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Rock Profile [DVD]

David Walliams , Matt Lucas    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: David Walliams, Matt Lucas, Jamie Theakston
  • 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.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Aug 2005
  • Run Time: 650 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009WILMS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,594 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

From the multi-award winning, critically acclaimed comedy duo Matt Lucas and David Walliams, comes the hilarious cult series Rock Profile including all the sketches from all 26 episodes.

Enter into a world of rock legends and pop stars as you've never seen them before ! Interviewed by Jamie Theakston, 'guests' including Elton John, George Michael, U2, Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, Blur, Sean Ryder, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, and Michael Jackson talk about their life and work with very entertaining results...

Rock Profile was first shown in 1999 with a further series in 2000. Written by Lucas & Walliams.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good...ish 7 Aug 2005
Firstly let me say, this is very funny, but there is a massive drawback to the DVD that may make u not want to buy this. Lucas and Walliams couldnt get clearance on the music videos that used to run on the tv. Now for newcomers to the show, I am sure ur response will be "SO?!"
To those that were there from the beginning this means none of Walliams dressed up as Lou Reed (Which spun off to Lou and Andy in Little Britain) wishing everyone "a perfect day, Thir (sic) or Lucas dressed as Jo Whiley, ranting about Abba gettin a rock profile before bands who just released their first album, another band just done their first tour, another just done there first gig last night, then a band she just made up.
Not forgettin the silly captions running down the bottom of the screen, these i thought were hilarious.
I found this abit of a let down to be honest.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Read this before you buy! 30 Sep 2005
I recently bought Rock Profile which I think is brilliant and had enjoyed watching way back when it was on UK Play. However, I have to say I am so disappointed as there is no music clips in any of the interviews! For me, that definitely made it, the hilarious contrast between their take off and the real thing, sometimes not that different! Of course the interviews are still there but its just not the same without the music....
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Where's Ronan?!? 6 Aug 2005
Far funnier than the repetitive Little Britain, however this DVD collection is annoyingly incomplete. The artist videos from the original series have not been included and so the short sketches that played over them are also absent. This means that the hilarious Ronan Keating part is missing. I feel slightly duped.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Dont expect too much... 13 Aug 2005
By DJ Bez
I was a fan of Rock Profile right from Day 1, when it first aired on the then ONdigital UK Play channel, R.I.P. To anyone who 'knows' music, it was hilarious, and even bands I utterly detest such as Wham! and Bucks Fizz were made watchable by the hilarious pop-up voice overs and silly facts over the sometimes awful promo vids.
Now, on the front of this DVD, it states 'ALL 26 EPISODES'. On the back, in 6pt text, it states 'Some cuts have been made for contractual reasons'. I dont understand exactly how the PRS system works, but it would seem you can basically do what you want on TV and Radio under a block fee royalty agreement, but not with publically sold recordings. This has previously completely prevented the release of utter comedy classics such as Victor Lewis-Smith's 'TV Offal' and 2 series of Peter Baynhams radio serial 'The Harpoon'
To cut a long story short, 'some cuts' means EVERY SINGLE PROMO VIDEO has been deleted, as the pair almost embarrassingly state in the newly recorded intro - thanks for telling us once weve bought it!. This makes some bits just as funny, but renders many woefully meaningless, the most obvious being 'The Prodigy', since the joke was the whole ep. is filmed outside Keith Flints house because he wont let them in. All we hear is about 10 seconds of 'Keiths' voice over the entryphone at the start, the rest is occupied with 2 unfunny stalker type fans who turn up. And as there are no Prodigy videos, it might as well be the Rock Profile for the White Stripes!
From a technical point of view, on DVD 1 (Series 1) the loud 'stings' presumably inserted to hide the lack of multitrack sound masters (i.e hide the bits of edited out vids fading out over the start of talking scenes) make it harsh to watch too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great series, disappointing DVD 20 Aug 2005
By Dr K
Having seen most of the profiles on UK play and finding them hilarious, was thrilled when this was released. Soon to be hugely disappointed though. Much of the funniest bits missing, particularly all the videos with the ridiculously funny faux soundbite captions. 'Shaun Ryder invented the toaster'etc. has its moments but can't help feeling this is a badly thought through cash in that will only annoy fans as these cuts weren't clearly pointed out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Full version or not, still extremely funny 11 Nov 2005
The comedy star of Matt Lucas and David Walliams seems to be rising spectacularly at present, with live shows of Little Britain selling out all over the UK, and script books, DVD box sets and more out for Christmas. Even such oddities as Vicky Pollard talking mugs are available for real superfans.
Whilst Little Britain seems unfortunately to be getting cruder as it bids for the mainstream (and who can blame its creators for wanting that; very few people make a fortune out of comedy so we shouldn't really begrudge those who can) - the vomiting WI ladies are repulsive, although they come from a sound comedy idea - Lucas' and Walliams' style is deceptively simple. Rock Profile, a precursor to Little Britain and shown initially on short-lived digital station UKPlay, is testament to this.
The basic format is that each episode features Lucas and Walliams dressed as rock stars and their cohorts, and they are interviewed by Jamie Theakston. The caricatures of the rock stars are created by taking an aspect of the real star's behaviour and tweaking it 200% in a bizarre direction.
The result is, nine times out of ten, extremely funny. Highlights include...
* Lucas as Michael Jackson's personal minder Elizabeth Taylor, complete with heavy Eastenders accent and permanent accusatory pointing finger
* George Michaels (sic) and Geri Halliwell ("I don't eat anyfing yellow!
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3.0 out of 5 stars You can see where they sold out by disc 2
Disc 1 is very good and funny but disc 2 is very poor.
On the second disc I gave up half way through Abba. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Kim Fowley
1.0 out of 5 stars No no no no no no
Total let down
No wonder no one has really heard of this because it is really bad extremely disappointed with this
Published 7 months ago by Marc Cowan
5.0 out of 5 stars funny
I quite literally wet myself laughing at this DVD!! One of the funniest comedians around!!! Go treat yourself and buy it!!!
Published on 12 Jun 2012 by SLASH
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock Profile
I bought this dvd for my teenage grandson. I have not actually watched it, but I heard him chortling away while he was watching it. Read more
Published on 6 Jun 2010 by Jady Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Well performed satire.
It is a series of spoof comedy profiles of leading rock and pop musicians.

Quite zany, and a good laugh.
Published on 18 Nov 2008 by British Commentator
3.0 out of 5 stars In general it is very average
I am a big fan of Little Briton but this left me feeling disappointed.
It was entertaining but not great. Read more
Published on 21 Jan 2006 by Pete
4.0 out of 5 stars Rock on!
First off, little britain this is not. It is not as good as little britain and is not the same as little britain. That out the way with, this great comedy. Read more
Published on 23 Oct 2005
4.0 out of 5 stars Some Rock Profile better than No Rock Profile
This was never meant to be watched again and again, it was just a cheapo series to introduce music promos on early digital TV channel UK Play. But it was funny... Read more
Published on 21 Aug 2005 by T. Robinson
2.0 out of 5 stars Wish i'd read this before i bought it........
Aw! how can you have a music based sketch without the videos???Fans of rock profile will know what i mean - and i agrre that the packaging could have made it clearer that there... Read more
Published on 20 Aug 2005 by "marty1972uk"
1.0 out of 5 stars rock profile
to be honest i found this dvd to be quite boring, it's nothing like or as funny as the little britain series. Read more
Published on 16 Aug 2005
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