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This Is The Sixties!,
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This review is from: The Avengers - Series 4* Digitally Remastered [DVD] (DVD)
With it's tongue planted firmly in it's cheek, it's outlandish plots and colourful characters.
The on-screen chemistry between Rigg and Macnee shines through in this programme,
which isn't just a programme,
"THIS IS THE SIXTIES"!
This show just wouldn't work in any other time.
Look at, "The New Avengers"(1970's) and the "Film Version"(1990's) for proof of that.
The show was broadcast from:~ 1961-1969.(The Peel years 1965-1967)
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Initial post: 4 Aug 2010 14:05:22 BDT
Kevin 'Bionic' Jones says:
'The New Avengers' and the 1998 film version were both good in my view. Its just that public tastes had changed.
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Aug 2010 18:03:05 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Aug 2010 19:18:59 BDT
Armchair Pundit says:
I must agree to differ, my views on this version of the show have never changed. I disliked intensely both the New Avengers (One too many assistants), and as for the film, where to start. I know it was loosely based on the "A Surfeit of H2O" episode, but it only goes to show a bigger budget doesn't always make a better product. (And no on screen chemistry between Fiennes and Thurman.)
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Aug 2010 18:52:20 BDT
The Avenger says:
I understand both points of view. The Avengers is undeniably a classic-so how can you top a classic? Answer: You can't!! The New Avengers was always going to come out 2nd best in any comparison.
However it can be enjoyed in its own right. Joanna Lumley is superb as Purdey and Patrick Macnee gives it class. Yes, perhaps Gambit as a character was a bit corny at times but it was felt a younger man was needed to handle the action (Look at the pasting Harrison Ford got for re-doing Indiana Jones at his age!) Plus the '70s feel is so different to that '60s vibe and many '70s series look more dated today than most '60s series-strange but true!
As for the film I do believe there is a better fim in there than what we actually got. A film relies on great editing and this was hacked-to-pieces with rusty scissors!!
Posted on 24 Aug 2010 12:06:55 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2010 03:58:47 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Sep 2010 03:59:30 BDT
Armchair Pundit says:
The Avenger; I agree with you that some decades do date faster then other's, but I've got a soft spot for the 70's. (Just not The New Avengers, although I did like "The Eagles Nest" episode.)
The 80's on the other hand, heck, all that "BIG HAIR".
Oh well it looks like all my old "contender" dvd's will have to go to the attic.
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