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A fantastic British show that was redeveloped for US audience. Ricky Gervais (writer, director and star of British version) acted as an exec-producer for US show that ran on NBC. Steve Carell plays the role of Michael Scott (a reprisal of Gervais' David Brent in the British version) and carries it off fantastically. Scott is an obnoxious, self-obsessed, selfish management failure who loves to believe that his employees love him and find him incredibly funny. For the audience, all the same cringe-inducing laughs are retained from the British show. If you are one of the legions that loved the British version, the US show is not a let-down by any means. If you don't know what to expect, The Office is the most original mocumentary series produced -- Spinal Tap for cubicled masses. Horrible and fantastic at the same and in my book, a must-have DVD.

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The US version of The Office is hilarious!

by Big B on 8/5/2006

I've been a huge fan of The Office (US) since the very first episode. Working in an office myself, it is almost eerie how accurate this series seems to portray the environment of every office I've ever worked in. Steve Carell plays the boss, Michael Scott, and takes the "idiot boss" syndrome to the extreme with terrible decision making, ridiculous & unneccesary antics, and is just plain annoying (...like my boss... did I just say that?). The employees are bored out of their minds and are constantly playing pranks on each other (particularly the office geek, Dwight). Go ahead and buy this DVD, especially if you work in an office environment. You'll enjoy it. (P.S. - some of the humor is so off the wall that you won't catch it the first time through, so try watching the episodes more than once. You'll probably notice things that you never noticed the first time through!) Read More

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by Eoin on 9/28/2006

A fantastic British show that was redeveloped for US audience. Ricky Gervais (writer, director and star of British version) acted as an exec-producer for US show that ran on NBC. Steve Carell plays the role of Michael Scott (a reprisal of Gervais' David Brent in the British version) and carries it off fantastically. Scott is an obnoxious, self-obsessed, selfish management failure who loves to believe that his employees love him and find him incredibly funny. For the audience, all the same cringe-inducing laughs are retained from the British show. If you are one of the legions that loved the British version, the US show is not a let-down by any means. If you don't know what to expect, The Office is the most original mocumentary series produced -- Spinal Tap for cubicled masses. Horrible and fantastic at the same and in my book, a must-have DVD. Read More

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Product Overview

Based on the popular british series, this faster-paced american version follows the daily interactions of a group of office employees via a documentary film crew's cameras.

Specifications

Studio Universal
SKU 40718747
UPC 025192850622
UPC 14 00025192850622
Format DVD
Release Date 3/13/2012
Rating NR
Keywords
Friends
Television Shows
Television/TV Series
Editors Note
Note Based on the popular British comedy of the same name, THE OFFICE takes place in and around the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Using the same mockumentary style as the original, the series succeeds in capturing the quiet desperation of the poor souls working in this socially stifling environment under the direction of delusional boss, regional manager Michael Scott. Comic actor Steve Carell beautifully inhabits the role, playing a man so eager to be liked, he completely alienates people with one stupid antic after another. Blindly believing himself beloved by his employees for his laid-back nature, Michael fails to see that, with the exception of nerdy and bizarre Dwight (Rainn Wilson), he is resented and despised by all. Meanwhile, Jim woos engaged receptionist Pam, while both navigate the office politics and "humor" of boss Scott. Carell perfectly walks the line between despicable and pathetic, enlisting his audience's sympathies just moments before doing or saying something horribly inappropriate. THE OFFICE may be a remake, but it has charms of its very own.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "Carell is spot-on...and the show has succeeded in keeping the tone, pacing, and overall awkwardness of the original." 08/19/2005 p.126
Rolling Stone "[A] bitingly funny, not wholly unrealistic depiction of workplace idiocy." 09/08/2004 120
Actors
B.J. Novak
Oscar Nunez
John Krasinski
Rainn Wilson
Directors
Name Greg Daniels
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Name Bryan Gordon
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Name Amy Heckerling
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Cast & Crew
B.J. Novak - Actor
Jenna Fischer - Actor
John Krasinski - Actor
Rainn Wilson - Actor
Steve Carell - Actor
B.J. Novak - Producer
Brian Baumgartner - Actor
David Koechner - Actor
Dean Holland, et. al. - Editor
Greg Daniels, et. al. - Director
Jay Ferguson - Original Music By
Matt Sohn, et. al. - Cinematographer
Michael G. Gallenberg - Production Designer
Michael Schur, et. al. - Writer
Mindy Kaling - Actor
Ricky Gervais - Executive Producer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2005
Catalog ID 28506
UPC 00025192850622
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 145 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.78:1
Awards
Emmy (2005) , Nominee, Outstanding Made for Television Movie, , Nominee, Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Winner (2007) Image Award, Ken Whittingham, Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series,Screen Actors Guild, Leslie David Baker, et. al., Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Nominee (2006) Emmy, Michael Schur, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series,Emmy, Steve Carell, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Winner (2006) Emmy, Ricky Gervais, et. al., Outstanding Comedy Series,Golden Globe, Steve Carell, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (2007) Benjamin Patrick, et. al., Nominee, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation,David Rogers, Dean Holland, Winner, Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series,Greg Daniels, Winner, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series,Jenna Fischer, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series,Ken Kwapis, Nominee, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series,Rainn Wilson, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Image Award (2007) Ken Whittingham, Winner, Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Screen Actors Guild (2007) Steve Carell, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Emmy (2006) Greg Daniels, Winner, Outstanding Comedy Series,Steve Carell, Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (2006) Steve Carell, Winner, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Reviews
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review The American version of The Office is not only funny, it creatively pays homage to the original (the first episode is the British version nearly verbatim) and then, in subsequent episodes, comes up with completely separate scripts that define the NBC edition as unique and audaciously clever in its own right.
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Reviewer Tim Goodman
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review Seinfeld was touted as "a show about nothing," but the TV situation comedy that actually fulfills that promise is the excellent American version of The Office, with episodes built around truly mundane office scenarios...The premise is meant to be as dull as possible: a paper distribution company populated by resigned, worn-down long-term employees and I'm-outta-here short-timers...It's a blank slate, in other words, in which the actors can work their characters, and this great cast knows just what to do...Ricky Gervais, who conceived and starred in the original BBC version of The Office, was so funny in the British version that fans of that series were naturally skeptical about the effort to bring the project across the pond with an all-American cast. But the NBC version works very well, in large part because of Carrel, who is not imitating Gervais' character, but doing something all his own.
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Reviewer Ken Dubois
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD, Dolby, Digital Audio, English, Spanish, Widescreen
Product Attributes
Actor The Office
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Boston Globe Painfully funny!
Brendan Babish, DVD Verdict ...highly entertaining...my favorite show currently playing on network television.
Entertainment Weekly Smart, biting 9-to-5 satire.
William David Lee, DVD Town ...a terrific comedy full of laugh-out loud moments.
Francis Rizzo, III, DVD Talk ...extremely funny...the cast is perfect in their roles, delivering in each and every scene...
James Poniewozik, Time Priceless moments...daring, unflinching...
Maxim The most brilliant send-up of cubicle hell since Office Space.

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