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Thomas & Friends - The Complete Series 1 [DVD]

Ringo Starr , David Mitton    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Ringo Starr
  • Directors: David Mitton
  • Writers: David Mitton, Britt Allcroft
  • Producers: David Mitton, Britt Allcroft, Robert D. Cardona
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: 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: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: HiT Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Oct 2012
  • Run Time: 144 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008YGTE36
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,275 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

All aboard for the first ever series of Thomas & Friends. Join Thomas, together with his friends Edward, Gordon, Henry, James, Percy and, of course, The Fat Controller. Watch how Thomas earns his own branch railway line and how James has trouble with the trucks.


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4.8 out of 5 stars
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Happy! 30 Nov 2013
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Very happy with this DVD.

For less that 5 you get over 2 hours of Thomas & his fiends. That's 26 episodes to keep you and your kids happy. Also very pleased that the DVD has subtitles too.

Also what I loved about series 1 is some story lines follow on. Like when Henry is bricked up inside the tunnel and we even see him bricked up for a good few eps before they take the wall down & let him out again. You don't get much of that with kids shows these days :(
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Original and best 15 Sep 2013
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We all love it, no more arguments about who wants what on t.v. it's agreed. Narrated by Ringo Star all the stories from the beginning - awesome. Some people may think it's a little old fashioned but my kids love it and would watch it from beginning to end if I let them! I would recommend this dvd to all Thomas fans young and old. It arrived in perfect condition and quickly too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Christmas Present This Year 24 Oct 2012
By Thomas
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Another great release by HIT Entertainment. The first three seasons of 'Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends' are the ones to get as they're all remastered from 2004. The remastered episodes were rare in the UK, US and Australia before, as they've been released on separate DVDs, promotional ones etc. Japan is really the one with all the remastered episodes on their home releases, but not as a series compilation. Aside from the wonderful and crystal clear footage, these episodes are wonderfully written by a vicar named Rev.W.Awdry, creator of the Railway Series, along with son Christopher Awdry and are much more better then the recent series' writings. The narration is nostalgic with the likes of Ringo Starr, who is a big nostalgia factor for kids who grew up with the model animation from 1984-2008. There has been other narrators at the time like Michael Angelis and Pierce Brosnan, but when you ask a question whether its trivia or asking one in general, Ringo's the first thing that comes to mind, like he was during The Beatles. A new age fan will enjoy these episodes, it has good morals and entertaining story lines and if CGI isn't your cup of tea, these DVDs will be your entertainment. These are a great idea for a Christmas gift this year. The episodes are all remastered, with great story lines, memorable music, morals and stunning model animation. You can also buy the S4-7 as well to show your kids the old Thomas and share the joy you had when you were a child with your child, along with 'Blue Mountain Mystery'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 15 Sep 2013
By Mags
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My grandson adores Thomas the Tank engine and his enjoyment of this DVD is obvious to all watching him. It is great to have the originals which I think are better than the more modern versions. My son adored Thomas and my grandson follows in his footsteps.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant DVD 17 April 2014
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Brilliant DVD, great value for money and much better than the newly made Thomas the Tank Engine! My nephews love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The original! 27 Mar 2014
By helen TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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Thomas the tank engine will only ever be with Ringo Starr telling the story for me! I used to love it as a child and now this is for my nephew. No computerisation and it's great stories straight from the books. My only issue is that when the stories were on tv they used to put them on a couple at a time and in between each one there were line ups of all the characters with blackboards in front of them with their names on so you knew who was who. I used to love that bit, silly I know but anyway that's the only niggle! Buy the dvd for kids or buy it for nostalgia, enjoy!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic !!! 21 Mar 2014
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Ringo Starr as the storyteller. Fantastic wonderful moments, lover music and wonderful model trains. A must have for classic thomas fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well Loved Stories 14 Mar 2014
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Bought this for for grandson (2yrs 7mths) and it keeps him enthralled for up to an hour at a time. Great rest period for Gran & Granddad particularly during inclement weather when outdoor activities are not possible.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A great set.
Product arrived on time and met our expectations. Being a copy of the original series, the visuals are better and the stories fun. Our grandson loves them.
Published 1 month ago by Saintsmanenfrance
5.0 out of 5 stars Turns out the Measles aren't so Bad...
This DVD contains all 26 episodes of the very first series of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (or if you prefer the modern name; Thomas and Friends). Read more
Published 2 months ago by Materia Keeper
5.0 out of 5 stars Thomas the tank engine
My granddaughter loves Thomas and friends just as much as my children did. In my opinion it has to be with ringo Starr.
Published 3 months ago by sheila monaghan
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely popular with my 3 year old
My little girl (3) absolutely loves this DVD and plays the episodes over and over. They are very short and so it is a bit painful when she wants to choose the episodes herself, as... Read more
Published 3 months ago by rowena paul
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant entertainment
I rated this DVD as 5 star because it provides excellent entertainment for kids of all ages and represents excellent value for money.
Published 3 months ago by vincent harriman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Xmas
Great for present at Xmas time for a boy, great when it the series you don't have and need to add so you have all the seasons.
Published 3 months ago by Shaun
5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase
Excellent. I bought this for my two year old grandaughter who loves this dvd and looks for it every time we she visits
Published 5 months ago by Mrs Wendy A Noyce
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I like the old stories and this is great for my grandson when he comes over. Pa and toddler are glued to the set giving me time to get dinner and bath prepared.
Published 5 months ago by Christine Hurst
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