10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A fantastic set - but only for new fans or completists,
This review is from: Steve Coogan - The Complete Coogan Box Set [DVD] (DVD)
If you are a fan of Steve Coogan and own little of his work on DVD then this is a great purchase at a great price. If you - like me - own the majority of his work already and are buying it for the previously unavailable Paul Calf's Video Diary and Tony Ferrino content they you may ask whether it's worth it.
The answer is - probably no. The Paul Calf stuff is very funny but a bit dated. Tony Ferrino is Coogan's weakest comedy creation and whilst somewhat amusing this will probably be the least watched DVD of the set.
If you already have the majority of his stuff then I probably wouldn't bother purchasing this for Calf and Ferrino. However if your Partridge DVD's are worn out due to their weekly watching and you are able to sell the DVD's you already have to a friend like myself I'd go for it.
The pick of the bunch is obviously our favourite Norwich based broadcaster followed by both series of 'Saxondale' who is a fantastic creation. 'Coogan's Run' varies in quality but is well worth watching.
'Doctor Terrible' again varies in quality but has great range of actors and some very funny moments. The Victorian pulp pastiche with Mark Gatiss is the most enjoyable. The live show 'Paul and Pauline Calf's Cheese and Ham Sandwich' is relatively short but the extras more than make up for it.
All the DVD's are the same as their original releases so you won't miss any content or extras and unlike the original pressing of this set they all have the correct names on the disc.
As I've said - this is a great set of work by Britain's best comic actor but it may not be worth the cash depending on your current collection.