Release Date:March 3,2009
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, Complete Series One, the U.K. series that launched Britain's most celebrated and colorful chef to international notoriety, makes its long-awaited debut on U.S. DVD from Acorn Media on March 3, 2009. The star of Fox's Hell's Kitchen and their U.S. version of Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon Ramsay first brought his vast expertise to TV in this British reality hit seen on BBC America. The 2-volume DVD boxed set includes eight episodes: the four episodes that comprise the first series of the original, award-winning U.K. series and four episodes of Kitchen Nightmares Revisited, in which Ramsay returns to these restaurants on the brink to see whether his shock treatment worked. In each episode, Ramsay handles staffers with his profanity-filled, in-your-face style that suffers no fools and spares no egos. One of the world's top chefs (with 12 Michelin stars to his name) and three-time winner of a Catey award (the British hospitality industry's highest honor), Ramsay knows restaurants top to bottom. And he needs every bit of his expertise to rescue these real-life culinary and commercial disasters in just one week. Foul-tasting food, chaotic kitchens, misguided menus?Ramsay confronts them all, along with incompetent cooks, boneheaded servers, and painfully obstinate owners. After just a few episodes of this award-winning reality series, you'll never dine out quite the same again. Series One premiered in the U.S. on BBC America in December 2004. The U.K. series has won an International Emmy (2006), BAFTAs for best feature (2005 and 2008), and numerous other awards. Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares has aired for five seasons in the U.K. on Channel 4. Restaurants featured: Bonapartes (Silsden, West Yorkshire), The Glass House (Ambleside, The Lake District), Walnut Tree Inn (Abergavenny, Wales), and Moore Place (Esher, Surrey).