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'The Professionals' Season 1 on DVD - What about 'The Sweeney'

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  1. Joe Pineapples

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    I saw the professionals season 1 listed somewhere to buy on DVD, but does anyone know if there are plans to give 'the sweeney' the same treatment?. I know there are selected themed episodes available, such as 'bank jobs', but surely a quality series like this deserves the full treatment.

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    There are no plans I've heard of to release 'The Sweeney' on a season box set basis, sadly.

    All the 'Professionals' episodes are now available on DVD. The 4th & final box set plopped on to my doormat this very morning. A box set of box sets is also available for under £100 containing all 16 discs (57 episodes).
     
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    Thats not what Freemantle are saying.

    It's been remastered at the moment and will be released early this year.
     
  4. Joe Pineapples

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    excellent!

    hope they include a documentary/interview or two - the bit of behind the camera they showed on 'the john thaw story' looked like they had a lot of fun making the series.

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    What, they're saying I have heard! Bit cheeky of 'em!

    Good news though.

    Hope it includes the double(ish) length pilot episode, the TV 'movie' entitled 'Regan', part of the Airmchair Cinema project of 1974.
     
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    Posted this over at the dvdforums but thought it might be of interest here...

    Freemantle won't be issuing The Sweeney themselves. They have licenced the show to Network, who intend to remaster every single episode at considerable expense and issue the results as season by season boxsets starting later this year. I've been reliably informed that a) the people at Network are HUGE fans of The Sweeney and are absolutely committed to doing this right and b) they'll be issuing the show in its original 4:3 aspect ratio. So no 16:9 And there will be extras on the DVDs, apparently. I think Network are a good choice for this - they did a stunning job of getting 'The Day The Earth Caught Fire' remastered and their 'Robin of Sherwood' DVD's are pretty impressive as well.

    Can't wait:D
     
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    great news!! - this series deserves nothing less

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    and 3rd Rock From the Sun Season 6, picture looked very good
     

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