The Young Ones: The Complete Collection (2022)
Friday 28th October 2022
Do not lean out of the window! Join Vyv, Rick, Neil, and Mike in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic cult sitcom, The Young Ones, released on Blu-ray for the very first time - so you can enjoy the squalor as never before. Including 10 new exclusive audio commentaries, featurettes and never-before-seen bonus material. From Scumbag College to the AEC Routemaster, this is the ultimate complete collection of this classic British comedy.
There was Mike, the suave, sensible one; Vyvyan, the psychotic punk-metal mohican; Neil, the lentil loving hippy and Rick, right-on anarchist revolutionary and Cliff Richard fan: four students - desperate for money, excitement, girls or just something to help fill the day - sharing a house.
From this simple set up came an amazing speedball of comic caricature, slapstick, infantile humour, animation, musical performances, rants, violence, abuse and surreal jokes - leaving an impression as jaw-dropping as finding one of Vyvyan's steel-capped boots through our television screens. The Young Ones brought the irreverence, anarchy and energy of the new alternative comedy movement to situation comedy - and it would never be the same again.
These episodes have been restored and remastered using the existing film where available, with any standard definition content upscaled during this process. The special features in this release are a mixture of standard and high definition. Due to the age of the original materials, the technical quality of the extras may vary in places.
The Young Ones - The Complete Collection: 40th Anniversary Edition is released on Blu-ray 28th November 2022 from BBC Studios.
- 10 new commentaries from cast and crew
- Never seen before deleted scenes
- Rediscovered rushes from the cutting room floor
- Extensive photo gallery featuring the original music score and unpublished images from the production team
- Raw studio footage
- A workprint edit of Sick
- Fundamental Frolics, featuring an early appearance from Rik
- Both episodes of Boom Boom... Out Go The Lights (1980), introduced by the producer who put alternative comedy on the telly
- Alternative Rebellion featurette
- The Making Of The Young Ones featurette
- The Guest Stars Of The Young Ones featurette
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.