(I was thinking that around the time after Best of Gordon and New Friends For Thomas were released that this could have been released around the time Steamies VS Diesels was being released)

Best of Henry is a US VHS/DVD release featuring four first season episodes, one fourth season episode and one third season episode narrated by George Carlin and two fifth season episodes narrated by Alec Baldwin. It was distributed by Anchor Bay in 2004 and reissued by Lionsgate in 2009.


He is just as big and almost as strong and fast as Gordon and known on the Island of Sodor for his thoroughbred look - - - and  he has a great passion for the forest. Who is he????

He's Henry, and he loves his green paint with red stripes. Now you can share the fun and excitement in this exciting collection of eight stories with everyone's favorite No# 3 engine.

In this commorative Collector's Edition, watch as Henry refuses to come out of the tunnel in fear of the rain spoiling his lovely coat of paint and redeems himself when Gordon and Edward find themselves in a muddle with the express. See what happens when the icy tracks cause the signal to go down and cause trouble for Henry and the Flying Kipper on the rails. See how Henry receives help from his friends after a storm brings down the forest and discover what Henry's ghost turns out to be.

Hop on board as Henry takes on special coal and uses his new improved shape to take on some of his most exciting adventures on the island.


1. Come Out, Henry!

2. Henry To The Rescue

3. Henry And The Elephant

4. Henry's Special Coal

5. The Flying Kipper

6. Henry's Forest

7. Haunted Henry

8. Something In The Air

DVD Bonus Features

1. Sing-Along Song: Accidents Will Happen

2. 3 DVD Games: Best of Henry Trivia, Paint An Engine and Sodor Memory Game

3. Read-Along Story: Henry And The Elephant

4. Bios Of Your Favorite Friends

5. Web Fun

6. 12-Page Commorative Booklet

DVD Artwork

Casing Color:


Front Cover:


Back Cover:

- Henry at the station from Haunted Henry (left)

- Henry in the forest from Henry's Forest (right)

- Henry in the tunnel from Come Out, Henry! (center; VHS only)


- Like Best of Gordon, this release uses actual nameboard intermissions

- The season 5 intro (1999-2000) and the Races, Rescues And Runaways and Thomas Adventures 1999 VHS outro are used together

- The nameboard intermissions are taken from Thomas Gets Tricked 1990 VHS (between episodes 1-2 and after), Gallant Old Engine and Other Thomas Stories 1996 VHS (after episode 3), A Big Day For Thomas 1998 VHS (between episodes 4-5 and after), Trust Thomas and Other Stories 1992 VHS (after episode 6), Spills And Chills and Other Thomas Thrills 2000 VHS (after episode 7) and Race, Rescues And Runaway and Thomas Adventures 1999 VHS (after episode 8 and before music video)

- It was originally intended to have Whistles And Sneezes included on this release with Tenders And Turntables to be included on Best of Gordon but Whistles And Sneezes was preferred over Tenders And Turntables and included on Best of Gordon

- The "Music Video Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from ace, Rescues And Runaway and Thomas Adventures 1999 VHS

- This release was released at the same time as Steamies VS Diesels

- This is the last release to have the VHS commercial that appeared at the beginning of every release starting with Best of Thomas

Opening Credits

  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Opening Previews

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1999-2004)
  3. Thomas And Friends VHS Commercial (2002-2004)
  4. Thomas & Friends Season 5 Intro
  5. First few seconds of Come Out Henry!

Closing Previews

  1. Last few seconds of Accidents Will Happen
  2. Visit Thomas & Friends Website logo
  3. Thomas & Friends Season 5 Outro from Races, Rescues And Runaways and Other Thomas Adventures 1999 VHS
  4. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)

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