Released by Acorn Media on September 25th 2012. SRP $149.99 (DVD)
These episodes were made between 2006 and 2008. This series was made in SD (standard definition) so the fact that they were released on SD DVD is perfectly reasonable. They look great and have been released in their native 16:9 format. Being made in the 21st century, the best sorts of tools have been applied in post-production to make this look as good as it can. Color grading looks fine. Especially when out in the fields where greens and yellows are sufficiently bright or when the series goes up to Wales such as the episode Death and Dust. I have no complaints about the quality. Plus the fact that it had been shot on 16mm film gives hope that someday (if all the film material still exists) this can be rebuilt into HD for possible Blu ray releases in the future.
Disc 8: Death in a Chocolate Box
Disc 13: The Magician’s Nephew
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