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Parallels to Flight Of The Conchords are perhaps inevitable, yet The Midnight Beast band members have enough identity of their own. The show simply comes alive when the music kicks in, dragging a little in the segments in between. But that music? Just brilliant. Ripping apart the conventions of modern popular manufactured songs, there’s a clear edge to what The Midnight Beast does here, and it’s frequently very, very funny.
It perhaps goes without saying that The Midnight Beast isn’t to all tastes, as few things are. However, if you can work through the acted elements, and want to enjoy some wonderfully fearless musical work, then this is brilliant. All six episodes of the show’s first series are included, and the disc has some welcome extra features too. As well as behind the scenes material, there are traditional outtakes, and also some unmissable musical outtakes as well. Extended material and a single take version of Life Is A Musical are very welcome additions to the package.
A quality release, this. The show may have a couple of problems, but it’s got so many rewatch moments, that it rewards a DVD purchase, many times over. –-Jon Foster
i had to have this since stumbling onto this on tv, the music is fantastic, comedy is laugh out loud. i have freeview plus and kept them but it wasnt enough, a real treasurePublished 24 months ago by jackie
bought this after I seen it on TV very good laugh would recommend this to anyone who likes the midnight beast TV seriesPublished on 27 Oct 2012 by Mrs. D. M. Jones
Fantastic dvd love their music great tv show on e4 went to see them at rock city had a fab time carnt wait for the next 1Published on 25 Oct 2012 by aimee