Michael Palin's Ripping Yarns. Unlikely DVD?

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  1. Kevin M

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    A little seen "after-Python" show that I very much want on DVD is Michael Palin's (circa 1977) show Ripping Yarns.
    It has been over twenty years since I have seen this but I still remember episodes such as the WW2 british POW who never stopped (and never succeeded) in his escape attempts, even after the war was well over. I would like to see this wonderful show again.
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  2. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    Kevin,
    I've been wanting RIPPING YARNS on DVD for quite awhile myself. Only 9 half-hour episodes were made, so the entire run of the series would easily fit in a 2-DVD set. It was a BBC program, so a Region 1 DVD release would be through Warner.
     
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    There are two discs, each with three episodes, available in England (Region-0, PAL). The quality isn't great, just slightly better than VHS, but they are must-haves for any Python fan.
    • Ripping Yarns
    • Tomkinson's Schooldays
    • Escape from Stalag Luft 112B
    • Golden Gordon
    • More Ripping Yarns
    • The Testing of Eric Olthwaite
    • Whinfrey's Last Case
    • The Curse of the Claw
    I have no idea why the other three episodes haven't been released.
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  4. Kevin M

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    The Curse Of The Claw [​IMG] Oh God I remember that episode.....damn it I want these in a region 1 disc.
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  5. Kevin M

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    Any news of this ever being put out in Region 1 by the BBC/Warners?
     
  6. DonaldB

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    No, there's no news at all.
     

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