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HBO Season 2 DVD release

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 11:55 am
by Sherry
So I was sent the press release for this. I've posted it on the news and home page of the site. I'm making this a Global topic for now and will move it to the HBO or Conchords section soon.

http://www.whatthefolk.net/

IT’S NOT TV, IT’S HBO - FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS - The Complete Second Season

RELEASED ON DVD 3 AUGUST

‘Extraordinarily funny’ - The Guardian
‘Comic gold…brilliant, indescribably droll’ - Daily Telegraph
‘Made me laugh laughs I didn’t know I had’ - The Sunday Times

THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON

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Release Date: 3 August 2009
Copyright: HBO Home Entertainment
Certificate: TBC
Genre: Comedy

Price: £24.99 RRP
Running Time: 269 minutes
Audio: English 5.1
Special Features: Deleted Scenes (23 minutes)
Outtakes (8 minutes)
Dave’s Pawn Shop commercials (6 minutes)
Flight of the Conchords; Taking Off (30 minutes)
Easter Egg: Doggie Dance (2 minutes)

SEASONS ONE AND TWO TWIN PACK


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Release Date: 3 August 2009
Copyright: HBO Home Entertainment
Certificate: TBC
Genre: Comedy Series
Price: £34.99
Running Time: 629 minutes
Audio: English 5.1
Special features: As above

Get Ready to Folk! New Zealand’s fourth most popular folk parody duo FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS are back to take on New York in the second season of their four time Emmy-nominated smash hit comedy released on DVD on 3 August by HBO Home Entertainment.

This is a must have for any music and comedy fan as the show grows from cult to mainstream status. If you’ve seen the BBC4 broadcast or are a fan of the comedy styling’s of The Mighty Boosh, Peep Show or Gavin and Stacey you’re in for a treat! The DVD is packed with special features including outtakes, deleted scenes and several featurettes including a mini documentary on the band’s pursuit of fame, Dave’s Pawn Shop Commercials’ and a hilarious dance clip hidden ‘Easter Egg’.

Music comedy duo Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie return as the hapless musicians who left their native New Zealand for New York’s Lower East Side in a bid for world domination. Familiar faces return including hapless manager Murray (Rhys Darby, The Boat That Rocked, Yes Man ), who still works at the bare-bones New Zealand consulate, Mel (Kristen Shaal), their obsessive Super-fan and Doug (David Costabile), her long-suffering husband. There’s a whole host of new, hilarious songs including ‘Sugalumps’: ‘All these bitches checkin’ out my britches/ Put ‘em in a trance/ When I wear track pants’ and Fashion is Danger’: ‘I’m larger than life with just a hint of lace’.

Over the course of the new season they resort to a variety of ridiculous and unconventional strategies in an attempt to jump-start their lives and career, working as prostitutes to pay off a reckless cup purchase, after Bret frivolously decides that they need more than one coffee cup in their apartment, starting up a gang to protect themselves from rappers they’ve dissed in their songs, dating an Australian – a massive taboo in New Zealand and even firing Murray who has to prove to them just why he’s the man for the job. The bands efforts rarely yield dividends but do spawn new tunes about life, love and their pursuit of an elusive music video…..

Clement and McKenzie first teamed up in 1998, performing briefly under the names Moustache and Vested Interest before becoming FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS. Earning a worldwide cult following through their live performances, the duo was named Best Alternative Comedy Act at the 2005 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, and Best Newcomer at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and was nominated for the Perrier Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. They released the live album “Folk the World” in 2002, and headlined a six-part BBC Radio 2 series, which won a Sony UK Comedy Award. They debuted on HBO in 2005 with their own “One-Night Stand.”

The show is co-written and created by eight time Emmy Award nominee James Bobin, who was a director and writer on the 11 O’Clock Show and Da Ali G Show and helped create the characters of Ali G, Borat and Bruno. Bobin had previously seen Bret and Jemaine perform and signed on to co-create the show Flight of the Conchords for HBO in 2007.

Re: HBO Season 2 DVD release

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 12:16 pm
by biscuit
:woohoo:

Re: HBO Season 2 DVD release

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 2:24 pm
by Rhymnoserous
:yay: Yes! I'm thrilled we get some bonus material. Man, more and more things just keep popping up that I've got to spend money on this summer.

Re: HBO Season 2 DVD release

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 2:53 pm
by vmh
I'm all about the outtakes. All 8 minutes of it. :D As soon as I get my next paycheck, I'm going to pre-order this through the link on this site.

Re: HBO Season 2 DVD release

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 3:26 pm
by Venus
:yay: Exciting news! Thanks so much for the info Sherry :D

Re: HBO Season 2 DVD release

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 4:07 pm
by ItsAllRyche
Yeah, my summer money is gonna be well spent. These dvd's make such great gifts too, so I will get a couple. It is amazing how many friends are just discovering the guys, but it is never too late!!

Re: HBO Season 2 DVD release

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 5:05 pm
by Amanda
Sherry wrote:Clement and McKenzie first teamed up in 1998, performing briefly under the names Moustache and Vested Interest before becoming FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS.


:spit: :rolls:
Why didn't I know that?

Can't wait to see the extras of S2 :yay:

Thanks Sherry.

Re: HBO Season 2 DVD release

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 7:38 pm
by 4everconchordsfan
Wow, great news & just the pick me up that we all needed since we are in post tour mode :cry: & missing the boys.

Thanks again Sherry for all that you do, you're awesome! We love ya.

Karen

Re: HBO Season 2 DVD release

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 9:14 pm
by ZebraWarriorPrincess
ordered through the WTF site link.... :D

Re: HBO Season 2 DVD release

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 9:20 pm
by Sherry
ZebraWarriorPrincess wrote:ordered through the WTF site link.... :D


Fankoo :)

Re: HBO Season 2 DVD release

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 10:10 pm
by DangerMouse
ZebraWarriorPrincess wrote:ordered through the WTF site link.... :D


Me too just took the plunge... hope you atleast get a couple of pennies from it to help with the BEST site 8)

Re: HBO Season 2 DVD release

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 10:31 pm
by songbird
Gaaahh so excited!!
Those 8 minutes of outtakes are going to make my summer complete, that's for sure. :D

Re: HBO Season 2 DVD release

Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 6:19 am
by Bad Atom
"8 minutes of outtakes are better than 7 minutes of outtakes..."

Re: HBO Season 2 DVD release

Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 6:43 am
by Corrine
Bad Atom wrote:"8 minutes of outtakes are better than 7 minutes of outtakes..."



:lol: :nod:

Looking forward to it. Wish it had a commentary, but I'm just happy with some extras!

Re: HBO Season 2 DVD release

Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 6:43 am
by jackvancouver
Hopefully a Blu-ray release of Season 2 only (since Season 1 was shot in SD) will be out shortly after the DVD version.