Dvd? Dvd? This Is Jinsey? Come On Eileen? Dvd? Dvd? Dynamo? Barking? Dvd?…

© 2|Entertain

Monday sees the dvd release of two recent additions to tapestry of The Velvet Onion, and a long lost forgotten piece of history.

First up, is the complete first series of This Is Jinsey.  The show – written by and starring Chris Bran and Justin Chub – premièred on Sky Atlantic in September, and features TVO’s very own Alice Lowe and Colin Hoult in its ensemble cast, alongside a huge array of big name guest stars.

As Sky Atlantic is a premium channel in the UK, few of our readers have been able to see the show – so we imagine demand for this new cult classic is pretty high.  Oddly, despite the show being filmed and broadcast in HD, there is currently no blu-ray release scheduled.

The dvd, boasting a ‘lost episode’, two featurettes and an episode commentary, is available for pre-order in The Velvet Onion Amazon Store for just £12.99.

© Foul Films / Blinder Films

Also available on Monday, in more traditional Boosh mode, is low-budget British film Come On Eileen.

A long time in gestation, and sadly only receiving a limited theatrical release, the film nevertheless has a huge ensemble cast which includes Noel Fielding and Julia Davis – whilst music from Robots In Disguise features on the soundtrack!

Again, this is available on dvd only – there are no plans at present to release a blu-ray edition.

Nevertheless, with the dvd being only £6.99 in The Velvet Onion Amazon Store, it’s hard to resist.

Whilst we’re on the subject of Noel on dvd – you may want to pick up the rather entertaining first series from magician Dynamo [recently a guest on Buzzcocks].  As we reported earlier this year, Noel and his partner Lliana Bird were cornered by the Bradford-born magic-man and wowed by his talents: with the footage featuring on this disc.

One for the die-hards, perhaps, but the show, which like …Jinsy, was only available on the premium channel Watch, is more than worth a look – and you can pick it up on dvd or blu-ray from The Velvet Onion Amazon Store now!

© Acorn Media

Finally, Monday also sees the release of Barking – a little known 90s sketch show made for Channel 4 which features a host of big-name stars before they hit the big time.

Barking was made for Channel 4 back in 1998, and as if to prove that nothing really changes, was immediately dumped in a graveyard slot and denied a second series.  Sound familiar?

Spearheaded by Catherine Tate, David Walliams, Peter Kay, Omid Djalili, Mackenzie Crook and Marcus Brigstock – the show also featured the trio formerly known as Stay Alive Pepi – Rhys Thomas, Steve BurgeTony Way.

This, too, can be pre-ordered on The Velvet Onion Amazon Store for just £9.99 on dvd – and you can find out all the info about the show you’ll ever need over yonder.

Tell us what you think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: