Coinciding with the theatrical release of the big screen remake, Network DVD will release The Sweeney - The Complete First Series on UK Blu-ray for the first time. Arriving on 10 September 2012 in beautiful high definition, the 4-disc set allows you to relive this ground-breaking British police drama starring John Thaw as Detective Inspector Regan and Dennis Waterman as his loyal partner Detective Sergeant Carter. Part of New Scotland Yard’s infamous Flying Squad, they mix with London’s seedy underworld as they tackle the crimes too hard to handle for your everyday police officer.
Check out the clip below which demonstrates the new HD transfer and restoration. Be sure to switch to full screen and set the quality to 1080p for best effect (and the Blu-ray should be better still)...
- Brand new High Definition transfer and restoration
- Brand-new commemorative booklet by Archive TV historian Andrew Pixley
- Dolby 5.1 track along with original as-broadcast Mono and music-only tracks
- Interview with Ian Kennedy-Martin
- “Queen’s Pawn” introduction by Tony Selby
- Reconstructed titles with original stills
- Reconstructed titles with original stills and shots
- “The Placer” introduction by John Forgeham
- “Cover Story” introduction by Prunella Gee
- “Golden Boy” introduction by Dudley Sutton
- “Stoppo Driver” introduction by Dudley Sutton
- “Big Spender” introduction by Warren Mitchell
- “Abduction” introduction by Wanda Ventham
RRP is £39.99, but you can find the best price via Pricedemon.