- Actors: Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin, Nick Frost, Mark Heap
- Format: Dolby
- Classification: 12
- Studio: 2 Entertain Video
- VHS Release Date: 19 Feb. 2001
- Run Time: 170 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00005957C
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Spaced: The Complete First Series [VHS] 
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Entire first series of the Channel 4 sitcom centring around comic book fanatic Tim Bisley (Simon Pegg) and aspiring journalist Daisy Steiner (Jessica Stevenson), an ill-matched duo who decide to pose as a professional couple in order to gain tenancy of a North London flat. Losers in love, the pair grow closer through a series of traumas and misadventures - paintballing, dognapping, failed job interviews, performance art - which they share with their eccentric friends: landlady Marsha (Julia Deakin); eccentric artist Brian Topp (Mark Heap); bubble-brained Twist Morgan (Katy Carmichael); and Tim's childhood friend, the military-obsessed Mike Watt (Nick Frost).
Top Customer Reviews
The comic timing is emphasised by the dramatic camera angles and cut scenes, and the perfectly cast characters of Mike, Brian, Marsha, & Twist - and Bill Bailey is brilliant as ever as Bilbo, although I think my personal favourite is Tyres, the Cycle delivery Raver who's outbursts never fail to have me rolling on the floor.
The film references are a challenge laid down to spot them all, which is great fun and they have chosen some classic moments to parody.
The DVD is extremely good value for money, it includes numerous extras including cast and character biographies, as well as out-takes and deleted scenes. There is even an option to listen to a commentary by Simon Pegg & Edgar Wright. While you watch the fun, they explain why they shot the particular scene that way, and what else was happening at the time.
"skip to the end..."
Ok, just buy the DVD and get it over with. You know you want to! I can't wait for the second series to be released on DVD, I will be the proud owner of a copy as soon as it is. Until then we've all got the Friday night showing of series 2 to keep us entertained. If you're as sad as me, you'll also be watching the Saturday night repeats as well...
On the dvd we are treated to all 7 episodes that get better as the series progresses, check the paintball and final episode to see how good it really gets. The extras too are sound. the menus are a bit troublesome and there's no documentary but the rest more than makes up for that, some valuable deleted scenes, an always interesting outtakes reel, fun trailers and biography. The real feature is the Commentary what more could you want? the track is both hilarious and interesting exactly like the show eh. It's always good to know what the producer thinks, who is as fun as the cast. This is Spaced heaven bettered only by the extras on the Spaced series 2 dvd.
'Spaced' perhaps fits this description better than any comedy made within the past 10 years.
I won't rehash the large amount of deserved praise spoken by others about the show itself, but I do want to highlight the value of purchasing the DVD version of the series.
Unlike some DVD film and TV releases, much care has been taken to add features to make this more than a 'slightly better quality than VHS' release that you feel does'nt justify the extra expense.
'Spaced' was filmed in widescreen, and the very visual style of the series is enhanced by the DVD presentation.
The DVD also contains many extra features, Many deleted scenes, outtakes,trailers,biographies of cast and characters along with the always welcome choice to hear commentary by the main cast and director - a positive bonus if you were desparately trying to find which of the many films influenced the scene you were just watching.
In short, even if you taped the series from the television, buy the DVD - The extra quality and features for once are well worth it
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic off the wall series that is rarely repeated on TV.
Very quirky but well written and acted.
A wacky and novel comedy that thinks outside the box.
This has to be simply the best comedy series in recent years. Ideal for the 30 something with hidden references to the films and TV of our youth. Read morePublished on 5 Aug. 2005
yep, great stuff.
The scene where they all go to a club with the crazed 'tyres' has to be one of the funniest, most perfectly realised sequences I have seen on the box. Read more
This show is EXACTLY what I was looking for when searching for a new series to enjoy. I am in the US and I do not really find our "sitcoms" funny at all. Read morePublished on 25 May 2004 by Tommy