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New Captain Scarlet - Series 1-2 [DVD]

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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
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  • Format: Colour, PAL, Anamorphic, Dolby, Digital Sound
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 8
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: ITV Studios
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Sep 2006
  • Run Time: 572 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000GLKNRS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,130 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

The complete first and second series of the New Captain Scarlet. Captain Scarlet is the indestructible hero of the Spectrum agency, at war with the evil Mysterons. Even though they managed to kill him with a self-made weapon, the Mysterons rebuilt Scarlet as an invincible human replica to infiltrate Earth and lead their war against our planet. But Captain Scarlet's human psyche survived, took control of his human body, and now this indestructible hero leads the fight against the evil Martian invaders. Includes all twelve episodes from the each series.

Product Description

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Behind the scenes, Box Set, Commentary, Documentary, Featurette, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Captain Scarlet is the indestructible hero of Spectrum at war with the Mysterons. Even though they managed to kill him with a self-made weapon, the Mysterons rebuilt Scarlet as an invincible human replica to infiltrate Earth and lead their war against our planet. But Captain Scarlet's human psyche survived, took control of his human body, and now this indestructible hero leads the fight against the evil force!

Captain Scarlet and the elite security force return to thwart some more evil wrong doer's in this complete box set of Series 1 & 2 of the new CGI version of Captain Scarlet! ...New Captain Scarlet - Series One & Two - 8-DVD Box Set ( Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet ) ( Captain Scarlet - Series 1 & 2 )


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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hugely entertaining 26 Mar 2008
Format:DVD
Gerry Anderson shows have always been special. Although most were made with only puppets and models, they had the same production values of acting, camerawork, music etc that a live action production would enjoy. This helps the viewer immerse themselves in the fictional world and the drama becomes more believable, even if it's just puppets. That's the secret of good engaging storytelling. It was amusing to see Thunderbirds wipe the floor with imported US shows in 1992 when the BBC screened it. So what's the new Captain Scarlet like?.

In short, brilliant. Like many of my age (40's), I grew up with the classic shows and was severely disappointed with the turkey that was the Thunderbirds movie (it's truly awful) and so was reluctant to watch the new CGI show. I needn't have worried. This show is arguably one of the best TV shows of recent years and gives Hollywood a run for its money.

The new show is action packed and fast paced with rounded characters, now with first names, backgrounds and relationships. The technology is suitably beefed up and `fetishised' is the Gerry Anderson style. This is a bold reworking of a classic show, stunning in parts but there are some changes to contend with. Cloudbase is now Skybase, Colonel White can now walk and Lieutenant Green has had a sex change from male to female. The old Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle (SPV) is now called the Rhino and there's a flying motorbike with guns and missiles. But Scarlet's red car is back and the mysterons are even creepier, still appearing as two `torch' circles and booming baritone voices. Oh, and the famous `drumbeat jump cut' is used as a scene transition device. Captain Black is still the baddie, killing people is bizarre ways so that his Mysteron masters can `reanimate' them.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have DVD 21 Aug 2009
Format:DVD
As a big fan of the original Captain Scarlet series it was with a little trepidation I watched the new CGI series and boy was I in for a shock.While the puppet series was a little bit limited as regards to action,but still very good nevertheless,the new series literally blew my mind.After the first two episodes which show how Captain Scarlet became indestructible and why the Mysterons want to destroy the Earth I was completely hooked.The New Captain Scarlet Series 1 & 2 Slip Case DVD is fantastic as not only does it show all the episodes from both series but the extras include detailed accounts of the many vehicles at the disposal of Spectrum.This DVD is a must have for fans of the original series as in my opinion it surpasses it.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
In the 1960's Gerry Anderson assembled a wonderful team of committed people who produced a whole series of fantastic ground-breaking Supermarionation shows including Stingray, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Joe 90.

He has now done it again by getting together a team of fantastic highly committed professionals to create New Captain Scarlet. Instead of strings there is advanced motion capture of real people's movements and actions. Instead of puppets there are 3D CGI versions of the original characters.

This is not a children's programme but a breathtaking family show on the cutting edge of television technology. It was expensive to make but this series shows what a creative force Gerry can be when given his head.

The directors, CGI animators, lighting technicians etc are very vocal in their support of Gerry and they should be very proud of their achievement. There is simply nothing else like it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New Capt Scarlet 3 Feb 2009
Format:DVD
I had my doubts about CGI (admittedly after watching a Noddy episode), but this is excellent. I didn't think any stories could improve on the 1967 series, but this show does it.
CGI looks great, and enjoy the love triangle / character development between Destiny, Scarlet and Black.
This is among Gerry Anderson's best work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ravishing Remake 5 Sep 2007
Format:DVD
captain scarlet from the 60's is a classic. its well loved and any fan knows it. after the destruction of thunderbirds when made to film, i was worried the new captain scarlet series would enter the crucifiction category, however this is most definetly not the case. any fan will be indefinetly impressed with this cgi animation remake. the plots are well thought out and well made. but best of all, this is faithful to the original series. there are some changes, for example, more modern technology and a few minor changes to the characters, but this definetly does not dissappoint. well done gerry anderson!!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Superb Update! 18 Sep 2007
By DSR VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
I was really worried that the re-make of this classic show would follow the lines of Terrahawks, a Gerry Anderson series from the eighties I could appreciate but not enjoy on a lasting basis. I needn't have worried!

The stories are superbly done and the CGI state of the art for the time it was made (a couple of years is a VERY long time in the IT world). My son and I can quite happily sit and watch these together - the stories not too complicated for him and not at all patronising for me. The whole tone is reminiscent of the original, but the concepts have been usefully updated without inducing shock.

Unlike many of the episodes of the "new" Dr Who, which are of the "instant gratification" kind, the stories here are slower burners, ones to savour over repeated viewings, which is just as well if you buy this DVD set. I've found this to be the case with many of the Gerry Anderson productions, which makes buying them on DVD a lasting pleasure.

RECOMMENDED!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Good but dont like the music
Published 17 days ago by Gary Knight
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Published 19 days ago by Victor Andrews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by P. J. Bullin
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 2 months ago by Joseph Spiteri
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertainment for hours
I am pleased with this product, this gave me hours of satisfying TV to watch with me and my twin brother. Comical, action and thrilling adventures within this box set. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Richard Batsford
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent TV
Excellent and great value.
Finally getting to see the unaired episodes.
10/10 I cant fault.
If you love the original you will love this too.
Published 6 months ago by Chris Alldridge
4.0 out of 5 stars A Top Notch Series Worth Having
The computer animation is great, and seems to be the style - although more primitive - which in essence has been adopted by the creators of more recent series such as Clone Wars. Read more
Published 8 months ago by RAUL MASSA DA COSTA
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Sample of CG Animation
Actually I thought this was a CD animation of cheap actions but my expectation was perfectly wrong. Each story is complicated and every scene comes with active movement of... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Takeshi Mogi
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic series
This is a very surprising DVD set the art work animation is just the best the colours superb and the stories captivating for children and adults the 12 rating is too high my son... Read more
Published 12 months ago by grobbo
5.0 out of 5 stars You can't see the strings!
The CGI reboot of Captain Scarlet was a major departure from its original source.

Although staying very close to the original, we see new hardware with animal names... Read more
Published 12 months ago by A. J. Alldis
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