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French & Saunders Collection (2005)

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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Various
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: March 1, 2005
  • Run Time: 441 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006Z2L06
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,604 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "French & Saunders Collection" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Includes:
  • Gentlemen Prefer French and Saunders
  • At the Movies
  • Living in a Material World
  • The Ingenue Years
  • On the Rocks
  • Back with a Vengeance
  • DVD bonus features include seven full-length French & Saunders specials

Editorial Reviews

From the creators of Absolutely Fabulous, the uproarious BBC comedy series that started it all!

Look out Hollywood! Watch your back, TV-Land! Your greatest achievements (and not-so-great ones) are but playthings in the hands of Britain's best comediennes, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.

Gentlemen Prefer French & Saunders See Dawn and Jennifer as Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe, as opera divas recording a pop song, and as daughter and mother in the sketch that inspired Absolutely Fabulous.

At the Movies Spoofing movies is nothing Alien to French and Saunders, who cross genres like Thelma and Louise run roadblocks. So chase your Misery with a visit to The House of Idiot, and let The Silence of the Lambs be broken by shrieks of laughter.

Living in a Material World Madonna-Dawn and Madonna-Jennifer maintain their artistic integrity as they barbecue Baywatch, filet Fellini flicks, and broil Braveheart, Batman and Bergman.

The Ingenue Years The ultra-funny femmes fatales parody some of Hollywood's brightest stars, including Elizabeth Taylor, Doris Day and Liza Minnelli.

On the Rocks Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, these mavens of mimicry board the Titanic to send up big-budget blockbusters, and the 'making of" documentaries that they spawn. Hosted by Joanna Lumley.

Back with a Vengeance Who, while watching Cold Mountain, didn't hope that French & Saunders would soon be back with a vengeance? French returns as Catherine Spartacus Zeta Douglas Jones, and Saunders beefs up for Troy.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
198 of 200 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Duplicate material August 17, 2005
By PhreD
If you like British comedy, you'll love French and Saunders, but don't buy both collections unless you like duplicates!

The French and Saunders Collections I and II both contain the same four DVDs: "The Ingenue Years, "Living in a Material World, "Gentlemen Prefer French & Saunders," and "At the Movies."

With Collection II you get, in addition, "On the Rocks" and "Back with a Vengence."

Hope this saves you time and disappointment.
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! The entire collection July 14, 2005
Ironically, this collection was available in North America before it was the in UK.

French and Saunders (F&S) are one of Britain's best comedy teams.

They've worked together since the 1980s and are each known for singular success in a BBC comedy (French - The Vicar of Dibley; Saunders - Absolutely Fabulous.)

The DVDs are "best of" selections from each series (what we in the US call a season) of shows. Each DVD contains special programming (holiday specials, etc.) The extra specials are well worth the price of the set.

F&S are best known for their movie parodies, "white room" sketches, imitations of well known celebrities, and music video parodies.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Halarity! July 16, 2006
French & Saunders are a brilliant comic duo. This set is all the best of their wit, poking fun where it's needed most and total nuttiness. Gotta love those British gals and their side splitting antics. I don't enjoy viewing many things more than once, but this program is repeatedly funny (which is why I purchased it in the first place). I continue to catch things I hadn't the first time around and always end the DVD with a sore belly (from cracking up that is, not gorging myself with snacks). What was that sound?.....oh, it was just my busting gut.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious! January 10, 2007
"...age cannot wither their stale and infinite variety." Endlessly amusing! If only this collection were comprehensive and included EVERYTHING F&S. Alas, we can only content ourselves with these meagre compilations, hilarious as they are. A MUST HAVE for anybody that has ever enjoyed British Comedy, or enjoys laughter.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!! October 21, 2005
By Elise
I loved this!! It is great to be able to see a collection of French and Saunders finest work in Australia, where we often miss out on a lot of overseas things. Particularly brilliant are the Titanic and Lord of the Rings spoofs, with appearances from my favourite characters, the prop designers!! Also includes a lot of old favourites like Jackie and Leanne and plenty from the 'extras' ladies!! Overall I loved it and would recommend it to any fan who wants a laugh.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars French & Saunders is a hit with me. January 11, 2007
I really enjoyed the DVD set. Some comedy is for the English audience but most of it should be understandable by everyone who loves good comedy.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two thumbs way way up. January 15, 2006
For those who love French and Saunders or just one half the duo, this collection is a must buy. Even if you don't know who these funny british ladies are and love comedy that will have you gasping for air between laughs, you need this collection. So, are you going to try the accent?
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious October 7, 2005
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As the title of my review states, hilarious! I love British humor (though most of the time, I have to go to the dictionary to figure out some of the words they use and other websites to understand the cultural references) and this Collection was just the ticket to a French and Saunder Marathon!

The DVD's show French and Saunders shows from 1988 to 2003. Amazingly, the years have not daunted the duo!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Dawn French is one of my favorite British actors
Published 2 days ago by Peter Pyles
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great transaction. Just as promised. Thank you.
Published 4 days ago by RD
5.0 out of 5 stars LUV EM!
What's not to love about the queens of British comedy. The old chemistry is still at work here, better than ever.
Published 5 months ago by Lisa K. Miller
3.0 out of 5 stars Just Ok
Not the best but Ok to watch for a good laugh.
It is worth watching for a British Comedy ("dry" and "snobish - silly")

Published 6 months ago by Angela Letona
3.0 out of 5 stars Things have been cut
There are parts that have been cut out. For example... where were the Chocolate Limes and Poocock in Back with a vengeance?
Published 7 months ago by Nathan Dawthorne
1.0 out of 5 stars not very funny for a comedy
not very funny. I was hoping for Dawn French like she appears in "The Vicar of Dibley" which is a total hoot.
Published 7 months ago by non-professional photographer
5.0 out of 5 stars French and Saunders are a girls (and boys) best friend;)
I love, love, LOVE these women. I only found out about them a few years ago, after watching the series "Absolutely Fabulous" for the 10th time in a row. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Michael S. Milano
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty funny
This collection is pretty funny. I'm a big fan of parody. It's very different than AB FAB. Both ladies are superb
Published 14 months ago by die liebe Omi Spiekermann
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVDs
I love French and Saunders and when I got this I couldn't stop watching. I laugh every time I put a DVD in to watch.
Published 14 months ago by Jim Matthews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love these gals anyway, but everything arrived in perfect shape!!
Appreciation for British humor a must - but, these gals do such hilarious movie parodies that you can't help but laugh a LOT!!! If you like this, you'll LOVE Absolutely Fabulous.
Published 15 months ago by Carol Anne Chouteau
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