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Hunderby [DVD]

Julia Davis , Alexandra Roach , Tony Dow    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Julia Davis, Alexandra Roach, Alex Macqueen, Rufus Jones, Rosie Cavaliero
  • Directors: Tony Dow
  • Writers: Julia Davis, Barunka O'Shaughnessy
  • Producers: John Rushton
  • 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: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Nov 2012
  • Run Time: 176 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,146 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Julia Davis proved that she's an expert when it comes to dark, dark comedy with the terrific Nighty Night With Hunderby, a show that she writes and stars in once more, she proves again that she's not lost that knack. This time, the setting is the 1830s, with Alexandra Roach playing a shipwreck survivor who ends up married to the local pastor. Then in comes Davis herself, the far from pleasant housekeeper, and the tone is soon set for a deliciously uncomfortable comedy.

Period dramas crossed with comedies are rare beasts indeed, and crossed with Davis' extremely divisive, uncompromising style of humour, Hunderby needs you to click into what it's doing for you to fully enjoy it. But if you do, then this is a real, real treat. Outrageous, very funny, and with real bite, it might not have quite the edge of Nighty Night, but it's not too far behind.

All of the episodes of Hunderby's first series are pulled together on the DVD release, and there are cast interviews too by way of extras. It's not the most generous package, granted, but the appeal, inevitably, is in a show that didn't get particularly wide exposure on its television debut. Hopefully, the DVD will rectify that. It deserves to. --Jon Foster

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Alternative Footage, Anamorphic Widescreen, Deleted Scenes, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Hunderby 1831 - A young woman thought to be a spinster missionary is washed up on the beach. In an attempt to escape her terrible past, she assumes the name of Helene Blone and marries the local widowed pastor and master of Hunderby. Once wed, it soon becomes apparent that Pastor Edmund is not quite the man he appeared to be and his peculiar housekeeper Dorothy (Julia Davis) makes it clear she prefers the dead wife, doing all she can to undermine the new mistress. Such trials push Helene towards the sturdy arms of the dashing Doctor Foggerty. Can she resist his charms and birth her husband an heir to save Hunderby? ...Hunderby

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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Future Comedy Classic 25 Oct 2012
By raggers
For me Julia Davis is a comedy genius. Following the dark, often cruel but hilarious Nighty Night this period comedy gets off to an intriguing start and then clicks into place with great characters and hopefully sets itself up well for a follow-up season
Helped by a strong cast of comedy actors Julia delivers another masterpiece with strong performances, over the top scenarios and future classic one-liners. Off to bed now with some bubbly milk!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 20 Nov 2012
By mark73
Absolutely brilliant! I love Julia Davis - she's superb and can fully relate to her

I thought it was a bit slow to start with but really got into after 3rd episode. Only disappointment is that each episode is 22 mins long - guessing it was because of commercial breaks on SKY

Recommend watching the cut scenes too - as with films some of the content makes more sense

Really enjoyed this and hope a second series comes out and of course a 3rd Nighty Night
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wicked Humour 30 Jan 2013
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I bought this DVD just on the description of the contents, and it has lived up to it. The humour is very twisted and quite hilarious, just the type I enjoy. I was a bit unsure if my husband would enjoy it as much as me, be he is getting a good laugh from it as well so well done Julia Davis!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly recommend 30 Dec 2012
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Absolutely love this series - Julia Davis at her best! My sister and I laughed til we were breathless and then laughed some more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What? 8 Jan 2013
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I really enjoyed this. It is very witty from the start. The only thing I found a bit of a bother was the sound levels. Seemed booming loud and then suddenly I was straining to hear, up, down, up. Maybe just me. But really really good.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious! 15 Jan 2013
By MarcA
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I adore Julia Davis and this had me LAUGHING OUT LOUD from start to finish.
It's not Nighty Night clearly but easily as brilliant. I've watched it twice in a row and found things I missed in the first watch - I just know when I watch it again I'll find even more I missed.
Utter perfection!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Weird 13 Jan 2013
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Like a League Of Gentlemen's take on du Maurier's Rebecca. Not suitable for children. You have been warned. I'm off now for my bubbly milk.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great 15 Jan 2013
By Linda
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something totally different. well worth a watch. It takes you completely by surprise.Great script and comedy acting.Just what you would expect from Julia.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Published 16 days ago by J. R. Lyttle
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant dark comedy
Published 1 month ago by Genevieve Wakelin
5.0 out of 5 stars Dirty Davis
Very naughty and very funny. I never saw it first time around due to not having access to Murdoch's evil empire so it was a joy to indulge myself in this sordid little world. Read more
Published 2 months ago by M
5.0 out of 5 stars Cleverly scripted
I have watched this through once and have just started on episode 1 again. I found it hilarious, with such a clever use of words for the era. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Music Mad
5.0 out of 5 stars Hunderby DVD
Bought this for my son as a Christmas present and the whole family ended up glued to the TV - we even stayed up until midnight to see the final episodes as some had to leave the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Ann Russell
5.0 out of 5 stars Haven't Laughed So Much in Ages
I am a big Julia Davis fan and I think this is her best yet. So so funny. Only problem I had was picking up some of the dialogue and hence humour, I don't have hearing problems but... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Heathermc
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny!
Another Julia Davis classic. Mock gothic historical setting with great characters and hilarious storylines - brilliant actors - I loved it.
Published 7 months ago by Moorhouse Comms Ltd
1.0 out of 5 stars An interesting concept, but not very funny
We were given this by a nephew, who suggested we might, or might not enjoy it. My wife gave up after one episode; I'm seeing it through. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Douglas Hamilton
5.0 out of 5 stars Funniest thing ever!
I watched this when it was on TV and thought it was the most original, darkest, but funniest thing I'd seen in ages! If you like Julia Davis' other work, I think you'll enjoy this.
Published 8 months ago by Vicki T
5.0 out of 5 stars All seems well...
Superb from start to finish, brilliant dialogue in the dark manner that Davis is great at. Superb cast, God knows why this was on Sky Atlantic and not the BBC. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Stuart
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