The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
Special Edition
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production year: 1981
Director: Alan J. W. Bell
Rating: NR(Television)
UPC [Locale]: 794051-161727
Running time: 3:12 (192 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: April 30, 2002
Collection type: Owned (#1692)
Status: Available
Purchase date: June 01, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
After the Earth is destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass, Arthur Dent scours the Galaxy armed only with the bizarre and yet indispensable Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams's best-selling cult classic comes to DVD! Don't panic! The six-part cult series from 1981 is complete for the first time. Available with either the original mono television soundtrack or a digitally remastered stereo soundtrack.
DVD Covers
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
Misc.
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Genres
Science-Fiction
Comedy
Adventure
Studios
Production Studios:
 • BBC
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
 • BBC Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Trivia
Tags
TV
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature: episodes 1-6
2Bonus Materials
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Interviews
 • Outtakes/Bloopers
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Easter Eggs
Insert the first disc of the set and wait until the Main Menu comes up. Now, just let it sit there for about two minutes and the first episode begins to playÖ or so it seems, because you will soon find out that your DVD player has been taken over by the 'infinite improbability drive'!

Another hidden feature can also be found on the Main menu. Highlight the 'Set Up' menu entry and then press the 'Left' arrow key on your remote control. This will take you to a separate screen where you will have to enter a 4-digit code. Enter 1146 (which is the time of the Earth's destruction - 11:46AM), and you'll be treated to some raw footage of the Earth being blown up, followed by some information on the 'Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster'!

Now, insert the second disc of the set. On the first menu screen, the Inner Planets, highlight the 'Communicate' menu entry and then press the 'Left' arrow key on your remote control. This will highlight the hidden planet Earth. Press 'Enter' now and you will get to see the complete credit sequence, including the tunnel through the O that was lifted right out of Dr. Who.

Finally, on the Outer Planets menu screen, turn on the subtitles. Then go back to the 'Inner Planets' menu screen and press the 'Left' arrow key on your remote control. This highlights the infamous words 'Donít panic.' Now press 'enter' and you will get to see all the computer readouts for the 'Heart of Gold' display screen.
Crew
Direction
Alan J. W. Bell....Director
Writing
Douglas Adams....Original Material By
Production
Alan J. W. Bell....Producer
Film Editing
Glenn Hyde....Film Editor
Mike Robotham....Film Editor
Music
Richard Rodgers....Song Writer
Art
Andrew Howe-Davies....Production Designer
Tom Yardley-Jones....Production Designer
Cast
 Episode One
Peter Jones....Voice of the Book (voice)
Simon Jones....Arthur Dent
David Dixon....Ford Prefect
Joe Melia....Mr Prosser
Martin Benson....Vogon Captain
Steve Conway....Barman
Aliens
Andrew Mussell
Cleo Rocos
Douglas Adams....Man in Pub (uncredited)
Martin Benson....Vogon Guard (uncredited)
Alan Harris....Flying Spaceman in Credits (uncredited)
Steve Trainer....Hopeful-Looking Barfly (uncredited)
 Episode Two
Peter Jones....Voice of the Book (voice)
Simon Jones....Arthur Dent
David Dixon....Ford Prefect
Sandra Dickinson....Trillian
Mark Wing-Davey....Zaphod Beeblebrox
Martin Benson....Vogon Captain
Michael Cule....Vogon Guard
Rayner Bourton....Newscaster
Gil Morris....Gag Halfrunt
David Learner....Marvin
Stephen Moore....Voice of Marvin (voice)
David Tate....Voice of "Eddie" (voice)
Douglas Adams....Man Going Back to the Ocean (uncredited)
Jennifer Goble....Girl on Beach (uncredited)
Alan Harris....Flying Spaceman in Credits (uncredited)
 Episode Three
Peter Jones....Voice of the Book (voice)
Simon Jones....Arthur Dent
David Dixon....Ford Prefect
Sandra Dickinson....Trillian
Mark Wing-Davey....Zaphod Beeblebrox
Richard Vernon....Slartibartfast
David Learner....Marvin
Stephen Moore....Voice of Marvin (voice)
David Tate....Voice of "Eddie" (voice)
John Austen-Gregg....Pilot (uncredited)
Nicola Critcher....Handmaiden (uncredited)
John Dair....Rich Merchant (uncredited)
Jim Francis....Small Furry Creature (puppeteer) (uncredited)
Alan Harris....Flying Spaceman in Credits (uncredited)
Zoe Hendry....Co-Pilot (uncredited)
Jacoba....Handmaiden (uncredited)
Stephen Moore....Voice of Whale (uncredited, voice)
Lorraine Paul....Handmaiden (uncredited)
Susie Silvey....Handmaiden (uncredited)
 Episode Four
Peter Jones....Voice of the Book (voice)
Simon Jones....Arthur Dent
David Dixon....Ford Prefect
Sandra Dickinson....Trillian
Mark Wing-Davey....Zaphod Beeblebrox
Richard Vernon....Slartibartfast
Antony Carrick....Lunkwill
Timothy Davies....Fook
David Leland....Majikthise
Charles McKeown....Vroomfondel
Matt Zimmerman....Shooty
Marc Smith....Bang Bang
Valentine Dyall....Voice of Deep Thought (voice)
Antony Carrick....Loon-Quall (uncredited)
Timothy Davies....Phougg (uncredited)
Eric French....G'Gugvunt Leader (uncredited)
Alan Harris....Flying Spaceman in Credits (uncredited)
Stephen Moore....Frankie Mouse (uncredited, voice)
James Muir....Vl'Hurg Leader (uncredited)
Eddie Sommer....Alien (uncredited)
David Tate....Benjy Mouse/Tannoy Voice (voice)
 Episode Five
Peter Jones....Voice of the Book (voice)
Simon Jones....Arthur Dent
David Dixon....Ford Prefect
Mark Wing-Davey....Zaphod Beeblebrox
Sandra Dickinson....Trillian
Jack May....Garkbit (Head Waiter)
Colin Jeavons....Max Quordlepleen
Barry Frank Warren....Hotblack Desiato
Dave Prowse....Hotblack Desiato's Bodyguard
Colin Bennett....Zarquon
David Learner....Marvin
Stephen Moore....Voice of Marvin (voice)
Peter Davison....Dish of the Day
Kevin Davies....Insect (puppeteer) (uncredited)
Mary Eveleigh....Restaurant Goer (uncredited)
Alan Harris....Flying Spaceman in Credits (uncredited)
Stuart Murdoch....Insect (puppeteer) (uncredited)
 Episode Six
Peter Jones....Voice of the Book (voice)
Simon Jones....Arthur Dent
David Dixon....Ford Prefect
Sandra Dickinson....Trillian
Mark Wing-Davey....Zaphod Beeblebrox
Rayner Bourton....Newscaster
Aubrey Morris....Captain
Matthew Scurfield....Number One
David Neville....Number Two
Geoffrey Beevers....Number Three
Beth Porter....Marketing Girl
David Rowlands....Hairdresser
Jon Glover....Management Consultant
David Learner....Marvin
Stephen Moore....Voice of Marvin (voice)
Alan Harris....Flying Spaceman in Credits (uncredited)