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The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin - The Complete Collection [1976] [Region 2] (1976)

Leonard Rossiter , Pauline Yates  |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Leonard Rossiter, Pauline Yates, John Barron, Sue Nicholls, Trevor Adams
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Studio: Second Sight
  • Run Time: 629 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000AQVMW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #422,407 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin - The Complete Collection [1976] [Region 2]" on IMDb

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This definitive collection includes all 21 episodes from the three series of The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, as well as an array of additional features which are new to DVD, including the post-Reggie series The Legacy of Reginald Perrin and a special 1982 Christmas sketch. The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin remains one of the greatest comedies ever broadcast. From a terminally frustrated commuter who fakes his own suicide, to the boss of Grot, a shop selling useless junk, to running a commune for the middle-aged and the middle-class, Reginald Perrin - and his family and colleagues - provided a hilarious satire on modern life. The magnificent performance of Leonard Rossiter held the series together, but the show also boasted David Nobbs' consistently witty scripts and a supporting cast of fantastic characters and a host of enduring catchphrases. The series The Legacy of Reginald Perrin (made after the sad death of Rossiter) saw the return of Jimmy, CJ, Tom, Doc and the others, as a deceased Reggie's will inspires them to do something totally and utterly absurd. And, from the BBC's The Funny Side of Christmas (which featured festive versions of top comedy shows) comes a five-minute sketch of Reggie's Christmas Day. The BBC Comedy Connections documentary on the making of the series completes this comprehensive collection. Extras: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin (7 episodes) Comedy Connections & The Funny Side Of Christmas (short sketch)

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114 of 117 people found the following review helpful
By Gene
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I waited for decades, literally, to be able to see the complete series again ... only to find it had been bowdlerized. Shame on them.

What is particularly galling about this censorship, is that the portions removed were making fun of the types of people who would flee a neighborhood just because somebody "different" moved in. Apparently, somebody who had no clue as to what was really going on, saw CJ in blackface and Tom with a turban, and decided that we would be scandalized by seeing it.

Leftist censorship is no better than rightist.
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55 of 59 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Television Series EVER: CENSORED! June 6, 2011
By WHL
Format:DVD
The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin was simply the most inspired, profound, brilliantly written, and painfully truthful series ever to find its way onto television. This was something rare...TV for smart people! Chaucer would have loved this, and Shakespeare would have stolen plots from it.

I happened to have been in London and saw Leonard Rossiter on stage in Loot a few nights before he died (during a performance.) He was a great actor, and in PERRIN was supported by a brilliant cast. The humor cut to the core of society's hypocrisy unlike any other show, before, or since, and was a weekly beacon of hope for the jaded cynics whose senses of values were daily buffeted by this maddening world.

So what does the modern day Inquisition do? It's been PC sanitized for our protection.

END CENSORSHIP! DON'T BUY THIS. DEMAND the original in its full anti-social glory.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
By Nobody
Format:DVD
As much as I wanted this series I won't be buying it until an uncensored version is offered. Please why censor a great series? We want the original series.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointment May 14, 2009
Format:DVD
The Fall & Rise of Reginald Perrin: The Complete Series When I first watched this series back around 1980 or thereabouts, I thought it was great. Now I see how weak the third season is but, worst of all, this old masterpiece has been seriously edited for "political correctness". I'll donate the DVD set to my local library since there is no chance I'll waste time watching it again.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I won't purchase CENSORED material August 17, 2011
By GW™
Format:DVD
As much as I wanted this series I won't be buying it until an uncensored version is offered.

I won't hold my breath.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This set contains abridged episodes September 27, 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is NOT a complete series. I have an unabridged copy of season three. It is about nine minutes longer than season three on this set. Four of the episodes run under 30 minutes and are complete. Three of them run over 30 minutes, and scenes were cut out to shorten the total time. Some very funny bits have been scrapped. Moreover, the story would have better continuity if the purchase of the neighboring houses were shown.

I have seasons one and two on VHS tape, but haven't compared them to the dvd yet. If memory serves me right, there's another scene with Reggie's cat, which is missing from this set. But I could be wrong. When I find the time, I'll check.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! Super! Britcom fans rejoice! March 1, 2009
Format:DVD
I first saw TFARORP many years ago when the Dallas PBS affiliate KERA imported it, and it is completely on par with "Fawlty Towers" and "Ab Fab" as far as comedic worthiness while breaking through traditional sitcom barriers.

Reginald Perrin (as portrayed by Leonard Rossiter) is a middle-aged, middle manager at a London-area dessert factory who couldn't be more dissatisfied with the banality of day-to-day life. So he comes up with a plan to end it all (without really ending it all).

Rossiter is genius and the rest of the casting couldn't be more spot-on -- these are characters that will stay with you always (and that you'll probably recognize from your own lives).

And if you think "Saturday Night Live" is a catch-phrase factory, wait 'til you catch yourself trying to work the cleverness of Reggie and company into your conversations!

Like "The Office," they tried to "American-ize" this program in 1983; unlike "The Office," it failed. But while "Reginald Perrin" dates back to the 70s, I've seen the first few episodes again quite recently and it holds up superbly as a satire of the working world.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Very Best March 9, 2009
By David T
Format:DVD
In my opinion, this is the BEST comedy to ever come out of the UK, exceeding Fawlty Towers and all the rest. I bought the video tapes when they were available, and I bought the PAL DVDs when they came out(only being able to play them on my laptop). Now I am torn. Another $50 to own them in NTSC? My wife will kill me (although she also loves the show).

Word of warning: For some people, this show takes a bit of getting used to. Trust me, it is funnier every time you watch it (due, I suppose, to the fact that you begin to anticipate the funny lines). You need to invest a little time getting to know the characters.

I think my favorite scene is in the third season when Reggie goes out looking for C.J. and finds him panhandling on the streets of London. No, wait a minute. I think it is the scene in which Reggie attempts to sack Seamus Finnegan. Oh, I can't decide. You'd better buy the set and figure it out for yourself.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
A very well written series. Leonard Rossiter is hilarious in this role
Published 10 days ago by Michael Standing Wolf
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
fast, fair and accurate - 5 star
Published 13 days ago by Brian P. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Super!
One of my all-time favorite TV series. Now I can introduce my son to the wonderful world of Perrin.
Published 2 months ago by Eric M. Fink
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Leonard Rossiter's work was excellent in this series. I love British humor, of which this is an excellent example.
Published 2 months ago by D. E. Brumley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
One of the best shows ever, been watching this show since the late 70's and it's still funny!
Published 2 months ago by klaaka
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Service
Excellent service and communication combined with fast delivery. This video is a must for all those who enjoyed the series.
Published 5 months ago by James Berry
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as I remember
I used to watch this show all the time. Back in "the day". Regi is so funny and it's more a dry type of humor. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sharon Brodeur
1.0 out of 5 stars I will buy this when an uncensored version becomes available
Thank God for the reviews warning of the tampering that has been done. I cannot fathom why anyone would think they need to decide for me what is fit to view. Read more
Published 5 months ago by PeterJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! Super!
I really enjoyed this when it was broadcast on PBS in the 1980s but never got to see whole series. It's as I remember (I didn't get to be where I am today without knowing what's... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Roger Schneier
5.0 out of 5 stars A Somewhat Forgotten Gem
I first saw this on my local PBS station when I was in high school and never forgot it. This is without doubt one of the most funny and insightful portraits of the vacuity of the... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Joseph
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