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The Persuaders! blu ray set in September!!!! Roger Moore and Tony Curtis tv series!!!


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#1 of 24 OFFLINE   Osato

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Posted July 15 2011 - 09:22 AM

Up for preorder. Region B UK release. Hopefully there is a US release coming? Network previously released The Prisoner on blu ray in the UK and A&E released The Prisoner on blu ray here in the US Region A. Here the trailer: Announcement on the Network home page: http://www.networkdvd.net/index.php Product link: http://www.networkdv...roducts_id=1414 If anyone knows about the region coding and if it will be region free, I would appreciate it! Feel free to PM me as well. It would be great to let Network and A&E know that the series is wanted here in the US as well. Thanks!!! Info and specs: Two millionaire playboys - one a peer of the realm, born into money, and the other a self-made man who fought his way out of the New York slums - are conned by a retired judge into righting wrongs in a series that combines action, style, humour and panache in large quantities! Regarded by many as being the finest of Lew Grade's ITC film series, The Persuaders! stars Roger Moore and Tony Curtis as the mismatched playboys with an eye for the ladies and a penchant for landing themselves in trouble. Highly anticipated on Blu-ray, this highly popular action adventure series is presented here in stunning High Definition for the first time. All 24 episodes are featured alongside a wealth of special features, many previously unseen: Special Features • Digitally restored, High Definition transfers • 156 page fully-bound book of viewing notes by Andrew Pixley • Recently found, extensive textless material (including some behind the scenes) (HD) • Previously unseen alternate title sequence (HD) • Extensive HD image galleries of rare and previously unseen stills • 1972 Sun TV Awards footage with Tony Curtis • Contemporary French interview on location from 1971 • Moore and Curtis reunion on the Alan Titchmarsh Show from 2008 • Merchandise image gallery (HD) • The Morning After - Remembering The Persuaders! exclusive documentary • Commentaries with Roger Moore, Tony Curtis and production staff • AVROSkoop contemporary documentary from 1971 • Top of the Pops promotional video for John Barry's theme • Promotional spots • Trailers and archive newsreel footage • Tony Curtis interviewed by Russell Harty • French titles • Commercial break bumpers • Script PDFs • International movie versions and trailers for London Conspiracy, Mission: Monte Carlo, Sporting Chance and The Switch • and more Catalogue Number: 7957036 Time: 1200 mins approx Region: B Subtitles: English Sound: Mono / English Picture: 1.33:1 / Colour Number of Discs: 8 Classification: PG Barcode: 5027626703646

#2 of 24 OFFLINE   westumulka

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Posted July 15 2011 - 11:17 AM

This looks like another top class release from Network and I very much look forward to being able to order it.

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Posted July 18 2011 - 01:47 AM

points for having Moore,Curtis and the second creepiest theme music after Doctor Who.. Thanks John Barry ! Only 24 episodes were made ???? When you're a kid,it seems that this had 20 seasons

#4 of 24 OFFLINE   HenryDuBrow

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Posted July 18 2011 - 05:36 AM

Don't think I would call it creepy myself, but I'd definitely call it one of the best themes in TV series history and top 5 rank material. It's that good, yes!

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Posted July 18 2011 - 07:11 AM

I am gonna buy this for sure, I have a Region Free Blu, so if the US doesn't get a release I will import the set.




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#6 of 24 OFFLINE   montrealfilmguy

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Posted July 18 2011 - 10:43 AM

Maybe not creepy,but a more ominous tone compared to let's say The champions theme or Mission impossible which have more of a heroic uplifting feel to it. To me,it doesn't sound like here comes the two playboys.Sounds more like nuclear bomb coming. I'm not a music expert,but the notes make me think of the word dread. I know,i know when the sugar is ABOVE the cereal you have to stop !

#7 of 24 OFFLINE   Osato

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Posted July 20 2011 - 04:17 PM

I love John Barry's theme for The Persuaders!!! Any news on a US release of the series on blu ray?? I really wish A&E Home Video would comment or respond to emails!! Poor customer service, IMO.

#8 of 24 OFFLINE   Osato

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Posted August 02 2011 - 02:23 PM

Here is the trailer for the Network UK blu ray set...

#9 of 24 OFFLINE   Hakan Andersson

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Posted August 04 2011 - 11:54 PM

Take a look at this clip from 2008 where Curtis & Moore are reunited after all these years. It looks like Curtis really is surprised of Roger Moore's appearance. (you can skip the first 4 minutes)





#10 of 24 OFFLINE   Osato

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Posted August 16 2011 - 12:21 PM

Take a look at this clip from 2008 where Curtis & Moore are reunited after all these years. It looks like Curtis really is surprised of Roger Moore's appearance. (you can skip the first 4 minutes)

Very cool. This show really should get a US blu ray release.

#11 of 24 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted August 16 2011 - 02:17 PM



Originally Posted by Hakan Andersson 

Take a look at this clip from 2008 where Curtis & Moore are reunited after all these years. It looks like Curtis really is surprised of Roger Moore's appearance. (you can skip the first 4 minutes)



Hakan!  There is a name I haven't seen in a while.  We will be back in LA summer of 2012!




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Posted August 16 2011 - 03:06 PM



Originally Posted by Adam Gregorich 
Hakan!  There is a name I haven't seen in a while.  We will be back in LA summer of 2012!




Hollywood Meet 2012?




#13 of 24 OFFLINE   Hakan Andersson

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Posted August 16 2011 - 06:05 PM




Hakan!  There is a name I haven't seen in a while.  We will be back in LA summer of 2012!

 

Well, lucky for you! But I think you're mistaking me for somebody else?

#14 of 24 OFFLINE   Osato

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Posted September 10 2011 - 03:35 PM

The Persuaders region B UK blu ray set is out on 9/19. Any early reviews of the set yet? Still trying to figure out a region free mod blu ray player so that I can eventually pick up the set. Really disappointed that there is not a Region A US release!!!!

#15 of 24 OFFLINE   Osato

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Posted September 16 2011 - 11:51 PM

Any blu ray reviews of The Persuaders! yet????

#16 of 24 OFFLINE   Dale MA

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Posted September 20 2011 - 01:50 AM

I received the set this morning in the post. The image quality is superb and there's tons of extra features. Well worth an import if you're a fan IMO.

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Posted September 22 2011 - 05:04 PM

Is this set indeed region B locked?

#18 of 24 OFFLINE   montrealfilmguy

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Posted September 23 2011 - 03:51 AM

I got a review from Aintitcool U.K. http://www.aintitcool.com/node/51295

#19 of 24 OFFLINE   Osato

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Posted September 25 2011 - 03:55 PM

Is this set indeed region B locked?

Correct. Locked to Region B UK.

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Posted February 16 2012 - 01:22 AM

Any other reviews or news about this set? I really wish Region 1 (US) would get it. I haven't picked up a region free blu ray player as of yet, so I have not ordered the set yet. I really hope The Saint and The Avengers come to blu ray in the near future as well. I know they did new mastering on The Avengers series, but I am holding out for blu ray. I have the old A&E Emma Peel set on DVD. I would like to get the Cathy Gale and Tara King years at some point. Holding out for blu ray.




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