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!
"...slice of genius...one of the funniest series on television"- San
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
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
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
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
* "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
Street Date: August 24, 2010
Order Date: July 20, 2010
Runtime: Approx. 690 minutes (including bonus features)
Price: $49.99 DVD Suggested Retail Price
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