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Skins: Complete Series 1 [DVD] [2007]

Harry Enfield , Neil Morrisey    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Actors: Harry Enfield, Neil Morrisey, Danny Dyer, Nicholas Hoult
  • Format: PAL
  • 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 Sep 2007
  • Run Time: 540 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000MV7ZYQ

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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

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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best British TV has offered in years 15 Oct 2007
By Tonkfan
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
5.0 out of 5 stars "It's like an episode of The OC in here!" 8 July 2007
By Customer VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
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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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars YES. 20 May 2007
By Tyler
Format:DVD
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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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 25 Mar 2007
Format:DVD
I watched every minute of this series when it was on TV and cannot wait to sit down and watch it all again.

The storylines are engaging, and while sometimes going into the realm of being OTT (but in a good way) they always seem to be based in reality.

The characters are a genuine mixture of friends, instead of the groups of clones usually found in TV land, verging from the lovable (Sid) not so much (Tony) and slightly unbalanced (Cassie).

This is one of the few programs where I'm yet to hear a single person say they dislike it. It has certainly replaced Shameless (1st + 2nd series especially) as being my favourite show.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Amazing series but faulty DVD! 27 Jun 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This arrived on time but I found that when I tried to watch Episode 4 it simply did not have it on. It was as if the episode was not on the disk. Every other episode works fine and normally so I have not sent it back because I think that it will be too much hassle.
I love skins! It is an absoloutly amazing series and you should give it a go if you haven't already. The only reason I have given it 3 stars is because of the faulty DVD.
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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Step up from Shameless 13 Mar 2007
Format:DVD
While Shamless was a thoroughly adult orientated show, skins is somewhat the same however uses the minds and forms of hormonal young adults.

I have watched the show in and out every week and was impressed with the way that the writers established the characters and the storylines. In now its 8th week, the plot has thickened as we now watch the dangerous underworld that Tony is dragged into.

This is my favourite part of the story as it is Tony's realisation that he rally does love his ex-girlfriend and he has destroyed his relationships with his friends by the typical teenage antics.

While the acting of the supporting cast is at times quite shoddy and amateur, the main charcters really pull it together well and make it and understandable and inspiring show to watch.

Kudos!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Skins. 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great!
Published 8 days ago by Lucy Louise Kelly
4.0 out of 5 stars dvd
Great film
Published 1 month ago by anthony
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Skins is a very original UK tv show!

It lasted seven seasons and aired on e4

The first series is the best
Published 3 months ago by David Weaver
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Present.
My friend loves skins and this was an amazing price for what it was. Really happy with the product and everything about it.
Published 4 months ago by Emily-Mae
4.0 out of 5 stars Eye opener.
Good serie about growing up of young people. For me a bit of a eyeopener to see. Good young cast!
Published 6 months ago by Gerard de Bruine
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Show Good DVD
Enjoyed the series on tv but enjoyed the series on dvd more, not sure why though. Anyway another tv show showing the disfunctionality of a group of teenagers trying to get through... Read more
Published 9 months ago by dpdisney
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing...
Very good product for everyone who's a fan of the skins series or anyone wondering what it's all about. I love all the skins series and wanted them on DVD. Read more
Published 12 months ago by sorelle andre
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
I can not have an opportunity to watch this drama, so I ordered it at Amazon UK.
I enjoyed watching it a lot. Thanks.
Published 13 months ago by a customer
5.0 out of 5 stars :)
love all the 1/2/3/4 series of skins so i got these DVD's and watched them all the day i got them :) lol
Published 14 months ago by *~Beki-Marie~*
4.0 out of 5 stars Good TV series, but DVD issues
The DVD wont play two episodes on disc one, which is a disappointment. It just freezes. But it is a nonetheless good TV series, worth buying. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Claire Tipping
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