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Survivors secures French language DVD release

Posted by Rich Cross on November 13, 2011

Survivors has been released in a special French language (Region 2) DVD series on the Koba Films label.

Individual sets of series one and series two were released on 27 April 2011, and a two series box-set released on 19 October 2011.

All three releases offer a dubbed French (along the original English) soundtrack and French subtitles, and have the additional French title of Les Survivants De L’Apocalypse (‘Survivors of the apocalypse’).

The Koba Films release is the only example so far of a second language release for Survivors. The French editions are widely available through European DVD retailers (alongside the original English-language Region 2 2-entertain release).

Survivors - French DVD

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Survivors – Region 1 – DVD reviews

Posted by Rich Cross on May 17, 2010

The Region 1 (US and Canada) Survivors series one and two box set is reviewed on ComingSoon.net and on the Are You Screening? blog.

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BBC America Shop – Survivors DVD – video promos

Posted by Rich Cross on May 9, 2010

Three short video promos have been added to the BBC America Shop Survivors pages (all three videos are embedded below). A gallery of BBC stills is also available online in the BBC America Shop.

Survivors (2008): An Inside Look

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Behind The Scenes: Survivors (2008)

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Survivors (2008) Clip 1

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SciFiNow Survivors series two DVD review

Posted by Rich Cross on March 25, 2010

Reviewing the Survivors series two DVD in SciFiNow magazine (Issue 39), James Rundle declares the second series “highly recommended” and adds:

Alternately distressing, heartwarming, savage, restrained, brutal and disciplined, this is surely one of the finest post-apocalyptic shows of the millennium…. [I]t’s possible to jump in at this point if you missed the first season, although we’d recommend watching that first if you have the opportunity… This is quality drama.

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Survivors series two photo prints

Posted by Rich Cross on March 21, 2010

Photographer Craig Holmes (who was commissioned by the BBC to provide the Survivors‘ series two publicity stills, and whose pictures illustrate the series two DVD cover) has added a set of Survivors‘ cast portraits to his online portfolio.

As well as reviewing the gallery online, it is possible to buy photo-cards and photo-prints of the images of Julie Graham (Abby Grant), Paterson Joseph (Greg Preston), Phillip Rhys (Al), Max Beesley (Tom Price) and Patrick Malahide (Landry) through the site.

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Survivors series two (and series one and two) DVDs released

Posted by Rich Cross on March 2, 2010

The DVD of Survivors series two (along with the series one and two boxset) has now been released (1 March 2010).

The DVDs are available for purchase on Amazon (series two and series one and two boxset) and Play (series two and series one and two boxset).

Survivors - series two DVD

Survivors - series two DVD

Survivors - series one and two DVD

Survivors - series one and two DVD

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Max Beesley appears on ITV’s Alan Titchmarsh Show

Posted by Rich Cross on February 22, 2010

Max Beesley (Tom Price) appeared – briefly – on ITV’s teamtime Alan Titchmarsh Show today (22 Feburary) to discuss his work on Survivors; the release of series two on DVD; his musical career and his pre-production work on his screenplay Mr Goodnight. The interview begins just under 38mins into the episode; and includes a short clip from episode four of series two.

The episode is available to view on the ITV Player (select 22 February 2010 edition).

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Survivors – new DVD cover designs released

Posted by Rich Cross on January 23, 2010

The cover designs for the Survivors series two DVD and series one and two DVD boxsets have been released. Both DVDs have a current release date of 22 February 2010 (the day before episode six of series two is shown on BBC One and BBC HD). The DVDs are available for pre-order on Amazon (series two and series one and two boxset) and Play (series two and series one and two boxset) .

Survivors - series two DVD

Survivors - series two DVD

Survivors - series one and two DVD

Survivors - series one and two DVD

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BBFC rates final two episode of Survivors series two

Posted by Rich Cross on January 8, 2010

The BBFC has now rated episode five and episode six of Survivors second series; awarding both a ’15’ rating.

The BBFC ‘Consumer advice’ for episode five is that it: ‘Contains strong violence and threat’; and for episode six that it: ‘Contains strong violence’.

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BBFC gives series two episode four a ’15’ rating

Posted by Rich Cross on January 5, 2010

The BBFC has today awarded episode four of series two of Survivors a ’15’ rating, with the ‘Consumer advice’ that it ‘contains strong violence’.

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BBFC rates Survivors series two episode three

Posted by Rich Cross on December 19, 2009

The BBFC has rated the third episode of series two of Survivors as a ’15’, with the consumer advice that it “contains strong violence”.

The BBFC previously rated episode one as a ’15’ and awarded episode two with a ’12’ rating.

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BBFC rates Survivors series two episodes for DVD release

Posted by Rich Cross on December 4, 2009

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has published its ratings decisions for the first two episodes of the series two of Survivors ahead of its DVD release next year.

Episode one has a ’15’ rating and the consumer advice that it “contains strong violence and medical gore”; episode two is rated ’12’, with the advice that it “contains moderate violence”. Decisions on the remaining four episodes will be published in the coming weeks.

Thanks to Rob Stickler for alerting the blog to this.

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Survivors series two DVD release date published

Posted by Rich Cross on October 22, 2009

Both Play.com and HMV are listing the series two Survivors DVD for pre-order with a scheduled release date of Monday 8 February 2010.

Series one of Survivors was released on DVD on Monday 26 January 2009, less than a month after the transmission of series one concluded on BBC One and BBC HD. However, the 8 February 2010 release date for the series two DVD must surely remain provisional, pending the confimation of the transmission dates for the new series.

Thanks to Adrian H and David C for alerting the blog to this news

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Survivors series one: DVD reviews

Posted by Rich Cross on March 1, 2009

Reviews of the first series of Survivors DVD release appear in SFX (No 180, March 2009), SciFi Now (Issue 25, February-March 2009) and DeathRay (No 17, February-March 2009). DeathRay‘s Guy Haley concludes his review with a call to the BBC to: “Bring it back as soon as, Auntie, because this is the best SF treat you’ve given us in in years.”

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Julie Graham on GMTV this morning

Posted by Rich Cross on January 27, 2009

As part of the promotional work to support the release of the first series of the new Survivors on DVD (the three-disc set was released yesterday), actress Julie Graham (Abby Grant) was interviewed on the GMTV programme on ITV1 this morning.

The online video of her appearance omits the brief extract from episode one that was shown as part of the live broadcast of the programme.

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Survivors DVD released on Monday – trailers on Amazon and Play

Posted by Rich Cross on January 25, 2009

The first series of the new Survivors is released on DVD tomorrow – Monday 26 January 2009.

Online video trailers to promote the release have been added to the Play and Amazon listings for the DVD. The Amazon promo can be viewed below:

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Survivors DVD ads in genre press

Posted by Rich Cross on January 20, 2009

Full-page, full-colour adverts for the upcoming Survivors first-series DVD release are appearing in the genre press (see example illustration below).

The adverts confirm the special features of the release as:

  • Easter Egg
  • A New World: The Making of Survivors
  • Character Profiles
  • Survivors FX Featurette
  • Audio Navigation
  • Audio Description (on feature only)

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The DVD is still scheduled for release on 26 January 2009.

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Cover artwork for Survivors DVD sleeve confirmed

Posted by Rich Cross on December 14, 2008

The BBC Shop is displaying the finalised cover design for the three-disc Survivors DVD set. The sleeve is based on the original motorway-set promotional group shot, and features Abby, Greg and Tom as its principal characters (see below). The release date is set at 26 January 2008, with an RRP of £29.35 (fractionally down on the previously announced figure) – though several online retailers (including the BBC Shop) are discounting this for pre-orders.

Survivors DVD sleeve

Survivors DVD sleeve

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New series DVD – new release date and special features listed

Posted by Rich Cross on November 30, 2008

The release date for the three-disc DVD of the first series of the new Survivors (which was previously announced as 5 January) has now been confirmed as 26 January 2009.

The release is listed for pre-order on Amazon; the BBC shop, and on other online retailers. The listed price is £29.99, though several retailers are discounting this to less than £18.00 (for pre-order).

The (unconfirmed) list of ‘special features’ on the release are as follows:

  • Making of Survivors
  • Character Profiles
  • Survivors Special Effects Featurette
  • Easter Egg

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BBC shop lists January release for new Survivors DVD

Posted by Rich Cross on October 16, 2008

The BBC online shop is advertising a two-disc DVD of new Survivors with a release date of 5 January 2009 and a retail price of £29.99. The release number is given as: bbcdvd2812.

If this date is not revised, then the DVD release will follow within a couple of weeks of the transmission of the sixth and final episode of the first series.

The promotional description reads:

Imagine being the only survivor of a disease that kills every member of your family; that kills friends, lovers, nearly everyone you have ever met…

You are among the lonely few to live and now you must survive in a strange new world where things that were once safe are made disturbing and unsafe – it’s our own world but recycled, Re-imagined and reused. Set in the present day, Survivors focuses on the world in the aftermath of a devastating virus which wipes out most of the world’s population. What would we do?

How would any of us cope in a brave new world where all traditional 21st century comforts – electricity, clean running water, advanced technology – have disappeared? These are the questions asked of the band of survivors in this thrilling new action Adventure written by Adrian Hodges (Primeval). It’s a re-imagining of the classic seventies BBC drama series and is based on the novel by Terry Nation

Set in the present day, this exciting drama series focuses on the world in the aftermath of a devastating virus which wipes out most of the population

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