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Jeeves & Wooster - The Complete First Season
Jeeves Wooster - The Complete First Season
Actors: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Robert Daws, Richard Dixon, Mary Wimbush
Director: Robert Young
Genres: Comedy, Television
NR     2001     5hr 0min

Studio: A&e Home Video Release Date: 03/27/2001 Run time: 250 minutes Rating: Nr


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Actors: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Robert Daws, Richard Dixon, Mary Wimbush
Director: Robert Young
Creators: Peter Jessop, Andrew Nelson, Brian Eastman, Clive Exton, P.G. Wodehouse
Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Comedy
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 03/27/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1991
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1991
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 5hr 0min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Ian Macoy | Bluemont, VA | 10/30/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For some reason, A&E has released the first series of Jeeves & Wooster under different episode names. The original first series was available from PBS branded as Mobil Masterpiece Theatre, which is how this wonderful series first ran in the States.I made the mistake of purchasing the first set offered by A&E thinking these were episodes I did not already have. Don't you do the same if you already have the original set from PBS."
Wonderfully funny, british comedy at its best
bijucu | freeville, ny United States | 04/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The quality of the sound is much better than in the VHS version I've seen (Dolby digital 2.0 on DVD). However there aren't any special features except scene selection.The titles of the episodes listed are the following: "Jeeves takes charge", "Tuppy and the terrier", "The purity of the turf", "The hunger strike" and "Brinkley Manor".The 5 episodes of this set appeared previously (VHS) under different titles: "Jeeves' Arrival", "Golf Tournament", "The Gambling Event", "Hunger Strike" and "The Matchmaker".Two memorable characters are introduced: the ever-amiable, charming and foppish gentleman of the '30s, Bertie Wooster, and his stately, cultured and dignified valet, Jeeves. Bertie (and his helpless friends) finds himself in trouble all the time, and only the priceless Jeeves can extricate him and make things run smoothly again, until the next imbroglio comes up.Their creator is P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975). If you already met him, then no more talk is necessary. If he hasn't crossed your path yet, you're even luckier; you will be able to discover his sunny world starting afresh.Bertie Wooster is played by Hugh Laurie and Jeeves by Stephen Fry. They are simply brilliant and I laughed myself into stitches watching the series. Usually TV adaptations are disappointing, but in this case, none of the original flavor is lost! Plot lines are not followed exactly sometimes and separate novels and short stories are combined together in one episode to make the whole thing livelier, but the final result is, somehow, exactly right."
...more on the confusing titles
Ian Macoy | 12/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great videos, these. And thanks to Ian for the tip regarding duplicate tapes. After further research I believe I can clear up the issue. I think "The Very First..." and "The Collector's Set" contain the same episodes, despite the fact they sport different titles (see Ian's review below). Both of these sets were released in 1991. The upshot: there are essentially 3 J&W box sets: the two mentioned above which are really the same; the "More J&W" box set; and the "A Tad More J&W" box set. Happy hunting!"
No sex, no violence, hilarious! Who'd have thought it?
M. Painter | Pennsylvania, USA | 06/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have heard of the Wodehouse stories, on which this series was based, but have never read them. Wodehouse fanatics (and there are a lot of them) seem to embrace the show with enthusiasm. I'm writing to tell you that you don't have to know the canon to love the TV version.Stephen Fry (Jeeves) and Hugh Laurie (Wooster) are well-known English comedians. They both had major roles in the Blackadder series and Laurie starred in Stuart Little. Here, Laurie plays Bertie Wooster, an air-headed young English aristocrat, a character exactly like his Blackadder roles, and Fry plays Jeeves, Bertie's valet, a man of sophistication and cunning, equally at home in the sitting room of a county manor or in a rowdy East End mission. A character completely unlike any Fry played in Blackadder.The series is set in the 1930's, and is rich with period atmosphere. Poor addled Bertie may be rich, debauched and carefree, but he forever seems to be getting into social trouble with either his aunts or his eccentric school chums. The punch line every time is that, after Bertie has made such a pig's breakfast of things that you can't imagine he'll ever be invited to anyone's mansion for dinner again, Jeeves comes up with a simple and elegant resolution. Along the way, we are treated to crisp, witty dialog, in the best British tradition. I particularly enjoyed Jeeves's reaction to the mess jacket he finds in Bertie's clothes closet:"I assumed it had gotten into your wardrobe by accident...or else been placed there by your enemies."Bertie protests. "I wore this jacket at Cannes, Jeeves, and all the young ladies tried to catch my eye.""No doubt they mistook you for a waiter, sir."The striking thing about this series (unlike, say, Blackadder) is that it will keep you laughing without the slightest sexual innuendo or a smidgeon of violence (unless you count Bertie's golf game). You could show this whole series at a Sunday School picnic and no one would blush.How many comedies can you say *that* about?"