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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:24 am    Post subject: Series 5 Blu-ray UK/German release (June 2015) Reply with quote

The official PR is out:

http://declassified.theavengers.tv/avengernews_studiocanal_bd_s5.htm

(Point of particular interest: The Diana Rigg interview conducted for British Legends of Stage and Screen is included on this Blu-ray set - previously not available on any Avengers title.)

THE AVENGERS - THE COMPLETE SERIES 5
STARRING DIANA RIGG AND PATRICK MACNEE

RELEASED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY ON 22ND JUNE 2015

John Steed (Patrick Macnee and Emma Peel (Diana Rigg) return as the incorrigible secret agents extraordinaire. Together they continue to defeat criminal masterminds and solve unfathomable mysteries in the original cult TV series The Avengers.

THE AVENGERS: THE COMPLETE SERIES 5 was seen as a game changer for two key reasons; first and foremost the transition into colour, having previously been shot in black and white, and it was also the last series starring Diana Rigg.

Sure to prompt a wave of nostalgia, THE AVENGERS: THE COMPLETE SERIES 5 seven disc box set includes the complete and uncut Series 5, on Blu-ray™ for the first time, jam packed with special features, including an interview with Diana Rigg, it is not to be missed when released this summer.

Extras:

• Exclusive audio commentaries with: scriptwriter/producer Brian Clemens on Murdersville, guest star Peter Wyngarde on Epic, scriptwriter Richard Harris on The Winged Avenger, Diana Rigg's stunt double, Cyd Child, on Return of the Cybernauts

• The Avengers – A Retrospective documentary

• Archive German TV interview with Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg

• Filmed episode introductions by Brian Clemens

• Episode trims from The Fear Merchants, Escape in Time, From Venus with Love and The See-Through Man

• ATV newsreel footage (Diana Rigg receives TV Award)

• The Avengers – They're Back archive trailer

• Granada Plus Points for each episode

• Episode Reconstructions for lost Series 1 episodes One for the Mortuary, Death on the Slipway, Tunnel of Fear and Dragonsfield

• Interview with Diana Rigg (extract from British Legends Of Stage & Screen)

• 1960s German Titles

• Stills galleries

Blu-ray tech specs:
Cert: PG / Combined running Time: 1350 mins approx / Colour /
Feature Aspect Ratio: 1:33:1 / 2.0 Mono CPCM / Region B /
English language / English HOH Subtitles
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Series 5 Blu-ray UK/German release (June 2015) Reply with quote

Alan wrote:
The official PR is out:

http://declassified.theavengers.tv/avengernews_studiocanal_bd_s5.htm

(Point of particular interest: The Diana Rigg interview conducted for British Legends of Stage and Screen is included on this Blu-ray set - previously not available on any Avengers title.)


Very welcome it is too. Thanks Alan.

Looking forward to this - I am starting to wonder if the bonus disc contents will make it to the BD releases. Maybe with S6?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see new treats will be offered on the bluray edition. We might get additional content for Series 6. I hope so, anyway! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For series 4 there were a couple of reviews that went up in advance. Has anyone heard about the same happening again now that we are nearing the release?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just received notice from Amazon.co.uk that mine has shipped (UK -> US). Final price was £41.48 + £3 shipping. I have Amazon prime, not sure if that affects the shipping price, which is quite reasonable either way.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wibblewobble wrote:
Just received notice from Amazon.co.uk that mine has shipped (UK -> US). Final price was £41.48 + £3 shipping. I have Amazon prime, not sure if that affects the shipping price, which is quite reasonable either way.


Same as mine, then. Mine was £41.48 + £3.44 shipping PLUS £11.12 VAT! Crying or Very sad And it hasn't shipped yet either.

Just received an invoice from eBay today as well. A mere $220. Last time I sold stuff there. Sorry for going completely off topic.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wibblewobble wrote:
Just received notice from Amazon.co.uk that mine has shipped (UK -> US). Final price was £41.48 + £3 shipping. I have Amazon prime, not sure if that affects the shipping price, which is quite reasonable either way.


Mine cost the same price and I'm not a Prime member.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watched some of this yesterday - interestingly, no splash screen with an option to select German this time (nor German subs/soundtrack that I can find) so appears to not be a direct port of the German release this time round.

Menu is a different design and an improvement, and although my initial impression was that the opening titles were a bit soft and over-brightened, the episode itself (The Fear Merchants) looked great, although there is always the unfortunate drop in quality when fades or dissolves are employed on the shot. Sometimes I wonder if the colour is a little too bright (the grass in the stadium is VERY green!) but, on balance, I think the series suits the high saturation well.

In summary, very pleased to have it - roll on S6 and, maybe one day, my personal favourite - The New Avengers!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We live in hope for The New Avengers to get some amazing restoration. I'm sure it would look stunning!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too a, really looking forward to series 6 as a big Tara fan. The DVD was v good indeed, some episodes looked almost hi def, so they will have work cut out to deliver a major improvement.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark A wrote:
Watched some of this yesterday - interestingly, no splash screen with an option to select German this time (nor German subs/soundtrack that I can find) so appears to not be a direct port of the German release this time round.

Menu is a different design and an improvement, and although my initial impression was that the opening titles were a bit soft and over-brightened, the episode itself (The Fear Merchants) looked great, although there is always the unfortunate drop in quality when fades or dissolves are employed on the shot. Sometimes I wonder if the colour is a little too bright (the grass in the stadium is VERY green!) but, on balance, I think the series suits the high saturation well.

In summary, very pleased to have it - roll on S6 and, maybe one day, my personal favourite - The New Avengers!
So there was no sound issues like there was on the Dvd's.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No pitch sound issues, according to a nice review over at Roobarb's. But the noise reduction is still there, it seems.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peabody wrote:
No pitch sound issues, according to a nice review over at Roobarb's. But the noise reduction is still there, it seems.
Thank you for that. Do you think it is worth waiting for a complete box set or to get the two out now and get the next set when it comes out.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnSteedFr wrote:
Nice to see new treats will be offered on the bluray edition. We might get additional content for Series 6. I hope so, anyway! Smile


yes, indeed...now only if say LIONSGATE in the U.S. would offer this...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NOEL wrote:
peabody wrote:
No pitch sound issues, according to a nice review over at Roobarb's. But the noise reduction is still there, it seems.
Thank you for that. Do you think it is worth waiting for a complete box set or to get the two out now and get the next set when it comes out.


I have no idea, but I can't imagine a big box set being cheaper than buying these sets individually. Studio Canal releases are always really expensive and they almost never drop in price. And who knows if they will ever release series 4-6 in a box set anyway?

I'm pretty sure I heard that Lionsgate have no plans to issue series 4 or 6 in the US.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

peabody wrote:
No pitch sound issues, according to a nice review over at Roobarb's. But the noise reduction is still there, it seems.


Link the above review please, did a search and can't find the site. Link any new reviews of the Avengers series 5 bluray review for that matter.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timlamb wrote:
peabody wrote:
No pitch sound issues, according to a nice review over at Roobarb's. But the noise reduction is still there, it seems.


Link the above review please, did a search and can't find the site. Link any new reviews of the Avengers series 5 bluray review for that matter.


It didn't seem too hard to find to me:
http://www.zetaminor.com/roobarb/showthread.php?31892-The-Avengers-on-Blu-ray&p=1930867&viewfull=1#post1930867
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in the U.S. that could have been the problem.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mousemeat wrote:
JohnSteedFr wrote:
Nice to see new treats will be offered on the bluray edition. We might get additional content for Series 6. I hope so, anyway! Smile


yes, indeed...now only if say LIONSGATE in the U.S. would offer this...


I hate to sound crass, but the odds of getting series 4 and 6 in the US just went up substantially with the death of Patrick Macnee. Definitely watching some series 4 avengers on bluray in his honor.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
We live in hope for The New Avengers to get some amazing restoration. I'm sure it would look stunning!


here ! here! that would be a lovely treat..to restore...I'm all for it.

U.S. release,please !
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