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  • Actors: Brian Blessed ( Voice ), David Rintoul ( Voice )
  • Format: CD+DVD, Dolby, PAL
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Entertainment One
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Oct. 2010
  • Run Time: 58 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003XNB3OI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,839 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The Big Knights brings humour to tales of chivalry and catastrophe that will delight audiences of all ages. Featuring the voices of Brian Blessed and David Rintoul The Big Knights live in the far-off land of Borovia - where dragons are fierce, witches are wicked, scientists are insane, and the economy is shaky! Among their many adventures, the Big Knights rescue two mischievous princesses from a tower, take a holiday in the Land of Vampires, and go undercover in their wondrous 'hats of invisibility'.

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By P. White on 8 Aug. 2010
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'The Big Knights' is one of my favourite series and I'm 45 years old. It was first transmitted in December/January of 1999/2000 on BBC1, got a 50% of the series VHS release and then vanished.
The series tells the story of the two largest and bravest (ie most reckless) knights of a bizarre country called Borovia that is clearly in the late 20th Century but only just. The Big Knights are loveable and extremely well meaning two man mobile disaster areas that tend to cause more chaos than they solve. They also have armoured pets, a dog and a hamster. The series is ideal for people of all ages but there's a slightly sly wit to it that appeals to adults as much as children. Add to that the excellent vocal performances from the whole cast, especially Brian Blessed as Sir Morris and David Rintoul as Sir Boris and you have a gem.
Aficionados have been awaiting a DVD release (with increasing frustration and eventual despair) for a decade and we'd have been happy to see a DVD with the original episodes in 4:3 aspect ratio as transmitted and seen on the VHS cassette, BUT: Astley Baker Davis who made 'The Big Knights' have recently completed a project to take the original CG based animation and prepare it for a DVD release. When they did so they were delighted to discover that the original series was created in 16:9 widescreen and cut down to 4:3 for the BBC. That means that this release, for the first time, is indeed full 16:9! Marvellous, but it gets better. They also were able to scale the images up to 1080p HD and you'll notice that a 'Free' Blu-Ray comes with this set. Fantastic. I expected to pay for a Blu-Ray and a DVD so getting both for an rrp of [...] (less on Amazon as I type)is astounding.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By James Michel on 10 Nov. 2010
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What can I say, but marvelous.

It arrived in the post yesterday and I sat down to watch some of the episodes with my 8 and 7 year old daughters.
It was one of those daughter and father moments where we were splitting our sides with laughter at the same time.
My 7 year old daughter has now adopted Sir Boris as her new role model and is determined to burp as loud and offensively as him. As for my 8 year old, she has an appetite like Sir Doris the Hamster.

The stories are excellent, the timing is genious and the humour is wonderfully British. I would recommend anyone of my friends or family, except my rich aunt in Watford.

I might not be the World's best reviewer, but at least I'm the "most enthuuuusiastic"...The Big Knights [DVD and Blu ray combi]
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul Robinson VINE VOICE on 19 April 2011
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My life is a better place for having seen this little morsel when it first aired over a sunny, crisp Christmas period nearly a decade ago, now. A few years later I was able to acquire a VHS copy of some of the episodes (which traded for a while on here second-hand at £35 a copy!), and enjoyed it immensely, but knew that the days of VHS were over and that I was missing some all-important episodes.

So in 2009, I created a Facebook group called "Bring back the Big Knights" (now thankfully, renamed: We love "The Big Knights"!). I wrote to the production company and to BBC Worldwide who owned the rights and weren't doing anything with them. You might imagine me some sort of weirdo lunatic sat in my bedroom writing letters in green ink, but I can assure you of two things:

1. I have never lobbied for anything to be brought out on DVD before
2. The Big Knights are that good, it was worth every minute of that activity

And now we have them back. I don't have a HD TV and Bluray player so can't speak to that part of the package, but the DVD is perfect. The dulcet tones of Brian Blessed, the spot-on narration of the then undiscovered Alexander Armstrong (now known for Armstrong and Miller), the almost cameo-like appearances of many of Britain's greatest actors providing voice performances, and all around funny - genuinely funny - and original story-writing.

There isn't a single person I've made sit down and watch at least one episode of it who hasn't laughed heartily at it, and not one person who objected to watching another episode... or maybe two... and we're not talking children here!

If there was any criticism at all, it would be that the series listing on the DVD box is not matched with the order the DVD plays all episodes in, but that's a minor enough point it doesn't merit a deduction of a star.

Buy it. Trust me, you'll enjoy it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Angharad on 3 Feb. 2011
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The Big Knights were something of an obsession for me while I was at school. I used to recite the opening spiel ('The height of two men, the Weight of Four - the STRENGTH OF SIXTEEN!'), dance around to the catchy Eastern-European-style theme-song,and draw armoured, voracious Sir Doris the Hamster in my diary and everyone else's.

So I was more than pleased when the series was finally available on DVD - with bonus episodes and remastered picture into the bargain. Brave Sir Boris, silly Sir Morris, their cheerful housekeeper, foolish king, adoring princesses, sniggering fellow knights and long-suffering locals make for excellent viewing. A wickedly whimsical delight for the whole family!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Little Blue Bat on 30 Oct. 2010
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Finally the Big Knights is out on DVD. If your 4 year old daughter loves Peppa Pig then your 7 year old son (and Dad) will adore the Big Knights. This is an absolute classic and has boys in hysterics and adults enjoying it on another level. Witty, delightful and deeply amusing for all ages: but beware you will find yourself quoting Sir Morris and Sir Borris. Get it and pray that the BBC has the sense to commission another series.
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