Second Sight have announced a Region 2 DVD release of the BBC TV series The Tripods. First broadcast in 1984 and set in 2089, the series tells of how the Earth becomes enslaved by an alien race which stalks the world in huge towering machines known as Tripods.
At the time of its release, the first series of The Tripods was one of the BBCs most expensive ever projects. It was broadcast in the same Saturday afternoon slot as Dr Who and achieved an impressive 8 million viewers.
The DVD will contain all thirteen episodes from the first series spread over two discs with a total running time of five hours and twenty-two minutes. The retail price is expected to be £24.99 and the discs are expected on the shelves on 19 March 2001.