This is the story of four obnoxious roommates: a hippy, a yuppie, a poseur and a punk. Theygradually demolish their flat and visit violence on each other, all the while yelling at the top oftheir lungs. Though nicely weird at times (check out the talking rats), this often deliberately badcomedy is very much in the acquired taste department.
Not too much to report here. The TV series was mono, and so is the DVD. It gets the jobdone, and is clea… enough — no distorting during all the screaming matches.
Again, not much to say here. The transfer is clean. The picture itself is rather drab, but that ismore the fault of the source material (early 80s TV) than of the disc.
The extras are in some ways more interesting than the series itself. The two shortdocumentaries — “Creating The Young Ones” and “The Young Ones and the ‘80s” — do coversome of the same ground, but are interesting looks at where the series came from, and how itbroke the mold. If you like the show, you get more of the same kind of humour with bonusepisodes of “Filthy Rich & Catflap” and “Bottom.” Rounding out the package are bios of the castand crew, guest stars and bands. The menu is basic.
I would say to put this in the small doses category. Don’t try to watch all 400 minutes at onego. Historically interesting, however.
Special Features List
- Creating The Young Ones Featurette
- Featurette: The Young Ones And The 80’s
- Filthy Rich & Catflap Episode 1
- Bottom Episode 1