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Old 10-13-02, 12:37 PM
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More British comedies coming on DVD on the way

For all you british comedy fans- Direct info from BBCAMERICASHOP.COM- These releases are planned for a 2003 release:

As Time Goes By Series 5 (DVD & VHS)
Once upon a time, a dashing young British Army officer and a lovely student nurse fell deeply, magically in love. Then he was shipped off to Korea and they never heard from one another. Forty years later, fate brings them together again… with hilarious results.

Coupling: Series 1 (DVD)
Frank, funny and totally upfront, Coupling reveals love and lust among a group of thirtysomethings who are either involved, formerly involved, or looking to become intimately involved with each other. Remember that when a couple gets it together, it's never just the two of them…they also bring baggage, sometimes enough for a U-Haul

Father Ted: Series 3 (DVD & VHS)

On the windswept and isolated Craggy Island somewhere off the coast of western Ireland, Father Ted Crilly, with the help of the housekeeper Mrs. Doyle, is charged with the unenviable task of keeping not-very-bright Father Dougal McGuire and alcoholic Father Jack Hackett out of trouble. Unfortunately, fate is not on Father Ted's side. He spends most of his time, not serving his parishioners, but attempting to remove himself and his colleagues from increasingly bizarre situations.

Keeping Up Appearances: Set 1 (DVD)
Tireless social climber Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced “Bouquet,” of course) puts her best foot forward ... and trips! Laughs are guaranteed every time you watch her phenomenally funny efforts to impress the neighbors. Set includes: Rural Retreat, Sea Fever, Angel Gabriel Blue, Entertaining the Hyacinth Way.

Red Dwarf Series One and Two (DVD)
After a 3 million year stasis, Lister finds he is the last human being in space, but he is not alone. The crew sees glimpses of their own futures when the Red Dwarf breaks the speed of light, and Lister crams for the chef exam in a ploy to outrank Rimmer.
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Maybe there is hope for a R1 Black Books.
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I guess I have to wait till later next year for the rest of the Are You Being Served series... =(
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I'm still waiting for all the Carry On movies...

Plus the Doctor in the House series too.
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Can't wait for Keeping up appearances!
I still gotta find the cash to pickup the Young ones.
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Sent an email to Channel4 productions in Britain regarding Black Books for region 1- they said they are working on the details now and hope to have a distributor shortly. I will update when I recieve a response back from Channel 4 when it will be released.
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Originally posted by brtcmfn
Sent an email to Channel4 productions in Britain regarding Black Books for region 1- they said they are working on the details now and hope to have a distributor shortly. I will update when I recieve a response back from Channel 4 when it will be released.
This news, along with the Red Dwarf news, has made my day. Great stuff.
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Great news about Coupling! I will hold off on getting the region 2 discs for now! And it's great to hear about Father Ted season 3, which is long overdue, IMO. I could never get into Keeping Up Appearances, tho, but I am a fan of As Time Goes By and Red Dwarf.

I already have Black Books season 1 from region 2. It's an awesome series.
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Gotta love the search engine sometimes

Chef has been announced for 30 Aug It'll come as 3 individual season DVDs or a 3 pack complete collection (MSRP ~$60).

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I've never seen Chef. Any shows you would compare it to?
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good question... I'm not a really big sitcom person (esp the drivel the US studios have been churning out for the past decade or so but that's another story ) so I honestly don't know if there is anything like it out recently. Here's the IMDB link that might give you some ideas http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108723/ From one of the comments there "`Chef' is about a man who has a great deal of frustration like many of us, but, unlike most of us, he's not afraid to vent it at the people who much of time deserve it. It's painfully funny, too."

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I wonder if the Lock, Stock series will ever get a R1 release.
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Originally Posted by fryinpan1
I wonder if the Lock, Stock series will ever get a R1 release.
I doubt that it would....i ended up buying the R2 version rather than wait it out..

But good news about Chef!!!
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I want "Black Books!" Dammit!
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Chef! Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I'm hanging out for a DVD release of series 2 of "Little Britain".
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Originally Posted by Bill Needle
I want "Black Books!" Dammit!
And so I shall recieve...on 1/10/2006. Maybe only series one initially, but I will take it!
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Since I just bought the R2 version of Spaced not too long ago I fully expect that to be announced before too long as well
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Originally Posted by nemein
Since I just bought the R2 version of Spaced not too long ago I fully expect that to be announced before too long as well
I hope so. I've been meaning to pickup the R2 discs, but keep stalling. Perhaps I'll wait long enough for an R1 release.
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I interviewed Simon Pegg last year, he was pretty pessimistic about Spaced getting a Region 1 release, due to music rights.
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The R2 3-disc Definitive Collection is so packed with extras I can't see any reason why anyone who's not limited to R1 releases would continue to wait.
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My understanding is that the Black Books extras on the R2 set are great (in particular the commentaries). Hopefully they are all brought over to the R1 sets.
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Originally Posted by majorjoe23
I interviewed Simon Pegg last year, he was pretty pessimistic about Spaced getting a Region 1 release, due to music rights.
That's unfortunate, and hopefully can get resolved some day. Along with that and the rest of the series being released, I'd also like to see The New Statesman.

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