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The begining of a series
Red Dwarf - Series 1 (DVD)
Member Name: andrew1338
Red Dwarf - Series 1 (DVD)
Advantages: Fantastic quality in terms of case and bonus features, as funny as ever
Disadvantages: Only the first series
The bbc has always had a reputation for putting together the best drama and comedy from this side of the pond as it were. This continues this tradition proudly. Red dwarf is my favourite comedy and having a full series avalible in the one case is fantastic.
The case - looks great and is well made. A nice touch is that if you collect all of the different series dvds then it makes a lovely red dwarf logo between them all.
The content - the episodes are the funniest things I have ever seen. It is inteligant humor without being pompus or difficult to understand. The american humor of slapstick and straightman and idiot are left at the door. Each of the characters has their own funny moments, motivations, quirks and are relatable. I really think everyone should see this before they die or perhaps after as well. It is that good.
Bonus features - the bonus features on this disk are pretty good. I myself am not that big a fan of bonus features but it delivers what it should and is pretty interesting. It all comes with a nice little menu system which is worth it by itself almost.
Plot: The jupitor mining ship Red dwarf plays the host to the majority of the episodes. Each of the episodes usualy has a plot device to facilitate the jokes and so on. One could claim this is to its detrement but I belive that it works particulary well to keep everything fresh and interesting. This is probubly the best series out of all the red dwarf which is a feat as they are all witty and interesting. I am not going to comment on specifics of the plot beacuse that could ruin it for some people and those who would want to find out can go to idbm.
Who it is for: if you like sci fi, or comedy or sci fi comedy I would encourage you to buy this dvd.
Summary: Would be the perfect gift for someone who hasn't seen the series.
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