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UPDATES: December 9, 2014: Pre-order New Region 1 DVD boxset! - New links for both Australian DVD sets - Updated information and links in comics

 

 

 

FIREBALL XL-5 

 

PLEASE!  CAREFULLY READ THIS IMPORTANT NOTE FOR TAPES AND DVD: 

Be aware of the different Regions and recording Formats.  UK tapes and DVD are PAL format - and DVD discs are Region 2, which means that PAL TAPES ARE ONLY COMPATIBLE WITH UK VIDEO SYSTEMS AND REGION 2 DVD DISCS ARE ONLY COMPATIBLE WITH EUROPEAN PLAYERS --  THEY WILL NOT WORK IN US EQUIPMENT.  Unless you have a system that will enable you to, you will not be able to view these medias in North American machines, which use NTSC recording format, and Region 1 for DVD discs.  The same is true the other way around.  Please note that some DVD players can play any format.  Check the compatibility of your equipment before ordering.

 

Updates: December 9, 2014:

- Pre-order new Region 1 DVD boxset!

- Updates links for both Australian DVD boxsets.

- Updated information and links in Comics.

 

BLU-RAY / DVD

BOOKS

MODELS

COMICS

 

 

 

 

BLU-RAY / DVD

 

UNITED KINGDOM / EUROPE

 

FIREBALL XL5 - A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SPACE GENERAL - BLU-RAY (UK)

 

A colourized version of the fan-favourite episode in Blu-Ray.  Sold by Amazon.co.uk

 

Format: Blu-Ray, PAL - Region: Region 2 (may not be viewable outside Europe)
Language English
Number of discs: 1
UK Classification: U

Studio: Network
DVD Release Date: 26 Oct 2009
Run Time: 50 minutes

 

Added July 12, 2010

 

 

 

FIREBALL XL5 - THE COMPLETE SERIES SPECIAL EDITION DVD (U.K. Region 2 - PAL)

 

Released in 2009, this brand-new European set by Network is branded as a "Special Limited Edition". 

 

Sold by Amazon.co.uk

 

Format: Box set, Black & White, PAL, Region 2
Language English
Number of discs: 6
UK Classification: U
Studio: Network
DVD Release Date: 29 Jun 2009
Run Time: 975 minutes

 

Added July 12, 2010

 

 

 

 

FIREBALL XL-5 - THE COMPLETE SERIES DVD BOXSET (2003 EDITION, U.K, REGION 2 - PAL FORMAT)

 

Box set, Black & White

Region 2, PAL format
Language English
Number of discs: 5
UK Classification: U
Studio: ITV Studios Home Entertainment
Run Time: 975 minutes

DVD Release Date: 20 Oct 2003

 

 

GERRY ANDERSON:  THE MONOCHROME YEARS (17 DISCS BOX SET) - U.K. REGION 2, PAL FORMAT

 

This is the ultimate collection of all of Anderson TV Series filmed in black and white.  The 17 discs set, spanning from 1959 to 1962, contains the following shows:

 

  • Torchy The Battery Boy (Series 1)

  • Four Feather Falls

  • Supercar

  •  Fireball XL5

Format: Box set, original full screen presentation, Black & White, PAL, Region 2
Language English
Number of discs: 17
Classification: U
Studio: Network
DVD Release Date: 9 Oct 2006
Run Time: 2600 minutes

 

available online through AMAZON.CO.UK

 

Item added to this page, September 12, 2010

 

 

NORTH AMERICA (UNITED STATES / CANADA)

 

 

FIREBALL XL-5: THE COMPLETE SERIES DVD SET (PRE-SALE)

 

From the Shout! Factory website:

 

Blast off into the farthest reaches of space in Fireball XL5!

In the future, mankind has at last made its giant leap beyond the bonds of Earth. Under the supervision of the World Space Patrol, the galaxy and all its wonders are finally being explored by a fleet of spaceships unlike anything we have had before. Under the command of the rugged Captain Steve Zodiac, the fleet’s flagship Fireball XL5 investigates the deepest corners of Galactic Sector 25 in search of faraway planets, alien life and adventure.

Another distinctive creation from the mind of producer Gerry Anderson (Thunderbirds, Stingray, Captain Scarlet), Fireball XL5 debuted in 1962 and soon became a favorite of young viewers with one eye aimed at the television and the other on the rapidly growing Space Race. Anderson’s famous SUPERMARIONATION technique is of course on full display here, offering its unique look and style to the adventures of Colonel Zodiac and his crew. All thirty-nine fantastic tales from Fireball XL5 - in glorious black and white - are presented here in an out of this world box set.

 

 

Eleven years after the A&E boxset,  Shout! Factory / Timeless Media Group released a brand-new DVD box set of 'Fireball XL-5, at a low, very affordable price.

 

This is the third title of Shout! Factory's 'Gerry Anderson Collection' to be announced for 2015 (the first two being 'Stingray' and 'Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons'), which will be released in March 10th, 2015.

 

Produced by Gerry Anderson
Format: Dolby, NTSC
Region: Region 1
Number of discs: 5
Studio: Shout! Factory / Timeless Media
DVD Release Date: March 10, 2015
Run Time: 950 minutes

 

EXTRAS:

Commentary by director Alan Patillo on "Space City Special"
Commentary by voice artist David Graham on "Doomed Planet"

Featurette - "The Noble Art of Fireball XL5" with comic strip artist Mike Noble

 

You can pre-buy the copy at Amazon.com

 

Added December 9, 2014

 

 

 FIREBALL XL-5 - THE COMPLETE SERIES DVD BOXSET - 2003 EDITION

 

 

Actors: Paul Maxwell, Sylvia Anderson
Writers: Sylvia Anderson, Gerry Anderson
Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Box set, Black & White, Closed-captioned, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 5
Studio: A&E Home Video
DVD Release Date: February 25, 2003
Run Time: 1014 minutes

 

EXTRAS: 

Commentary by director Alan Patillo on "Space City Special"
Commentary by voice artist David Graham on "The Doomed Planet"
Featurette: "The Noble Art of TV21" with artist Mike Noble
Production stills photo gallery
 

 

 

AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND

 

FIREBALL XL5 - THE COMPLETE SERIES (5 DISCS AUSTRALIAN DVD BOX SET)

 

You still can get copies of this rare DVD set at Amazon.com !

 

 

Special Features:
Stills Gallery
Umbrella Trailers

5 discs

Released: 03 May 2006
Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Fullscreen
Transfer Format: 4:3 (Black and White)

PAL Format, Region: 0
Year: 1962
Distributor: Shock
Australian Rating: G
Languages: English, Subtitles: English - HI
Running Time: 975 mins


New buying link: December 3, 2014.

 

 

THE GERRY ANDERSON COLLECTION (SUPERCAR/FIREBALL XL5, SECRET SERVICE) 14 DISCS BOX SET (AUSTRALIA)

 

You still can get copies of this rare DVD set at  Amazon.co.uk

 

 

Special Features:
Full Boost Vertical: The Supercar Story, CGI A.P Films Studio tour, Textless Titles,
Clips and Titles in French and Spanish, Colourised Suprcar and Fireball XL5 footage
Stills Gallery, TV Spots

Released: Sunday, 02 December 2007
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Fullscreen, Transfer Format: 4:3
Region: 0
Distributor: Shock
Rating: PG
Languages: English, Subtitles: English - HI
Running Time: 2275 mins

 

New buying link: December 3, 2014.

 

 

 

BOOKS

 

OUT OF TIME - BY ROBIN DAY (Novel)

"In 1961, an arch criminal plots to steal a revolutionary top secret aircraft, that is decades ahead of its time.
But in the blink of an eye the amazing vehicle is transported literally more than a century ahead of its time, where it is little more than a curious antique - along with its hapless pilot and passenger, who soon find themselves not only very out of place in the year 2064 - but fast running out of time..."
In case you haven't guessed... The aircraft in question is Supercar.

Paperback, 184 pages. Cover artwork by Pauline Day.
£6.75

To order this book go to the Space City Sales page and follow the ordering information.

Added to this page: February 22, 2011.

Visit the Space City website.

 

 

MODELS

 

 

 

FIREBALL XL5 DIE-CAST METAL REPLICA

 

 

Highly detailed and faithful replica of Fireball XL5. 

Die-cast metal construction.  High quality collectible.

 

 

Manufacturer: Product Enterprise

 

Added July 12, 2010

 

 

 

COMICS

 

In preparation from Misc!MAYHEM - who are already publishing the "Supercar" comics series - Fireball XL-5 will be a seven parts (0 to 6) mini-series, telling "the story of how a brash young lieutenant named Steve Zodiac first meets the lovely Dr. Venus, and fulfills his destiny to become the commander of the fabulous FIREBALL XL5."  You can say from the artwork shown here that this comic will be nothing short than  fabulous!

The mini-series will be available soon, at your local comic store, at the Star Trader online store or, for U.S. directly through SHOPPE MAYHEM!, Misc!MAYHEM online store. 

CANCELLED

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UPDATE: DECEMBER 3, 2014:

 

Those of you interested in the "U.F.O.",  "Fireball XL-5" and "Supercar" comics  by   Misc!MAYHEM  may be wondering what happened with those titles, which had not appeared as they were announced.   Only Number 0 of "Supercar" has been published. You can currently buy it at Star Trader

 

Unfortunately, all the other series have been cancelled.

 

However, the Fireball comic story is available in PDF format.  You can find it on the Fireball XL-5 Fan fiction page, under the title "The Fastest Guy Alive".

 

 

 

 

 

Following sections added May 25, 2003:

 

OTHER MERCHANDISES

Other Fireball XL5  merchandises could be found by browsing the pages of the Star Trader online catalogue... 

 

 

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