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The Avengers: The Definitive DVD Collection (partwork)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got Issue 1 and 2 off eBay just to have the first two. I was interested in getting a few of the restored episodes to see them before spending a lot on the box sets. I should have it in a week or so. I'll give an update once I get them in hand.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I'm aware, the partworks won't be using the restored prints in any case, so please don't judge the boxsets on the partwork discs!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, well they didn't cost that much anyway, but it will be fun to have for the magazine and the cases. I did notice Optimum's logo on there so assumed they would be the restored versions. Thanks for the heads up!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the DVD's and magazines today. The first magazine and DVD are mounted on a card with some information on the back of the card. The second issue came in a bag along with a cardboard storage box for the magazines. I'll take a few pictures and post them later.

I played the second DVD using VLC media player on my laptop. I did notice the sound was slightly faster than it should be. I attribute this to it being a PAL DVD. The picture is nice and clear, but does have some specks and scratches now and then, so it does appear these are not the newest restored prints as Alan mentioned in his previous post. I probably won't get the whole partwork, but it is fun to have these two in my collection.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see all the links are working now.

http://www.avengers-collection.com/subscribe_av.html
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course, me being a cynical cove, does anyone else think that the fact that an Avengers Calendar is given away as a free gift with the subscription may be the reason that Slow Dazzle haven't been able to get a new deal to produce their Avengers calendars???
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tooks a few shots of the two issues. See below. I took magazine 2 out of the bag and a little note from the publisher fell out. It said that Issue 2 was the last one for a while and that they would be suspending the releases for a future date. I'm not really sure when these two issues came out, so not sure if or when they might start up again. On the magazines they say a new one comes out every two weeks. Maybe they hit a snag. The box set releases are probably keeping them from getting any profits.









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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would be very grateful if anyone who has the second partwork issue or the 'Town of No Return' issue could please drop me a line.

I would like to add these releases to The Avengers Declassified's Little Wonders section, but was only able to find the first issue (Girl on the Trapeze, Frighteners with the surviving material of Hot Snow).

http://declassified.theavengers.tv/wonders_main.htm

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do partworks ever go longer than one or two issues?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Avengers partworks don't!

The Danger Man and The Prisoner ones completed their runs and The Saint one went on for quite a while.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I deleted the pictures I originally posted above. I can take some new ones after I find them. I just have two releases of the B&W Emma episodes.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Brad,

That'd be brilliant, thanks!

For starters, I thought there was only one Emma Peel release, so you've already told me something I don't know.

Feel free to email the pics to declassified@virginmedia.com if that's easier. Would also be interested in scans of the magazine covers and anything that advertises the issues to follow. (Also the note about the discontinuation, if you still have it.)

Finally, if there's anything that actually dates their release, that will be helpful too!

Many thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a thread about it on Roobarb's (which I think guests can now see as the forum is not membership only). I've not re-read it so I don't know if there's any more/new information.

Sadly, the rather cool adverts are gone and the links above are dead, but the company is still trading, if you are interested in model Batmobiles, cup cakes or knitting..
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Dandy. I'd read that thread at Roobarb's before (indeed I contributed to it!), but had forgotten about its existence. Cheers!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan wrote:
Hi Brad,

That'd be brilliant, thanks!

For starters, I thought there was only one Emma Peel release, so you've already told me something I don't know.

Feel free to email the pics to declassified@virginmedia.com if that's easier. Would also be interested in scans of the magazine covers and anything that advertises the issues to follow. (Also the note about the discontinuation, if you still have it.)

Finally, if there's anything that actually dates their release, that will be helpful too!

Many thanks!


Ok! I'll get them together then send the pictures. It might take a couple of days.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem, Brad. Will be pleased to receive them whenever you are able.

Cheers muchly!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok! You're welcome!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to Brad's kindness, I now have a page at Declassified for people to take a look at what might have been.

http://declassified.theavengers.tv/wonders_uk_dvd_partwork.htm

Cheers Brad. Much appreciated.

Best wishes,

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan wrote:
Thanks to Brad's kindness, I now have a page at Declassified for people to take a look at what might have been.

http://declassified.theavengers.tv/wonders_uk_dvd_partwork.htm
It says "This DVD used unrestored prints, identical to those featured in Optimum Releasing's The Avengers - The Complete Series 2 + Surviving Episodes from Series 1 (2009)."

But weren't the latter ones restored? Does this mean they were otherwise identical except for being unrestored? I'm confused.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan wrote:
Thanks to Brad's kindness, I now have a page at Declassified for people to take a look at what might have been.

http://declassified.theavengers.tv/wonders_uk_dvd_partwork.htm

Cheers Brad. Much appreciated.

Best wishes,

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You're very welcome! I was happy to help out!

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