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A disappointing summary of 3 good series of NMTB,
This review is from: The Best of Never Mind the Buzzcocks [DVD] (DVD)
At first, I was delighted to see that, at long last, a DVD of Never Mind The Buzzcocks was going to come out. But I must say that the actual product don't quite match my (admittedly high) expectations. No efforts in compiling the best bits of the three Simon Amstell-led series have been made for this DVD, and we only get the three compilation shows the BBC aired at the end of each season.
As for unseen footage, there is roughly 45 minutes of it. Some of it makes for pleasant viewing - mostly thanks to the (compulsory) commentary from Amstell and Phil Jupitus - but Buzzcocks have always been a show that works best when viewed in full so I think it'd have worked better if some complete shows had been included (the ones with Anthony Costa, Lee Ryan or Midge Ure for instance). I was also hoping that the never-aired Russell Brand episode would be included here. It is not.
These days, you don't want to buy a fully priced DVD and only get 45 minutes of new material for your hard-earned money. It's especially disappointing since there was obviouly plenty of material to choose from.