Neverwhere

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  1. Damin J Toell

    Damin J Toell Producer

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    Neil Gaiman reports tonight in his journal that he has been contacted by A&E (the U.S. licensor from the BBC) concerning the Neverwhere series DVD release. A 2-disc set is planned for June 2003, and A&E and Gaiman are working beginning the plans on supplementary material.
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  2. JulianK

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    Since the six half-hour episodes of Neverwhere would fit comfortably on one disc, I wonder what lavish array of bonus material A&E is conjuring up to justify splitting it across two discs...
     
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    Perhaps the marketting department just wanted it on 2 discs so the customer would feel like they're getting more. Wouldn't be the first time.

    Having said that, the more features the better. I loved the book, but have never seen the show.
     
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    Yeah, the BBC releases are waaaayyyyy overpriced. I've broken down and bought a couple of them (HITCH-HIKER'S GUIDE and THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN) but can't justify the price most of the time.
     
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    Neverwhere is up for pre-order from A&E.com.
    The price is $39.99, and is to be released on July 29th, one month before a full release to all retailers.
    Just thought you guys might be interested. I was pretty excited to upon hearing this. [​IMG]
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    I ordered this and was wondering how the quality is. I ask as A&E has botched releases of UK shows a couple times in the past.
     
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    Here's my review of the set, and here is a link to my (brief) interview with Gaiman.
     
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    Well, good to hear A&E didn't accidentally cut it. Sounds like a keeper.
     
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    Joel, thanks for the review. Although, I am still torn. Gaiman is one of the few fiction writers worth anything today. He deserves big screen treatment. I always thought Neverwhere would make for a great film. It looks as if Coraline will beat it. Gaiman is still young though and is blessed with a cult following. He will be a household name soon enough though.
     
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    You mean he isn't now?
     
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    He is a household name among comic people, but to the mainstream, Gaiman is not so well known. I am anxious to see Neverwhere though. And for AMAZING Gaiman stuff, pick up any SANDMAN tradepaperbacks or either Death:The High Cost of Living or DEATH:The Time of Your Life. Great stuff there!
     

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