The Story of Brideshead Revisited
As a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the first showing of the TV series of Brideshead Revisited, Granada issued in 2006 a Collectors Edition of the whole series on DVD with the help of the original producer, Derek Granger. It includes a number of extras, namely : commentaries on three of the episodes by Anthony Andrews, Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Nickolas Grace, Derek Granger and the two directors Michael Lindsay-Hogg and Charles Sturridge; out-takes; a documentary on the making of the series; and galleries of stills. I find that the visual quality is much the same as that of the original DVD issue, an observation that might be accounted mildly disappointing. On the other hand the value of the extras is striking.
The DVDs, on four discs, are available in the United Kingdom. Amazon.co.uk advertise it at £16.98.
This Collectors Edition is now available in the United States, published by Acorn Media. You may buy it for $40.49 from Amazon.com delivered free. There will no doubt be many bargains at Amazon.com and elsewhere.
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Happy viewing! If you feel like doing so, let me know what you think of the DVD versions at my new e-mail address
updated 7th July 2007