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The AVENGERS :Series 1968-1969 - complete collection

Linda Thorson , Patrick Macnee    DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Actors: Linda Thorson, Patrick Macnee
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 11
  • Studio: Studio Canal
  • Run Time: 1600 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00124PHCE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 103,527 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the avengers linda thorson 1968-1969 2 Sep 2009
fantastic as described all 33 episodes of the 1968-1969 series with linda thorson in original format the only differance is the packaging, put them on and press play it was like being back in the 1960's brill. If you like the avengers this is the only place that you will get the whole series of 68 - 69 thank god for the computer !!!!!!!!
what does it say about this country if we have to go to europe to get british and english programmes in the pc age.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the avengers 1968-1969 12 Dec 2010
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The film colour and picture quality on this collection is excellent.Marvellous colour photography of the 1960's/Linda Thorson is excellent as Tara King and Patrick Macnee is as suave as ever.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Suitably Mad 10 Nov 2009
By Mr. Gtj Charmley VINE VOICE
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This, the final series of the Avengers, was also the most eccentric. Compared to the episodes featuring Honor Blackman, this could almost be a totally different series. Even Patrick Macnee's John Steed is played more as a gentleman than a dangerous man, whose true nature is concealed by his elegant exterior. Now the team is swelled by the addition of 'Mother', the head of the secret service, a somewhat grupy man in a wheelchair, while Steed is partnered by Tara King, a young agent played by Linda Thorson. The surreal is to the fore, as our heroes face killers who use concentrated dry rot, artificial cold viruses, killer clowns and diabolical master-plans a-plenty.

This series is fun, provided one does not take things too seriously. Watch out for the digs against James Bond in 'Super-Secret Cypher Snatch', in which gadgets are inveighed against, or Christopher Lee as an urbane interrogator. Of course, if you prefer your humour more subtle, this probably isn't the series for you, but if you wish for a wacky celebration of Britain, then this is the series for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Linda Thorson - Brilliant 3 Jan 2013
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I only really got to like The Avengers once Linda Thorson became the leading lady! She is quite delightful in this boxed set of DVDs, entirely devoted to herself and Patrick MacNee. The story-lines are always so very different and this adds to the sense of fun! Of course, Patrick is always impeccably dressed and always the prefect gentleman! I recommend this set to later devotees of The Avengers like myself. All in beautiful colour and very well remastered onto the DVD format. Great value!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Avengers Tara King 7 Aug 2011
By Miss M. Potter TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Tara King

These DVD sets of the Tara King Era of The Avengers is actually a European import but it plays in English with no problem. I used to have this set and it is good enough. I no longer have it because I upgraded to the official UK release with digital restoration. For many years there was no UK version on DVD and this set was one of the only ways to get this series. I can say that this import version is good but I recommend the other release as a better option.

Series six of The Avengers sees some major changes despite the successful formula of series four and five. This series is often thought of as inferior to the "classic Avengers era" with the character Emma Peel (Diana Rigg) but actually it is very good. It is simply different.

Diana Rigg wanted to leave the series so she is written out. Mrs Emma Peel, (widow of test pilot Peter Peel) discovers that Peter is not dead after all. She decides to leave the British secret service to go and be with him.

British network executives decided to re vamp the whole show despite the success of the previous formula. For some people this was a mistake because the series had been popular the way it was. But personally I do not think this was a bad idea. They had already made a lot of episodes in one way and it would be just more of the same if they did it again. It would have been impossible to fill the shoes of Emma Peel if everything else was the same. Therefore it was logical to give the new female partner to Steed its own identity and originality. It was important to give the show a fresh look to keep the interest alive. There was a change in producers. Out went Brian Clemens and Albert Fennel and back came John Bryce.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the Avengers: 68-69 25 Oct 2010
There are individual programs from other series but i really enjoy this 'era'. silly? of course! but it is this individuality that i enjoy so much.
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