Black Adder Remastered: The Ultimate Edition

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  • Rowan Atkinson is deliciously twisted as the comic villain, Edmund Blackadder, in the enormously popular comedy series. Follow Blackadder in hysterical send-ups of the Middle Ages, the Elizabethan age, the Regency period, and World War I. This special edition contains new exclusive interviews and audio commentaries , making it a must have for all BlackAdder fans. Format: DVD MOVIE Genre:&nbs

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Rowan Atkinson is deliciously twisted as the comic villain, Edmund Blackadder, in the enormously popular comedy series. Follow Blackadder in hysterical send-ups of the Middle Ages, the Elizabethan age, the Regency period, and World War I. This special edition contains new exclusive interviews and audio commentaries , making it a must have for all BlackAdder fans.- Remastered series: The Black Adder, Blackadder II, Blackadder the Third, Blackadder Goes Forth
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Black Adder Remastered: The Ultimate Edition

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  1. Tom Keogh does not sound like he is terribly familiar with the series.

    “Edmund is a perennial survivor who never quite gets ahead in multiple episodes.”

    – “…in multiple episodes?” Really? My how insightful. I would just point out to him a few things.

    – The series does not contain “witchsmellers, who smell out spell casters with their noses”. It contains one character named the Witchsmeller Perswevent, who does not so much sniff out witches but destroy his enemies through clever tests and courtroom antics.

    -In the Elizabethen era, Miranda Richardson plays Queen Elizabeth (I) , not “Queen Bess”.

    “The next incarnation we encounter is in late-18th-century Regency England. This time, Blackadder is … ‘caught in various misadventures with Samuel Johnson, Shakespearean actors, the Scarlet Pimpernel, and William Pitt the younger.’ ”

    – My, doesn’t that make me want to rush out and buy! I have never read a better example of sloppy third grade book report than this sentence.

    “With a brief stop in Victorian London for a Christmas special, (you’re fired – ed) the series concludes with several episodes set during the Great War. The new Edmund is a career Army officer, but a scoundrel all the same.”

    – Actually those “several episodes” are their own series, “Black Adder goes Forth”. The point is that there are several series and each season the show was recast in a different era. Quite clever, really.

    “Shirking his duties whenever possible and taking advantage of any opportunity for undeserved reward, this final, deeply sour, and very funny Blackadder negotiates survival among a cadre of fools and dimwits.”

    – It might be noted that “shirking his duties” was Captain Blackadder’s way of “keeping him and his men alive” in WW1, where his “duties” usually involved suicidal orders. This was really the most intelligent and selfless of all the Blackadders.

    “No small mention can be made of Atkinson’s supporting cast, easily among the finest comic performers of their generation: besides Laurie and Richardson, Stephen Fry, Tony Robinson, and Tim McInnerny. –”

    – um, quite. How is it that Baldrick is only worthy of this yes, SMALL mention as an apparent afterthought?

    There seems to be a tendency, with IMDB and Wiki, to write reviews by squeezing in every fact you can scrape off of the internet, and not bothering to shake one’s head to see if there might be a kernel of insight rattling about.

    Don’t let that turn you off, this is a jewel in the crown of BBC comedy, worthy of repeat viewings (Tom, take note!) You will find such an arsenal of wisecracks and zingers here that you will never be tempted to say “duh” again. This program will quicken the wit, improve your English, and leave you in stitches. If laughter is the best medicine, this program is your Penicillin.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. I am very happy with my item, it arrived promptly and safely, an enjoyable shopping experience
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. We love the new remastered Black Adder. It was a Christmas gift for my husband who is a HUGE fan. We laughed a lot, but it took us to the end of disk 1 to figure out that one must select “Subtitles OFF” to get the closed captioning to work. Probably some sort of Brit humor that was lost on me. Anyway….great product. Wonderful to see the early work from Frye, Laurie and Atkinson.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Finally, it’s all here in one place. There are even a few seconds of cut dialogue added in. If you’ve memorized the VHS version, you’ll find a phrase added here and there that wasn’t there before. For example, when Baldrick saves Blackadder the 3rd by untying him on the “grassy knoll.” Blackadder sputters “B- Baldrick… Baldrick! Thank you for introducing me to a genuinely new experience.” Only the last “Baldrick!” made it into the VHS version.

    There are interviews with almost everyone you might care to listen to. But I’ve noticed that people have a tendency to mumble both in commentaries and in interviews. This is especially annoying in the commentaries where, if you turn it up to hear the murmuring of comments, then the feature audio is too loud when it fades in at times. Hey, audio guys, there is a knobby thing labled “levels” somewhere on your hardware or software mixer. Please use it next time.

    I’d only seen the Baldrick Diaries once before and it was great to have it along side of the Cavalier Years, Blackadder Christmas Carol, and Back and Forth. And since my VHSs have succumbed to age, repeated play and the occasional film-eating player, this came just in time.

    I was also touched that the Blackadder staff all felt as deeply about the Fourth series as I did. I’ve never been able to watch the last episode of Blackadder the Fourth unless I was ready for an emotional time of it. If you haven’t seen it, I’ll give you a hint. This is historical comedy and the Fourth series is set in WWI, and at the end, a battlefield turns into a sea of poppies. Watch it and try not to choke up. Rarely does a comedy offer genuine deep feeling as well as tomfoolery.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. This collection has all of the episodes of the Black Adder series, with Rowan Atkinson at his best. The price of this collection is lower than that of other Black Adder collections, but the video is superior and this has EVERYTHING the Black Adder fan will appreciate.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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