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Red Dwarf: Back to Earth [Blu-ray]
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Red Dwarf: Back to Earth (BD)
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It's three episodes, the comedy is not up to speck of the previous episodes. I was never a fan of a show that goes back to the "present" with the actors reenacting with common people. Otherwise, it is an expensive purchase for only three episodes, which do not rate as well compared to any episodes from Series 1 to 8. I actually feel ripped off since at the time of purchase, there was not a list of episodes in the details.
which is what origanally attracted me to the series. The plot concerns the Red Dwarf characters realizing that they are fictional and thier creator is about to destroy them. They manage to travel to reality and try and save themselves. It sounds interesting but falls flat. I wouldn't recomend this one.
That said, I'm very tempted to buy the DVD in the faint hope that it will help the chances of them producing additional episodes. Maybe with some extra cash, they'll have the chance to get it right with future seasons.
One nice feature about the blu-ray is you can either play these as episodes or as a full length movie. If you are ripping the blu-ray so you can play on Linux, android, or such, be prepared for a bit of a pain. Like several other BBC blu-ray releases the encoding is VC-1, 1080i. I could not find a linux program that could rip the blu-ray without sever macro blocking, and of the six different windows programs I tried only one produced acceptable results. But the blu-rays play perfectly on my blu-ray player, which is more than I can say for some of the other BBC blu-rays I have purchased.
The individual episodes are simply stereo (DVD) quality audio. But the director's cut movie version has full 5.1 DTS audio.
It's great to see the cast reunited, and they still have the same chemistry as they did in the 80's and 90's.
I find it facinating how the producers will often change the style of the show. Every few years, they would throw out the old model, and create something new, but still very Red Dwarfish. It seems their motto is "always mess with what works", and it's served them well.
Visually, I've never seen Red Dwarf or any other TV budgeted show look this amazing. You definitely want the Blu Ray version of this one - even it means buying a Blu Ray player and high definition TV.
There are two commentaries on the CD - one by the cast, and one by Doug Naylor. Doug will talk at length about the amazing new digital camera he used for this production. There are also featurettes to show how visual effects were achieved. They were very creative with getting the effects done within the budget.
I'm very happy to add this to my collection, look forward to new Red Dwarf series.
Most recent customer reviews
I wish I could recommend this to anyone but a dedicated collector of the Red Dwarf series. While I did enjoy most of it, I can't say it's for every fan. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Damien Skinner
Not as good as the earlier series, but worth it for the collection.Published 22 months ago by Kwackers
If you miss this one, you won't be missing much. The storyline was utterly unbelievable - which is saying a lot for this series. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Greg
I am an avowed fan, so wold recommend this video to everyone who loves Red Dwarf. i wish there were more!Published on July 31 2013 by Hollyberri61
if you love the Red Dwarf series you will love this movie its a must buy IMO. you will LOL for hours.Published on July 14 2011 by Linda Berthiaume
Not as good as the 1-8 series but still worth buying. My granddaughter loves it too and has watched all the episodes at least 3 times.Published on March 30 2011 by goco123
I cant say I wasnt warned but felt that I really wanted to see the last episode of a wonderful series. Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2011 by Maggie Evans