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The Complete Avengers: 50th Anniversary Edition (39 Discs)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still think you should try VLC in the meantime - connect it to your TV using the HDMI lead off your Blu-ray player, or a spare one if you've got one, and away you go.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mariocki's right. I'm a big fan of VLC. The only reason I can't use it for UK DVD's on my computer is that the drive hardware is recognised by my PC and it's the hardware setting to region 1 that is stopping me playing region 2... I'll try a decrypter as dissolute recommends.

There are some great British shows which the BBC won't bring out here, as - ironically - the market for old British shows is bigger in the US! That makes the non-release of the restored Avengers there even more bizarre. Perhaps Canal don't know how to market it so that it doesn't get confused with the comic characters of the same name! Makes the German and French decisions to change the title look quite clever, in hindsight!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mariocki wrote:
Still think you should try VLC in the meantime - connect it to your TV using the HDMI lead off your Blu-ray player, or a spare one if you've got one, and away you go.
Thank you for reminding me Mariocki! I have going in circles trying different things that I forgot! Really appreciate the reminder.

Franky, I think these companies must be so out of touch with reality. That is quite bizarre.
On amazon in US they are selling Mrs. Peel box sets only for $500 well over 300GBP. It is annoying but truly delighted that one can at least see the show with perseverance. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had bought that set back in 08 I believe for $100 than returned it as rumours circelated that the series was coming to bluray and possibly hddvd. Indeed Studio Canal is sitting on HD masters and has been for quite some time. I don't know who owns the rights to the series in the US if anyone does at all. Studio Canal distributes a lot through Lionsgate or maybe Acorn could pick up the rights. DVD releases for the Cathy Gale episodes and bluray for the Emma Peel and Tara King ones. Especially for a series this iconic and the shows shot on 35mm film it deserves far better than dvd.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the set now out of print?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Avengers-50th-Anniversary-Edition/dp/B00485D7WQ
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lando wrote:
Is the set now out of print?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Avengers-50th-Anniversary-Edition/dp/B00485D7WQ
Shocked Shocked
This is depressing. 264 GBP? I am so glad I got mine back in may when it was affordable--well sort of. Although I hope the German set is still in print. This has got to be a mistake! or at least i hope so!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few lucky people got this for 20 from Amazon a couple of months ago. Sadly, I wasn't so fortunate Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nor was I, though I'd already bought the individual sets. It seems it was a technical error and the set was mistakenly advertised at 20.71 for a few hours. A few lucky people bought it before it was rectified.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is looney. It just went down to 149.99 GBP.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
Mariocki's right. I'm a big fan of VLC. The only reason I can't use it for UK DVD's on my computer is that the drive hardware is recognised by my PC and it's the hardware setting to region 1 that is stopping me playing region 2... I'll try a decrypter as dissolute recommends.

There are some great British shows which the BBC won't bring out here, as - ironically - the market for old British shows is bigger in the US! That makes the non-release of the restored Avengers there even more bizarre. Perhaps Canal don't know how to market it so that it doesn't get confused with the comic characters of the same name! Makes the German and French decisions to change the title look quite clever, in hindsight!


canal has been sitting on some decent shows..and i swear , is at odds on how to market and promote.....
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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this is looney. It just went down to 149.99 GBP.


I haven't been keeping track of prices but right now it's GBP 124.61 on Amazon. Even cheaper on play.com though at GBP 105.00.

Is this a good deal?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right Nick. It seems to be fluctuating rapidly. Wonder what the heck is going on? For so long the price was very stable.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The price is fluctuating because the set is not sold by Amazon, but by third-party sellers who often only have one set to sell.
At this time, you can buy it for prices ranging from 119.99 (+ 1.26 UK delivery) to 350.00 (+ 1.26 UK delivery)!
The seller with the 350.00 set is the wonderfully named "5% OFF DISPLAYED ITEM PRICE! DISCOUNT APPLIED AT CHECKOUT *100% RATED SELLER - BUY WITH CONFIDENCE*".
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Amazon don't have stock then others will chance their arm by setting a ridiculous price in the hope that someone will fall for it. 105 is about right at the moment but personally I'd wait for it to drop below 100. I'm holding out for a Blu-ray (yes, I know Ill be waiting for a long time) anyway so I'm happy with my old Contender sets in the meantime.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mariocki wrote:
If Amazon don't have stock then others will chance their arm by setting a ridiculous price in the hope that someone will fall for it. 105 is about right at the moment but personally I'd wait for it to drop below 100. I'm holding out for a Blu-ray (yes, I know Ill be waiting for a long time) anyway so I'm happy with my old Contender sets in the meantime.



crap shoot in finding and getting one..at an decent price..I wish they would come out with a decent official release especially on blu-ray, and it did not cost one an arm or leg.
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New packaging Region 2 version released, instead of the "book" set: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Avengers-Complete-Collection-Slipcase-Amaray/dp/B00JF0V88E/ref=sr_1_6?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1399632837&sr=1-6&keywords=the+avengers+complete+collection
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, it is still so expensive there's no way I can justify it.
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It went down to 105 instead of 144 at one point, so when they get more stock in it may fluctuate. It's one of those variable sets that require frequent price checking, unfortunately.

Or put it on the birthday present list... I should've tried that (but I had to buy my own present)!
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I notice that the new set is 144 but the old one is 116.
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's because it's newer Smile
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