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A Bad Sight & Other Stories is a Custom Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends US VHS/DVD Release. It features two first season episodes and two second season narrated by Ringo Starr, one fourth season episode narrated by Michael Angelis, and one first season episode and one third season episode narrated by Barney the Purple Dinosaur. It was originally released by Strand VCI Entertainment in 1998, Strand Home Video in 2000, Time-Life Video in 2001, Video Treasures in 2002 and Anchor Bay Entertainment in 2007. It was later released on DVD in 2014 by Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Episodes

  1. James In A Mess (Barney the Purple Dinosaur)
  2. A Bad Sight (Michael Angelis)
  3. Daisy (Ringo Starr)
  4. Sir Topham Hatt's Earth Day (Ringo Starr)
  5. Gordon's New Coaches (Barney the Purple Dinosaur)
  6. Percy Runs Away (Ringo Starr)
  7. James' Library Day (Ringo Starr)

Notes

  • Narrated by Ringo Starr, Michael Angelis and Barney the Purple Dinosaur.
  • Release Date: March 1, 1998.
  • In the Strand VCI/2014 Anchor Bay DVD versions, the Season 3 intro, nameplate sequence (1990-1992) and the UK Season 4 outro are used together.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures/2007 Anchor Bay VHS version, the Season 3 intro, nameplate sequence (1992-1994) and the UK Season 4 outro are used together.
  • Distrubuted by Strand VCI Entertainment.

Trivia

  • A rare version is avaliable at Blockbuster Video and at videos libraries and uses the Ringo Starr narration of " James In A Mess" and George Carlin's narration of Gordon's New Coaches. Also, the Season 1 intro plasters over the Season 3 intro.
  • In the Strand VCI version, the nameplates after James In A Mess are Thomas, Hames, Edward, Percy and Toby as the Season 1-7 Thomas & Friends opening theme is heard.

Footage Sources on the DVD version

  • The opening credits seen in the Strand VCI release
  • James In A Mess - Taken from Thomas & His Friends Get Along
  • A Bad Sight - Taken from Thomas' Runaway Adventures
  • Daisy - Taken from The Diesel Engines
  • Sir Topham Hatt's Earth Day - Taken from Sir Topham Hatt's Favorite Adventures
  • Gordon's New Coaches - Taken from: The Coach Adventures
  • Percy Runs Away - Taken from: Best of Percy
  • James' Library Day - Taken from: Thomas' Friends on Jobs

Audio Sources on the DVD version

  • Opening Titles - The Strand VCI version
  • James In A Mess - Merge of the audio from the Strand VCI version and bit of the start and end from the Thomas & His Friends Get Along DVD
  • Nameplates - Thomas & His Friends Get Along
  • A Bad Sight - Thomas' Runaway Adventures
  • Daisy - The Diesel Engines
  • Sir Topham Hatt's Earth Day - Sir Topham Hatt's Favorite Adventures
  • Gordon's New Coaches - Merge of the audio from the Strand VCI release and the start and end from the "The Coach Adventures"
  • Percy Runs Away - Chases, Races and Runaways
  • James' Library Day - Thomas' Friends on Jobs
  • End Credits - Thomas, Percy & The Dragon DVD

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on the Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • JAMES IN A MESS
  • Told by BARNEY the DINOSAUR
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Video Artwork

1998 Strand VCI version

Front Cover

  • Aaron derailed, about to fall over the side of the mountain from "A Bad Sight"

Back Cover

  • Gordon from "Gordon's New Coaches"

1999 Strand VCI/Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures version

Front Cover

  • Aaron derailed, about to fall over the side of the mountain from "A Bad Sight"

Back Cover

  • James from "James' Library Day"

Anchor Bay version

Front Cover

  • Top: Thomas (happy) and Aaron (cross)
  • Bottom: James and Edward from "James' Library Day".

Back Cover

  • Barnry and BJ from "A Bad Sight"
  • The engines from "Sir Topham Hatt's Earth Day"

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