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Added on: 17/2/2001 21:53
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Spaced (UK)

9 / 10
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The complete first series
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 170 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
Release Date:

Synopsis:
`Spaced` is the story of enthusiastic but directionless Daisy Steiner (Jessica Stephenson) and wired urban surfer Tim Bisley (Simon Pegg), two twenty-somethings who lie about being a `professional married couple` in order to get tenancy of a North London flat.

As the story progresses, the potent mix of Tim and Daisy`s friends, interests and ambitions lead them into a bizarre world perched precariously on the edge of normality.

Special Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Access
Deleted Scenes
Trailers
Out-Takes
Biographies
Commentary

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

Subtitle Tracks:
CC: English

Directed By:
Edgar Wright

Starring:
Nick Frost
Katy Carmichael
Mark Heap
Julia Deakin
Simon Pegg
Jessica Stevenson

Distributor:
VCI

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9 / 10
Simon Pegg, Jessica Stevenson’s surreal sitcom is up there with The League of Gentleman as the best comedy show on TV. Funny, intelligent and sometimes even moving. It’s nice to see our generation making first rate comedy. Spaced shows how woefully unoriginal other sitcoms are. The Royal family and Dinnerladies although ok, aren’t a patch on Spaced.

It would be a shame then to release a second rate DVD, yes it would be a shame, so it’s a good thing they haven’t. The Spaced DVD is, so far, is the best TV show disk to date. The LoG disk is excellent, but let down a little by an average transfer, (of maybe my player, Samung 709, firmware 328). The Spaced disk positively shines the transfer is great. Also we get an amusing commentary from Pegg, Stevenson and Co. Extras include all the trailers, comprehensive bio’s, very funny outtakes and deleted scenes with commentary.

Minor Niggle, the transfer seems to lose contrast during one point in the disk as if someone has flipped a switch during transfer causing a quite visible change in the scene, (When Jessica is lying on the sofa) however this doesn’t affect the enjoyment of the disk. Look out for it. Personally I think most of these DVD transfer houses need a good kicking.

The best thing about this disk, like LoG’s, is its infinite watchability. Unlike films which you watch once and then spend the rest of the time looking good on the shelf. Please release more TV on DVD. Roll on Spaced Series 2 and Log2.

Rewind!
posted by Gino on 9/6/2001 17:35