I have been a fan of 'Dark Star' for many years, and this DVD is by far the best release so far. I'm not going to review the movie (safe to say, if you like the early years of 'Red Dwarf' you'll love it). Extras are plentiful (including an epic 'making of' documentary) and picture quality is very good (if not perfect, considering the 16mm origins of the original material).
What I'm really writing this for though is to let UK buyers know that this DVD is 'REGION FREE' (not just region 1), so perfectly safe to buy. It is in the US standard format of NTSC, rather than PAL, but almost all televisions in the UK these days are NTSC compatible.
Oh and if you're thinking of waiting for a Blu-Ray... the makers say there would be nothing to gain in picture quality so a Blu-Ray is not necessary.
The only question now is, why isn't this Special Edition DVD being sold direct in the UK...?