The BBC has just released a brand new edition of the beloved Hitchhiker TV series. This time, Hitchhiker comes to blu-ray. Oh, well I should say several new editions because there is a special edition (3 blu-rays or DVDs including one for the show, one for the extras that were already in the previous DVD edition and one totally new bonus disc). And there is also a Limited edition (with VHS packaging, a booklet written by Hitchhiker expert, Kevin Jon Davis, and a postcard).
Is it worthwhile to buy the limited edition? Well, i love the VHS design, the booklet is great, and the postcard well it features a nice design (the design on the special edition !). They could have made a bigger booklet (Kevin has so much to say about Hitchhiker) and they could have inserted some postcards of the actual show… So, my answer is yes, but the BBC could have made a bigger effort for the fans here.
Don’t expect too much, the quality of the image hasn’t been restored so you’ve got the same image quality than on the previous DVD. Yeah, i know it’s a shame.
The real bonus is in the third disc which contains brand new material selected by Kevin Jon Davies.