All four seasons were released by BBC Worldwide as box sets.
Blakes 7 DVD main menu
Blakes 7 DVD Special Features menu
When the entire run – four series – of Seventies classic BBC sci-fi show Blakes 7 was scheduled to be released on DVD by Fabulous Films and BBC Worldwide, Dysfunction Media were brought in to design and build every single part of it.
Blakes 7 DVD design and authoring
How DFML was involved:
Planning the entire DVD release (how many discs, types of packaging, etc.) in consultation with Fabulous Films and BBC Worldwide
Designing menu structures and interactivity
Specifying technologies used and liaising with mastering facilities
Encoding and QA of encoded footage
Design of look and feel of discs per series
Build of discs
Liaising with other stakeholders over extra features, intellectual property rights issues, etc
Preparing test discs for sign-off
Hiding easter eggs within each release
Liaising with mastering facility in Germany for replication
Technical issue management during lifespan of project
A large project involving many stakeholders and running over several years, the Blakes 7 DVDs threw up many technical challenges for DFML, all of which were eventually overcome. The work DFML put in was recognised by a Cult TV award for “Best DVD Presentation of the year” in 2004.