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Summer Heights High [DVD]

Chris Lilley , Chris Lilley    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
Price: 4.95 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
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  • Actors: Chris Lilley
  • Directors: Chris Lilley
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: 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: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Oct 2008
  • Run Time: 240 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001B0OFLI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,039 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Summer Heights High, written by and starring Chris Lilley (We Can Be Heroes: Finding The Australian of the Year), is the award winning Australian mockumentary series starring three of the funniest protagonists--all played by Lilley-- to hit our screens in years.

The effeminate, yet megalomaniacal, Greg Gregson--aka 'Mr G'--is the self-appointed "Director of Performing Arts", passionate about his "innovative" teaching methods and determined to write his own "Arena Spectacular". Summer Heights High is the third school in eighteen months for Jonah Takalulah, a teenager with Attention Deficit Disorder and problems with aggression. His best hope is to avoid being expelled, but he says he’s "not dumb" he’s just "choosing not to be smart at the minute." Private school exchange student Ja'mie King is struggling to cope away from her privileged background at "like, the boganist school ever."

If you enjoyed the likes of Kath and Kim,, you’ll love Summer Heights High.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: 2-DVD Set, Deleted Scenes, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Summer Heights High follows the journey's of multiple characters over one term in an average Australian public school. Over one term, a documentary crew films the everyday activities at an average Australian public high school. Three individuals stand out - Mr G, an ego driven drama teacher on a mission to change the face of drama education; Ja'mie King, a bitchy private schoolgirl on a student exchange, set to make her mark; and Jonah Takalua, a mischievous schoolboy from Tonga with the odds stacked against him. The only characteristic they have in common is they are all played by writer and performer Chris Lilley. The characters take us through the seemingly huge traumas of friendship, staff politics, schoolwork and relationships that are the fabric of life in the school universe. Hilarious, absurd and frequently shocking Summer Heights High reveals a world where small issues become huge, social groups are important, careers are built, young minds are moulded, hopes are shattered and dreams are realised. ...Summer Heights High - 2-DVD Set


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A-MAZ-ING 19 Jan 2009
Format:DVD
Just received this today, and already I've watched all 8episodes already. The characters are instantly entertaining, the scenes hilarious, and the songs are addictive. The show's creator and star Chris Lilley is a genuis, and why this show isn't a worldwide hit yet is beyond belief!! Buy this now, you won't be disappointed!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My Name is Mr G; three talents, 1, 2, 3... 12 July 2010
Format:DVD
One of the most eminently quotable comedy shows, Summer Heights High is an inspired mockumentary which is totally deserved of its cult status. Chris Lilley's three protagonists are each hilarious in their own way but the series really shines thanks to the comedian's portrayal of a fame-hungry drama teacher, Mr G. At times the humour can pretty controversial but is always delivered with tongue firmly in cheek. A great series!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars UTTER CLASSIC 31 Oct 2010
Format:DVD
This is, quite simply, the funniest television show i have ever seen. If you like it bitchy, biting and savagely funny you might like this. I watched it the first time in disbelief- i had never seen anything so unique and original before. EVER!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is The Office in maximum overdrive. 25 Jun 2008
Format:DVD
Sorry to compare it with The Office but for people that want a quick idea of what SHH is, then this is my view. I can't say it's better but SHH cuts more to the bone when it chooses to and seems more of a mockumentary than The Office was where as sometimes it lost the plot device. SHH's main lead plays 3 roles Mr G a camp meglomaniacal drama teacher, Jai'me a private school transfer student who is too shallow for hell and lastly Jonah the Tongan misfit who goes to a special part of the school within Summer Heights High.
SHH will connect with people as I knew people like Jonah and Jai'me and also the teachers. Everybody is amazing in this, there is not one bad actor in fact the background characters are the best I have ever seen.
The teachers are great and spot on and the kid's... man! They do not seem like they are acting at all!
Bottom Line SHH takes the mess out of life and society and is the only mockumentary that mixes comedy and drama seemlessly thus making it one of the best.
Buy this monster now.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Oh my God, this is like so totally random"! 24 Jan 2010
Format:DVD
I heard someone discussing this series on the radio. They were saying how funny it was so I thought I would check it out on Youtube.

It was on there that I first discovered Jonah, the Tongan (puck you sir) breakdancer. Hilarious. Intrigued, I checked out a few more links and decided I had to buy the dvd for myself.

If you cross High School Musical with Summer Bay what do you get? Well you get Summer Heights High.

Most of the other reviewers have pretty much covered the characters involved. For me, it was the reactions of the other actors, genuinely trying to keep a straight face as the genius Chris Lilley played out his roles of Jonah, Ja'ime and the mincingingly camp Mr G.

This is not laugh out loud comedy. No, it it much better than that. I could barely take my eyes off Chris Lilley, so convincingly does he portray all those human emotions which make comedy what it is.

The highlights for me, were Ja'ime having a massive tantrum when she demands her mother collect her fromt he school. Scheming, manipulative and so like totally blackmailing. Jonah,s Tongan rap where you can see the guy playing the drums can barely keep it together he is laughing so much.

Any clips featuring Mr G's dancing are a great laugh. I can see that I will have to watch this dvd over and over again to catch all the bits you miss. The extras who appear to be genuine schoolchildren can be seen trying to keep a straight face in many of the scenes too.

All in all, I reckon you owe it to yourself to add this dvd to your collection. Chris Lilley is quite simply a one off. It has been a revelation to me just how funny Australian comedy can be. I also love Kath and Kim and the one and only irreplacable Bob Downs but sadly he does not seem to have a dvd out.

Buy this dvd and get a nice warm fuzzy feeling. It is also very touching in parts and can move you to tears.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious, grotesque and finally very moving... 17 Oct 2013
Format:DVD
Summer Heights High, a typical (and fictional) Australian state high school, is the stage for this remarkably funny and insightful mockumentary from the immensely talented Chris Lilley. Playing all three of the lead characters, Lilley manages to be utterly convincing as each, and will leave viewers shaking their heads in wonder at his precise delineation of these very diverse roles.

Jamie (pronounced Ja-may) King, (and formerly seen in We Can be Heroes), is a spoilt private school senior, chosen for a social experiment in which she will swap places with a student from a public school and spend a term seeing how the other half lives. Grotesquely conceited, manipulative and bitchy, Jaime soon joins the cool clique and runs riot socially. It's a fantastic parody, although the cringe-worthy self-absorbtion of Jaime (and indeed all her gang of willing followers) will be so familiar to anyone who's attended high school that calling it a parody is perhaps misleading.

Mr G (watch out for the reveal of his first name) Gregson is the school's (junior) drama teacher. He's sexually ambiguous (OK, camp as a row of tents), ethically disgraceful and utterly hilarious - and perhaps the least qualified human ever to grace the classroom. He's about 1% as intelligent or talented as he believes himself to be, but compensates for this with an monumental ego and a firm belief in the total inferiority of everyone around him - culminating in writing a full-scale production based entirely around himself.

But it's Jonah Takalua, the trouble Year 8 Tongan student who is Lilley's masterstroke.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny
I love this show. It's halarious and makes me laugh a lot. I am now just waiting for Ja'mie: Private School Girl to come out on DVD
Published 14 days ago by Shaun
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY THIS DVD NOW !
When i first watched an episode of this series on tv, i loved it that much i watched episodes of it all day, then went to buy the dvd from my local hmv, and it was quite pricey ! Read more
Published 16 days ago by Carla jackson
1.0 out of 5 stars HOW MUCH?!
3,000?! WHAT?! .... what is the meaning of this hahaha?! and people seriously bought this?! This must be an april fools joke seriously.......
Published 17 days ago by nuclearvom1t
5.0 out of 5 stars Just too funny
I thought the dvd was excellent, Chris Lilley is a genius.
I will definitely look at getting more of his dvd's.
Published 26 days ago by Tracy Heria
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic dvd
brilliant and very funny very cheap price chris lilley is a pure genius recommend to anyone who loves a laugh
Published 1 month ago by music fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I loved every episode, hilarious. Chris lLilly plays every character very well. It pushes the boundaries of decency on several occasions, but is all the funnier for it.
Published 2 months ago by annaka abigail lee
5.0 out of 5 stars You got punked! Puck you, miss/sir.
Those are just some of the phrases I remember. I liked Jonah's character the most when I was younger. But now Mr G is probably my favorite. Ja'mie King is a bit hit and miss. Read more
Published 3 months ago by DMoney
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product!
received it quite soon after purchasing it. Is a Chritsmas present and I know the receiver of this gift will love it as she is a huge fan, great value for money!
Published 4 months ago by RAKHI
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!!!
Best series on tv mr G is a legend... Good price and quick delivery too! Gonna buy another for myself as bought as a gift... Chris lilley can do no wrong
Published 4 months ago by Helen
5.0 out of 5 stars Chris Lilley is a genius.
I've been a fan of this show for ages and bought this as a gift to my sister. Chris is an incredible observational comedian, picking up on small things in everyday life that really... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sophie Daguzan
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