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  • #218529
    Richietee
    Participant

    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.)

    Covers

    Spines (not including XI)

    #218531
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Oh man, it2i2.

    #218532

    Go on, let’s see your IX cover then.

    #218533
    Richietee
    Participant

    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.jpg

    #218534
    Richietee
    Participant

    oops

    #218535

    From BtE onwards, the JMC logo should be displayed across the spines.

    Or a photo of Norman Lovett smiling through gnashed, snarling, misaligned teeth.

    #218536
    Brayds2006
    Participant

    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.

    #218537
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    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.

    #218538
    Richietee
    Participant

    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” haha

    #218545
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    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.

    #218548
    flanl3
    Participant

    Hang on, how do you even put on a Back to Earth custom sleeve?

    #218549
    Richietee
    Participant

    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.

    #218550
    flanl3
    Participant

    But, like, how do you put that sleeve on the case in the first place?

    #218552

    You just buy an empty DVD case.

    #218553
    flanl3
    Participant

    Okay

    #218554
    flanl3
    Participant

    I should really self-regulate how much I post on this website.

    #218555
    (deleted)
    Member

    Cruel irony in putting Spare Head Three on the spine of Just The Smegs.

    Never forgiven.

    #231551
    MaxPunk57
    Member

    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?

    #231598
    Richietee
    Participant

    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 :)

    #231608
    MaxPunk57
    Member

    Thank you Very Much~! ^w^

    #231646
    MaxPunk57
    Member

    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?

    #231659
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    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.

    But… why?

    I’m not even sure if it’ll be worth getting the Blu ray versions…

    #231665
    Richietee
    Participant

    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!

    #231666
    bloodteller
    Participant

    you could get three TVs and watch the same episode on all of them at once. triple the dwarf

    #231667
    Richietee
    Participant

    Also Max you are right! The Dimension Jump DVD is just a bunch of convention footage I bought of Ebay years ago

    #231695
    PFML84
    Participant

    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.

    #231698
    bloodteller
    Participant

    why

    #231699

    Because it’s the sensible thing to do.

    #231701
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    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.

    #231702
    bloodteller
    Participant

    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?

    #231708
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    Oh dear, it’s this discussion again

    #231709
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    Oh dear, it’s this discussion again

    But is Series VIII really worse than Series VII? Let’s think seriously about this.

    #231710
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    Yes, 100%

    #231713
    Hamish
    Participant

    I’d rather talk about whether Chris is wearing a wig.

    #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.

    #232107
    MaxPunk57
    Member

    Hey just checking, did you find those PDFs?

    #232222
    Katydid
    Participant

    Even the spines between XI and XII aren’t consistent in the US release. It drives me crazy.

    #232229
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    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.

    #232235
    Katydid
    Participant

    I’d order the steelbooks if my PS4 could play them.

    #232245
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    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.

    #233608
    MaxPunk57
    Member

    Have you found those PDF’s of the custom dvd covers yet? Sorry if I’m bothering you, I’m just wondering.

    #233613
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    What if turns out the custom DVD covers are in the same place that Kochanski is?

    #233638
    Hamish
    Participant

    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.

    #233640
    bloodteller
    Participant

    >Did you look behind the fridge? If you lose something it’s nearly always there.

    oh go on, that’s funny

    #233643
    Taiwan Tony
    Participant

    Observational comedy was in its infancy then. But yeah, I always thought it was weak. Compared with the mid nineties observational comedy power houses.

    #233779
    Richietee
    Participant

    Sorry I cant seem to find the PDFs on any of my hard drives if they turn up I’ll stick them on this thread

    #233781
    cwickham
    Participant

    Have you ever noticed there was a lot of observational comedy in the nineties?

    #233783
    Warbodog
    Member

    What’s the deal with that?

    #233784
    Hamish
    Participant

    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.

    #233793
    flanl3
    Participant

    Well where do you think he learned all the English from

    #233813
    MaxPunk57
    Member

    Okay, thank you for trying anyway. I know you did your best.

    #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.

    #233815

    I always thought of it as almost a parody of observational comedy, in that respect.

    #233925
    Toxteth O-Grady
    Participant

    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.

    #233927
    Dave
    Participant

    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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