- Actors: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson
- Format: PAL, Colour, Full Screen, Mono
- Language: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Network
- DVD Release Date: 20 Oct. 2008
- Run Time: 75 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 61 customer reviews
- ASIN: B001E6Q0LW
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,290 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Originally a series of sketches on 'Saturday Night Live', comedians Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson perform their riotous brand of uberviolent, breakneck slaptick in their personas as the Dangerous Brothers.
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What we have here is a companion to rather than a replacement for the VHS. Both feature material that is absent on the other. (All the sketches are present and correct, I hasten to add.) For example most of them have a shorter intro than on the VHS. This is most noticable in "Big Stunt". However, most of them have a slightly extended ending compared to the video, as most of those concluded with a freeze frame, whereas most don't on the DVD. Again, "Big Stunt" has Sir Adrian re-entering at the end and "How To Get Off With a Lady" includes the "Thank you and good night" not on the video.
But then the sketches themselves now have slightly different content. I never saw the actual Saturday Live's so I don't know how they originally aired, but again we have trade offs. "Crocodile Snogging" suffers the most. When the lights are switched off, most of the dialogue is cut out so the lights come on again very quickly. Then the repeated "Hahahhahahaha! Crocodile snoging!" is edited, losing a couple of exchanges and, to an extent, the whole point of that section, as they stall for time and start getting more desperate in their hahahaaahha-ing (for want of a better word). On the other hand, "Exploding Politicians" adds a lot more of Sir Adrian mucking about before Richard punches him. (on the VHS, this is his first appearance in this section, whereas here he walks through the background first)
Also, the picture quality is diabolical on "Babysitters" - it was better than that on the video.
Network are usually quite good with shows, keeping all the End of Part Ones etc that so many other companies dispense with, for example. Yet here they resort to the slapdash editing style that 80's VHS had (even the original Dangerous Brothers VHS was better edited than this.)
So, a worthy addition to the DVD shelf, just a pity about the presentation.
While there are hints of The Young Ones, and it's certainly not a million miles away from Bottom, the closest similarity is their Comic Strip Presents masterpiece "Mr Jolly Lives Next Door", which involves much the same drunken violence - the Dangerous Brothers episode Babysitting reminded me a lot of Mr Jolly, especially the gin consumption.
If you remember these from the first time around, the DVD is highly recommended as the sketches still stand up very well (ooh er missus). Amd if you don't, but you know and like Rik and Ade's other work then this is not to be missed. If, on the other hand, you are a person who values taste and decency, and has no wish to see anyone sticking dynamite down their trousers, avoid like the plague. Unusually dangerous, I trust you'll agree.
Great fun, and well worth the purchase price.
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