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No Heroics: The Complete First Series [DVD] (2008)


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  • Actors: Patrick Baladi, Nicholas Burns, Claire Keelan, James Lance, Rebekah Staton
  • Directors: Ben Gregor
  • Format: PAL, Widescreen, Dolby, Colour
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 2 Feb 2009
  • Run Time: 132 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001O15J82
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,061 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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All six episodes from the first season of the ITV sitcom about four old friends who just happen to be off-duty superheroes. Based in the heroes-only pub The Fortress, the series focuses on their day-to-day lives - which, for supposed saviours of the world, are more run of the mill than one might expect.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Gary Hilton VINE VOICE on 18 Feb 2009
Format: DVD
For some reason "No Heroics" seems to have slipped under the radar with little or no fanfare to announce its' DVD release. Shown first on ITV2, repeated again shortly after and now just come to the end of its run on ITV1, it is about 4 off duty superheroes(plus many other supporting characters) sat in the pub, discussing their day-to-day lives.

If you are expecting major special effects to rival BBC2's "Heroes" then you're going to be disappointed! The emphasis here is firmly on comedy and the sparkling script focuses on things like relationships & their insecurities and neuroses. The casting of the 4 main characters is razor sharp, but watch out from a scene stealing performance from Mark Heap as "Lightkiller" and Patrick Baladi (who you might know better as David Brents nemesis "Neil" from "The Office") is utterly superb as the arrogant & swarmy "Excelsor".

The extras on this DVD also very good, and seeing as I had some difficulty finding details of the extra features on the DVD I will go through them all here;
HEROES UNMASKED - a "MAKING OF" featurette. This follows filming over the 5 weeks and lasts about 19 minutes. It's Ok but there are only so many times you can see someone say how brilliant the staff are, film crew, make up artistes etc etc.
GEEK TOUR - This is a 3-4 minute "tour" of all the hidden details in the pub "the Fortress" (for example, some of the spirits in the background have names like "Logan's Rum" which is a reference to Wolverine from the X-men)Intersting once unless youre REALLY into comic books!
BLOOPER REEL- self explanatory - lasts 7 minutes. Amusing
ART GALLERY - These are still photographs of artwork used in the series.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Helen Knowles on 16 July 2010
Format: DVD
This has got to be one of the funniest sitcoms I have come across. It was excellent. It is an adult only series but one that is well worth the watch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Akku on 11 Nov 2011
Format: DVD
If superheros were real, and commonplace. A wonderful premise for this offbeat sitcom. Some really cleverly put together characters, plots, interactions, etc. I'm sure it could be interpreted as some searing political satire or indictment of British celebrity society or somesuch. But yeah, its damn great entertainment. Shame it only appears to have made one season.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. Santos on 3 Feb 2009
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One of the best comedies I've seen in a while. Fantastic characters and great comedy moments. Very british and very funny. Six episodes and every one a giggle. If you like the superhero format then I this would be a perfect dvd to kick back on a Friday night and have a laugh. 10/10
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The only thing wrong with No Heroics is they only made one series. It is so good.

On a par with the IT Crowd, (Have you seen the one with the Musical "Gay") as good as that.

So laid back, such English Humour I doubt the Americans even thought it was a comedy - so thanks heavens no USA copy!
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By E. Matsuoka on 1 Oct 2011
Format: DVD
This is an odd show to review since I think it all comes down to your tolerance for this brand of bitter, world-weary, curse-laden British humor. If you like this type of humor, you will like these shows and I did watch all six but I don't know if I would buy another season.
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