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Absolutely Fabulous: Series 4


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  • Actors: Various
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: February 5, 2002
  • Run Time: 240 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009WFFCC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #217,264 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Absolutely Fabulous: Series 4" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Includes: Parralox, Fish Farm, Paris, Donkey, Small Opening, Menopause
  • Commentary by Jennifer Saunders and producer Jon Plowman
  • Mirrorball pilot episode
  • 12 minutes of outtakes
  • Before Ab Fab: two French and Saunders sketches
  • Joanna Lumley on modeling
  • Photo gallery
  • Who's who
  • Let's get celebritied up!

Editorial Reviews

Absolutely Fabulous: Series 4 (Dbl DVD) (Repackaged)

Customer Reviews

There are still some good laughs.
"esotericzeitgeist"
I love this episode and I'm so glad that I have the chance to watch it whenever I want to now.
socalledboothy
Season 4 was great...all seasons were.
Deb Giordano

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

52 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Kevinduran on February 13, 2002
Format: DVD
Although all six episodes in this series are good, only three are really exceptional and will go down in "AbFab" history as classics. They are: "Paris" (the girls go on a vacation to Paris- Edina and Saffy actually bond, if you can believe that! It's very touching, almost!); "Small Openings" (Saffy writes a "Mommie Dearest"-esque play that Edina and Pats initially object to, but then later become friends with the people that play them! Patsy, incidentally, is played by a man!); and "Menopause" (Patsy's bones become very brittle and start breaking. Edina and Saffy's reactions when Patsy gives herself a shot of pain medication is BRILLIANTLY HILARIOUS!).
Lots of extras here: the "Mirrorball" special that features all of the main "AbFab" actors in different roles (not as funny as "AbFab" but still well worth your time); great commentary from Jennifer Saunders; photo gallery; outtakes/bloopers, etc. My only complaint, and it's minor, is that the "Who's Who Guide to the stars of AbFab" is a bit hard to read. It looks like handwriting on a piece of graph paper- and even on my gigantic television, it was a bit hard to make all of the writing out. They should have just used a font that was easier to read.
The DVD's come packaged in a plastic case, unlike the last set that came in a cardboard case. The plastic is a lot better and durable than the cardboard, so this is good! The design elements of the case are the same as the last set (it's just a different color), so at least the two sets basically match when they sit on a shelf together. It's so annoying when things in a series aren't designed likewise, so it's nice to see that Warner Bros./BBC Video did this correctly!
Oddity: all of the extras appear on both DVD's.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Byron Kolln HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on November 26, 2005
Format: DVD
After an absence of several years, those ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS doyennes of disgrace, Edina and Patsy, return in a 4th series featuring 6 hilarious episodes.

"Parralox" - Fame at last! Eddy (Jennifer Saunders) is going to appear on "Richard and Judy" with Twiggy. Patsy (Joanna Lumley) has just the thing to get rid of all those pesky facial wrinkles...

"Fish Farm" - Eddy toys with the idea of playing Lady Chatterley with her dishy new gardener...

"Paris" - Eddy and Patsy drag Saffy (Julia Sawalha) along for a fashion-shoot in Paris. Could some mother-daughter bonding be on the cards?...

"Donkey" - A time of change for Eddy and Pats. Eddy discovers a lone muscle in her arm whilst in the middle of a detox, and Patsy decides a new hairstyle is a must...

"Small Opening" - Saffy has written a play all about her traumatic childhood called "Self-Raising Flower". Eddy is fuming. She's sure it'll make "Mommie Dearest" look like "Winnie the Pooh"...

"Menopause" - Patsy's bones are becoming brittle, so Saffy makes some enquiries and organises a Menopausals Anonymous meeting to be held at the house...

Extra features: "Mirrorball" pilot episode, cast interviews, audio commentary with Jennifer Saunders, photo gallery.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Aguilar on March 9, 2002
Format: DVD
If you're a fan of the original three seasons of ABFAB like me then this fourth season might feel like a bit of a let down. It seems that all the characters have been changed in slight ways that somehow messes with the magic formula created originally. Saffy seems a bit more aggressive, Edina more cruel, patsy more alive and Gran more ditzy than ever. edina seems to have been beaten down and is ready to do things that she never wouls've dreamed of doing in the first series (dieting) and Patsy has lost that far off, dazed drugged out aspect and is now playing a dominatrix, trying to be a model and other such asprations. It makes for some funny situations, but it's doesn't quite feel like ABFAB. In no way are these shows bad, just not as fabulous as the originals.
The DVD itself has terrific production qualities. The picture is widescreen and colors are bright and crisp. The menus are easy to navigate and there is pleny of bonus mterial. OF that bonus material, "Mirror Ball" is the best. It's a pilot for a series Jennifer Saunders was working on that features all the actors of ABFAB, but in different roles and in a different setting. it's quite fun to see them doing different charactes for a change. Too bad it never got picked up. My only qualm with the DVD is that the text on the character bio screen (as well as a few others), is terribly hard to read. This is a consistant problem with DVDs and why the makers of these things don't realise that we actually might want to read what they've put so much time and effort into is beyond me.
For die hards, this set can't be missed, but people who are new to the show should check out the original three seasons first. Remember that sin is in darling.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By socalledboothy on April 13, 2005
Format: DVD
I couldnt think of a better title. lol.

Anyway, I don't know why people don't like this season. I actually think it's the best season. It has some of the best episodes. The first three seasons were great, but I still like the fourth better. I bought this DVD mainly because it had a lot of cool extras (this is the only series I own of Ab Fab).

Here's an episode overview:

1)Parralox- Patsy gets parralox and pressures Edina into getting it as well so she'll look good on TV when she goes on Richard and Judy with Twiggy. Saffy tries to get a New Labor job. It's not one of my favorite episodes, but it's got some great parts (I don't understand the whole exchange between Candy and that other girl in the club, even after watching it with the commentary.) Anyway, pretty good episode. 8/10

2)Fish Farm- This isn't one of my favorite episodes, but it does have some good gags in it. Edina finally goes on a date again with a supposed wealthy person, but a shocking (to them) secret is revealed. 7/10

3)Paris- Patsy begins her modeling career again for a special photo shoot of young and old models as well as a mother and daughter shoot. Saffy, Edina, and Bubble join Patsy on her way to Paris. The relationship between Edina and Saffy begins to blossom, but Edina's idea of sight seeing does something that causes a riff between them again. A hilarious episode. 9/10

4)Donkey- A Sex and the City-type episode. It begins with a usual dinner with Edina and her friends and Edina is told that she's too fat. Determined to be the fast racehorse and not the donkey, she engages in an exercise program and gives up booze. But sometimes things don't always work out. Absolutely hilarious episode.
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