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Allard
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:08 am    Post subject: Dutch DVD releases Reply with quote


Great news for all Dutch speaking Avengers lovers A-Film finally is continuing their release of the Avengers on DVD.

Starting in 2003 with the Peel colour episodes and soon followed by the Tara King episodes were first released, fans had to wait until 2007 for the next release, which was the second season.

Now they finally more or less completed the collection, on October the 23rd seasons three and four are going on sale. Each in a seven DVD box, for just 25 euro's. Which will probably mean little or no extras as usual but if it comes in the same strong box as season two, that would be just fine with me.

Now all that is missing is the New Avengers and Hot Snow and Girl on the Trapeze. Although I find the quality of the discs very good (or excellent) not one extra has been featured until now, only the same filmographies of Macnee, Rigg, Thorson and Gale on every disc!

The Peel colours and the Tara King's are also re-released, I am guessing in one (strong?) box now and not the four standard boxes from 2003.

For those of you who are wondering, the DVD's will be original sound with subtitles. Only children's programmes are dubbed in the Netherlands.

Another thing; They are already being offered on eBay, my fair warning, don't overpay!

Information about the old season 2 DVD box
Information about the new season 3 DVD box
Information about the new season 4 DVD box
Information about the reissued Peel colour DVD box
Information about the reissued Tara King DVD box



Season Four on Bol.com
Season Three on Bol.com

(For info on other Avengers DVD's just search for "Wrekers" on these sites.)



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY super exciting news Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This does mean I am going to face the dilemma, whether I am going to buy them and put my season three and four Contender DVD's on eBay.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And just in time for my birthday, which is November 1st Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right I'm confused. On the dvd box for series 5, it shows a picture of Tara..
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think bol.com just messed things up. Go by what's on the A-Film website, I would say.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:09 am    Post subject: Hi to all Reply with quote

Hi. I have a few questions about the dutch DVD sets.
Is it possible to post an example of what the picture quality looks like? Are the picture transfers better than the ones from A&E or Contender?
Do all the Peel Color eps have the "The Avengers in Colour" Bumper at the very beginning?..
Since they donīt do dubbing in NL, the episodes will have their original english credits, not like in France, where they use french credits in horrible quality?
And last thing - are the subtitles removable?

Lots of questions for a first-timer in this message board, sorry
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I can't answer any of your questions Catweazle, don't worry about asking too many questions. That's the fun of this forum! I have a list of about a thousand questions, give or take five hundred or so, for Andrew Pixley, but because I'm such a nice person, I'm only sending off a hundred or so at a time. Laughing

Anyway, welcome to the boards, ask your questions, and have fun. We have lots of experts here who are more than generous in helping out with answers.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:36 am    Post subject: Re: Hi to all Reply with quote

Catweazle wrote:
Hi. I have a few questions about the dutch DVD sets.
Is it possible to post an example of what the picture quality looks like? Are the picture transfers better than the ones from A&E or Contender?
Do all the Peel Color eps have the "The Avengers in Colour" Bumper at the very beginning?..
Since they donīt do dubbing in NL, the episodes will have their original english credits, not like in France, where they use french credits in horrible quality?
And last thing - are the subtitles removable?

Lots of questions for a first-timer in this message board, sorry
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I am glad you asked!

I'll try and help you as much as possible. I own the Dutch releases of season two and the Peel colours and the Tara Kings.
The Peel colours and the Tara Kings i have in series of 4 and 5 boxes, they are now being re-issued in one box each.
Although I simply do not know for sure, I am sure for 99% that the DVD's are the same. Just the packing has changed.

With the A-Film DVD's I never had one single playback issues. Something which I can not say for the Contender DVD's.

Two minor things:
Yes they all feature the Avengers in Color intro screen every time.
One odd thing though the Pandora has the Italian title screen.
And on one DVD the menu links to the Rotters and Invasion of Earth Men are mixed up, but they are both on the disc.

A bit annoying though is the low quality of the episode descriptions:
The episode description for The Joker and Something Nasty in the Nursery are mixed up, and The Joker's description is closer to the House That Jack Built.

The titles and credits are original and complete.
Subtitles can be switched off (at least on my DVD player, so I guess on any other too).

Picture quality, I am not expert on this and I can certainly not draw a comparison between DVD releases because I do not own double sets.

The Peel colours are good in my experience. The Tara King's are generally good but some (episodes or moments) are a bit disappointing.
By that I mean you expect a bit more now a days when it says remastered.

But I am very happy with them because the picture and sound quality is absolutely acceptable (or very good for 40 year old material). And I never had playback issues. The boxes are of good quality as are the DVD's. And this more important to me then a few extras.

Feel free to ask more questions.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Allard wrote:
I think bol.com just messed things up. Go by what's on the A-Film website, I would say.


Wouldn't be the first time bol.com messes something up. I feel so tempted to order a few dvd boxes, since I'll get my student finances for October tomorrow Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, be a real student and blow the money.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I went to London last weekend and saw French & Saunders twice (!) so I'm actually kinda broke. I might just wait until my birthday or Christmas..
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am quite amazed at it's prize 20 euro's for a whole season, is a bargain any day.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just gonna comment on the price, it's so cheap! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the quick reply! Smile
I actually forgot one of the most important questions: I assume the episodes are uncut?
If so, i am gonna get my greedy little paws on those sets! hrhr

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do they still have the images ripped off my website on the navigation menus? Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If that's the case, it illustrates how much help they get from Canal+... i.e. precious little.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dissolute wrote:
Do they still have the images ripped off my website on the navigation menus? Sad


I thought so once, well perhaps the best way is to see it as a compliment.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Catweazle wrote:
Thanks for the quick reply! Smile
I actually forgot one of the most important questions: I assume the episodes are uncut?
If so, i am gonna get my greedy little paws on those sets! hrhr

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'm gonna buy myself series 2 for my birthday, which is in 8 days Very Happy
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