IT Crowd DVD boxed set, complete with fantasy RPG!

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SFBriarpatch sez, "Just out: The special edition 4-DVD box set of 'The IT Crowd' series 1-4 includes a two-sided board game. On one side, the board is laid out like the IT department office at Reynholm Industries. The other side transforms the layout of the IT department office into a fantasy world where Moss and Roy's office becomes the 'Great Hall of Heroes,' and Jen's office becomes the 'Lair of Aunt Irma.' Amazon's photos of the board game are huge and extremely detailed."

The IT Crowd - Series 1-4 Special Edition Box Set [DVD] (Thanks, SFBriarPatch, via Submitterator!)


      1. Of course I was using plural of die, plural of die is dice. There are more than one.

        Seeing half? ;)

  1. One, That DIE is an abomination, and two, also, THERE ARE TABS ON EVERY EDGE WTF. Couldn’t they have put a real d20 in the box? sheesh.

  2. Unless it’s a turn-counter D20, I’ve seen an enormous one used for that. Designed so that incrementing it is easier.

    OTOH, this one is wrongwrongWRONG and I have a d20 that seems to be randomly assigned and it makes my head hurt every time I use it.

  3. Is there any way we can put pressure to get these awesome shows released in all-region format, or at least region-1 format for those of us in the united states ?

    I love the IT crowd, but thanks to these DVD region restrictions, I can’t even play their disks legally if I want to.

    So, yeah, for now, I’ll have to be one of the ones who continues to illegally download, until the DVD Copyright Control Association can get their collective heads out of their asses and you know… let me play media I buy on devices I own.

  4. What is up with UK TV shows seemingly unaware that the Blu-Ray format exists? Mighty Boosh is only available on DVD as well. Is this some sort of BBC directive?

    1. If there is a BBC directive it won’t affect The IT Crowd since that’s neither made or shown by the BBC.

      I suspect that neither show was shot in HD and thus a Blu-Ray release would be pointless. That’s almost certainly the case for the earlier series anyway. The first series of Mighty Boosh was made in 2004, long before the HD push. First series of The IT Crowd was 2006. Also, I don’t know what the budget of The IT Crowd production was like, but The Mighty Boosh budget was small. The budget for the second series was smaller than the first.

    2. Quick scan of the surroundings:
      Number of TVs : 0
      Number of BlueRay players: 0
      Number of HD-DVD players: 0
      Number of computers: 10
      Number of DVD drives in those computers: 9

      From my bitter of new consumer technology perspective I’d say the BBC gets it. This box set looks awesome.

    3. Mighty Boosh wasn’t recorded in HiDef so why does it need Burry again?

      Nelson.C • #21 • 1
      Channel 4, not the Beeb.

      Ah, but we Brits all look the same with our ‘bad teeth’ and bowler hats.

  5. I wonder if the US will get a nice boxed set like this. The show is mostly obscure here so i don’t see the BBC bothering to package something great for fans.

    Wonder if i can play the UK version in my PS3 despite the region lock… probably not ):

  6. Allegedly, a little program called VLC will allow you to play DVDs on your Mac (possibly other systems, too?) from any region.

    I haven’t tried it myself, but I’m sorely tempted to roll the 20-sided die for this and see if it works.

    1. Alas, AFAIK VLC lost its ability to play other-region-coded DVDs on Macs once the locking was done in the drive itself probably over half a decade ago.

      1. In that case, you can download and use DVDShrink. You can remove the region encoding while ripping.

        … Not that I’m advocating that people violate the DMCA by making a backup copy of media they’ve paid for.

        1. I don’t believe DVD Shrink can overcome the region encoding issue. You’ll get a “region mismatch” error when you try a disc that doesn’t match the drive.

          The one to use is DVD Decrypter. It won’t do any shrinking, but you can feed its output to Shrink later if you so require.

      2. Thanks for head’s up, anon. I should just pony up the <$75 for a region-free DVD player and not worry about this anymore.

  7. Very few organizations on the planet are as “clued in” as the BBC in the realm of digital media. Let’s be honest, how many geeks would pay for a DVD, in this day and age? So they add crazy “bonuses” (remember the “l33tsp34k” subs?) to their offer. And lo, their milkshake brings all the geeks to the yard.

  8. Why do so many people seem to assume that any British TV show is made by the BBC? There’s more to British TV than the BBC.

  9. Damn, I just hope they release the boxset without the show, seeing as I already have them all :\ Must. Have. Maurice. The. Destroyer.

    Also, can I point the Americans to multi-region DVD players, which we in the rest of the world have had to get in order to buy the awesome things from Amazon which never got distributed? Very handy.

  10. ahh quit crying about the dice. Those who have a real one can use it and use the paper one as a bookmark or conversation piece. The rest who wouldn’t know a gelatinous cube from a displacer beast can use the paper craft dice.

    1. you could have been a little more efficient with your choice of words simply by calling yourself a pedantic nit-picker…

  11. So in regards to the D20 being an abomination…what are the odds of someone buying this (someone who actually cares about the RPG swag) that doesn’t already having a desk drawer full of actual D20’s?

    1. -waves hand in the air- I want the special edition simply for the game. And whilst I could get a D20 from one of my friends, I don’t have any of my own.

      They had better release this edition in Australia.

  12. Roy should have been the barbarian and Moss be the wizard. I mean, come on, giving Moss 20 strength and 4 wisdom?

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