George is transformed into a rabid, flesh-tearing werewolf, while womanising, man-about-town Mitchell is trying to forego his blood-sucking vampire instincts. As they take the keys to their new home, the boys discover that their flat has another occupant - lonely ghost Annie (Lenora Crichlow), who died in a car accident days before she was due to marry her fiance.


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139 of 147 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Being Human: The INCOMPLETE Series 13 May 2009
Format:DVD
This is a wonderful series, one of the best new shows, nay best shows period, that the BBC have ever aired.

This is a terrible DVD "complete" set, one of the very worst lack of efforts they've ever done. The BBC did an astounding job of producing extra material for this show for their website (short features filmed specially for the site showing some of the history of the leads prior to the show, actors filming behind the scenes diaries, etc) and for BBC 3 (the excellent Unearthed documentary and the pilot episode that started the whole thing). And NONE of it is on the "complete" DVD. On top of that, much of the distinctive music from the show which helped set the atmosphere has been replaced with bland stock stuff - come on BBC, nowadays when you strike a deal with a musician or their label to use their music in your TV show, you make sure that deal has the DVD release written in too.

I'm terribly disappointed. I'd have been better off taping the episodes and downloading the features from the website than buying this, because then I'd have a better package than this, and for less money.
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113 of 120 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great Show. Shockingly poor DVD. 22 April 2009
Format:DVD
I'm already a big fan of the show, but this is a review of the DVD, which is not only poor in terms of its extras, but has also significantly affected the quality of the show...

The soundtrack was incredibly important to my first experience of the show, and the majority of it has been changed or replaced by original score.

I planned to show the DVD to friends but will now suggest they use other means to watch so they can see it with the original songs.

When a DVD's faults actually reduce the emotional impact of the show.. 2 stars is generous...
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58 of 63 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars great show, but ... 20 May 2009
Format:DVD
I love this show and am delighted to have it on DVD. It's a wonderful mix of the ordinary and extraordinary, with just the right amount of interaction between the human and inhuman. However, the problem is the way the DVD release changes the atmosphere of the show from the TV airing. One reviewer points out the substitution of different music, which presumably explains this. The other serious disappointment is the omission of the pilot episode, which is inexcusable given that episode one of the series builds upon it. For anyone sensible enough to get the series recorded off TV, I really wouldn't recommend the DVD, but clearly the rest of us have to put up with this disappointing DVD.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ambivalence 15 July 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I loved the 'Being Human' series on television and bought the DVD with great glee. And...it's really good. I'll never go to Bristol without a make-up mirror and a stun gun in my handbag.

But...where did the beginning go..?

When I got home and there was the parcel, I ripped it open, shoved the DVD into the slot...and then, after a couple of minutes, I took it out again and tried the other disc. Nope. On both discs, people could see Annie. Not all people but...

I admit I am confused. I watched the first pilot, the one with another cast. I think I watched a second pilot, same script, this cast, where the boys moved in to the house and could see Annie but no one else could, where Mitchell's dilemma was introduced to me and I became aware... gradually... that things in George's life were more complicated than he would wish.

But the 'first episode' of the DVD has Seth biting influential patients in the hospital, George doing his thing in the basement and Annie greeting pizza delivery boys.

Once I got over my outrage, I loved it. It's been a good investment. I've watched it often, in part or in whole. The scripts are great - oh, the Vin Diesel fan!! - the acting is great...

But where's the start??

Please. Make a DVD of the pilot. Then I can buy it, run it before I watch the series and I'll go away and not bother you again. If you need me in the meantime, I'll be the one with the garlic jewellery.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars All I want for Christmas... 21 July 2009
By Jolene
Format:DVD
... is for the BBC to sort out the mess that is this release of the fabulous 'Being Human', and release a DVD that does the series justice! I L-O-V-E-D every minute of it on TV, and I honestly can't believe that the pilot and extra material haven't made it on to the DVD release. And as for the music, quite frankly if it isn't how it was on telly, I'm not interested!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark and light at the same time 15 Oct 2009
By Nedward
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Dark humour mixed with lighter moments. The three main characters are excellent, especially werewolf George whose character becomes exasperated frequently by the actions of others. He is an innocent to the more knowing vampire Mitchell, and the two work so well together. Ghost Annie is heart-breakingly besotted with her former boyfriend and the three support each other in their rented house.

The conceit works well, and make for some very funny scenes. At other times, the programme moves towards horror, but never in an over the top way.

It's actually hard to describe fully, as no single definition fits it easily. Take a chance if you like dark humour, strong characterisation and atmosphere in your comedy. Or drama.

The blu ray picture is excellent too.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
By Bob
Format:DVD
For everyone who hasn't ever seen, or heard about, Being Human (where on earth have you been?!) I THOROUGHLY recommend this.

HOWEVER, if you are already a die-hard Being Human fan, read this first -

The pilot is NOT on the DVD. The Unearthed documentary is NOT on the DVD. There are no outtakes, there is no commentary. The worst bit is....the soundtrack is NOT the same as it was in the broadcast episodes.

The only extras are a few deleted/extended/alternate scenes (which do include some key character and story points I think, so can't for the life of me work out why they left them out of the final cut). This is the only reason for die-hard fans to buy it.

A big disappointment to those who followed the show on TV.

A massive treat for those who are new to the show (I envy you).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great acting
I really didn't expect the quality of acting. Much better than its US imitation (and I like that one). Real quality drama.
Published 13 days ago by miss
5.0 out of 5 stars Human Monsters, Monstrous Humans, and those in between
A two disc dvd set, containing all six episodes of the first season of Being Human [The UK version, not the subsequent American one]. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Paul Tapner
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Arrived in fast fashion so was delighted.Very cheap for the price. Brand new in plastic would very much recommend any one looking to buy this series or other to get of this seller
Published 4 months ago by Andrea Bright
5.0 out of 5 stars super in blue ray
highly recommended this box set of the first series just makes you want to get the rest of the seasons
Published 10 months ago by Steven Purdy
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic show
The first series of one of the best programmes of recent years. Funny, scary and exciting - really worth getting
Published 12 months ago by H. Bater
4.0 out of 5 stars best series
being human's best series, the one that started it all. if you're looking to get into being human i recommend watching series 1 before anything else, as it is probably hands down... Read more
Published 14 months ago by rosellegreywood
5.0 out of 5 stars Being Human
I love Being Human. Such a great show about a vampire, werewolf and a ghost living together. Definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat and wanting more!
Published 14 months ago by M. Flynn
4.0 out of 5 stars Unique Show. Strong 1st season. Well worth checking out.
Very inventive series, which morphs along the way during it's first 6 episode season.

A vampire. a werewolf and a ghost all share a small house in England. Read more
Published 17 months ago by K. Gordon
5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable monsters
It is quite obvious the BBC had to follow the trend and produce a series dealing with vampires, werewolves or ghosts. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Jacques COULARDEAU
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab series, disappointing first episode
There are so many other series out there about vampires etc that you would think this kind of thing had been done to death (no pun intended!). Read more
Published on 11 Dec 2011 by Emma W
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