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THE AVENGERS (Warner Brothers Movie Widescreen Edition)

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Released: 5th April 1999 Distributor: Warner Home Video

Number of Discs: 1

RRP: 19.99
Region Code: 2 Media: Dual Layer DVD9
Packaging: 'Snapper' case later reissued in Amaray case

Content:

The Avengers (1998 Warner Bros. Movie)
Brief: This version omits the theatrical trailer that was included in the Region 1 version.

 

THE AVENGERS: The Definitive Dossier 1967 Files One and Two

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Released: 4th June 2001 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Discs: 2 RRP: 24.99
Region Code: 2 Media: Dual Layer DVD9
Packaging: Two 1-disc Amaray cases in card outer sleeve

Unused provisional box artwork

Episodes Series 5:

From Venus With Love
The Fear Merchants
Escape in Time
The See-Through Man
The Bird Who Knew Too Much
The Winged Avenger
Extras: Follow the Hat Information Feature (Granada Plus Points); Picture Galleries; Biographies; Trailer (Modern); The Strange Case of the Missing Corpse; Liner notes by Gareth Humphreys
Brief: This release was notoriously problematic, with video glitches, soundtrack encoding errors and a print of Escape in Time which was missing its closing tag scene. To their credit, Contender acted quickly and buyers were able to send their disc back and have a replacement sent, containing a complete print of Escape in Time.

  

THE AVENGERS: The Definitive Dossier 1967 Files Three and Four

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Released: 3rd September 2001 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Discs: 2 RRP: 24.99
Region Code: 2 Media: Dual Layer DVD9
Packaging: Two 1-disc Amaray cases in card outer sleeve

Episodes Series 5:

The Living Dead
The Hidden Tiger
The Correct Way to Kill
Never, Never Say Die
Epic
The Superlative Seven
Extras: Follow the Hat Information Feature (Granada Plus Points); Picture Galleries; Biographies; Trailer (Modern); Joachim Fuchsberger interviews Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg (1967 released as 'German Interview'); Liner notes by Gareth Humphreys

 
THE AVENGERS: The Definitive Dossier 1967 Files Five and Six

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Released: 26th December 2001 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Discs: 2 RRP: 24.99
Region Code: 2 Media: Dual Layer DVD9
Packaging: Two 1-disc Amaray cases in card outer sleeve

Episodes Series 5:

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station
Something Nasty in the Nursery
The Joker
Who's Who???
Return of the Cybernauts
Death's Door
Extras: Follow the Hat Information Feature (Granada Plus Points); Picture Galleries; Biographies; Trailer (Modern); Liner notes by Gareth Humphreys

THE AVENGERS: The Definitive Dossier 1967 Files Seven and Eight

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Released: 25th February 2002 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Discs: 2 RRP: 24.99
Region Code: 2 Media: Dual Layer DVD9
Packaging: Two 1-disc Amaray cases in card outer sleeve

Episodes Series 5:

The 50,000 Breakfast
Dead Man's Treasure
You Have Just Been Murdered
The Positive-Negative Man
Murdersville
Mission... Highly Improbable

Episodes Series 6:

The Forget-Me-Knot
Extras: Follow the Hat Information Feature (Granada Plus Points); Picture Galleries; Biographies; Trailer (Modern); Town Girl Linda Thorson 1968 promotional film; Liner notes by Gareth Humphreys
Brief: Following on from the prior releases in France and the USA, the 1968 episode The Forget-Me-Knot is included with the colour Emma Peel episodes. It was originally transmitted as the first episode of the Tara King episodes.

 
THE AVENGERS: The Definitive Dossier 1965 Files One and Two

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Released: 1st April 2002 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Discs: 2 RRP: 24.99
Region Code: 2 Media: Dual Layer DVD9
Packaging: Two 1-disc Amaray cases in card outer sleeve

Episodes Series 4:

The Town of No Return
The Gravediggers
The Cybernauts
Death at Bargain Prices
Castle De'ath
The Master Minds
Extras: Liner notes by Gareth Humphreys
Brief: From this point onward, Contender elected to author their own discs, using prints they had used for their previous VHS releases.

 
THE AVENGERS: The Definitive Dossier 1965 Files Three and Four

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Released: 3rd June 2002 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Discs: 2 RRP: 24.99
Region Code: 2 Media: Dual Layer DVD9
Packaging: Two 1-disc Amaray cases in card outer sleeve

Episodes Series 4:

The Murder Market
A Surfeit of H2O
The Hour That Never Was
Dial a Deadly Number
Man-Eater of Surrey Green
Two's A Crowd
Extras: Liner notes by Gareth Humphreys
 

 
THE AVENGERS: The Definitive Dossier 1966 Files One and Two

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Released: 5th August 2002 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Discs: 2 RRP: 24.99
Region Code: 2 Media: Dual Layer DVD9
Packaging: Two 1-disc Amaray cases in card outer sleeve

Episodes Series 4:

Too Many Christmas Trees
Silent Dust
The Girl from Auntie
The Thirteenth Hole
Quick-Quick Slow Death
The Danger Makers
The House That Jack Built
Extras: Liner notes by Gareth Humphreys
 

 
THE NEW AVENGERS: The Definitive Dossier 1976-77 Files One to Seven

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Released: 2nd September 2002 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Discs: 7 RRP: unknown
Region Code: 2 Media: Dual Layer DVD9
Packaging: Seven 1-disc Amaray cases in card outer sleeve

Episodes Complete Series 1 & 2:

The Eagle's Nest
The Midas Touch
Cat Amongst the Pigeons
Target!
To Catch a Rat

House of Cards
Last of the Cybernauts...??

Three Handed Game
Sleeper
Dirtier by the Dozen

Faces

Gnaws
The Tale of the Big Why
Dead Men Are Dangerous
Angels of Death
Medium Rare
The Lion and the Unicorn

Obsession

Trap
Hostage

K is for Kill
Part 1: The Tiger Awakes

Part 2: Tiger by the Tail
Complex

The Gladiators
Forward Base
Emily
Extras: Booklet by Gareth Humphreys
 

 
THE AVENGERS: The Definitive Dossier 1966 Files Three and Four

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Released: 9th September 2002 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Discs: 2 RRP: 24.99
Region Code: 2 Media: Dual Layer DVD9
Packaging: Two 1-disc Amaray cases in card outer sleeve

Episodes Series 4:

Room Without A View
Small Game for Big Hunters
A Touch of Brimstone
What the Butler Saw
A Sense of History
How to Succeed... at Murder
Honey for the Prince
Extras: Liner notes by Gareth Humphreys
 

 
THE AVENGERS: The Definitive Dossier 1968 Files One and Two

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Released: 16th September 2002 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Discs: 2 RRP: 19.99
Region Code: 2 Media: Dual Layer DVD9
Packaging: Two 1-disc Amaray cases in card outer sleeve

Episodes Series 6:

Invasion of the Earthmen
The Curious Case of the Countless Clues
Split!
Get-A-Way!
Have Guns Will Haggle
Look (Stop Me If You've Heard This One) But There Were These Two Fellers
My Wildest Dream
Whoever Shot Poor George Oblique Stroke XR40?
Extras: Liner notes by Gareth Humphreys
 

 
THE AVENGERS: The Definitive Dossier 1968 Files Three and Four

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Released: 7th October 2002 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Discs: 2 RRP: 19.99
Region Code: 2 Media: Dual Layer DVD9
Packaging: Two 1-disc Amaray cases in card outer sleeve

Episodes Series 6:

You'll Catch Your Death
All Done With Mirrors
Legacy of Death
They Keep Killing Steed
Wish You Were Here
Killer
The Rotters
The Interrogators
Extras: Liner notes by Gareth Humphreys
 

THE AVENGERS: The Definitive Dossier 1968 Files Five and Six

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Released: 10th March 2003 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Discs: 2 RRP: 19.99
Region Code: 2 Media: Dual Layer DVD9
Packaging: Two 1-disc Amaray cases in card outer sleeve

Episodes Series 6:

Super Secret Cypher Snatch
Game
False Witness
Noon Doomsday
The Morning After
Love All

Take Me to Your Leader

Stay Tuned
Extras: Liner notes by Gareth Humphreys
Brief: On first look, it appears that Contender released an extra long version of False Witness (it runs 52:13). No such luck. Its extended length is due to an NTSC transfer being used which runs at a slower frame rate.

 
THE AVENGERS: The Definitive Dossier 1968 Files Seven and Eight

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Released: 10th March 2003 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Discs: 2 RRP: 19.99
Region Code: 2 Media: Dual Layer DVD9
Packaging: Two 1-disc Amaray cases in card outer sleeve

Episodes Series 6:

Fog
Who Was That Man I Saw You With?
Pandora
Thingumajig
Homicide and Old Lace
Requiem
Take-Over
Bizarre
Extras: Liner notes by Gareth Humphreys
Brief: On first look, it appears that Contender released an extra long version of Pandora (it runs 51:54). No such luck. Its extended length is due to an NTSC transfer being used which runs at a slower frame rate.

 

THE AVENGERS: The Definitive Dossier 1963/64 Files One to Seven

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Released: 31st March 2003 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Discs: 7 RRP: 49.99
Region Code: 2 Media: Dual Layer DVD9
Packaging: Seven 1-disc Amaray cases in card outer sleeve

Episodes Complete Series 3:

Concerto
Brief for Murder
The Nutshell
The Golden Fleece
Death la Carte
Man With Two Shadows
Don't Look Behind You
The Grandeur That Was Rome
The Undertakers
Death of a Batman
Build a Better Mousetrap
November Five
Second Sight
The Secrets Broker
The Gilded Cage

The Medicine Men

The White Elephant

Dressed to Kill

The Wringer
The Little Wonders
Mandrake
Trojan Horse
The Outside-In Man
The Charmers
Esprit de Corps
Lobster Quadrille
Extras: Booklet by Gareth Humphreys

 

Unfortunately, Contender lost their licence to release The Avengers on 30th June 2003 before they could issue the complete set of surviving episodes on DVD. The episodes from Series 1 and 2 would not be released in the United Kingdom until 2009, when they were issued by StudioCanal (see separate page).

Compiled by Alan Hayes and David Hamilton

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