5 used & new from $14.99

Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $1.00
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • The Street (Season 1)
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

The Street (Season 1)


Available from these sellers.
2 new from $21.69 3 used from $14.99
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
2-Disc Version
$21.69 $14.99

Deal of the Week: 56% The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary Limited Collector's Edition
This week only, save 56 % on "The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary Limited Collector's Edition" in 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD with an Amazon-exclusive flash drive. This offer ends December 27, 2014, 11:59 pm PST. Shop now

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details

  • Actors: Timothy Spall, Ger Ryan, Lee Ingleby, Christine Bottomley, Julia Ford
  • Directors: David Blair, Terry McDonough
  • Writers: Alan Field, Arthur Ellison, James Quirk, Jimmy McGovern, Marc Pye
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Unknown)
  • 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: Koch Vision
  • DVD Release Date: January 16, 2007
  • Run Time: 354 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000JLQQ5I
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #199,046 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Street (Season 1)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Six episodes on two discs

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

The Street is a star-studded drama featuring six extraordinary stories of ordinary people and how their lives intertwine living on the same street. There are mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, a wife and her lover; a husband and wife falling in love all over again 40 years on; an unexpected friendship that turns the life of an ordinary taxi driver upside down; and two battling sisters, drawn back together by the breakdown of a marriage. Above all, The Street is about love - love stories as unexpected, messy and exuberant as real life itself.

Amazon.com

The Street is simply one of the best television dramas from either side of the Atlantic. Set among six neighboring families in an unidentified town in northern England, this BBC series builds a story around each household: A woman's illicit affair gets torn apart by a harrowing accident; forced retirement drives a man to attempt suicide; a dedicated teacher is accused of indecent exposure; a taxi driver finds himself stuck with a passenger who speaks no English and has no place to live; and more. The skillful, compassionate writing makes every character vivid and drives each story forward with muscular turns of plot. The outstanding cast--including Timothy Spall (Secrets & Lies), Jim Broadbent (Topsy-Turvy, Iris), Jane Horrocks (Little Voice), and dozens of less recognizable but equally superb actors--vanishes into their characters, their performances spilling over with complex details without a hint of actorly ego. Even the most unsavory characters are recognizable human beings whose problems have to be grappled with. There are a few missteps, but these few false notes only stick out because 99% of this show is so completely absorbing. These six hour-long episodes pack in more emotion than a dozen movies. When they're over, you'll be eager for another series of The Street. --Bret Fetzer

Customer Reviews

Aside from that a great purchase.
aninahpets
This is their way of telling us something about him or her without having to actually do any story telling.
J. C Clark
The quality of writing and acting in each of the segments is uniformly excellent.
K. Harris

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

With anthology series, we typically get the fantastical or the horrific--so "The Street" is that rare treat. It is a dramatic anthology, telling six separate stories all set on one English street. Some of the characters overlap from time to time, but essentially each segment is a self contained entity. I'm not sure why anthologies have been relegated mostly to sci-fi or horror because "The Street" aptly demonstrates that you can generate rewarding and powerful drama in individual episodes.

The quality of writing and acting in each of the segments is uniformly excellent. With seasoned veterans like Timothy Spall, Jim Broadbent, and Jane Horrocks (among many others) participating--you know you've got something special. Broadcast stateside on BBC America, "The Street" is one of the most emotionally satisfying programs I've seen in quite a while.

While everyone has a favorite episode when it comes to an anthology series, there were three in particular that stood out for me. The first starred Jane Horrocks as a housewife engaged in an affair with a neighbor. When her lover inadvertently strikes her daughter with his car, their world starts to unravel. This is an acting tour-de-force from everyone involved and one of the best hours of TV I've seen this year--it's emotionally riveting. I also enjoyed a segment where an ordinary teacher accidentally exposes himself to a young girl. As a witchhunt evolves, it is painfully realistic and frighteningly plausible. And then there is an episode on domestic abuse that is also extremely powerful. All of these episodes would easily rank at 5 stars for me.

Two segments were at 4 stars. One involves a good kid who gets caught up in a world of drugs--it's a sad and frustrating look at the effects of peer pressure.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. C Clark VINE VOICE on August 20, 2007
The Street shows us that the lives going on behind the front doors of houses are quite different from what we see. Sometimes the story is big, as in the first story of a child injured by a car. Sometimes, the story is smaller and private. But all of them are fascinating.

There are many pleasures in here, but wwhat I really admired and enjoyed in these stories was the source of the problems. The traditional Marxist Hollywood thinking, which all too often reduces all troubles to economic ones, would tell us that all the disasters these folks experience is the result of too little cash in their porckets. But the pain comes from the human heart, and there too are found the solutions. People can be wrong, and foolish, and mean spirited, and venal, and downright evil. They can act selfishly, pigheadedly or foully. (The rehearsal for Lady MacBeth in episode 3 is a clever touch.) But they can forgive, move on, and grow. Even without a raise or a promotion.

At times it is hard to believe that so much drama can go on in such apparently simple lives, but these are wonderful shows with wonderful acting, skillfully and touchingly presented. The choices don't always seem smart, but they do seem plausible and understandable. Flawed people doing what they hope is best. Sometimes regretting, as we all do.

An astounding thing about this series that caught me immediately was how they managed to make each character a complete and interesting person. Hollywood cannot seem to manage this, almost no matter how much time they take, and instead gives us characters with little tell-tale traits or possessions that are shorthand. For instance, how often does the main character in a major film drive some exotic or antique car? Yet how often do you see those cars in the real world?
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Koch Vision presents "THE STREET" (2006) (654 mins/Color) (Dolby Digital) --- Under Terry McDonough (Director), David Blair (Director), Ken Horn (Series Producer), Jimmy McGovern (Screenwriter), Matthew Leys (Screenwriter) ------ the cast includes Jim Broadbent (Stan McDermott), Timothy Spall (Eddie McEvoy), Lee Ingleby (Sean O'Neill), Jane Horrocks (Angela Quinn), Christine Bottomley (Yvonne O'Neil), Michael Dixon (Mako), Mia Khan (Hayley O'Neil) - - - - the story line is set in the North of England, each episode concentrates on a different house in the street; each story is unique and individual but linked by community, shared experience and an indomitable sense of humor ... .Jimmy McGovern, one of British television's most prolific and influential writing talents returns with a major new drama series starring Jim Broadbent, Sue Johnston, David Schofield, Timothy Spall, Lee Ingelby and Jane Horrocks ... Go behind the closed doors of British row houses and find: a wife and her lover; a couple reigniting their 40-year marriage; a taxi driver whose life is turned upside-down by an unexpected friendship; two estranged sisters reunited by the breakdown of a marriage; a dedicated teacher victimized by a cruel misunderstanding; a father and son whose bond is tested; and a bitterly disillusioned pensioner who plots revenge ... meet the neighbors and marvel at the friendship, love, betrayal and redemption happening up and down "The Street" ... surprisingly dramatic and touching.

Great job by Koch Vision for releasing "The Street" (2006) - Jimmy McGovern, the digital transfere with a clean, clear and crisp print...looking forward to more high quality releases from the BBC film market...order your copy now from Amazon or Koch Vision where there are plenty of copies available on DVD, stay tuned once again for top notch drama mixed with an outstanding cast and director --- just the way we like 'em

Total Time: 654 mins on DVD ~ Koch Vision KOCV6429 ~ (1/16/2007)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

Topic From this Discussion
Subtitles Be the first to reply
Have something you'd like to share about this product?
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions