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5.0 out of 5 stars A very stylish boxset., 11 Mar. 2008
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This review is from: Blackadder - The Complete Collection [DVD] (DVD)
This is a 6-disc boxset of all four series of Blackadder with subtitles, two feature-length specials ("Blackadder's Christmas Carol" (with subtitles) and "Back and Forth" (without subtitles)), a 15 or so minute mini-feature having Blackadder in the time of Cromwell ("The Cavalier Years"), and a 30 minute making of documentary about Back and Forth (but does cover the series of Blackadder as well - analyzing the characters etc) "Baldrick's Video Diary". And all of this comes in a very stylish, specially designed limited edition box... 4cm thick (so very shelf-friendly) and made to look like an 'olde worlde' book.

And I just wanted to also say... for anyone who has been dreading or putting off seeing series one because of bad reviews - it's not bad it's just different. It's not got Ben Elton's style but it does still have the essence of Blackadder - the sarcasm and cynicism of Edmund, the not-so-cunning plans of Baldrick, and the total idiocy of Percy. The only real difference is that Baldrick's a bit cleverer (worth seeing it for that IMO) and Blackadder's a bit Mr Bean-ish (with a squeaky voice and goofy look), but the character hierarchy is still the same. It also has a lot of before-they-were-famous appearances, such as Angus Deayton and Jim Broadbent (DCI Roy Slater, Del Boy's arch enemy in Only Fools and Horses). It does take some getting used to but it really is just as hilarious as the others at times.

Overall, if you love Blackadder this is the set to get.
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Initial post: 24 Jun 2010 01:09:50 BDT
I love the first series. When it was first aired, I found it utterly hilarious and can't understand why people put it down so much nowadays. The Queen Of Spain's Beard is one of my favourite Blackadder episodes EVER. From any of the four series!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jul 2010 16:43:53 BDT
M. Worley says:
That's my favourite episode from that series too... both Blackadder pretending to be gay and Jim Broadbent as the loyal interpreter of a love-crazed Spanish queen are just hilarious.

Posted on 1 Jun 2011 15:02:57 BDT
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