September 25, 2013

Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely All of It

Street Date: November 5, 2013
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $158.72
Length: Approx. 1244 mins + bonus content/ 10-disc set

New York, NY Comedy genius never goes out of style, darling – and to prove it, BBC Home Entertainment is releasing the Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely All Of It box set on November 5, 2013. This must-have accessory for the holiday season contains every episode and special from the award-winning series, spanning over 20 years of misguided adventures with fashionista best friends Edina (Jennifer Saunders, French & Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley, The Corpse Bride) – all tucked away in a super-luxe limited edition faux (totally PC, sweetie) iguana skin clutch bag.

This special DVD collection gathers together all five seasons of the show, as well as every special including for the very first time the 20th Anniversary specials, in which Jennifer Saunders won the 2012 BAFTA TV Award for Female Performance in a Comedy Program. Plus, seasons 1-3 have had a bit of “work” done – they are remastered and looking more fabulous than ever. The bonus features include an extensive behind the scenes look at Ab Fab with executive producer Jon Plowman, an interview between Plowman and actress June Whitfield, the famous Olympic Torch moment, the 2012 Ab Fab Comic Relief sketch, and more.

All seasons of the series are available for sale individually from BBC Home Entertainment.

All-New Bonus Features Include:

  • Jon Plowman’s History of Ab Fab – Legendary BBC comedy producer Jon Plowman gives the inside story on the making of Absolutely Fabulous
  • Jon Plowman interviews actress June Whitfield
  • Ab Fab 2012 Comic Relief Special
  • Newly Recorded Jon Plowman Introductions to the 20th Anniversary Specials and the French and Saunders sketches “Modern Mother and Daughter,” “Titanic,” and “Cold Turkey”
  • Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley carry the Olympic Torch
  • French language subtitles

Other Bonus Features Include:

  • Outtakes
  • Commentary by Jennifer Saunders and Jon Plowman
  • Ab Fab on Sport Relief + Behind the Scenes at Sport Relief
  • How to be Absolutely Fabulous – A behind-the-scenes look at Ab FAb
  • Absolutely Fabulous: A Life – Edina looks back on her life
  • Before Ab Fab (Two French & Saunders Sketches)
  • Mirrorball – Series pilot by Jennifer Saunders featuring all the stars of Ab Fab
  • Joanna Lumley on Modeling