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The Avengers - Complete Series 3 [DVD]

Patrick Macnee , Diana Rigg , Bill Bain , Don Leaver    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Peter Sallis, Paul Whitsun-Jones
  • Directors: Bill Bain, Don Leaver, Jonathan Alwyn, Kim Mills, Laurence Bourne
  • Writers: Brian Clemens
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 7
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Studiocanal
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Feb 2010
  • Run Time: 1560 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002KAIW26
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,730 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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John Steed (Patrick Macnee) is a highly-trained top-level secret agent and Cathy Gale (Honor Blackman) a cool resourceful anthropologist and adventurer. Together they continue their crime solving escapades in the original British cult TV series. Includes the complete series 3 digitally restored for the first time with a wealth of special features.



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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If I had a time machine... 12 Sep 2010
Format:DVD
Overlook some of the dubious production values (use of video tape, etc) and the third series of The Avengers marks a welcome contrast to the increasingly fantastical bent of later years. The dialogue is crisp and timeless, Patrick Macnee feels an altogether fresher and more dangerous male lead, and Honor Blackman is just irresistibly demure. An Avengers 'woman', not a '- girl'. If I had a time machine I would go back and marry her...I'd try it anyway.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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It's a well-known classic TV-Show here in Austria. But we never got acquainted with Mrs Cathy Gale. The show became cult when Mrs Emma Peel entered the scene... so for me watching the Gale-eps was a very interesting and entertaining experience! The show was so different during the Steed/Gale-era from what I'm used to see when I tuned in to see "The Avengers". The "Optimum"-DVD-release simply is great and worth every Euro I invested in! The digitally restored episodes are a pleasure to watch and there are worlds in between the videotape- and first DVD-releases! The extras are superb: audio commentaries, filmed introductions by Honor Blackman and Patrick Macnee and much more. From one Avengerphile to the other: Don't waste time - buy it! You won't regret it!!! THANKS SO MUCH "Optimum" and JAZ WISEMAN for all the extra-ordinary effort you all put in!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Avengers 3 3 Aug 2011
By Miss M. Potter TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Immaculately dressed in a three-piece suit, Steed oozes class. He lives in a select London District, drives a vintage Bentley and insists on his coffee being stirred ant-clockwise. His manners are impeccable. He has a sword hidden in his umbrella, which he can use to defend himself. At the same time he has the utmost courtesy to his adversary. He also has a protective bowler hat.

In this fabulous series three of The Avengers the character Cathy Gale (Honour Blackman), a widowed anthropologist and Judo expert is partner to Steed throughout. We also see the story lines go from mundane detective work and counter intelligence to futuristic international intrigue.
Cathy Gale is different from other female characters of the time. She often is dressed in tight black leather and "kinky boots".
The show still has rawness in its production style and presentation but things have improved. The plot lines are more interesting and it is a much better show than series one and two.

The theme music is by Johnny Dankworth. There are some good bonus features, The individual DVD cases fit far too tight into the outer box and there are no subtitles. Also the picture and sound are from video film source and not the greatest quality.

The season three DVD set of the Avengers makes an interesting and entertaining piece of vintage TV. This is the season to truly start investigating the world of the Avengers. Generally this is a great show.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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In spite of a lack of later technical advances which has added to the 'theatrical' nature of The Avengers Series 2-3, the character of Dr Cathy Gale is truly breathtaking. She is opinionated, principled and very beautiful: a sheer English Rose and Amazone all rolled into one with a brain and cut-glass accent to match. She can also fight and hold her own. Cathy Gale is now my favourite Avenger's lady. This series really is a gem and a must for all true fans.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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My husband is a great fan of The Avengers but, until these DVDs were released, it has never been possible to purchase them on DVD and we have had to wait for them to be repeated on TV. I pre-ordered these and was not disappointed. Not only is there every surviving episode, all digitally restored, there are also a great deal of bonus features, including commentories and interviews. These DVDs are a must have for any Avengers fan.
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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Avengers Deluxe 11 Oct 2009
Format:DVD
The first set has proven to be the definitive collection on The Avengers' early years, and this second box completes the picture. This is a super upgrade from all previous collections, as there are numerous extras to be found as well as the best-ever picture quality. These early shows are real gems, and now we have them completely uncut, as originally broadcast, complete with the acts separated with title cards (or whatever they're called). Anyway, now the show is complete without those awkward fade outs and fade ins with the cards edited out. The image quality of the episodes is the main draw, and finally we see them in all of their black and white (or monochrome) glory. These sets are pricy but worth it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Completed my collection. 13 Oct 2013
By feeper
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Watched these originally in A&E sets, but these restored versions make the A&E material look sad in comparison. I am very happy to have these Region 2 PAL sets.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nostalga 18 Aug 2013
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You must remember.....This is from the 1960's. B/W telly. Low budgets. No award winning film sets. No large film crew, no action women allowed on telly, (esp. in leather cat-suits) this is how you performed spy/science fiction/action plays with humor and one liners with no special effects or Computer Gen. effects for the telly in those days. You make do with innovative (sci-fi) story- plots never before thought of and new-style acting to create suspense and humor and that's what made it popular watching. Look at the end credits. There are only about 8 actors in it throughout. I bought all the sets because this may be a last chance to obtain the collections before they either disappear all together or go up in price like a bottle of wine. Even now some of the individual episodes, about 5 or 6 I think, have been mislaid/gone/lost forever and people can't even remember where some of the creepy film sites were located. I bought all the whole sets and I together with a load of others enjoy them.... Another good one, suspense without special effects, is CALLEN again from this era. Have a look, nothing to lose
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars review of dvd
It's always a pleasure to look at these old tv series.
The picture and sound quality might not be as good
as you would like but the stories are entertaining.
Published 18 months ago by G. Jenkins
1.0 out of 5 stars A waste of money
After having purchased and thoroughly enjoyed series 4 and to a slightly lesser extent, series 5, I thought I would add this to my collection as I had never seen any of these... Read more
Published on 19 July 2012 by Mr. B. K. Edmunds
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good
Ordered for my husband as an alternative to the dreary TV offerings over Christmas, it did not disappoint. Ideal for those who remember television before it came unwatchable.
Published on 28 Dec 2011 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Shadows of the Future
I'm still making my way through the full 26 episodes - not to mention the extras - and I'll extend this review when I've seen the whole thing. Read more
Published on 18 Mar 2011 by A. J. Bradbury
3.0 out of 5 stars Mrs Gale - the editor's are needed!
Watching these episodes for the first time made me think why, what with the digital technology we have now, they weren't presented in a better form for their first DVD release. Read more
Published on 5 Jan 2011 by Mr. D. C. Game
4.0 out of 5 stars Baroque and beautiful
I was ten years old when this series was released so it is all new to me.

If anything the writing and the direction is more sinister and sexy than series 4

I... Read more
Published on 24 Oct 2010 by Jacques Dutronc
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