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Best of James (with Ringo Starr) is a fanfiction Thomas US VHS/DVD Release made by SuperMalechi. It features three Season 1 episodes, one Season 2 episode and four Season 3 episodes narrated by Ringo Starr and one song. This was distributed by Strand Home Video in 2002, Lyrick Studios in 2002, Time-Life in 2003, Video Treasures in 2002 and 2003, and Anchor Bay Entertainment on 2007 and 2014.

Stories

  1. A Proud Day For James
  2. James In A Mess
  3. Old Iron
  4. No Joke For James
  5. James Learns A Lesson
  6. Percy, James & The Fruitful Day
  7. James Goes Buzz Buzz
  8. Time For Trouble

Song

  1. Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover

Notes

  • Narrated by Ringo Starr.
  • Release Date: March 5, 2002.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/2003 Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the Season 1 intro, nameplate sequence (1992-1994) and the Season 5 outro are used together.
  • In the Lyrick Studios version, the Season 5 intro, segments of James and the Season 5 outro are used together.
  • In the 2002 Video Treasures version, the US Season 4 intro (version 1), nameplate sequence (1992-1994) and the Season 5 outro are used together.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/2003 Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the text is taken from the "Thomas' Christmas Party" 1994 VHS.
  • In the Lyrick Studios version, the text is taken from the "Best of James" 2002 VHS.
  • In the 2002 Video Treasures version, the text is taken from the "Rusty To The Rescue" 1995 VHS.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/2003 Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" is taken from the "Thomas' Christmas Party" 1994 VHS.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/2003 Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the "Music Video Coming Up Soon!" logo is made from the "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" taken from the "Thomas' Christmas Party" 1994 VHS.
  • In the 2002 Video Treasures version, the "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Rusty To The Rescue" 1995 VHS, the "Thomas & The Special Letter" 1995 VHS, the "Thomas & His Friends Help Out" 1996 VHS, the "The Gallant Old Engine" 1996 VHS, the "Thomas Meets The Queen" 1997 VHS and the "Races, Rescues & Runaways" 1999 VHS.
  • In the 2002 Video Treasures version, the "Music Video Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Rusty To The Rescue" 1995 VHS, the "Thomas & The Special Letter" 1995 VHS, the "The Gallant Old Engine" 1996 VHS and the "Thomas Meets The Queen" 1997 VHS.
  • In the 2002 Video Treasures version, during the nameboard sequences, the nameplate/closing theme is taken from the "Rusty To The Rescue" 1995 VHS, the "Thomas & The Special Letter" 1995 VHS, the "Cranky Bugs" 1999 VHS, the "Races, Rescues & Runaways" 1999 VHS and the "Thomas' Christmas Wonderland" 2000 VHS.
  • Distributed by Strand Home Video.

Trivia

Opening Previews

Strand Home Video version

  1. Strand Home Video FBI Warning
  2. Strand Home Video logo (1993-1994)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas and Friends Season 1 intro
  5. First few seconds of A Proud Day For James

Lyrick Studios version

  1. Lyrick Studios FBI/Interpol Warning
  2. Lyrick Studios logo (1998-2001)
  3. Gullane Entertainment logo
  4. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  5. Thomas & Friends Season 5 intro
  6. First few seconds of A Proud Day For James

Time-Life version

  1. Time-Life FBI Warning
  2. Time-Life Video logo (1993-2001)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends Season 5 intro
  5. First few seconds of A Proud Day For James

2002 Video Treasures version

  1. Video Treasures FBI Warning
  2. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997, still version, silent)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends US Season 4 intro (version 1)
  5. First few seconds of A Proud Day For James

2003 Video Treasures version

  1. Video Treasures Tracking Control
  2. Video Treasures FBI Warning
  3. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997)
  4. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  5. Thomas & Friends Season 1 intro
  6. First few seconds of A Proud Day For James

2007 Anchor Bay version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1998-2004)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends Season 1 intro
  5. First few seconds of A Proud Day For James

2014 Anchor Bay version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends Season 1 intro
  5. First few seconds of A Proud Day For James

Closing Previews

Strand Home Video version

  1. Last few seconds of Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover
  2. Thomas & Friends Season 5 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Strand Home Video logo (1993-1994)

Lyrick Studios version

  1. Last few seconds of Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover
  2. Thomas & Friends Season 5 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Lyrick Studios logo (1998-2001)

Time-Life version

  1. Last few seconds of Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover
  2. Thomas & Friends Season 5 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

2002 Video Treasures version

  1. Last few seconds of Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover
  2. Thomas & Friends Season 5 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997, still version, silent)

2003 Video Treasures version

  1. Last few seconds of Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover
  2. Thomas & Friends Season 5 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997, still version, silent)

2007 Anchor Bay version

  1. Last few seconds of Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover
  2. Thomas & Friends Season 5 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

2014 Anchor Bay version

  1. Last few seconds of Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover
  2. Thomas & Friends Season 5 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)

Opening Credits

Strand Home Video/Time-Life/2003.Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • JAMES & THE EXPRESS
  • Told by RINGO STARR
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Lyrick Studios version

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • THE BEST OF JAMES
  • Told by RINGO STARR
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

2003 Video Treasures version

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on the Railway Series by the REV.W.AWDRY
  • THE BEST OF JAMES
  • Told by RINGO STARR
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Front Cover

Back Cover

Nameplates

Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions

After A Proud Day For James

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After James In A Mess

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Old Iron

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After No Joke For James

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After James Learns A Lesson

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Percy, James & The Fruitful Day

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After James Goes Buzz Buzz

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Time For Trouble

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

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