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Only Fools and Horses: Complete Series 1-7 (1991) - £24.77 delivered @ Simply Home Entertainment

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Never ordered from this company before but this is the cheapest I can see for this boxset. Has anyone ordered from them before?
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There is more cuts to the episodes than that wikipedia page shows. I've noticed some from just watching recent repeats that aren't listed on wiki. Go to some of the fan sites and they give a more comprehensive list of the cuts.


repeats on UK Gold do you mean ?
There is more cuts to the episodes than that wikipedia page shows. I've noticed some from just watching recent repeats that aren't listed on wiki. Go to some of the fan sites and they give a more comprehensive list of the cuts.
xenophon
Wouldn't buy the DVD set with what I've read, it's been hugely edited, some episodes have been chopped to pieces. Still have the set on video which I bought in the 90's and there seems to be little edited from that set when compared to some of the episodes I've seen repeated on Gold.


here is a list of the cuts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Only_Fools_and_Horses_DVDs

It is not heavily edited as people always seem to say when a box set comes up in a good deal.

hot for me.

Edited By: madmiddle on Sep 21, 2011 21:00
http://www.ofah.net/blog/bbc-gets-complaints-from-fools-fans/

In description of boxset it says dvd release date 1994, others say 2010 so could this be a set that isn't as heavily edited? ordered anyway as its still the cheapest[/quote]
xenophon
Wouldn't buy the DVD set with what I've read, it's been hugely edited, some episodes have been chopped to pieces. Still have the set on video which I bought in the 90's and there seems to be little edited from that set when compared to some of the episodes I've seen repeated on Gold.


In description of boxset it says dvd release date 1994, others say 2010 so could this be a set that isn't as heavily edited? ordered anyway as its still the cheapest
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Only Fools and Horses - Series 1-7 Box Set £23.77 delivered @ Simply HE

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Every episode from the first seven seasons of the hugely popular BBC series about the wheeler-dealer Trotters, starring David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst. Regularly touted as one of the best British
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just followed link but it comes up at 49.99
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Dad's Army - The Complete Collection £21.92 @ Simply Home Entertainment + 5% quidco

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Best Price I have seen for this by far The wartime antics of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard were an essential part of the nation's entertainment in the years spanning 1968 to 1977. Captain Mainwa…
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This set includes the movie
£2 more gets you the movie thrown in as well.
Great find - phenomenal price. If you think that each series currently retails at around £4 then you're getting 8 series, the xmas specials and the 'lost episodes' for an absolute bagain!

Hot!
Grandad's birthday present sorted!
Last episode on BBC tomorrow evening:

Season 9 Episode 6 of 6
Never Too Old Lance Corporal Jones finally takes the plunge as he decides to make an honest woman of Mrs Fox. Last-ever episode of the wartime comedy, starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie and Ian Lavender. First shown in 1977

I never liked this show when I was a kid but appreciate it much more now. How the BBC can churn out s**t like My Family shows how quality has dropped over the years. BlackAdder Goes Forth was the last decent comedy I can remember on BBC.
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The Ultimate Ronnie Barker Collection [12 DVD Box Set] - £21.05 delivered @ SimplyHE

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The Ronnie Barker Boxset contains: Open All Hours : Series 1-4; Porridge : Series 1-3 & Christmas Specials; Going Straight; Clarence; Seven Of One; The Magnificent Evans Total running time is 2055 mi…
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Arrived today, thankfully.
My order is still showing as "awaiting stock" so fingers crossed they are able to get it and honour the price.
Great box set. I was waiting for it to go down in price, got this when it was £30. Its a steal at £21.05, voted hot.
Sent for mine and ordered Dad's Army Boxset - gives free postage with cost at just over £19 for Ronnie Barker set. Also got free DVD - chose old sci-fi Bmovie Quatermass Experiment. Good at the time, now good for a laugh. And quidco @ 5% too, all being well.
Does this have him in Porridge with Michael Jackson?
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The Beatles - At the Budokan, Tokyo [DVD] £4.00 + £1.99 delivery @ Simply Home Entertainment £5.99

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Good price as elsewhere this (hard(ish) to get hold of) DVD is : - SelectCheaper £8.17 PowerPlayDirect £10.99 991.com £14.64 Amazon UK £23.99 THE BEATLES At The Budokan, Tokyo - In late June 1…
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looks like its only one of the two dates they played/filmed. and not official release. i would give it a miss personally, if you want these, track down both nights.

that said, cheap enough
I have both the concerts as they have been "available" for ages, but hoping this is better quality as it is semi-official.
As the Amazon reviews say though, this is not vintage Beatles and there are far better and more exciting live performances out there.
Nice one mate
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Mitchell & Kenyon in Ireland - £4.00

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1 disc, 75 mins. More than 100 years ago, Filmmakers Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon journeyed across Britain capturing the everyday lives of regular people. For the best part of 70 years, this fi…
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The Champions Complete Series £19.99 + £1.99 p&p at Simply Home Entertainment £21.98

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Complete series of the classic TV show The Champions for £19.99 plus £1.99 p&p or free p&p if order over £30. Cheapest I could find anywhere else was £32.
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Monty Python Monster Boxset - The Definitive, Outrageously Luxurious Special Edition Collection (16 Disc DVD Boxset With Inflatable Parrot and T Shirt) £49.99 @ Simply Home Entertainment

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Everything Ever In One Gloriously Fabulous Ludicrously Definitive Outrageously Luxurious Monty Python Box Set For the ultimate gift, look no further than the 16 disc Monty Python Monster Box Set. C…
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Fab Collection :-)
Monty Python's Flying Circus

... this collection is really worth owning for the material that never quite registered in the popular consciousness. Sketches such as the Summarise Proust Competition, the misunderstanding over the Hungarian phrasebook and John Cleese's manically embittered architect with a grudge against the Freemasons are every bit as funny as the more familiar hits and, free of any associated baggage, they will startle and delight the younger viewer as much as Python must have startled and delighted their parents when first broadcast in the 1970s.



And Now for Something Completely Different

And Now for Something Completely Different, Monty Python's first feature, is a reworking of their best skits from the first two seasons of the TV series. Originally made for the US market (where the show had yet to be aired), it was shot on film outside the usual studio sets ("Nudge Nudge", for example, is set in a tavern filled with passers-by). The writing and performances are fine and the film is packed with some of their best bits: "How to Avoid Being Seen", " Hell's Grannies", "Blackmail", "The Lumberjack Song" and "The Upper Class Twit of the Year", among others. Many of the sketches have been shortened, however, and the loss of the overly bright video sheen (the film has a muddy, dull look to it) and the invigorating presence of a live audience leaves the film sluggish at times. They're still feeling out the possibilities of the feature length, which they conquered with their next movie, Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974).



Life of Brian

There is not a single joke, sight-gag or one-liner in Monty Python's Life of Brian that will not forever burn itself into the viewer's memory as being just as funny as it is possible to be, but--extraordinarily--almost every indestructibly hilarious scene also serves a dual purpose, making this one of the most consistently sustained film satires ever made.

Like all great satire, the Pythons not only attack and vilify their targets (the bigotry and hypocrisy of organised religion and politics) supremely well, they also propose an alternative: be an individual, think for yourself, don't be led by others. "You've all got to work it out for yourselves", cries Brian in a key moment. "Yes, we've all got to work it our for ourselves", the crowd reply en masse. Two thousand years later, in a world still blighted by religious zealots, Brian's is still a lone voice crying in the wilderness.

Aside from being a neat spoof on the Hollywood epic, it's also almost incidentally one of the most realistic on-screen depictions of the ancient world--instead of treating their characters as posturing historical stereotypes, the Pythons realised what no sword 'n' sandal epic ever has: that people are all the same, no matter what period of history they live in. People always have and always will bicker, lie, cheat, swear, conceal cowardice with bravado (like Reg, leader of the People's Front of Judea), abuse power (like Pontius Pilate), blindly follow the latest fads and giggle at silly things ("Biggus Dickus"). In the end, Life of Brian teaches us that the only way for a despairing individual to cope in a world of idiocy and hypocrisy is to always look on the bright side of life.



Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Could this be the funniest movie ever made? By any rational measure of comedy, this medieval romp from the Monty Python troupe certainly belongs on the short list of candidates. According to Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide, it's "recommended for fans only," but we say hogwash to that--you could be a complete newcomer to the Python phenomenon and still find this send-up of the Arthurian legend to be wet-your-pants hilarious.

It's basically a series of sketches woven together as King Arthur's quest for the Holy Grail, with Graham Chapman as the King, Terry Gilliam as his simpleton sidekick Patsy, and the rest of the Python gang filling out a variety of outrageous roles. The comedy highlights are too numerous to mention, but once you've seen Arthur's outrageously bloody encounter with the ominous Black Knight (John Cleese), you'll know that nothing's sacred in the Python school of comedy.

From holy hand grenades to killer bunnies to the absurdity of the three-headed knights who say "Ni--!," this is the kind of film that will strike you as fantastically funny or just plain silly, but why stop there? It's all over the map, and the pace lags a bit here and there, but for every throwaway gag the Pythons have invented, there's a bit of subtle business or grand-scale insanity that's utterly inspired. The sum of this madness is a movie that's beloved by anyone with a pulse and an irreverent sense of humour. If this movie doesn't make you laugh, you're almost certainly dead.



The Meaning of Life

Perhaps only the collective brilliant minds of the Monty Python film and television troupe are up to the task of tackling a subject as weighty as the Meaning of Life. Sure, Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, and their ilk have tried their hands at this puzzler, but only Python has attempted to do so within the commercial motion picture medium. Happily for us all, Monty Python's the Meaning of Life truly explains everything one conceivably needs to know about the perplexities of human existence, from the mysteries of Catholic doctrine to the miracle of reproduction to why one should avoid the salmon mousse to the critical importance of the machine that goes ping!

Using fish as a linking device (and what marvelous links those aquatic creatures make), The Meaning of Life is presented as a series of sketches: a musical production number about why seed is sacred; a look at dining in the afterlife; the quest for a missing fish (there they are again); a visit from Mr. Death; the cautionary tale of Mr. Creosote and his rather gluttonous appetite; an unflinching examination of the harsh realities of organ donation, and so on.

Sadly, this was the last original Python film, but it's a beaut. You'll laugh. You'll cry (probably because you're laughing so hard). You may even learn something about the Meaning of Life. Or at least about how fish fit into the grand scheme of things.



DVD Description

Everything a Python fan could ever want, jam-packed into one ludicrously giant, magnificent box set! This monolithic, vibrantly packaged box set contains everything from the masters of British comedy, including:

All the movies

Life of Brian Special Edition and Live at the Hollywood Bowl

A sampler of The Personal Bests

The complete Flying Circus TV series

An exclusive t-shirt *(Please note: Quotes and T-shirt colour may vary)

And a completely lifeless, inflatable parrot!

** Amazon are selling this for £56.97, but elsewhere it is £84.99 rising to £111.49 **
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Monty Python: The Monster Box Set (The Definitive, Outrageously Luxurious Special Edition Collection) - £49.99 @ Simply HE

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Help celebrate the auspicious 39 1/2th anniversary of all things Python with this definitive, probably-wont-fit-on-your-shelf deluxe boxset! This outstanding collectors item contains all four BBC
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It was better than VHS anyway, but sorry, I will never have sympathy for Fony Corp.
no, betamax is not dead, it's just had its arms, legs and torso chopped off.... but it's only a scratch!
Betamax is not dead.
Even funnier if they only did it on VHS or Betamax for the first week
Those marketing people are so boring LOL
Worth it for the parrot alone!
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Many a time! They actually make & distribute for the BBC & others, they used to be DD Video, a big distribution company.


That's ok, I was being daft and failing to see that it's the same company as simply home entertainment :oops:
Easily one of the best dramas on TV today.
But talk about a depressing ending!

Even the overly anti-communist theme makes it interesting - you have to
remember when it was made.

Mind you it's still well out of my price range.

Premier - UKTV History claimed the last showing of World at War was the last
one they'd be showing. So they'll probably put Tenko on again before re-running
Secret Army.
Currently being shown daily on UKTV History (available on Freeview).
Series 1 & 2 recorded - series 3 just starting.

If recent scheduling is anything to go by, expect it to be on again in full after 26 days (Monday - Friday only) of World at War is repeated.

Save yourself 65 quid! :thumbsup:
juliet_bravo;3207734
Have you used this site before Whizzkid?
Many a time! They actually make & distribute for the BBC & others, they used to be DD Video, a big distribution company.
Have you used this site before Whizzkid?
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Ken Burns: The American Civil War £24.99 free delivery over £30 @simplyhe

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11 hrs 30 minsDiscs3 Civil War This epic eleven hour work took Oscar-nominated director Ken Burns five years to produce and broke all TV ratings records. Its also now widely regarded as one of th…
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You can get the Australian set, which is region free, for about £12 delivered from DVDCrave. It comes in 3 amarays, rather than the nicer digipack of the UK release, but is much cheaper.

Out of stock until the 20th June, but I can confirm that these are region free - I was selling them by the bucketload on eBay up until a year or so ago.

http://dvdcrave.com/products/product.jsp?pid=22049

But like I said, the quality of the packaging on the UK release is far better. So therefore, this price is definitely hot.


How much is postage on this deal?
guilbert53;2299370
There are some clips of this on YouTube

Here is the opening section of the whole set ( 9 minutes):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyzW2cAl0gQ

It may make you want to see the rest


Its a fantastic documentary, it has to be said. Worth a place in any collection - and the better quality of the UK packaging could make the extra worthwhile.
There are some clips of this on YouTube

Here is the opening section of the whole set ( 9 minutes):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyzW2cAl0gQ

It may make you want to see the rest
You can get the Australian set, which is region free, for about £12 delivered from DVDCrave. It comes in 3 amarays, rather than the nicer digipack of the UK release, but is much cheaper.

Out of stock until the 20th June, but I can confirm that these are region free - I was selling them by the bucketload on eBay up until a year or so ago.

http://dvdcrave.com/products/product.jsp?pid=22049

But like I said, the quality of the packaging on the UK release is far better. So therefore, this price is definitely hot.
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There's a superb parody of Ken Burns documentaries here...

http://www.negrospaceprogram.com/
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Is this this the one they ran on BBC2 years ago??, If so great documentary series.


Yeah this is same documentary, there was also another on about the old west which was really good as well.
What the critics say about this superlative documentary series:

Extraordinary Daily Mail

Magnificent The Observer

Splendid Daily Telegraph

Monumental, compelling, fascinating, stunning Radio Times
Nipple count 0 Daily Sport
SPAMDOG;1996624
Is this this the one they ran on BBC2 years ago??, If so great documentary series.
Sorry not sure, I was actually just looking for it for a guy in my work, although going by these reviews I think you could be right, as it was made a few years back.http://www.amazon.co.uk/American-Civil-David-McCullough-Pres/dp/customer-reviews/B00006JI4D/ref=cm_cr_dp_all_helpful?ie=UTF8&customer-reviews.sort%5Fby=-SubmissionDate&coliid=&showViewpoints=1&customer-reviews.start=1&qid=1209541740&sr=8-1&colid=#customerReviews
Is this this the one they ran on BBC2 years ago??, If so great documentary series.
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BBC Pennies From Heaven 3x DVD Boxset - Just £5.00 @ SimplyHE

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Great drama. Next cheapest is £22.98 @ Amazon! Free p&p over £30 or £3.95. Dennis Potter's astonishing six-part miniseries Pennies from Heaven remains one of the edgiest, most audacious things ever…
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OK, so I'll hit expire then... nothing to lose and it isn't the BBC one after all
Yes, this should be a 3-disc boxset, but they're saying only 1 disc. The RRP isn't £12.99 either!

I'd click 'expire' but I'd only get reported. :roll:
Be careful with this one. Despite the picture, it appears to be the 1936 film starring Bing Crosby that they are punting and not the classic Dennis Potter mini series.
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Fall Of Eagles - Complete BBC Series - £17.99 @ SimplyHE

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Excellent drama series from the BBC. Next cheapest is a staggering £38.00. Free p&p over £30 or £3.95. Fall Of The Eagles is a stunning BBC dramatisation of the declining years and final collapse o…
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Dalziel & Pascoe - Complete Series 1-6 DVD over 23 Discs (!) - £99.00 @ SimplyHE

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RRP is £199.99. This is a Simply Home Entertainment Exclusive set, unavailable anywhere else For those that can't wait for these to be released (in fact only the first 2 series have been officially r…
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i think this is a good price i like Dalziel & Pascoe ,
Compared to some good box set deals, this offer in my opinion is not very good value for money. I can't see this being voted too hot. :oops:
DaveOK;1899193
I don't mean to be rude but I would love to meet a person that would pay the £199 rrp for this!


You could say that about virtually all RRPs :)

The only 2 dvds already released retail from £11.49 cheapest for the first, £12.99 for the second so work the maths out how much you save on buying 23 discs - £4.34 a dvd this deal works out to. Plus you don't have to wait another 18 months til these are all officially released!
I don't mean to be rude but I would love to meet a person that would pay the £199 rrp for this!
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I always remember the railway station assignment.


Me too. The tune in that one always gave me th jitters.

Got the box-set already from HMV a couple of years ago.
I guess it's just old stock - but if aside from the special features everything else is the same, seems like a worthwhile thing to me!
Review of Network's Version: http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=66346
The review compare it to the older Carlton version.

I can't see any other online retailer selling the SimplyHE version apart from Amazon marketplace sellers and eBay, they all sell the Network Special Edition version.

I got the US version last year for under £20 from eBay, because it was the cheapest version at that time.

Note. Joanne Lumley looks yummy in this!
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So this isn't the same release that can be found on the price comparison sites then? Tempted at that price, but not if the quality isn't good. greenisaac - what are the differences between the two?


Think it's just minor differences in the extras:

Network set Extras:
• Brand new documentary featuring series stars David McCallum and Joanna Lumley, with series creator P.J. Hammond and director/producer Shaun O'Riordan
• Commentaries on the first and last episodes with P.J. Hammond and Shaun O'Riordan
• Extensive image galleries
• Original, PR paperwork and script PDFs
• Original Designer’s floor plans in PDF format

Simplyhe set Extras:
• TV Times article
• Introductions
• Production notes
• Merchandise gallery
• Stills gallery
• Biographies
So this isn't the same release that can be found on the price comparison sites then? Tempted at that price, but not if the quality isn't good. greenisaac - what are the differences between the two?