Urban Gothic Season 1
Behind the façade of Londons shiny dockside developments, its designer boutiques and coffee bars lie forgotten dark corners and darker secrets. Its a city where anything can happen and being young and pretty wont always save you. From vampire documentaries to alien infested supermarkets, from teenage necromancy to ghostly East End gangsters, you'll find tales of the city to chill the blood in Urban Gothic. First full season, 13 episodes. Well known British television show. Aired for two season with enourmous cult following.
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The rendering to DVD for the US market has that hazy quality that some times shows up in PAL to NTSC transfer, but this could be compression too as there is 6hrs of footage crammed onto 2 discs.
Overall I'd say it is entertaining and offers value for money but buy it used.. you get what you pay for and if you can pay about 7$ I'd say that's good.
What a brilliant DVD I got here. Had not seen any of these gems anywhere before so bought it sight unseen and was not dissapointed.
The first episode alone is worth the price and the second one is amazing as well.
Finally, intellegent, gruesome, gory, scary, everything a horror fan could want, and at an extremely cheap price.
British horror at it's best, put's the likes of "supernatural" to shame.
Now this is horror!
Do not waste your money on this series!!!! Bad- Casting, Acting, Sets, Plots- Everything!
Both seasons 1&2 look like they were done as an overdue class assignment with no budget or plan.
This is not quality stuff!
Behind the facade of London's shiny dockside developments, its designer boutiques and coffee bars lie forgotten dark corners and darker secrets. It's a city where anything can happen (and happen it does). From Vampire documentaries to alien-infested supermarkets. From teenage necromancy to ghostly East End gangsters. You'll find tales of the city to chill the blood in Urban Gothic.
Urban Gothic is a series of 1/2 hour contemporary Urban Horror tales. Lean, sexy, fast and furious. Slick, funny, and always scary. It's dragging British horror kicking and screaming out of the museum and back to the city.
Episodes in order of air time :
1) Dead Meat - First aired: 5/17/2000
After stealing a super halluciagenic (known as "Angels Blood") from Russia, Nic and Leo (ex boyfriend and girlfriend) run from the dealers and hide in an abandoned warehouse. While there they stumble upon a dead corpse. Nic brings her friend, Milton, to study it. He does some background research and they all decide to bring the corpse back to life, but they need "pure blood" which just so happens to be Leo's new girlfriend, Kate. After doing the deed they discover that some things are simply not supposed to be brought back...
2) Vampirology - First aired: 5/24/2000
A film crew making a documentary follow a vampire called Rex around Soho.
Guest star: Emily Hamilton (Tyler), Ingrid Pitt (Herself)
3) The One Where - First aired: 5/31/2000
A young twentysomething year old girl begins dating a TV producer named Lucien, who turns out to be the devil bringing with his temptation to her and her friends miserable lives.
4) Sum of the Parts - First aired: 6/7/2000
Two detectives investigate a bizarre series of deaths, in which three victims (all killed on subsequent evenings), each had vital organs removed. The organs had been transplanted, carried out by Dr. Richard Harris, and the only other patient who had received a transplant from the surgeon was 21-year old student Leila Haze.
5) Deptford Voodoo - First aired: 6/14/2000
Saul Darrow visits an elderly immigrant, and sets off a chain of horrific events.
Guest star: Louis Mahoney (Old Man/Papa Legba), Nina Sosanya (Gabrielle)
6) Old Nick - First aired: 6/21/2000
Moving into a new housing estate with his mother, Jake befriends a girl named Sadie, who tells him the Devil himself lives on their block, when he questions a series of mysterious deaths.
7) Lacuna - First aired: 7/5/2000
Two youths break into a mental home, and a nurse under the impression they were residents trying to escape begins a series of experiments on them.
8) Cry Wolf - First aired: 7/12/2000
After a case in which a policeman was killed in an abandoned cinema by a so-called 'wolf boy', Police Doctor Miranda Sharpe and Animal Behaviourist David Stillman are drawn in to examine the boy. Miranda begins to find herself attracted to him, and after being scratched, David soon discovers hairs sprouting all over his body.
9) Be Movie - First aired: 7/19/2000
Five slacker youths are summoned to detention after school by the fearsome Mr. Rogers. Leaving them to work on a project called "The Beast in Me and How to Find It", the five get on with their work, but only moments into their work, they find the decapitated body of Mr. Rogers.
10) Pineapple Chunks - First aired: 7/26/2000
A working-class family from the city leave for a new life in a small leafy town. Things seem to be going well until their daughter Kylie begins to question why the town is so perfect, and why their dog Benson keeps finding strange pieces of meat...
11) The Boy's Club - First aired: 8/2/2000
An up and coming crime lord wants to join the ranks of London's legendary criminals, but in order to be initiated into the "Boy's Club", he must kill his father...
Guest star: Leslie Grantham (Lenny's Dad)
12) Turn On - First aired: 8/9/2000
After a phantom pregnancy, and learning that another pregnancy would be impossible, Jane begins to discover who her partner Peter really is...
Guest star: Flora Montgomery (Jane)
13) Thirteen - First aired: 8/16/2000
A journalist looking for a story that will launch his career gets a tip from a strange guy named Samuel, a tip that leads him to "File 42". But the editor of the paper informs him that "File 42" doesn't really exist, just made up stories. However, it soon transpires that that story had been floating around for a very long time...
Guest star: Richard O'Brien
Now that you have a vague idea of what this is all about, GO ahead and buy this little gem of a DVD. 2 discs of amazing Urban Gothic (or kinda like Urban Legions) episodes. Supernatural fun that will keep the Underground talking for weeks. What people SHOULD be talking about at the water hole in the morning. Being young and pretty won't always save you! Enjoy this one and don't say I didn't warn you on how good this DVD is!