Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Adventures of Black Beauty Now on DVD

The Adventures of Black Beauty - The Classic ’70s UK Program is Coming to DVD thru Image Entertainment

All 26 first-season episodes are coming on this early May release
Posted by David Lambert2/04/2009

This heartwarming, classic tale of a family and their beloved horse is brought to life in this popular TV series, a benchmark in children’s television. Featuring a top-notch cast (Judi Bowker, William Lucas, Michael Culver), this show has entranced viewers around the world with its mix of charm, period detail and weekly perils. Includes the entire 26 exciting episodes of Season 1.

The 1972 British show The Adventures of Black Beauty, which was broadcast on ITV for two seasons, was a continuation of the story in Anna Sewell’s classic book. It ran for two seasons (or series, as they say in the U.K.), each with 26 episodes.

The first season starred Judi Bowker, who went on to play "Andromeda" in the classic 1981 film Clash of the Titans. Other stars include William Lucas (who appeared in a 1984 Doctor Who arc) and Michael Culver (best remembered as "Captain Needa" in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back).

Image Entertainment will release The Adventures of Black Beauty - Season 1 on May 5th. It will be a 3-disc set running 590 minutes for $24.98 SRP. Video is full frame, and audio is English mono. Above is the cover art for the new DVDs.