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    Unique ID Code: 0000001932
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 10/11/1999 19:48
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    Black Adder, The (UK)

    7 / 10
    3 votes cast
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    Rowan Atkinson in the first of the successful comedy series
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 190 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Throughout the ages, men of flair, faculty and outstanding courage have contributed to England`s glorious heritage. Others, like the snivelling worm Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh (alias The Black Adder), the bitter and twisted son of a medieval king, have emerged from the dust of dodgy documents to claim their wrongful position in history.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access

    Video Tracks:
    Standard 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Martin Shardlow
    Mandie Fletcher

    Tony Robinson
    Tim McInnerny
    Elspet Gray
    Robert East
    Brian Blessed
    Rowan Atkinson

    Soundtrack By:
    Howard Goodall

    Mike Jackson

    Costume Designer:
    Odile Dicks-Mireaux

    John Lloyd


    Your Opinions and Comments

    6 / 10
    While not in the same league as the other Blackadders, this is still worth a look. It`s interesting to see how Blackadder was originally concieved and executed.

    No features, unless you`re on about an mildly interesting booklet. Come on, it`s the BBC.
    posted by Gangster No 1 on 25/4/2002 02:10
    7 / 10
    This is where it all began. I couldn't help but be a little disappointed by the content of this series when watching it again. The other 3 series are absolutely brilliant and I think that I tend to forget that Black Adder had to start somewhere.

    The disc itself is also a little disappointing, visually it's OK - but nothing to ride home about. And we don't get ANY extra features. The BBC are happy to get cast & crew in to record commentaries for bloody Dr.Who, but Blackadder… no, let's not bother doing anything for that release!! Curse them!! Sorry, got a bit carried away there - even the R1 disc has some extras!

    Still, this is a bit of classic, and needs to be purchased to complete any Blackadder fan's collection. It can also be bought in a 4 disc box set that seems to be on offer at the moment (£40 from
    posted by Rich Davies on 19/10/2002 00:32