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The Champions - Complete Series - 9-DVD Box Set (1968)

David Lodge , Stuart Damon , Cyril Frankel , Paul Dickson    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: David Lodge, Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo, William Gaunt, Anthony Nicholls
  • Directors: Cyril Frankel, Paul Dickson
  • Producers: The Champions - Complete Series - 9-DVD Box Set (1968)
  • Format: Import, PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 9
  • Classification: 15
  • Run Time: 1535.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0065UXI4O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 294,363 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Australia released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Box Set, Commentary, Documentary, Interactive Menu, Making Of, Multi-DVD Set, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team was to investigate some potentially lethal experiments in Communist China, but when they were escaping, their plane was damaged. They crashed into a remote part of the Himalayas where they were rescued by members an unknown civilization. They came away from the encounter with superhuman powers--telepathy, superior strength, memory, etc.--and returned to the outside world as 'Champions of law, order and justice', to quote the series' opening. ...The Champions - Complete Series - 9-DVD Box Set (1968)


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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Champions ITC 19 Feb 2011
By Miss M. Potter TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Three agents of the "International peace agency" called "Nemesis" suffer a plane crash in the Himalayas on a dramatic return journey from a mission to China. They are saved and healed by an old man from a reclusive Tibetan civilization, and given superhuman powers.
This is the introduction to this classic British series made by ITC in 1968. This series is simply just fun. You cannot take this too seriously because its beauty is that it is pure escapism. To some people it may seem like a lot of nonsense and hokum, but for me the show works because it is tongue in cheek escapist good fun that isn't too bogged down in depressing and serious true to life stories. It also works because it comes from a quality company ITC. The series is well produced with good pace and inventive plots. The stories are outside the box.
There are four main characters. There is the boss of "Nemesis" called Tremayne. Then there are the three agents with special powers that help them to maintain peace in the world. American Craig Sterling, British agent Richard Barrett and Sharon McCready. They have senses that are finely tuned. They can hear, see and smell better than the average human. They also have enhanced strength and stamina. And they all have a telepathic link to each other.
Their boss Tremayne who is based in Geneva gives them assignments that are aimed at avoiding incidents of world tension. The three agents work closely as a team and get into all sorts of adventures. They always keep their special powers secret to protect the anonymity of the lost city that gave them these special attributes.
This gives some light humour as often they have to come up with an alternative explanation to give to Tremayne as to how they managed to complete their mission.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars champions 6 Jan 2011
By drccad
Format:DVD
An excellent dvd set of the whole champions series from the late 1960's. This set includes a reunion of the three stars from the program Stuart Damon, William Gaunt and Alexandra Bastedo, for the first time since they worked together in the 60's. Excellent package
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "We...are...The Champions...of the World" 8 May 2012
Format:DVD
`The Champions' is one of my favourite British TV series of the 1960's; I remember well back in the early 70's watching repeats of this series, and being fascinated by the show-I have to admit I liked Alexandra Bastedo, so that's probably why I watched the show-who wouldn't.

Over the years as the show came and went in TV land I would watch the show again, but this time having more appreciation for it than before with every viewing (probably because one is getting older).

Now I have the series on DVD, and what a gem it is to see all the episodes again and realizing this show was brilliant and different than anything I have seen on television before. I also realized that it went for one season-damn! (I want more). Why is it that quality British TV series in the 60's go for one season, or the ones that should have seen a second season at least?

In any case `The Champions' is one series that you have to have in your collection, considering today's outings in television, British shows in the 60's and 70's seem so refreshing and more enjoyable than ever, where you can just sit down and take pleasure in what's on offer.

The series was made in 1967 and consisted of 30 episodes, and was broadcast on the UK Network ITV and the US during 1968-69.

The series features Craig Stirling (Stuart Damon), Sharron Macready (Alexandra Bastedo) and Richard Barrett (Willian Guant) as agents for a law enforcement organization called `Nemesis', based in Geneva, Switzerland, headed by Tremayne (Anthony Nicholls).

In the `Pilot' episode - `The Beginning' - The three Nemesis agents while completing a mission in China, escape via plane but crash land in the Himalayan Mountains.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Champions - Even Better Than I Remember 25 Sep 2013
Format:DVD
First let me say I purchased the 9 DVD Boxed Set from the UK and it is the Region 2 edition I watch in the United States on my Region Free DVD Player. The picture and sound are both crystal clear and sharp. I will not go into all of the details on this series as if you are already a fan then you will know quite a bit. If not and are new to The Champions I have provided links below that I think you will find helpful.

One big important note and that concerns the "Air Order" and "Filmed Production Order" as there seems to be some confusion as the 9 disc DVD set is not in the same order as the "Aired Order" and I can explain. This DVD set as one reviewer has done has followed the air order episodes and placed the DVD episodes as if they were the production order. They are not. I have no idea as to why the 9 DVD set is at least in Air or Production order but it seems to be of their own choosing. There is a booklet that comes with this DVD set (which the above reviewer did not have in his set) that explains the filmed production order. Not every date is given but it was all filmed in 1967 and not aired until 1968-69 allowing the people in charge of The Champions to place them in any order they wanted which is what the people did who released this 30 episode set to make their own order.

It is not clearly marked on the packaging where all the special features are but if it is an actual episode you will have to go to the view episodes section and click onto that episode to see all the features. The same goes for Disk 8 as it only shows 2 episodes but once you load the disc the Special Features section shows along with the Play and Scene Selections.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
if you are a lover of cult TMV programmes this is a must
Published 18 hours ago by Garry
5.0 out of 5 stars as a great fan of 60's tv the champions was one of ...
as a great fan of 60's tv the champions was one of the very best this series has not dated at all and it is still excellent the dvd box set is very good value for money and i... Read more
Published 6 days ago by superspur
5.0 out of 5 stars yet another great series of the past
I used to remember watching this series on the tv. it is brilliant to watch it all again. it just beats a lot of the rubbish on the tv nowadays
Published 4 months ago by edwin cartwright
5.0 out of 5 stars Champions -Complete Series
Always loved the series when it was first broadcast on TV and this box set brings back all those memories of classic 60's adventure series with the sharp suits & beehive... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Ian
5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia IS what it used to be
All the family used to gather round the tv to watch this show. Complete bunk but very enjoyable & well worth the investment.
Published 4 months ago by Liam Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars The Champions The Complete Series
This Old TV Series has always been a big favourite of mine for many years but was just a tad over priced for my liking so I waited and this edition was released at a terrific price... Read more
Published 5 months ago by CyberKev
5.0 out of 5 stars the champions great series.
Why i choose that reathing because i like that see and what is in the series,eache of it are doing thaeir what ever the problem occur and the a re very good in telepathy and with... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Gilles. Tremblay
5.0 out of 5 stars The Champions.
Three People, Sharon, Richard and Craig, Who through an incident in the snowy mountains around Asia, are endowed
with special powers, to help them fight... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jo
5.0 out of 5 stars the champions
I have always liked the champions and always wanted to get the full series so when i see them for sell i got them
Published 9 months ago by mark thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Champion
Enjoyable entertainment from the 60's, had this on video and decided to purchase on DVD. Even though the special effects are dated the story lines are good.
Published 10 months ago by Pablo
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