One again Seb Patrick has emerged from beneath his blanket of unsold 2008 calendars to launch forth glorious, glorious NEWS. This week: the absolutely gorgeous reversible DVD cover. (Warning, there’s a minor episode 3 spoiler after the jump, but nothing you don’t already know from the trailer).
It’s something we’ve been expecting since references to such a thing have been appearing on Twitter over the last few weeks, but it’s great to see it here in all its glory. Where as previously Chris Veale had produced CG recreations for the background image, it seems this time the benefit of producing the DVD during production has allowed for the use of a nice high-res image of the new bunk room. Everything else is present and correct as you’d expect, save for a portion of the logo on the spine (something which is understandable considering starting that logo again would be writing cheques that no amount arses could cash). For the spine image they’ve opted to show the main guest star from episode 3, our sweet Lord, Jesus H Cribbins. It’s all basically lovely, although the fact this will only be a feature for the DVD release has left my wallet openly weeping. HMV’s exclusive steelbook thing can fuck off, though.
In other news, G&T got a nice quote in the review roundup. We’re just like the big boys!