Comic Strip Presents - Complete Collection [9 DVD Boxset] £10.97 delivered @ Amazon
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Comic Strip Presents - Complete Collection [9 DVD Boxset] £10.97 delivered @ Amazon

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Found 11th Jul 2011
Cheapest I've seen this and well cheaper compared to elsewhere:-
Play.com £13.99
Zavvi £17.45
Tesco £20.00
Base.com £35.89

It hardly needs spelling out that The Comic Strip Presents… kick-started the careers of the bulk of our ‘alternative’ comedians. Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, French and Saunders, Peter Richardson, Keith Allen--all started here.

The series is the very definition of a ‘mixed bag’. Each show was a separate story in its own right, and each one couldn’t be more different from the last--from the sixties pastiche ‘The Bullshitters’ to the arty ‘Les Dogs’ (starring Kate Bush, no less).

With 39 episodes to choose from, the overall quality of the episodes does vary somewhat. For every excellent ‘South Atlantic Raiders’ and ‘The Supergrass’, there’s a woeful ‘Spaghetti Hoops’. But The Comic Strip Presents… deserves its place in comic history by virtue of being different, by trying to create new and interesting work, and in doing so being truly groundbreaking.

When you take risks, you end up with gems such as the double header of ‘Bad News Tour’ and ‘More Bad News’, which follow a chronically bad rock group on the road. These two episodes alone are worth your attention, the interplay of the four leading players (Edmondson, Planer, Mayall and Richardson) a marvel to watch and with scenes that will make you keel over--Vim Fuego’s take on ‘Imagine/Imogen’ is pure gold.

Other highlights include ‘Five Go Mad In Dorset’, a wonderful take on Enid Blyton’s skewed and irreverant view of teenagers in Britain; ‘Mr Jolly Lives Next Door’, which sees Mayall and Edmondson, in a precursor to their days on ‘Bottom’, getting themselves in a sticky situation with Mr Jolly, played brilliantly by the late Peter Cook; and Strike!’, a Hollywood-esque take on the miners’ strike of 1984.

The Comic Strip Presents… pushed comedic boundaries and was never afraid to do things a little differently and this collection is a fine record of its prolific, always interesting, and often hilarious output.
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Brilliant thanks loved these
Cheapest I've seen this, voted hot. Tempted, but with the amount of stuff I've got piled up unwatched I'd probably never get round to watching them all!

Bad News / More Bad News is superb, and iirc Five Go Mad In Dorset was shown on the very first night Channel 4 started. I haven't seen it since.
Surely this is worth £10.97 for 'Mr jolly lives next door' alone!
"it's a Euro rover...................old man."
"you want soft toilet paper? you go to hotel gayboy."

Fist full of travellers cheques for me.

Heated & purchased. Ta andywedge
Mr Furious

Surely this is worth £10.97 for 'Mr jolly lives next door' alone!



Hvae you been on the barmy fluid?
What could be better than living above an off-license?
living in one
Excellent deal....blah blah blah.....some classic moments.....blah blah blah

This boxset also includes the BBC early 90s episodes too of course. GLC is superb, as good as Strike!

For those who havent experienced any Comic Strip before, the C4 episodes are availble to view now on 4OD.... . channel4.com/pro…4od

And there's a new one coming soon!
channel4.com/inf…air




GLC - superb!
Worth it for '4 Men on a Plane' and '4 Men in a car' if they are in it.

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only ever seen one episode of this but my friend who's into the same sort of comedy as me (Bottom, Young Ones) said i should buy it so i have, hope im not disappointed!
Some of the films are a bit hit and miss but this is an absolute bargain. I paid around £20 for a second hand boxset from CEX last year!
A steal at this price. 'Who dares gins'.
If anyone passes this up at this price, you need your head examining. I bought it when it came out in '07 for £33 and it was worth every penny.

9 discs @ 26 hours + documentary + Al Pacino as Arthur Scargill = £11 and a dream come true for any fan of British comedy.

Buy it now, or I'll send Mr Jolly round to pay you a visit.
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Bad news Tour!!!
"it say's sausages you've only given me one sausage"...

Absolute bargain. Got to be better than listening to all the NoW hacking crap at the moment.

As usual Mr.Wedge a faultless selection at a good price.
Many thanks.
Fistful of travelers cheques alone is worth this. Throw in The Bullshitters, Bad news, Strike, Mr Jolly lives next door etc and its a no brainer.

Fantastic price for some really good comedy.
DelroyBenson

Worth it for '4 Men on a Plane' and '4 Men in a car' if they are in it.



They are. I remember this series being more miss than hit, but for £11, it has got to be worth a punt.

One of the reviewers has kindling put up listing that Amazon did not bother with:

DISC 1. Five Go Mad In Dorset / War / The Beat Generation / Bad News Tour / Summer School / Five Go Mad On Mescalin.
DISC 2. Dirty Movie / Susie / A Fistful Of Travelers' Cheques / Gino - Full Story and Pics / Eddie Monsoon - A Life?
DISC 3. Sla gs / The Bullshitters / The Supergrass (feature movie) / Consuela
DISC 4. Private Enterprise / The Strike / More Bad News / Mr Jolly Lives Next Door
DISC 5. The Yob / Didn't You Kill My Brother / Funseekers
DISC 6. South Atlantic Raiders / South Atlantic Raiders Pt II / GLC / Spaghetti Hoops / Oxford
DISC 7. Les Dogs / Red Nose Of Courage / The Crying Game / Wild Turkey / Detectives On The Edge Of A Nervous Breakdown / Space Virgins From The Planet Sex
DISC 8. Queen Of The Wild Frontier / Gregory - Diary Of A Nutcase / Demonella / Jealousy / Four Men In a Car / Four Men In a Plane
DISC 9. The Comic Strip Presents - A Retrospective / First Laugh on Four Pt 1 / First Laugh on Four Pt 2 / The Comic Strip (Julien Temple)

Edited by: "spraint" 11th Jul 2011
Can anyone who owns this tell me if it is subtitled in English?

Amazon says it is but their track record in this regard isn't good.

Thanks!
Summer School for me!
I used to have the Bad News album on cassette which I loved, it was never out of my walkman (now I am showing my age!). Will have a hunt around for an MP3 download.

Naughty Amazon!!!
Just received the DVDs.

No subtitles.

JohnnyRock84

Can anyone who owns this tell me if it is subtitled in English?Amazon … Can anyone who owns this tell me if it is subtitled in English?Amazon says it is but their track record in this regard isn't good.Thanks!


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