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Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet: Complete Series 1 [DVD]

4.8 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

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  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: ITV Studios
  • DVD Release Date: 17 Oct. 2005
  • Run Time: 286 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000ANVNPS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 92,694 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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The complete first series of the New Captain Scarlet. Captain Scarlet is the indestructible hero of the Spectrum agency, at war with the evil Mysterons. Even though they managed to kill him with a self-made weapon, the Mysterons rebuilt Scarlet as an invincible human replica to infiltrate Earth and lead their war against our planet. But Captain Scarlet's human psyche survived, took control of his human body, and now this indestructible hero leads the fight against the evil Martian invaders. Includes every episode from the first series.

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This show is totally addictive and you will want to watch each episode again and again. The attention to detail beggars belief and the heady combination of Motion Capture (used to animate the characters instead of strings!) and CGI is a joy. The locations, vehicles and characters are brought to life in an exhilarating, fast moving show with unbelievable lighting effects.
Perhaps, the most remarkable thing about this leading edge piece of work is that its target audience, the family group, appears to be unaware of its existence. It is true that NCS has been shown on children’s ITV already, but it was buried within the Ministry of Mayhem programme 6 months ahead of the planned release date.
The original expectation was that all 26 episodes would be shown in the Autumn of 2005 and would be accompanied by a coordinated publicity and marketing campaign. The show was to be marketed by Granada Ventures in Europe and by Sony Pictures across the rest of the world.
This was to coincide with the launch of a new range of Captain Scarlet vehicles and figures, comics and also the release of the DVDs, themselves. In fact, most of these items are now available in the shops but they have come ‘under the radar’ to a fanfare of almost total silence.
I am a fan of Gerry Anderson’s Supermarionation shows (real puppets) rather than his live action shows but I regard Hypermarionation (effectively, digital puppets) as a natural extension of this genre. My son says that if you are looking out for the technology then the show has failed. I totally disagree - New Captain Scarlet is way ahead of its time and nothing less than sensational!
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My Grandson, enjoying these Captain Scarlet Dvds
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Excellent
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Great fun for my grand kids
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Being a fan of the original Captain Scarlet series before, I had a few qualms about how Gerry Anderson would update this into computer-generated format. I didn't know whether the general story would stay the same, etc.

After being able to see it, I'm convinced this went far beyond the original series. No more puppet strings are needed! The characters are free to move about and have facial expressions.

One thing I was happy to see in this updated version was an increase in the number of women in some powerful positions (such as Lieutenants Green and Silver and Captain Ochre). I'm glad to notice the color codes not restricted to just men anymore.

Diehard Captain Scarlet fans, you may want to give this series a chance, believe me!
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Not having seen any of the new Captain Scarlet on TV( no kids!), I was a little unsure about how I would take the new stuff. But boy am I glad I bought it. Its fantastic! The graphics are superb, the stories are excellent, and there's even a little love interest for Captain Scarlet(that Destiny Angel is a real babe!)
Only one gripe! The music isn't a patch on the original, bring it back and I'll die a happy man!!!
Just buy it, your kids will love it just as much as we loved the first series back in the sixties.
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Right, let's get a few things out of the way beforehand.
First, remember Thunderbirds? Even the film version of recent years? Right, now forget it.
Second, anyone who has ever met Starship Trooper Chronicles, also by Ron Thornton, please forget that, too.
Finally, if you haven't seen Captain Scarlet, the origianl series, don't panic - this is simply superb. Fans of the original will be really pleased with how close it remains to the original strings and puppet ideal, but with the use of state of the art CGI; and SOTA it is! The level of detail is stunning - whereas Starship Troopers suffered from the odd touch of neglect or simply bad production values, you can TELL this is something Gerry Anderson's hand has touched - it oozes quality. I mean it - I can freeze frame the DVD at any moment and either count pores on the face of a character, or figureout the stitching pattern on a character's clothing! Quality, Quality, Quality.
This is true, not only in the quality of the visuals, but also in the story - this DVD is PG, and it actually earns it, not through stupidly obvious ways, but through what is simply a gritty and enjoyable yarn, spun from episode to episode. Sure, there's the odd bright and fluffy moment, but it's the sort that'll have you grinning from ear to ear (the involvement of a Lancaster Bomber in one of the episodes is delightful, including Colonel White's closing comment about "prangs"!).
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I can't believe this show! I get up every Sat morn to watch it,
I tape it and then I'll watch it again about 3 more times right after each other!! Amazing graphics, fantastic stories and the characters that I watched as a child have been taken to an amazing new level!! Captain Black is brilliant! I love it when he turns up, Colonel White looks amazing! and Captain Scarlet, himself is fantastic!! a true modern day hero. I hope this is a massive hit! There's nothing else like this on tv. So much is crammed in 22 mins, I don't know how they do it!! it's like a blockbuster movie! I can't wait to get these on Dvd, Well done Gerry Anderson!! You've made a 42 year old man feel like a kid again!
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