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5.0 out of 5 stars Jason King on DVD - Fancy!!
He's back, after it seems like years in the wilderness, the original Swinging Detective Jason King!!

Under threat from HM Government over some unpaid backtaxes, Jason reluctantly agrees to investigate cases in his own inimitable style with a Sobranie in one hand, and a glass of Stoneaway in the other and more girls than you can shake a kaftan at...
Published on 1 Sep 2008 by G. G. Stafford

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3.0 out of 5 stars Fancy......
A spin off from the popular Department S series were the character of King dominated the screen, Jason King the series see's the character leading a playboy lifestyle, travelling the world and causing women to swoon left right and centre, but just like when he worked for Department S trouble is never far away leaving Jason to meet each challenge with his usual dashing...
Published on 10 Mar 2010 by Mr. D. Swan


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5.0 out of 5 stars Jason King on DVD - Fancy!!, 1 Sep 2008
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G. G. Stafford "Gareth Stafford" (Chesterfield, Derbyshire UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Jason King - The Complete Series [DVD] (DVD)
He's back, after it seems like years in the wilderness, the original Swinging Detective Jason King!!

Under threat from HM Government over some unpaid backtaxes, Jason reluctantly agrees to investigate cases in his own inimitable style with a Sobranie in one hand, and a glass of Stoneaway in the other and more girls than you can shake a kaftan at!!!

Rattling good fun - highly recommended, although be warned - the series was made on 16mm film as a cost cutting excercise, so the picture is probably not as good as it should be - but this is a minor quibble.

Enjoy!!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "groovy baby", 21 July 2009
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This review is from: Jason King - The Complete Series [DVD] (DVD)
This is where mike myers got most of the inspiration for his austin powers character and what a character.To say he is handsome may be an overstatement but he certainly knows how to treat a lady.A very enjoyable romp into early 70s culture,I only vaguely remember seeing the jason king series strangely enough I remember its predecessor department s more,but I was delighted to get the chance to see jason king in full.While some of the episodes are hard to take overall it is extremely enjoyable in a nostalguc way.All 26 episodes are here on 7 discs accompanied by image galleries and textless materials.There is also a bizarre clip from the russell harty show featuring peter wyngarde.The best extras are the second part of the documentary"wanna watch a television series",the first part is on the department s box set,this lasts 47mins and is very informative indeed.Disc 8 has a play from 1967 featuring peter wyngarde called "crossfire" i have not seen it yet.There is also an easter egg on disc 7 featuring a short interview with wyngarde talking about his time on the prisoner.start the documentary and the skip to chapter 11 .
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fancy......, 10 Mar 2010
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Mr. D. Swan "manmonkey" - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Jason King - The Complete Series [DVD] (DVD)
A spin off from the popular Department S series were the character of King dominated the screen, Jason King the series see's the character leading a playboy lifestyle, travelling the world and causing women to swoon left right and centre, but just like when he worked for Department S trouble is never far away leaving Jason to meet each challenge with his usual dashing daring do. It all sounds quite good and in a way it is, But Jason King is a series that doesn't quite work, The stories are sometimes a bit weak with massive gaping holes in the plot, dialog vacuums, some episodes never seem to quite get going, you get the feeling it's all a bit amateurish and meandering. In complete contrast the dialog is excellent, Jason has his usual sparkling wit and lightning fast one liners making me think more than a little add libing goes on. Despite the terrible stories Jason King is a series that does NEARLY work, most of the credit has to be laid at the feet of Peter Wyngarde ( Jason King), Peter really is one of the most intelligent, charming and skilled actors to have graced our television screens, but one man alone can't hold the fort,,,,, but nearly does.

There's a few stand out episodes and the quirkiness and Peters acting makes the not so stand out episodes very watchable, but at the end of the day Jason King doesn't quite cut it, I can't help liking it though, I watch it all the time and would recommend it to anybody who likes there entertainment a little on the weird side.

As for the quality of the DVD, well it's a shame but Jason King was filmed on 16mm film and with a tight budget so the program is scratchy and grainy and prop items keep continually cropping up again and again, watch out for the Mauser with the Telescopic sight, it appears so often it should have got a credit.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Comments by Michael Calum Jacques author of '1st Century Radical'., 17 Nov 2008
This review is from: Jason King - The Complete Series [DVD] (DVD)
This set has been quite a long time coming but proves to be well worth the wait. It seems to this reviewer that there is, necessarily, a sense of predictability about these series. Essentially, there is always a good deal of action, pretty girls, periodic car chases, intrigue, and the occasional 'whodunnit' thrown in for good measure. There is also a high level of 'cheese' which the viewer will probably either welcome with open arms or spurn with dismissive, deprecatory mutterings.

If you enjoyed the Department S box sets, then you'll enjoy these episodes - it really is as simple as that! One particular aspect this reviewer always enjoys is spotting actors and actresses (who are now familiar names) appearing as some master of vice or as a petty criminal, scarlet woman et al in their acting infancy; such occurrences abound within these episodes which were mainly filmed in 1971.

This set comes well-recommended, although the lack of an accompanying booklet was much lamented and, as a result, what would almost certainly have been a 5 star rating has been down graded to 4!

Michael Calum Jacques (author of 1st Century Radical: the shadowy origins of the man who became known as Jesus Christ)
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In chronological order - fancy!, 28 Feb 2012
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Mr. N. P. Fitzsimons (UK) - See all my reviews
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Rather annoyingly the running order of each disc is not in chronological order as broadcast. So... here it is.

JASON KING - 1971 / 1972

Date broadcast Name of episode / Disc Number

15th Sep 1971 Wanna Buy a Television Series? - 4 : 4
22nd Sept 1971 A Page Before Dying - 3 : 3
6th Oct 1971 Buried in the Cold ,Cold Ground - 2 : 4
13th Oct 1971 A Deadly Line in Digits - 1 : 3
20th Oct 1971 Variations on a Theme - 2 : 3
10th Nov 1971 As Easy as A.B.C. - 3 : 1
17th Nov 1971 To Russia with ... Panache - 5 : 2
1st Dec 1971 A Red Red Rose For Ever - 4 : 1
8th Dec 1971 All That Glisters... part one - 5 : 3
15th Dec 1971 All that Glisters... part two - 5 : 4
29th Dec 1971 Flamingoes Only Fly on Tuesdays - 1 : 4
5th Jan 1972 Toki - 5 : 1
12th Jan 1972 The Constance Missal - 4 : 3
19th Jan 1972 Uneasy Lies the Head - 4 : 2
2nd Feb 1972 Nadine - 1 : 1
9th Feb 1972 A Kiss for a Beautiful Killer - 3 : 2
16th Feb 1972 If It's got To Go - It's Got To Go - 2 : 2
3rd Mar 1972 A Thin Band of Air - 1 : 2
10th Mar 1972 It's Too Bad About Auntie - 3 : 4
17th Mar 1972 The Stones of Venice - 6 : 4
24th Mar 1972 A Royal Flush - 6 : 2
31st Mar 1972 Every Picture Tells a Story - 6 : 1
7th Apr 1972 Chapter One : The Company I Keep - 2 : 1
14th Apr 1972 Zenia - 6 : 3
21st Apr 1972 An Author in Search of Two Characters - 7 : 1
28th Apr 1972 That Isn't me, That's Somebody Else - 7 : 2

Thanking you

Safe Home
Drive Carefully
May Mr King be with you
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent itc, 8 Jan 2011
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Marcia "marcia" (england) - See all my reviews
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Jason King was the sequel to the series Department S. (If you liked Department S you will like this too, although I personally prefer Department S.) If you have not seen Department S, I recommend you try that first. (for story consistency and character development)
This series is another classic ITC series that's fun and glamour. After Department S was made and screened on TV from 1968-1970, one of the main characters got his own series. The character of course is Jason King. The series was created around 1971 to 1972. There were 26 episodes in total.
The series featured the further adventures of the title character who had first appeared in Department S. In that series he was an author working as part of a team of investigators. They worked on many unusual cases and the fact that Jason was an author was just part of his character and didnt distract from what the team were doing as investigators for Department S. In this sequel series Jason King, Jason, has left the service as a member of Department S and is concentrating on writing adventure novels. These novels follow the adventures of the fictional Mark Caine, (which the Jason King character was also writing about in Department S) who closely resembled Jason King in looks, manner, style, and personality. None of the other regular characters from Department S appeared in this series.
Jason King visits international locations as part of his research for his books but always gets involved in adventure. There is always crime, action and women, The first episode has King retelling a Mark Caine novel to a television executive. Subsequent episodes feature King trying to write his novels and being hassled by his publisher Nicola Harvester about deadlines. King, however, is often tricked by Ryland of the British Government into assisting the Government in international political matters. All of his adventures, later find themselves written into the adventures of the fictional novel of Mark Caine that King has just been working on. Jason always has loads of attractive girls around him.
Although looking at it now he is a bit over the top with his Caftan, His hair style and his medallions around his neck. He is a handsome guy that women seem to worship. (Although for me Peter Wyngard (who played Jason King) lookeded more handsome in any other character he played other than Jason. I would even venture to say he is a bit cheesy or camp. However this is the character we are talking about here)
You can see clearly that Jason is a bit of an influence or inspiration on the Austin Powers character from the Austin Powers films. (Thinks a lot about himself, flamboyant clothes and hairstyle, medalians and women drooling over him) However this was the early seventies and it is all just a load of fun. You cannot take the stories seriously they are just light TV fun. Peter Wyngarde is excellent and despite my earlier comments the series and the character are very original and unique. There is nothing else like it. This is a great slice of seventies nostalgia. And a good insight into seventies TV culture. There are some interesting special guest appearances by other famous actors and actresses throughout the series. The series was created by Dennis Spooner and like its predecessor, Department S, was made by Lew Grades ITC Entertainment production company (which had become successful with such series as Danger Man, The Saint, Champions, Randall and Hopkirk, The Prisoner, Man in a suitcase, Strange Report, and the Persuaders.
Great series, Great product.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jason King The Complete Series DVD, 31 Jan 2010
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P. Clarke (Berkshire, England.) - See all my reviews
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DVDs arrived within a few days of purchase, packaged securely and in pristine condition. DVDs are great, all in all a very satisfying purchase.
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