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Skins - Series 5 [DVD]

Dakota Blue Richards , Sean Teale , Amanda Boyle    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Dakota Blue Richards, Sean Teale, Sebastian DeSouza, Chris Addison, Gordon Kennedy
  • Directors: Amanda Boyle
  • 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: 3
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Channel 4 DVD
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Mar 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004B8UTPI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,899 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

All eight episodes from the fifth series of the teen comedy drama following the chaotic lives and loves of a group of hard-partying college students. In this series, autumn term has begun at Roundview, and a new set of sixth-formers are introduced. Prissy queen-bee Mini (Freya Mavor) is instantly determined to make the life of oddball Franky (Dakota Blue Richards) a living hell. After enlisting her friends Liv and Grace (Laya Lewis and Jessica Sula), and boyfriend Nick (Sean Teale) to launch a smear campaign against her, Mini is less than impressed when Grace jumps ship and sticks up for the new girl. The priapic Alo (Will Merrick) is only interested in girls, while his best friend Rich (Alexander Arnold) is too into his 'heavy metal' exterior to lower himself to 'mainstream' chicks. The episodes comprise: 'Franky', 'Rich', 'Mini', 'Liv', 'Nick', 'Alo', 'Grace' and 'Everyone'.

Synopsis

Channel 4's critically-acclaimed drama SKINS enters its fifth series following the angst-ridden lives of its teenage characters, as they grapple with adolescence. This series introduces the third generation of sixth formers; a once again, eclectic mix of characters. Dakota Blue Richards (THE GOLDEN COMPASS) stars as Franky, who automatically sets herself up as an outsider when she joins the school three weeks late. As Mini, Liv and Grace do their best to both help and hinder her settling in period, we also meet the new boys Alo, Rich, Nick, and Matty. Expect plenty more bitching, backstabbing, and general angst-ridden behaviour in this, the complete fifth series.

Special features include:
  • Audio commentaries
  • Behind the scenes featurette

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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't judge it by the first two episodes! 11 Feb 2011
Format:DVD
I must say I am completely eating my words! This is the second review I have left for this, and I am proud to say I am wrong! I did not like the beginning of this series, at all! However we are now nearing the end of this series and it really has vastly improved. The acting has got better and the writing is back on top form, still the worst series when it comes to Skins but a still a very good series!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic 7 Feb 2011
Format:DVD
Very good series once again only saw the first couple of episodes but from what i have seen i think this series is only gonna get better people are still saying this isn't as good as the first series but thats because the first series was brand new and we weren't use to it even the second series of skins wasn't as good as the first but still that series was wicked same as this one very good new set of characters same as with all skins lots of sex drugs violence and fantastic scenarios this deserves 5 stars absolutely epic
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dreamy, optimistic and exciting 12 Jan 2014
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I loved every series of Skins, this one is the only series that left me a positive energy and joy after the final episode. All characters evolve and change for the better, soundtrack is at its best, as photography and direction. A general dissatisfaction might depend on the fact that a new generation starts for the second time and it's always a bit difficult for some nostalgics of the previous characters.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Skins - Series 5 27 Dec 2013
By Liberty
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This was purchased for my grand daughter's birthday as requested and she was highly delighted with it and said it was great. received
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2.0 out of 5 stars Skins has lost itself 16 Nov 2013
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When the first two series of Skins had came to an end, I actually felt very sad to see the original cast go. Series 3/4 was surprisingly better than I expected but you could see it was taking a darker route. This series proved Skins had well and truly ran its course and it was no surprise that series 6 would be its last.
The cast feel very unlikable and annoying, so much so that it almost feels deliberate. The shock factor that has gradually gotten more intense over the last 4 series completely goes through the roof - and not in a good way. All this series seems to promote is that all teenagers are drug taking, drinking, sex-mad idiots - very unrealistic to actual reality (in most cases). I know that the last few series' were full of this too, but the difference was you felt there was much more to the characters than just that. This cast also seems devoid of any acting ability.
On a positive note, I think the next series is a little better but you have to get through this one first so I guess it will be worth it in the end.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Skins 8 Aug 2013
By zoe
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Was happy to find this available on here as most shops don't sell this. I liked watching the series on tv so was happy to get this to rewatch whenever I like.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Skins 17 May 2013
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This one seamed to move away from the first series as the actors nearly all changed, however you soon accepted all the new characters and it was entertaining once again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Series 5 is great. 7 Feb 2013
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Arrived quickly. Series 5 had a lot to live up to but didn't disappoint one bit. Absolutely love it. :)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift
Gift for a friend an old 1980s film just like the breakfast club and ferris buellers day off ! ,
Published 6 months ago by shelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Next in a series
Bought as a gift not for the younger person more for the older teen but very good to watch thanks
Published 16 months ago by Catherine
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show
This is a great show. I love how you get to see all the different buildings and fields of different countries. The stories for each episode are greatly done.
Published 17 months ago by S. Roberts
1.0 out of 5 stars disc doesn't even work!
i bought this dvd last year in october as i have bought all the series'.. obviously to watch at a later date, as all was packaged brand new when i recieved assumed it would be... Read more
Published 23 months ago by paris
5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome
It's so great. I loved the past series, but this one is a whole new level. Thumps up for Skins and I can't wait for the series 6 to come out!
Published on 16 Aug 2011 by Louise
5.0 out of 5 stars Skins Continues to entertain
although slow to start this season of skins gets better as you get into the story lines and characters, love Alo and Matthew
Published on 16 Aug 2011 by Rinnie
4.0 out of 5 stars At First It Seemed That Skins Had died.......
But on closer reflection it seems that some fun has finally been injected back into the series i found the last two skins series rather dour and all to serious and the cast never... Read more
Published on 15 July 2011 by Julia Havard
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