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The Avengers - Series 6 [DVD]


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  • Actors: Patrick MacNee, Diana Rigg, Patrick Newell, Terence Plummer, Billy Cornelius
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 9
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Optimum Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Dec 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002RNOS4W
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,343 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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John Steed (Patrick Macnee) and his new secret agent partner Tara King (Linda Thorson) embark on a string of crime solving adventures in the final series of the original cult TV series The Avengers. Includes the complete, uncut, series 6 digitally restored for the first time with a wealth of special features.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Marcia TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 5 Aug 2011
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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. He signed newcomer Linda Thorson as the new female character to play along side Steed. This was the new character of Tara King.

Tara King has more innocence than her predecessors do. She is also allowed more subtle hints of romance with Steed. Tara is also a fully qualified agent but lacking in experience. This is different to Cathy Gale or Emma Peel who had been "talented amateurs".
Linda Thorson is fabulous as Tara King. She creates a great character that has its own uniqueness. Emma Peel had been incredible and a tough act to follow.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By spaceman biff on 6 Oct 2011
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I held off buying this set untill 2 weeks ago, to see if AMAZON would replace their faulty stock with the correct sound pitch for the voices on disc 1...

sadly they havent and unfortunatly this defect is very very noticable with steed sounding like a squeaky Chipmunk its not good form for amazon to charge this much for a faulty set with the incorrect Version o discs
instead of the corrected version 2 the words V2 should be on the shiny side of the disc near the hole if you have the replacement version
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. Napier-Kristiansson on 26 Mar 2011
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The Tara King era of The Avengers (1967-68) to all Avenger fans is a clear departure from both the Gale and Peel eras.

On closer inspection Mrs Cathy Gale and Mrs Emma Peel are almost identical: hair, clothes, diction and the oft caustic wit a la London's Chelsea Set. It's just that Diana Rigg is actually better known than Honor Blackman.

Linda Thorson achieved remarkable success with Agent 69, Tara King, as a then 19-year-old unknown Torontonian actress fresh out of RADA. I think the proof of the pudding is the fact that the Tara King era, at least in Europe, was a massive ratings hit and still has massive appeal among younger fans today as it circulates widely on various pan-European channels with elevated cult status and is regarded as the epitome of British 1960's High Style and cool.

No spoilers here - but this series really is a must for all true Avengers fans with scripts that are among the finest in the series' history.

Ms Thorson is more than worthy of her place in the history of cult TV at its best and her beauty is very distracting.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Zac Montgomery on 7 Dec 2010
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What a wonderful set of DVD's! I'm wading through them as i type. Thoroughly enjoying the freshness of series six. Lots of fab London location shoots and Linda Thorson looking gorgeous.

The picture is stunning and the restoration has cleaned up all the previous blemishes and film dirt. These restorations have been made directly from the original negatives. For a television show The Avengers has directorial set ups worthy of feature films.

The extras i've seen are very well produced. An interesting and thought provoking introduction by celebrated director Cyril Frankel on "Whoever shot poor George" and some great archive features such as original titles and ad bumpers.

I was amazed to hear for the first time the "original" Avengers theme blend into the "Tara King" version. On all transmissions i've seen (and on the recent German DVD releases of this series) they've used the full length "Tara" theme as the ending tune. Nice to hear how it ORIGINALLY was transmitted.

Top of the extras list are the screen tests for Diana Rigg's replacement. These recently discovered film tests look amazing. Where had they been kept?! The ladies featured in them are all stunning with perhaps Valerie Van Ost the most "Avengerish" - however she does seem to be aping Diana Rigg quite well in her test!

The image galleries are extensive - just how many shots were taken of each show? certainly well covered!

Recommended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kobra Z on 19 May 2014
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More commonly known as "The Chiffon Avenger" Linda Thorson had some tough "kinky boots" to fill -stepping into the long running show following the departure of Diana Rigg as Emma Peel.

I feel (personally) ms Thorson gets a bit of a raw deal, as unlike her predecessor's her means of fighting is using anything that comes to hand, the 3 episodes here I would say the 1st two are the strongest - "The Rotters" & "The Interrogators" - the last "The Morning After" doesn't give her a great deal to do.

Some good guest stars - Peter Bowles, Christopher Lee, Penelope Horner & Brian Blessed

+ picture gallerys & reconstructed missing Hendry episodes round out the disc.
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