Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 19 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Summer Heights High has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Condition: Used: Like New
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.08
Gift Card.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$13.96
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Orange Biscuit Books

Summer Heights High

4.7 out of 5 stars 131 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Oct 21, 2014)
"Please retry"
STANDARD EDITION
2
$13.97
$9.97 $1.58
DVD
(Feb 24, 2009)
"Please retry"
$4.95 $0.32
DVD
"Please retry"
2
$6.04 $0.84
Watch Instantly with Per Episode Buy Season

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$13.97 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 19 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Summer Heights High
  • +
  • Ja'mie: Private School Girl
  • +
  • Angry Boys
Total price: $51.92
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Summer Heights High (DVD)

In this hilarious series set in a real Australian high school, actor/comedian Chris Lilley stars as three different characters: a vain drama teacher, a self-absorbed boy, and a haughty female exchange student. Hysterical, absurd and frequently shocking, Summer Heights High reveals a world where small issues become huge, social groups are critical, young minds are molded, hopes are shattered and dreams are realized.

]]>

Amazon.com

Australian writer/performer Chris Lilley specializes in the comedy of narcissism. All three of his characters in the mockumentary series Summer Heights High are blindly, maddeningly self-absorbed: Mr. G, a drama teacher who writes and directs his own musicals; Ja'mie, a preening 16-year-old from a wealthy private school who views her year at public school as purgatory; and Jonah, a Tongan juvenile delinquent who's been previously expelled from two other schools. The series' 8 episodes follow these three as they seek to find some form of fame and adulation.Mr. G struggles to create a musical about a student who recently died of a drug overdose... only it becomes increasingly about a heroic drama teacher whose dog dies in an accident; Ja'mie desperately wants to stage a formal dance and will lie, bribe, and manipulate to do it; and Jonah wants to do breakdancing with his posse, but he's simply incapable of keeping himself from insulting his teachers and getting into fights with other students. While Mr. G and Ja'mie are blinkered monsters, Jonah verges on tragic, as he stumbles towards increasing self-destruction. The thoroughness of Lilley's creations is impressive, as the comedian loses himself fully in these characters. Still, some viewers may find them more aggravating than funny; just a hint of self-awareness might have made them a little easier to spend time with. But for anyone who connects with Lilley's humor, Summer Heights High will be a feast of juicy, unfiltered, rampaging egomania. --Bret Fetzer



Stills from Summer Heights High (Click for larger image)






 


Special Features

  • All eight episodes on two discs
  • Over 3.5 hours of deleted scenes and outtakes

Product Details

  • Actors: Chris Lilley
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Widescreen, Closed-captioned, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: HBO Studios
  • DVD Release Date: October 21, 2014
  • Run Time: 240 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001GXR7A6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,451 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Summer Heights High" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
Chris Lilley has done it again. Summer Heights High is his best work yet. This series is about three characters(all played by Lilley) at a high school in Austraila(where the series is based). We meet Jonah, a 13 year old delinquent. Ja'mie, a snobby, downright awful girl who was transfered from a private school. My personal favourite is Mr.G, the drama teacher, whos ego is as large as Aussie itself. This one isnt really for the kids though. Most of the humour will go right over their heads (plus the swearing).

This series is refreshing and new. I'm so glad it FINALLY came to America.
If you cant wait, buy the Region 4 dvd. It will work on some American dvd players.
2 Comments 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
I discovered Summer Heights High quite by accident. Someone else turned it on, and not really paying full attention for the first few moments I came to the realization that I was not being subjected to some sappy documentary about kids in school, but headed down the rabbit hole into an insane world dominated by Chris Lilley.

All I can say is that Chris Lily possesses the talents of every one of the Kids in the Hall, Monty Python and the first two seasons of SNL in his little finger. I watched eight episodes in rapid succession, and I'm still desperate for more, more, more!

Mr. Lilly -- wherever you are -- be aware that I am in awe of your talent!
1 Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
I'm not Australian and have never been there. I stumbled upon this show by accident and watched all 8 episodes in two days. It's really hilarious and I love how in Australia touchy subjects and foul language aren't censored! It makes things much more real and true to life. I wish there were more episodes but it's more fitting for it to end the way it did. My favorite was Jonah Takalua and his friends, but Mr. G and Ja'mie were hilarious too! I didn't realize Ofa was a girl until episode 3!

This show makes me want to search for more Aussie shows and to visit Australia for vacation. I've heard HBO has picked this up, I'd recommend everyone give it a try. if you guys liked Ali G & Borat you will surely love this!
3 Comments 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
Chris Lilley inhabits each of his three characters so thoroughly that I frequently forgot I was watching the same man play all three -- especially in the role of Jonah Takalua (the thuggish outsider with possible learning disabilities and definite Oppositional Defiant Disorder). His Mr. G will be familiar as a slightly more sociopathic version of the narcissistic Drama teacher found all over the world -- men with exaggerated perceptions of their own strengths as performers and with little or no skill at teaching. His alpha female student Ja'mie is as painful as she is accurate, and is a lesson in the powerful charisma of the mean and selfish. An unforgettable show, many quotes from which have entered the lexicon of my circle of friends.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
big bang? friends? glee? seinfeld? or any other comdeic tv show out there? this show is as good, if not better, than any show i've ever seen on tv. chris lilly is amazing, talented and loveable, even in his most despicable roles (Jonah or Mr. G) which happen to by my favorite characters. it always baffles me when the truly gifted somehow get lost in the shuffle, while the mediocre sit atop the apex...ahem, glee, ahem. if summer heights high were (heaven forbid) made into an american version or some other marketing scheme applied, this show would've been the next big thing. thank all that is artistic and pure that lilly did not take the commercial route and kept to his integrity of producing a masterful product.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
I've been meaning to watch this series for years now, but only just got around to it. Absolutely loved it! Only wish I had found it sooner. As an American, I can attest that you DO NOT need to be an Aussie to understand the humor...er "humour!"
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Really, really funny. Good writing/improv, great performances! Why have so few people heard of this????

It is an odd funny, but when they get it, they REALLY get it! There were even a few really touching moments... and then they get you again!

I had turn on subtitles and Google a few words sometimes because I do not know Australian slang (eg. Povo, Pashing, etc.)

Sadly, the musical numbers in Mr. G's show are better than a lot of musicals I have seen coming out of Broadway lately! At least they are catchy... I caught myself humming one of the songs in the shower the other day! But the show sequences are brilliant... one of the funniest things I have seen on TV in a long time was the dog in the grand finale.

Yes, it is mean... that is why it is funny. Like so many great comedy shows, from South Park to Saturday Night Live, they do not discriminate... EVERYONE gets made fun of. If you are too sensitive to appreciate this type of humor, just skip it. I am gay (one of the big targets in the show), and I think it is hysterical!
1 Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
One of THE MOST BRILLIANT, HILARIOUS, MAGNIFICENTLY WRITTEN, MAGNIFICENTLY ACTED television comedies I've EVER had the absolute pleasure to view! Chris Lilley is a freakin' GENIUS; he creates and performs three separate characters, ALL who are - for the most part - unlikable. That's the genius...you think they may change, maybe they all change, but then they'll do something completely selfish/self-centered/horrible, and you're left laughing while not liking each one of them again...

This is pretty complex stuff for a comedy; there are a lot of underlying and serious themes under the show's surface, which bubble up occasionally to remind us that these three characters (and other supporting characters) are not evil - just mostly selfish, self-centered douchebags...who are HILARIOIUS!!!

The supporting cast is TREMENDOUS; the students must be primarily comprised of amateurs (if they're not, WOW - THEY NAILED IT!). The adults, from the principal, to the English/composition teacher, the Mr. B's helper, to the "bad kid's" dad - PHENOMENAL.

This show made me laugh, think, reflect, howl, guffaw and deliciously enjoy Mr. Lilley's and the ENTIRE cast's brilliant acting performances.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Summer Heights High
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
This item: Summer Heights High


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?