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Garth Marenghi's Darkplace: The Complete Series

Released on 16 October 2006

Featuring: Matthew Holness, Richard Ayoade & Matt Berry

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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From the best-selling master of darkness...

Celebrated horror genius Garth Marenghi introduces his long-lost television project: a haunting medical drama set in Romford.

The best-selling writer is already known to hundreds as the creative force behind such classic chillers as The Ooze (can water die?), Afterbirth (a mutated placenta attacks Bristol) and Black Fang (rats learn to drive).

Darkplace was originally filmed in the 1980s and has since earned a cult reputation as one of the most terrifying and radical television programmes ever made.

Even now, Garth warns that the show, which he describes as an effort to radicalise men's minds, may prove 'too subversive, too dangerous, too damn scary'.
  • Audio commentary for each episode!
  • 12 page booklet written by Garth Marenghi and Dean Learner
  • Deleted scene
  • 'Darkplace Illuminata': character interviews
  • 'Misc. Horrificata Illuminata': character interviews
  • Image gallery
  • Original radio ads
  • Test footage
  • Colour bars
  • Original One Track Lover single
  • Easter Eggs (hidden features)

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 Average rating (37 reviews)

 The Death of Brilliance

| | See all gingergreek's reviews (4)

How can Channel 4 let a show like this disappear into obscurity? It's a sin!

I can't think of anything bad to say about this series. It is up there with some of the other great comedies. Personally for me this is the BEST comedy of this side of the millenium. I'll treasure this forever and scold at Channel 4 for snubbing this for crap like "Star Stories and Friday night project"

Buy it and lap up the genius!!

 Obviously too young to remember.........

| | See all FranDaMan's reviews (3)

As this show was originally created in the early 80s, I would have been too young to remember its' author, Garth Marenghi, who created such classics as 'Slasher', 'Maggot' and the seminal 'She-Demon'.

Greetings, fellow traveller, I am FranDaMan. Reviewer of such films as 'Transformers' and 'Family Guy - Blue Harvest'.

No, seriously, I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!

A lot of people try to get the spoof film/series thing right. This bad boy ticks all the boxes.

MARVEL - At the solid-esque quality of the sets.

SHUDDER - At the high-end special effects (no CGI here, folks)

HOLD BACK THE VOMIT - At our Hero's corpulent, girthsome physique.

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace........ Comedy doesn't get much better than this!!

 Enter his darkplace and feel your way about

| | See all LoveMe's reviews (59)

Genius and SO underrated on it's TV release.
I love this show, it came before The IT Crowd and Mighty Boosh (both Matthew Holness & Richard Ayoade appear in these shows and Fielding & Barratt in this) and should have been as much a hit as those shows.
I love Matthew Holness & Richard Ayoade - both sex gods in my deluded opinion.
I guarantee that you've never seen anything quite like this - it's a 70's spoof sci-fi show, with supernatural goings on, but with a contemporary sense of humour.
Really smart, well made and a joy to watch!
Garth is an author genius who will take you to his dark place and you'll never come back!
If you love the Boosh or Spaced, you'll love this too.
At £5.99 it's a complete bargain for the whole series!
Futurama hypno-slug "BUY IT...BUY IT...BUY IT...BUY IT...BUY IT..."

 Author, Dream Weaver, Visionary, plus Actor

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Hilarious, original and clever. Sad to think no more will be made and it hasn't got the recognition it desverves, but it's rarity only adds to it's brilliance!!!

 Pure Genius

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The best comedy in the last few years easily, possibly the best comedy in the last few decades - could even be the best comedy ever. So funny it you have to pause the dvd to laugh to make sure you don't miss anything. The only bad thing is that it ends.

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ActorsMatthew Holness, Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry, Alice Lowe, Julian Barratt, Stephen Merchant, Graham Linehan & Noel Fielding
DirectorRichard Ayoade
Certificate15 years and over
Year2004
ScreenFullscreen 4:3
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo
SubtitlesEnglish
Duration2 hours and 24 minutes (approx)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.