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Extras: the Complete Collection [DVD]

Ricky Gervais , Ashley Jensen    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Ben Stiller, Vinnie Jones
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: 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: 5
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Nov 2008
  • Run Time: 451 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001E4W27A
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,203 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Series 1 and 2 plus the Christmas special of the BBC comedy from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, following the humiliations of professional film extra Andy Millman (Gervais) and his eccentric friend Maggie (Ashley Jensen) as they try - and fail - to gain significant lines or parts in various productions. Each episode features a notable guest star sending themselves up in a cameo appearance. Episodes comprise: 'Ben Stiller', 'Ross Kemp', 'Kate Winslet', 'Les Dennis', 'Samuel L Jackson', 'Patrick Stewart', 'Orlando Bloom', 'David Bowie', 'Daniel Radcliffe', 'Chris Martin', 'Sir Ian McKellen' and 'Jonathan Ross'. And the Christmas special 'The Extra Special Series Finale'

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Ricky Gervais Extras - The Collection


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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show and very good box set 3 Aug 2010
By S. K.
Format:DVD
For anyone as of yet unfamiliar with "Extras" I can't recommend it highly enough! This box set is very good with loads of extras, including behind the scenes footage, entertaining commentary and the usual outtakes and deleted scene. The Christmas special is a definite must and provides, in my opinion, the perfect end to the show. If you are considering buying another box set that doesn't include the special I'd advise against it.
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38 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb follow-up from the makers of The Office 29 Oct 2008
By Mr. Tristan Martin VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's follow-up to The Office was burdened with the weight of how to succeed one of the most popular sitcoms in recent years. Arguably, they have made an even better series.

The Extras follows the fortunes of two struggling bit-part actors and their life on the fringes of stardom: talking to Patrick Stewart as he describes his secret project, in which all the female participants' clothes fall off ("So it's a comedy?" "No."), or Sir Ian Mckellen revealing the secret of his success - that all his lines are written in advance..

Life on the periphery of celebrity makes the majority of the narrative in the first series. Season Two gives us a chance to sample some hard won success, when Gervais' character is finally given a chance to make his cherished sitcom - a sitcom that is meant to be funny but also honest and authentic. The finished product is a pathetic affair in the vein of Some Mothers Do Have Them or My Family ("Ooh, Betty, I think the cat might have just shat out the worst sitcom of all time!" writes one critic). The final closing Specials look at whether Gervais is prepared to walk away from his possibly only chance at stardom, in order to redeem his self-respect and credibility.

People like Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson have walk-on parts in Extras and those who would normally be in the background of a film take centre stage. This is no celebrity love-in, quite the opposite. Extras exposes the hollow existence of fame, especially that pursued by those who have no ostensible talent, something The Office briefly touched on.

Bottom line, though, is that Extras is hilarious.
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46 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extras dvd 20 July 2009
Format:DVD
It would have been helpful to know exactly what was included in the collection. Other boxed sets seemed to have different covers and said they included the christmas special and I was not entirely clear if this did too. It does incidentally.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extras 23 Mar 2011
By steph
Format:DVD
It's so funny. The best episodes include Daniel Radcliffe, Orlando Bloom & Patrick Stewart. The DVD came in excellent condition and the delivery was quick & efficient. Definitely worth buying!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even Funnier than The Office 14 Jan 2010
By Pete
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
In my opinion, even funnier than The Office - if that's possible. Quality from start to finish and now at a bargain price. I'm quite sure Gervais is a pain in the proverbial to know, but the man's sense of humour - wonderfully demonstrated here - is quite awesome. The celebs turns are particularly brilliant - I don't think a single one of them fell flat and several (eg Winslet, Patrick Stewart, Les Dennis) had me in pain with laughter. Mention should also go to Merchant who gets the opportunity to show off his brilliance of comic timing. Now, Gervais, stop farting about in Hollywood and produce some more classic TV comedy please :-)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just some info... 16 July 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
If, like me, you were wondering do you get all the "extra" features with this box set...

YES, it has all the extra features you could want. Documentaries, outtakes, etc - it is ALL here and is amazing Ricky and Steve took such time and effort to give us all the extra features. They really get what it is all about - pleasing "the fans".

Buy it. You wont be disappointed if you are a "Ricky and Steve" fan ;)
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing in more than one way. 26 Feb 2009
Format:DVD
I watched the entire boxset over the course of 3 nights after recieving it for Christmas, which just says it all.
But here's the thing, watch it on your own and it's not really that laugh out loud funny. It's funny in the way that the ideas BEHIND everything are funny, but it's not laugh out loud funny. And it makes up for that by being a FANTASTIC drama that you can't help but get sucked into.
There's genuine character development going on over the course of the boxset with a whole host of likable and unlikable characters (who all, by the way, turn in excellent performances.)
It saddens me to see people rating the Special lower because it's a much darker affair, because as pretentious as this will sound, the special is as much a redemption story as it is a comedy, and Andy's character truly has to hit rock bottom before he can really redeem himself and regain his self respect, and the execution is perfect.
The scene in the big brother house where Andy gives a 5 minute rant genuinely moved me to tears and is one of the most poignant statements made in recent years in the field of Comedy.

On the other hand, watch it with a friend or two and it becomes side splittingly funny.

Utterly fantastic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 4 Aug 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I love this so much. It makes me do big belly laughs and not many programmes can do that. Excellent.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
all good
Published 4 days ago by ir jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed every minute of it
Enjoyed every minute of it. I think it a better series than The Office. And the bonus with buying the DVDs is that you get some additional features which are also (mostly) good. Read more
Published 6 days ago by DigitalAuthor
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
Highly recommended. Huge fan of Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant and this is a must see for any fans of them. Read more
Published 1 month ago by GalwayKev
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius
One of the best shows on TV when it came out and still stands up to most shows out now.
Published 1 month ago by paul prendergast
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than The Office
Not that I liked The Office. But Extras works because Gervais's signature style of humour-based-on-embarrassment finds a worthy cause in pricking the pomposity, hypocrisy and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Doctor Owl
5.0 out of 5 stars Best box set i have seen
you will love this series. Ricky is one of the most talented
character actors.
great to see send ups
ronnie corbet
les dennis (well done les)
robert... Read more
Published 4 months ago by john parsons
5.0 out of 5 stars A comedy masterpiece
Excellent series featuring some very respected celebraties that are cast perfectly to ensure the comedy 'moment' is achieved throughout the show
Published 5 months ago by Trevor Mills
4.0 out of 5 stars Extra special
Love the office and 'most' Gervais comedies for their subtlety and excellent characters. This does not disappoint as he pokes fun at the real stars and the role of an extra. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Phil
4.0 out of 5 stars A complete success
Loved the Office and this is in a similar vein, great subtle comedy with a great story running alongside it. Any fans of the Office and other Gervais classics will love it.
Published 6 months ago by kay clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
Lol Funny Rofl Lmao Haha Hilarious I Like This Series R8 Much It is R8 good and proper lolz n funny
Published 7 months ago by Nick
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