The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy began as a 1978 BBC radio series by Douglas Adams, who adapted the material into a bestselling novel in 1979. This six-part BBC television miniseries - a witty and farcical science-fiction send-up -- stars Simon Jones as gormless Arthur Dent, who wakes up one morning to discover that a demolition crew is preparing to destroy his house and put in a new highway bypass. Saddened by this news, Arthur accepts the offer of his buddy Ford Prefect to head down to the local pub for a drink, but is soon greeted by Ford's wild revelation that he is in fact not a human but a space alien from a small planet just outside of Betelgeuse, who has spent many years on the planet Earth in the guise of a human actor, doing background research for a book called 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.' Before Arthur can fully digest this news, a Vogon spaceship appears in the sky and blasts out the message that the entire Earth will soon be destroyed to put in an intergalactic superhighway. At the last moment, Arthur and Ford manage to board the spaceship to escape obliteration themselves. Arthur is soon ensconced in a strange space vessel festooned with all manner of confusing hardware, and jets through a series of increasingly off-the-wall adventures, where he meets such wild characters as three-armed galaxy president Zaphod Beeblebrox; Trillian, the latter's girlfriend; neurotic robot Marvin; and Veet Voojagig, a graduate student with a ballpoint pen fixation. Like Dr. Who and other BBC productions, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy took its US bow on PBS affiliate stations.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/13/2018
UPC: 0883929637096
Original Release: 1981
Source: Bbc Warner
Region Code: 1
Time: 3:19:00
Sales rank: 7,133

Special Features

Disc 2 - Extras; The Making of The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy (1993); Don't Panic ; Communicate; Behind The Scenes; Peter Jones Introduction; Pebble Mill At One (Alan Bell & Rod Lord); Tomorrow's World Sequence; Deleted Scene (Episode 2); Out-Takes; Trailer; Bonus Disc - All New Extras; Mostly Hand Drawn (Animated Feature); Life, The Universe and Clapperboards (Live Actions); Recorded At The End of the Universe; Writing Hitchhiker's ; Trailer for Radio Times; Open Door: The Sound of Love; Douglas Adams On Nationwide; Marvin on Blue Peter; Douglas Adams on Paperbacks; The Sound of Sypher; Saturday Review; Douglas Adams on Micro Live; Simon Jone on BBC Breakfast; Ten Short Films; Tertiary Phrase Trailer; The Hexogonal Phase; Marvin & Zem; Q-Phases

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
1. Chapter 1 [2:23]
2. Chapter 2 [2:19]
3. Chapter 3 [7:52]
4. Chapter 4 [6:01]
5. Chapter 5 [2:14]
6. Chapter 6 [7:26]
7. Chapter 7 [3:26]
8. Chapter 8 [1:06]
9. Chapter 9 [3:29]
10. Chapter 10 [8:32]
11. Chapter 11 [5:21]
12. Chapter 12 [4:26]
13. Chapter 13 [6:08]
14. Chapter 14 [3:19]
15. Chapter 15 [2:45]
16. Chapter 16 [:49]
17. Chapter 17 [2:20]
18. Chapter 18 [4:11]
19. Chapter 19 [2:58]
20. Chapter 20 [2:03]
21. Chapter 21 [5:08]
22. Chapter 22 [5:27]
23. Chapter 23 [7:43]
24. Chapter 24 [1:07]
25. Chapter 25 [2:05]
26. Chapter 26 [3:52]
27. Chapter 27 [7:15]
28. Chapter 28 [6:43]
29. Chapter 29 [2:47]
30. Chapter 30 [4:03]
31. Chapter 31 [4:26]
32. Chapter 32 [1:04]
33. Chapter 33 [3:09]
34. Chapter 34 [5:49]
35. Chapter 35 [2:12]
36. Chapter 36 [3:13]
37. Chapter 37 [5:10]
38. Chapter 38 [8:02]
39. Chapter 39 [3:56]
40. Chapter 40 [1:15]
41. Chapter 41 [2:42]
42. Chapter 42 [2:54]
43. Chapter 43 [3:16]
44. Chapter 44 [2:29]
45. Chapter 45 [9:25]
46. Chapter 46 [8:21]
47. Chapter 47 [4:09]
48. Chapter 48 [2:22]
49. Chapter 49 [:00]
Disc #2 -- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Extras
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [7:13]
2. Chapter 2 [10:52]
3. Chapter 3 [10:36]
4. Chapter 4 [12:21]
5. Chapter 5 [6:18]
6. Chapter 6 [13:39]
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [7:12]
2. Chapter 2 [11:58]
3. Chapter 3 [7:58]
Disc #3 -- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Bonus Disc
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [16:07]
2. Chapter 2 [14:53]
1. Chapter 1 [12:20]
2. Chapter 2 [11:38]
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [12:35]
2. Chapter 2 [12:27]
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [:14]
2. Chapter 2 [2:28]
3. Chapter 3 [5:25]
4. Chapter 4 [4:24]
5. Chapter 5 [2:49]
6. Chapter 6 [2:37]
7. Chapter 7 [2:11]
8. Chapter 8 [3:18]
9. Chapter 9 [3:51]
10. Chapter 10 [2:32]

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The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Here we go again in a masterpiece of cult movies. Monty Python Humor, Space ships, and Hitchhikers. What could be better
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy was a very good book overall. With great word choice and humor present throughout the book it is truly worthy of being a favorite piece of literature for our generation. The characters succeeded in entrancing the audience in the book and the story made the readers mind wander throughout the universe, while somehow still keeping the reader on track with what is happening. Zaphod Beeblebrox was initially thought to be a hippy-turned-criminal character, but then a mystery begins to develop around what happened to him in his life before meeting up with the gang and going on this adventure to Magrathea. Trillian is the reasonable, patient, curious, listener. She is the one who wants to know more about the universe around her, which Zaphod does not have much interest in. Arthur was shocked at what happened with aliens at first, but becomes less and less shocked at the strange things that happen to the group on their adventures. For instance, when the missiles were hurtling toward their ship, The Heart of Gold, rather than panicking and screaming that they were going to die, he pulled the improbablilty drive switch and they were saved. Ford Prefect was not described quite as much in the story. He did however, have a paragraph or two where he was described as looking at the stars andmissing home and he was not happy about being stranded on Earth for fifteen years. And finally, I get to the author, Douglas Adams. Douglas Adams has the unique imagination of a child, but with the sophistication of a grown man and this allows him to make a great story like this without getting too bizarre with the story or characters. Overall, well done Mr. Adams, you have created a book that should go down in history as one of the greatest and unique books in history.
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AstroCat More than 1 year ago
This is the best TV adaptation of a radio series simultaneously adapted into a book in the history of the form. Surprisingly competent for a BBC production of the period, it knocks the theatrical movie (which is still quite enjoyable) flat on its ass.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gotta get this today. Sunday's date, 10-10-10, is binary for 42!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's all been said before, however, Hal's review for the all movie guide contains the glaringly incorrect information that the books spawned the Radio series. The radio series came first and THGTTG was only supposed to be one episode of a series called 'The ends of the earth'. Adams liked the ideas behind that first episode so much, he devoloped the rest of the series around it, making them fit the 30 minute segments which is why the radio series had fits instead of episodes. Anyway, enough of the banter, buy it now. Let's hope the forthcoming Movie is as fittingly funny as this version. Mos Def: great things are expected of you as Ford, please make Doglas Adams proud.
Mycroft More than 1 year ago
The first movie presentation of Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is fun to watch. Originally aired on BBC television in the early 80's the movie takes a little more in-depth to the book than the 2008 version. Although the special effects may not be "Lucas or Cameron" material it still gives to the story about Arthur Dent, who, on the last day of Earth gets pulled into one misadventure after another with Ford Prefect, who trying to update the Hitchhiker's Guide. The regular gang is here as they try to discover the ultimate question. Good fun even if it is a little campy. Watch for special appearance by Douglas Adams.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great movie if you've read the book. However, the jokes were all rushed and some of the really good ones got skipped. The whole movie was kind of scrunched together, really, but a die-hard fan of the books will enjoy it. If you haven't read the book, I don't recommend it, because it does a poor job of explaining things.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is A great one If you don't get a kick out of this DON'T PANIC I've seen this one many times and I still get a kick out of it
Guest More than 1 year ago
This miniseries is a wonderful addition to your collection, especially if you liked the books, or ''Red Dwarf'', or ''Doctor Who'', or ''Black Adder''. The special effects are pretty sorry, but that's not what you would be looking for with this series, anyway. The extras disk is great. I especially like ''behind the scenes'' where you get to see how mind-numbingly boring working as a TV actor can be. It's also great to have footage of the late Douglas Adams. A very well-done DVD package.
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