Red Dwarf Blu Rays

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    This is tremendous news about the classic BBC series finally being released on Blu-ray 12 years on from when the last DVD version was released (excepting BodySnatcher of course). I remember how when the series 8 DVD was released back in 2006 even then the picture quality looked slightly dodgy due to the TVs becoming superior and 16:9.

    When I have had Red Dwarf marathons since then I must admit I have still used the DVDs to watch but obviously as TVs have got better and bigger you now really see how dated that once great polishing of RD looked like on DVD in the early 2000s.

    I really hope these blu-ray formats - and it sounds like they are - will up res RD for modern TVs properly and it will genuinely look clearer and brighter. In regard to it still being shown in 4:3 format I totally agree with that as when I watch the current DVDs on my 16:9 TV stretched to that aspect ratio it really - particularly in the very earliest episodes - does not look right in widescreen. Although I will miss it filling the entire screen I believe it will be much better to see it how it should be.

    One thing and I know this might not be a popular opinion, I hope the blu-ray menus will be as interesting and good as the DVD versions as it was always quite exciting entering via the airlock etc. But yes they will need some modernising!

    But anyway, will I delay my Red Dwarf marathon by 5 months as the blu-ray re-releases are definitely going ahead? It’s quite a long time but for sure yes now as this sounds rather exciting!
     
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    Gone down another fiver on amazon,so the new price is £44.99 (hopefully a few extra quid might be shaved off before October :-) )
     
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    Yeah, I bought the Blu Ray from Zavvi which said Oct 2018 release, then now I see it says Oct 2019. No emails from Zavvi to mention this. I was really looking forward to getting them by the end of the month, what a joke.

    EDIT-- it has changed dates again on Zavvi to 14th Jan 2019. not so bad then.
     
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    I find it very disappointing that the Series 1-8 Blu ray release is locked to Region B. I guess @DougRDNaylor and company forget that Red Dwarf is enjoyed all over the world. I am a superfan, living in the USA. Granted, i grew up in the UK but i would love this set and buy it for my friends.
     
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    I can't find anywhere that says it is region locked ?? I ordered mine from Zavvi and there is no region lock info at all but that's not to say it isn't.
     
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    Has the Blu-rays been converted from the UK PAL masters or America's NTSC masters? Since this is a British show, it should be taken from the UK.
     
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    http://www.reddwarf.co.uk/news/2018/12/07/red-to-blu/

    From the news section I would have to say the masters are UK.

    'The source for this work was the original transmission master tapes, the same as were previously used for the DVD releases - however, on the earliest, pre-digital series, those master tapes were several generations down from the original rushes, which sadly no longer exist. '
     
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    That's good then as someone posted on the Blu-ray forum's discussion thread for this release that the show was originally shot in 480p rather than 576i.
     

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