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Red Dwarf: "X"

4.7 out of 5 stars 365 customer reviews

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Red Dwarf: X (DVD)

The most inept band of space travelers ever to roam the interstellar highway; return with an all-new season of misadventures! The brand new series, written and directed by Doug Naylor, begins with the Dwarfers mining ship still creaking though the wastelands of unchartered deep space, but the posse soon stumbles upon the mysteriously abandoned SS Trojan. As they inspect the ship Rimmer receives an SOS distress call from an old foe and is suddenly faced with the dilemma of his life. Red Dwarf X reunites the much loved original cast of Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat) and Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) and promises to be a huge hit amongst the Sci Fi sitcom's cult following of devoted fans.

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  • Actors: Various
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 8, 2013
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (365 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009Z59778
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,268 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By Kristen on November 5, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
if you are a fan of red dwarf this is nothing short of a god send. this series is as good if not better than the original i especially love "fathers and sons" possibly the best Lister episode to date. at first i was worded this would be some ham handed attempt to cash in on a old favorite of mine, but much to my surprise its as good as it could possibly be! a credit to those how brought back the small rouge one.
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I have to admit when I heard they were doing another season I was worried that they were "going to jump the shark" with it. I couldn't have been more wrong and I can certainly tell you with no reservations that they did a fantastic job. Its great to see all the crew together again!!

I might buy 2 just to make sure they do another season!!
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I loved this season. While not up there with the best season they did in the past I can't judge based on that since people like different season best due to personal taste.
It was great seeing the old crew back together with a live audience and creative solution to the budget.
Some highlights:
The dwarfers meet Jesus.
Rimmer gets some peace with his past.
Lister gets a lesson in responsibility from his father - himself.
I can't say too much without giving it away to the lucky few who are fans and havn't seen it yet.
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Having waited seemingly forever for Red Dwarf to REALLY return (not counting the lackluster Red Dwarf: Back to Earth), I am delighted to report that the wait was worth it! Red Dwarf X recaptures the feel of the original Series 1 thru 6, especially with the use of a live audience. And the show is FUNNY again, which didn't happen very often in series 7, 8 and "Back to Earth."

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Sidestepping (or rather, ignoring completely) any continuity issues, Series X gives the fans back what made the show work best during its heyday: Lister, Rimmer, Cat and Kryten aboard the mining ship Red Dwarf, encountering all manner of cosmic and comic situations. The best of these 6 shiny new episodes are character-driven, such as the excellent "Fathers and Suns." And where else but on Red Dwarf would you find characters traveling back in time, picking up Jesus, then having to give him an emergency operation for kidney stones ("Lemons")?

The only thing really missing is Holly, the ship's original computer. But you just may find yourself laughing too hard to notice. And credit must really be given to the four principal actors for stepping back into their roles with such apparent ease. And everyone has aged extremely well, especially when you consider they've been playing these roles for about 25 years. The show itself looks very polished, but not in a distracting way like Series 7 did.

As with previous series releases, this one has bonus disc with a lengthy documentary, plus that good ol' fan-favorite, the Smeg Ups. All in all, a very solid continuation of a cult show that, happily, refuses to die. Highly recommended.
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Some of the best writing. Best aesthetic design. Best direction. Best audience interaction. Always worth the wait with these guys, and like everyone else, I'd love to see another ten seasons.
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These guy's never get old. The same great humor and story as the early days of Red Dwarf!!! Much better than VII and VIII, if you didn't care for those too much.
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Red Dwarf fans, if you are like me and can't wait until January for this mini-series, fear not. At amazon.co.uk this set is available on Blu-Ray NOW. The Blu-rays are region code B, HOWEVER, they do work on U.S. Blu-ray players. (My Panasonic player has no difficulty playing them at all.) The DVDs are also available, but those are region 2 and probably won't play on U.S. players.
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Red Dwarf X is a brand new series (or season, to us Yanks) of Red Dwarf, more than a decade since the last such season. This alone is cause for celebration among us Dwarfers. Though certainly not as good as it was in its prime, the boys can still elicit the laughs.

This time around we have only four major cast member, our core four if you will: Lister, Cat, Kryten, and Rimmer (as a hologram again). The boys are back on the Dwarf, not in prison, and the rest of the crew is absent, including Kochanski, as is Holly. For those wondering, there is never an explanation given as to the resolution of Series 8's cliffhanger ending, nor why Rimmer is a hologram again. We're just kind of thrust into the boys in their current situation, without any real backstory to fill the gaps.

As I mentioned above, these six episodes are clearly not the best the series has had to offer. However, there is still much here to love for a true fan of the series. The actors are as true to their characters as they ever were, and to a fan like myself it brings a smile just to see them on screen again. Couple that with the trademark Dwarf humor, and this is one fan who is eagerly awaiting the announce of a series 11! Or 9. Or whatever these crazy guys do next!
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