There will be 13 videos released in total, each containing 3 episodes, and costing £12.99 each. The first 2 videos were released on Monday 3 April 2000, and they'll continue release all the other videos, 1 video every month.
A few things are certain:
There is no immediate plan to release the series on DVD, although Fabulous Films are interested in possibly doing this sometime in the future. However, to do this requires a completely separate deal to be made with NTV. So for the moment, they're concentrating on the video release.
- It has only be released on video in the UK, i.e. no shops in other countries will sell it.
- The videos will use the PAL colour system; NTSC and SECAM versions will not be available.
- Anyone in the world may purchase the videos from this company by mail order or via an Internet video store based in the UK (see the Monkey Videos (UK) - Where To Buy page for more details), but bear in mind that the colour system (PAL) may not be compatible with the colour system in your country. If you're not sure which colour system is used in your country, check out the World Video Formats page.
- Now that the UK video release deal has been signed, this will in no way aid other countries to secure a video release deal; a company from another country will have to begin negotiations for the same deal for themselves.
I asked about whether they would consider releasing the 13 undubbed episodes, and they said that the current deal is for a specific number of episodes, i.e. the 39 English-dubbed episodes. At the moment, they'll concentrate on releasing these. I'll mention it to them again sometime in the future.
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