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Blackadder 2 (UK)

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The entire second series
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 175 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
Release Date:

Synopsis:
England 1558-1603. The filthy genes of the Blackadder dynasty bubble back to the surface of the melting pot of history as Lord Edmund, arrogant peer-about-town, swaggers back in search of grace and favour from the stark-raving mad Queen Bess.

All six episodes of Blackadder 2, including Bells, Head, Potato, Money, Beer and Chains.

Special Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Access

Video Tracks:
Standard 1.33:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

Directed By:
Mandie Fletcher

Written By:


Starring:
Patsy Byrne
Stephen Fry
Miranda Richardson
Tony Robinson
Tim McInnerny
Rowan Atkinson

Soundtrack By:
Howard Goodall

Editor:
Chris Wadsworth

Costume Designer:
Annie Hardinge

Production Designer:
Anthony C. Thorpe

Producer:
John Lloyd

Distributor:
BBC

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7 / 10
THE definitive Blackadder. Picture quality is not as good as it could have been, but an improvement over the original Blackadder.
posted by Gangster No 1 on 25/4/2002 02:14
8 / 10
Well I have to say I`m a big fan of BlackAdder, and the series peaked for me somwehere between series 2 and 3. However I`ll watch any of them.

I bought Blackadder I region 2, and then this disk. Then noticed that BBC Worldwide were releasing region 1 version, which all have extras on them, and even some stuff read by Tony Robinson, and some interesting notes.

I was really cross I`d laid out the money on the region-2 ones then. I mean - the BBC made the series, but can`t be bothered to put extras on, but can for foreign markets...

Julian.
posted by Julian Onions on 30/7/2002 16:40
8 / 10
Series 2 is really where Blackadder comes into it's own. Series 1 was good and everything, but this is just magical. Ben Elton (who I'm a big fan of) takes over the co-writing from Rowan Atkinson and the result is just brilliant.

Disc-wise, things are still a little disappointing, video quality is OK, but not great and there are absolutely no extras (unlike the R1 version)!!! This is very very disappointing!

Still, it is worth the purchase on content alone! Comedy at its best!
posted by Rich Davies on 19/10/2002 00:37