34 Responses to “Only Fools and Horses Blu-ray”

  1. Adam T says:

    Please please BBC you owe it to the British nation to remaster the whole of ofah. It’s an investment that will surely pay off as it will fly of the shelves no matter what price it is.

  2. calvin says:

    would this be possible the only reason they can make movies into HD was because they were filmed on a 35mm film reel and the resolution when scanned can be more than 4k (2160p) but only fools and horses was filmed with 18mm film so the only possibility would be for it to be scanned into 720p HD if thats even possible with the resolution of 18mm

    • Marla says:

      No mate, you can scan 16mm at 4k too. The results are incredible. Check out You Tube.

    • JOhn says:

      95% of Only Fools was shot on video tape, To Hull and Back, the second episode of Miami Twice, and a couple of the shorts were shot on film, but the rest of the episodes, can’t be made into HD.

      They could release To Hull and Back and Miami Twice, if the original film still exists.

  3. Rob M says:

    The cut scene that frustrates me the most is the nightclub scene in ‘jolly boys outing’ where the female singer is singing: ‘just the way you are’.

    there’s no foul language in this scene, no racial comments, it’s a crime that scene got cut, all because a singer is on stage due to music rights.

    and I thought in this day and age – music rights were no longer a problem? (well not as much as they used to be anyway)

  4. Rob M says:

    Can I just say, for anyone thinking of buying ‘the complete only fools and horses DVD boxset’ made by 2entertain – dont bother.

    if your thinking of buying this – in hopes, that previous missing scenes will be restored THEIR NOT!

    I bought this in ASDA a few days ago, and it’s NO DIFFERENT to previous only fools DVD releases.

  5. John Colley says:

    I think another good thing would be all the shorter special episodes from Royal variety and comic relief as well as Christmas trees.

  6. Rob M says:

    I really cant understand why the BBC wont release these episodes fully uncut – if the reason they wont do it is because of money )it would cost too much) – then that is stupid because only fools fans would be more than happy to pay for an expensive release, they wouldn’t care how much it cost.

    and another thing – fair enough there are a few racial comments in only fools that might possibly offend, which aren’t politically correct these days, so why not release 2 versions of the same episode on 1 disc? a cut, and uncut version of every episode.

    I mean when you buy a horror movie, you get the choice of the sick uncut version, or the watered down cut one…… dont you?

  7. Dani says:

    Is this available to buy ?? Would be better if they just put in all the old cut scenes.

  8. Darren says:

    Is there any further news on this?

    I’d love to see it happen!

  9. Simon lomax says:

    Apart from definition another benefit of blu ray is the storage space so even if there is ONLY standard definition itd mean less discs.

  10. martin says:

    I would be more than happy to have them as they were originally.Also would like the quality to be better some of the episodes i had on VHS were better than on the dvd.
    We would want full Hd or at least dvd9 quality .
    I would also like them on as few disks as possible put the extras on different disks.
    We should be able to get every episode in full Hd on 10 bluray disks . No need for 26 disks again, the whole point of bluray is Hd and the fact you can fit loads of data on a single disc.
    I for one hope the BBC do release this i dont care what it costs id buy it

  11. Mark Maggs says:

    All Episodes including the few “shorts” in high def (at least digital remastered) extended versions without as many cuts (Or any cuts) with commentary from the late John Sullivan. And maybe commentary and interviews from the cast. Basically enough extras to persuade people to buy the entire collection again.

  12. KMD says:

    I cannot see the BBC authorising the full versions nowadays (DVD or blu-ray) due to the “politically incorrect” comments mainly by Del Boy.
    One i can think of straight away that is missing is from Happy Returns.

    Although the section missing from Jolly Boys Outing at the club has no need to be removed and is dissapointing that it is…

  13. Robert says:

    I’d rather the BBC spent money on restoring fully uncut episodes on DVD first !!!!

  14. Dan The Plonker says:

    One thing definately worth bringing up; with the VHS and DVDs, it was an absolute con releasing each of the 20 odd Christmas specials individually. Put several on the one disc/collection instead.

    And as said, use the original versions: for example, Miami Twice does not work with a studio audience.

  15. David Staples says:

    Most of OFAH was shot on standard definition video. You could put this on to a high definition Blu-ray but what’s the point? You can’t extract detail that just isn’t there.

    Episodes shot entirely on film are a different matter. 16mm film generally exceeds the definition of the Blu-ray standard (see Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels which was shot on Super 16) but it all depends on how well looked after the original negatives were.

    • Jamie says:

      I would bet money that the original negatives were destroyed. My guess is they transferred the film to a video master and junked the negatives. The BBC just didn’t care in those days. There were huge problems in the 60s when they simply wiped all the tapes of so many classic TV shows. Luckily they found the majority in Bob Monkhouses archive (he was one of the few who had a video recorder back in the day), so only thanks to him they can finally release them.

      Also, I found it interesting to learn that the ‘Twilight Zone’ episodes from 1985-1988 were also shot on film and transferred to video masters, while the negatives were tossed in the bin. CBS ‘remastered’ them for DVD release -and the quality is pitiful!

      I think (but really want to be wrong) that this Only Fools Blu ray set will be a money making excercise with quality no better than the original VHS or DVD releases, because they will be using the same masters! I will be waiting to see a review before I buy..

  16. Ronnie says:

    We would only see Chritmas Tree’s, Licensed to Drill, To Hull and Back and Miami Twice on Blu-ray as these episodes were shot on film. The film for miami twice is still about as the eprisode was re-edited for the dvd, even though all the original editing was done in the US. The original film for the other episodes may be in storage.

  17. john says:

    Bring OFAH on Blu Ray please don’t care how much it will cost when it comes out i will buy it hurry up im dying to see em on BD

  18. Oliver says:

    I agree with dan, never mind blu-ray, It would cost a fortune to buy anyway but I would welcome a release of commentary, deleted scenes, and FULL episodes. The BBC should sit up and take note. Give us only fools fans something special to remember the series by.

  19. admin says:

    I heard the other day that we are no where near the ability to fully get the most out of blu-ray
    Though i just read on a forum…

    “What I can recall from watching the series, the exteriors were shot on 16mm while the studio shots were using PAL cameras. So while the exteriors would kinda benefit from the resolution, you can’t do anything about the PAL video. The final cuts were edited on PAL too.
    If it ever was released on BD, then all you can hope for is 480p/576p.”

    so who knows what else could be explored with Only Fools footage

  20. admin says:

    @ Ronnie Though its features rather than quality as you say it will never be better than the original filming – the later years you can see a vast improvement on the quality – its the same with US sitcom Friends
    True there is No rock and chips blueray yet.

  21. admin says:

    @Dan yes thats true we are only asking for DVD features in effect

  22. Ronnie says:

    Blue-ray would cost more money to produce as they would have to format all the episodes, a dvd is more likely. No rock and chips blueray yet.

  23. daniel wickenden says:

    pukka

  24. Dan says:

    i would be very happy if all the things that you mentioned, such as a john Sullivan commentary, deleted scenes and fully intact episodes appeared on dvd, never mind blu ray.

    • Brad says:

      I agree with day I would love a dvd with all of the cuts and efits and bloopers for my collection. How sad that some of this stuff will never be see.

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