Extras-Complete Seasons 1 and 2 Giftset

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Very Funny and Unique

by ipyramus@yahoo.com on 10/20/2008

This English comedy is very funny and well worth having in your collection. You must enjoy British understated humor. The characters are all enjoyable, even the guest stars. You get all the episodes including the last Christmas special. Read More

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Product Overview

The British phenomenon and 2007 Emmy-winner Ricky Gervais, founder of BBC's original The Office, stars in the hilariously funny series Extras, now available in a gift set! Watch the story unfold as Ricky Gervais plays a lowly film extra, Andy Millman, who makes his mark in the background while the stars do their work. This gift set is packaged in a slip case that includes both seasons of the hit series, Extras!

Also includes the 90-minute series finale, never before released on DVD!

Specifications

Studio HBO
SKU 206232386
UPC 883929003464
UPC 14 00883929003464
Format DVD
Release Date 11/8/2011
Keywords
Actors
British
British Comedy
British Television
Film About Film
Series
Editors Note
Note The first season of EXTRAS finds British funnyman Ricky Gervais playing Andy Millman, a lowly extra who spends most of his life whiling away the hours on film and TV sets as he awaits a mercifully brief appearance in a new production. Millman's friend Maggie (Ashley Jensen) is also an extra, and finds herself in a similar predicament. In most of the episodes, Millman sidles up to the biggest celebrity on the set in a desperate attempt to get himself out of the extras business, but his lack of tact and his bad luck usually leave him right back where he started. Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Stiller, Kate Winslet, and a number of British TV celebrities such as Les Dennis and Ross Kemp all feature in the first season of the show.^In the second season of EXTRAS, Millman's sitcom, "When the Whistle Blows," has been commissioned. But Gervais's character soon discovers that fame brings a whole new set of problems into his life, especially when the BBC starts tinkering with his ideas. The formula of the first season is adhered to once again, and the core cast of Gervais, Ashley Jensen, and Stephen Merchant is supplemented by David Bowie, Daniel Radcliffe, Chris Martin from Colplay, Ian McKellan, Robert De Niro, and many others.
Actors
Ricky Gervais
Ashley Jensen
Cast & Crew
Ashley Jensen - Actor
Ben Stiller - Actor
Charlie Hanson - Producer
Glyn Hughes - Original Music By
Kate Winslet - Actor
Martin Hawkins - Cinematographer
Nigel Williams - Editor
Patrick Stewart - Actor
Ricky Gervais - Actor
Ricky Gervais - Writer
Ricky Gervais - Director
Samuel L. Jackson - Actor
Shaun Williamson - Actor
Stephen Merchant - Director
Stephen Merchant - Actor
Stephen Merchant - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2007
Catalog ID 1000035867
UPC 00883929003464
Number of Discs 5
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1/1.78:1
Awards
Nominee (2007) British Academy Awards, Stephen Merchant, Best Comedy Performance,British Academy Awards, Ricky Gervais, Best Comedy Performance
Nominee (2006) British Academy Awards, Ashley Jensen, Best Comedy Performance,British Academy Awards, Charlie Hanson, et. al., Best Situation Comedy,British Academy Awards, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Best Writer,Emmy, Patrick Stewart, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series,Emmy, Ben Stiller, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series,Emmy, Kate Winslet, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series,Emmy, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
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ReviewSource Variety
Review HBO's monochromatic all-Hollywood spectrum of comedies has indulged in up-and-comers ("Entourage") and has-beens ("The Comeback") before reaching into the hasn't-been bin to deliver "Extras," the pay channel's best half-hour since "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Drenched in mortifying moments courtesy of "The Office" creators Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, it's an at-times painfully funny tribute to wannabes everywhere, with Gervais as a self-described "background artist" who will descend into all manner of humiliation and treachery to get any speaking part..."Extras" remains genuinely clever throughout.
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Reviewer Brian Lowry
ReviewRating 8
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Chicago Tribune Wickedly funny.
Kevin Gilvear, DVD Times ...far more observant and astute than most comedy series these days...
Los Angeles Daily News More than funny...brilliant comedy.
The Washington Post Cunningly funny...mad and hilarious...roguish triumph for Gervais.
Tim Goodman, San Francisco Chronicle ...a beautiful, cathartically hilarious and wince-inducing crash of comedic genius...
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