November 18, 2016 at 10:27 am #218529
After seeing the topic about the R1 custom XI DVD cover I thought I’d share my own customs created after I decided my other RD DVDs needed the classic style treatment.
Also see if you can spot something borrowed from this very site on one of the covers.
(Note: there is not 3 hours worth of bonus features on the USA DVD.)November 18, 2016 at 10:54 am #218531
Oh man, it2i2.November 18, 2016 at 11:03 am #218532
Go on, let’s see your IX cover then.November 18, 2016 at 11:14 am #218533
Ah that one isnt my design I got it on thecustomaniacs forum but this is what it looks like
<a href=http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/p595/PeterMoore42/DVD%20covers/RDIX-2.jpgNovember 18, 2016 at 11:14 am #218534November 18, 2016 at 11:18 am #218535
Phobos And Deimos
From BtE onwards, the JMC logo should be displayed across the spines.
Or a photo of Norman Lovett smiling through gnashed, snarling, misaligned teeth.November 18, 2016 at 11:24 am #218536
Surely Kerry Shale’s Medi-Bot would be a better choice for the new series.
…probably the only time that sentence will ever be written.November 18, 2016 at 11:43 am #218537
Pete Part Three
Fuck. That’s really impressive. I needed you about 23 years ago when I was despairing of the inconsistent VHS covers.
Did you “deliberately” alternate the size of the “Series [n]” text on the spine, like they did for the Series I – VIII.November 18, 2016 at 12:03 pm #218538
Thank Pete :) It was an initially an error on Just The Smegs but then decided to make the text on the rest larger to fill up the blankness of the spines. I did notice the size inconsistency on the I – VIII spines so lets call it a “homage” hahaNovember 18, 2016 at 3:50 pm #218545
I like the idea of the JMC logo on the spine, might knick that.
They look great though, although I don’t like Back To Earth being called series IX but that’s a small issue.November 18, 2016 at 4:00 pm #218548
Hang on, how do you even put on a Back to Earth custom sleeve?November 18, 2016 at 4:11 pm #218549
You’ll have to share the results Glen :)
There is another version of the Back to Earth cover out there without it being refered to as IX but I couldn’t find it (sure it used to be on here once upon a time) so had to make do.November 18, 2016 at 4:17 pm #218550
But, like, how do you put that sleeve on the case in the first place?November 18, 2016 at 6:40 pm #218552
You just buy an empty DVD case.November 18, 2016 at 7:13 pm #218553
OkayNovember 18, 2016 at 7:14 pm #218554
I should really self-regulate how much I post on this website.November 18, 2016 at 7:19 pm #218555
Cruel irony in putting Spare Head Three on the spine of Just The Smegs.
Never forgiven.May 14, 2018 at 7:04 pm #231551
Hey Timestone2000, is there a chance I can have a copy of those 3 custom DVD covers you made, please? Or is there a way I can download and print them from my computer?May 15, 2018 at 10:38 am #231598
I will see about digging out the PDFs of them (its been a while since I made them) and send them on to you Max and anyone else who wants them :)May 15, 2018 at 5:01 pm #231608
Thank you Very Much~! ^w^May 15, 2018 at 10:17 pm #231646
Also Just curious, what’s that “Dimension Jump” DVD all about? and is it just me or is that spine of “The BodySnatcher Collection” a bit different from any of the other copies of the Boxset you find on Ebay or Amazon?May 16, 2018 at 8:51 am #231659
I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that the “Dimension Jump” DVD is a collection of content from the biennial Red Dwarf fan convention, and not just a dedicated disc for one Series IV episode.
Also, I only just processed that Timestone2000 has all of the individual series releases and the Series I-VIII “Just The Shows” box set and the “All The Shows – Anniversary Edition” box set.
I’m not even sure if it’ll be worth getting the Blu ray versions…May 16, 2018 at 10:54 am #231665
I have no answer Flap Jack I just like giving GNP money haha It’s a sickness really… And to confess I have the blurays on preorder already
Max the BodySnatcher is the same as the regular release I just edited the spine to match the others and slid it in the case!May 16, 2018 at 11:17 am #231666
you could get three TVs and watch the same episode on all of them at once. triple the dwarfMay 16, 2018 at 12:18 pm #231667
Also Max you are right! The Dimension Jump DVD is just a bunch of convention footage I bought of Ebay years agoMay 17, 2018 at 8:14 am #231695
I’d also love a copy of the custom DVD covers. I might actually buy BTE if I can put an alternative cover on it that refers to it as IX and gives it the same look as the other series.May 17, 2018 at 8:56 am #231698
whyMay 17, 2018 at 9:45 am #231699
Because it’s the sensible thing to do.May 17, 2018 at 10:09 am #231701
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: if Doug (and GNP, UKTV etc.) wanted Back to Earth not to be regarded as “Series IX” then he should have learned to count and called the 2012 series “Series IX”.
And if he just skipped 9 to troll everyone, then that means he did it to deliberately provoke this exact reaction, so therefore there’s no problem.May 17, 2018 at 10:26 am #231702
it seems a bit excessive to make a new cover for BTE just so it’ll match with the rest of the spines though, doesn’t it? i mean if you want to do that then fair play, but isn’t it just easier and more sensible to just use the DVD cover that the DVD actually came with?May 17, 2018 at 3:23 pm #231708
Oh dear, it’s this discussion againMay 17, 2018 at 4:56 pm #231709
Oh dear, it’s this discussion again
But is Series VIII really worse than Series VII? Let’s think seriously about this.May 17, 2018 at 4:57 pm #231710
Yes, 100%May 17, 2018 at 5:34 pm #231713
I’d rather talk about whether Chris is wearing a wig.May 17, 2018 at 6:08 pm #231715
it seems a bit excessive to make a new cover for BTE just so it’ll match with the rest of the spines though, doesn’t it? i mean if you want to do that then fair play, but isn’t it just easier and more sensible to just use the DVD cover that the DVD actually came with?
Sorry, I think you’re on the wrong site.May 23, 2018 at 8:36 pm #232107
Hey just checking, did you find those PDFs?May 28, 2018 at 1:16 am #232222
Even the spines between XI and XII aren’t consistent in the US release. It drives me crazy.May 28, 2018 at 4:21 pm #232229
I gave my US copy of XI to a friend and ordered the UK steelbook, mostly because the 1080p render was really annoying.
I still need to replace my US copies of Back to Earth and X with British ones. For X, they slowed it down from 25fps to 24fps, which is fine – the BBC does that all the time with their Doctor Who DVDs – but they neglected to pitch-shift the audio, so it sounds noticeably slower.
For BTE, they used frame-blending, and it looks awful.May 28, 2018 at 9:51 pm #232235
I’d order the steelbooks if my PS4 could play them.May 29, 2018 at 5:36 am #232245
Yeah, the 1080i50 issue is an embuggerance if you happen to have a Sony or Samsung player. I have an Xbox One and a region-free LG player, so I’m sorted twice over.June 21, 2018 at 9:56 pm #233608
Have you found those PDF’s of the custom dvd covers yet? Sorry if I’m bothering you, I’m just wondering.June 21, 2018 at 11:43 pm #233613
What if turns out the custom DVD covers are in the same place that Kochanski is?June 22, 2018 at 7:59 pm #233638
Did you look behind the fridge? If you lose something it’s nearly always there.
…and I just realized how that is such an uncharacteristically weak joke for Series II.June 22, 2018 at 8:05 pm #233640
>Did you look behind the fridge? If you lose something it’s nearly always there.
oh go on, that’s funnyJune 22, 2018 at 10:20 pm #233643
Observational comedy was in its infancy then. But yeah, I always thought it was weak. Compared with the mid nineties observational comedy power houses.June 28, 2018 at 1:25 pm #233779
Sorry I cant seem to find the PDFs on any of my hard drives if they turn up I’ll stick them on this threadJune 28, 2018 at 1:33 pm #233781
Have you ever noticed there was a lot of observational comedy in the nineties?June 28, 2018 at 2:02 pm #233783
What’s the deal with that?June 28, 2018 at 2:40 pm #233784
What bothers me about the line really is that it is the Cat that says it. Just like his airplane diatribe in Samsara, I just don’t understand why a creature that evolved on a spaceship from a domestic feline would take any interest the same subjects that so engage modern stand up comedians today.June 28, 2018 at 4:10 pm #233793
Well where do you think he learned all the English fromJune 29, 2018 at 12:18 pm #233813
Okay, thank you for trying anyway. I know you did your best.June 29, 2018 at 1:21 pm #233814
I thought the joke wasn’t “missing things are often found behind the fridge”, but the idea of being able to find missing memories anywhere. It’s not observational comedy, more the absurdity of that idea.June 29, 2018 at 2:40 pm #233815
I always thought of it as almost a parody of observational comedy, in that respect.July 2, 2018 at 5:13 pm #233925
I never thought it was supposed to be anything to do with observational-style comedy, more that the Cat has a childlike innocence/stupidity in those early shows.
(“I’ve got a note from my mummy”, “He’s your father? No wonder you’re so ugly”, “I’d prefer chicken!”)
I guess he’s more kitten than cat in those early episodes, as a lot of his interests are the things that fascinate real-life kittens rather adult cats (shiny things, his shadow, string).
Sure, he’s always gong to be stupid, but in the early days he’s also quite naive. He’s genuinely trying to be helpful by suggesting a missing memory might be found behind a fridge. Danny’s delivery of the line is also very childlike, rather than observational-comedian-like.July 2, 2018 at 8:26 pm #233927
I guess he’s more kitten than cat in those early episodes, as a lot of his interests are the things that fascinate real-life kittens rather adult cats (shiny things, his shadow, string)
What I quite like about Cat and Danny’s performance is that his character has developed from being quite kitten-like in the early days to being more like an old cat in the more recent series. Looking a bit rough around the edges (but behaving like you’re still the cat’s whiskers); having health problems like failing eyesight; getting a bit more bad-tempered and grumpy and selfish; generally being a bit more unpredictable and weird; that’s what cats are like.
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