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Red Dwarf: Series VI (2005)

Chris Barrie , Craig Charles  |  NR |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn, Hattie Hayridge
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: March 15, 2005
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006Z2L0Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,539 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Red Dwarf: Series VI" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Six episodes: Psirens, Legion, Gunmen of the Apocalypse, Emohawk--Polymorph II, Rimmerworld, Out of Time
  • Cast commentary
  • Fan commentary on "Gunmen of the Apocalypse"
  • "The Starbuggers" original documentary
  • Deleted scenes
  • Smeg ups
  • Howard Goodall: Settling the Score
  • "Sick" featurette
  • "Return to Laredo" featurette
  • Behind the scenes footage
  • Interview with director Andy de Emmony
  • Trailers
  • Raw FX footage
  • Isolated music cues
  • "Dave Hollins" radio sketch
  • Photo gallery
  • Web link
  • 12-page collector's booklet
  • Easter eggs

Editorial Reviews

Series 6 is possibly the most eagerly awaited of the Red Dwarf DVD sets, due to its acclaimed third episode, "Gunmen of the Apocalypse," which earned the program an International Emmy Award in 1994. However, the five other episodes in the series have their own share of absurd laughs, and the two-disc set features enough supplemental features to keep even the most demanding RD fan happy. The crux of series 6 is that the Red Dwarf has been stolen (no thanks to Lister, who can't remember where he left it), and the crew must recover it; their pursuit brings them in contact with brain-consuming aliens ("Psirens," with guest star Jenny Agutter), a polymorph that turns Rimmer and Cat into their alternate identities from Series V ("Emohawk--Polymorph II"), the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse tricked out as gunslingers ("Gunmen of the Apocalypse"), an army of Rimmer clones ("Rimmerworld"), and finally, their own future selves, who turn out to be particularly awful (worse than the present-day ones, that is), and cause a cliffhanger ending that just might spell the end for the Red Dwarf crew.... In short, series 6 more than earns its popular status among Red Dwarf's fanbase, thanks to its sharp writing (sadly, it would be the last series to feature scripts by co-creator Rob Grant) and energetic performances. And the double-disc set matches the quality of the programs with some terrific extras, including commentaries by the RD crew and fans (the latter on "Gunmen of the Apocalypse" only), and featurettes on composer Howard Goodall and series director Andy de Emmony; these are rounded out by the usual collections of "smeg-ups" (bloopers), deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage, and another episode of the "Dave Hollins, Space Cadet" radio sketch that inspired the show. And again, the most patient of viewers will find Easter eggs on the menus (happy hunting). --Paul Gaita

Product Description

Chris Barrie, Craig Charles. Nothing ever seems to go right for the galactic crew of the Red Dwarf but when their misadventures are this much fun, who cares! 1993/color/180 min/NR.

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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Last series by Grant & Naylor shines brightly. Hilarious! December 20, 2004
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Red Dwarf Series 6 is the last written by both of the creators, Grant and Naylor and the humor is as sharp as ever. In this series, the ship Red Dwarf is itself missing (literally, the model had been stolen) and so the crew are living aboard Starbug searching for their home, which in the story arc of the series has been taken by parties unknown. The part of the Cat is significantly increased in this series to great effect, although the trade-off is that Holly is missed. The episodes are terrific and highly creative with new situations and dense, seemingly endless jokes. This is Red Dwarf at its apex of creativity and humor. Episodes include:

Emohawk, Polymorph II- The crew need to trade with GELFs in order to get a vital piece of equipment, but will Lister survive his wedding night?

Psirens- Like the crew in The Odyssey, the Red Dwarf crew must escape the call of "Psirens" if they are to continue on their journey. Can the crew resist the temptation of their dearest desires?

Legion- The crew meet a marvelously talented entity who is very helpful, and very dangerous as well. The writers give the character of Rimmer new possibilities and more to do when he acquires a "hard light" body, but will the crew escape their host in order to take advantage of it?

Gunmen of the Apocalypse- A great "western" episode that also explores the fun of roleplaying and virtual reality. Fantastic, innovative and funny!

Rimmerworld- Rimmer escapes a disaster and ends up stranded alone for a very long time. What will the crew find when they finally catch up to him?

Out of Time- The crew meet up with very dislikable future versions of themselves. Will they be able to escape a time paradox that will cause them to become people they despise?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of both worlds. July 7, 2006
Some people will tell you to stay away from series 6,7,and 8. I will say that for the best of Sci-fi and Comedy this is by far the best season! there are "running" jokes in this season. Yes some are funny and some are tasteless but none of them take away from the series as a whole. Ayone who enjoyes a laugh or a well thought out sci-fi series will be able to jump right in with both feet in this series. You don't have to watch the first 5 series (however I highly recomend you do) to enjoy this series. It starts out very much the same way as series one, albeit not quite the same. Dave Lister wakes from a long stasis sleep to find he's forgotten who he is. The writers do an excellent job of reinventing the show via this amnesia intro. The other characters are simalarly introduced and a summary of their character types are given. So, like I said if you've never seen Red Dwarf, Don't Panic (to rip off another sci-fi/comedy great) you will be able to enjoy this classic series without doing your homework. This has just recently become my favorite series as I just watched again last week. Throughout series 6 you'll get long laughs, great sci-fi and Arnold Judas Rimmer, Rimmer to ryme with scum.
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5.0 out of 5 stars British Comedies August 29, 2009
Red Dwarf VI is a MUST item for any Red Dwarf and British Comedy fan. Warning - do not purchase volume VI unless you already have and have seen Volume I or other Red Dwarf predecessor, or you may be a bit lost.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best! May 27, 2008
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Series 6 is arguably the best series of Red Dwarf. Every series has their gems, but this one is switched on from the start. Another great thing about this particular series is the commentary track. It's just the four main leads this time and it's too too funny. I honestly can't decide what's funnier the show or the commentary. This series is a must have for any Red Dwarf fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
If you liked the previous three seasons of RED DWARF (I don't think the show really got underway in all its maturity until the addition of Kryten in Season Three), you will like this one. Apart from the absence of the spaceship Red Dwarf (the entire season is spent on Star Bug, which is searching for Red Dwarf), the show was the same old same old.

By this point in the show there was a ritualistic familiarity to the characters. They managed to keep the jokes flowing. I did, however, miss Holly, the Red Dwarf computer avatar. I missed the familiar living quarters from the first five seasons. But despite the new settings on the Star Bug, the show, if it wasn't starting to feel tired, was at least feeling well-traveled.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Red Dwarf VI May 8, 2010
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We enjoyed all of the Red Dwarf series. This purchase was to replace a defective Series VI DVD>
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mixed bag of ok and good. May 14, 2007
A mixed bag. We now know they get their act back for the later seasons. If you like British silly sci-fi comedy, you will love this series! The early and the later seasons were the best. Some of the middle seasons had good episodes, but not all of episodes were good. I own all of the series and can't wait for the movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome July 2, 2014
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Brilliant sci-fi comedy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love This Series
Space Corps Directive 196156? Any officer caught sniffing the saddle of the exercise bicycle in the women's gym will be discharged without trial? Hmm. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Mark in GNV
5.0 out of 5 stars Red Dwarf is a must see show
Red Dwarf Such a great show and season 6 doesn't disappoint! A funny and ingenious journey through space and time
Published 2 months ago by CK
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun
This series is so much fun to watch. I have been a fan of RD for a few years now. I love every actor in it. My favorite person is the cat. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Devora
5.0 out of 5 stars Crazy Fun
Timelessly Stupid, Ridiculously Funny. Use it as a tool to forget about the other crap on T.V. Can't stop watching once you start.
Published 3 months ago by santafemutt
5.0 out of 5 stars unique and funny
Red Dwarf fans need no reviews. For the rest of you--give it more than just one episode, it kinda grows on you until you really start to get it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Raven
5.0 out of 5 stars Red Dwarf
Love it, Love it, Love it!
It's quality, it's sci-fi, it's
funny. I can hardly wait
for free time to enjoy it.
Published 5 months ago by KH
5.0 out of 5 stars Strange little show But
Once you start watching you can't stop at just one. For some reason as goofy as it is you just have to watch. It is funny, good characters, cheesy set. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Margaret G. Louk
5.0 out of 5 stars Love red dwarf
Great Episode. And I like the portability of using Amazon, though I would like an android app that could download it.
Published 6 months ago by Chris
3.0 out of 5 stars Earlier seasons were better
After really enjoying the earlier seasons, I've been a bit disappointed with this one. They seem to be running out of plausible plots. Read more
Published 8 months ago by V. Brewster
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, Fun, Fun.
Red Dwarf is one of the funniest SF series ever. It makes fun of many of the memes that have been produced over the years. Read more
Published 10 months ago by R. Victoria
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