The League of Gentlemen - Christmas Special
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The League of Gentlemen doing what they do best. This Christmas special is guaranteed to be unlike any other you have seen before. Enjoy three spooky tales that will leave you mesmerized. Featuring the strongest collection of characters you will ever see; all played with extraordinary range by three actors/writers. This truly original Britcom has been likened to Shaun of the Dead and "Monty Python meets Twin Peaks"; customers will want to watch these unedited, original UK versions over and over again to take in what they missed the first time!
DVD Features:Audio Commentary:Local Gossip (Commentary)Biographies:Local People (Character Biographies)Interviews:Interview with Composer Joby TalbotThe League in Conversation with Paul Jackson - Full VersionOther:Tales From Behind the CryptOuttakes:Photo gallery:FX Shots
A Gothic-comedy masterpiece, The League of Gentlemen Christmas Special is a horrific anthology of three related stories, all set in Royston Vasey, which takes its inspiration as much from the writings of M.R. James and Edgar Allan Poe as the low-budget Hammer and Amicus shockers that the team parodies so affectionately. The stories are all linked by the Dickensian device of Reverend Bernice receiving unexpected guests on Christmas Eve: the first concerns troubled married couple Charlie and Stella becoming unwittingly involved in voodoo and witchcraft; the second features the horrendous Herr Lipp in a Nosferatu skit that reveals the terrible truth about what really goes on in Duisburg; while the third, and best, tells of the horrible hereditary curse that afflicted Dr Chinnery's great-grandfather. This one-off special distils all the League's penchant for disturbing, twisted characterization and macabre humor into a single hour; the result is one of the most daring "comedies" ever seen on British TV. --Mark WalkerSee all Editorial Reviews
- Documentary: Tales from Behind the Crypt
- Local people (character biographies)
- Interview with composer Joby Talbot
- Jackanory: The Curse of Karrit Poor
- The League in Conversation with Paul Jackson: full version
- Local gossip (commentary)
- FX shots
- Photo gallery/outtakes
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Be warned that this is more like Series 3, and it's pretty dark (duh) for a Christmas Special.