Time Release for Red Dwarf on DVD
of the most consistently requested series for release on DVD will
finally hit the markets in time for Christmas as BBC Worldwide confirm
the launch of Red Dwarf Series 1 DVD on Monday 4th November, priced
all six half-hour episodes from the first series, this two disc
release includes over 90 minutes of extras. The original cast members,
Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules and Norman Lovett
(as Holly, the computer) were re-united a couple of months ago to
record a special commentary for the DVD, under the watchful eye
of writer and co-creator of the series, Doug Naylor. "We
are really thrilled that this is finally available because it's
the only means now of being able to buy the original series un-remastered",
commented Doug, "There is also a whole heap of bonus material
which I am sure the fans will really enjoy."
close collaboration between Grant Naylor Productions and BBC Worldwide
has produced a DVD of superlative quality, with extra material designed
to appeal to established fans and newcomers alike. BBC
Worldwide senior DVD producer Ross McGinley commented: "We
have waited a long time for this particular release because we wanted
to make sure we got the best product possible out on the market.
A few years ago, when Worldwide first dipped its toe in the waters
of DVD, we had no experience. It was actually the first DVD we thought
of doing, but knew it had to be perfect. Now we've got the experience
- and the awards to prove it - for things like Blue Planet and The
League of Gentlemen - we know what we're doing. And I'm glad to
say it was worth the wait!"
the series began production in 1987, the first episode of Series
1 (cryptically entitled The End) was first broadcast in February
the following year. All six episodes from that series - Future Echoes,
Balance of Power, Waiting For God, Confidence and Paranoia and Me2
are included on this DVD along with the following extra material:-
I MENU CONTENTS
End Writers and Director Commentary
Red Dwarf Documentary
The End Episode
Red Dwarf Phenomenon
Red Dwarf still holds the record for being BBC 2's longest running,
highest rated sitcom.
by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor it was based on one of their radio
shows: Dave Hollins- Space Cadet.
programme was first shown in February 1988 and continued over
the next decade with 8 series, building up a massive worldwide
cult following and at its peak topping 8 million viewers.
of the video are in excess of 2.3 million and the series has been
shown in 28 countries across the globe, picking up a clutch of
awards, from Best Sitcom (British Comedy Awards) to an International
series begins when a radiation leak wipes out the crew of the
mining ship Red Dwarf. The solitary survivor is Chicken Soup Machine
Repair Man, Dave Lister. After three million years in suspended
animation, Lister emerges to find he is the last human being in
although he is not alone
2 is due for release on DVD in February 2003 - which marks the 15th
Anniversary of the first transmission of the show.
the latest DVD news and behind-the-scenes reports check out DVD
Associate Producer Andrew Ellard's updates on the official Red Dwarf
website - www.reddwarf.co.uk
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