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Absolutely Fabulous [VHS] [Import allemand]
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Absolutely Fabulous - Saison 4 Episode 1 - Lifting sauvage Soucieuse de son apparence physique, Patsy s'injecte un produit miracle censé estomper ses rides naissantes. Edina, quant à elle, doit passer à la télévision. Absolutely Fabulous - Saison 4 Episode 2 - Branchées à mort Un lendemain de fête, Edina découvre un charmant jeune homme en train de cultiver le potager. Il s'agit du frère d'un aristocrate mort d'une overdose. Absolutely Fabulous - Saison 4 Episode 3 - Désintox Edina, qui a décidé de maigrir, entreprend un régime draconien qui réclame une discipline toute militaire. Elle doit également arrêter de boire. Absolutely Fabulous - Saison 4 Episode 4 - Shooting à Paris Eddie, Patsy et Saffy se rendent à Paris pour une séance de photos de mode durant laquelle Eddie tente de renouer des relations avec sa fille. Absolutely Fabulous - Saison 4 Episode 5 - Mère indigne Edina craint de passer pour une mauvaise mère lors de la première représentation de la pièce de théâtre qu'a écrite Saffy en s'inspirant de sa vie. Absolutely Fabulous - Saison 4 Episode 6 - Affres de la ménopause Patsy découvre qu'elle souffre d'ostéoporose après s'être cassé le poignet. Confrontée à de nombreux soucis, Edina songe à vendre les actions de son entreprise.
Absolutely Fabulous was first broadcast in 1992 and became an instant hit. Originally a sketch on the French and Saunders Show, Jennifer Saunders saw its potential and created one of the most ground-breaking and debauched comedies on British TV. Centred around the hip London fashion scene the series follows Edina (Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley), two women who refuse to grow up and are constantly on a mission to lose weight, gorging themselves with cocaine and/or champagne, endlessly throwing parties (or throwing up at parties) and sporting outrageous outfits which were the height of fashion at the time--honestly sweetie!
The superb comic performances offered star status to Julia Sawalha as Edina's straight-laced daughter and Jane Horrocks as the sublimely dippy Bubble, and re-invented the careers of Joanna Lumley and June Whitfield. Saunders meanwhile secured her status as one of the top female comedians Britain has ever produced. Although its consciously chic clothing looks a little dated now, its mad characterisations endure and the jokes remain as hilariously slick and apt as ever.
Ab Fab remains a landmark in TV since it was the first time that female comedians and writers had had the freedom and exposure to satirise problems close to their own heart, from their own perspective. With Feminist writers claiming that the ideals of feminism were dead in the 1990s and that female concerns were moving in the wrong direction--towards the "Laddette Culture"--and reports claiming that careers were taking a central role, forcing motherhood onto the back-burner, the series sought to embody and satirise these new supposedly "female" characteristics. As the show continued to grow in opularity both in Britain and the States, plans were made to transfer the formula to America. However, as with many other great British series, the content was considered too risky for American audiences due to the amount of sex and drug references. Thus domestic audiences breathed a sigh of release that their beloved Ab Fab would forever stay British to the core. --N!ikki Disney --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition DVD.Voir l'ensemble des Descriptions du produit
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Complétement déjantées, hors de la vie actuelle, ces deux "nanas" d'adonnent à tous les plaisirs qu'elle peuvent trouver ; elle refusent de veillir, et restent dans "leur temps" malgré Saffron, fille d'Edina sérieuse et studieuse , qui méprise très franchement sa mère et encore plus son amie Patsy.
La Mère (d'Edina)qui elle déraille de temps en temps...
Franchement pour les nostalgiques des années "nouvelles" ou ceux qui veulent se marrer un bon coup, , je conseille vivement.
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Lots of extras here: the "Mirrorball" special that features all of the main "AbFab" actors in different roles (not as funny as "AbFab" but still well worth your time); great commentary from Jennifer Saunders; photo gallery; outtakes/bloopers, etc. My only complaint, and it's minor, is that the "Who's Who Guide to the stars of AbFab" is a bit hard to read. It looks like handwriting on a piece of graph paper- and even on my gigantic television, it was a bit hard to make all of the writing out. They should have just used a font that was easier to read.
The DVD's come packaged in a plastic case, unlike the last set that came in a cardboard case. The plastic is a lot better and durable than the cardboard, so this is good! The design elements of the case are the same as the last set (it's just a different color), so at least the two sets basically match when they sit on a shelf together. It's so annoying when things in a series aren't designed likewise, so it's nice to see that Warner Bros./BBC Video did this correctly!
Oddity: all of the extras appear on both DVD's. This is not a complaint, I just thought it was sort of strange that they are repeated within the same set.
And no... "The Last Shout" does not appear on this DVD set. The rights to that are owned by a different company, hence the reason why that's not out on DVD yet.
Edina, Patsy, and Saffy are just as fab as ever! Hopefully there will be another series of episodes soon!
"Parralox" - Fame at last! Eddy (Jennifer Saunders) is going to appear on "Richard and Judy" with Twiggy. Patsy (Joanna Lumley) has just the thing to get rid of all those pesky facial wrinkles...
"Fish Farm" - Eddy toys with the idea of playing Lady Chatterley with her dishy new gardener...
"Paris" - Eddy and Patsy drag Saffy (Julia Sawalha) along for a fashion-shoot in Paris. Could some mother-daughter bonding be on the cards?...
"Donkey" - A time of change for Eddy and Pats. Eddy discovers a lone muscle in her arm whilst in the middle of a detox, and Patsy decides a new hairstyle is a must...
"Small Opening" - Saffy has written a play all about her traumatic childhood called "Self-Raising Flower". Eddy is fuming. She's sure it'll make "Mommie Dearest" look like "Winnie the Pooh"...
"Menopause" - Patsy's bones are becoming brittle, so Saffy makes some enquiries and organises a Menopausals Anonymous meeting to be held at the house...
Extra features: "Mirrorball" pilot episode, cast interviews, audio commentary with Jennifer Saunders, photo gallery.
The DVD itself has terrific production qualities. The picture is widescreen and colors are bright and crisp. The menus are easy to navigate and there is pleny of bonus mterial. OF that bonus material, "Mirror Ball" is the best. It's a pilot for a series Jennifer Saunders was working on that features all the actors of ABFAB, but in different roles and in a different setting. it's quite fun to see them doing different charactes for a change. Too bad it never got picked up. My only qualm with the DVD is that the text on the character bio screen (as well as a few others), is terribly hard to read. This is a consistant problem with DVDs and why the makers of these things don't realise that we actually might want to read what they've put so much time and effort into is beyond me.
For die hards, this set can't be missed, but people who are new to the show should check out the original three seasons first. Remember that sin is in darling.
Anyway, I don't know why people don't like this season. I actually think it's the best season. It has some of the best episodes. The first three seasons were great, but I still like the fourth better. I bought this DVD mainly because it had a lot of cool extras (this is the only series I own of Ab Fab).
Here's an episode overview:
1)Parralox- Patsy gets parralox and pressures Edina into getting it as well so she'll look good on TV when she goes on Richard and Judy with Twiggy. Saffy tries to get a New Labor job. It's not one of my favorite episodes, but it's got some great parts (I don't understand the whole exchange between Candy and that other girl in the club, even after watching it with the commentary.) Anyway, pretty good episode. 8/10
2)Fish Farm- This isn't one of my favorite episodes, but it does have some good gags in it. Edina finally goes on a date again with a supposed wealthy person, but a shocking (to them) secret is revealed. 7/10
3)Paris- Patsy begins her modeling career again for a special photo shoot of young and old models as well as a mother and daughter shoot. Saffy, Edina, and Bubble join Patsy on her way to Paris. The relationship between Edina and Saffy begins to blossom, but Edina's idea of sight seeing does something that causes a riff between them again. A hilarious episode. 9/10
4)Donkey- A Sex and the City-type episode. It begins with a usual dinner with Edina and her friends and Edina is told that she's too fat. Determined to be the fast racehorse and not the donkey, she engages in an exercise program and gives up booze. But sometimes things don't always work out. Absolutely hilarious episode. 10/10
5)Small Opening- Saffy's written a play about her life and Edina is horrified at what kind of play Saffy's written, and just HOW fat is the actress playing her? This is definitely one of the best episodes in the whole show's history. I love this episode and I'm so glad that I have the chance to watch it whenever I want to now. 10/10
6)Menopause- I'm just gonna write what's on the back of the DVD because I don't know how to describe this fantastic epiosde. Womb prayers echo all around the house as Eddy and Patsy join Menopausals Anonymous. While Edina rails against the group hugs, a new, altogether fluffier Patsy is about to emerge...
I absolutely love this episode. With a peek into the future life of Edina and Patsy as old women, another great episode from Series 4. 10/10
EXTRAS: Commentary by Jen Saunders and Jon Plowman on all 6 episodes (hilarious); Mirrorball special featuring the original cast in different characters (Jane Horrocks is HILARIOUS in this); Outtakes; Photo Gallery; a Who's Who guide to the cast, the celebrity guests, and the various references made throughout Series 4; two sketches from French and Saunders that started the whole show of Ab Fab ("Modern Mother and Daughter" and "Woman's World", hilarious stuff); and a clip from 1967 with Joanna Lumley talking about modeling (a very interesting clip)
All in all, one of the best DVD packages I've seen. The episodes are great, the extras are awesome, so get this DVD!
There will be at least two more seasons coming, so I would see if A) they scripts improve, and B) if they release a boxed set. But if you have not gotten the original boxed set of the first three seasons, by all means get the deal that Amazon is offering; the set of the 1st three seasons is a gem, and the inclusion of "Mirrorball" on this disc, and getting basically for free, is too great to pass up.