Big Train - Series 1 And 2 details
|Starring:||Rebecca Front, Amelia Bullmore, Simon Pegg, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Julia Davis, Kevin Eldon, Mark Heap, Catherine Tate|
|Directors:||Jonathan Gershfi, Graham Linehan, Chris Morris|
|Studio:||BBC WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING|
Big Train - Series 1
|TBC Disc 1|
Big Train - Series 2
|TBC Disc 2|
|Run time:||5 hours 48 minutes|
|Rental release:||25 Oct 2004|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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An uneven first series... but series 2 rocks!By rpj (15 reviews) from Poole , 18 Aug 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]A great release for this surreal sketch series. Series 1 is extremely uneven (show 5 is particularly weak), but there is some classic material scattered throughout, along with a wealth of unused material which should have been included in the actual programmes! The team really hit their stride, however, in series 2. The commentaries are also highly enjoyable.
I was only gonna give series one 3 stars, but some of the unused material included as a bonus is so good it bumps it up to 4 stars. The second run gets a no-nonsense 5 from me, as does the 2 disc package overall. If you like your humour a bit on the surreal side, or want to see what Simon Pegg, Catherine Tate and Tracy Ann-Oberman used to do, then this is highly recommended.
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GeniusBy a customer from Plymouth, England , 21 Sep 2006Very funny stuff, a 'must see' really.
A DisappointmentBy Donal (5 reviews) from High Wycombe , 04 Sep 2006I watched the first half of series 1 and will probably not bother with the second series now. I'm a huge fan of Green Wing, Nighy Night, Chris Morris, etc etc. Given the actors involved, my expectations were high. None of the actors seem to underperform, but their collective performance just didn't work for me.
I really wanted to see Mark Heap in something else, and he doesn't disappoint.
What sums this series up is the use of canned laughter - a bit too obvious, cheesy and middle of the road for my liking.
The Funniest thing I've EVER seen!By Becca K from Nottingham, UK , 31 Aug 2006I somehow missed Big Train on the TV. I'm so glad that I've found it! Loads of now very famous comedians in this laugh-a-second DVD. My favourite is the tin man. Watch out for him!
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Trip down memory lane not always a good ideaBy Nick from London , 31 Aug 2006I remember loving this show at the time it was out but on re-watching it I found it quite uneven - great in some places, poor in others. I think this is a problem with a lot of sketch shows in that they capture the zeitgeist well but can age very quickly (eg Fast Show, Little Britain). Probably only really Monty Python has really stood the test of time.
There are some very funny moments but these are often interspersed with lots of 'meh' sort of sketches which raise a smile but little else. Some of the deleted scenes are excellent and would have been better placed in the actual shows.
It is worth a hire of this if you used to watch the series but don't expect it to be as good as you remember. Anyone who hasn't seen it but likes their comedy with a slightly surreal touch would also probably enjoy this.
Utter, utter geniusBy LazarusMunkey (135 reviews) from Wednesbury , 18 Aug 2006Quite possibly the best sketch show of all time, surreal, scary and very, very funny.
Using the comedic talents of the likes of Mark Heap, Simon Pegg and the peerless Kevin Eldon we are taken on a bizarre and outrageously inventive trip taking in a wild west shootout between Chaka Khan and the Bee Gees, the world staring championship, show jumpers who want to be firemen and Jesus sacking Satan from his desk job for being a trouble maker.
To think that it was (largely) written by the man who brought us the appalling 'The IT Crowd' just beggars belief.
Superior comedy that everyone must see.