Do not lean out of the window! Join Vyv, Rick, Neil, and Mike in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic cult sitcom, THE YOUNG ONES. Released on Blu-ray for the very first time – so you can enjoy the squalor as never before. Including 10 new exclusive audio commentaries, featurettes and never-before-seen bonus material. From Scumbag College to the AEC Routemaster, this is the ultimate complete collection of this classic British comedy.
There was Mike, the suave, sensible one; Vyvyan, the psychotic punk-metal mohican; Neil, the lentil loving hippy and Rick, right-on anarchist revolutionary and Cliff Richard fan: four students – desperate for money, excitement, girls or just something to help fill the day – sharing a house. From this simple set up came an amazing speedball of comic caricature, slapstick, infantile humour, animation, musical performances, rants, violence, abuse and surreal jokes – leaving an impression as jaw-dropping as finding one of Vyvyan’s steel-capped boots through our television screens. The Young Ones brought the irreverence, anarchy and energy of the new alternative comedy movement to situation comedy – and it would never be the same again.
Bonus Features – 10 NEW COMMENTARIES FROM CAST AND CREW – NEVER SEEN BEFORE DELETED SCENES – REDISCOVERED RUSHES FROM THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR – EXTENSIVE PHOTO GALLERY FEATURING THE ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE AND UNPUBLISHED IMAGES FROM THE PRODUCTION TEAM – RAW STUDIO FOOTAGE – A WORKPRINT EDIT OF ‘SICK’ – “FUNDAMENTAL FROLICS” FEATURING AN EARLY APPEARANCE FROM RIK – AND FOR THE FIRST TIME, BOTH EPISODES OF ‘BOOM BOOM… OUT GO THE LIGHTS’, INTRODUCED BY THE PRODUCER WHO PUT ALTERNATIVE COMEDY ON THE TELLY – ALSO INCLUDING: ‘ALTERNATIVE REBELLION’, ‘THE MAKING OF THE YOUNG ONES’ AND ‘THE GUEST STARS OF THE YOUNG ONES’ FEATURETTES
STARRING: ADRIAN EDMONDSON, RIK MAYALL, NIGEL PLANER, CHRISTOPHER RYAN AND ALEXEI SAYLE
PRODUCED BY: PAUL JACKSON DIRECTED BY: GEOFF POSNER, PAUL JACKSON
WRITTEN BY: BEN ELTON, RIK MAYALL, LISE MAYER WITH ADDITIONAL MATERIAL BY ALEXEI SAYLE
Disclaimer – These episodes have been restored and remastered using the existing film where available, with any standard definition content upscaled during this process. The special features in this release are a mixture of standard and high definition. Due to the age of the original materials, the technical quality of the extras may vary in places.