"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
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.
Something I feel which was key in the previous 3 "live" outings was the banter between Rik and Ade when things went wrong....forgotten lines, props messing up etc. In this show however, it all seemed so "scripted" including the ad-libs.
The plot is a carry on of sorts from Hooligans Island. The first Act was quite good. Some good gags in there and some generally funny moments. Act 2 however was a complete waste of space. It's almost like they ran out of ideas for this part and cobbled together some kind of "Twilight Zone" interlude to fill up the remaining show, which ends with Richie and Eddie singing of all things.
I wore out my videos of Bottom Live 1 and 2....3 got a bit of a caning as well, but I'm afraid I haven't watched this one since I bought it. Stick to the other shows. This one really wasn't that funny at all.
Apart from that its great!