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 Flight of the Conchords: The Complete Collection
 

  Review by Suzanne 8/31/10

This show has some funny moments, but to me it's not hilarious. It is only sometimes-funny. If you are the type to only like very subtle humor, or very gentle humor, or weird humor, then you might like it. It could be what some refer to as high-brow. The show is very popular among very smart people. Maybe I'm not smart enough to appreciate it, but to me it's just okay.  I like the songs more than I like the parts in between (the dialogue etc.).

If you don't know by now, the show is about some folk singers from Scotland who come to America to make their success.  All of the characters are kind of quirky and odd. So far they have had 2 seasons of the show on HBO. I'm not sure why they felt they had to have a "complete collection" now because I'm pretty sure I read they are going to do a third season.

If you have bought the seasons separately, then you have most of this set's disks already. They are exactly the same as far as I can tell, right down to the packaging and features.  There is also a separate disk of the live concert they did in 2005, which was their audition for HBO, called "Flight of the Conchords: One Night Stand". This has not been on DVD before.

So if you like this type of humor, you should enjoy the set. Check it out!

Press Release:

"...slice of genius...one of the funniest series on television"- San Francisco Chronicle

Flight of the Conchords(r): The Complete Collection

Exclusively from HBO Home Entertainment(r) on August 24, 2010

5-Disc Collection Includes Seasons 1 & 2 Plus the Never-Before-Released Flight of the Conchords: One Night Stand Special!

New York, N.Y., June 9, 2010 - "New Zealand's Fourth Most Popular Folk Parody Duo" is back with the August 24, 2010 release of Flight of the Conchords(r): The Complete Collection, exclusively from HBO Home Entertainment. This special DVD collection includes Flight of the Conchords:

The Complete First Season and Flight of the Conchords: The Complete Second Season along with Flight of the Conchords: One Night Stand, a live, 30-minute special which takes viewers back to the group's HBO debut in 2005. A must-have for every Conchords fan, the DVD collection will be available for the suggested retail price of $49.99.

Flight of the Conchords sparked critical raves and garnered ten Emmy(r) nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. The show follows the desperate lives of New Zealand natives Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie as they struggle to jump-start their music career in New York City. Watch as Bret and Jemaine contend with unrequited love, inept criminals, prostitution, and epileptic dogs, breaking into song as they clumsily try to break into the New York scene.

In addition to the stand-up special, Flight of the Conchords: The Complete Collection includes all of the bonus materials from season two including:

* "Flight of the Conchords: On Air" - a mini-documentary featuring Bret and Jemaine at their droll best.

* "Dave's Pawn Shop" commercials - Bret and Jemaine's friend Dave keeps the prices low and the energy high in his mock TV ads for Mohumbhai and Sons.

* "New Zealand Consulate Meetings with Murray and Greg" - hilarious snippets from meetings with Murray, Bret and Jemaine's inept manager, and his associate Greg.

* Hilarious Deleted Scenes and Outtakes!

Marketing and Advertising

Flight of the Conchords: The Complete Collection is backed by a national promotional campaign and timed for back-to-school release.

Flight of the Conchords: The Complete Collection DVD

Street Date: August 24, 2010

Order Date: July 20, 2010

Rating: TV-MA

Runtime: Approx. 690 minutes (including bonus features)

Price: $49.99 DVD Suggested Retail Price

About HBO Home Entertainment(r)

In its 25 years in operation, HBO Home Entertainment has earned a worldwide reputation as a pioneer in the DVD industry as well as the digital technology and internet frontiers. The first company to successfully release full-length TV series in the DVD format, HBO Home Entertainment created a new category for consumers with titles like Sex and the City(r), The Sopranos(r), Band of Brothers(r) (which remains the #1 selling TV-on-DVD since its release in 2002), and the most recent hit True Blood(r). In addition, HBO Home Entertainment's catalog contains theatrical features such as My Big Fat Greek Wedding, one of the top 10 selling DVDs of all time. The company was also the first in the world to release television programming in the new Blu-ray high-definition format in 2006. It was also one of the first in the video industry to use the internet to expand its marketing beyond traditional vehicles and to revolutionize DVD packaging with the creation of releases that have won multiple awards including a recent DVD Critics Award for The Sopranos(r): The Complete Series - a first for television. In addition, the division utilizes innovative manufacturing-on-demand technology to broaden its number of releases and sells digital versions of its titles via the internet. Today, HBO Home Entertainment's reach has grown to over 70 countries around the world, bringing HBO branded entertainment to a global audience.


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