Posted: 10/21/2009

 

Blackadder Remastered

by Del Harvey




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Rowan Atkinson is a very funny comedian, probably most well-known on these shores for his portrayal of Mr. Bean. He is a man who knows his comic timing and who uses it to advantage. But before he was Bean, he was Black Adder.

Many great men have played a part in shaping Britain’s noble heritage. Others ended up on the dungheap. Edmund Blackadder is one of the latter. From coward to cad and back again, Edmund surfaces in the medieval, Tudor, Georgian, Dickensian and World War I eras, where he seriously lowers the tone with his smelly servant, Baldrick (Tony Robinson, My Wonderful Life), and an assortment of cunning plans and serpentine banter.

Blackadder Remastered - The Ultimate Edition includes these bonus features:
All-New Digital Restoration from the original program masters
All-new commentary with Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry, Richard Curtis, Ben Elton, Tony Robinson, and Tim McInnerny
All-new interviews with Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Richard Curtis, Ben Elton, and Tony Robinson
Blackadder Back and Forth
Blackadder The Cavalier Years (Comic Relief sketch)
Blackadder’s Christmas Carol

This deluxe DVD was released October 20, 2009.

Del Harvey is the founder of Film Monthly, a film teacher, a writer and a film critic in Chicago.



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