It's on WETA UK, that's a PBS station here in the Washington D.C. area. BBC America hates Britcoms? that's interesting.Tory said:Does this even come on any PBS station anymore? I know the head of BBCAmerica hates it and similar comedy so I fear it is doubtful. Maybe in the UK
BBC America seems to hate everything from the BBC except Doctor Who and Top Gear.darkrock17 said:It's on WETA UK, that's a PBS station here in the Washington D.C. area. BBC America hates Britcoms? that's interesting.
I really doubt it. That being said, though, is there really any reason for them to do so? At least in Region 1, apart from a handful of episodes having the added-on episode titles (which were not on any of the original episodes), the US releases are completely unedited and have a nice selection of extras. Far better than the treatment the show got on its R2 release from Universal Playback (where all--or nearly all--of the episodes had the added-on titles and zero extras).darkrock17 said:Is there any chance of BBC Video revisiting Cafe Rene again?
TV Shows, not so much.darkrock17 said:I was just asking, because whenever a show or movie hits a milestone these days, they usually re-release it as an Anniversary Edition of sorts.
Ah, okay, BBC Shows.darkrock17 said:To The Manor Born, had a 25th Anniversary release to coincide with the 25th Anniversary Special back in 2007. Fawlty Towers, just got a 30th Anniversary and Monty Python has a release of some sort every year.
One difference, though, is that Fawlty Towers is considered a cash cow and a "holy grail" by the BBC themselves, so they've seen fit to give it the remastering/upgrade treatment. Same with Blackadder. Both shows are much loved by both the public and the BBC themselves, and both were released in the earlier days of DVD with sub-standard picture quality.darkrock17 said:
And a real bargain at that price, considering I bought each series one-by-one as they came out. I paid double (or more) for mine all told, and don't even have the fancy outer box.Towergrove said:Allo Allo is around $83 on Amazon right now.
I doubt it. Amazon has several British "complete series sets" on sale for great prices right now. I wouldn't think all of them are getting "Anniversary Editions". Here are the ones I know are on sale:Towergrove said:Allo Allo is around $83 on Amazon right now. Maybe lowering the price to move them to make way for the anniversary edition? Just a thought...
Benny Hill: The Complete Megaset 1969-1989 is at 74% off right now. Not a BBC video, but still $111 off!BobO'Link said:I doubt it. Amazon has several British "complete series sets" on sale for great prices right now. I wouldn't think all of them are getting "Anniversary Editions". Here are the ones I know are on sale:
One Foot in the Grave
Keeping Up Appearances
Are You Being Served?
As Time Goes By
The Vicar of Dibley
Fawlty Towers (which *is* an Anniversary edition)
Waiting for God
And probably more. These are all 66%-67% off and a real steal at those prices. I ordered a copy of One Foot in the Grave and am eying As Time Goes By and Yes Minister as the current prices are the lowest they've ever been according to camelcamelcamel. I already own the rest on that list and paid more than the current price for most of them.
That price on Benny Hill: The Complete Megaset 1969-1989 is from Marketplace vendors with Amazon fulfillment. Not bad at all IMHO! I may have to pick up a set before they either run out or someone figures out they made a pricing mistake. Amazon's price is currently $66.42 - also not bad but not as good as the $38.49 of several MP vendors. One "review" indicated they found a copy at Costco Miami for $21.99! Wish there was a Costco close to me just to check it out!Ethan Riley said:Benny Hill: The Complete Megaset 1969-1989 is at 74% off right now. Not a BBC video, but still $111 off!
That's very possible. I did the same with One Foot in the Grave. I'd already purchased Series 1&2 individually, on sale, but the price for the whole series was too good to pass up and still less expensive than waiting for sales on the rest of the series (3-6 plus specials) that I didn't own. I'll either give away or sell the extra 2 seasons.Ethan Riley said:I think it's some sort of clearance sale. I snapped up Keeping Up Appearances the day the price dropped. What is life without our Hyacinth? I don't think the sale will go on much longer, in case anybody needs anything on this list.
That's it... *tease* us with releases that are either R2 only or incomplete in R1. I'm a huge fan of British series, especially comedy and frequently lament that there are wonderful British series that just got abandoned after US releases of a series or two. I chalk quite a bit of that up to the somewhat inflated prices, typically 2-3 times more than a comparable US series, on most British series.Towergrove said:Just started Dads Army , Morecambe and Wise and HiDeHi. Great series! Oh how I love all things BBC