Brass Eye is coming to DVD!

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  1. Jon Robertson

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    For all you UK viewers, a DVD menu has just been passed at the BBFC, confirming rumours that the series was up for a DVD release. Direct link
    VCI are the culprits responsible, and hopefully all seven episodes of the series will be on the disc. The fact that menus are "Widescreen" pretty much confirms the Paedophile Special will be in the correct 16:9 ratio (as far as I am aware, everything else should be 4:3).
    As for extras, these are rumours that have sprung up in more than one place.
    Apparently a few weeks back members of the public were brought along to form a focus group. They were shown the Brass Eye paedophile special and asked to comment on it. Cue expected 'disgusting', etc, and some even stormed out. Turns out it was all run by Chris Morris pretending to be Nicky Campbell.
    Later on a genuine group of homeless people, including alcoholics and drug addicts, were rounded up, fed lots of Special Brew and commented on the drugs and paedophile episodes. They were asked also to pretend to be the Brass Eye production crew who were now homeless following the scandal.
    At long bloody last!
    "The twisted brain-wrong of a one-off man mental." [​IMG]
     
  2. BrianB

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    WOO HOO!
     
  3. Gregory Pauswinski

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    This is awesome news!!! There isn't any word of a release date is there?

    Gregory
     
  4. Ian Such

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    Great news - this means that I'll now have to get a multi-region player (only got R1 at the moment).
     
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    The R2 Project reports that VCi will release this on 6 May. The disc contains the complete series plus the 2001 Special. Extras include trailers and a commentary for the Drugs episode. Chris Morris has apparently been heavily involved in the creation of the DVD.
     
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    Could someone explain what kind of show The Brass Eye is. Thanks.
     
  7. Dan Brecher

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    I posted this in the other thread;

     
  8. BrianB

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    Woooohoooo!
     
  9. BrianB

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    So, where's best for pre-ordering this when I'm in the US? Blackstar?
     
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    Although I've not seen the show, threads like this have made me want to give this show a go! Like Brian, I'm in the US, so I tend to order a lot of my UK discs from BensonsWorld. However, even tho Brass Eye apparently streets next week, Bensons doesn't have it up for pre-order. I emailed them to ask about stocking BE, but have not heard back so far.

    Bleddyn
     
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  12. Bleddyn Williams

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    Play.com (http://www.play.com/) have had it advertised for some time now.
    I've got it on order. IMHO it's not as good as The Day today (an earlier series parodying news programmes by the same authors) but it's v. good, and at long last I'll get to see the paedophilia episode (my machine failed to record it when it was broadcast).
    Just to explain the last comment - the paedophilia episode created an uproar in Britain, to the extent that questions were raised in Parliament about it. The programme doesn't of course contain any paedophilia, but instead parodies the over the top hysteria about 'paedophiles in our midst' which gripped the British media and public imagination a couple of years ago. [To give you one example - a group of vigilante Brits firebombed a house because they thought a paedophile was living there. The person living there was a *paediatrician* and utterly innocent of any crime].
     
  14. Dan Brecher

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    They really do need to get The Day Today on DVD. BBC2 are repeating the show in a few weeks, maybe they're looking to the viewing figures on that before making a descision. I agree with Andrew that, of the two, The Day Today remains my preference, it has a higher repeat value. "PETER YOU'VE LOST THE NEWSSS!"

     
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    Play.com only ship to Europe unfortunately, not North America.
     
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    They're wrong, Andrew [​IMG] DVDStreet & Blackstar both are selling Brass Eye (and ship internationally).
     
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    Brass Eye from Bensons is now up for 15.99 all in. Black Star and DVDstreet are more expensive and you have to add postage.

    Bleddyn
     
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    Done. Thanks for the reminder, Bleddyn [​IMG]
     
  20. Gregory Pauswinski

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    I just placed my order! Are there any reviews floating around yet?
    Dan, I also ordered Spaced seasons 1 & 2. [​IMG]
    Gregory
     

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