The Red Hand Gang (R2) in September
Fabulous Films have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Red Hand Gang: The Complete Series on 29th September 2008 priced at £24.99 RRP. First broadcast on BBC 1 in September 1977 and then repeated during the summers of 1980 and 1982, The Red Hand Gang still retains a cult following today.
Like an up-to-date Famous Five, The Red Hand Gang were a group of five inner-city pre-teens who unwittingly found themselves foiling heists, robberies and kidnaps. They were so called because they left their trademark red hand print to mark where they had been. This series was thought to be lost until Fabulous Films unearthed it this year. All 12 full length episodes have now been fully restored for this release.
The gang comprised of Frankie (Matthew Laborteaux) who was the oldest, troublemaker JR (JR Miller), tomboy Joanne (Jolie Newman), brainy Doc (James Bond 111), Frankie’s younger brother Lil’ Bill (Johnny Brogna) and, of course, Boomer the dog.
Episodes are spread across two-discs with the following features:
- 4:3 Full Frame
- English DD2.0
- Stills Gallery
- Episode Synopses
- Series Synopsis
- Original American Commercial Break Card