On the DVD: There's a chaotic but highly enthusiastic commentary from the director and cast, including of course Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson, who also talk about some deleted scenes and why they were removed. There's an outtakes blooper reel, as well as a selection of raw location footage and a self-explanatory clip, "Daisy Does Elvis". The most useful feature, though, is the subtitle "Homage-o-Meter" facility, which displays all the movie references throughout the series. --Mark Walker
Daisy Does Elvis
Subtitles: English for the Hard-of-Hearing; Homage-O-Meter
As well as deleted scenes and outtakes this DVD also includes a Homage-0-meter which was excluded from the first DVD. This is very interesting as their is a large number of references that I missed while watching the series first time round.
Overall i would reccomend this DVD to anyone who has a sense of humour.
Being pretty serious geeks themselves, Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson have made quite an effort with the DVD. It is unusual to see TV shows recieving such attention in this medium, and also quite refreshing. The menu screen are, as with the first disc, very cool, and consist of animated cartoony versions of the characters, and soundbites from the series.
The audio commentarys, featuring Pegg, Stevenson, the director Edgar Wright, is as strong as it was on the first series disc. Although they occassionally speak over each other, resulting in possibly interesting subjects being dropped, the episode commentaries remain informative and quite funny.
An unusual feature called the 'homage-o-meter' tells us whenever a film, tv show or comic is being referenced in the show. It is not as useful as I thought it would be, and is just plain text at the bottom of the scene whenever a reference is made. It is interesting though, and there were plenty of little references that slipped me by.
The out-takes are very funny, and often quite touching. The same goes for the raw footage, which proves to be an interesting watch. The deleted scenes are interesting, and are accompanied by a useful commentary. A couple of them are very funny indeed, but most were cut for obvious reasons.
Other features round the package off, making it one of the best television series dvds available.
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