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Snuff Box (2006)

Matt Berry , Rich Fulcher , Michael Cumming  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Matt Berry, Rich Fulcher
  • Directors: Michael Cumming
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Severin Films
  • DVD Release Date: October 11, 2011
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005E7SEES
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,971 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

What is SNUFF BOX? It s the legendary BBC series written by and starring Britain s Matt Berry (The IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh) and American Rich Fulcher (Funny or Die Presents, The Sarah Silverman Program) that only aired once yet instantly achieved entered cult infamy. It s a combination of depraved sitcom about a pair of jovial hangmen and twisted sketch comedy ala Monty Python, filled with bad first dates, time travel, sex, whiskey, awkward moments, random beatings, snappy musical numbers, one very long white hall, rampant swearing and other pleasures. It s the show critics have called one the best kept secrets in the history of British comedy , now on DVD for the first time ever in America!

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Sketch Comedy? September 11, 2008
Berry and Fulcher; the most unsung comedy duo?

The first time I watched this I thought "This is pretty good stuff". Then I started showing it to friends... by the third time I watched the series I realized what I thought was bronze was most defiantly gold.

The comedy is dark and surreal, the content mature, and music is genius.

If your a fan of either Berry's work in 'Garth Merenghi's Darkplace' or Fulcher's Bob Fossil from the 'The Mighty Boosh'... then defiantly pick up this DVD.

*I have the R2 (British) version of this disc.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the bestest. August 21, 2011
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Snuff Box is a dvd players best friend - your dvd player,eyes,ears and mouth will love Snuff Box - i know you will want it as a companion piece for all your other Rich Fulcher & Matt Berry items i am sure you have collected over the years. Just get this dvd before it vanishes from this will laugh until things fall out of your body.

Just so people know this is the exact material on the American release dvd :

Taking control of your body exclusive new interview featurette with Simon Pegg,Paul Rudd,Noel Fielding,Rob Coddry,Rob Schrab,Weird Al,Paul Scheer and more!

Locations Walking Tour Exclusive new featurette with Matt Berry & Rich Fulcher

The Score Exclusive new featurette with Matt Berry

Inside the Snuff Box featurette

Testimonials exclusive new featurette with Janene Garofolo,Steve Agee and more!


Commentaries for three episodes featuring Matt Berry,Rich Fulcher & director Michael Cumming

BONUS DISC: CD of the music from Snuff Box!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Church of the Drunken Cherubim October 18, 2011
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This series is genius, and gets better and better with subsequent viewings.

When I first saw it I had the same reaction many have - prolonged mild confusion punctuated by moments of humor. Thank heaven my fondness for Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher compelled me to persevere because as I kept watching I realized a brilliant cumulative musical-comedic nexus was slyly building. The episodes became funnier and funnier as I was drawn into their delicious world of drunken sex, self-loathing narcissism (yes, that's right), absurdity, and violence. Phrases like "sketch comedy" don't adequately cover what this is. It might meet that definition technically but is something much greater than the sum of that formula. It is a clever and tightly woven dark comedy universe with a first-rate soundtrack, disguised as a kooky, toilet humor sketch show. It's like Columbo: perhaps bumbling and mediocre on the surface, but sharp as a razor underneath.

I've now watched the whole series from beginning to end many times, but had only a third-rate, recorded from television copy obtained by debasing myself in ways of which I wish never to speak again. I'm delighted that it has finally been released on Region 1 DVD so I leave that foul chapter behind me. Thank you, Severin! The second disc of music is a treasure as well and will provide much joy (and a few surprises!) to any fan of the series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy now. January 8, 2013
There are very few genuine no-brainers in life. Purchasing this item is one of them for people who like Snuff Box. If you are here reading this (unless you are mistakenly attempting to purchase an actual box to put snuff in) then you should just buy this item now. Actually, even if you ARE here looking to purchase an actual box to put snuff in, you should get this DVD anyway and perhaps it will change your life. Perhaps not, but it's $18 after all.

Yes. You've perhaps already worn a shiny groove in the Netflix server hard disk watching Snuff Box. Random access is the best solution for this as I find myself needing to watch odd episodes at random times. There is something strangely pleasant, reassuring and calming about Rich's slightly fey Tourette-inspired rants and Matt's exquisite smarminess. We return to the club again and again to share a quiet whiskey and smoke with them - and then Rich's redneck brother shows up, Matt archly dismisses another street corner conquest or his deaf brother buzzily corrects a misconception.

The DVD "set" (well.. it's 1) is a veritable treasure trove. There are audio commentaries from Rich and Matt on three episodes including 1 and 6. They are fun and funny. Lagers are opened and they don't take it quite seriously enough for me but there it is. There is an excellent walking tour of the shooting locations. I particularly enjoyed this as the last time I was in London (Fall '12) the wife and I went on the Street Art London walking tour which basically ends up in the exact same spot - a series of small streets and blind alleys around the old Truman Brewery complex just off Brick Lane. (I can't recommend that tour highly enough.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Effin & Jeffin July 31, 2012
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If you enjoy dark humor, off-beat scenarios and extreme ludicrousness, Snuff Box is for you. As two whiskey drinking hangmen, Berry and Fulcher create a unique format of comedy that only an 11pm timeslot on BBC3 can produce. Many memorable lines litter the outrageous plotlines and hilarity ensues with each new "sketch". I personally love the musical touch that Berry brings to the show and it provides an entertaining and often hilarious bit of originality. For fans of any previous Fulcher or Berry production, Snuff Box is a must have for your collection. I cannot recommend Snuff Box any more highly. It is a treasure in the sea of mediocrity that is modern tv comedy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Now that I've watched Snuff Box, my life is complete.
Published 23 days ago by Daria
4.0 out of 5 stars To live on my own just seems tragic
Question: What is "Snuff Box"? Is it a black comedy? A time-traveling sci-fi show? A string of bizarre sketches and musical numbers? Read more
Published 1 month ago by E. A Solinas
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't be in love if it's plastic
For awhile this was the only thing I could watch on my television set. Everything else disappointed. If only there were more episodes...
Published 2 months ago by Sierra Chuck
5.0 out of 5 stars Grows On You
I cannot even begin to describe all the types of comedy on display here. It has elements of Monty Python and SNL, but other absurdist and surreal twists that go where those... Read more
Published 8 months ago by mr. contrarian
5.0 out of 5 stars Black Humour Highlight
Great show. Pushes boundaries. Pushes humor. Offensive and lighthearted. Indiscriminate in its irreverence. Read more
Published 17 months ago by dib
5.0 out of 5 stars Berry and Fulcher are a comedy duo made of gold!! Dark comedy at its...
The only thing I don't like about this series is that there isn't more of it! Very dark humour, fans of Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher will not be disappointed. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Nikki
4.0 out of 5 stars weird and memorable
Watching Snuff Box was like my experience with Monty Python's Flying Circus - IMO, not every sketch or scene was a keeper, but when it worked, it was brilliant and hilarious. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Laurentide
2.0 out of 5 stars Not funny.
I read the reviews and this seemed like a gem, but after watching numerous episodes it turned out to be fake gold. Bummed.
Published 21 months ago by melinda
5.0 out of 5 stars Surrealist Comedy Dark Meat for the Cult Connoisseur
This show/DVD is not for everyone, but it is an amazing achievement that was only ever aired once on BBC3. Read more
Published on August 23, 2012 by Glen Hubbard
5.0 out of 5 stars Not family humour, but GREAT fun!
As a Monty Python fan, I was expecting something along these lines with this collection of episodes - what a shock! Read more
Published on May 23, 2012 by Anthony Prudori
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