BBC Has ‘Red Dwarf’ Revival7 Jul, 2009 By: John Latchem
The British cult classic “Red Dwarf” gathered quite a following in its 1988-99 run. Now, fans can rejoice with a continuation of the series heading to DVD and Blu-ray Disc Oct. 6 (prebook Sept. 1) from BBC Video.
Red Dwarf: Back to Earth offers a three-part storyline in which the characters return to Earth in 2009 only to discover they are characters on a TV show called “Red Dwarf.” Written and directed by series co-creator Doug Naylor, these represent the first “Red Dwarf” episodes in 10 years.
The two-disc DVD ($24.98) and Blu-ray ($29.99) versions offer the option to watch the episodes as a feature-length director’s cut or as they were broadcast. The discs also include deleted scenes, featurettes and many more extras.