Cheeky Fucking Pirate Scum

Hmmm.

So, the thought process goes as follows: What the fuck is with that logo? In fact, what the fuck is with that packaging? Region 0? DVD-R? Oh, for fuck’s sake, it’s cheeky fucking pirate scum.

Firstly, let’s have the obligatory making fun of the descriptions. And this goes beyond making fun of “Frankenstine”, as it contains my favourite error ever in a synopsis of the show: “In the year 2077 Lister awoke only to find out the crew has been wiped out and that the ship was lost in the middle of deep space.” This is the same description admits that the radiation leak happened three million years ago. So, the Dwarf crew come from around three million years BC. Fantastic.

Secondly: 18 discs, but “Special Features: None”? If you’re going to pirate something, have the decency to actually investigate what the fuck it is you’re pirating. Still, at least they’re going the whole hog with it – that cover picture is nicked from the cover of the Red Dwarf RPG. I can’t even begin to think what they were doing with that logo, though.

Thirdly: $179.99? A bit of research gives the proper boxset for sale for $169.43 at Deep Discount – and that’s free shipping! Isn’t the whole point of pirate DVDs to, you know, be cheaper than the official releases?

Seriously, this is fucking shocking. TV Addicts are the lowest of the low. I’ll admit that I don’t exactly follow the strict law of copyright; I co-run this site, for instance, and fansites are always on tricky ground copyright-wise. But I tend to go by what I think is right morally, and fansites are generally good for any franchise. Distributing shows for free that aren’t commercially available, I have no problem with either. Making a profit on shows that aren’t available is wrong, however. And as for making a profit by pirating shows that have been released on DVD – and utterly brilliant DVD releases at that – it’s fucking outrageous. There is absolutely no possible justification for it. Worse still, it’s presented as an official release – so plenty of people who don’t know better probably buy this crap. And looking round the rest of the site just made me even more angry – so many people are being utterly ripped-off.

The sooner they are shut down the better. The fucking, fucking, fucking cunts.

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  1. G&T Admin

    I must just say – thanks to Danny for mentioning this. And TAKING TEN YEARS OFF MY LIFE through increased blood pressure.

  2. ‘Tis no different with other releases– I recently discovered a highly suspicious set of Brittas Empire DVDs in region 1 (Brittas DVDs were only ever made in region 2) on eBay, if you remember? Pirate scum are everwhere.

  3. How difficult is it to report this and get the site removed? Probably very.

  4. > What do you think about this Andrew?

    You can’t GUESS?!

  5. Well I say we go round there and TWAT ’em

  6. This makes a few t-shits at Cafe Press look almost harmless, astonishing.

  7. *add to cart*

  8. >> What do you think about this Andrew?

    >You can?t GUESS?!

    Is it’s something very close to “The fucking, fucking, fucking cunts.”
    but with perhaps some extra Fuckings added and another cunt or two on the end.

    Scum, subhuman Scum.

  9. G&T Admin

    Well that how I came across the website in the first place. It was when I was checking my Gmail account and it gives relevant ads from the emails – and there it was…

    Bastards….

  10. I do like all the DVDs being the same colour.

  11. As a devout Dwarfer Geek, I have to say “Please God No!!!”
    Who inflicts such horrors as this?
    The year 2077????

    *cries*

  12. Of course the real crime here, the absolute hanging offense, is the use of a possessive apostrophe where it says “Menu’s Yes”.

    Mr Flibble is VERY cross…

  13. Totally, fucking appalling. The Night Gallery, Quantum Leap and Blake’s 7 “sets” piss me off as well to the absolute fucking extreme.

    Although the copying of proper merchandise pisses me off, what *really* oversteps the mark is blatantly ripping-off consumers who are unaware of the scam. Fortunately, the packaging and presentation are such a work of complete incompetence that it’s pretty easy to guess they’re not the real McCoy.

    Tossers.

  14. G&T Admin

    Yeah, it’s also the fact that it’s not just Dwarf – there’s *so* many people being completely ripped off here.

    Fucking cunts. TV Addicts? VD Knobheads, more like!!!!!111

  15. The front cover is from Wallpaper off the official site. Nice. They sell a lot of cool stuff which you can’t get anywhere else, though.

  16. Lol! That IS provided they actually sell anything! Try using their “LIVE SUPPORT”! I’m sure they’re just ripping off a lot of people, then they’ll close and disappear. I’m sure there’s somewhere we could report them?

  17. Who the hell would buy from these fucktards? All the DVDs look wank, the site is ropey as fuck and they dont even use a secure checkout ffs!

  18. >Who the hell would buy from these fucktards?

    Other fucktards? I mean, didn’t P.T. Barnum say “There’s a fucktard born every minute”?

  19. If he did, ma’am, it was strictly off the record.

  20. I’ve just sspoken to there sales person and clicking on there Live Support button and I asked them about some other titles and they said “our DVDs are taped form televisions”. Hmmmmmm

  21. G&T Admin

    I bet some of them are, as they aren’t available on DVD. But I’m willing to bet the Dwarf ones are DVD rips – unless they’ve got the number of discs wrong, of course, but it’s difficult to see how they would come up with the number 18 otherwise.

    Either way, they’re still a pack of cunts.

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