Friday, 19 April 2013

MLP:FiM coming to UK DVD at last!

Spike can't operate a film projector
"Sorry girls, I can't find the original Derpy scene anywhere"
One of the most annoying things about being a British brony has been the lack of (official, cough cough ahem) ways for us to watch Pony. It's not on the telly, we can't buy from iTunes — and while there are DVDs and Blu-rays available, they're American and German respectively. So the news from that the British company Clear Vision has struck a deal with Hasbro is one of the best things I've heard in a long time as regards official merchy stuff.

The deal appears to be for only the first two seasons, which does seem a little bit odd; possibly S3 can't be released until after it has been in the US, though that's pure speculation on my part. We don't yet know whether this will be a purely DVD-based release or whether Blu-ray discs are also on the way. Nor do we know what extras, if any, will be included: I would certainly hope that the commentaries from the Region 1 release are there, since they're excellent.

I already have the American DVD set of S1, but I suspect I'll buy the British one too, as long as its release date isn't that far away. (That means no waiting till Christmas, Clear Vision!) Given how terrible UK TV coverage of MLP:FiM has been, this will constitute the best chance for the show to get itself more widely known in the UK. Clear Vision's website seems to be mail order rather than delivering to the high street, but still. This particular news deserves a Flutteryay!


  1. Well I can safely say that I'd most definitely be keen to get my mitts on those DVDs, gold pieces permitting. It would have been better if they'd been able to secure a deal to put all 3 series out in one boxset. But even so, if S1 and S2 appear and they sell well (which is pretty much a certainty) then it'll encourage them to get S3 done pretty swiftly after that.

    And considering that some people (especially children) might really like the toys but their parents don't want them going near Youtube, having the DVDs available means a lot more people will have the chance to see the show. Which can definitely only be a good thing. :)

    1. I'm a little disappointed that S3 isn't part of the deal... but I wonder whether there might be another chunk next year with S3 and S4 sets. Still, two will do for now!