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Back in the Red...,
This review is from: Red Dwarf : Series 8 (Limited Edition with corgi Scutter toy) [DVD] (DVD)
Anyway. Red Dwarf 8... Not the best series by a long shot but still very enjoyable. The DVD seems to fix alot of the problems with the original broadcasts. For example, Back In The Red parts I-III can be viewed as one long episode. This cut makes alot more sense and helps the continuity run though alot better. The same also applies for Pete Parts I and II.
Upon re-watching the whole series back to back (i have nothing better to do,ok!) you do start to see alot of the jokes you missed first time round and realise that the scripting is actually very clever.
Although the series is only a three star (compared to series 4/5/6) the dvd bonus features bring it up to a 4 star.
The Tank original documentary is another spot on 90 minute run through of the episodes behind the scenes and the like, talking to all the major players involved and one or two minor ones.
The Comedy Connections program (a brilliant program on BBC1) has some brilliant (and cringeworthy) early footage of chris barry and danny john jules in his maid marion and her merry men days...
Other than these there is the usual fare such as smeg ups,deleted scenes, story boards etc.
What does let these other wise fantastic extras down are the menu's. Set in the bunk in the tank, they're slow to respond and actually finding what your looking for is a nightmare sometimes.
All in All, the series is good but not great though the extras make it a Four star package.
And the scutter is pretty cool too