This can hardly count as news, considering how late it is, but it passed completely under our radar. Remember our “reporting” of the release of Series 1 and 2 of Brittas in Region 4? Well, Series 3, 4 and 5 have been released over the past year (on the 3rd August 2005, 2nd March 2006, and 6th July 2006 respectively) – and it’s well worth taking a look at the covers – Region 4 on the left, and Region 2 on the right.
Now, the Series 3 cover is rubbish on both releases – but isn’t it striking just how much nicer the Region 4 cover is on Series 4 and 5? Really quite beautiful, even if Brittas does look like Benny Hill on the Series 4 cover. A really striking way of using publicity photos, rather than just taking a couple that, whilst fine in themselves, just don’t work as covers. And the logo is far better placed as well; and the text is far more professional looking. Oh, if only Region 2 had had those covers instead. The only problem is with the ugly classification labels, but that’s not the distributors fault. (How anyone thought those were a good idea, I don’t know – it now means every single Region 4 cover is blighted with that unsightly mess.)
Incidentally, there’s no news of a release of Series 6 or 7 in Region 4 yet, although with the last release only in July, they may very well be coming up. I’d tell you to check back here, but we’re clearly rubbish at Region 4 releases and will probably miss it, so you’ll just have to look out for yourself.
Whilst we’re on the subject of Brittas, look out for our catch up reviews of Series 4, 5, 6 and 7 in the coming weeks, with Series 4 hopefully going online in a couple of days. We will get this place up to date, we will…