It is the most exciting time of the year for Red Dwarf fans. The BBFC has updated with the age ratings for Series XI. But even more exciting is the reveal of the bonus features for the DVD which were also passed through the BBFC.
So without further ado, here is the full content to feature on the DVD and Blu-Ray as features on the BBFC:
RED DWARF XI [Season 11,Twentica] – 29m 13s
RED DWARF XI [Season 11,Twentica – edited version] – 28m 22s
RED DWARF XI [Season 11,Samsara] – 29m 42s
RED DWARF XI [Season 11,Give and Take] – 29m 40s
RED DWARF XI [Season 11,Officer Rimmer] – 28m 28s
RED DWARF XI [Season 11,Krysis] – 27m 0s
RED DWARF XI [Season 11,Can of Worms] – 29m 6s
RED DWARF XI: BEHIND THE SCENES – 52m 48s
RED DWARF XI: DELETED SCENES – 14m 0s
RED DWARF XI: SMEG UPS – 5m 35s
RED DWARF XI: TRAILERS & PROMOS – 2m 55s
RED DWARF XI: VFX – 1m 37s
RED DWARF XI: MODEL SHOTS – 19m 30s
RED DWARF XI: PHOTO GALLERY – 5m 25s
The first thing to catch the eye is two version of Twentica. A few weeks before broadcast, Doug Naylor took to Twitter to say they were making further edits to Twentica and it appears the edited version matches the run time of the broadcast version. Could this longer version of Twentica be the version that went out at the first few screenings before Doug decided to make further amendments?
The second thing to note is the behind the scenes documentary. It comes in at just under 53 minutes and it is worth noting that this documentary is covering half of a 12 episode production. It is fair to speculate that this will essentially be Part One with the Series XII documentary representing Part Two.
We already knew they were coming but it is also lovely to see a good twenty minutes of raw model shots. Much missed from the Series X DVD. Likewise the trailers and promos are a nice addition.
Coming in at 5 minutes and 30 seconds the Smeg Ups package is a little short. The Smeg Ups package for Back to Earth came in at over 10 minutes and the Series X Smeg Ups came it at over 12 minutes. Perhaps we can expect a punchier set of out-takes this time around with less filler.
The Deleted Scenes coming in at 14 minutes is a little over ten minutes shorter than Series X. This may be down to Doug Naylor having more time to write and refine the scripts before they come before the cameras meaning less cuts are necessary to the final product.
Krysis coming in at 27 minutes on the dot puts it in the lower end of Red Dwarf episode running time. Ignoring the three Back to Earth parts, it comes in with a longer running time than only three episodes: Camille, Meltdown and Demons and Angels. Not that an episode of Red Dwarf has to be longer to be better. Back to Reality comes in at only 18 seconds longer than Krysis.
Elsewhere we also had the steelbook Blu-Ray release cover confirmed by Steelbook.com. Very pretty it is too: