Now together in one collection, every episode of Britain's best-loved comedy series! Crafty cockney con man Derek Trotter (David Jason) dreams of making a fortune, but each dodgy deal and shady scheme always seems to end in disaster. And then there's his family to look after: lovable but hapless kid brother, Rodney; doddery old Grandad; and ex-seafaring Uncle Albert. This hilarious, life-affirming series is one of the most popular on British television, and the annual Only Fools and Horses Christmas Specials became as fundamental a British holiday tradition as Christmas crackers and the Queen's Address to the Commonwealth. Only Fools and Horses boasts 13 top comedy awards including two Best Comedy BAFTAs, and the series finale, "Sleepless in Peckham" was viewed by 2 out of 3 British households on Christmas Day, 2003. As Del-boy himself would say, "Lovely jubbly!"]]>
Only Fools and Horses: The Complete Collection
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This Complete Collection includes:
The Complete Series 1-3 (E1824)
The Complete Series 4-5 and the Specials (E2058)
The Complete Series 6 plus "The Jolly Boys Outing" (E2389)
The Complete Series 7 plus "Rodney Come Home" (E2689)
The Specials 1991-2003 (E4176)
Other than that, this is a must buy!
However, if, like me, your main reason for purchasing this set is that you get all the episodes of OFAH complete and uncut, then you're going to be disappointed. I can only assume that those who have previously reviewed this set, proclaiming it to be original and uncut haven't yet watched all of it.
The edition of Miami Twice contained in this set is the same edition as released in the UK, i.e Part 1 (the TV episode) and Part 2 (The film - originally broadcast WITHOUT canned laughter) have been edited by chimps into "Miami Twice - The Movie", with bits cut out from the beginnings of the episodes and a new canned laughter track added over the film !
It surely must have cost more time and money to butcher it than just releasing the episodes as broadcast so why do it? No doubt the BBC have some lame excuse about "contractual reasons".
Yes, this boxset is vastly superior to the pathetically poor UK offering, but there is still no complete uncut boxset of Only Fools and Horses to be had on VHS or DVD.
Given the quality of some DVD releases - Dr Who and Red Dwarf for example - this is sheer laziness and arrogance on the part of the BBC. There is absolutely no excuse for this.Read more ›
OFAH has been voted best British comedy of all time by the british public which is a measure of how popular it was and still is in the UK. IMHO it rates against any of the other classic UK comedies such as Dads Army, Fawlty Towers, etc. as it stands the test of time.
My review is intended to point out the fact that there are different versions of the "complete" collection and to be careful which one you choose. There are a fair few reviews on the UK Amazon site which should explain more fully, but suffice to say that the UK version has a whole bunch of stuff taken out. It appears that the main two issues were ...
1) Additional costs (bunce) related to paying for the rights to certain pieces of music. This has led to whole scenes having completely different background music in them.
2) Certain words deemed to be OK in the original versions, are now considered to be too riskee for the political-correctness-gone-mad UK censor of today. The nanny state has finally taken over. Their solution was, rather than to bleep or disguise the word in some way (which would have been too obvious and still ruined it) instead to remove the whole scene!!! What a plonker!
Whichever way you slice it, they have ruined what was and still is (in its original form) a classic piece of UK comedy, that spans the decades and indeed the miles. But hold on I hear you say, why the five star review.
Mange-tout and pot-pouri, I got the SP that the original version in Region 1 (US) format is being knocked out by on the US Amazon website for a score less than in the UK. Lovely jubbly.Read more ›
I wanted to share the episode list from a friend.
Disc #1 -- Only Fools and Horses: The Complete Series 1-3 - Disc 1, Series 1
Play in Order
Go West Young Man
Cash and Curry
The Second Time Around
A Slow Bus to Chingford
The Russians Are Coming
Disc #2 -- Only Fools and Horses: The Complete Series 1-3 - Disc 2, Series 2
Play in Order
The Long Legs of the Law
Ashes to Ashes
A Losing Streak
No Greater Love
The Yellow Peril
It Never Rains
A Touch of Glass
Disc #3 -- Only Fools and Horses: The Complete Series 1-3 - Disc 3, Series 3
Play in Order
Friday the 14th
Yesterday Never Comes
May the Force Be With You
Who's a Pretty Boy?Read more ›
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Great box set I love watching it with my family.
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because you need to have a Multi regional DVD player to play them here in the... Read more
Every disc in the specials set was scratched which really spoilt it a great series.Published 7 months ago by Lisa YC
Loved this show and it is timeless. One the very best of all time. David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst are wonderful.Published 7 months ago by Elissa M. Schornstein