|Comments on Wednesday 15 October 2003:|
|For, ooh, about ten years or so, I've been occasionally grumbling "why does The One Game not get repeated?" or complaining about it not being brought out on video or DVD. About eight years ago, in days of yore, when newsgroups were more populous than the web, I inquired of a UK-television newsgroup as to whether anyone had it; one person had heard of it, an American local TV station person, who had purchased the rights from Carlton to show it on their station. Which didn't turn out to be any help in my quest to acquire it.|
Cut to now, or a couple of days ago; Holly had a present for me when I woke up. No point in my prevaricating about what it was, of course, since you'll have guessed that by now - it was a banana. No, it was actually your first guess, a DVD of The One Game. You shouldn't have second-guessed yourself, should you? Why would it be a banana? You're silly.
And hoorah, it's very much as I remembered it - it's pretty much a bleaker version of The Game. If you've seen The Game, imagine it made by a small English director and producer instead of Hollywood, and you'll have a reasonable mental facsimile of The One Game. Characters with a bit more depth, enhanced malevolence, and that peculiar ability that English miniserieses have of containing many slow distance shots and other such unnecessities without being rendered painfully tedious.
Now I'm just waiting for the War of the Worlds series to DVDify. Well, that and Blake's 7, with its continuous much-lamented postponings. [12:29]
|Mmm, yes. When the War of the Worlds series appears on DVD, we too must have it. But I suspect it will be a long time in coming.|
I'm just happy right now that the BBC Robin Hood / Robin of Sherwood series has been DVD-released... even if the actors pull their bowstrings all wrong in it.