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A Bit of Fry and Laurie - missing & incorrect extras?

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Helena, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. Helena

    Helena Active Member

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    I recently purchased the R1 S1 and S2 of "A Bit of Fry and Laurie". While I have enjoyed the episodes, I am a little confused about the extras. According to Amazon.com (where I bought them) and the back of the DVD covers:

    S1 is supposed to include the "1987 Christmas Special". My copy only contains the 6 S1 episodes.

    S2 is supposed to include "Footlights: 100 years of comedy - 56 minutes of documentary featuring early Fry & Laurie material" . My copy contains a 46 minute show called the "Cambridge Footlights" (I think), which is a show of earlier material of Fry & Laurie's, and while entertaining, it definitely not a documentary.

    Has anyone found the same?
     
  2. Ted Kontos

    Ted Kontos Well-Known Member

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    If it helps any, my R2 version of Season 1 contains the 1987 Christmas Special (which was a pilot) and the disc runs at 211 minutes. Don't have the number of episodes handy, but I'll check when I get access to my TV.
     
  3. Helena

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    Well my S1 set is 212 mins as well, so it could be alright. Maybe S2 had the extra changed after the DVD artwork was done - either that or the people doing the artwork got it wrong???
     
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    The episode marked as "pilot" in the S1 menu _is_ the Christmas special. It was originally intended to be something of a one-off. It grew into a show, and then 4 series. [​IMG]

    The S2 thing sounds like an artwork oops to me. I much prefer getting the Cambridge thing though, since I recall seeing it on TV a few times when I was younger.
     
  5. Helena

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    Thanks for helping clarify things Alex!

    Cheers
     
  6. Cees Alons

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    I just received the new box set ("A Bit of Fry & Laurie, The Complete Collection ... every bit!").

    Apparently it contains the four season discs (DVD9), so I trust it has the "Pilot" as well, on the Season One disc.


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