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Monday, November 28, 2011

Neverwhere (15th Anniversary Edition) DVD Review

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Neverwhere (15th Anniversary Edition) DVD Review

Synopsis: Neil Gaiman’s (The Sandman, Coraline) first TV miniseries, co-created with Lenny Henry (The Lenny Henry Show, Chef!), brings viewers to an ambitious exploration of a London with two worlds. When office drone Richard Mayhew (Gary Bakewell) rescues a mysterious girl named Door (Laura Fraser, He Knew He Was Right), he unwittingly finds himself part of her quest to learn why her parents have been killed. The next thing he knows, Mayhew’s life changes forever as he's pulled into the fantastical world of London Below, far from his mundane life in London Above. Pursued by the murderous Messrs. Croup and Vandemar, Door and Richard, with the help of Hunter and the Marquis de Carabas, attempt to find the Angel Islington, who knows the secret behind the murder of Door's family, and possibly a way for Richard to go home.

Review:  The BBC if famous for their telefantasy shows, especially in the 1990s.   Neverwhere is one of those shows that has been underground in the USA for a long time and is now finally available on this great anniversary edition DVD.   The magical world of London Below is brought to us from the twisted mind of comic book legend Neil Gaiman.  The show was full of oddities and dark corners, but is SO much fun.  The low budget is very apparant, but I love a lot of the low budget sci-fi that BBC has put out over the years, so that certainly doesn't dappen it for me, in fact, it almost adds to the appeal!  Its great to have the chance to see this show now and its a wonderful addition to any sci-fi fan's collection.

The special features on this DVD include: 15th Anniversary Introduction, 15th Anniversary Audio Commentary with Neil Gaiman, Lenny Henry, and producer Clive Brill, Original Interview with Gaiman, Original Audio Commentary with Gaiman, Photo Gallery, Character Descriptions and Neverwhere Map Insert.


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Interest Range: BBC, Sci-Fi