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  • Actors: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Dutch, English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 22 Oct. 2001
  • Run Time: 173 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005NGUA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,117 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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All six episodes from the fourth series of the popular comedy show. In 'Captain Cook', Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson) puts himself forward as the Official War Artist, while General Haig reveals plans to move his drinks cabinet six inches closer to Berlin. In 'Corporal Punishment' Blackadder eats the messenger pigeon which has just arrived with details of Operation Insanity. In 'Major Star' Baldrick (Tony Robinson) does his controversial Charlie Chaplin impression. In 'Private Plane' our heroes meet Lord Flasheart (Rik Mayall) and Baron von Richthoven (Adrian Edmondson). In 'General Hospital' Blackadder is given orders to find a spy in hospital and sees his chance to spend three weeks in bed. And finally, in 'Goodbyeee', the chaps prepare for the final big push.

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The final Blackadder series, which first appeared in 1990, was the most highly evolved of all of the Richard Curtis/Ben Elton-scripted excursions. Having contrived to attain the Crown at the end of the third series, Rowan Atkinson's Edmund Blackadder is now reduced to a mere Captaincy in the trenches during World War I, with these episodes finding him shooting messenger pigeons, grumbling about Charlie Chaplin and unscrupulously evading his patriotic duty to pile over the top and be slaughtered pointlessly. Hugh Laurie plays the upper class silly arse to the hilt while Baldrick, who has grown progressively more stupid throughout the four series, can barely muster the intelligence to move from the spot. Blackadder Goes Forth stoutly refused to the end to abandon its relish for broad, puerile scatological puns: "Captain Darling will pump you thoroughly in the debriefing room," growls Stephen Fry's General Melchett. However, Blackadder's cynicism is laced with genuine despair at the recent madness of World War I. The closing moments of the final episode, as Blackadder and co. finally receive their orders, are handled with sober poignancy and became a frequent fixture in Remembrance Day TV scheduling. --David Stubbs --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4.8 out of 5 stars

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Craig Henderson on 5 Dec. 2010
Format: DVD
Blackadder Goes Forth is absolutely brilliant and a comedy series you must add to your collection. Rowan Atkinson is back as Blackadder but this time as a Captain in the British army during the Great War. The year is 1917 and Blackadder has been on the frontline for three years and is determined to survive and get home. Hugh Laurie is brilliant in this series as young naive Lieutenant George, Tony Robinson is great as Private Baldrick and Tim McInnery is fantastic in his role as Captain Kevin Darling. Stephen Fry steals the show as General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmany Melchett-a mad optimistic General convinced that a one final big push will win the war. This series is great and pokes fun at the insanity of the Great War. Blackadder is determined to get out of the trenches and Melchett and Darling are determined to keep him there. Like the third series there are some very funny cameos by Rik Mayall, Ade Edmondson, Gabriel Glaister and many other fine comic actors.
This series is very very funny and of course the last episode is great but deeply poignant and moving.
A comedy series to love and cherish.
Baaaa!!!
5 stars
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. Meadows on 21 Mar. 2011
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This final series of Blackadder brings together the best elements of series 2 and 3 to create one of the best series of any comedy ever. Set in the trenches of World War 1, we have Stephen Fry returning as Melchett (this time a general) and Tim McInnerny is brought back full time, though not as the dappy Percy of series 1 and 2, but as whole new character, Kevin Darling, who is very similar to Blackadder himself, only he has got the lucky break of an office job several safe miles behind the front line.

Whilst still a bit of an idiot, Baldrick does take on an extra dimension in this series as the 'honest Tommy' representing the everyday man who was caught up in the Great War. There are returns for Flashheart & Bob from series 2, as well as a new role for Miranda Richardson. The whole series hangs together very well, with familiar themes running through each episode, such as Blackadder's schemes to try and get himself as far from the frontline as possible. Suffused with a collection of the finest insults ever broadcast on tv, this is comedy of the highest order. Yet this series has one element to it that puts it head and shoulders above the other 3 series and above most other comedies. That element is the pathos of the final episode. Though it is riddled with gags (the cappuccino line still has me in stitches) the reality of the war is never made fun of. It is the absurdity of the war that is the subject of derision, in as fine a way that is the match of the War Poets, and there is a distinct Sassoonian air to the eventual demise of the characters, which is done in an utterly moving way. You would be hard pressed not to cry at the finale, which is the crowning glory of this great comedy epoch.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Paul Johnson on 29 Aug. 2004
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For me, this is the best of all the Blackadder series. The tone of this series seems to be different to all the others and your opinions of the characters is different accordingly.
Blackadder is for the most part a snide and somewhat cruel and unpleasant character, but rather than dislike him for the way he treats his couterparts, in Goes Forth, you just feel for him, placed in this desperate situation and trying anything he can think of to get out of it. Who would not, given the circumstances.
Making a comedy out of the tragic events of WW1 shows great skill and the writers manage it tremendously. They are helped by an incredibly good cast - there really are no weak links. For me, Stephen Fry playing the dimwitted General Meltchett is the standout, though an excellent cameo in one episode by Rik Mayall as flying ace Lord Flashart runs him close.
What is truely brilliant is the end. After all his attempts to escape, Blackadder is sent over the top, we presume to his doom, though we are never shown for definate, as the screen fades to show the battlefield in modern times. This could have been handled so badly, but it was in fact, perfect.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 May 2002
Format: VHS Tape
Is there any time or place that writers Richard Curtis and Ben Elton cannot place thoroughly believable characters? In this instance, its the Western Front, 1917. An utter joy (the series, that is). The supporting cast, particularly Tony Robinson, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Genius Fry, are impeccable. Rich with brilliant dialogue combined with incredibly creative incident- hot mud, dandruff and saliva, among other things- there is a real poignancy about this series. The absurdity of the events portrayed here work in a perfect blend of humour and cynicism that really reflect the madness of the war and those caught up in it. For me, the best of the four Blackadder outings.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. I. R. Swatkins on 20 May 2009
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This particular series must rank alongside Fawlty Towers as an example of supreme British comedy that captures the absolute essence of the 'situation' in 'sitcom' terms. Being formerly in the HM Forces at the time of its release I can vouch that clips and quotes from the Lord Flasheart episode appeared in countless RAF briefings and presentations. Every character is played supremely well by an outstanding cast that had matured together in various guises and having had a number of instances of dealing with Rememberance servces - including being at the famous Menen Gate in Ypres on Rememberance Day - the final episode has become something of a national treasure at illustrating the sheer futility of war. Quite Brilliant!!
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