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TV on DVD has always been a mixed blessing—we’re looking at you, *24*—but when it comes to foreign shows, DVD can be the difference between a pop culture touchstone and a pop culture footnote. For instance…

Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s seminal BBC sitcom *Spaced* is finally getting DVD treatment after a long stay in legal limbo. Pegg’s better known for his recent pop culture-saturated movies *Shaun of the Dead* and *Hot Fuzz*, but his lovingly referential style started here. And the show’s list of fans is impressive, with Quentin Tarantino, Patton Oswald, Diablo Cody and Matt Stone (of *South Park*) all stopping by to provide a commentary track.

As for how they saw it so early…they must have British friends with VCRs.

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