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Captain Scarlet - Complete Series Box Set [DVD] [1967]
Captain Scarlet - Complete Series Box Set [DVD] [1967]
Dvd ~ Francis Matthews
Price: £14.48

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captain Scarlet: One of the greatest sci-fi series of all time, 3 April 2011
The series represents a change and an advance from Thunderbirds (previous Gerry Anderson production) due to its use of puppets of realistic bodily proportions. Compare to previous Anderson series Captain Scarlet is dark and less oriented towards child audience owing to increased levels of violence and extraterrestrial malevolence. At the beginning it's amazing to see that in these thirty-two episodes you don't always find a happy ending but little by little you get used to. This Captain Scarlet series is more developed than earlier supermarionation series showing a multinational and multiethnic cast. The role of women is very significant in the show: female Angel fighter pilots and secondary roles played by capable women. Better puppets, improved special effects, bigger action but at the expense of its human side. In spite of everything we have a fantastic complete set with all the episodes restored to near perfection. You don't have to miss out on the seven-note beat used to link scenes within episodes accompanied by a zooming image of the Spectrum logo because the dramatic effect is very remarkable. Very recommendable this complete DVD collection, it doesn't matter if you are an adult (maybe better) or not, you'll enjoy a wonderful time watching this very entertaining timeless television program.

Fireball XL5 - The Complete Series - Special Edition [DVD] [1962]
Fireball XL5 - The Complete Series - Special Edition [DVD] [1962]
Dvd ~ Gerry Anderson
Offered by Rapid-DVD
Price: £44.34

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4.0 out of 5 stars Fireball XL5: A Gerry Anderson futuristic space adventure, 3 April 2011
This series means an improvement regarding to its predecessor Supercar but compared with the next productions maybe a little primitive and ingenuous. The show programme is comprised of thirty-nine black and white episodes while all future Anderson series were produced in colour, but in its favour it has the charm of the simplicity. In this set you can find some extra features very interesting: an entertaining, exhaustive 73-minute documentary covering every facet of the show's production and a sample colorized episode, among others. The colorized "A Day In The Life Of a Space General" gives a taste of what the show might have looked like had it been filmed in colour. Videcolor is wonderful but there's something about the original black and white images: spaceships marooned o simply floating in deep space and planet surfaces transmit a certain kind of mystery and a peaceful sensation. It's remarkable a sense of humour always present as a Gerry Anderson's trademark as we see in his subsequent output: Stingray and Thunderbirds. And finally, the music: the groovy closing theme song, written by Barry Gray and performed by Don Spencer. In other words: A very recommendable set, wonderfully restored and beautifully presented, for children and adults.

Stingray: The Complete Series [DVD] [1964]
Stingray: The Complete Series [DVD] [1964]
Dvd ~ Don Mason
Offered by MusicnMedia
Price: £13.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Un unforgettable and wonderful puppet TV show, 31 Jan 2011
Stingray - Complete Series [DVD] [1964]

If you have seen this television series in your childhood is a marvellous gift to see it again but if you haven't is a wonderful experience too. This TV show is not only for children. Adults can enjoy very entertaining plots, characters more complex than in previous marionette television series and a remarkable sense of humour. After many years it has been a real rediscovery for me, among other things I have seen this series in colour for the first time. I recommend this TV show because this kind of product is not made nowadays and you and your family will have a wonderful time. A real masterpiece.

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