Black Adder

TV Show
On DVD: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Running Time: 
895 minutes

Black Adder (usually referred to as Blackadder) is a 1980s British show that tells the story of several Edmund Blackadders in different eras, each one a cynical and self-serving member of a British family dynasty.  Think of it as a twisted and hilarious version of Forrest Gump set throughout British history.  Rowan Atkinson stars as Edmund Blackadder in all his incarnations and he makes each Blackadder remarkably different while retaining his snide and devious core. Tony Robinson also appears in all the episodes and specials as Baldrick, Blackadder’s incredibly abused sidekick.  The show’s humor is both broad and subtle, historical and topical (for the time).  This re-mastered Ultimate Edition set encompasses all four six episode series of the show, three specials, and a documentary about the making of Blackadder