[REL] Five Children And It (1991)/The Return Of It (1993) TV

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[REL] Five Children And It (1991)/The Return Of It (1993) TV

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Not to be confused with this........
https://www.first-loves.net/forums/v ... e+children

This is the original 1991 BBC series with the 1993 follow up that features a completely different cast. Both are six-part series.
I sourced these as torrents, watched & thoroughly enjoyed them but the quality was dire..........Fortunately both are now available as a twin-pack DVD from Home Vision Entertainment. However, it amuses me a UK BBC children's TV series is only available as a Region 1 NTSC import! The file sizes on these are quite large........this reflects the 145 minute running time of both series. I'm releasing these with English subtitles.

Five Children And It (1991)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245622/
AKA The Sand Fairy

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File Name .......: Five Children And It 1991 BBC TV series DVDRip loverboy.avi
File Size .......: 2,104.64 MB
Duration ........: 02:25:11
Video Codec .....: XviD MPEG-4 codec
Video Bitrate ...: 1898 KB/s
Resolution ......: 720 x 544
Aspect Ratio ....: 1.32:1
Framerate .......: 29.970 FPS
Audio Codec .....: MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3)
Audio Bitrate ...: 128 KB/s (CBR)
Channels ........: 2 Ch

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The Return Of It (1993)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128892/
AKA The Return of the Psammead/The Return of the Sand Fairy

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File Name .......: The Return Of It 1993 BBC TV series DVDRip loverboy.avi
File Size .......: 2,104.93 MB
Duration ........: 02:26:15
Video Codec .....: XviD MPEG-4 codec
Video Bitrate ...: 1884 KB/s
Resolution ......: 720 x 544
Aspect Ratio ....: 1.32:1
Framerate .......: 29.970 FPS
Audio Codec .....: MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3)
Audio Bitrate ...: 128 KB/s (CBR)
Channels ........: 2 Ch

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i for one don't mind the large file size. better quality is just that :thumbsup i have the dvd for the 2004 version. i did not know it was a remake. thanks Loverboy :cool

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cool release! Thanks ... a pretty rare one :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup
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These will have been slow.........things will improve tomorrow morning after I release/share at work.

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Re: [REL] Five Children And It (1991)/The Return Of It (1993) TV

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Please reshare loverboy's files if you have them! :D

I was led to this thread because of the earlier Slovak adaptation of the story:
viewtopic.php?p=109785#p109785

I have found these alternate sources for the BBC version:
480p Streaming Playlist for all 12 episodes:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... AOijaCc5Fx

720p upscale for the 6 1991 episodes, in a live torrent:
https://btdig.com/3d675de6b6252566d74a9 ... nd-it-1991
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Thanks for all these links and for sparking more interest for Five Children and It. I admit, I have the book, and didn't recognize the original Slovak version as being based off of it.

So, there are a number of different version of this story. Let me see if I can lay this out correctly:

There's the 1985 Slovak version recently shared:
https://www.first-loves.net/forums/view ... 10&t=10688

A 1991 and 1994 continuation, this thread. Apparently, these two movies are made up of the original series, each one 6 episodes a piece. I am curious if they had to edit out anything from the episodes when creating the movie.

A 2004 version with Freddie Highmore:
https://www.first-loves.net/forums/view ... =24&t=2015

I think I'll look into that upscale torrent.

EDIT:
There are a few other torrents available, one of which appears to be the same as the one Night linked, the other is the AMZN webrip:
https://therarbg.com/post-detail/5b6006 ... tv-orarbg/

I also found reference to "The Phoenix and the Carpet", a continuation by Nesbit which was also given the TV series treatment by the BBC in 1976.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0190195/

Torrents (same files):
https://www.btdig.com/7f6fc4e82ac36c728 ... the-carpet
https://1337x.to/torrent/5628919/The-Ph ... ma-Series/
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pillowbaker wrote: Tue Jan 09, 2024 8:16 pm I admit, I have the book, and didn't recognize the original Slovak version as being based off of it.
Shameful! :P

Admittedly, the plot of the Slovak version was unclear from the FLM post. It was only by reading the (Russian) blizzardkid entry that the connection became clear!

... There is also a 1951 BBC version and a 1985 Japanime series, among other adaptations:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Chil ... %5Bedit%5D
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Holy crap, pillowbaker! FANTASTIC discoveries! I hope those torrents are fully seeded. I have never heard of "therarbg" but I want that AMZN rip. I verified that sadly there is NOT a rip for the 1993 sequel series there. I would like something better than the YouTube videos, which is why I requested loverboy's DVDrips!
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Night457 wrote: Tue Jan 09, 2024 8:56 pm Holy crap, pillowbaker! FANTASTIC discoveries! I hope those torrents are fully seeded. I have never heard of "therarbg" but I want that AMZN rip. I verified that sadly there is NOT a rip for the 1993 sequel series there. I would like something better than the YouTube videos, which is why I requested loverboy's DVDrips!

Guess what I found! ;)

TNT link:
https://the.nextthing.club/showthread.p ... 9#pid84729

The OP has uloz links, but the user Jax created some sort of conversion:
I have converted this DVD, which is 50i source, into 50p using AVISynth and QTGMC script. This script completely eliminates the interlacing, preserves all the motion and makes it more watchable on computer screens. I might do this conversion on more TV series DVDs. Please let me know your opinion on this rip.
The mega links APPEAR to still be working, after about 6 years. Downloading now, but don't hold your breath quite yet!
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Success!

The quality appears to be a high quality DVDrip, though the quality of the original source may not be incredibly high. I'd be keen on having the original DVD9 that was shared in the TNT thread, but these episodes by Jax are certainly a step up from the VHS rips, the youtube streams, and the various other 480p sources I found.

I wonder if someone still have the DVD9 file from the thread.

Subtitles are included. They are greatly helpful.

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