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"All his mates were French." Series I on DVD.

16 September, 2005

Europe seems to be going DVD crazy for Red Dwarf right now. Following on from the Series I release in the Czech Republic, here are the specs for the French release of the same series.

French Series I DVD cover

It's quite a different package. The episodes are, once again, the remastered editions, with English audio and French subtitles. But while there are no commentary tracks, there is a bonus disc packed with pretty much everything from the UK Series I release - Launching Red Dwarf documentary, deleted scenes, 'Drunk' featurette, music cues, etc.

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Interestingly, they've also gone with the raw FX footage - despite these being the remastered editions. (An on-screen caption explains that these shots were created for the original version of the show.)

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So where next? Well, you might just find it's up to you, the readers of The French release comes off the back of both the international success of the DVDs thus-far, and also pressure from French fans who were desperate for subtitled editions to be released in their home country. An online petition was even started!

In other French news, satellite/cable station Cine FX - a channel devoted to SF - have snapped up the rights to show Red Dwarf. There are plans to show the full 52-episode run any moment... now. In fact, Series I is currently running two episodes a night, Friday nights from 8pm. Turn on, tune in, lâchez.

You can discuss your hopes for other international Dwarf releases on the Webboard.

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