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The A-Team: Series 2 [DVD]

George Peppard , Mr T    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: George Peppard, Mr T, Dirk Benedict, Dwight Schultz, William Lucking
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Danish, English, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Universal
  • DVD Release Date: 4 July 2005
  • Run Time: 990 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009NS9EM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,442 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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If ridiculous banter, goofball plots, and many, many, many explosions sounds like the recipe for a perfect TV show to you--you must already be a fan of The A-Team. Each of these Vietnam vets on the lam had his specialty: Hannibal (cigar-chomping George Peppard, a long way from Breakfast at Tiffany's) is the cocksure master planner; Faceman (Dirk Benedict of the original Battlestar Galactica) is the smooth-talking con artist; the pilot with a screw loose is Murdock (Dwight Schultz, later to appear on Star Trek: Voyager); and B.A. Baracus (the charismatic and gold-encrusted Mr. T, Rocky III) is both mechanic and muscle. During the series' five year run, each of these eccentrics cultivated their own rabid fan-base as they threw punches, fired thousand of bullets, tossed hand grenades to and fro, and flipped speeding cars--all without killing or even really hurting anyone, which only adds to the show's willful silliness. (A warning for fans of reporter/sidekick Amy Allen, played by Melinda Culea: After being given nothing to do for a dozen or so testosterone-heavy episodes of the second season, Culea either quit or was fired.)

Only during the 1980s could this peculiar blend of lefty politics and military fetishism have thrived. Though supposedly mercenaries-for-hire, the A-Team usually finds itself defending the downtrodden and helpless out of sheer cussedness. In the second season they helped abused migrant workers form a union--which, naturally, required transmogrifying farm equipment into a cabbage-shooting cannon. Other underdogs included the disenfranchised heir to an African diamond mine; an independent cab company being squeezed by big business; and a pacifist commune harassed by bigots. The last of these prompted Hannibal to muse ponderously on the unappreciated role of the soldier, who fights so others don't have to--after which Murdock and B.A. began punching each other over a bag of pecans. Self-aware and self-mocking, The A-Team pushed the TV action/adventure genre to laughable extremes. --Bret Fetzer

Product Description

All 23 episodes from the second series, featuring the avenging soldiers of fortune out to clear their name of a crime they didn't commit, and help those who need them most. In this series, the A-Team track down a missing person in Ecuador, try to stop a gang of wild horse rustlers while evading capture by the army, and help a group of migrant workers who are being forced to work as slave labour. Episodes are: 'Diamonds 'n' Dust'; 'Recipe For Heavy Bread'; 'The Only Church in Town'; 'Bad Time on the Border'; 'When You Comin' Back, Range Rider? (Part 1)'; 'When You Comin' Back, Range Rider? (Part 2)'; 'The Taxicab Wars'; 'Labor Pains'; 'There's Always a Catch'; 'Water, Water Everywhere'; 'Steel'; 'The White Ballot'; 'The Maltese Cow'; 'In Plane Sight'; 'The Battle of Bel-Air'; 'Say It With Bullets'; 'Pure-Dee Poison'; 'It's a Desert Out There'; 'Chopping Spree'; 'Harder Than It Looks'; 'Deadly Maneuvers'; 'Semi-Friendly Persuasion' and 'Curtain Call'.

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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where the show really takes off. 5 Sep 2005
By Inspector Gadget VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
I'll admit the first season of The A-Team (that's Alpha Team for the uninitiated) was a bit dodgy and had a rough quality to it. But season 2 is where the show really found it's groove and began to develop the characters and plots more. And you just gotta love all those silly inventions. But hey, it gets the job done.
People often complain about the same things when moaning about The A-Team. They say that every show had the same plot. Well, this can be said about a lot of TV shows if you go into technicalities. But the A-Team diversified enough for this statement to be simply not true (a 2-hour episode is included in this season, for example). They also complain that no one ever got shot or died. Also not true. People do die. People are shot. Just not very often and certainly not by one of the team. I mean if they are on the run for a crime they didn't commit then it would be stupid of them to shoot people. And Amy just doesn't disappear without a reason halfway through this season as so many people complain. Her character is made a foreign correspondent in Jakarta and is frequently referenced in her abesence. People just love to hate this show because it's easy to pick apart but I doubt something like Lost will be so fondly remembered in 20 years time.
With rumors of an A-Team movie abound I have to express my disapproval, at the moment at least. Currently there are FAR TOO MANY old shows being made into heartless movies. Some of them were already worth nothing (Charlie's Angels, Honeymooners) but the A-Team was something special and there is NO WAY you can replace the original cast with Hollywood actors.
The late, great George Peppard is the only Hannibal. I miss him.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Of The Best Television Series EVER!! 9 Aug 2005
Format:DVD
The A-Team is one of those programmes that you watch where you think, yep, that wouldn't happen, or, if they were in the army, why didn't they ever shoot anybody? My answer, maybe not all television series need to have seriously over complicated plots, and dead bodies lying left, right and centre.
And yet, even if you are thinking little things like this, The A-Team is still one of the most enjoyable programmes you will ever find.
I have watched this ever since my Gran saw a picture of, as she called him "a man with lots of jewellery" (BA!) when I was about five. Im now 20 and I still love it. Im also female, which means that people who watch it, dont just watch it because of the explosions, cars and gun fights. There was a lot more to this programme than just that. For a start, its four cast members. George Peppard, Mr T, Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz were a joy to watch, week in, week out. They were a dynamic bunch, and it worked so well on screen. Peppard (One of my all time favourites) was born for the role as the cigar munching leader, the man with the plan. His disguises were always funny, but I think we as the audience only recognized him, because we saw him, week in, week out. Mr T, was mean and big, but turned into a big cuddly teddy bear whenever a kid was on the screen. He was also normally the butt of Murdock's jokes, so it was even funnier. And speaking of Murdock, he was hilarious, especially when he was off on one, like I said, normally at the expense of BA, and rather than giving him a telling off, Hannibal would agree with him, and make the situation for BA even worse.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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The A-Team is a programme that would be a complete and utter waste of even just thinking of remaking, no matter how talented a person was or how hard they tried it would never and I mean never match this, because everything about it feels as though it is how it was meant to be, that and the fact that it is one of the best pieces of television ever that successfully mixes action with comedy and does it so brilliantly. Now I have got that out of the way I will briefly, if you have never seen it that is, tell you a little of what all the fuss is about. To explain it as simply as possible it is about a group of soldiers who are on the run from the military for a crime that they did not commit. That in itself is rather tricky. But at the same time as all this, they help people (any people, it could be you, me or somebody you know, although you have to find them first) with problems for example whether it be somebody has been kidnapped or somebody's taxi business is being unlawfully ruined by a rival taxi business etc. or just generally being bullied. Whatever the problem is they have all got one thing in common, and that is in the end The A-Team will defeat the bad guys (usually deadly serious and smug, which make it all the more satisfying and amusing that they get what they deserve in the end) responsible, but in the process hurt them as little as possible. So by the end of each episode, the innocent victims involved can get on with their tedious lives and The A-Team can get on with helping another poor soul, although sometimes they have to escape from the military before they can move on. Below is a little information on the members of The A-Team. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars I aint gettin on no plane
There was a period of the 80's when TV was gold.
This is a good bit of that. Show it to the kids and let them understand its not all X factor. Read more
Published 3 months ago by picture perfect
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice box!!!
A very nice box! I liked the way the DVDs are organized in the box (each DVD is fixed in compartments like book pages).
Published 8 months ago by Cristiano de Abreu
5.0 out of 5 stars great
I brought this for my husband who was a huge fan of the show and he loved it. not much more to say, if ur a fan of the show you are sure to enjoy the box set
Published 13 months ago by mrs d m evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Has to be the best !!
Yeah this is a classic season as the show grew in confidence from it`s first outing in season 1 !! The story lines are on fire , and very creative and the characters are just magic... Read more
Published 14 months ago by davidinator
4.0 out of 5 stars Not too bad
Ordered it for my husband for Xmas. After New Years we noticed that the boxset had disc 3-6 but not 1&2. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Suj
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent series
Received item quickly from zover stocks as usual .This series is great , its got the infamous helicopter crash episode in. Read more
Published 21 months ago by DieBitchDie!
5.0 out of 5 stars Oooops!
First of all, this dvd season 2 boxset is great. I bought it from Amazon, received it quickly and loved every single episode. Read more
Published on 16 Jan 2012 by Lilli de la Field
5.0 out of 5 stars The A Team
I had bought series 1 last year for my daughter, as she loved the tv series as a child but her husband who never saw the original series has become an avid fan, so this year they... Read more
Published on 30 Dec 2011 by pam r
5.0 out of 5 stars Original A team series
3 boys aged between 12 and 6 and we all sit down to watch the dvd. As a family we have really enjoyed it and one hour is just enough before bed time! Read more
Published on 20 Nov 2011 by hh
5.0 out of 5 stars First class
It beats the new one hands down, still the best , after all those years.
And I wwould recommend this to everybody interested.
W. Beiersdorf
Published on 14 Sep 2011 by Mr. Wew Beiersdorf
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