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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia, but a very persuasive kind...
In the early seventies I was allowed to stay up late on friday nights towatch this series and I loved it. I remember being intrigued by the photoalbum style opening credits and the theme tune (composed by 007's JohnBarry) was one I never forgot. Encouraged by such rich memories I decidedto splash out on this complete collection in the hope that the adventuresof Lord Brett...
Published on 28 April 2004 by Roger Shallot

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3.0 out of 5 stars wish
I bought this for the novelty really and although the sound quality was dated the funny antics of wild and sinclair were worth the watch. Did I really watch this stuff once? Apparently so. Cant say I would indulge again though.
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia, but a very persuasive kind..., 28 April 2004
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This review is from: The Persuaders - Complete Series [1971] [DVD] (DVD)
In the early seventies I was allowed to stay up late on friday nights towatch this series and I loved it. I remember being intrigued by the photoalbum style opening credits and the theme tune (composed by 007's JohnBarry) was one I never forgot. Encouraged by such rich memories I decidedto splash out on this complete collection in the hope that the adventuresof Lord Brett Sinclair and Danny Wilde would still prove to beentertaining and I'm pleased to say I was not to bedisappointed.
Housed in a nicely gaudy case these DVDs hark back to anera when television could still be happily entertaining without attemptingto explore the pressing social issues of the time. Of course the passageof time has left its mark, but that's all part of the fun. The costumes,the attitudes, the conveyor belt of British character acting talent andthe never quite believable plots merge together to provide fifty minuteslices of pure televisual escapism. Roger Moore and Tony Curtis play theirparts perfectly, ably assisted on occasion by their mentor the Judge,played by the excellent Laurence Naismith. Apparently further series wereplanned but underperformance in the American ratings proved to be theundoing of the idea and it was quickly dropped. Regretable in a way, butit saved the series from becoming tired and repetetive and leaves it withthe status of a cult classic. It's true to say that they don't make 'emlike this any more....
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58 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Those were the days ..., 2 July 2003
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Tyke (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Persuaders - Complete Series [1971] [DVD] (DVD)
It's all here – everything you ever wanted to remember about the seventies but were afraid to look back at. The full collection of 24 wisecracking, Ferrari powered, Martini-sipping, dolly-squeezing episodes is a gallop down memory lane for people of a certain age, and a jaw-dropping peephole back in time for a younger generation. Memories are made of this.
Seventies style is the great – even historical – charm of this series. Fast cars, millionaires, casinos … a rollicking, over-the-top, sunshine Riviera lifestyle which offered a welcome relief from the tungsten-lit, meat-paste-sandwich existence endured by most of the TV audience of the day. In a 1971 Britain where the highlight of the year was being converted to natural gas, 'The Persuaders' larged it and with glitzy comic panache.
Tony Curtis and Roger Moore are perfectly matched in this tongue-in-cheek antique, bouncing ad-lib and repartee off each other like a seasoned double act, pistol in one hand, champagne glass in the other. The seeds of Moore's forthcoming Bond interpretation were clearly sown here.
Episode One introduces us to millionaire playboys Danny Wilde (Curtis) and Lord Brett Sinclair (Moore), who are thrust comically together by the machinations of former Judge Fulton, now in luxury retirement in the south of France. They take up the Judge's challenge, to bring to justice some of those who have escaped his judicial net in the past and subsequently Wilde and Sinclair joke, drink, flirt and punch their way through the series, always getting their man and surrounding themselves with tasty totty into the bargain.
Yes, the sets look cheap, the hair-do's are lacquered to withstand nuclear attack and Brett Sinclair's wardrobe (designed by Roger Moore) defies description, but for a taste of excitement from the tiny niche of a pre-decimal, post-sixties world, it doesn't get better than this. This is a world where men are men and women are willing; where the hotel manager always knows your name and your usual suite is reserved; where the headwaiter shows you to the best table and the prettiest girl at the poolside falls instantly for your chat up line. And having dispensed with the baddies, straightened your tie and finished your cocktail, you screech off into the St Tropez sunset in your Aston Martin, with a mini-skirted leggy blonde.
Curtis and Moore had a ball when they made 'The Persuaders' and it shows. The humour, enjoyment and warmth they bring to their performances are clearly genuine and they stroll effortlessly through each episode, inviting the viewer to sit back and enjoy their exaggerated antics.
So, get the Space Hopper down from the attic, shake the moths out of the tank-top, fluff up the sideburns, and settle down for a nostalgia-fest of epic proportions. Sheer bliss.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Persuaders Perfection!, 20 Sep 2006
At last!...The Special Edition of the classic 70's ITC series, "The Persuaders!" which includes all 24 uncut episodes wonderfully remastered (check out those beautiful colours!) in a 9-DVD Box Set. Crime fighting with Curtis & Moore has never been as clear and colourful.

This is truly a great testament to a series that still holds a special unique blend of action and thrills for it's audience even to this day, more so than the few people who class this series as the epitome of everything that reeked Seventies 'Cheese'. Nevetheless, it's a good 'cheese' and in-demand too!

There are also some great extras on this set which includes a documentary featuring some hair-raising stories about Tony Curtis, image galleries from every episode and audio commentaries plus lots more.

If you're a fan, you'll love this and 'Network' have done a fantastic job with this series just like their great work with 'The Sweeney' DVD sets.

You won't be disappointed!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What? You still haven't bought this DVD?, 29 May 2001
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Get the whole series (there are four DVD's now). The Persuaders star Tony Curtis and Roger Moore, in a mix of Moore's humor and Curtis's lifestyle. If you like Roger Moore as James Bond, and/or Tony Curtis in his movies you'll like this series as well. If you have the money to spend then get the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and pre-order the 4th volume because you'll want them... The Persuaders are kind of a 'what me worry' style of detectives. Both have an extravagant lifestyle as millionaires and team up as detectives/agents for 'the good cause' to have a purpose in life (you'll understand this when you watch the first episode on the first volume).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Each episode makes me "feel good", every time..., 29 May 2001
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The Persuaders: Roger Moore and Tony Curtis, a fantastic team. Shame that the series lasted so short. So there probably won't be too many DVD's in total (I just pre-ordered the 4th volume). Each episode is a blend of Roger Moore's well known "Bond" humor with Tony Curtis's life-style. All DVD's in the Persuaders series come higly recommended. Expect old fashioned good-TV, great (british/undercooled) humor and entertainment, just no special (DVD) effects.
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cult T.V at its best., 16 July 2006
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Mr. A. E. Ward Davies (Canterbury , England) - See all my reviews
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this series has been on dvd before, but is due for a reissue by september hopefully.

a classic example of cult tv at its best, tony curtis and roger moore star as two wealthy playboys who joyfully enter the spirit of fighting crime and seducing the women.

a shame this programme flopped in the U.S (no pleasing some people), the added bonus of filming on location only helps to make this one a winner; the U.K, France, Italy etc. makes a change from all the studio-bound stuff from before.

moore and curtis have a brilliant on-screen chemistry, whether exchanging wisecracks, fighting the villains etc.

you will find a whole gallery of familiar faces in the programme; terry thomas , andrew keir, nigel green, ian hendry, the creepy derren nesbitt, patrick troughton, bernard lee and even coronation street's mike baldwin, johnny briggs.

don't miss out.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars just great!, 24 Jan 2004
This review is from: The Persuaders - Complete Series [1971] [DVD] (DVD)
Moore and Curtis were never going to be a likely pairing, but this series works really well. These two playboys run around Europe, setting the world to rights, rescuing maidens in distress, and driving Ferraris and Aston Martins. This offers a fascinating glimpse into the pre package holiday South of France, and other, then exotic, locations. The Persuaders was never played seriously, this is very close to Moore's Bond and Saint, but it is pretty entertaining.
The only disappointment is the quality of the extras which are rather insignificant, and a slightly imperfect transfer to DVD. I therefore rate this as 4 stars.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Persuaders Vol 4, 22 July 2001
By A Customer
The Persuaders has got to be one of the best early seventies series. The main actors Roger Moore and Tony Curtis are just right together thay are like chalk and cheese. I have got the videos but the Dvd's are absolutely stunning and are a visual feast for your eyes. What's also good is you get to know behind the scenes information etc on the making of the series and also where they were filmed. The soundtrack unfortunately is mono but the picture quality is excellent. It's nice to see the old favorite british actors and actresses as well in these series. Also the location filming is good you see London as it was then. Can't wait for the other titles to be released.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great collectors item, 26 May 2001
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This is another must have for any Persuaders fan, or people who simply enjoy good fun combined with good acting. Why don't they make these kind of series anymore, it would be a sure hit! These four episodes show the progress of the show itself. Moore and Curtis are more comfortable with their role and it shows! With Moore stepping successfully into the directors seat now and then, adds good value to the series. Spending your money on this DVD is surely not a waste! Have fun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars VERY GOOD SERIES., 18 Aug 2013
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VERY GOOD FOR VALUE.BRINGS BACK OLD MEMORIES,WITH THE RUBBISH THATS ON TV,GOOD TO WATCH CURTIS & MOORE IN ACTION 10/10
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