The Avengers - The '63 Collection: Set 3 (2-DVD)

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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 5 hours, 12 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1963
  • Label: A&E Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Clamshell
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Photo Gallery of Production Stills
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Selection

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Product Description:

The British television series THE AVENGERS ran from 1961 to 1969. It featured a stylish detective duo investigating bizarre crimes in hour-long mystery/adventure dramas. It also inspired the 1998 Hollywood film THE AVENGERS starring Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman. The original duo of anthropologist, marksman, and judo expert Cathy Gale (Honor Blackman) and undercover operative/man-about-town John Steed (Patrick Macnee) is on the case in six complete episodes from the '63 season.

Episodes include:

"Intercrime" - A bungled jewel heist leaves a robber in Steed's possession, leading Cathy to sneak around undercover in an attempt to infiltrate a sinister crime syndicate.

"Immortal Clay" - Disguised as connoisseurs of pottery, Clay and Steed investigate the unusual death of a spy. The secret formula for constructing unbreakable porcelain appears to be at stake, leading to a highly inventive plot which is packed full of intrigue.

"Box of Tricks" - When a magician's assistant winds up dead after a routine disappearing trick, Steed and Cathy have to work their own magic to solve the crime.

"Warlock" - An occult-obsessed rocket fuel expert disappears then ends up dead, leading Steed to conjure up some dark forces of his own to solve the mystery.

"The Golden Eggs" - A deadly viral strain is stolen from a laboratory, and with Steed hot on the heels of the thieves it's time for Cathy to learn some biochemistry before it's too late!

"School for Traitors" - Steed discovers that a series of suicides amongst university students looks more like murder, leading to some unpleasant revelations about a student organization.

Plot Keywords:

1960s | British Television | Cult | Espionage | Mystery | Series | Spy | Television / TV Series | Television Shows | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • Originally broadcast January 6 - February 10, 1963.
  • "Warlock" was originally written to introduce the character of Cathy Gale, but she actually appeared eleven episodes previously in "Death Dispatch."
  • Actor Peter Arne appears in two consecutively broadcast episodes on UK television, playing Cosmo Gallion in "Warlock," and Redfern in "The Golden Eggs."
  • Episodes during the entire 1963 season were broadcast out of sequence on their original UK air dates. For example, "Warlock" was the 5th episode to be produced, and "The Golden Eggs" the 19th, yet they were broadcast on consecutive weeks.
  • Cathy Gale (Honor Blackman) was only featured in the 63-64 seasons and was replaced by Emma Peel (Diana Rigg) 1965-1967.

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 733961701937
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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