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The Very Best of Bottom [DVD] [1991]

Adrian Edmonson , Rik Mayall    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Adrian Edmonson, Rik Mayall
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Aug 2002
  • Run Time: 151 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000067A9S
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,797 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Richard Richard and Edward Elizabeth Hitler (Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson) present The Very Best of Bottom, a selection of episodes from the flat-share sitcom that plays like an ultra-violent comic-book Withnail and I going ten rounds with Men Behaving Badly. Between 1991-5 Edmondson and Mayall made three series and 18 episodes of the non-adventures of the sex-crazed virgin Richie and the alcoholic Eddie, delivering as many belly laughs as their seminal Young Ones, though shorn of that show's brilliantly inventive surrealism. Outrageous slapstick and spectacularly crude innuendo are to the fore, and there are guest appearances by Young One Christopher Ryan as the literal-minded Dave Hedgehog. Packed with sharp one-liners and imaginative routines, there wasn't a weak episode in the entire run, so selecting five best shows is a matter of personal taste (or lack thereof).

"Smells" features pheromone spray, cheese-and-onion condoms and a lesson in how to remove nose hair with pliers. In "Accident", Richie breaks a leg, before almost getting one over with Helen Lederer's uninhibited "Digger". "Holy" is a Christmas special involving an immaculate misconception and five minutes of added footage, while "Hole" finds our heroes trapped on a condemned Ferris wheel.

On the DVD: The Very Best of Bottom on disc has a 4:3 picture which is excellent for a shot-on-video sitcom, while the mono sound is clear and perfectly functional. Other than the five minutes of extra material in "Holy", originally cut to keep the show down to half-an-hour rather than for censorship reasons, the only extra is a routine photo gallery. --Gary S Dalkin

Product Description

Actors: Adrian Edmonson, Rik Mayall
Manufacturer: 2 Entertain Video

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hurrah for buttocks 25 Aug 2002
Yep, this is the first Bottom DVD available to feature actual episodes from the series. You would think that the BBC would just release all of series 1 on DVD, then all of series 2 later on, and so on, but no - they just picked out 5 of the 'best' ones, although that is just their opinion.
Fortunately, the episodes on this disc are great. The 5 minutes extra in Holy is cool, but thats basically where the extra features end (unless you count a picture gallery - ooo!).
If you're a Bottom fan and don't have any of the episodes on VHS, then consider buying this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars my favorite dvd in my collection of over 300 21 July 2014
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my favorite dvd in my collection of over 300. i grew up with drop dead fred and discovered bottom a little later on in life. rik and ade are honestly the funniest pair i have ever came across. if you have yet to experience bottom i recommend you give it a go.

r.i.p richy rich you fabulous b'stard
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally! 8 Aug 2002
At last, The Very Best of Bottom is out on DVD! The Depressed Duo shine out in this DVD, as all their best shows are plucked from the Archives and tied together in this fabulous DVD. Smells is the VERY first Bottom Episode, and gives us an insight into how to pull while down the pub. Accident isn't one of my favourite episodes, although the Horse Racing scene is hilarious. Digger is Richie's pathetic stab at pulling, and Holy is the Complete Christmas Episode. The 5 minutes are excellent if you are only used to watching the vhs version. And Hole is my favourite. I like what Eddie and Ritchie wrote for the Stork Margarine competition in the Bugle. The DVD could have had a few more extra features, but apart from that, well worth the money.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Violence, innuendo and christmas 3 Jun 2004
By Stephen
No its not christmas at prince Phillips house....... its Bottom!
The very best of to be precise and as the name suggests it lives up to it's reputation. Watch Eddie help Richie pull out a nose hair with a pair of pliers or help Richie snap his leg into position wwith the aid of a door and some string. Even witness the horror that is Eddies Santa trap. if you are considering purchasing this make an impulse buy you won't regret it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars At last - the only Bottom you need! 7 Dec 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
'The Very Best of Bottom' was one of the first video releases I bought last year. It's great - I can't fault the five choices on offer on this video, but I wish 'Parade' or 'Finger' were included, because I think they are equally as classic! Despite this, all 5 episodes are hilarious and this is one video fans of crude, slapstick comedy shouldn't overlook. CHECK IT OUT!
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5.0 out of 5 stars its the best of bottom enough said lol 11 Jun 2013
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great dvd, just wish it was longer, also its missed some other best bits which should have been in there
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