T-Bag Bounces Back DVD

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After the release of the first series of T-Bag (Wonders in Letterland) on DVD Revelation films announced that series three would be released in May 2011.

Revelation Films officially announced the series on their website on Friday 12th November 2010.

This page chronicles all the latest information about the DVD release with links to online retailers where you can purchase the DVD. News and updates are taken from a variety of sources including Revelation films, Revelation Films Twitter page, Wikipedia - Revelation Films page and Facebook - Revelation Films page.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Release Date (UK): 9th May 2011
RRP (Recommended Retail Price): £12.99
Released by: Revelation films
Running Time: 199 minutes 44 seconds (10 episodes).
BBFC Rating: U (Universal, suitable for all).
Classified (by BBFC): 24/02/2011.
BBFC Reference: AVV277215
Region/Format: PAL region 2
Number of discs: 1
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
ASIN: B004BFZA78

OFFICIAL BLURB

Below is the official blurb from the Revelation Films website:

T-Bag is back... and her powers are stronger than ever!

In the third series of the classic kids TV show, T-Bag has taken up residence in a musical box, banishing Major Happy from his home and stealing the eight gold bells from his glockenspiel. The precious bells have been scattered across the world and it is up to Debbie to take on the evil T-Bag once again. With T-Shirt back under T-Bag's spell, Debbie must journey alone, visiting foreign lands and meeting a whole host of colourful natives, as she sets out to return the musical box to the happy place it once was.

First broadcast in 1987, T-Bag Bounces Back includes appearances from fantastic guest stars including Burt Kwouk, Bernard Bresslaw, Frank Thornton and Tony Haygarth.

HOW TO GET THE DVD

The DVD was released on 9th May 2011, so is now available to buy. The DVD can be ordered via online retailers and may be available in high street shops. To get up-to-date information on the price please visit best-dvd-price.co.uk; dvdspot.co.uk, Find-dvd.co.uk or dvdcollections.co.uk.

The following table shows all known websites that have the T-Bag Bounces Back DVD to buy. Click on the link to take you to the DVD page.

UK Retailers
HMV.com
Play.com
TheHut.com
Zavvi.com
Base.com
Sendit.com
Amazon.co.uk
Blockbuster.co.uk
BTR Direct
Forbidden Planet
Argos entertainment
WH Smith entertainment
Woolworths entertainment
Asda entertainment
Sainsburys Entertainment
Tesco Entertainment
Laskys.com
101CD.com
Blahdvd.com
DVD.co.uk
Townsend Records
DVDSource.co.uk
Greatest Movie.co.uk
Gameseek.co.uk
Gamco
Inandout.at
Movies & Games On-Line
Pickabook
UKdvdsonline.com
Blackwell.co.uk

The following links are for retailers selling the DVD in Australia, please note this is the region 2 DVD, please ensure you can play the DVD on a multi-region DVD player.

Australian Retailers
Atomicmovies.com.au
Fishpond.com.au

Links correct at time of writing but may have changed. Stores may not have stock available for immediate despatch.

Please note the websites above are listed for comparison only and The High-T Website has no affiliation with any online retailer.

If you find any other online retailers selling the DVD or if any of these links no longer work please let me know.


EPISODE GUIDE TO THE SERIES

Below shows the list of episodes and their respective running time, confirmed by the BBFC.

#Episode TitleRunning Time
1The Ousting Of Major Happy00:20:17:04
2Nights In Arabia00:19:57:07
3Ivan The Horrible00:19:33:23
4Black Hearted Belle00:20:05:02
5Bobby Jobsworth and The Temple of Doom00:20:02:17
6Hi-Hat00:20:13:23
7Bell, Book and Candle00:19:57:24
8Max The Miller00:19:44:10
9Nikdit The Thief00:19:58:15
10Happy Ending00:19:52:19


BONUS FEATURES

Revelation Films have confirmed on their website the following extras:

Production Sketches From Designer John Plant, Original Notes From Writers Grant Cathro & Lee Pressman, Original Script and an Image Gallery.

The extras include a photo gallery consisting of official photographs and some from Lee Pressman, Grant Cathro and Raymond Childe. This photo gallery contains 49 photographs lasting 3 minutes and 19 seconds approx.

There is also a gallery consisting of design sketches by designer John Plant. This gallery contains 28 sketches lasting 2 minutes and 3 seconds approx.

Original Notes From Writers Grant Cathro & Lee Pressman consists of 8 pages of notes lasting 1 minute 14 seconds approx.

Handwritten Lyrics show the draft lyrics of Major Happy's song (Ep1), Black Hearted Belle's song (Ep4) and Hi-Hat's song (Ep6) lasting 3 minutes and 12 seconds approx.

Press cuttings include episode synopsis and images mainly from the TV Times, this consists of 14 cuttings lasting 1 minutes and 15 seconds approx.

Extra DVD Rom features include the Rehearsal script from episode three and planning notes and script from episode one, these are in PDF format.

There is also a 'Also available' section showing other DVD's available from Revelation Films including the second series of T-Bag.

MORE DETAILS

More details can be found on the official Revelation Films website. The links below will take you to their website.

Revelation Films - T-Bag Bounces Back DVD
Revelation Films - T-Bag newspage

PROGRESS & DEVELOPMENT OF THE DVD

These quotes from reliable sources show the development the DVD has taken from initial production to eventual release.

More T-Bag, You Say...

We are delighted to announce that the second series of the wonderful 80s kids TV show, T-Bag has been confirmed for release on the 24th January 2011.

T-Bag Strikes Again sees evil witch T-Bag and her adorable accomplice T-Shirt return for more fun and frolics.

And as if that wasn't enough, you can also look forward to T-Bag Series Three (T-Bag Bounces Back) on 02 May 2011 and T-Bag Series Four (Turn On To T-Bag) on 08 August 2011.

Fun, fun, fun!

Friday, 12 November 2010 11:01

Revelation Films - T-Bag news

@Sunday_boy Glad you are loving T-Bag. Yes, more commentaries on S2 but S3 onwards are not confirmed at this point. Stay tuned!

3:46 PM Dec 8th via Twitter for iPhone in reply to Sunday_boy

Revelation Films - Twitter page

Who wants to see what T-Bag Series Three will look like? Well it's your lucky day! http://twitpic.com/43kazs

4:47 AM Feb 25th via Twitpic

Revelation Films - Twitter page

Any further news will be added here and at The T-Bag Forum.

PROMOTION OF THE DVD

Revelation Films have promoted the DVD on their website, twitter and facebook pages. They have produced images to promote the series as below.

Revelation also produced a press release advertising the DVD to the media. This can also be seen below.

Play.com run a full page advert in 'DVD & Blu-ray Review magazine' (Issue 150 - February 2011, page 11) promoting the DVD release of the first two series. This also mentions the release of T-Bag Bounces Back in May 2011. This can also be seen below.

Amazon.co.uk run a full page advert in 'DVD & Blu-ray Review magazine' (July 2011, issue 155, page 15) promoting the DVD release of the first three series. This can also be seen below.

DVD RECEPTION & REVIEWS

The DVD was reviewed in 'DVD & Blu-ray Review magazine' (Issue 156 - Summer 2011, page 109) rating the DVD itself 3 out of 5 and 2 out of 5 for the extra features. See image right for the full mini-review.

The DVD has been reviewed on the website www.cultbox.co.uk rating it 2 out of 5.

If you see any other online reviews please let me know and I'll add them here.


MINI-REVIEWS

“Charming and classic series”

The third series of T-Bag is now available on DVD and what a treat for the fans it is. The picture and sound quality is superb, considering it was first broadcast in 1987 the DVD episodes are as clear as a bell.

The DVD features all ten episodes and this series features some of my favourite T-Bag episodes ever - including Black Hearted Belle, Bobby Jobsworth and the Temple of Doom, Hi-Hatt and Max the Miller. All the other episodes are just as enjoyable to watch and showcases how the series has developed from the first series.

You will notice when you get to the third episode (Ivan the Horrible) it isn't from the original master copy but the version used is perfectly watchable (and with full credits) and almost on par with the excellent picture quality of the other nine episodes.

The DVD cover, with a deep golden colour matches the golden bells being collected in this series, and showcases photographs of some of the guest cast (Tony Haygarth, Burt Kwouk, Frank Thornton and Bernard Bresslaw) to appear in this series. The blurb is well put together and explains the series 'to a tea' if someone was to pick it up in a high street shop - you know you want to buy it!

The only problem is watching ten episodes goes so very quickly, it makes you want more (and if you've not got the first two series on DVD you can get your T-Bag fix by buying them too). The episode themes and plotlines are more varied in this series and will take you to places as far-flung as a Carribean island to an Indian market, through China, Holland, Russia and back to the intriguing and nostalgic curiosity shop.

The menus of the DVD are easy to navigate and exploit the 'music' theme of the series, with bells and musical notes scattered in the backgrounds. The episode menu shows the episodes on the sides of the music box, with clear images and titles of the episodes. The extras menu showcases Major Happy's harmony theme he uses to destroy T-Bag at the end of episode ten, a wonderful use of the music and one that is sure to make every fan smile with childish glee.

Speaking of extras, these are again in abundance, there are no episode commentaries on this DVD but instead Revelation Films have given fans more production related goodies including original notes, scripts, production sketches (again from me - hope you like them) and press cuttings. Also included is a much longer photo gallery with many unseen publicity and production photographs, again including photographs from Lee and Grant and also some from costume designer Raymond Childe - these are a joy to see.

Everyone remembers the 80's for it's fashion and hair styles but as children of the 80's we remember it as the golden era of children's TV. Relive the 80's as it should be remembered by watching this charming and classic series - order it online now to make sure the DVD bounces through your letterbox!

Jamie (me)


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