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Horrible Histories: Complete Series 1-3 Box Set [DVD]


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  • Directors: Dominic Brigstocke, Steve Connelly
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • 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: 6
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Jun 2012
  • Run Time: 1100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007JG5IIC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,736 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

The multi award-winning series that revels in history’s most gruesome, bizarre, unpleasant, silly – but funniest moments.
From the Woeful World Wars, the Measly Middle Ages and the Savage Stone Age to Cut-throat Celts, Groovy Greeks, Rotten Romans, Vicious Vikings and Awful Egyptians, Horrible Histories celebrates the strange facts, rotten rulers, gory battles, crazy inventions and weird and wonderful stories from the past in sketches and songs.

Special Features
Outtakes
Unseen sketches
Deleted Scenes
Savage Songs
Quiz questions

“Horrible Histories isn't just the best show on children's television – it's one of the smartest comedies on TV” The Guardian

“We wish history had been taught like this in our day!” TV Times

“Full of outlandish and memorable facts.” Sunday Express

Amazon.co.uk Review

A lovely series this, based on a terrific series of books. Horrible Histories takes a gleeful look back at history, mixing in lots of unpleasant moments with many funny ones. It’s a recipe that shouldn’t work, but very much does. Aimed at youngsters, it presents an engaging, accessible and outlandish look at history.

You get the first three series in this collection, that takes you through the Middle Ages, wars, the Greeks, the Romans and the Vikings, and each is treated with due respect. But Horrible Histories, with its sketch-like approach, has a lot of fun with it all too. Frequently very funny indeed, whether you’re young or old, it’s educational and genuinely entertaining. That’s some balance that it manages to achieve, and yet the tone is pretty near perfect. Furthermore, it’s savvy enough to move onto the next topic quickly enough, so boredom or disinterest isn’t given the slightest chance to slip in.

The DVD set throws in some welcome and equally fun extra features, too. It’s a well-collated mix of outtakes, deleted material and quiz questions, with a few songs thrown in for good measure. And, coupled with the number of episodes you get--there is, after all, nearly 20 hours of Horrible Histories here--it proves to be a terrific all-round package. Heartily recommended.


Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

77 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Aremess TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 July 2012
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Ok, I admit it, I'm in my 60s. But I absolutely love this series.

I was originally put on to watching a couple of episodes on TV by the grandchildren and was hooked from the start.

From the acting to the styling to the direction to the production......(I could go on) in every respect, this programme is top notch. I am a lover of history anyway, but if it had been taught in any way as good as this when I was at school, I would have been even more hooked.

How would I score it? - 8/5 (ok, my math is not quite as good as it was)
Recommended? - Absolutely, emphatically YES
Suitable age group? - 6 to 106
Other comments? - Whether you have kids or not, if you have the remotest interest in history, BUY IT!!!!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By R. Adams on 3 Nov 2013
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If you have never seen horrible histories you need to! Not only is it educational but it is done in a very entertaining and funny way. Perfect for kids and big kids! The Boxset has each series in it's own slimline case and they are housed in a card sleeve which is lovely for anyone wanting the whole collection in one Boxset, like me!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Lois on 16 July 2012
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My kids (7 and 10) absolutely loved this. And it has sent them off to the library to get all the books out to read for more in depth information - and of course the books are also great. The songs in particular are excellent, and the high degree of humor makes it a very bearable watch for adults.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Maxine Clark on 15 Nov 2013
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I'm looking forward to giving this to my daughter for Christmas, she will love it! It teaches children about history in a fun way. Great box set, the sleeves are thinner than usual so it doesn't take up as much space.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. Jones on 6 Jan 2013
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Very education but fun and easy watching and learning my daughter loved this will be looking to get further series
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By xaiko on 10 Nov 2012
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This is definitely way better than textbook in terms of introductory History. A great way for adults and kiddies to get acquainted with history I guess? I highly recommend this to any parents and their kids.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By randomlypickedname on 10 Sep 2014
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I love this series! Usually when my younger family members want to watch something I get stuck enduring something god-awful like Spongebob or some watered down "educational" program that treats kids like drooling morons and leaves the adults wanting to hunt down their creators with grenades. This program is a welcome relief from that! It's funny and the actors play off each other brilliantly! And, best of all, the kids keep asking me to look up people and events from the show so they can learn more about them!

I was leery of ordering anything from overseas at first. I thought the shipping would be astronomical and it would take weeks to get to where I live in the USA. In reality the shipping was very reasonable and it only took about ten days! The DVDs have wonderful extras like deleted sketches, bloopers, and a special section for the songs.

All in all, I have to admit, the UK has the USA beat in terms of children's programming and I can't wait to discover what else I've been missing!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By K. Bywater on 5 Sep 2012
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HI, I'M A SHOUTY FORTY SOMETHING YEAR OLD AND I'D LIKE TO TELL YOU ABOUT HORRIBLE HISTORIES! I was introduced to this series by my 30 something year old brother. History was never this cool or funny!!! The series includes cartoon and live sketches which cover every aspect of history from the Egyptians, Saxons and Vikings right up to the Victorian age. The actors are great and really complement each other. It also includes cameo appearances by Terry Deary who wrote the original books from which these are devised. I hated history at school but this is just the ticket for any kids who hate it as well...the songs are brilliant! In a nutshell, watch it, laugh out loud and learn!!!
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