Ooooh, isn’t it lovely? Nice picture disc, too! Like I said before, let’s hope this leads to a resurgance of proper, painted, original covers for things like this! It’s not just good because it’s retro – it’s good because it’s beautiful as well!
The blurb on the front is very clever – note that it says “Pit your general knowledge against the Red Dwarf fan in your family!” – not the other way around! Obviously, Red Dwarf fans are going to buy the release anyway – so the cover cannily appeals to people who know Red Dwarf fans as well, which a far larger market! Very good!
It’s also announced that the release is going to come with a slipcase (or an O-ring, as I shall now forever call it in an attempt to show off)… mere days after I slagged them off! Whilst I acknowledge they do make a release look good, I still don’t like them – because they easily get lost or damaged, and it’s one more piece of packing you have to remove before you can play the DVD! Still, it’s not a digipack, so I can cope – at least the main plastic case itself will remain undamaged!
The tale about the 2 | entertain logo being left off the spine of later Dwarf releases (not this one, mind) for the sake of continuity is interesting – there was a bit of fuss about that amongst some members of the Doctor Who fan community, because of the logo being added to the spine and ruining the line of Who DVDs on their bookshelves! Obviously with the number of Who releases being planned for years to come, they just had to bite the bullet on that score – but it’s lovely to see such minute attention to detail on the Red Dwarf releases! There’s very few companies that would care about something like that!
I must admit, I hadn’t even thought about their being a booklet! And I want to know the never before revealed facts! You’re such a prick-teaser, Ellard!
And good news for all you Region 4 people out there – there’s the first confirmation that this release should be making its way over to you in November! A Region 1 release is yet to be announced, however – let’s hope one happens! If it does, I expect it would be February next year, if previous releases are anything to go by!
God, I’m such a twat.