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Stella [DVD]

Ruth Jones , Craig Gallivan    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (206 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Ruth Jones, Craig Gallivan
  • Writers: Ruth Jones
  • 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.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Mar 2012
  • Run Time: 439 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (206 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006W8CIMM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,250 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

In Pontyberry, the fictional town in the South Wales Valleys, a 40-something divorcée is trying to juggle the demands of family life. With her son Luke in prison, her teenage daughter Emma who refuses to do what’s best for her and her little boy Ben who still needs his mam, Stella doesn’t want for distractions. But when Emma reveals some shocking news, Stella’s world gets tipped upside down. She’s not on her own though because Stella’s world is peopled with a selection of odd-ball friends and relatives always ready to help her out, from ex-husband Karl and his vacuous girlfriend Nadine, to love-lorn lollipop man Alan and her best friend Paula – the functioning alcoholic undertaker. And then of course, there’s the gorgeous Sean …

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“Littered with classic Ruth Jones observations and superb characters… one of the best comedy writers and performers of her generation…” The Sun

“Genuinely hilarious… Jones has got the knack for naturally funny dialogue” Daily Telegraph

“Stella draws you in to its warm, quirky world” The Guardian

Product Description

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: 3-DVD Set, Anamorphic Widescreen, Behind the scenes, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: In Pontyberry, the fictional town in the South Wales Valleys, a 40-something divorcée is trying to juggle the demands of family life. With her son Luke in prison, her teenage daughter Emma who refuses to do what's best for her and her little boy Ben who still needs his mam, Stella doesn't want for distractions. But when Emma reveals some shocking news, Stella's world gets tipped upside down. She's not on her own though because Stella's world is peopled with a selection of odd-ball friends and relatives always ready to help her out, from ex-husband Karl and his vacuous girlfriend Nadine, to love-lorn lollipop man Alan and her best friend Paula - the functioning alcoholic undertaker. And then of course, there's the gorgeous Sean ... SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, ...Stella - 3-DVD Set

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars STELLA DVD 17 July 2012
By Stella
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I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this box set DVD! I didn't see it when it was on TV as I don't have Sky TV so was delighted when I saw it in the box set to buy. I think it ws very good value for money & I had many an hours happy watching with it. I will definitely be watching it over & over again. The humour is brilliant but with some wee sad bits too. I found it to be true to life. The character of Stella cannot be even remotely compared to Nessa in Gavin & Stacey but however, no less enjoyable. Definitely recommend this.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect gift. 20 April 2012
By Mazla
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Stella [DVD] I actually bought this DVD for a friend who hadn't seen the series on T.V. She said it kept her amused for hours. Funny, serious, and at times sad and insists I remind her when the next series is about to start. I personally am a Ruth Jones fan and love to watch anything she co- writes, she never disappoints.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing series! 30 Aug 2012
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I love Stella! I think that Ruth Jones is awesome and a very clever writer. It has great story lines and the characters are brilliant. It is nothing like Gavin and Stacey but just as excellent if not more. Would definitely recommend - I can't wait for the second series!
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57 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good 17 April 2012
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Having spent a lifetime being spoon-fed with BBC programmes, I took a chance on something that was commissioned for/ on behalf of sky viewers. Not wanting to seem like a complete snob, I took a chance on purchasing this ten-parter. What happened next was something I haven't done for a long time. I curled up my toes in our wool rug sat back and forgot about all my worries as I became glued to an extraordinarily endearing comedy with touchy feely moments, and bursts of hilarity.
My wife, who is not a native of these soils nor language, was mesmerised by everything going on. Not a pregnant pause or a distraction in this nicely flowing insight into the lives of very believable characters who all interact spendidly together. Well scripted, nice dialogues, and above all the feeling that you are in there with them. Haven't felt that about BBC tv since the 1980s.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC! 21 April 2012
By Van
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If you saw the series on Sky you will completely enjoy watching this DVD. If you didn't see the series this DVD will give you the opportunity to be entertain for hours by watching this engaging and very funny series of Stella conceived and starring Ruth Jones. The casting is excellent and the writing and production are stunning. Money well spent!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I fell in love with Stella. 18 Jan 2013
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A bundle of really wonderful stories and characters. I think it's a huge tribute to the writing and acting to say that I became so absorbed in what I was watching that I fell hopelessly in love with Stella and had to keep forcibly reminding myself that she isn't real, just a fictional character in a romantic-comedy-drama. I know that's daft, and I have to laugh at myself for it, but I haven't enjoyed anything as much for a long time. I like Ruth Jones anyway after 'Gavin and Stacey' which I enjoyed enough to buy the boxed set, but I like this much more. I pre-ordered Series 2 the instant I found out it was going to be available. So can I say more? Actually yes, I can......"Stella, will you marry me twice?" - (Twice in case one doesn't take).
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars stella 22 April 2012
By Kev
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ruth jones at her best if you live in wales you can identify with allot of the characters in this hilarious sitcom ,
lets hope there will be another series.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stella 6 Jan 2013
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I loved this. Gavin and Stacy meets the real world. Ruth Jones is superb, as usual, and the script is laugh out loud funny.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it
Good
Published 13 hours ago by Michael Day
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Everything satisfactory
Published 22 days ago by Mrs Anita Coleman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great item & price!
Published 1 month ago by Ms NA Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely great
Can't go wrong with a bit of Stella!
Ruth Jones is great.
Published 1 month ago by dingles
3.0 out of 5 stars Overexcited soap opera
Ruth Jones is versatile, a natural comic and usually a good writer. The problem here is arguably my own. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Douglas Wood
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
We don't have sky TV so I did not know about this series. I ordered it but was uncertain whether we would enjoy it . Read more
Published 3 months ago by Harriet Ray
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite programme
There is no issue with this product as it is already tried and tested having watched all the series on Sky. I will buy series 4 when it reduces in price
Published 3 months ago by Barbara Smallman
5.0 out of 5 stars Stella series 2
A great series - happy memories of the Welsh Valleys - everything that Ruth Jones touches must turn to gold!
Published 4 months ago by BTB
2.0 out of 5 stars Grumpy old women
I would not recommend this to any one with moral standards. Do I really want my 16 year old to think it is OK to get pregnant.
Published 5 months ago by Mr. Gordon S. Dix
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Well written, well cast, well acted, well directed... and funny too. I bought series two after watching about two episodes. MIssing it now!
Published 5 months ago by handsome black jack
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