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BBC Gets 'Spaced'

10 May, 2008 By: John Latchem

Early work from the creators of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz comes to DVD July 22 (prebook June 17) when BBC Video releases the British cult comedy TV classic Spaced: The Complete Series.

“Spaced” stars Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes as two twentysomethings who meet in a North London caf? and decide to pose as a couple to share an apartment, further complicating their messy lives. The show aired in Britain from 1999-2001 and was directed by Edgar Wright.

The show was known for its frequent pop-culture references, rapid editing and use of surrealism.

The three-disc set includes all 14 episodes plus commentary, deleted scenes, featurettes and more for $49.98.

The commentary tracks feature filmmakers who were inspired by the comedy of “Spaced,” including Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Bill Hader, Matt Stone, Patton Oswalt and Diablo Cody.

“Watching ‘Spaced' is kinda like watching a Kevin Smith film if Kevin Smith had any real talent,” confessed Kevin Smith in press materials.

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