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  • Actors: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis, Ewan MacIntosh
  • 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 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 20 Oct. 2003
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00008W63T
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,287 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

David Brent returns to work in the office that took Britain by storm and grabbed middle-managers by their balls. His 'unique' management style in this multi-award winning spoof fly-on-the-wall documentary had office workers squirming on their sofas. We find out who has kept their jobs (just how Brent managed to keep his remains a mystery). The Slough and Swindon branches have now merged, and David has a suave, sophisticated and obviously popular new boss, not his type at all. Neither are the Swindon staff, a serious, professional group. One is black and another disabled, giving Brent a perfect opportunity to display the most appalling, unthinking prejudice. And, with Tim still pursuing receptionist Dawn, a water cooler romance might be on the agenda.

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The second series of the award-winning BBC2 mockudrama The Office exceeded even the sky-high standards of the first. Indeed, it ventured beyond caricature and satire, touching on the very edge of darkness. Ricky Gervais was once again excruciatingly superb as David Brent, a subtly shaded modern English comic grotesque in the desperate and self-deluding tradition of Alan Partridge and Basil Fawlty.

In this series, however, Brent's to-camera assertions concerning his man-management qualities and executive capabilities are seriously challenged when the Slough and Swindon branches are merged and his former Swindon equivalent Neil takes over as area manager. To compensate Brent cultivates his pathologically mistaken image of himself as an entertainer/motivator/comedian whose stage happens to be the workplace. This culminates in a comically disastrous motivational session ending with a sing-along of Tina Turner's "Simply the Best", which is greeted, typically, with stunned, appalled silence.

Meanwhile, Tim, who can only maintain his sanity by teasing the priggish, puddingbowl-haired Gareth, continues to wrestle with his yearning for receptionist Dawn, a sympathetic character persisting with a relationship with a yobbish bloke about whom she still maintains unspoken reservations. As ever, it's the awkward, reality TV-style pauses and silences, the furtive, meaningful and unmet glances across the emotional gulf of the open-plan office, that say it all here.

As for Brent, his own breakdown is prefaced by a moment of hideous hilarity--an impromptu office dance, a mixture of "Flashdance and MC Hammer" as Brent describes it, but in reality bad beyond description. Then, when his fate is sealed, he at last reveals himself as a humiliated and broken man in a memorable finale to perhaps the greatest British sitcom, besides Fawlty Towers, ever made. All this and Keith too. --David Stubbs

On the DVD: The Office, Series 2 is a single-disc release unlike the more generous Series 1. Extra features are enjoyable nonetheless. Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant feature in a gleefully shambolic video diary--highlights of which include Gervais flicking elastic bands at his cowriter and taping their editor to his swivel chair. The ubiquitous Gervais also mockingly introduces some outtakes (mostly of him corpsing throughout dozens of takes) and a series of deleted scenes, notably of Gareth arriving in his horrendous cycle shorts. --Mark Walker

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By black-syrup on 12 Aug. 2007
Format: DVD
I loved the Office when it came out but hadn't seen any episodes for a couple of years, so I decided to buy the 2nd series DVD (partly because I remembered thinking at the time it was definitely superior to the 1st series), and I have to say I sat down watched the entire thing back to back in one go. The way this show manages to switch from moments of awesomely banal, cringeworthy humour to some of the most absurdly profound and affecting drama you've ever seen (sometimes within the space of just a few seconds) is something that will probably never be replicated in another tv show. This show hasn't lost any of it's original impact, and I was blown away watching it again just as much as I was the first time round. The Office deserves 6 stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Felicia Davis-burden VINE VOICE on 5 July 2007
Format: DVD
I had no idea what to expect from The Office (and I was about to watch the 2nd series without seeing the first), but I was enthralled by the realistically (mostly) pathetic characters, sharply observed details and the tightness of David Brent's shirt as he showed off his unique dance skills. This is a deliciously woven poly-blend sweater (posing as a tapestry) of life as too many of us office staff know it.

Apart from the wonderfully awful David Brent, my favourite character is the sweet and hopeless Tim. He is everyman, in fact every viewer, as so many of his reactions to Brent's uniquely obnoxious behaviour mirror our own.

In every scene, the acting is faultlessly controlled and the situations are often painfully familiar.

One of the finest quality shows ever. Enjoy and try not to throw an over-full stapler at the screen. This is a comic invention that is just too true to life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Davidson VINE VOICE on 30 July 2007
Format: DVD
I think that it is fair to say that the second series of "The Office" doesn't quite scale the heights of the first. However that said , it remains amusing throughout with some memorable highlights. In this series, David Brent's Slough team integrate with their Swindon counterparts causing various problems for Brent,namely that the whole Swindon team neither like nor respect him. Worst of all for Brent is his new boss,nemesis Neil Godwin, a popular,capable and authoritative figure who patronises and outshines Brent in every episode, much to his chagrin. The usual likeable bunch of characters feature in this second series and their interrelationships are the strength of this classic comedy. Funniest moment for me, apart from the underused Finchy's cameos, would be Neil and Rachel's "Saturday Night Fever" dance. The look on Brent's face...
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By SilentSinger TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 Oct. 2009
Format: DVD
There's not much I can say about the early noughties phenomenon which hasn't already been stated about Ricky Gervais' and Stephen Merchant's genius comedy, but I never get bored with watching it. My appetite was whetted by BBC2's recent feature showing of `A Night At The Office' which included interviews with celebrity fans such as Friend's Matthew Perry amongst others coupled with a repeat showing of series 1. Series 2 is set a couple of weeks after the events of Brent's failure to secure a higher position within Wernham Hogg and really explores each of the main characters' little foibles. Whilst re-watching episodes it's clear to see that Neil's ultimate aim is to bring down David Brent, but it's so skilfully and craftily done it's somewhat uncomfortable to watch.

I like the way in which this comedy blazed the way for the comedy to shine out without the need for a laughter track. It was innovative at the time and because of the nature of the subject material, working within an office environment, it's easy to identify with the characters and situations. Overall, it's an excellent series and I even found myself wanting to watch the extra features on the disc which include some amusing deleted scenes. I'm glad that Gervais and Merchant decided to quit whilst they were ahead and only write and direct two series' plus the Christmas specials which wrapped things up nicely.
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By S. Firth on 20 Mar. 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I'm a new fan of the Office, about 9 years too late i know. Watched Series 1 after owning it for years and never bothering, and i was hooked. So i bought this and the Christmas specials soon after. I dont know which is my favourite series to be honest. I love things from both. One of the highlights in this series is Red Nose Day. David Brent doesnt need an excuse to make an ass of himself really, but he tries even harder to be funny on RND, with not so good results.

Another highlight is David giving his inspirational speech to young people. As soon as he gets asked to do this you know he'll make an idiot of himself and once again you will be cringing for him and he doesnt fail! He cant do things without trying to be dramatic or funny, he has to add his own make of eccentricity.

And he's dealing with his jealousy to new boss Neil. He's better looking and more popular and poor David struggles to deal with him.

One of the best characters that doesnt get enough screen time in my eyes is Big Keith! He's kind of a supporitng character, but he's so funny, him and his scotch eggs.

I advise people to watch the first series before this one, then you will be able to understand more of what goes on.
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Gervais and Merchant are simply genius' of their generation. How someone can mimmick real life is outstanding.From Tim and Dawn's attraction to each other, which is not overblown to typical, hollywood love story proportions, to Brent's un-orthodox management style, that truly makes the watcher cringe. Gareth and Tims ongoing arguements are, for me, the highlight of the series, making a superb double act.
If you want a real, true to life, ground-breaking comedy, then The Office is exactly what you should purchase. If you just give the first episode a chance, and get used to the concept of The Office, i can pretty much guarentee you'll love it.
If you dont, then your clearly a My Family fan.
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