Monday, July 25, 2005

The Best of Coronation Street 1970-1979

‘The Best of Coronation Street 1970-1979’ features 80 key episodes from the 1970s in a 10-disc DVD box set, representing the very best of the episodes from the 1970s. It will be available to buy at £99.99 from Network DVD as of July 25. ‘Tis a pity that it’s in PAL format, i.e. incompatible with many North American DVD players.

Key events in this box set include:
The marriages of Ernie Bishop and Emily, Maggie and Ron, Ray and Deirdre, Len Fairclough and Rita, Alf and Renee and Brian Tilsley and Gail.
Hilda holding a séance.
Stan Ogden being ostracized from the street for a crime he didn't commit.
Alf being made mayor.
Lynne's murder.
Bankruptcy of the Bishops.
Deirdre being assaulted under the viaduct.
The warehouse being burnt down and two bodies being discovered in the ruins.
Mavis almost tricked into marrying Carlos.
A lorry full of timber crashing into the Rovers.
Bet being found bleeding and unconscious in the street.

Read about the box set in The Times.


Jacqueline said...

I NEED this.....

We must start a campaign to get CBC to re-issue it in not-so-PAL format.

Anonymous said...

I think I might be more inclined to buy the 90's edition...

BTW what is PAL format?


MJ said...

The system used in North America is called NTSC and the system used in Europe is PAL. Most NTSC DVD players will not play PAL discs. So, if you have an NTSC-only DVD player you will NOT be able to play a PAL disc unless you purchase a DVD player (which are available in Canada) that will convert a PAL signal to NTSC, which then can be viewed on your TV.

Anonymous said...

PAL is actually a better picture as well, because you get 625 lines, which is 100 more than you do with NTSC which is only 525. Now the weird thing is, I'm not suppose to be able to watch PAL DVD's which are I think every region except region 1 (DVD's are region coded to stop movies & shows from being seen in another country before it's been released on tv or in the theatres, region one being North America) due to it being NTSC here. But for some weird reason I AM able to watch my PAL Region 2 (Australia) DVD's of the aussie tv show Kath & Kim (if you haven't seen this show, you need to or I'll hunt you down and force you to watch it and have some nibbles and a peenicolarda) on both my new Dell computer (3 months old now0 and my home DVD player (which is about 5 years old now) in the living room. When all I keep seeing and hearing is I'm not suppose to be able to play them at all. But they work fine. Go figure!