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THE AVENGERS VOL. 1

LUM2022

 

Released: 3rd October 1994 Distributor: Lumiere /
Polygram Video

Number of Cassettes: 1

RRP: $24.95

Episodes Series 4:

Town of No Return  

Episodes Series 5:

From Venus with Love  
 

Brief: These Australian VHS home video cassettes, distributed by Polygram, were direct ports of the UK Lumiere releases. They were marketed throughout the Australasian region (Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea and Pacific islands). The copyright dates on the reverse of the sleeves of these releases are misleading as they replicate the UK information, and do not refer to the year of the Australian ones!

 

THE AVENGERS VOL. 2

LUM2023

 

Released: 3rd October 1994 Distributor: Lumiere /
Polygram Video

Number of Cassettes: 1

RRP: $24.95

Episodes Series 4:

The Cybernauts  

Episodes Series 5:

Return of the Cybernauts  
 

 

THE AVENGERS VOL. 3

LUM2024

 

Released: 3rd October 1994 Distributor: Lumiere /
Polygram Video

Number of Cassettes: 1

RRP: $24.95

Episodes Series 4:

A Touch of Brimstone  

Episodes Series 5:

The Bird Who Knew Too Much  
 

 

 

THE AVENGERS VOL. 4

LUM2029

 

Released: 1995 Distributor: Lumiere /
Polygram Video

Number of Cassettes: 1

RRP: $24.95

Episodes Series 4:

Death at Bargain Prices  

Episodes Series 5:

Escape in Time  
 

 

THE AVENGERS VOL. 5

LUM2030

 

Released: 1995 Distributor: Lumiere /
Polygram Video

Number of Cassettes: 1

RRP: $24.95

Episodes Series 4:

Too Many Christmas Trees  

Episodes Series 5:

The Joker  
 

 

THE AVENGERS VOL. 6

LUM2031

 

Released: 1995 Distributor: Lumiere /
Polygram Video

Number of Cassettes: 1

RRP: $24.95

Episodes Series 4:

The Gravediggers  

Episodes Series 5:

The Living Dead  
 

 

 

THE AVENGERS VOL. 7

LUM2052

 

Released: 1996 Distributor: Lumiere /
Polygram Video

Number of Cassettes: 1

RRP: $24.95

Episodes Series 4:

The Danger Makers

Episodes Series 5:

The See-Through Man
 

 

THE AVENGERS VOL. 8

LUM2053

 

Released: 1996 Distributor: Lumiere /
Polygram Video
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: $24.95

Episodes Series 4:

Small Game for Big Hunters  

Episodes Series 5:

The Hidden Tiger  
 

  

THE AVENGERS VOL. 9

LUM2054

 

Released: 1996 Distributor: Lumiere /
Polygram Video
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: $24.95

Episodes Series 6:

Game
They Keep Killing Steed
 
 

 

Lumiere Pictures were bought out by UGC in 1996, by which time the Australian releases had stalled. The next release was issued by this new company in collaboration with Polygram Video.

 

 

THE AVENGERS EMMA PEEL COLLECTION

UGC0602
UGC0612
UGC0622

 

Released: 1997 Distributor: UGC / Polygram Video
Number of Cassettes: 3 RRP: unknown

 

Episodes Series 4:

Two's A Crowd
The House That Jack Built
The Hour That Never Was

Episodes Series 5:

Never, Never Say Die
Murdersville
Mission... Highly Improbable
 

Brief: Although Lumiere had sold their interest in The Avengers by the time of this release, Polygram's Emma Peel Collection replicated the earlier Lumiere title Emma Peel - Six of the Best. This gives rise to the suggestion that they had licensed these episodes from Lumiere and UGC allowed the release as long as it was rebadged with their logos and copyright.

 

Compiled by Alan Hayes
with thanks to Denis Kirsanov and Jamie Murrie

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