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    Any info on Blake's 7 on DVD in Region 1? Views: 741
     Thursday, April 16 2009 @ 10:20 PM EDT
    Just wondering if anyone has information on when, if or why not Blake's 7 is going to be released in Reg 1 format in the US.

    As Travis always says, "WHERE IS BLAKE!!"

    Yes, I still have the rubbish beard!
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     Thursday, April 16 2009 @ 11:37 PM EDT


    Good question! BFS Video, the company that released them on (NTSC) VHS, said they would becoming out on DVD in the US (region 1) "soon" --- mind you that was back in circa 1998 and we are still waiting for their definition of the word "soon" - sigh.

    Back then, it actually seemed like Blake's 7 was going to see life on region 1 DVDs before even Doctor Who. A decade later, we are still waiting.

    Cheers,
    Louis

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     Thursday, April 16 2009 @ 11:40 PM EDT


    But to better answer your question, they will most likely announce a Blake's 7 region 1 DVD release about a month after I break down and buy the region 2 PAL discs... unfortunately. Wink

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     Friday, April 17 2009 @ 06:55 AM EDT

    Sorry not any help - but out of interest - on BBC Two's Mastermind tonight (UK) at 7.30pm - one of the contestants specialist subject is - Blake's 7

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     Friday, April 17 2009 @ 08:12 AM EDT
    Ok Dave and Louis: "Down & Safe"

    Thanks for the quick answers! I'll keep waiting, and watching my VHS versions.

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     Friday, April 17 2009 @ 09:26 AM EDT
    I bought all four series a few years back and don't regret it. Right now each set is 16.98, on Amazon.uk, which works out to about $100 for all four series. I would suggest, if you have a dvd player capable of playing region 2, then just go ahead and buy the region 2 sets. I am buying more of those lately, especially Doctor Who. You will get an additional 96 lines of picture definition (625/576 - 525/480) as well, which helps a little bit on larger television screens.

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