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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:16 pm    Post subject: Emma Peel Megaset US Rerelease Reply with quote

Read about it here:

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Avengers-Complete-Emma-Peel-Megaset/18758

I sure wish it was all the Avengers plus New Avengers megaset...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Emma Peel Megaset US Rerelease Reply with quote

Borgus Weems wrote:
Read about it here:

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Avengers-Complete-Emma-Peel-Megaset/18758

I sure wish it was all the Avengers plus New Avengers megaset...


Truly amazing. It's long overdue.But the problem is still that the other 88 episodes are missing. Oh plus TNA Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So they're using Optimum's cover scheme... Anyone know if they're using Optiumum's BONUS MATERIAL, too??? I hope so!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like a misleading repackaging. If those were the remastered version, they would not come as half the price of the UK set.

Also, EP years are 2 seasons, not three.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

seventeen wrote:
It looks like a misleading repackaging. If those were the remastered version, they would not come as half the price of the UK set.

Also, EP years are 2 seasons, not three.


They're probably following David K. Smith's pattern for the season breaks - a theory I disagree with, but an odd choice to go against the way in which the series has been marketed everywhere else in the world.

Can't imagine that they'll still be using the old masters, even if the new ones are not entirely perfect either.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:01 am    Post subject: Re: Emma Peel Megaset US Rerelease Reply with quote

anti-clockwise wrote:
Truly amazing. It's long overdue.But the problem is still that the other 88 episodes are missing. Oh plus TNA Rolling Eyes


I suspect that now this one's announced, the other series will follow. Historically, the Emma Peel series have always been marketed first in the USA.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brisco wrote:
So they're using Optimum's cover scheme... Anyone know if they're using Optiumum's BONUS MATERIAL, too??? I hope so!


That's what I was wondering. This is the first time an A&E Avengers release has adopted someone else's packaging scheme--they stuck to their designs all the way from the VHS releases to the second version of the Megaset. Maybe region one will finally catch up. Though from what they've said so far, it sounds like it's a straight rerelease of the old megaset.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Timeless A-Peel wrote:
Though from what they've said so far, it sounds like it's a straight rerelease of the old megaset.


That's it, Jay, I also thought about it. Very Happy
We will wait for the general list of characteristics of DVD-box, but I think there will not be anything new. Simply, repacking.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The characteristic are given in the presse release. No mention of a remastering = repackaging. It's worded quite clearly. I smell a last release before they lose the rights and someone else put out the remastered stuff.

As for the 3 seasons thing, this is absurd, A&E always sold this stuff as two seasons, as do the english, as do the french etc.

If they are following here the american seasons, then the third Diana Rigg season has to includes 6 extra Tara episodes as well, with the US opening orange credits. That would make it 57 episodes instead of 51.

That silly season extra theory is just fans wish. I worked with StudioCanal and they double checked with me, early when they released the series, that the Emma Peel would still be regarded as two seasons only to avoid confusion.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

seventeen wrote:
The characteristic are given in the presse release. No mention of a remastering = repackaging. It's worded quite clearly. I smell a last release before they lose the rights and someone else put out the remastered stuff.


But they lost the rights five years ago. This is clearly a new licensing.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would they not mention the remastering? That's "bizarre" isn't it? I will ask my contact at StudioCanal.

Edit: I think they say 3 seasons because they include forget me knot
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that the "3 Seasons" claim is probably because of the inclusion of "Forget Me Knot," but that's definitely misleading.

Adding up the numbers, 16 discs is the exact same as the old A&E Emma Peel Megaset (minus the bonus disc), whereas the two Peel seasons from Optimum would add up to 14 discs (perhaps plus one more to include "The Forget Me Knot"), so I'm afraid that's a further indication that this is just a repackaging of what was already out there.

That said, it does seem odd that, as Alan points out, A&E would re-license the material and reject the remasters! The only real hope I can think of is the example of their Prisoner releases. When they put out the Prisoner Blu-rays with all of Network's bonus content, they simultaneously reissued their own old DVD set with identical packaging to the Blu-rays, but none of the new bonus material. Could it be possible that they're playing a similar strategy here, and plan to release the remastered Optimum versions on Blu-ray, along with the Optimum bonus content and the same cover art? I'll admit that's wishful thinking and seems unlikely because A&E has never led the way in terms of high-def releases of British cult shows. In the past, they've followed Network's lead with The Prisoner and Space: 1999. But maybe--just maybe--they've got a Blu-ray in the pipeline (perhaps in concert with an Optimum BD release of the filmed seasons), but wanted to jump the gun with their DVD reissue to capitalize on Dame Diana's newfound U.S. recognition thanks to Game of Thrones and Doctor Who? We can only hope...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Received my copy of this set today. I can confirm that this is a repackaging of the previous releases. DVD menus are the same as used before. Still represents good value for money though, but the choice of artwork certainly could be seen to be a little misleading as it's the same format as used on the UK Optimum sets.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds disappointing. I am so glad I went for the multi regional player and the 50th anniversary collection.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

anti-clockwise wrote:
Sounds disappointing. I am so glad I went for the multi regional player and the 50th anniversary collection.


After that, who needs anything less?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MRotten wrote:
anti-clockwise wrote:
Sounds disappointing. I am so glad I went for the multi regional player and the 50th anniversary collection.


After that, who needs anything less?
Laughing LOL!

Even if I have all the good stuff, still don't like last decades DVD's re done.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brisco wrote:
I agree that the "3 Seasons" claim is probably because of the inclusion of "Forget Me Knot," but that's definitely misleading.

Adding up the numbers, 16 discs is the exact same as the old A&E Emma Peel Megaset (minus the bonus disc), whereas the two Peel seasons from Optimum would add up to 14 discs (perhaps plus one more to include "The Forget Me Knot"), so I'm afraid that's a further indication that this is just a repackaging of what was already out there.

That said, it does seem odd that, as Alan points out, A&E would re-license the material and reject the remasters! The only real hope I can think of is the example of their Prisoner releases. When they put out the Prisoner Blu-rays with all of Network's bonus content, they simultaneously reissued their own old DVD set with identical packaging to the Blu-rays, but none of the new bonus material. Could it be possible that they're playing a similar strategy here, and plan to release the remastered Optimum versions on Blu-ray, along with the Optimum bonus content and the same cover art? I'll admit that's wishful thinking and seems unlikely because A&E has never led the way in terms of high-def releases of British cult shows. In the past, they've followed Network's lead with The Prisoner and Space: 1999. But maybe--just maybe--they've got a Blu-ray in the pipeline (perhaps in concert with an Optimum BD release of the filmed seasons), but wanted to jump the gun with their DVD reissue to capitalize on Dame Diana's newfound U.S. recognition thanks to Game of Thrones and Doctor Who? We can only hope...



i am hoping for a decent blu ray release..until then, sticking with my original a & e peel mega set on dvd
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone seen or read any reviews of the new A&E Reissued US DVD set?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw the set on sale at my local Sam's Club several weeks ago. It looks like a lot of the discs are stacked one on top of each in the box. Can this be confirmed?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Johnson wrote:
I saw the set on sale at my local Sam's Club several weeks ago. It looks like a lot of the discs are stacked one on top of each in the box. Can this be confirmed?


Ouch! If this is true, it is pretty awful!!
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