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Anyone own Boys from the Blackstuff R2?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Squirrel God, Jul 13, 2002.

  1. Squirrel God

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    I'm thinking of ordering Boys from the Blackstuff from Play.com (it was a fantastic series after all ;)) but before I do I'd be grateful if those who own it could comment on the sound and picture quality please. I just wanna make sure it's not completely pants in these departments (although I appreciate it's an old programme).

    Thanks :)
     
  2. mcmullanbrush

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    Squirrel

    I have this DVD.

    I havent watched it for ages though. I think sound and picture quality were okay. I will have another look this weekend for you.

    I believe Play are selling it at half price so for over 5 hours of top quality eighties drama I think its a bargain
     
  3. Squirrel God

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    Thanks Mac. Much appreciated. :)

    It's £15.99 at the moment - I'm not sure what it was originally, but £15.99 sounds good to me. :)

    Gissajob :p
     
  4. malcy

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    It was originally £34.99 so never bought because of the price.
    Is I believe a plain disk from an independent dsitributor.
    Saw a few years ago discussion around why classic BBC titles like this are released by independent labels in poor versions. It goes back to video in that for titles they could not be bothered to release themselves the BBC sold rights to other companies, these unfortuantely made no mention of DVD or future medias so when DVD came along the BBC said you only had VHS rights but the companies said we had all media rights for home sales.
    Therefore BBC will not regain rights on many of their titles until around 2005 or so.
    Even then with their slow DVD release schedule may never appear in a better version !

    Therefore given low price and if you want it get it as don't expect any better for some time.
     
  5. Squirrel God

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    Thanks Malcy. Hopefully, the BBC will regain the rights to Joking Apart in 2005 as well then and we will get at least a VHS release of this superb sitcom :(
     
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    I do apologise, I forgot to have a look at it:blush:

    I got it out but I have had a busy weekend with the ladies;)

    I can tell you now that is one single sided dvd and one double sided one.

    I promise to give it the once over asap
     
  7. Squirrel God

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    Oooh errr missus :rolleyes:

    Heh heh, cheers Mac ;)
     

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