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The Avengers - Series 5 + 6 replacement discs
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oneknightsteed
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks supersimon. That is great news!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats great news. I haven't got the set yet but Tara is on her way to me as I type so I'm really looking forward to that.

I do think it would be a good idea if anyone on here (if anyone) has written one of the crucifying reviews that are appearing on Amazon etc, might like to add that there is going to be a replacement scheme. It does look so sad to see Series 5 and 6 with 2 and 3 star ratings a piece when they do so clearly deserve more.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simon, that is certainly encouraging news and sets my mind at ease as much as can reasonably be expected concerning the complete series set coming in March.

Thank you very much!

Agreed on the reviews, norw27! If these corrected discs meet to our satisfaction, we should certainly reward Optimum with due credit and rate the final product accordingly.

Now if we could just get this entire series in a reasonable state and start discussing the extras and content, I'd be most relieved. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news about Amazon getting corrected stock early next year. I will purchase as soon as I read here that it is safe to do so. Same goes for series 6 if Forget-Me-Knot is corrected as well.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

torishu wrote:


Now if we could just get this entire series in a reasonable state and start discussing the extras and content, I'd be most relieved. Wink


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

norw27 wrote:


I do think it would be a good idea if anyone on here (if anyone) has written one of the crucifying reviews that are appearing on Amazon etc, might like to add that there is going to be a replacement scheme. It does look so sad to see Series 5 and 6 with 2 and 3 star ratings a piece when they do so clearly deserve more.


Yes i absolutely agree with that. The series 6 set for example is fantastic (minus the odd sound on FMK) with some wonderful extras, commentaries and picture galleries with the picture looking AMAZING. There's been so much time and effort put into these releases by fans which they have done simply for the love of the show with regards bonus features and ensuring the prints are completely uncut.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

REVISED STATEMENT (ALSO ADDED TO FRONT OF THREAD):

AVENGERS SERIES 5 & 6 AUDIO ISSUE

It has come to our attention that the audio of all the Avengers Series 5 episodes and one episode (“THE FORGET-ME-KNOT” on Disc One) of Series 6 carries a pitch level that some people may feel is too high. We recognise that some viewers are dissatisfied with the current audio as it stands and so we have returned to each of the effected episodes and pitch shifted the sound throughout to a lower level that has now addressed the concerns raised.

The revised versions of the episodes will be ready from the beginning of January 2011 and if you wish to replace your current Series 5 discs and Disc One of Series 6 please send the your current discs (separate from the original packaging) with your return address and we will endeavour to return the new versions to you within two weeks from the beginning of January.

Please return your discs to:

The Avengers Series 5/6
Optimum Releasing
50 Marshall Street
London
W1F 9BQ

Many thanks

Optimum Releasing
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know if I was to buy series 5 from Amazon UK or HMV I would get the corrected discs in the set.
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Macfly77
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great! If only I had waited a few more days before sending my series 5 DVD's to Optimum (series 6 is currently in transit from the UK), I would have saved a little bit on shipping... oh, well.

mike654 wrote:
Does anyone know if I was to buy series 5 from Amazon UK or HMV I would get the corrected discs in the set.


According to the last post of the first page of this thread, it looks like retailers (online or not) will get the corrected versions eventually, but they definitely would not have them at this time.
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MRotten
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Macfly77 wrote:
Great! If only I had waited a few more days before sending my series 5 DVD's to Optimum (series 6 is currently in transit from the UK), I would have saved a little bit on shipping... oh, well.

mike654 wrote:
Does anyone know if I was to buy series 5 from Amazon UK or HMV I would get the corrected discs in the set.


According to the last post of the first page of this thread, it looks like retailers (online or not) will get the corrected versions eventually, but they definitely would not have them at this time.


Me, too. I sent my set back to Amazon UK just 2 days before the announcement. Oh well. I'll re-purchase in January; that's when the set will be safe to buy again, with the corrected speed on the episodes.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having been stung NZD50 by NZ post to send the series 1/2 faulty discs back, with no compensation by Optimum considering all these errors are their fault I've not bought another set yet.

Even the fault free series 3 isn't enough to convince to support them. Series 4, 5 and 6 all carry faults and they expect the consumer to send these back at their own expense? I'd rather not waste my money or my time.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cybermanz wrote:
Having been stung NZD50 by NZ post to send the series 1/2 faulty discs back, with no compensation by Optimum considering all these errors are their fault I've not bought another set yet.

I can't say I blame you for not buying any of Optimum's other Avengers releases, as NZD50 is really quite the rip-off.
The most it has cost me to return DVD's to Optimum was the series 5 DVD's which I returned last week in a small cardboard package (not sure why I feel the need to protect the discs, but I even put them in separate sleeves!) from the USA for $6.48 (which, at today's exchange rate is NZD 8.64).
It is annoying that we have to return the DVD's (even more so at our own cost), but I am extremely grateful that, unlike countless other companies, Optimum is addressing the problems (and in a timely fashion, too!).
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MRotten
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try US $14 to ship the set back to Amazon UK. Crying or Very sad It takes up to 3 weeks for them process a refund, in case anyone was curious.

Even with the flaws that we've had to contend with, this is the best presentation of the series, bar none. The package and menu graphics are cool. I think it is essential to use the original 1965 Avengers type font. That makes it authentic to me. I do wish someone had been assigned to proofread. Several typos on the packaging and the menu could have been caught.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Exchange of correspondence Reply with quote

supersimon wrote:
Retailers will have corrected versions in the new year.
Many thanks
Optimum Releasing


This is good news, thank you for passing along. Buying the sets in Jan or Feb will possibly also be cheaper online too!
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MRotten
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will probably spring for the massive box set; maybe not right away, but when the price drops a bit. The bonus disc is too tempting to ignore.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two Qs

Do we know what's on the bonus disc yet?

Is the complete box set a limited edition?
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MRotten
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
Two Qs

Do we know what's on the bonus disc yet?

Is the complete box set a limited edition?


The Avengers Complete Collection; Bonus Disc Extras -

The Golden Schlussel - rare short film starring Diana Rigg
The Mini-Killers - 4 part short film mini-series starring Diana Rigg
Director Laurence Bourne interview
Wish You Were Here? - Top Ten Avengers locations featurette
Death at Bargain Prices - alternate end tag
Hot Snow - Episode Reconstruction
Toy Trap - Episode Reconstruction
Newly discovered Series 5 archival trailer
German cinema trailer
Titan Avengers 50th Anniversary DVD booklet
Diana' Avengers Comic Strip booklet

Yes, it is a limited editon, which means it probably should be purchased sooner rather than later.
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Shanet
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a review of the special features available in the 50th year celebratory box set here:

http://www.horrorview.com/movie-reviews/avengers-the-series-six

There's also a review of the series 6 box set.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, thanks. I must have read it before, but I couldn't remember.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:13 pm    Post subject: REview Reply with quote

Lovely affectionate review, well worth a look
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