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The Complete Avengers: 50th Anniversary Edition (39 Discs)
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jamieavenger
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the strong Australian dollar and free delivery from Amazon, this has worked out so much cheaper than when I first purchased the show on DVD.

The packaging is sturdy and beautifully presented, although I agree the discs are hard to remove.

Watched the Hendry episodes and I will echo what others have said - the remastering is amazing, and worth the purchase even if you have the series on DVD in previous formats. Can't wait to see how the colour eps look.

The bonus disc is a tad short on features for my liking, but I can understand that given so many other bonus features are on other discs.

Thanks to everyone involved in producing this - it's something to treasure.
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ordered the set for my birthday and it is affordable (look at the special features that are provided). It's never been released before and it is an opportunity to seize.
I couldn't believe my eyes when watching the tests (actresses trying to get a part after Diana Rigg) with Valerie Van Ost. She's so cute in the extract. And the quality is impressive, as if it'd been filmed nowadays. I wonder if the Bryce episodes would look the same if they're still part of this world at the moment.

Also the incredible galleries on the final disc (series 6) with photos from INVITATION TO A KILLING (Tara with a rifle, searching for Conrad), GREAT GREAT BRITAIN CRIME (Obviously, some material is missing in HOMICIDE AND OLD LACE).

Actually, I'm having a marathon for the celebration in Chichester. They planned a fan meeting (Friday 24th) with a quiz. Very Happy
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Richard73
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know if the bonus disc will be made available for those that bought the series boxsets? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure exactly but it appears that the bonus disc is sold with the entire series boxset only. I had asked the question before but it wasn't possible to get the disc.
A pity, I know. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few months back, while inquiring about the whereabouts of my series 5 corrected discs, I also asked about the possibility of a separate release for the exclusive bonus disc from the complete boxset and here was their full answer:

"Dear Mr Lefebvre

Thank you for your email.

We will be making a statement about this product shortly.

Please consult fansites and Amazon.co.uk for more information.

Many thanks

Customer Services"

Of course, it's now three months later and we haven't heard anything more about it, so I'm beginning to lose hope...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Macfly 77 - the best thing would be to ring them personally. I too was waiting ages, so I rang. The chap on the phone was very polite and apologised for the delay. The disc arrived three days later.
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Macfly77
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Halfhide wrote:
Hi Macfly 77 - the best thing would be to ring them personally. I too was waiting ages, so I rang. The chap on the phone was very polite and apologised for the delay. The disc arrived three days later.

Hi.
I actually meant that I hadn't heard about the possibility of a standalone bonus disc in 3 months. I received my replacement series 5 disc shortly after contacting them.
Sorry for the confusion, but thanks for the advice! Wink
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Brendan Jones
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My set arrived yesterday, and I'm far more impressed with the packaging than I thought I would be. The discs are held snugly and, given care, shouldn't get scratched. The 'book' is gorgeous.

I've also realised that I've now achieved a desire I've had since 2004- owning every episode of The Avengers on DVD. That was when I bought the first edition of Series 5 back in Australia, which sadly didn't sell well enough for the other series to be released. It's a great feeling!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know what you mean Brendan - I too now have the complete set. It's nice to be able to "dip" into any episode at any time! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would really like to buy this set but im concerned about it getting damaged in the post, could anyone recommend a good online retailer that packages well?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure but everytime I bought an item on Amazon.co.uk, it had travelled safely. I got the 50th anniversary box set from amazon and it wasn't damaged. Wink
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Allard
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Bear wrote:
I would really like to buy this set but im concerned about it getting damaged in the post, could anyone recommend a good online retailer that packages well?


Find out what the laws of your country say, good chance you're entitled to send it back and get a replacement or refund when you are sent a damaged good.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Find out what the laws of your country say, good chance you're entitled to send it back and get a replacement or refund when you are sent a damaged good.


Thank you, good point.
Looking around it seems that cavalcade-of-dvds have it the cheapest so I might have a look there.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just received my complete box set from Optimum direct and it thankfully arrived in good shape.

Mine has just come with an episode guide booklet is that correct?

I have heard other stories of people receiving a Diana comic is this true and should there be any other flyers in the box set?

thanks Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Bear wrote:


I have heard other stories of people receiving a Diana comic is this true and should there be any other flyers in the box set?



They were offered a Diana comic ? Surprised
Where did they buy the set because it's not included in the edition sold on Amazon? Crying or Very sad
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Cybernowt
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnSteedFr wrote:
Big Bear wrote:


I have heard other stories of people receiving a Diana comic is this true and should there be any other flyers in the box set?



They were offered a Diana comic ? Surprised
Where did they buy the set because it's not included in the edition sold on Amazon? Crying or Very sad


Apparently someone on Roobarb's bought it from Sainsbury's and it contained an exclusive Diana strip (just one complete strip though.. not all of them.)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep thats what I read too, still not sure if its true as nobody else seems to have one and I didn't think they produced it for the box set.
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lord_summerisle
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do Optimum intend to release the bonus disc separately? It seems a bit of a swizz for everyone who has purchased the sets individually.

Chris
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Brendan Jones
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Bear wrote:
Yep thats what I read too, still not sure if its true as nobody else seems to have one and I didn't think they produced it for the box set.


I got it in my set from Sainsburys. On the back, it says that the complete run of strips will be available in a trade paperback at the end of the year.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Bear wrote:
Yep thats what I read too, still not sure if its true as nobody else seems to have one and I didn't think they produced it for the box set.


I bought my copy from The Hut and it came with the Diana comic.
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