I feel this is a great series. I brought this for myself and to my amazement, my daughter wants to see it, and other family members are very interested in borrowing it. It is a well done series. For the money it is well worth it.
I searched around online for this DVD and apparently someone is selling copies from when they taped it off the television; they are not authentic issue, so beware. This was the only official version I could find, so spend the couple extra dollars for the real thing, not a snowy, poor quality hack. This is the official release of this mini-series and it's absolutely fantastic!
What is so enjoyable, apart from Harry Wild's shimmering camerawork, is the tongue-in-cheek tone of the script and performances, best evidenced in the sparkling banter and innuendo between Mitchum and Russell.