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James May's Man Lab Series One [DVD]

James May , Simeon Oakley , James May , Tom Whitter    Exempt   DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: James May, Simeon Oakley, Rory Barker, Oz Clarke, Tom Whitter
  • Directors: James May, Tom Whitter
  • Producers: James May's Man Lab - Series 1 ( James May's Man Lab - Series One ), James May's Man Lab - Series 1, James May's Man Lab - Series One
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Nov 2011
  • Run Time: 150 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0057OGPB2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,353 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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10,000 years in the making; 10,000 years of endeavour in science and the arts and humanities; and within one generation man has been reduced to a feckless, bed-wetting, parmesan shaving imbecile who revels in his own uselessness. Something has to be done. James May is the man to do it. He s on a mission to put the man back in human by exploring the world as it was, and the world as it should be, complete with its own bar, private cinema and electric-train toilet-paper delivery system. On the way, he ll learn about bomb disposal, how to build a kitchen (and a rocket), duel with pistols and swords, conduct a band of long-retired Grade 1 musicians, and much, much more. Features Celebrity Man Task in which hand-picked celebrities are invited to beat their own records in such jobs as changing a tyre, wall-papering a room and putting together flat-pack furniture challenges few can resist.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Biographies, Interactive Menu, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: 10,000 years in the making; 10,000 years of endeavor in science and the arts and humanities and within one generation man has been reduced to a feckless, bedwetting, parmesan shaving imbecile who revels in his own uselessness. Something has to be done. James May is the man to do it by exploring the world as it was, and the world as it should be, complete with its own bar, private cinema and electric train toilet-paper delivery system. On the way, he'll learn about bomb disposal, how to build a kitchen (and a rocket), duel with pistols and swords, conduct a band of long-retired Grade 1 musicians, and much, much more. Features Celebrity Man Task in which hand-picked celebrities are invited to beat their own records in such jobs as changing a tire, wall-papering a room and putting together flat-pack furniture - challenges few can resist. ...James May's Man Lab - Series 1 ( James May's Man Lab - Series One )


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Boys Stuff 17 Oct 2011
Format:DVD
Stuff for Boys, Men, Lads, Dudes...whatever you class you fall in to this show has you covered!
Full of useful, and some not so useful, experiments, challenges, and observations about men of the 21st century...and how devolved we have become to the point that most of us have no idea how to change a fuse!
Cant think of a more blunt, dry, host than Top Gear's James May. Hours of fun
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5.0 out of 5 stars What TV should be like 14 July 2012
By Snatty
Format:DVD
In a World now dominated by reality TV and all the supposed glitz and glamour that comes with it, it's nice to know that there are still some TV programmes out there which are actually funny, actually informative, and actually add something to your life, and James May's Man Lab is surely the pick of the small selection of programmes that fit that criteria.

Throughout the series, James teaches us everything from how to diffuse a bomb to how to serenade a woman. Some of it is actually achievable, which adds to the interest, whereas what isn't achievable (or in the instance of the bomb diffusing, advisable) is made satisfying by James' wonderfully dry sense of humour. At times it isn't just amusing, it's inspiring - inspiring us modern men that James so deplores to get up and do something useful with our lives. It's fascinating and funny, and a great watch. The only criticism? Only three episodes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Girl's like this too! 7 Jan 2012
Format:DVD
I watched the series on TV and bought it at Christmas for my Dad as he'd missed it but liked what I'd told him about it so much he wanted to see it too. BUT you don't have to be a guy to watch this as I'm not and I loved the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Typical James and therefore wonderful. 9 Dec 2011
Format:DVD
I live in the States so before I ordered this, I had only seen a few clips that had been uploaded to fan sites. It looked great, and once I realised I could order from the UK Amazon, I bought it. It said it would take approximately three weeks to get to me but it arrived in 7 days. Excellent!

One of the other DVD's I ordered had the disc sliding around in the case from the international shipping, but Man Lab was intact and perfect. I would like to comment for other US buyers that you will be so excited that the DVD cases are much easier to get into! They just have the plastic/cellophane wrapping and no clear tape on the ends like ours. I didn't have to scratch the case so I was already happy.

James is, as usual, quite entertaining in this show and tries to dispel his useless, clumsy, and unmanly persona that he displays on Top Gear. He does over-do it, at times, trying to look knowledgeable and well-rounded, but I think he knows that we know he isn't perfect.

Those of you who may swoon over James being gorgeous, you should buy this solely to see him in a white, old-fashioned shirt in the duel. You may wet yourself; be warned. And James in his glasses when he is judging auditions to be in his grade 1 band is equally is equally adorable. He looks to be really enjoying himself as a first-time conductor. It may be my favorite part of series one.

If you enjoy James in his other shows, definitely grab this one. He is in all of his geeky, technical, laugh-about, campy glory, here. And maybe you'll learn a thing or two.
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