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4.7 out of 5 stars
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Brass Eye [DVD] [1997]
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on 1 June 2014
Head stalker of the Chris Morris fan club is probably going to send me packing with a flea in my ear, when I suggest that there were rumours of Mr Morris narrowly escaping jail some 6 years ago, after being exposed as an imposter //investigative journo in a New South Wales monastic order, that had been on the radar for some years for it's unhealthy interest in under age boys. with 3rd hand tales of how "Chris" (to his friends only) is now happily married to Ruth , the daughter of Vietnamese boat people, living in Sydney with their twins, Kelly and Shelley now (both) aged 4, selling waterside real estate to anyone stupid enough to buy the prices he is asking....However, I doubt it.
I do hope Chris Morris will raise his troublesome head above the parapet again in his contribution to exposing liars, hypocrites and cheats everywhere. The world is a less safe place without him. Haven't seen Brasseye since it was on C4. Doubt it has aged in any way at all.
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on 9 January 2016
He's a true original, Morris. No doubt about it. This contains the six episodes (animals, drugs(!), science, sex, crime and decline, along with the special from 2001.
The humour is a mixture of absurd, satire, ridicule and spoof...amongst other things. Getting the gullible celebrities involved in the pretend campaigns was the masterstroke for me........so many.....bless 'em. Bernard Manning as well, I bet Morris enjoyed that one. Genius.
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on 7 August 2013
Ludicrous, hilarious, meticulous. Need I say more? I'm going to.

What you're getting here is a DVD of fine television ranging from pranks on politicians to cock-ups on camera. This series (and special) is certainly not for those who are easily offended, however. There is plenty of well-crafted satire and genius comedy reserved for those who can appreciate it all.

With the same sort of idea as The Day Today, and absolutely not the same sort of idea as Jam, you'll be treated to some of the finest lines in British television's long history, as well as genius acronyms, character names and other observational comedy you won't find anywhere other than in Chris Morris's creations.

The Paedophile Special is completely over the line. Which is why it is worth your time to watch it over and over again.

Also included in this DVD are some extras such as "Me Oh Myra" extended, and the full simulated audio experience under the influence of Cake.
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on 20 October 2017
No issues with quality of dvd but certainly remember this being funnier. 2 classic episodes & rest are a bit dull. Personal taste though so if this is your bag, get ordering
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on 14 July 2010
Chris Morris had already made 'On the Hour' for radio and 'The Day Today' for television before he produced 'Brass Eye' for Channel 4 in 1997. 'The Day Today' had seemed like the ultimate spoof current affairs magazine when it was shown in 1994, but 'Brass Eye' was even more inspired. This series of spoof documentaries tackles a series of contemporary issues such as crime, drugs and child abuse. Given the sensitive nature of some of the topics covered, it was hardly surprising that the series came in for a lot of criticism, but it is consistently very funny, and at the same time it manages to make a lot of valid points about the way television news reporters operate.
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VINE VOICEon 12 May 2009
Brass Eye is the work of genius. Any show that can convince ostensibly seasoned celebrities into making the most ridiculous of soundbitess deserves a gong. Top marks too for whoever was present when a certain female presenter agreed to solemnly pronounce that some computer games leaves players with the "listless appetite of a 60 year old Colonel"
But Brass Eye wasn't just an expose of publicity-hungry rent-a-quotes. There were also absurd and shockingly funny sketches masquerading as genuine media reports.
There are few shows that can match the calibre of Brass Eye.
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on 26 April 2014
Brass Eye is without a doubt the best comedy show I've seen. It's like a funnier and more controversial version of The Day Today (which Chris Morris so started in), which is also immensely funny.
From the first episode to the last it is hilarious, especially the way he tricks celebrities into saying stupid things.
You must have a dark sense of humour or enjoy Black Comedies to watch this. Some of the jokes are very edgy and if you are easily offended do not watch this.
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on 15 December 2016
Christopher Morris at his most acerbic, satirical and controversial. A must buy for any lover of satire and dark humour.
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on 22 October 2017
Super
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on 6 June 2017
Still as funny as the first time I saw them. Its a shame the special isn't included but still excellent
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