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5.0 out of 5 stars Godhead of DVD sets, 21 Jun 2008
This review is from: The League of Gentlemen - Complete Collection [DVD] [1999] (DVD)
If you're considering buying this, I'll just presume you already know what the show is all about (the weirdness of northern England fictitious town Royston Vasey citizenry as written and portrayed by the four gentlemen of the League). All you really need to know is that this box set is, to me, the epitome of how DVDs should be!
This box includes EVERY episode of the 3 series of the show, plus the fabulously constructed stories-within-a-frame Christmas special. EVERY SINGLE SHOW has commentary by all four members of the League, including rarely-seen Jeremy Dyson.
Each season, as well as the Christmas show, comes absolutely loaded with extras: deleted and extended scenes, behind the scenes featurettes, town member profiles, stills galleries, special effects footage and on and on.
If you enjoy this show, this is the best way to get it: all in one big chunk (save the movie and other bits and bobs) and piled on with additional goodies. If you don't like this show, well, you're clearly NOT local...and there's nothing for you here.
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Showing 1-8 of 8 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 31 Jan 2011 15:54:39 GMT
Twixie says:
I agree, this DVD is full of precious things.

Posted on 16 Jun 2011 22:25:14 BDT
C FURNIVAL says:
WE DIDNT BURN HIM!!

Posted on 30 Aug 2011 13:05:56 BDT
Bossac says:
"This box includes EVERY episode of the 3 series of the show": Thank you "aliceboy"; exactly what I needed to know! I'll have them pop a copy in my basket and let this Midwestern America British sit-com junkie absorb more terrific across-the-pond raillery and wit so that it can be lost on so many of the yocals when I rehash it for their benefit, or try to impress those with more "phosisticated" senses, although what it will probably get me is more blank stares or invitations to step outside from unfortunate thugs who just don't understand how anyone can find men in drag so funny.

Posted on 1 Feb 2014 18:55:03 GMT
carly says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2014 12:53:15 GMT
Hardy-har-har. :P It may come as a complete shock to you, but there have been TV boxsets that left out an episode here or there for no apparent reason (Twin Peaks and The Maxx come immediately to mind).

Posted on 9 Feb 2014 00:23:09 GMT
It cost me twelfty. Is that too much Edward?

Posted on 13 Oct 2014 15:42:18 BDT
Bruce Miller says:
I wish that I had known about the boxed set. I purchased the three series, and actually only watched about 10 minutes of series two as it didn't follow the same episode formats. May have to give it another try. I am on the hunt for more British Humor. Thanks for the comments and discussion.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Oct 2014 10:26:54 BDT
Thank you! I hope you do give it another shot; you may find that the series is best viewed straight through, as it pushes through whatever weaknesses there may be in the show. For other British humour, two of the League did a two-series (and one special) show called Psychoville, which is much more structured than League but rife with the same twisted sense of storytelling (my wife actually likes it better than League, so maybe you'd like to start there); there's a BD box set which collects both series and the special (although it makes no mention of the special on the packaging). I also like another short series called Black Books; it's not great, but has great moments, and was made by Dylan Moran (a stand-up comic who had a smallish part in Shaun of the Dead). Everybody's got their faves, but those are a couple of mine.
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