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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Actors: Martin Benson, David Dixon
Genres: Indie & Art House, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
NR     2005     3hr 10min

With the galaxy's best-selling tour guide and a good towel, earthling Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect (actually from planet Betelgeuse) are transported, among other places, to the Restaurant at the End of the Universe and bac...  more »


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Actors: Martin Benson, David Dixon
Genres: Indie & Art House, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Space Adventure, Aliens, Television
Studio: BBC Warner
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/04/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 3hr 10min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 10
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

As good as it gets
Stephen Desalvo | Los Angeles, CA USA | 02/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These episodes are as close to the book as is possible, unlike the movie made in 2005. Being a latecomer to the Hitchhiker world, I wasn't sure what to expect from these 1981 renditions, but I was totally blown away by the "pureness" of the script and the graphics that they were able to make for the time. It's very well acted too, and the guy who played Arthur in the radio series also plays him on screen in these episodes. Douglas Adams also makes an on-screen appearance in a particular sequence, but I won't spoil the surprise.

They also include some documentaries done about 10 years later, which include interviews with the actors and Douglas Adams and a look at how they made the graphics.

The episodes cover most of the first novel, spend some time at the restaurant at the end of the universe and end at prehistoric earth."
The Original BBC version
A. Deacon | California | 02/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I searched a while to find this original version , it is much more complete than the new movie , and while a low budget style production , the acting and writing are the real deal.
One for the collection if you go for this sort of thing !"
Lindy | Australia | 04/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I watched the whole series on TV and now I can watch it all again. It is just like going back in time saying to myself "don't panic" this DVD is a wonderful nostalgic journey. I am very happy with my purchase and the DVD is crisp in picture and sound and I love the extras section as well."