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Adam Adamant Lives! - The Complete Collection (5 Disc Box Set) [1966] [DVD]

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  • Actors: Gerald Harper, Juliet Harmer, Jack May
  • Directors: Ridley Scott
  • Format: PAL, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 24 July 2006
  • Run Time: 775 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006GVKB6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,142 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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All 17 remaining episodes of the swinging '60s BBC adventure series, starring Gerald Harper as Edwardian adventurer Adam Adamant, transported to the 1960s to battle crime and defeat his evil nemesis, The Face (Peter Ducrow). In these episodes, Adam investigates a murder where the only clue is a stick of Blackpool rock, the world of high fashion disguises murder and espionage, and Adam rejoins his old regiment to investigate a series of murders. Episodes are: 'A Vintage Year For Scoundrels'; 'Death Has a Thousand Faces'; 'More Deadly Than the Sword'; 'The Sweet Smell of Disaster'; 'Allah Is Not Always With You'; 'The Terribly Happy Embalmers'; 'To Set a Deadly Fashion'; 'The Last Sacrifice'; 'Sing a Song of Murder'; 'The Doomsday Plan'; 'Death By Appointment Only'; 'Beauty is an Ugly Word'; 'The League of Uncharitable Ladies'; 'The Village of Evil'; 'D For Destruction'; 'Black Echo'; and 'A Sinister Sort of Service'.


A dashing Edwardian gentleman is entombed in ice by his enemy 'The Face.' When he eventually awakes he finds himself in the swinging sixties. With the help of Georgina Jones he becomes involved in a world of secret ciphers, danger and intrigue. He was dashing, debonair and daring. He had pledged to fight evil, to undertake any dangerous or delicate mission on behalf of his sovereign. He was fin de siecle gentleman, Adam Adamant. Was and is - for Adam Adamant Lives!

In 1966, the BBC turned to Doctor Who creator Sydney Newman and producer Verity Lambert for an idea to emulate ITV's success with The Avengers, Adam Adamant Lives! saw ever-so British star Gerald Harper take the lead role and Ridley Scott, acclaimed director of Gladiator and Alien, direct several episodes. Only two series were made but three decades later a certain Austin Powers exquisitely parodied the series...

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