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  • Actors: Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: 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: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Nov. 2012
  • Run Time: 73 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00902HDPY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,261 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Strictly Come Dancing judges Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli look back over the past 9 series and personally select their best Strictly dances, giving us all the Strictly Greatest Hits!

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By R. L. Judd on 4 Feb. 2013
Format: DVD
Hugely disappointing. Really. Too much nonsense chat and faux bickering (Imagine Len's silly yak without the usual `live' show 15 second max. cut away) and Bruno is `over the top' hard work as normal. Only Craig provides reasoned comment on the dances but is dragged down by the other two.

Basically the premise is the three consistent panel judges discussing the best/ top three dancing couples per dance (i.e. salsa, tango, rumba, waltz, etc.) across all the seasons. Predictably the same celeb names come up over & over again - Alisha Dixon, Harry Judd, Ricky Whittle - and most are from more recent show history (only Gill Halfpenny is a blast from the past). On disk one, after enduring the mindless chat (unless, like me, you use the fast-forward button liberally) you finally get to see the whole dance of the `top pair'.

However, disk two is much better. Here you get to enjoy the full dances of the two runner-up couples per dance, without any disruption. There's even a `best of the worst' at the end, where the three most dire ever celeb dancers are shamed. However, considering the plethora of duff-dancing celebs over the years, only the three most obvious celebs are included which is a shame.

Its worth noting too that the DVD doesn't include any pairings from the most recent series (2012).

Summary, it's a worth-watching-once DVD and not something you're ever going to flick on for a repeat viewing so probably best to rent rather than buy.
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106 of 109 people found the following review helpful By S Riaz HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 Nov. 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
To celebrate ten years of Strictly Come Dancing we have this new DVD, just in time to arrive in Christmas stockings around the country. In theory this sounds great fun - Len, Craig and Bruno picking their favourite dance from the following categories: Salsa, Samba, Paso Doble, Waltz, Rumba, Foxtrot, American Smooth, Cha Cha Cha, Tango, Jive, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, Argentine Tango, Show Dance and Comedy Moments. So, why does it only get three stars from me? Firstly, there is no section on the Charleston, which seems to be a very big omission. Yes, there is a comedy moments section, but the Charleston is such a fun dance and both Chris Hollins and Harry Judd's efforts in the dance spring immediately to mind as possible winners. Also, the judges talk so much that although there are clips of various dances shown, only the routine they choose as the winner is shown in its entirety. I would have preferred the winning dance in each category to be shown and then the remarks from the judges at the time, plus scores, to be shown. Instead, the routine finishes and the DVD moves on to the next dance. There are extras on the DVD, including "Best of the Rest" (which does have a routine for each dance which did not get chosen as the best one) and also "A Day in the Life of a Judge", which follows Bruno on a day on Strictly. However, I did feel this was a little disappointing. Less chat and more dance would have been better, in my opinion. There is a lot to enjoy, but somehow it fails to recreate the fun and excitement of the show.
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Alleycat on 6 Dec. 2012
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I've been a fan of Strictly right since the beginning so I didn't really think twice about buying this DVD.

It's a simple idea - Len, Craig and Bruno each choose their favourite dance of each style and then decide which is the overall best - it's worth noting that if you're looking particularly for Charleston then it is not included, but all the other dances are.

For anyone who is a relatively new fan there is a nice selection on here going right back to series 2 so it's a good chance to see what some of the earlier dancers were like. For those that have watched all along it's also a reminder of just how good some of the earlier contestants really were.

A couple of extras to complete the package - a "Best of the Rest" (the routines which just missed out on top spot) and "A Day in the Life of a Judge" which follows Bruno on a typical Strictly day.

Overall for any Strictly fan a must-buy and this one certainly wasn't disappointed
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joanne B on 27 Jan. 2013
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Was extremely disappointed when I watched the dvd, only 1 Dance shown for each style of dance. Far too much talking from the judges and not nearly enough dancing. When I watched the extra features I found there are a further two dances for each style hidden in that section which made it slightly better. Main DVD content extremely disappointing though, it could have been brilliant if done differently.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. J. Sturgess TOP 500 REVIEWER on 27 Dec. 2014
Format: DVD
Self-indulgent waffle by judges wrecks what could have been a great DVD. They often prattle on for far longer than each subsequent dance lasts. Their chit-chat is so blatantly rehearsed as they 'argue' back and forth about whose dances in each category was best, that when they finally reveal their 'best of' choice, you're almost screaming at the screen for them to shut up. Worse, THERE IS NO OPTION TO WATCH ONLY THE DANCES THAT THEY CHOOSE. You might watch the DVD once, but thereafter you'll either never bother again or you'll reach for the fast forward control to get rid of the endless, endless banter.

The dances they choose are great, but there was time and room for many more. Why not the best three in each category? After all they had enough material to choose from.

I bought two copies (thankfully having picking them up for only £2.50 each on a market stall .... which should have told me something). One was for ourselves and the other was a Christmas present for our grandaughter who loves Strictly. She found it boring and stopped watching it. Our unwrapped copy will be in the Oxfam shop in Skipton as soon as I can get there.

Unless you're desperate - I suggest you avoid this abysmally misguided release unless you're an absolute whizz with the fast forward button and don't mind having so few good dances to watch.
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