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Horrible Histories - Series 3 [DVD]

Dominic Brigstocke , Steve Connelly    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: Dominic Brigstocke, Steve Connelly
  • Producers: Imogen Cooper, Giles Pilbrow, Caroline Norris
  • 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: 2
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Jun 2012
  • Run Time: 360 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00504571I
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,742 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

The multi award-winning Horrible Histories® show returns and it’s even more horrible, gory, ghastly and hilarious than ever!

“Wonderfully written” The Guardian

“Fun, filthy and genuinely engaging” The Independent

“Here’s a history lesson you won’t forget!” The Sun

Your host Rattus Rattus is helping to investigate history’s most gruesome, unpleasant yet funniest moments! There’s a whole new bunch of memorable sing-a-long-if-you-dare songs, Cleopatra sings in a style Lady Gaga would be proud of, Roman emperors fight to outdo each other on the dance floors and the Aztec priests warn us we ‘Ain’t stayin’ Alive’.

There’s rather a mess on the kitchen floor in ‘Historical Master Chef’, the historical paramedics make a welcome return with their largely useless bag of tricks and David Baddiel reprises his role as Vincenzo Larfoff with more scary stories!

Product Description

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: 2-DVD Set, Deleted Scenes, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: The multi award-winning Horrible Histories show returns and it's even more horrible, gory, ghastly and hilarious than ever! Your host Rattus Rattus is helping to investigate history's most gruesome, unpleasant yet funniest moments! There's a whole new bunch of memorable sing-a-long-if-you-dare songs, Cleopatra sings in a style Lady Gaga would be proud of, Roman emperors fight to outdo each other on the dance floors and the Aztec priests warn us we 'Ain't stayin' Alive'. There's rather a mess on the kitchen floor in 'Historical Master Chef', the historical paramedics make a welcome return with their largely useless bag of tricks and David Baddiel reprises his role as Vincenzo Larfoff with more scary stories! SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, ...Horrible Histories (Series 3) - 2-DVD Set ( Horrible Histories - Series Three )


Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A work of genius 16 May 2012
Format:DVD
My 16 year old daughter was off school and put on CBBC, why are you watching that? I said, are you not a bit old of that channel? I said, I want to watch Horrible Histories,its just so funny she said, I knew about these as my younger kids had the books which are incredibly funny, but knowing what utter crap passes for kids tv these days I was a little dubious to say the least so out of sheer curiosity I sat and watched an episode to see what she was raving about, I have never laughed so much in a long while, its brilliant, it works on so many levels, little kids love it for the educational value it offers, teenagers love it because it is funny and entertaining and in my daughters case to drool over some of the actors in it...she is going to kill me for that!) and it works for adults on a different level the simply genius levels of comedy which have an almost Python feel to them, and there is another level of humour in there which goes totally over kids heads but adults get it straight way - especially in some of the songs, if you have not seen them, you have not lived, I bought series 1 & 2 and will definately be getting series 3, I cannot recommend this highly enough, for kids as an educational tool which will teach them in an entertaining way, and for adults just to have a damn good laugh!!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best show ever 4 Mar 2012
By Sophie
Format:DVD
I loved the books but this is a whole new level. It's hilarious yet educational, some really good acting. My favourite sketch by far is stupid deaths. Great show. No matter what age you are, buy the other two DVDs too! Worth it!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cannot be Beaten! 8 Oct 2011
Format:DVD
This show is brilliant. I'm 23 and I love watching this show, it has appeal for all ages and is just plain funny. Get it for your kids to help with school but enjoy laughing your head off while you watch it too. There are songs, mock commercials e.g. 'We buy any monk!' It is so great I cannot even describe it. BUY THIS DVD!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
What can I say about the multi award winning Horrible Histories? Hmm, let's start with it is brilliantly funny, wonderfully informative, it has ridiculously catchy and clever songs and it boasts a fantastically talented cast! It is (in my humble opinion) easily the best comedy show to have graced our screens in recent years! Notice I say comedy show not children's comedy show, because Horrible Histories is far too good to be confined to just children's viewing. Although my son is a huge fan in his own right I have long since dropped any pretence of watching it purely because it is one of his favourite shows! Right from the first series Horrible Histories has consistently delivered quality comedy sketches and with Series 3 it raised the bar higher than ever. All the old favourites are there - Henry VIII, Charles II, Elizabeth I, Shouty Man, Bob Hale, Mike Peabody and Death is back with more stupid deaths. There are also some brilliant parodies of popular tv programmes such as Historical Masterchef, Historical Wifeswap, and Historical Fashion Fix to name but a few. The Special Features on this dvd are excellent. We are treated to hilarious out takes, Savage Songs and enough deleted scenes to make up a full episode! So in the words of HH's own Shouty Man don't delay buy today!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple 11 July 2012
By C. Porter VINE VOICE
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is easily one of the best things on TV EVER.

Simple.

Gifted actors, witty scripts, fantastic pastiches of classic songs and their accompanying videos all make HH a phenomenon that all involved should be truly proud of.

Oh, and I'm learning stuff with my kids, too. At Eastnor Castle, there was a pic of Queen Victoria. My son correctly identified her and added, "She reigned for 64 years, y'know".

Brilliant stuff!

The outtakes and unused sketches all add to the great value of this package. Don't hesitate - get them all!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Und wieder heißt es warten, warten, warten.... 3 July 2012
By G.S.
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Nachdem ich ein geschätztes Jahr auf die Erscheinung von Teil 3 warten mußte, heißt es jetzt sich nochmals ein Jahr zu gedulden, bis endlich Teil 4 dieser unglaublichen Geschichte erscheinen wird. Die Briten habens gut, die konnten sich den 4. Teil bereits im Frühjahr im TV anschauen. Youtube ist da nur ein ungenügender Ersatz.
ICH WILL MEINEN VIERTEN TEIL!!!!
Bitte bitte...
Sowas gibt es im deuschsprachigen Fernsehen einfach nicht. Bei uns ist Geschichte todernst und völlig unlustig. Dabei haben wir in Österreich unsere Habsburger - die hatten sicherlich auch mehr zu bieten als Sissikitsch.
Matt komm nach Wien und zeig dem hiesigen Fernsehen wie man lustige Geschichtssendungen macht, die sich von 10 bis 99 Jahren jeder anschaut.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A work of utter genius 23 Jun 2012
By Petra Bryce VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
It's difficult to see how they could have improved on the previous series, but somehow they managed to notch it up a degree: the songs especially are in a class of their own and deservedly have their own cult following. The sketches are again first rate, the writing, acting and comic timing impeccable. The four of us (parents, a son who's nearly ten and a four-year-old) are devoted fans, and there's something in it for everyone, no matter your age; even the grandparents have now caught on. A big thank you once again to the writers, actors and production staff for making such high-quality television that manages to be both educational, entertaining and incredibly funny at the same time: you are setting the benchmark for television programmes, not just for children, but adults too. May you be inspired for many more years.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Horribly good
Amusing sketches, sly wit and the best savage songs ever! Not just for kids - this adult loves HH to the point of geekdom!
Published 3 months ago by Skylady
5.0 out of 5 stars Great family fun
Great family fun, DVD is a good length - can be watched as a movie epic, or dipped in and out of - due to episode format. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mike Jeavons
5.0 out of 5 stars Horrible Histories -series 3
I've bought all 5 series as gifts and all are great quality with quick delivery.. Yes I would recommend to others.
Published 3 months ago by Guardian
5.0 out of 5 stars Year three of horrible history
All twelve episodes of the third series of Horrible histories are presented here in a two disc dvd set.

Each episode runs for twenty seven minutes. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Paul Tapner
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic - definitely not just for children!
A fantastic approach to history through songs and sketches, but sadly now at an end after five series. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jersey Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Present for Granddaughter
I decided to buy this DVD because my Granddaughter loves the Horrible Histories program on television. It lived up to its expectations and she has watched it several times. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Usual hilarity
As with all the horrible history DVDs, very cleverly written and acted by the usual group. I love watching it with or sometimes without my children!
Published 7 months ago by Weezy13
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD
Perfect gift for the children
It arrived as described and in good condition

The DVD is part of a series and each DVD has been great for the children to get a... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Stuart
5.0 out of 5 stars Seven year old loves it
My seven year old absolutely loves the entire series, educational, and funny. It appeals to adults as well. Hopefully many more series to come!
Published 9 months ago by Kooter
5.0 out of 5 stars Best TV show for kids.
Kids deserve more of this kind of comedy gold. Excellent writers and brilliant cast make this the best kids TV show (great for adults too!).
Published 9 months ago by cheshy010
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