Official Press Release – The Big Knights DVD & Blu-Ray

Here is the official press release from those wonderful folk at e1 entertainment who are partly responsible for this release actually happening. You even get a mention!

The Big Knights DVD Blu-Ray PackshotRun For Your Lives!
Make their DVD debut, 25th October 2010

From the creators of the hugely popular Peppa Pig and Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom comes The Big Knights, the hysterical animation series, available for the first time on DVD. Join Sir Boris (the finest swordsman in the World) and Sir Morris (not the finest swordsman in the World, but the most enthusiastic) and their trusty, armour-clad pets Horace the dog and Doris the hamster as they bash, belch and bellow their way through 13 rib-tickling episodes!

The Big Knights first crashed onto our screens in 1999 on BBC TV, picking up multiple animation awards along the way. When the series finished it left a legacy of Big Knights fans who have tirelessly petitioned for the series to be released on DVD. On 25th October their wish will finally be granted, courtesy of Entertainment One.

This DVD – which includes a free re-mastered HD special edition on Blu-ray – features all 13 episodes of The Big Knights, seven of which have never previously been available to own.  As well as Brian Blessed and David Rintoul providing the voices of Sir Morris and Sir Boris respectively, listen out for some famous guest stars including Timothy West (King Otto), Prunella Scales (Queen Melissa) and the inimitable Brian Sewell (Sir Kiftsgate).

What the Big Knights lack in bravery and chivalry they make up for with boundless enthusiasm. Among their many adventures, Sir Morris and Sir Boris rescue two mischievous princesses from a tower, take a holiday in the Land of Vampires and go under cover in their wondrous ‘hats of invisbility’.

Hilariously funny and very silly in equal parts, the Big Knights will have family members from 6 – 60 in stitches. It’s an essential addition to your castle’s DVD collection!

Catalogue No: E1E10718
Barcode: 5030305 10718 5
Aspect ratio: 16:9 (1.78:1)
Running time: 56 Minutes Approx.
RRP: £12.99 (DVD & Blu-ray combi)
Certificate: U

Click here to pre-order The Big Knights DVD & Blu-ray now!

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12 Responses

  1. sir noel Says:

    I feel like sir Boris when he finally discovered a REAL witch!

    Posted on August 23rd, 2010 at 8:45 pm

  2. Phil Says:

    I’d forgotten all about the ‘hats of invisbility’. Ha!

    Posted on August 23rd, 2010 at 10:08 pm

  3. admin Says:

    I forgot to add, can anyone spot the (at least) one mistake e1 have made in this press release?

    I’ll hand out clues shortly!

    Posted on August 23rd, 2010 at 10:34 pm

  4. Phil White Says:

    Hmmm …
    well, it should be ‘Sir’ Horace and ‘Sir’ Doris but I doubt that’s it.

    The Blu-Ray is not strictly speaking a ‘special edition’ just an HD version of the (so called) normal DVD.

    I can’t see it.

    Posted on August 24th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

  5. Phil White Says:

    The Big Knights do NOT lack bravery!

    Posted on August 24th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

  6. John Says:

    Just pre-ordered mine at whoop

    Posted on August 24th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

  7. admin Says:

    Very impressive Phil, it was the Sir Horace and Sir Doris that I was referring too.

    But I would agree they don’t lack bravery!

    Well played 🙂

    Posted on August 24th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

  8. Myles Says:

    Splitting hairs, I’d say much of their action is ‘fearless’ (completely without fear) rather than ‘brave’ (action in the face of fear).

    I’ve pre-ordered 2 copies (through the link on this site).
    This may be the straw that convinces me to get a widescreen TV.

    At the moment I can’t remember the hats of invisibility at all, which means that (a) I never saw that episode (joy, the possibility of watching an episode of The Big Knights for the very first time) or (b) that I’ve seen it and forgotten it (which means seeing it again is almost as good as watching it for the first time, even if I do remember it when I see it).

    Posted on August 26th, 2010 at 5:30 am

  9. Phil Says:

    They had to be brave to survive a day without Mrs Minion.

    Posted on August 30th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

  10. Chris Says:

    Late to the party, but there’s another obvious error in the press release there. Brian Sewell is the most imitable man who ever drew breath. Even I can do him.

    Posted on October 22nd, 2010 at 1:41 pm

  11. Catflap Says:

    “Running time: 56 Minutes Approx.” – the approx is a bit short of the 2 hours plus actual run time…

    Posted on November 10th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

  12. Mike Says:

    There needs to be a North American version! sigh…

    Posted on November 8th, 2012 at 5:19 am

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