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Red Dwarf - Any good ??

HMHB

Distinguished Member
Has anyone got the new Red Dwarf DVD, if so is it good ?
I have everything on VHS at the moment and was wondering whether it would be worth me getting the DVD version
 
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Glasswalker

Guest
8. Although I'm quite clearly not John so I'll shut up.
 

James45

Standard Member
I'll let you off. That's good news, I was quite tempted with this new release but i didn't want to get involved if it meant buying 15-odd series at £60 a go. Eight series at £14.99 each is more than reasonable though.:D
 

HMHB

Distinguished Member
Correct there are 8 in total.
I have them all on VHS but will buy on DVD if it looks worthwhile
 
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Glasswalker

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The 8th series I will not buy. I refuse to acknowledge it's existence.
 

buns

Banned
Originally posted by RL123
Come on. Surely it wasn't that bad ;)

was it that good!? :D How anyone thought the show could be a success without starbug i dont know!

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buns

Banned
Originally posted by James45
what was wrong with the last series?
did you not see it!? It was a shadow of what it once was. It just didnt have the ability to put you on the floor laughing, certainly that is how i felt.

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Lex

Novice Member
Hmmm... Chloe Annett :kisses: :devil:
 

timothyw

Novice Member
What was wrong with series 8? Mainly the fact that they transformed it into "Porridge in space", along the way totally missing the point of what made it so entertaining; the loneliness and isolation and how they dealt with it. They've left themselves with nowhere to go if they do make a series 9. Series 7 was nothing on series 6, but at least it didn't **** away the entire concept of the show.
 

Lex

Novice Member
Does anyone know what is going on with the film? It must be way overdue now, but I have heard no talk of a release date - has it been shelved or something?
 

PaulaB

Standard Member
Originally posted by Lex
Does anyone know what is going on with the film? It must be way overdue now, but I have heard no talk of a release date - has it been shelved or something?
According to the imdb its got a release date of february 2003
 

GrahamC

Novice Member
Hi all,

I went to a Red Dwarf convention a couple of year’s back, which was a lot of fun. Chloe Annett was at her first convention and join in well I thought. The rest of the gang was there and did some cracking stage work. Normans stage act is absolutely hilarious. The best moment for me though was when Craig and Danny were on stage just chatting with the audience when Danny’s mother phones him on his mobile, Craig says a quick hello and Danny says to her that he can’t talk just now because he is on stage.

Well she obviously doesn’t believe him so he asks us to shout hello mum, she must have died, about 350 – 400 of us in the room was loud. All of the cast are very approachable and I was very impressed with how they signed every single autograph. I bet it was a 16 hour day a least, we were in the queue and it was past midnight. :D :D :D
 
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Glasswalker

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The film is in pre-pre production according to their website. Due out towards the end of next year I believe. It's all the same people in it which is good. But after series 8 I'm not sure how the film is gonna work.
 
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Dr.Magus

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Series 1 - 5 is what Red Dwarf is all about. Series 6 was ok but not great, series 7 is the worst series they ever did and series 8, whilst it made me laugh but still wasn't the same.

From series 6 onwards the humour was 'adapted' for the american audience and it just got worse and worse.

I'm both looking forward to and dreading the new film.
 

SpliffCartel

Novice Member
Just to answer the original question - the DVD is an excellent all round package. They didn't use the crappy new cgi effects, which is a big plus IMO, plus it has cast commentaries on all 6 eps, plus a bonus Rob Grant and Doug Naylor commentary on the first ep. It also has deleted scenes and a bunch of other stuff including the Japanese version of "The End" which is pretty funny to watch.
 

Goose74

Novice Member
The package as a whole is really good but I think the picture quality is pretty poor really.

I don't know whether the original tapes were poor to begin with or if the BBC are just crap at transfering their material to DVD but Im not impressed. Pixels and artifacts are clearly visible etc. The sound is ok.
 

cybersoga

Novice Member
It's because the source material is old, you can see dot crawl artifacts around the letters of the credits so perhaps it was recorded on composite video! Considering, I think they have done a pretty good transfer, they certainly havn't added any artifacts to the original material.
 

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