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5.0 out of 5 stars Persuaders Perfection!
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...
Published on 20 Sep 2006 by CosmicDwellings

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11 of 69 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Learn German!
Although this series is originally filmed in English one can hardly stand the story, dialogues and costumes. However, the Persuaders, known as "Die Zwei" (The Two) in German are cult in Germany. The translator of the programme, Mr Brand, decided that the original one-to-one copy of the series would never succeed in Germany, and formed a new way of translation, where he...
Published on 3 Jun 2006 by T. E. Komarow


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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Persuaders Perfection!, 20 Sep 2006
This review is from: The Persuaders (Special Edition) [DVD] (DVD)
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great edition of the persuaders but note there is a better version, 13 Oct 2014
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Marcia "marcia" (england) - See all my reviews
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The Persuaders is a fabulous classic British Cult TV series from the early 1970s and this is a good release on Network. However I highly recommend that you ignore this set, the earliest and oldest issue from Network. Instead go for the more recent editions with the Blue and Red colour box designs. Those have better restored picture and sound and special features. The Blu Ray edition is very expensive but easily worth it with stunning picture, (maybe cheaper from Network direct) and the Red blue box version DVD is excellent. However if you do choose this edition the programmes themselves and the picture are very good,

Lord Brett Sinclair (Roger Moore) was born into an English aristocratic family and is heir to a fortune. He was Harrow and Oxford educated. He has never needed to work. In contrast Danny Wilde (Tony Curtis) is a rough fun loving American from the tough streets of New York. He has skilfully bought and sold oil stocks and now is also rich.
Together they form an unlikely team of crime fighters.
This is the basis of this truly excellent series produced by ITC at the beginning of the 70s.
The two characters are brought together by a retired judge named Fulton. He wants them to catch the sort of criminals that have slipped through the usual justice net. He wants them to use their spare time and their millions to help him bring these criminals to justice.
Brett and Danny become reasonably good friends after an initial dislike of each other. They use their wealth and influence to work in places that conventional detectives cannot.
Together they enjoy European high spots, wining and dining in all the best places and meeting scores of beautiful women.
The differences in background and upbringing causes some great humorous sparring rivalry between them.
The show is full of glossy locations and plenty of action and humour. It is a really interesting series and it is one of ITC's finest.
The DVD set is excellent. The set contains all the original episodes and feature film versions as well as some interesting bonus features.
There are no subtitles at all.
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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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Telly Heaven, 28 Mar 2009
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G. R. Donaldson (Great Britain) - See all my reviews
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As a nine year old in 1971 I could hardly wait for Friday evenings and my weekly fix of the Persuaders to come around. Now watching it on crystal clear DVD its as funny and charming as I remember it being. My favourites are the pilot episode with the iconic car race between Rogers Aston Martin and Tony Curtis's Ferrari. This scene featured the then new split screen technique accompanied by some fab hippy music.
Each episode usually featured some very familiar faces, Joan Collins as a hip seventies photographer. Patrick Troughton as a mad Nazi and lets not forget the late great Terry Thomas. In one episode Moore plays the entire St Clair clan as they are bumped off one by one. For anyone with a penchant for seventies TV gold this is a must have collection. You can also witness the hilarious sight of Roger Moore disco dancing. That alone is worth the price of this set. A huge thumbs up.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Only 23 out of 24 episodes re-mastered., 20 Feb 2007
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Martin Thomson (London UK) - See all my reviews
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Contrary to some reviews, the episode 'Greensleeves' has been sourced from an inferior original master, which is a pity given the stunning quality of the rest.

Not the end of the world, I guess, just a shame.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A trip down memory lane................................, 19 Dec 2006
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This was always a brilliant series (even in 1971)to be honest,i have enjoyed the series more this time round on dvd.Excellent chemistry between Curtis and Moore from the very first episode.It is cheesy,but that makes it more fun to watch!Fantastic entertainment!!! buy it!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 10 Oct 2014
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Got to love these two together, well fun great show
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Persuaders DVD Set, 11 Feb 2012
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I purchased this set for myself. A real blast from the past and I am enjoying seeing them again after thirty or so years. The DVD's are generally in good condition, just one or two with usage scratches. The DVD cases are in good condition but the case for the set was in poor condition. This was, however, intimated at in the sellers brief. The set arrived before the given date and the service was brilliant. I thank you very much for enlivening my past memories.
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11 of 69 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Learn German!, 3 Jun 2006
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T. E. Komarow "timokomarow" (Germany) - See all my reviews
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Although this series is originally filmed in English one can hardly stand the story, dialogues and costumes. However, the Persuaders, known as "Die Zwei" (The Two) in German are cult in Germany. The translator of the programme, Mr Brand, decided that the original one-to-one copy of the series would never succeed in Germany, and formed a new way of translation, where he added dialogues which never took place in the original version. He formed the story as far as possible in an interesting and exciting way and created one of the most loved foreign programmes in Germany's seventies. But this version one has to stand in English, although other countries took the German version as the "original" for their translation (e.g. France). Therefore, one has to learn German to get the best out of this brilliant, funny and exciting programme. It's a real pity only 24 parts were filmed, in Germany we still wait for another dozen to come...
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