Steve Coogan - Coogan's Run - The First Lap / The Final Hurdle details
|Studio:||2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO|
Steve Coogan - Coogan's Run - The First Lap / The Final Hurdle
|Run time:||2 hours 52 minutes|
|Rental release:||28 Apr 2003|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Theres no betterBy Malc from Sheffield England , 13 Aug 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]You Have to hand it to this guy - he can do anything. In this DVD he plays six totally different characters and he carries it off with ease and style. My personal favourite was Mike Crystal- a failed lounge singer who works for an awful club manager played by the brilliant John Shuttleworth - watch it you will love it.
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Coogan's Fun RunBy Anne67 (37 reviews) from Edinburgh , 17 Nov 2010Very diverse range of comedy talent shown here. Did find Paul Calf funnier as a stand up routine, rather than the series really.
Particularly enjoyed 'Natural Born Quizzers'.
Good stuff. :)
Coogan's runBy KHRANDRASS (163 reviews) from Cheadle , 24 Jun 2009The small town of Ottle is the setting for six more spot-on chracters from the comic genius of Steve Coogan.
Pub philosopher Paul Calf is here,as well as his ballsy sister Pauline. You'll also find callous salesman of the year Gareth Cheeseman and trivia obsessive Guy Crump along with Handyman Ernest Moss.
Failing club entertainer Mike Crystal assumes his alter ego Clint Stallone and there's even something for you gingers with flame-haired museum curator Tim Fleck.
Ottle is not so much a one horse town as a one man village.
Fantastic six episodes of some of the best chracters that steve coogan has ever done,well worth watching!
BrilliantBy a customer from Chesterfield , 25 May 2006Forgot how funny Paul Calf was - better than Alan Partridge in my opinion. Some other funny episodes as well, Mike Crystal was funny.
Paul Calf though is brilliant.
Not a patch on 'I'm Alan Partridge' (Series One)By James Witt from London, SE16 , 10 Apr 2006After creating such a comedy masterpiece as the first series of 'I'm Alan Partridge' Coogan's previous work does not quite cut the mustard. There are some stand out performances though especially from the supporting casts. John Thompson is brilliantly understated as the mute apprentice in 'Handyman for All Seasons' as is Felicity Montague giving an excellent performance which must've won her the role of Lyn in Alan P. The ever brilliant Duncan Preston drags up in 'Natural Born Quizzers' his use of deadpan is comic genius. Finally the performance of John Shuttleworth as the nightclub boss in 'Thursday Night Fever' was perfectly pitched and worthy of becoming a recurring character in Phoenix Nights.
As for Steve Coogan, I think he was just trying a little bit too much in most of these. As Paul Calf and Pauline Calf in 'Get Calf' he feels most at home (especially as he'd already done the brilliant P&P Calf Video Diaries) but in 'Dearth of a Salesman' and 'Natural Born Quizzers' I just felt he was mugging and irritating. In the Curator he expands on a character created on the Day to Today in the docusoap about the public swimming pool. The character is Tim Fleck who speaks in a monotone droan. However what was a funny 2 minute sketch does not extend to a half hour programme.
Basically this is very hit and miss, there are many better comedy DVDs out there starring Steve Coogan, only try this if you've already seen 'I'm Alan Partridge', 'The Man Who Thinks He's It', 'The Parolle Officer' and 'The Day Today'.
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Coogan's BEST runBy Kimberly Forlini-Softley from Wolverhampton, England (By way of Montreal, Quebec) , 01 Feb 2006What a comedic masterpiece. Every character carefully thoght out and dynamically (is that a word?) portrayed.
Steve Coogan proves over & over again through out Coogan's Run that he is indeed the King of British comedy.