The third series of the nation’s 47th favourite sit-com has finally made its way onto the shelves. Two episodes had already been released on a “best-of” VHS, but the magical medium of DVD allows us to see the full series in crystal-clear quality for the first time since… it was last repeated. It is important […]
Well, here we are – another completely uneducated guess at the upcoming Series IV DVD, padded out with completely irrelevant asides to camera. Mind you, I’m sure you’re all intelligent enough to distinguish between facts taken from a combination of the DVD Details articles and entries on the BBFC, and my OPINION ON STUFF I […]
After a relatively poor showing for the first two releases, both in terms of content and hiding places, the easter eggs from Series III onwards continued the trend of remarkable improvement, and they are now among the most eagerly anticipated features of the discs. Here’s how to get at ’em.
There has been a lot of criticism of the Red Dwarf DVDs. That’s fair enough; everyone does it, and it would be utterly wrong to sycophantically claim that they are faultless. They’re far from perfect, and that’s a given. However, let’s consider what could have happened, if the BBC had got their own way… First, […]
I like it when they say ‘smeg’. Right, this list currently covers the 52 episodes, but I imagine we’ll do the videos, specials and suchlike and some point. We need to go over those for The Insult List after all. First off, we have a chronological list of all uses of the word, in all its guises. After that, a smaller list for each individual variant. Hooray!
Another batch of out-takes, all plundered from the 1995 Smeg Outs video. Thanks to the magic of missing studio rushes, this was in fact the only way of getting out-takes from certain scenes, as detailed in the article.
Having It Off was Spitting Image’s answer to The Lover’s Guide, released in 1993. Unusually for the show, it mixes human and puppet sketches. Try and guess which are which. They are all themed around different aspects of sex, in what I assume to be a parody of the original. Yes, I said ‘assume’. Stop […]
Another disc, another musical featurette. This one, included on the Series III DVD, is set to I Got You (I Feel Good) by James Brown, a song which is familiar to everyone in the Western World, apart from John Hoare. Nobody is ever going to agree on these extras – you either love them, hate them or are indifferent to them.
Quite a lot has appeared in various places about the III DVD since our last article – and we’ve thought up some more rantings. Here we go… Firstly, easter eggs. We know there will be four of the damn things. One of them will obviously be a Polymorph animated snippet from Six Of The Best, […]
We e-mailed DVD Associate Producer Andrew Ellard, on the off chance that he might provide us with a little interview. He agreed, and wasn’t put off when ‘little’ expanded to ‘fucking huge’. We send Andrew lots and lots of hugs and kisses for all his help, and his intriguing and honest answers.