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#1 of 24 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 12 2013 - 11:25 AM

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Relive all the excitement, drama and action of one of television's most beloved crime-fighting spy duos when The Avengers - The Complete Emma Peel Megaset arrives on DVD October 8 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Enjoy all of Emma Peel's (Diana Rigg, HBO's "Game of Thrones") undercover roles, from her unforgettable debut in her famous leather cat suit, to her thrilling last spy adventure! Available on DVD for the first time in four years, the collection spans all three seasons of Emma Peel's time on the hit series. Co-starring Patrick Macnee (TV's "Super Force"), The Avengers - The Complete Emma Peel Megaset will be available for the suggested retail price of $49.98.

 

The original "spy-fi" British TV cult classic is back with an all-new look! Witness the fabulous chemistry, unlike any other, between Diana Rigg as Emma Peel and Patrick Macnee as her engaging partner John Steed. The Avengers - The Complete Emma Peel Megaset is a 16-disc set, including all three seasons and 51 episodes, that longtime devotees and new fans alike can enjoy in this ultimate collector's edition!

  

CAST

Patrick Macnee       This is Spinal Tap, TV's "Super Force," The Avengers (1998), A                                             View to Kill
Diana Rigg              HBO's "Game of Thrones," On Her Majesty's Secret Service

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 1965, 1967, 1968

Title Copyright: © 1965, 1967, 1968 STUDIOCANAL FILMS Ltd.

Type: TV On DVD

Rating: Not Rated

Genre:Action

Closed Captioned: None

Subtitles: None

Feature Run Time: 2913 Minutes

Format: 4x3 Full Screen (1.33:1)

DVD Audio Status: 2.0 Dolby Digital

 

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#2 of 24 OFFLINE   Hollywoodaholic

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Posted August 12 2013 - 12:58 PM

Speaking of suckers, I'll get this set since I never had all the Diana Rigg material previously, but I want to know if that "all new look!" at least includes the re-mastering that was on the UK edition, and not just the box cover art (!).



#3 of 24 OFFLINE   Harry-N

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Posted August 12 2013 - 02:40 PM

Well that's the big question. My gut feeling is that this is a straight repackaging of the old A&E masterings. The number of discs is the same, most of which only contain three episodes.

 

I have the old original two-fer boxes that had two discs in full-sized keep cases, and six or seven episodes each. They take up a lot of space on my shelf. If this were a video upgrade of any kind, I'd jump on it in a minute. As is, it's still enticing just to save space.

 

But with the number of discs, and the fact that it's dirt cheap, I suspect no new remastering.

 

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#4 of 24 OFFLINE   JohnMor

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Posted August 12 2013 - 06:09 PM

If they had been remastered, I am sure the press release would have mentioned it.  This is obviously just a repackaging.  So sad.  This series deserves so much better.   :thumbsdown:



#5 of 24 OFFLINE   Tory

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Posted August 13 2013 - 04:25 AM

I still have the old megaset which I got for a 1/4 that price. I thought for sure this was gonna be a bluray announcement when I came into this thread.


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#6 of 24 OFFLINE   Sam Favate

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Posted August 13 2013 - 04:42 AM

Sooner or later, any studio that wants to continue to have their old shows seen will upgrade to HD (and blu-ray). HD TVs are ubiquitous as it is; in another few years, no one will want to look at a show that has not been converted to high def. 


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Posted March 03 2014 - 02:17 PM

I still have the old megaset which I got for a 1/4 that price. I thought for sure this was gonna be a bluray announcement when I came into this thread.

It's now about $25.  I think I'll continue to wait on a blu release.  Sure do want to see the show again.  Late 90s on BBC America was the last time.  I taped the episodes but the tapes are under layers of stuff.  You can measure time with that.  :P 


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#8 of 24 OFFLINE   Ron Lee Green

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Posted March 03 2014 - 04:51 PM

Cozi TV is now airing this show daily. I think its just the Diana Rigg episodes.


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Posted March 03 2014 - 05:10 PM

I've only ever seen those.  Seems a waste to ignore the rest. 


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Posted March 03 2014 - 09:36 PM

I've only ever seen those.  Seems a waste to ignore the rest. 

 

This.  I have yet to get into the Gale eps, but the King ones were NOT that bad.  I think Linda Thorson would have gotten even better if given the time. 

 

What time(s) on Cozi?


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Posted March 04 2014 - 05:57 AM

BBC America did the same thing with Dr. Who, showing only Tom Baker back around 2000 when I had the satellite.  Tom Baker is awesome, can't deny that.  But after I finally saw the 3 Doctors before him I was knocked on my face at how great they each were for different reasons. The second Doctor is my fav so far, Throughton.  I'm watching the whole show now and I'm on Baker, but I'm looking forward to more non-Baker again.  Including the new ones. 


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Posted March 04 2014 - 07:13 AM

The second Doctor is my fav so far, Throughton.

 

Good man.  He's my favorite as well.  Always has been (since watching the show in the early 80's on the local PBS station). 

 

 

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#13 of 24 OFFLINE   jimmyjet

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Posted March 04 2014 - 07:26 AM

do i recall someone saying that some of the non-diana rigg episodes are no longer with us ?



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Posted March 04 2014 - 08:13 AM

This.  I have yet to get into the Gale eps, but the King ones were NOT that bad.  I think Linda Thorson would have gotten even better if given the time. 

 

What time(s) on Cozi?

In Los Angeles, it airs in the afternoon from 1pm to 2pm. It might air at a different time on the east coast.

Here's the link to their schedule:

http://www.cozitv.com/tv-listings/

 

Today's episode:

The Avengers The Living Dead (TV-PG) Steed and Emma visit the estate of the Duke of Benedict to investigate the reports of hauntings and the two travel under the ground to find the truth.

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Posted March 19 2014 - 02:07 PM

Mine arrived today.    :blush:    I just couldn't stop myself.  Now I need to get The Prisoner.


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Posted March 19 2014 - 04:16 PM

I'd also love a properly BD of the Avengers, but the lack of news on this front makes me not optimistic. 


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Posted March 19 2014 - 06:05 PM

that's exactly why I went "what the hey?!"    The only real hard thingie was what to get to bring it up to $35. lol  (Earthquake on blu!  That film hasn't lost a thing...  scared me to death at age 8, the effects are still awesome after all these years). 

 

I watched the first Avengers earlier today.  been so long, and it was so good.    so many little touches, like his very hard bowler hat and when that guy's amazing mustache catches on fire. 

 

We can only hope a blu ray release with all the episodes will come out.  But in the mean time, it's 47 hours of fun at a great price. 


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Posted April 02 2014 - 01:05 PM

I've only ever seen those.  Seems a waste to ignore the rest. 

 

This.  I have yet to get into the Gale eps, but the King ones were NOT that bad.  I think Linda Thorson would have gotten even better if given the time. 

 

What time(s) on Cozi?

Just wanted to report that the folks over at Cozi-TV are now showing the Tara King (Linda Thorson) episodes! Not as good as having the actual DVDs I'm sure, but better than nothing and its free to record. They appear edited, though. The episodes are running 44 min. w/o commercials, but the picture quality is clear.


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Posted April 02 2014 - 01:15 PM

do i recall someone saying that some of the non-diana rigg episodes are no longer with us ?

A lot of the early episodes, with Honor Blackman as Cathy Gale, are only available in kinescope form.



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Posted April 02 2014 - 01:54 PM

I love the Emma Peel episodes and would love to have access to other Avengers episodes on DVD.

 

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