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Tim Minchin and The Heritage Orchestra - Live at The Royal Albert Hall [DVD]

Tim Minchin    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
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Product details

  • Actors: Tim Minchin
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 14 Nov 2011
  • Run Time: 146.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,821 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Comedy rock super star Tim Minchin is back with his biggest live show ever. This show includes brand new songs as well as those much-loved Minchin classics, but this time, as you've never heard them before- with a 55 piece orchestra.

Product Description

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Anamorphic Widescreen, Behind the scenes, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: The world's best-loved big-haired, piano-abusing, satirical singer-songwriter joins with conductor Jules Buckley & the 55-piece Heritage Orchestra to create the most epic musical comedy show ever. The Pope, cheese, racism, rock, cancer, love and sub-pharyngeal alopecia. Tracklist: I'm in a Cage Rock n Roll Nerd Cont If I Didn't Have You Thank You God You Grew on Me The Fence Prejudice Lullaby The Pope Song Cheese Beauty Dark Side Not Perfect White Wine in the Sun ...Tim Minchin And The Heritage Orchestra (2011) ( Tim Minchin And The Heritage Orchestra: Live At The Royal Albert Hall )

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Special Edition T-shirt not worth it! 17 Nov 2011
By Lumann1
Tim Minchin is a genius and this DVD is among his greats, the Tin the DVD and Tshirt come is also very nice and of good quality.

The only bad thing i can say is that when i bought the 'special edition' i was expecting something 'special'.
I feel the t shirt is a real let down, it is just a plain black t shirt with very dark writing on the back, which can hardly be seen unless looking close. The only other detail is the initials 'TM' on the sleeve. I expected more when paying the extra for the special edition version.

Don't get me wrong, the DVD is fantastic, and the tin it comes in is also very smart, i just feel that the t shirt doesn't do justice to the extra money paid.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
By Sanz
Since I pre-ordered this, it arrived today on the release date as expected. The DVD comes together with a very cool T-shirt, amongst other extras, in a fantastic presentation tin.

As usual, Tim is at his musically comedic best and the orchestra only add to the sheer awesomeness of this fantastic show. The show includes some tried and tested favourites such as 'Darkside', 'If I Didn't Have You' and 'Rock N Roll Nerd', along with a host of soon-to-be-favourites including 'Lullaby', 'The Fence' and 'Cont'.

Filmed at The Royal Albert Hall on the same day as the Royal wedding, the two (or was it 3?) standing ovations Tim received should tell you how well this show went down with the crowd. A combination of great stand-up, awesome songs and a stunning (not to mention perfect) orchestra, make this a superb addition to any Minchin fans collection. And if you're new to the wonder that is Tim Minchin, well where have you been? With an abundance of insight, satire and swearing this is definitely NOT for the easily offended. But if you're able to take life with a pinch of salt, and like your comedy slightly on the dark side, then you've come to the right place, coz Tim definitely has a darkside too...

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Piano virtuosity and intelligent comedy 19 Nov 2011
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Despite the Blu-ray's similar cover art to the accompanying album (which I've also reviewed), they are different shows. Although from the same tour, the latter contains just the songs from a gig at the Manchester Arena whereas this is a complete concert at the Royal Albert Hall, recorded in April 2011.

The bonus here is that you also get to see Tim Minchin perform his unique style of stand-up in between the compositions. He tackles subjects that would cause other comedians to draw a line; however, he does it in an intelligent way that not only makes you laugh but also gives you food for thought afterwards.

Minchin employs his expletives creatively and none more so than in his f-word-laden "Pope Song", which (once you get past the opening tirade) makes a serious point about scandal within the Catholic Church. He indicates within its lyrics that there is a correlation between the amount of bad language and the anger he felt.

The Heritage Orchestra provides Minchin with the perfect platform for his virtuoso piano skills, particularly during his epic show-closer, "Dark Side". It allows him to play the instrument more freely instead of it being just his backing accompaniment and new arrangements enhance some of his older material.

From the start it's plain that the audience didn't quite know what to expect and initially seem a bit bemused at the unusual combination of taboo wordplay and dazzling musicality. At first there is polite applause but by the second half Minchin's won them over. They dance in the aisles, give him a standing ovation and during his final encore, the poignant "White Wine in the Sun", even applaud individual lines.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tim Minchin & the heritage orchestra DVD 19 Nov 2011
A tad disappointed in this DVD- please don't jump on me yet till I've finished. The Audio and video is excellent and Tim himself is untouchable. I just find the audience reaction a bit dead. The guys material is sublime and the orchestration superb, but I also have the CD of the same which was recorded at the Manchester arena and the set is the same, but the audience reaction is much better- you can actually hear them roaring in the aisles I can't understand if this is down to the mixing of the DVD at source of if the audience at the RAH are just a bit slow to reactand get in the swing of things?

I've also seen the original recording with the Sydney Symphony in Australia and it is by far the best concert, but it was only broadcast in Australia.

Tim is a genius- but I think this DVD lets the side down a bit and I would plump for the CD recording of the show in Manchester over the DVD from the Albert Hall if I had the choice again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! 28 Mar 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Utterly hilarious as is all his work, and what an amazing venue.

If you are unsure about buying this, check some of the official shorts published on YouTube, then come back and buy it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ochestrated to perfection 14 May 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I saw this show in Glasgow on 18 April 2011 and I loved it. Tim's comedy was risky as always - just the way I love it and the orchestra added a whole new dimention to his already brilliant music and even put their own stamp onto Tim's comedy as well. Having seen Tim before I knew what to expect but I never thought that adding an orchestra would add so much to Tim's style without taking the focus from him.

For those new to him Tim's comedy is not for the easily offended but those who with an open mind that like their comedy with a twist (being music) this is for them. If you are already a fan of Tim then sit back and enjoy and allow yourself to be swept away in a symphony of musical and comedy brilliance that is Tim Minchin with The Heritage Orchestra
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Tim Minchin at his finest
I've watched this over and over after seeing it on TV and knowing there was at least an extra hour of footage on the DVD.

An absolute must for fans of Tim Minchin
Published 20 days ago by jacqueline cameron
5.0 out of 5 stars Orchestral Minchin!
Some great stuff from Tim Minchin, fleshed out by an orchestra. Adding orchestration doesn't always work, but it does here, likely guided by Minchin's musical education. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Alan Tignanelli
5.0 out of 5 stars Has it all
This concert has it all: Symphony, comedy, piano and a lot of humour. If you want a concert movies of Minchin's work that collect his best songs - this is the one.
Published 1 month ago by Anders Nordli
4.0 out of 5 stars Talented guy but his constant use of obscenities gets tiresome.
There are some great songs but I just wish he didn't resort to cheap laughs obtained by liberal use of bad language. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Howard Wills
4.0 out of 5 stars Tim Minchin
I am a big Tim Minchin fan and musically he doesn't disappoint. His songs are fun and occasionally naughty but he needs to sharpen the chat in between. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Anne E O
5.0 out of 5 stars A magic little package.
Was bought as a gift and the person to receive it, a total Minchin fan, was just thrilled about it. It is all packed in a nicely finished metal box. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Barbara P.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Show Ever
This is really the best show I've ever seen. I've watched it over and over again and cannot seem to get sick of it. Funny and witty, Tim Minchin is a genius.
Published 5 months ago by Guilherme
5.0 out of 5 stars Tim Minchin rules!
Minchin backed by a symphony orchestra is just fantstic and I have already recommended this to a lot of people.
Published 5 months ago by Randi J. Boldevin
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing must see
i love tim minchin he is so intelligent and witty i recommend everyone to buy this and share it with everyone you know
Published 6 months ago by CLOUDMORTON
5.0 out of 5 stars great
Brilliant dvd definitely worth the watch. Orchestra accompanying him was excellent and definitely added to the performance! I would highly recommend it.
Published 6 months ago by kaobrien
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