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One Foot in the Grave: The Complete Series
One Foot in the Grave The Complete Series
Actors: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Owen Brenman, Doreen Mantle
Genres: Television
NR     2009     20hr 7min

The exploits of irascible retiree Victor Meldrew continue in Season Six and he fights misfortune, misadventure and sheer bad luck that life just loves to throw at him. The grim reaper finally gets to Victor Meldrew. He may...  more »


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Actors: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Owen Brenman, Doreen Mantle
Genres: Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy
Studio: BBC Warner
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/08/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 20hr 7min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 12
SwapaDVD Credits: 12
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

An Underappreciated Masterpiece.
Andrew Bishop | Christiansburg, Virginia | 12/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One Foot In the Grave is one of the most cleverly written and funniest sitcoms you are ever likely to see. The main character Victor Meldrew is an iconic figure in British comedy. While on the surface he seems to be just a grouchy old man he is in fact a very deep thinker who tries his best to do what is right in a world he doesn't generally agree with. Sometimes things go his way but usually the result is disaster. The supporting cast are all brilliant, his neighbors Patrick and Pippa are forever catching him in awkward situations and are convinced he is insane. His feud with Patrick is one of the most hilarious parts of this show.

I don't personally know anyone else who is familiar with this show, I don't think it has ever been shown on PBS in my area although I know it has been show in other parts of the country at some point. One Foot is a show which I believe deserves a huge cult following here in the US if it were just more well known. In a way you could compare it a bit to Seinfeld in that there are usually several storylines in an episode that converge in the end, again usually adding up to disaster for Victor.

There are so many zany, surreal moments in this show that I couldn't start to list them here. My advice is just buy it and see for yourself. If you appreciate British humor you will in no way be disappointed. I might add that the theme song is written and performed by the legendary Eric Idle of Monty Python fame, he also guest stars in one episode.

One word of advice, if you own a multi-region dvd player try for the region two version of the box set as it is much, much cheaper than the region one version, this is true of almost all BBC dvds as well."
One of the best comedies of the last 20years
Aquinas | celestial heights, UK | 10/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One Foot in the Grave's quality lies in its mixture of real comment on i) old age and growing old, ii) the intimacy of marriage (especially relevant as it is not in this case overly sexualised but quite normal and mundane) and iii) eccentricity and misunderstanding contrasted with the supposed normalcy of others (including their neighbours) surronding the Meldrews and iv) decency and kindness lurking behind Meldrew's lunatic outbursts. This combination provides fertile ground for comedy. There is another factor here and that is social history. Meldrew is undoubtedly an anachronism but one is really struck by how Britain has changed since the making of this series less than 20 years ago.

Top notch and intelligent comedy. Thank you BBC."
I Don't Believe It!!!!!
Jim | 08/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a great show. I am so glad to see it being released on DVD. It is quite costly, but at over 1200 minutes (20 hours), it seems well worth it."
Having 1 foot in your grave puts a spring in your step!!
TaxiDrivin' Daddy | Iowa City | 03/04/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A fun AND insightful look at growing older together?? ... I don't believe it!
I'm amazed at how such a hysterically shallow comedy (think Mr. Bean or Monty Python) can also be poignant enough to bring you to tears nearly every episode. Be warned, these tears do run the full range of emotions: humour, joy, despair, embarassment, revenge, heartbreak..., and may occasionally remind you of family or friends' stories you never quite believed. Richard Wilson and Annette Crosbie are consumate actors who can elicit any emotion from their audience and make it seem naturally effortless. They are as perfectly paired as Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer in 'As Time Goes By', only 'One Foot in the Grave' has twice the laughs per episode!