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OVER-PRICED EDITED VERSION OF TWO EPISODES FROM TV SERIES "SPACE 1999" - DO NOT BUY THIS!!,
This review is from: MOONBASE ALPHA:ALIEN ATTACK - Hardbox - (DVD)
I can't believe that YET AGAIN someone else had re-released this cut-down edited version of two episodes from the classic series "Space 1999". The series itself is available, all 24 episodes on either DVD or Blu-Ray for between £25 and £35, so to buy just two episodes of it in this format at this price is CRAZY!!!!!! For Amazon's info (and anyone else stupid enough to consider buying this), the series "Space 1999" had 48 episodes and was originally screened between 1975 and 1977. This edition was a cheap video edit made in 1981 to sell on video when the home video market was in its infancy. This is NOT what has sometimes been called "The Space 1999 move that spawned the series". Save your money and buy the whole series!!!!!! The same applied to "Destination Moonbase Alpha" (a re-edit of episodes 42 and 43), "Cosmic Princess" ( a re-edit of episodes 25 and 39).
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Initial post: 21 May 2014 21:42:59 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 May 2014 22:01:04 BDT
N. Bolton says:
Alien Attack and the other Space 1999 "films" were produced for international cinema release and TV specials, although they were also released on video many years later.
Yes, they are essentially 2 episodes from the TV series spliced together, but they also have additional filmed material included, stock film + film from other Gerry Anderson releases and extra (usually bad library) music. Some of the later films are even more poorly edited than Alien Attack, but they are still of interest to completist collectors as these edits are not available in any of the box sets of the TV episodes.
Most people won't need these as they are poorly put together and most of the content is unoriginal - but they are genuine releases. You can even buy the original cinema posters.
Probably considered by most to be the equivalent of bad 12" mixes.
I'm sure some people may have fond memories of seeing these films and want these versions, but like the reviewer, the TV series is enough for me.
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