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Skins 1 & 2 Box Set [DVD]

Nicholas Hoult , April Pearson    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
Price: 27.72 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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Product details

  • Actors: Nicholas Hoult, April Pearson, Harry Enfield, Danny Dyer
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Channel 4 DVD
  • DVD Release Date: 5 May 2008
  • Run Time: 750 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0014YZJZM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,658 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Skins: the critically acclaimed drama about a group of pill popping, dope smoking, off the rails 17-year-olds, that’s a mixture of humorous, heartbreaking and sometimes shocking stories.

Tony, the most popular boy in town, a born leader, he likes a laugh and always at someone else’s expense – that was until he got hit by a bus and ended up in intensive care for six months.

Sid, forever lusting after his best mate Tony’s gorgeous girlfriend and even when he does fall for the total nutty but adorable and single Cassie, she moves to Scotland.

Michelle, quick witted and stunning she keeps everyone on their toes, except for Tony who runs rings around her, but would she really have it any other way?

Chris, the original party animal, always game for a laugh, he doesn’t need a family or a home as long as he has something to smoke, pop, screw and rob.

Super bright and sharp Jal, Michelle’s best friend, and talented classical clarinet player. But does that make her boring? Maybe it’s time she let her hair down.

Maxxie, the school sweetheart, can have any boy he wants and he wants most of them. He dreams of escaping Bristol to follow his passion of dancing.

Anwar’s family want him to study the Koran. Anwar likes tequila, dope, pills and breasts. End of.

Tony’s little sister Effy tends to keep her mouth shut, but gets up to more than anyone would care to know about, and she knows how to get what she wants too.

Dead posh, pretty and pumped full of prescription medication, Abigail, Michelle’s nemesis, lives in a world of imported carpets, private school and constant therapy.

Posh Kenneth offers us a rare mix of upper crust elocution and street bangin' language. What no-one knows is that the Big K is a big hit with the ladies too.

Sketch dreams only of Maxxie and in her world dreams do come true. Even if you have to force them a little.



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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No better than this 11 Dec 2008
Format:DVD
TV in Britain. We're stuck home watching genre busting magnificence like US drama The Wire. Where do we turn for some authentically UK goings on?

Bring on Skins. Every British kid who can remember being 16-18 in the last decade can recognise the characters in Skins, or at least can see clearly two or three people who that character is made up of. That age was emotional for us all, I'm sure. This series is an essay on that time, what it meant, and what it could have meant.

Skins blends brilliantly in and out of the authentic, and the comic, and the purely fantastic. The sad, and the hilarious - and the 'I don't know, but god I can feel it like it was yesterday'. I've never felt so close to a collection of characters.

Even in the bits that grate a little, this shines through.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By H. Kale
Format:DVD
I really liked the storyline and the characters of this series, especially the stunning performance of Hannay Murray as Cassie. Until i realized her there, it was just a nice series, but after her, it has become an addiction for me. The scripts are well-written in almost every episode and the music is great. Some episodes on DVD have different music tracks than the ones aired on TV (ex: Season2 Episode 9). That's the only thing i didn't like about this nice dvd set. I can understand if it was a 'law issue' but if wasn't, I surely can't. TV version was surely better in that manner.

DVD set has nice extras like the missing scenes and interviews. In addition, it has Radiohead(!) music at the background in menus. This might give you some idea for the quality.

I can recommend this item for anyone who enjoys good acting and smart writing. This might easily be the 'Friends' of England if they didn't change the cast completely after season 2. Still having hard time to believe it.
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Series I Have Ever Seen 30 April 2008
Format:DVD
This show is just phenomenal and every episode with it's twists and turns and lighter comedy moments undercut with darker stories leaves the viewer feeling they have been on a televisual rollercoaster ride with the young teen gang.Oh and what a gang they are!

Leader of the gang Tony (Nicholas Hoult) is superb as the manipulative leader that makes things happen. Nicholas Hoult is a top young acting talent and I am sure it won't be long before he's back burning up our screens. Full marks to the others especially Hannah Murray who plays Cassie, Mitch Hewer who plays Maxxie and Joe Dempsey who plays Chris and the rest. It really is hard to single out the best performance after Nick as Tony.

If you have never seen Skins before then the two box set is the only way to go. Each episode is sort of stand alone concentrating on one of the main characters but there are also continuing threads and some surreal moments. Best way to enjoy Skins is to suspend beleif as to whether you are witnessing a dream sequence or reality and go with the flow that way you will soon understand where it's coming from.

Sadly the producers have decided to go with a completely fresh cast for series 3 but they will have some way to go to top this lot. Television doesn't get any better
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Embarassingly I love it. 15 Jan 2009
By Jenny
Format:DVD
I first watched an episode of skins purely out of curiosity, and afterwards said it was absolute rubbish and I wouldn't watch it again. But then the next week I was curious again and gradually I became absolutely complusive about it. By the time the second series came out I was unashamedly plugging it to my friends.
Not every episode is great, but there are enough absolute stunners to keep your curiosity up. No matter how hardened you think you are it can be shocking, and no matter how prudish you will be fascinated. Mostly though it's just absolutely hilarious. And did cause me to cry on more than one occasion, and I'm not very given to crying at TV.
I'm not really a box set person but I think I will be buying this one. If nothing else, it makes my own friends' dramas seem manageable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A show made by brave people 28 Oct 2009
Format:DVD
Never crossed my mind that there was this kind of shows somewhere in the world.
Here (Mexico) the goverment don't let to this kind of things to be broadcasted under the foolish excuse to be "inmoral", "inadecuate" and therefore "ilegal" if there hasn't be edited in order to be suitable for the sanctimonious people.
And this model lies in the audience of the "open" TV. Even for the ones (including me) that have access to the restricted TV found some censorship here and there, and we think it'd be the same in other countries.
Fortunately I was wrong. Skins speaks about the adolescence openly, making feel yourself so alike to the caracters, with their troubles and doubts. That's a good show.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best British TV show in a long time 22 Dec 2008
Format:DVD
I bought this boxset for the simple reason Mitch Hewer was in it. But, once I'd watched the first episode, I was hooked. It is so much better than it seems and definitely not just another teen drama. Well worth the buy!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 14 July 2008
By stacy
Format:DVD
This is the best show ever made!
Laugh, cry, scream at the tele.

I am only just getting over my post traumatic stress disorder from the end of season. Watch it you wont regret!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars skins 24 Jun 2008
Format:DVD
Absolutely genious. Not only the fact that they decided to base it around Bristol - a city that rarely features in any films or TV series, but also the fact that both series 1 + 2 could sustain is brilliance too a tear-jerker of an ending.
Okay - we can question whether teenagers really do get up to the stuff that is shown on Skins, whether they drink, do drugs, completely screw up their A-levels in the way theses lot do. Also, the acting can fall limp and become almost squeamish to watch sometimes more with a couple of the characters than the rest.
But when ts good, its brilliant. An ingenious plot containing some hilarious characters and some well known faces cooks up a treat. Skins is both ridiculously funny, and heartbreakingly sad. It has times of awkwardness and times of excellent, flowing plot.
I completely recommend this boxset to anyone who is interested in indie-British TV, or who has passed by it in a shop. Pick it up, pay the small sum of money, take it home, book yourself a day or two in front of the telly, and become emersed in the moments of tradgey and hilarity of skins.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good
I brought this because i am a danny dyer fan and it was good to have for my collection. I did enjoy this is.
Published 2 months ago by lindahf1
5.0 out of 5 stars skins
My daughter loved this series. Think its aimed at the young adults, she howled with laughter and has since gone on to watch the rest .
Published 10 months ago by jane13
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Condition
I received my product in good condition and extremely fast considering that I live in another country. I definitely recommend this seller!
Published on 21 Jan 2010 by Brianna P. Hightower
5.0 out of 5 stars Couragous presentation of youth - funny and dramatic show
Beginning in 2007 Skins opened with a shocking and revitalizing looks at British youth culture with some highly dramatic and often funny statements about the mischievous antics... Read more
Published on 10 Jan 2010 by Stampy
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Catch Up
I tried watching series 1 of this when it was first on but was totally put off by the main character Tony - here was a very intelligent and very good looking young man - which in... Read more
Published on 14 Nov 2009 by fredthe3rd
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard Hitting Drama
Wow.

Having never seen Skins on television before, but being told by my friends how great it was, I just had to buy this box set. Read more
Published on 11 Oct 2009 by A Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant!
i never watched skins before in my life but so many people would rant about how good the show was i decided to give it a go so i brought the boxset and i can honestly say i am... Read more
Published on 7 July 2009 by Leah Taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars Review of Skins DVD series 1&2
After watching skins series 3 on E4, buying series 1&2 seemed the only logical thing to do!!
I am only part way through series 1 but things are looking good, skins is light... Read more
Published on 23 May 2009 by Claire
5.0 out of 5 stars A gift for my son that was perfect
I was really pleased with the speed at which it arrived. My son was very happy with the gift.
Published on 11 May 2009 by Mrs. D. C. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Great set
Did not get into Skins until the second series so missed a lot of the best parts of it. I watched a couple of episodes of the second series and was blown off during it. Read more
Published on 9 May 2009 by Harry O'Lye
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