NETWORK is releasing the original pilot movie for the classic television series The Sweeney- REGAN (15) – on the Blu-ray format on 10th October 2011. This is the first time ever that REGAN has been remastered and restored in High Definition and it has never looked better.
Rough, tough and politically incorrect in the way that only the best 70s dramas can be, REGAN is a pilot film for The Sweeney- one of the major television successes of the last fifty years. Featuring John Thaw as the irascible Detective Inspector Regan and Dennis Waterman as his loyal oppo, Detective Sergeant Carter, Regan was an immediate critical and ratings hit, resulting in four series of The Sweeney and two successful feature films.
Jack Regan is a good copper, but his tough, intuitive style is becoming unfashionable in a Scotland Yard seeking a new image. When a policeman is mysteriously murdered, Regan breaks all the rules to find the killer- but he finds there are men in the flying squad prepared, and more than willing, to break him.
Commentary with Dennis Waterman, producer Ted Childs and director Tom Clegg
Dolby 5.1 surround, original mono and music-only tracks
Interview with Ian Kennedy Martin
A benchmark of quality television drama in the 1980s and widely regarded as the definitive interpretation of the Robin Hood legend, the BAFTA-winning ITV series ROBIN OF SHERWOOD: JASON CONNERY is available on Blu-Ray in a 4-disc set on 31st October 2011.
Jason Connery stars as Robin Hood in Richard Carpenter’s influential and highly acclaimed re-working of the classic myth. Combining equal parts high drama, historical accuracy and atmospheric mysticism, Carpenter’s reboot pitched a band of not-so-Merry Men against a decidedly brutal and waspish Sheriff of Nottingham. With a haunting theme from Clannad, strong scripts and outstanding performances from Ray Winstone, Clive Mantle, Judi Trott and Nickolas Grace, to name a few, Robin of Sherwood was, and remains, a worldwide hit. With new HD transfers taken from the original film elements, the series is presented here at a quality level never previously seen.
The Making of Robin of Sherwood – exclusive documentary
expanded version of The Electric Theatre Show documentary from 1983 (HD)
HD image gallery including behind-the-scenes pictures
Enhanced Dolby Surround track
Original mono track
Selected music only tracks for series two
Commentaries on thirteen episodes with cast and crew
Foreign titles and outtakes
Robin Hood 1-2-3 Screen Swordplay
Its Showtime promotional short
Esta Charkham’s Photographic Retrospective