Take a look into the extremely unique and surreal local world of Royston Vasey. Featuring the strongest collection of characters you will ever see; all played with extraordinary range by three actors/writers. This set incl... more »udes each hysterical episode from series two, as seen in the UK. This truly original Britcom has been likened to Shaun of the Dead and "Monty Python meets Twin Peaks"; customers will want to watch these unedited, original UK versions over and over again to take in what they missed the first time!DVD Features:Audio Commentary:Local Gossip (Commentary)Biographies:Local People (Character Biographies) Music Clips:Royston Vasey TunesOther:Behind the Scenes: Series 2Territorial ArmyPhoto gallery:Series 2 Scrap Book« less
Three men dress up for all the roles, kind of like Monty Python or Little Britain. The situational absurdities here however, are pushed way way way and over the cliff. Some of this is actually quite cringe worthy, and definitely will not be everyone's cup of tea. Though if you prefer your coffee as pure unadulterated diesel fuel poison, then perhaps you may also prefer this very black and dark as night British comedy. I know I do. My wife and I rewatch these episodes quite often, and several lines have become catch phrases around the house. Give it a try. You'll either laugh out loud or you melon will melt! League of Gentlemen finished the series with an actual movie, which I believe is not available in the US in an official release. These three genius blokes have gone on to create a few other shows too, which are most likely only available Region 2.
Poe meets Python
J. Perry | San Francisco, Ca United States | 06/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The gents have done it again! They have introduced stranger new characters as well as bringing back some of the oldie but goodies. I found this series to be just as entertaining as the first. The thing I find with the League of Gents is that either you really love them or you don't. If you like twisted black humor; humor where you feel slightly guity for laughting so hard at, then this show is for you. If this isn't your type of humor you can watch reruns of Friends and Seinfeld."
DAVE ... You're not DAVE ...
landru141 | Planet Houston | 06/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After a flabbergasting first season, the League of Gentlemen pick up their bizarre world of Royston-Vasey exactly where they left off, but infuse it with nitroglycerin with the arrival of a circus and its Al Jolson made up figure of Papa Lazarou. The scene where he kidnaps another wife (apparently he calls all of them Dave) and puts her in a lions cage with the rest of his collection, hosing them down ... well, it almost drove me insane ... with laughter. I felt like my reality had been changed.
The League's brand of humor mixed with horror might not be for everyone, but I loved it. If you like Monty Python's The Meaning of Life's brand of disgusting satire, the League of Gentlemen is the next logical step."
The Gentlemen return for another voyage into the abyss...
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 06/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The second series of THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN delves more deeply into the twisted world of Royston Vasey, whose inhabitants seem to be more eerily-eccentric as the episodes continue.
The series opens as Ben escapes the clutches of Edward and Tubbs, only to become a virtual prisoner in the home of Harvey and Val. The circus of Papa Lazarou rolls into town, though the citizens of Royston Vasey look more outlandish than the circus performers!
Pauline, the fallen restart officer, plots her revenge while working at the Burger Me Restaurant with Mickey as her 'capable' assistant. Also introduced in this series is German tour guide Herr Lipp, a disgusting old lech with a penchant for teenage boys.
As the entire town falls victim to a mysterious nose-bleeding virus, the stories of these and many more characters play out to frighteningly-comic effect.
Includes all 6 episodes of Series 2 ("Destination Royston Vasey", "Lust for Royston Vasey", "A Plague on Royston Vasey", "Death in Royston Vasey", "Anarchy in Royston Vasey" and "Royston Vasey and the Monster from Hell")."
FINALLY! Region 1!
David A. Coates | Bloomington, IN United States | 05/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The show so good I had to find a way to coerce my DVD player to play multiple regions in order to get Season 2 from Amazon.co.uk so I could watch the insanity unfold!
Absolutely not to be missed, and look for the movie, "LOG: Apocalypse" coming soon. I can only imagine the release of the movie has something to do with them finally getting around to putting out region 1 discs of the second and third seasons."