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The Young Ones: 25th Anniversary Complete Series 1 and 2 (3 Discs)

Featuring: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson & Nigel Planer

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  "What's big and smelly,standing in front of me called Neil?"

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I was never allowed to stay up to watch the youg ones as a kid ,but now I can watch them anytime I want ,and it's not like Bottom ,because that is a DIFFERENT show that just has ADE and Rik in the leads ( which is hilarious mind you ,I'll give you that )

  "What's big and smelly,standing in front of me called Neil?"

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I was never allowed to stay up to watch the youg ones as a kid ,but now I can watch them anytime I want ,and it's not like Bottom ,because that is a DIFFERENT show that just has ADE and Rik in the leads ( which is hilarious mind you ,I'll give you that )

  Unmissable

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A punk a hippy an anarchist poet and a suave guy what more could you ask for , The characters arent as well rounded as they are in bottom and some of the plots have no point such as "boring" or "Interesting"(they are names of 2 episodes) but still a classic slapstick comedy from an amazing era of alternate comedy 10/10 a must buy

  Full, uncut episodes? Not quite...

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Some of the other reviews state that these are the full, unedited episodes. I'm sorry to say this isn't quite true. Several scenes were cut from the previous DVD releases, many of which (including the incidental Beatles music) have been reinstated. Ken Bishop's Nice Twelve are all present and correct, but a scene from "Nasty" (the one with the two teddy bears on Rick's bed) is cut. Other than that the DVD set isn't bad at all, the episodes are a bit clearer and the menus are a lot prettier than the previous release. The documentaries on the third disc are a little uninspiring but worth watching once. Obsessive compulsives like myself will still be disappointed, but considerably less so than the last time we bought the Young Ones on DVD.

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  great release... but could have been better!

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Again another series that has been previously available singularly, 80s anarchic sit com "The Young Ones' benefits from the same 'complete' three disc box set release as had been seen with "Fawlty Towers". Although you have the same gatefold packaging inside the slip case the content, for me at least, falls short of its 70s sit com predecessor. Just two commentaries are offered, disc one has the Season One opener "Demolition" and disc two has Season Two's final story "Summer Holiday" with directors Paul Jackson and Geoff Postner offering their thoughts. Flicking over to the third 'bonus features' disc and the contents of 'Alternative Rebellion', 'The Making of...' and 'The Guest Stars of...' weighs in at a fairly meagre seventy-four minutes. However despite that I for one still believe this is an excellent complete package of a classic, rather unique (anarchic humour matched with surprise music provided by some of the most popular acts of the time (e.g. Madness (twice) and Dexys Midnight Runners) BBC sit com that's certainly well worth adding to your collection.

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  Bottom is better

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After watching many hillerious episodes of bottom the young ones seemed entertaining untill i watched it every last second of this so called comedy was painful to watch i hated the characters and the show was nothing but a bunch of curse words you would get more entertainment from squishing ants

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  Nice Show , Shame About The Extras

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I was a huge fan of The Young Ones.
When it was first on telly in the early 80s it was THE show that you talked about in the playground the next day. It was loud, rude and our parents did not like it! Brilliant (as Rick would say).

However I feel the BBC have dropped the ball with this "25th Anniversary" release. I've already got the two series on DVD and would be interested to hear from any fans as to whether these ones have been cut. But I'm reluctant about forking out more money to get a few more minutes that I, potentially, have not seen.

I would however buy the boxset IF the extras were worth it. I love commentaries and the fact that there are no cast commentaries over these discs is nothing short of criminal. Heavy Heavy Heavy to quote Neil. All the four main actors are still alive, so why didn't the BBC get them together? (For an example of how commentaries should be done check out the Doctor Who DVDs from 2Entertain. They track down actors, directors and producers for shows that are far older than The Young Ones and the other extras are often excellent as well.)

If I could give two separate star ratings, the shows would get five and the extras/commentaries two but I shall have to go with three stars. An opportunity missed by the BBC, but still...
"Up Scumbag! Up Scumbag!" (Good old S.P.G.)

  No cast commentaries, but still excellent.

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I've only done this to point out that there are only 2 episodes with commentary by the producers, and that the cast commentaries promised on the Phoenix website and another review here have failed to materialise.

The documentary is fine and all the episodes are there, unedited and with all the music intact, even the Beatles at the start of Boring.

So 5 stars anyway, it's just a shame that Phoenix led us to expect a lot more.

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  Finally Full Episodes On DVD

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Yes thats right all the full episodes uncut not like the first release on dvd everything from the show top stuff get it if you love the young ones.

  love it

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love it wat a classic comedy along with the likes of bottom rik mayal and ade edmondson are fab in both shame only two series were done

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