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Only darkness has the power.,
This review is from: Human Remains [DVD]  (DVD)
I won't go into further gushing praise over this fantastic dark series...if you're reading this you probably know at least something about Rob Brydon and Julia Davies anyway. What I will say is that the DVD adds so much more - I've rarely come across a DVD which has so many excellent additional features. As well as the essential Rob and Julia commentary, you really get an idea of what it takes to come up with initially massively improvised dialog and how it forms the finished script. We see them initiating the characters, right from Robs monologue where he's thinking on his feet, stitching together shreds of a character on the spot. There are dialogues between Rob and Julia on a sofa and you can see how the finished scenes took form. They stay in character throughout the frankly scary makeup sessions...all in all it strips the series down and you get to see how the cogs turn from inception to final recording. The outtakes are hillarious...typically Julia cracks up laughing while Rob stays in character and keeps going. To do him a huge dis-service, I'd say he's a little like a tragi Steve Coogan...when interviewed on TV he doesn't really manage to convey the genius going on in his mind but there isn't a better comedy character actor I swear. Is Julia Davies single by the way?! Blimey...she's something else. You might have previously spotted her in Jaaaam. Top notch, very subtle, very smart.