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Warning: DVD contains cut version of the Halloween Special
on 29 June 2011
I love Psychoville, and feel that with the second series Reece and Steve have outdone themselves and really achieved the impossible - namely improving upon the already fantastic first season.
The series gets better and better - it's deliciously dark too, and brings in a few new characters, my favourite being the hilariously scary - and surreal - Silent Singer. Some lovely plot twists, great atmosphere and film references galore all add up to another winning series that rewards with repeated viewings.
Unfortunately I've had to knock off a couple of stars from this review as someone at the BBC has made a mistake putting together this DVD set. They've included the shorter, US cut of the Psychoville Halloween special on this DVD instead of the full version transmitted by the BBC last year. This cut unfortunately omits the Mr Lomax portion of the story. In my humble opinion I think the BBC should man up to this mistake, and offer a disc replacement trade in, instead of fans having to shell out for it again at some point when it is re-released.
This shouldn't detract from an otherwise superbly put together series - and nice a nice/informative set of DVD extras - but it is disappointing and an error I feel should be addressed & corrected ASAP by the BBC.