ON 27 APRIL 2010, following a deal between the BBC and Warner Home Video, a complete three-series box set of Survivors was released in Region One format (for the US and Canadian market) - the first time that a Region One NTSC DVD version has been made available for purchase.
The contents are identical to that included in the Region 2 complete Survivors box set, released on the 2 | entertain label in November 2008 - but with one important format difference. Rather than the 11-disc 2 | entertain release, the Warner Home Video version comprises six double-sided DVDs. The boxset contains:
All 38 episodes of Survivors (on six double-sided DVDs)
BBC Four documentary The Cult of... Survivors, first broadcast in December 2006 (reviewed on this site in January 2007)
A photo gallery of BBC promotion stills and behind-the-scenes shots by Lucy Fleming
Screen-capture of a disc main menu (above); and of chapter navigation within an episode (below).
Notes on the release:
This release contains none of the episode commentaries, cast interviews, Viewing Notes booklets, series three documentary 'New World Rising' or other 'special feature' material included in the DD Video and DD Home Entertainment releases
The release re-uses the DD Home Entertainment subtitles for series one and three, and BBC Four's subtitles for The Cult of... Survivors. New subtitling has been provided for series two.
The 'BBC Publicity Stills' photo gallery for series two includes several of Lucy Fleming's personal photos, misattributed to the BBC. The series three photo gallery only includes BBC stills and the series one photo gallery correctly separates out BBC shots from 'Lucy Fleming's photographs'. Denis Lill's photos, included in the DD Home Entertainment releases for series three, have not been included here. The series one and two photo galleries have been designed for manual navigation. The series three photo gallery is an automated slide show.
Cite this web page
Cross, R. (2021). 'Survivors Region 1 DVD set,' [online] Survivors: A World Away, 31 January. Available at: https://survivors-mad-dog.org.uk/a-world-away/Basics_DVD_Region_One.php. Accessed on: 21 September 2021.
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