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If you missed out on the Asda deal - this is a great price - next best i can find over £22

Blackadder - Complete Blackadder (Limited Edition Box Set) (Six Discs) £17.95 delivered @ Base

Over 14 hours.........

Like a skidmark through history the Edmund Blackadders left an indelible dirty stain on every era they passed through. No one knows where the notorious Blackadder family originated from - some say the shallow end of the gene pool, others just nod and point to the cess-pit behind the pig-sheds.

Every new era produces a more contemptuous Edmund Blackadder, each incarnation bearing a striking resemblance to the last, carrying forward the family traditions of cowardice, treachery and political corruption. Accompanying each generation of Edmund Blackadders is the 'Baldrick' family, a loyal breed of human pack-animal and the byword for all things stupid.

This DVD set includes all four series of Blackadder, Blackadder's Christmas Carol and Blackadder: Back And Forth.

Series 1 - Episodes:

1. The Foretelling
2. Born to Be King
3. The Archbishop
4. The Queen of Spain's Beard
5. Witchsmeller Pursuivant
6. The Black Seal

Series 2 - Episodes:

1. Bells
2. Head
3. Potato
4. Money
5. Beer
6. Chains

Series 3 - Episodes:

1. Dish And Dishonesty
2. Ink And Incapability
3. Nob And Nobility
4. Sense And Senility
5. Amy And Amiability
6. Duel And Duality

Series 4 - Episodes:

1. Captain Cook
2. Corporal Punishment
3. Major Star
4. Private Plane
5. General Hospital
6. Goodbyeee

Blackadder's Christmas Carol: 'A Christmas Carol' Blackadder-style. Bet you can't guess who the Scrooge is?

Dickens' classic tale of kindness, truth and virtue completely mucked up and ruined by having a member of the Blackadder family involved. Also Baldrick, of course, the man you can rely on to turn a Christmas dinner into a dog's dinner, as long as the dog isn't particularly fussy. Stuffed with deeply horrid people (many of whom are gigantically fat) and groaning with cartloads of seasonal bottom jokes, it manages to squeeze in not only a Victorian Black Adder but also his famous Elizabethan, Regency and Space Age relatives into a huge pie of entertainment that will satisfy all but the most discriminating viewers.

Blackadder - Back And Forth: It's New Year's Eve 1999 and Lord Edmund Blackadder and friends are gathered to celebrate the Millennium. Blackadder discloses he has built a time machine - and to prove it works he proposes a wager of £10,000 to anyone who cares to name an historical object for him to collect on his journey through time... Blackadder bids his friends farewell and steps into the time machine and he and Baldrick set upon a journey spanning centuries.
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#1
4% Quidco should make it a little over £17. Been waiting ages for this to be repeated (on a non-satellite channel) so my kids can get why we keep asking them to run into my fist. And when they mention their piggy bank we say "Seen it, nicked it, spent it!". And why they have to "Wait! I've got a better idea!". And why we always ask if it's a cunning plan, as cunning as a fox that's just been made professor of cunning at Cunning University? And...

Think it's time I just bought it!
#2
It's 4p cheaper at blah same company. it don't mater about the quidco as they never cough up anyway.
#3
What version comes with the Red Nose Day specials?
#4
This is the one with the terrible transfer, so you are wasting your cash buying this one.
#5
diGriz
This is the one with the terrible transfer, so you are wasting your cash buying this one.


You're right that the transfer isn't brilliant, but as I understand it, it was originally shot on video tape rather than film, so there's not much that can be done. Anyway, the newer boxset is nearly double this price, and one is likely to be watching Blackadder for the gags rather than the cinematography.
#6
cowbutt
You're right that the transfer isn't brilliant, but as I understand it, it was originally shot on video tape rather than film, so there's not much that can be done. Anyway, the newer boxset is nearly double this price, and one is likely to be watching Blackadder for the gags rather than the cinematography.


It's worse than that, a transfer from tape should have been better than this. It's like watching the whole thing through a screen door. Something very weird happened when they transferred it. It makes it very hard to watch, it's worse than the versions you will see on TV. The other set has it fixed I understand.

Despite hearing the same thing i've noted above I ordered this thinking it was people being too picky but they were right and i sent it back as faulty. It looks truly terrible.
#7
Which is the version that doesn't have terrible transfer? Thanks
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agnes
Which is the version that doesn't have terrible transfer? Thanks


This one
#9
cowbutt
You're right that the transfer isn't brilliant, but as I understand it, it was originally shot on video tape rather than film, so there's not much that can be done.


If the original 2 or 1 inch master tapes are available (and they are), then getting a decent transfer shouldn't be too much of a problem.

The guys behind Doctor Who DVDs produce cracking results with material from 1963-1973, even though the original 2 inch master tapes have long since been wiped.

They've proven that there's a lot that can be done with video material (helped by a generous amount of modern digital restoration technology).

The Blackadder VHS releases were of decent quality. I thought the point of DVD was better picture quality, not worse.

Cold.
#10
alien7


Thanks - have reped you

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