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5.0 out of 5 stars "Withnail and I" given the deluxe treatment...., 3 Oct. 2006
This review is from: Withnail And I : 20th Anniversary Edition (3 Disc Digitally Remastered Special Edition) [1988] [DVD] (DVD)
For the 20th anniversary of this 1986 production a 3 disc set has been assembled which contains a host of extras which includes a director's commentary, a channel 4 documentary and the stunning soundtrack.

This comedy about a couple of out of work actors which stars Richard E Grant and Paul McGann set at the tail end of the 60's who escape their squalid London flat to go to on a holiday in the Lake District, the rich dialogue which contains and ever increasing amount of insults really starts to flow once all involved start drinking heavily.

This is an excellent package for a film that has a huge cult following since its release, a rare example of stunning British cinema given the re-release it deserves a must see film.
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Initial post: 6 Aug 2012 11:28:18 BDT
C Allen says:
This review is showing as the first (and most helpful) one for a different DVD than the one described: "Withnail And I [1986] [DVD]". This is of course Amazon's, and not the reviewer's fault. Shoppers looking at a DVD marked in this way need to know that it's a single-disk edition with terrible picture and sound, and none of the brilliant extras Milt Ingarfield talks about. The extras are on the more expensive "Withnail And I : 20th Anniversary Edition (3 Disc Digitally Remastered Special Edition) [1988] [DVD] (DVD)". If you're not sure which one you're looking at, check the "Product Details" section. Under "number of disks" the basic one shows "1", while the Anniversary Edition shows "3".

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2013 18:37:12 GMT
P. G. Croft says:
I haven't watched this great film since my VHS set was chucked away. I'd like to buy a DVD copy to replace my vid, trouble is--although you make a very good argument for the latest techno version, will my TV tuner be able to show it--let alone show these technical advances off ? My Tv is only 4 yrs old --40'' flat screen, but with all these so-called (almost weekly) announcments about Tv changes, I can't keep up with it. What do you think--play safe with the older version ?

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2013 18:46:00 GMT
I have only seen the DVD version and so I cannot comment on the Blu-ray transfer, if I was going to buy today I would be looking at the Blu-ray version rather than the DVD myself..

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2013 20:00:59 GMT
Last edited by the author on 13 Mar 2013 20:02:07 GMT
P. G. Croft says:
Thanks for responding--but don't you need yet another machine/ system to play Blueray? ( showing my ignorance again)--Isn't there a half way with this--the Best of the DVD's on offer?---cheers--phil Croft.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jul 2013 14:38:06 BDT
Dr.Vollin says:
For blue ray you need a blue ray player an a HD TV. If your tv is as you say, a 40" flat screen then it should be fine. Blue ray players start at around £40.
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