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  • Actors: Harry Enfield, Neil Morrisey, Danny Dyer, Nicholas Hoult
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Channel 4 DVD
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Sept. 2007
  • Run Time: 540 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000MV7ZYQ

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Product Description

Skins follows a group of teenagers living on the
bright side, who get high, get drunk, get laid
and get up for their A levels. These kids really
grab life by the balls and then give it a twirl.

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One of the more impressive television hits of recent times, Skins burst onto TV screens at the beginning of 2007, and in short space built itself an impressive, dedicated following.

Skins is set in and around the lives of a group of friends who live in Bristol. In their late teens, and each at sixth form college, this compelling drama then follows the various problems and challenges that its characters face.

What stands Skins apart from many other shows that have tackled similar ground is the sheer down-to-earth of it. The first series dedicates its individual episodes mainly to a certain character each, although that doesn’t stop the assorted story arcs of the others from building too. And amidst them all is some terrific acting, quality writing, and gritty, grounded drama, albeit not without humour.

Given the age of the characters within Skins, it’s clearly a show skewed towards a reasonably young late-teen demographic, and that’s going to leave some who sample the programme a little cold. But there’s still little getting away from the fact that this first series is some achievement, and the many who do embrace the show aren’t going to be disappointment by this terrific DVD collection. --Jon Foster

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tonkfan on 15 Oct. 2007
Format: DVD
I am considerably over the age demographic for this show and I rarely watch TV these days, but this is a fantastic series.

Great acting, believable characters and stories, fantastic direction and a genuine spirit at its heart that makes you feel you are a part of the lives of these young people.

Most cleverly of all, it showed how all the young people were products of their backgrounds and upbringings and how they were actually more sane than their parents.

Can't wait to watch it again.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Customer VINE VOICE on 8 July 2007
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Skins isn't your average teen based drama it's funny, vibrant, spirited, beautifully poignant, ironic and at times rather whimsical. There are 9 episodes that make up this first series and each episode is dedicated to a certain character (or two as the case maybe); through their own episode we learn about the lives of each person. Learning what gives them joy and more often what problems are set to trip them up along the way of adolescence. The most interesting characters are not necessarily the most likable, Tony played by Nicholas Hoult is on the surface a promiscuous, womanizing, Machiavellian figure yet he displays much depth of character despite being rather horrid to those around him most of the time. Cassie on the other hand is wonderfully kooky. Her episode offers us a surreal journey as we see the world through the eyes of a troubled anorexic who despite going through much for someone her age still retains a childlike innocence. Other noteworthy characters include Chris who does seem to escape definition (although he does remind me of Pacey Witter somewhat), and Michelle who shines in her episode. A likable character who I found rather dull is Sid, but he's sweet in his constant bad luck nonetheless. The remaining characters are Abigail, Effy, Maxxie, Anwar, and Jal (among the parents who aren't credited). It's quite a large cast but each of their story arcs are interwoven into one another's stories in a coherent manner, and we learn with each passing episode how each character relates to one another.

Skins definately is worth watching, it really is not as trashy as it appears to be, or as it was presented as.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Julia Havard on 7 Mar. 2012
Format: DVD
What can be said about skins that has not already been said well not alot but coming from an angle in which i had continued to watch the show from 15 when series 1 started right through to last Mondays episode and going back as its all coming to an end. What set series 1 and two apart from the latter series was the characters and its own self awareness it understood the teenage issues faced by many in the late noughties and transferred it to tv if in a somewhat over the top manner. There is a level of understanding and willingness to tackle controversial issues that had up to that point not been shown on British Tv no taboo was left untouched or unbroken but in doing so it normalised many issues that needed to be normalised . And above all else each character complimented each other and helped bring another level to the show through these most complicated relationships we all face parents, first loves and adds a relatability to it but never losing the fun and semi sort of freedom that we all face and enjoy when we are teenagers. Latter series would become more studios and in some aspects a parody of itself but this first series shows British life for teenagers and how complicated and messed up it can if a little Over The Top at times. In a way we can all see ourselves in one of the characters or no someone like them thats how good it was.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Tyler on 20 May 2007
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I'm another American who loves Skins. I thought this show was intelligent, thoughtful, sentimental, vulgar, over-the-top, subtle, and completely obnoxious. Totally, totally worth importing, I think. It just really works on all levels, and although I gather it's not everyone's jam, it's mine, and I'm a well-adjusted, twenty year old boy. Highly recommended viewing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Dickson on 1 Nov. 2007
Format: DVD
Now with Sky+, I must admit to not really knowing what's new on tv now as I record everything to avoid commercials. I came across this on the Amazon website and it sounded good so I gave it a go, and it is by far the best show to be put on British TV in years. Its not some depressing soap opera set in some slummy neighborhood and it is quite realistic, I'm not sure why anybody would say otherwise if they have been a teenager within the last 10-15 years - I have to add that I loved the teenager who signs their name with Ms and thinks there is too much nudity and swearing. My teenage years were a lot like this in parts, lots of sex with both sexes, drugs, parties, needless swearing (which makes it appropriate swearing here). The characters are all great, I don't really have one that I'm not interested in as they all have such interesting backgrounds & quirks. I also really liked how they would take one character and delve into their life to explain their behavior. I wish to god we could produce a normal season of 20-26 shows per year, what on earth is with a 9 episode season, but I'm still glad I took the time to watch and I can't imagine anybody not being drawn into this show.
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