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#1 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:01 am

This thread is for compiling Blu-ray releases of TV shows/miniseries (both American and International) which are not available on Blu-ray in RA / the US. PM me or post below to add titles to the tally.

If the title is not 1080p but is interlaced 1080i (or 1080/50i), be sure to note that as most US players/TVs can't handle interlaced transfers.

If you can confirm either because you own it or there's an image of the back cover stating it's 1080p, let me know that too so I can put it in safety blue color on the listing.

Potentially problematic releases have notes highlighted in this color.


Adventures of Tin Tin R2 UK Cropped to 16/9
Agatha Christie's Marple Series 1 RB Spain 1080p
Agatha Christie's Marple Series 2 RB Spain 1080i
Agatha Christie's Marple Series 3 RB Spain 1080i
Agatha Christie's Marple Series 4 RB Spain
Airwolf (Complete Series) RB UK
Arrested Development Season 1 RB Germany
Arrested Development Season 2 RB Germany
Arrested Development Season 3 RB Germamy
Battlestar Galactica (Complete Series) RB Germany 1080p, SD Extra Material + DVD: 576i / 25 fps (PAL)
Beautiful People Series 1 RA/B/C UK
Beautiful People Series 2 RA/B/C UK
Borgen Series 1 RB UK
Borgen Series 2 RB UK
Borgen Series 3 RB UK
Braquo Series 1 RB UK
Braquo Series 2 RB UK
the Bridge (Danish) Series 1 RB UK
the Bridge (Danish) Series 2 RB UK
Broadchurch RA/B/C UK 1080i
Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark RA/B/C UK 1080i
Columbo (Complete Series) RA Japan
Come Fly With Me Series 1 RA/B/C Australia/Germany/UK
Cowboy Bebop (Complete Series) RB UK
Cranford: Return to Cranford RA/B/C UK
Dead Set (2008) RB Germany/Spain 1080i
Demons Series 1 RA/B/C UK 1080i
Episodes Series 1 RB UK
Eureka (Complete Series) RA/B/C Germany 1080p
the Event (Complete Series) RA/B/C UK
the Fall RB Acorn Media
Famous Five (Complete Series) RB Germany
Gavin and Stacy (Complete Series) RA/B/C UK
Highlander Series 1 RB Germany Upconverted SD footage
Hit & Miss RA/B/C UK 1080i Also available in Germany
Hotel Babylon Series 1 RA/B/C UK
Hunted (Complete Miniseries) RB UK 1080p
In the Flesh Series 1 RB UK 1080i
In the Flesh Series 2 RB UK 1080i
Invisible Man (Complete Series) RA/B/C Germany 1080p The pilot episode on disc 1 and the extended pilot version on disc 2 are in 1080i
the Killing Trilogy RB UK
King Series 1 RB Germany 1080p Low bit-rate
King Series 2 RB Germany 1080p Low bit-rate
the King of Queens (Complete Series) RB Germany
Lark Rise to Candleford Series 1 RA/B/C UK
Lark Rise to Candleford Series 2 RA/B/C UK
Lark Rise to Candleford Series 3 RA/B/C UK
Life on Earth (Complete Series) RB UK 1080i
Life on Mars Series 1 RA/B/C 1080i
Life on Mars Series 2 RA/B/C 1080i
Lip Service Series 1 RB Australia/UK
Lip Service Series 2 RB Australia/UK
Low Winter Sun (Complete Series) RB UK
Lupin the Third Series 2 RA Japan No English subs
Luther: Series 1 RA/B/C Germany 1080i Cut according to blu-ray.com/UK forum/Luther thread
Luther: Series 2 RA/B/C Germany 1080i Cut according to blu-ray.com/UK forum/Luther thread
Maison close Series 2 RB UK
Misfits Series 1 RA/B/C UK 1080i
Misfits Series 2 RA/B/C UK 1080i
Misfits Series 3 RA/B/C UK 1080i
Misfits Series 4 RA/B/C UK 1080i
Misfits Series 5 RA/B/C UK
Mongrels Series 1 RB UK
Mrs Brown's Boys Series 1 RB UK
Mrs Brown's Boys Series 2 RB UK
Mrs Brown's Boys Series 3 RB UK
Peaky Blinders RB UK 1080i
the Persuaders (Complete Series) RB UK 1080p
Plebs RB UK
The Prisoner (Remake, 2009) RA/B/C Germany 1080i
the Professionals Series 1 RB UK 1080i
Psychoville Series 1 RA/B/C UK
Psychoville Series 2 RA/B/C UK
the Sarah Jane Adventures Series 4 RA/B/C UK 1080i
the Sarah Jane Adventures Series 5 RA/B/C UK 1080i
the Shadow Line RA/B/C UK
Skins Series 5 RB Australia
the Slap (Complete Miniseries) RA/B/C Australia
the Spoils of Babylon (Complete Miniseries) RB Australia
the Sweeney Series 1 RB UK 1080i
Tales From the Crypt Collection 1 RB Germany Upconverted SD footage + Censored
Tales Out of School -- Four Plays by David Leland RB UK
That 70s Show Season 3 RB Germany 1080i 1.78 / Entire season on two discs
That 70s Show Season 4 RB Germany 1080i 1.78 / Entire season on two discs
That 70s Show Season 5 RB Germany 1080i 1.78 / Entire season on two discs
That 70s Show Season 6 RB Germany 1080i 1.78 / Entire season on two discs
That 70s Show Season 7 RB Germany 1080i 1.78 / Entire season on two discs
That 70s Show Season 8 RB Germany 1080i 1.78 / Entire season on two discs
Thorne: Sleepyhead RA/B/C UK 1080i
Thorne: Scaredycat RA/B/C UK 1080i
Thunderbirds (Complete Series) RB UK Cropped to 16/9
Thunderbirds (Complete Series) RA/B/C Japan 1080p
the Time Tunnel (Complete Series) RB UK Cropped to 16/9
Top of the Lake (Complete Miniseries) RB UK 1080i
Trials of Life (Complete Series) RB UK 1080i
Wallander Series 2 RA/B/C UK
Wallander Series 3 RA/B/C UK
the Wrong Mans RB UK


List updated 08/30/2014

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#2 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:32 pm

Updated thanks to valuable member help. If you have any of the non-confirmed releases and can inform if any are 1080p or 1080i or give other info or contribute missing titles, please either post in the thread or PM me

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#3 Post by Ashirg » Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:56 pm

Dead Set (2008) - on blu in Germany and Spain (back cover for Spanish set on Amazon says 1080i)
Agatha Christie's Marple - seasons 1-4 on blu in Spain (only season 5 is on blu in region 1) - back covers for seasons 1, 2, 3 are on Amazon.es - season 1 is listed as 1080p and 2 and 3 are 1080i

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#4 Post by EddieLarkin » Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:06 pm

Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark RA/B/C UK 1080i

Life on Earth and Trials of Life are both 1080i by the way.

Thunderbirds is indeed cropped on the UK release, but the Japanese release retains the original aspect ratio, and has a superior image. Blu-ray.com listing here, comparison video here. It's region free and 1080p.

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#5 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:14 pm

Updated, thanks for the info gents!

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#6 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:12 pm

domino harvey wrote:the King of Queens (Complete Series) RB Germany
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#7 Post by manicsounds » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:37 pm

Knight Rider: The Complete Series (Universal Japan) (11/27/2014)
The Greatest American Hero (Happinet, Japan)

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#8 Post by Ashirg » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:02 pm

Titles from UK -
Beautiful People - Series 1 & 2 RA/B/C UK
Borgen - Series 1,2,3 RB UK
Braquo - Series 1, 2 RB UK
The Bridge (Danish/Swedish series) - Series 1,2 RB UK
Come Fly with Me - Series 1 (also in Australia, Germany) RA/B/C UK
Cranford: Return to Cranford RA/B/C UK
Demons - Season 1 RA/B/C UK
Episodes - Series 1 UK
The Event - The Complete Series RA/B/C UK
The Fall - RB (?) Acorn Media UK
Gavin & Stacey - The Complete Collection RA/B/C UK
Hotel Babylon - Series 1 RA/B/C UK
Hunted - Series 1 RB UK
In the Flesh - Series 1 and 2 1080i RB (?) UK
The Killing Trilogy RB UK
Lark Rise to Candleford - Series 1,2,3 RA/B/C UK
Lip Service - Series 1, 2 RB Australia, UK
Low Winter Sun - Complete Series 1 RB (?) UK
Maison close - Series 1, 2 RB UK
Misfits - Series 1-5 RA/B UK
Mongrels - Series 1 RA/B/C UK
Mrs. Brown's Boys - Series 1, 2, 3 RB (?) UK/Ireland
Peaky Blinders 1080i RB (?) UK
Plebs RB (?) UK
Psychoville - Series 1 & 2 RA/B/C UK
The Sarah Jane Adventures - Series 4 (RA/B/C UK) & 5 (RB (?) UK)
The Shadow Line RA/B/C UK
Wallander - Series 2 & 3 (only 1 on blu in US) RA/B/C UK
The Wrong Mans RB (?) UK

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#9 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:42 pm

I loved Mongrels, especially every episode's big musical number, so am glad to know that it got a Blu ray release!

And I was happily shocked to realise that the fourth wall breaking, cross dressing comedy Mrs Brown's Boys developed out of an Angelica Huston film! The UK critical community seems to hate Mrs Brown's Boys, and it is pretty broad humour (with some lashings of po-faced sentimentalism that I'm not too fond of) but if it means anything it is the only thing that I can watch with my parents and all end up in tears of laughter with! (Luckily I don't think that my parents fully understand the dirty jokes! :-$ )

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#10 Post by pet42 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:44 pm

King (Canadian show): Both seasons available in Germany. Region B, 1080p / 23,976 fps and rather low video bitrate.

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#11 Post by domino harvey » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:53 pm

Thanks all, should be all updated now. It's sad there are so many question marks as far as 1080i/p goes. And sometimes the packaging doesn't even help -- the back of Maison close just says it's in "PAL"... oh really Arrow, thanks!

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#12 Post by pet42 » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:13 pm

Update for some of the TV series that i own:

Battlestar Galactica (Complete Series) RB Germany 1080p, SD Extra Material + DVD: 576i / 25 fps (PAL)
Broadchurch RA/B/C UK 1080i
Demons Series 1 RA/B/C UK 1080i
Eureka (Complete Series) RA/B/C Germany 1080p
Hit & Miss RA/B/C UK 1080i Also available in Germany
Invisible Man (Complete Series) RA/B/C Germany 1080p The pilot episode on disc 1 and the extended pilot version on disc 2 are in 1080i
Luther: Series 1 RA/B/C Germany 1080i Cut according to blu-ray.com/UK forum/Luther thread
Luther: Series 2 RA/B/C Germany 1080i Cut according to blu-ray.com/UK forum/Luther thread
Misfits Series 1 RA/B/C UK 1080i
Misfits Series 2 RA/B/C UK 1080i
Misfits Series 3 RA/B/C UK 1080i
Misfits Series 4 RA/B/C UK 1080i
The Prisoner (Remake, 2009) RA/B/C Germany 1080i
the Sarah Jane Adventures Series 4 RA/B/C UK 1080i
the Sarah Jane Adventures Series 5 RA/B/C UK 1080i
Thorne: Sleepyhead RA/B/C UK 1080i
Thorne: Scaredycat RA/B/C UK 1080i

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#13 Post by JamesF » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:51 am

There's an Australian BD release of the first season of Rectify that's very good, and has all the bonus features (mostly Sundance Channel EPK fluff) of the US DVD: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Rectify-S ... ray/96240/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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#14 Post by Caligula » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:23 am

Braquo: full trilogy available in UK, season 1 & 2 also in Australia

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#15 Post by domino harvey » Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:39 pm

So, I can now confirm the Australian Blu-ray of the Slap is region free. However, it opens with an SD PAL DVD releasing card, so it won't play on players incapable of PAL playback (I know, in this day and age, there are such players... like my Sony, which won't play PAL on even region-free DVD titles). It plays just fine on my region-free Blu-ray player, but I had the same trouble with the excellent Spanish Blu-ray of Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day. So, a heads-up

(I will update this thread with all the new info whenever I get a moment)

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#16 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:21 pm

I have removed Maison Close season one, as it is forthcoming in the states from Music Box

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#17 Post by domino harvey » Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:33 pm

Updated with news of Germany's (probably) problematic releases of the remaining non-HD in the US seasons of That 70s Show on Blu-ray

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#18 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:43 am

We should also add the UK Blu-ray for Series 1 of Utopia, now that it seems that David Fincher is apparently going to be helming a US mini-series remake from next year. It looks as if Series 2 is only coming out on DVD though there is a petition for a Blu-ray release.

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#19 Post by JGBollard » Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:55 pm

Hope I'm posting this in the right place.

An real curiosity this and no doubt wouldn't have received anything like the lavish treatment it has without the obvious Monty Python connections:

The Complete and Utter History of Britain:
http://networkonair.com/shop/1674-new-i ... n-the.html
Dual format (1xBlu-ray Region B + 2xDVDs Region 2 PAL)

Contains the only two (or should that be four?) surviving episodes of this pre-Python Terry Jones and Micheal Palin vehicle apparently only every broadcast once, and then only in the UK ITV London Weekend franchise area.

* 50-minute feature containing new linking material by Palin and Jones
* Interview with producer Humphrey Barclay
* The first two episodes as transmitted (the only ones still to exist)
* The first two episodes as recorded (includes untransmitted sketches)
* All existing film insert material
* Brand-new booklet by archive television historian Andrew Pixley
* Extensive image gallery
* Script and production paperwork PDFs

Pros: Nice to have this material available in a comprehensive quality package.

Cons: There's a lot of repeated material and over all, especially the unbroadcast versions of episodes one and two, has issues re pacing and isn't that funny.

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#20 Post by manicsounds » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:43 pm

Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'
Rawhide, the first 4 episodes in Germany.

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#21 Post by Ashirg » Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:51 pm

Black Mirror - Season 1 was released on blu-ray in Spain, but only includes 1st and 3rd episodes - Fifteen Million Merits is not included due to some legal problems. Disc is All region.

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#22 Post by Ashirg » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:02 am

All 3 seasons of The Killing US series available in UK on blu from Mediumrare. Not sure about the region, but 2nd and 3rd seasons are on DVD-R in US.

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#23 Post by David M. » Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:28 pm

If the title is not 1080p but is interlaced 1080i (or 1080/50i), be sure to note that as most US players/TVs can't handle interlaced transfers.
Not true - US players and TVs can't handle interlaced transfers at 50hz. Probably worth clarifying.

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#24 Post by Ashirg » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:26 pm

Rectify Season 2 is on blu in Australia. Only DVD release is coming in June in US.

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#25 Post by JamesF » Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:52 am

Ashirg wrote:Rectify Season 2 is on blu in Australia. Only DVD release is coming in June in US.
I asked eOne whether they intend to release Season 3 on Blu-Ray, and sadly they don't. Shame, as their releases of seasons 1 and 2 were great. Fingers crossed the French oblige and their release doesn't have forced subs!

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