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1948 show & DNAYS finally getting a proper DVD release
« on: June 29, 2019, 07:46:50 PM »
Both came out on a lacklustre and incomplete DVD set years ago - not even proper PAL. Now finally, a better attempt (hopefully)!


Do Not Adjust Your Set (3-disc DVD set)
Directed by Daphne Shadwell

Innovative and influential, and originally envisaged as a children's show Do Not Adjust Your Set was a madcap early-evening comedy sketch show that quickly acquired a cult following with Swinging Sixties adults, who rushed home from work to see it. Written by and starring Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, with great performances and additional material from David Jason and Denise Coffey, it also provided an early showcase for the hilarious animations of Terry Gilliam, and the brilliantly bizarre musical antics of the legendary Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. For the first time anywhere all the fully existing episodes from the Rediffusion and Thames series of the show are brought together at last in one place for a deluxe package that includes five episodes new to DVD, at least two of which were previously thought lost, alongside new interviews with series director creator and producer Humphrey Barclay, writer and performer Michael Palin, uninvited guest star Tim Brooke-Taylor, animations from Terry Gilliam's personal collection, and a new documentary about the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, featuring new interviews with 1960s originators and key personnel Neil Innes, Rodney Slater, Roger Ruskin-Spear and 'Legs' Larry Smith.

Special features

    Includes all 14 fully surviving episodes, from both the Rediffusion and Thames series, five of which have never been previously released on DVD
    New digital transfers of rare animations by Terry Gilliam (Brazil, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) from his own film elements
    Newly recorded interview with Michael Palin
    Newly recorded interview with uninvited guest star Tim Brooke-Taylor (2019)
    Newly recorded interview with series creator and producer Humphrey Barclay (2019)
    Bonzo's on the Box: : Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band members reflect upon the history of the group and their appearances on television, in a special documentary made up of new interviews with key 1960s originators and personal Neil Innes, Rodney Slater, Roger Ruskin-Spear and 'Legs' Larry Smith (2019)
    ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the series by the BFI's Vic Pratt and full series credits
    Other extras TBC



At Last the 1948 Show (3-disc DVD set)
Directed by Ian Fordyce

This ground-breaking, splendidly silly and surreal comedy sketch series, written and performed by John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Marty Feldman, also starring the lovely Aimi MacDonald, was a major milestone on the road to Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Goodies and everything that came after. This lovingly curated new deluxe three-disc set restores all the existing episodes from both series of the programme in the correct order, and is as complete as is currently possible. It includes all ten surviving episodes, two almost completely reconstructed episodes, and the complete audio of a further episode with fragments of film restored; all drawn from the vaults of the BFI National Archive, and proudly presented alongside an array of newly-filmed and archive extras.

Special features

    Includes all the complete surviving episodes from series one and two, plus two reconstructed episodes, for the very first time
    Newly recorded interviews with Humphrey Barclay and Tim Brooke-Taylor (2019)
    Archive interviews with John Cleese, Marty Feldman, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Aimi MacDonald
    ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the show by series expert Steve Bryant, not quite 400 words by Tim Brooke-Taylor and full credits
    Other extras TBC

Re: 1948 show & DNAYS finally getting a proper DVD release
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2019, 09:17:26 AM »
Out in September.

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Re: 1948 show & DNAYS finally getting a proper DVD release
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2019, 02:08:12 PM »
Which company is doing this?

Re: 1948 show & DNAYS finally getting a proper DVD release
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2019, 03:42:51 PM »
I posted a thread about this a month back, it sank pretty fast though.

https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,73092.msg3828078.html#msg3828078


Re: 1948 show & DNAYS finally getting a proper DVD release
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2019, 08:02:33 PM »
So far, reactions are mixed. People have pointed out the 2005 discs looked better (for episodes 2.1 and 2.2).

https://issuu.com/themontypythonmuseum/stacks/c51b21c162d94b71adf2cb1c19bc2a0b

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Re: 1948 show & DNAYS finally getting a proper DVD release
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2019, 11:33:25 PM »
Why do remastered versions keep on ending up worse than previous releases?