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Updates: July 6, 2014: DVD/BLU-RAY - INDESTRUCTIBLE HEROES: "The Wolverine" discs added - BOOKS: "For Catherine", by Elizabeth Morgan /// March 28, 2013: DVD: "The Paul Temple Black and White Collection (Region 2) - "The Vise" (Region 2) - March 3rd, 2013:  Books: "Earth Child: The E.D. Piper Chronicles (Volume 1)", by Laura J Kaighn - DVD/Blu-Ray Mars and Martian Invaders: "John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars"

 

 

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This page doesn't list merchandise from the many Gerry Anderson's universes (except for one or two mentions), but instead, offers to fans a samples of items that are somehow related to one aspect of another to the TV series "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons".  You will find here available movies, or TV shows, that features actors who were part of the series; movies, TV series or books of a related subject or themes (alien invasions, mind and body control, indestructibility, etc.) This list is not exhaustive, of course, and might grow in the future to include other items as well.  Readers of this page are invited to present their own suggestions of what could be added here.  Just drop us a note at scarlet1bishop@hotmail.com with your suggestions, and we will check them out!

   

July 6, 2014: New items listed in DVD/BLU-RAY/AUDIO : INDESTRUCTIBLE HEROES and in BOOKS

 

Check the stars for newest items.

 

 

DVD/BLU-RAY / AUDIO BOOKS:

CAST-FEATURED MOVIES/TELEVISION SERIES/AUDIO

RELATED THEMES: INDESTRUCTIBLE HEROES

RELATED THEMES: ALIEN POSSESSION AND SUBSTITUTION

RELATED THEMES: MARS AND MARTIAN INVADERS

SIMILAR ANIMATION TECHNIQUES

JUST FOR THE HECK OF IT

 

BOOKS

 

GAMES

 

 

DVD/BLU-RAY/AUDIO BOOKS

 

 

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.

 

CAST-FEATURED MOVIES/TELEVISION SERIES/AUDIO

 

The cast of "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons" and "New Captain Scarlet" also starred in various works before and after the series.  It is not the aim of this website to make a complete list of their works, but rather, to present movies and TV series of more importance, or that made an impact in the world of television and cinema, and where the artist in question was greatly featured.

 

 

 

THE PAUL TEMPLE BLACK AND WHITE COLLECTION - DVD (U.K., REGION 2, PAL)

 

Starring Francis Matthews, the voice of Captain Scarlet.

 

Stylish, cool, incisive - protective of his loving wife Steve - Paul Temple was an exemplary crime writer turned crime solver who operated like a cross-between Miss Marple and Poirot with the slick cutting-edge style of The Saint. This collection captures the final five episodes of the classic TV series: The Guilty Must Die, Game, Set and Match, Long Ride to Red Gap, Winner Take All, Critics, Yes! But This is Ridiculous!

 

Item added March 28, 2013

 

 

Format: PAL
Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 2
Classification: PG
Studio: Acorn Media UK
DVD Release Date: 2 April 2012
Run Time: 250 minutes

 

This DVD transfer contains some imperfections found in the original material.

 

DVD Extras
• Francis Durbridge Biography
• Selected Cast Filmographies
• Subtitles

 

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THE PAUL TEMPLE COLLECTION - DVD (U.K., REGION 2, PAL)

 

Starring Francis Matthews, the voice of Captain Scarlet.

 

Acorn Media steps back in time to a world of cool glamour and intrigue with the DVD release of Francis Durbridge's The Paul Temple Collection. The unflappable and irrepressible crime writer turned sleuth Paul Temple (Francis Matthews) and his captivating wife Steve (Ros Drinkwater) form a formidable team in this retro detective drama. This four disc special edition features the eleven surviving colour episodes of the series.

Durbridge licensed the character to the BBC, which from 1964 made 64 TV episodes starring Francis Matthews as Paul Temple, assisted by Ros Drinkwater as his wife Steve. 52 parts of the series were co-produced with the German television station ZDF, making it the very first international co-production of the TV era. The theme tune of the television series was written by British composer Ron Grainer.

 

Item added August 30, 2010

 

 

Actors: Francis Matthews, Ros Drinkwater
Format: Box set, PAL
Region: Region 2
Number of discs: 4
Classification: 12
Studio: Acorn Media
DVD Release Date: 6 July 2009
Run Time: 546 minutes
 

Extras:

- ’Being Paul Temple’ an exclusive interview with Francis Matthews
-  The Women of Paul Temple and Fashion Statements image galleries
-  Francis Durbridge biography
 

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DRACULA, PRINCE OF DARKNESS - DVD

 

Starring Francis Matthews, the voice of Captain Scarlet, and Charles Tingwell, the voice of Doctor Fawn.

 

Francis Matthews is the hero facing the famous vampire, and Charles Tingwell, his brother, n this Hammer Productions, the second of their Dracula series.

 

When two couples of English travellers visit Carlstad, they  ignore many warnings, and end up spending the night at a local castle.  They soon find out that the gracious host, Klove (Philip Latham), has a hidden agenda. Apparently the castle's owner, Count Dracula (Christopher Lee), passed on 10 years before, but has been waiting for an opportunity such as this to return to the world. Bloodcurdling mayhem ensues...

 

Actors: Christopher Lee, Francis Matthews, Charles Tingwell, Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley, Suzan Farmer
Director: Terence Fisher

 

Item added August 30, 2010

 

 

U.K., REGION 2, PAL

 

Format: Anamorphic, Colour, PAL, Widescreen, Region 2
Language English
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 15
Studio: Optimum Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 23 Oct 2006
Run Time: 86 minutes

 

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NORTH AMERICA - NTSC, REGION 1

 

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WIDESCREEN EDITION

 

Format: Color, Dolby, DVD, Letterboxed, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1
Language: English,  French
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
DVD Release Date: October 21, 1998
Run Time: 90 minutes

 

DVD-R ON DEMAND COPY

 

Format: NTSC
Region: All Regions
Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment
DVD Release Date: March 9, 2009
Run Time: 90 minutes
 

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DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS / SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA (TWO MOVIES EDITION)

 

Format: Color, DVD, Limited Edition, NTSC, Region 1
Language: English, French
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
DVD Release Date: January 13, 2004
Run Time: 175 minutes

 

 

 

RASPUTIN, THE MAD MONK - DVD

 

Starring Francis Matthews.

 

This other Hammer Productions movie is worth mentioning as it was filmed at the same time as "Dracula, Prince of Darkness", using some of the same set and most of the same actors.  Francis Matthews is one of the conspirators set to break the influence of Mad Monk Rasputin on the Tsarina.  Not all historically faithful, but a good, enjoyable movie for Hammer fans.

 

Actors: Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Richard Pasco, Francis Matthews, Joss Ackland
Directors: Don Sharp

 

Item added August 30, 2010

 

U.K., REGION 2, PAL


Format: Anamorphic, Colour, PAL, Widescreen, Region 2
Language English
Region: Region 2
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 15
Studio: Optimum Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 23 Oct 2006
Run Time: 87 minutes

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NORTH AMERICA - NTSC, REGION 1

 

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ALL REGIONS

 

Format: Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, DVD, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1
Language: English, French
Region: All Regions
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
DVD Release Date: November 2, 1999
Run Time: 91 minutes

 

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THE DEVIL RIDES OUT/RASPUTIN THE MAD MONK

 

Format: Color, DVD, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: G (General Audience)
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
DVD Release Date: July 27, 2004
Run Time: 187 minutes

 

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THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN - DVD

 

Starring Francis Matthews.

 

Yet another Hammer Productions movie.  In this sequel to "Curse of Frankenstein", Francis Matthews plays the doctor's assistant, as Frankenstein, (played by the excellent Peter Cushing) escaping his death by guillotine from the previous film, continues his nefarious experiments. This movie is considered one of the best of the Hammer's Frankenstein franchise.

 

Actors: Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews, Eunice Gayson, Michael Gwynn, John Welsh
Directors: Terence Fisher

 

Item added August 30, 2010

 

U.K., REGION 2, PAL


Format: Anamorphic, Colour, Dubbed, PAL, Subtitled, Widescreen, Region 2
Language English
Subtitles: Arabic, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 12
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 19 Aug 2002
Run Time: 87 minutes

 

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NORTH AMERICA -  NTSC, REGION 1

Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 encoding
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated:
Studio: Sony Pictures
DVD Release Date: August 13, 2002
Run Time: 89 minutes
 

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THE ADVENTURES OF SEXTON BLAKE - BBC AUDIO (AUDIO CD)

Item added July 22, 2011

 

Starring Wayne Forester, the voice of New Captain Scarlet.

 

  A BBC Radio 2's action-packed deafening romp with 40 minutes of previously unbroadcast story! Follow the hilarious adventures of detective Sexton Blake, (Simon Jones, "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy") and his assistant Tinker (Wayne Forester, "Captain Scarlet"), as they battle evil masterminds, thieves and other fiends.

Audio CD
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd; Unabridged edition (7 May 2009)
Language English

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U.F.O. - DVD

 

Starring Ed Bishop, the voice of Captain Blue.

 

In all the series created by Gerry Anderson, U.F.O. is one of the most recognised, well-remembered, and beloved series.  It's not only regarded as one of Anderson's best, but also as one of the best science-fiction television series of all time.  The first live action TV series, it featured Ed Bishop, the voice of Captain Blue, as tough-as-nails Commander Ed Straker.   As a Gerry Anderson production, the available merchandises of this series have been listed on its own page, instead of this page.  So you just need to follow this link to check it out.

 

Item added August 30, 2010

 

 

PHILIP MARLOWE - BBC RADIO CRIMES (AUDIO-BOOKS)

Items added September 12, 2010

 

 

Starring Ed Bishop, the voice of Captain Blue.

 

Ed Bishop starred as Philip Marlowe, in these BBC radio drama adaptations of the original novels written by Raymond Chandler. Under the title "BBC Presents: Philip Marlowe", the series ran from 1977 to 1978, and again in 1988. The radio show adapted six out of the seven Philip Marlowe novels, which were adapted by Bill Morrison and produced by John Tydeman.  The ten year gap between the release of "The Long Goodbye" and "Farewell My Lovely" was due to the rights for the latter being held by the makers of the 1975 film adaptation.

 

Between 2001 and 2004, each of the shows was released on CD under the BBC Radio Collection label.  They are presently available at Amazon.co.uk

 

 

THE BIG SLEEP

 

THE LONG GOODBYE/

THE LITTLE SISTER

 

THE LITTLE SISTER

 

THE LADY IN THE LAKE

 

 

THE LONG GOODBYE

 

 

FAREWELL MY LOVELY

 

 

 

 

THE VISE - DVD (Region 2)

 

Featuring Donald Gray, the voice of Colonel White, in the role of Mark Saber.

 

This collector's edition features 5 episodes of The Vise all starring Donald Gray as the charming super sleuth who told viewers after every episode see you again to tell you another story of those who were caught in the jaws of a vise.

 

 

Item added March 28, 2013

 

 

Actors: Donald Gray
Format: Dolby, PAL
Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 1
Classification: PG
Studio: Pegasus Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 7 Nov 2011
Run Time: 125 minutes
 

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THE VISE (VOLUME 1 & 2) - DVD

 

Featuring Donald Gray, the voice of Colonel White, in the role of Mark Saber.

 

This popular anthology of mystery stories was originally produced for British television in 1954-55, presenting dramatic tales of individuals whose bad choices lead to their downfall. Many of the shows featured private investigator Mark Saber, portrayed by English actor Donald Gray.  The show later on changed its title to become "The Vise: Mark Saber" (or simply "Mark Saber"). 

 

This collection contains some of the  Mark Saber episodes.

 

Actors:  Donald Gray

 

Item added August 30, 2010

 

Actors: Donald Gray
Format: Dolby, NTSC
Region: Region 1
Number of discs: 2
Classification: PG
Studio: Pegasus Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 23 Nov 2009
Run Time: 215 minutes
 

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BEST OF BRITISH TV CRIME SERIES (1953) - DVD (U.K., REGION 2, PAL)

 

Featuring "Saber of London", with Donald Gray, the voice of Colonel White

 

This release includes episodes from a selection of classic crime series; SABER OF LONDON (1954-1960), MAN FROM INTERPOL (1960), TALES OF EDGAR WALLACE (1960-1962), and SCOTLAND YARD (1953-1961).

 

Detectives and master criminals come together for the first time in a DVD box set as Pegasus Entertainment Ltd presents 'The Best Of Classic British TV Crime Series' featuring episodes from four nostalgic TV shows of the early 60s.

 

Saber Of London|: The long running TV series proved a hit with audience on both sides of the Atlantic under various titles including 'Detective s Dairy' and 'The Vise'. Whatever the title, the hit show featured the crime-solving exploits of the gallant and charming one-armed private investigator, who greeted his viewers with the famous words 'I m Mark Saber and this is London'.

 

Man From Interpol : 'Crime is international but so is the law'. The series plotted the globetrotting adventures of Anthony Smith, the man from Interpol, as he sort to bring master criminals from all corners of the world to justice. Special attaché to Scotland Yard, Agent Smith proved a charismatic and adaptable crime fighter as no one knew where in the world evil would strike next.

 

Tales Of Edgar Wallace:  Based on the works of English crime writer Edgar Wallace, the series was updated adaptations of his stories, with each episode providing an unusual mystery to be solved. A celluloid penny dreadful, the stories twisted and turned at a fabulous pace keeping the armchair detectives guessing until the very end.

 

Scotland Yard:  Introduced by novelist and broadcaster Edgar Lustgarten, the series focused on cases from the records room of the most famous police force in the world, Scotland Yard. Regular viewers were drawn into a murky world of mystery, murder and mayhem as each episode explained or helped to solve a hideous crime.

 

Item added August 30, 2010
 

Actors: Donald Gray
Format: Dolby, PAL
Region: Region 2
Number of discs: 2
Classification: PG
Studio: Pegasus Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 23 Nov 2009
Run Time: 215 minutes
 

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THE FOUR FEATHERS (1939) - DVD

 

Starring Donald Gray

 

John Clements is the hero in this 1939 adaptation of A.E.W. Mason's story about courage, friendship and redemption.  Donald Gray plays one of the three army buddies of Harry Faversham, who, along with Faversham's fiancée, give him a white feathers, symbol of cowardise, when he resigned his army commission.  However, when he finds out that his three friends are held captured by the enemy in Egypt, Faversham sets up on his own to free them.  Reprised many times, this version of the story, directed by Zoltan Korda, is one of the best epic adventures ever filmed.

 

Actors: June Duprez, John Clements, Ralph Richardson,  Donald Gray, C. Aubrey Smith
Directors: Zoltan Korda

 

Item added August 30, 2010

 

U.K., REGION 2, PAL


Format: Colour, PAL, Region 2
Language English
Number of discs: 1
Classification: U
Studio: Network
DVD Release Date: 12 Feb 2007
Run Time: 110 minutes

 

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NORTH AMERICA  NTSC, REGION 1

 

Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC, Region 1
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
DVD Release Date: April 19, 2005
Run Time: 129 minutes
 

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RELATED THEMES

INDESTRUCTIBLE HEROES!

 

Captain Scarlet will ALWAYS be the best for his fans!  But there are other indestructible heroes who have adorned both the small screen and the big screen.  Here's only a sample of these characters, whose adventures can be found on DVD.

 

CONNOR MACLEOD  (HIGHLANDER)  - DVD/BLU-RAY

Items added August 23, 2011

 

The movie series "Highlander" doesn't only present one indestructible hero - but a full cast of indestructible characters, villains as well, as Immortals of hundreds and thousands of years old battle one against another in order to acquire 'the prize'.  In the original 1985 movie, Christophe Lambert plays Connor MacLeod, a 400 years old Scottish warrior, one of the last of these Immortals, who had lived through the ages, without aging, without dying and seeing all of his close ones  going one by one around him.  At the end,  he must face his greatest challenge:  the Immortal he hates the most in the world with whom he has a personal score to settle.

 

Also starring Clancy Brown, and Sean Connery, with music by Queen.

 

The first movie spawned three follow-ups (also starring Christophe Lambert),  two TV series spin-offs, an anime series and an anime movie.

 

U.K. REGION 2, PAL

 

HIGHLANDER

Highlander

single disc Edition - 2006

 

 

Highlander - Immortal Edition

(Limited steelbook - 2009)

 

 

Highlander

Blu-Ray Special Edition (2009)

 

 

HIGHLANDER 2 - HIGHLANDER 3

 

Highlander 2: The Quickening

 (DVD)

 

Highlander 2 -

Director's Cut (Blu-Ray)

 

 

Highlander 3:

The Sorcerer (DVD)

 

 

HIGHLANDER 4: Endgame (DVD)

 

 HIGHLANDER TRILOGY

The Quickening/The Sorcerer/Endgame  (DVD)

 

 

NORTH AMERICA, REGION 1, NTSC

 

HIGHLANDER

 

Single disc

2002 (DVD)

 

Highlander

Immortal Edition (Blu-Ray)

 

Highlander

Director's cut (DVD)

 

Highlander

Director's cut (Blu-Ray)

 

 

 

HIGHLANDER 2

 

 

Highlander 2

Special Edition (DVD)

 

Highlander 2

The Renegade Version (DVD)

 

Highlander 2 (Blu-Ray)

 

Highlander the 25th Anniversary Edition: Highlander the Director's Cut / Highlander 2 the Renegade Version (DVD)

 

HIGHLANDER 3 - HIGHLANDER 4

 

 

HIGHLANDER 3: The Final Dimension

Director's Cut (DVD)

 

HIGHLANDER 4 - Endgame

(DVD)

 

 

 

 

DUNCAN MACLEOD  (HIGHLANDER TV SERIES)  - DVD

Items added August 23, 2011

 

Spin-off of the original Highlander movie, "Highlander the Series" started in 1992 and lasted six seasons.  It featured Adrian Paul in the role of Duncan MacLeod, cousin to Connor MacLeod, the character played by Christophe Lambert in the original movies.  Lambert appeared a few times in the series, as a guest star, visiting his cousin.  The treatment of the series would be similar to that of the movies: week after week, Duncan would face other immortals, in the pursuit of winning 'The Game', and viewers were able to go from 'present story' to 'flashbacks' relating the past life of the characters. 

 

The end of the series would culminate into the movie "Highlander: Endgame", in which both Duncan and Connor MacLeod will join force against evil in a last attempt to win the Game.

The highly popular series in turn spawned a new series "Highlander: the Raven", which lasted only one season.

 

 

NORTH AMERICA, REGION 1, NTSC

 

 

Season 1

 

Season 2

 

Season 3

 

Season 4

 

Season 5

 

Season 6

 

HIGHLANDER: THE COMPLETE SERIES

 

 

 

 

HIGHLANDER: THE SOURCE (A.K.A. HIGHLANDER 5)

 

The fifth and last movie of the Highlander franchise was the only one not to feature Connor MacLeod, but only Duncan MacLeod (who also starred with his cousin in the 'Endgame' movie).  It was also the only movie not to be projected in theatre, and instead, premiered on television, on the American Sci-Fi Channel.  Filmed in 2007, the film was planned as the first part of a trilogy, but since then, no other plans for follow ups have been drawned.

 

The movie is available on DVD both in the U.K. and in North America.

 

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AMANDA (HIGHLANDER: THE RAVEN) - DVD

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A recurring character from "Highlander: the Series", Amanda (played by Elizabeth Gracen) is a 1200 years old thief who was Duncan MacLeod's lover on occasion.  In 1998, the character was given her own series, so that viewers could follow the life of a female Immortal.  Basically, 'Highlander: the Raven' was a kind of 'crime-solving' show with a twist.  In the pilot episode, Amanda meets with police officer Nick Wolfe (played by Paul Johansson), after his partner is killed while saving Amanda's life and proving her innocence in a murder.  The death of Claudia having an effect on Amanda, she vows to change her ways to become a better person, so she befriends Nick and together, they solve crime.  Nick becomes aware of Amanda's immortality after seeing her die and revive.

 

The series, which was a departure from the previous Highlander series, as it presented a more 'real-life approach' was a big disappointment to die hard Highlander fans, despite its quality. It only lasted one season, but is still available in the U.S.A. as a DVD boxset. 

 

You can order your copy at Amazon.com.

 

 

 

 

QUENTIN MACLEOD (HIGHLANDER: THE ANIMATED SERIES) - DVD

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Loosely related to the original movies or TV series, 'Highlander: the animated series' features another member of the MacLeod clan:  Quentin MacLeod.  The series is set on an apocalyptic Earth, 700 years after a meteorite collision nearly had wiped out the entire human civilisation. After this even, Connor MacLeod (the protagonist of the first movie) had brought the other Immortals to forswear the Game and instead devote their lives to help humanity.  But one Immortal, Kortan, refused and killed Connor, before establishing an empire on Earth, uncontested by the other Immortals.  It's only years later that the last of the MacLeod clan, Quentin MacLeod, also an immortal, will rise to fight Kortan's evil and save Humanity, using Connor's sword.

 

Visibly aimed at young audience, the series was surprisingly mature and violent (minor characters would die and Kortan will receive his powers by beheading immortals, like in the original movies), and the characters were well defined.  It lasted two seasons (40 episodes) from 1994 to 1996, and is available on DVD

 

 

 

COLIN MACLEOD (HIGHLANDER: THE SEARCH FOR VENGEANCE) - DVD

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An ever-more distant sequel to the original Highlander movie, this animated movie tells the stories of Colin MacLeod, a 2nd century member of the MacLeod clan who becomes immortal after defeat at the end of Roman tyrant Marcus Octavius, another immortal.  During the next two millennia, Colin chases after Octavius who, during the ages, becomes rulers of various kingdoms in every corners of the globe, until in a distant future, some 200 years from today, the two meet again for what Colin hopes will be the last time.

 

This anime was a joint venture between Imagi Animation Studios and Madhouse Studio, and was written by David Abramowitz, also the writer for Highlander: The Series and Highlander: The Raven.  It was showed on the American Sci-Fi Channel.

 

 

 

CAPTAIN JACK HARKNESS  (TORCHWOOD) - DVD/BLU-RAY

 

When Captain Jack Harkness, played by John Barrowman, appeared for the first time in Doctor Who (in the 2005 episode "The Empty Child"), the character made a huge impact on viewers!  The bisexual, philandering, often morally ambivalent character gains an instant popularity amongst.

 

A regular on several episodes, he sacrifices himself while fighting the Daleks in this season's last episode - to be revived afterwards par character Rose Tyler, while suffused by the power of the Time Vortex.  From then on, Jack is immortal, and indestructible, able to withstand any injury and revive if he should die. 

 

The popularity of the character amongst multiple audiences directly influenced the development of a spin-off series.  In 2007,  "Torchwood" premieres, with Captain Jack Harkness as its main character, leading a small group of alien hunters, which formed the Cardiff branch of the Torchwood institute.  While "Doctor Who" is more family-oriented, "Torchwood" addresses a more adult audience.  The character would continue to appear in episodes of "Doctor Who".

 

Along with the three existing series, four Torchwood radio plays were  aired by BBC between 2008 and 2009, set between Series 2 and 3.  Series 3 was created as a mini-series of five episodes under the generic title:  "Torchwood: Children of Earth".  An upcoming Series 4 has been confirmed.

 

The character of Jack Harkness also appeared in Torchwood books, as well as in some Doctor Who books.

 

Item added August 30, 2010

 
TORCHWOOD, SERIES 1-3 (U.K. - PAL, REGION 2)

The entire collection is available as a one elegant box set,  either on DVD or BLU-RAY.  Series 3 is the same content as "Children of Earth".

Actors: John Barrowman, Burn Gorman, Gareth David-Lloyd, Eve Miles, Naoko Mori
Directors: Colin Teague, Brian Kelly

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DVD SET


Format: Anamorphic, PAL, Region 2
Language English
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
Number of discs: 14
Classification: 15
Studio: 2 Entertain Video
DVD Release Date: 26 Oct 2009
Run Time: 1595 minutes

BLU-RAY

Format: Anamorphic, PAL
Language English
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
Number of discs: 14
Classification: 15
Studio: 2 Entertain Video
DVD Release Date: 26 Oct 2009
Run Time: 1595 minutes

 

Each series is also available as separate box on Amazon.co.uk, where you can also find other Torchwood merchandise, such as books, toys, audio plays, cards, etc.  Just follow the link to the Torchwood merchandises page to take your pick!

Don't forget that Captain Jack is also featured in the Doctor Who series, from 2005 onward, and in some books.  Check Amazon.co.uk's Doctor Who Store for your own selection of Doctor Who's merchandise.

 

TORCHWOOD BOX SETS (NORTH AMERICA, REGION 1, NTSC)

 

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DVD SETS

 

SEASON 1

 

SEASON 2

 

CHILDREN OF EARTH

 

 
BLU-RAY

 

SEASON 1

 

SEASON 2

 

CHILDREN OF EARTH

 

Most of the same merchandise as in the U.K. (books and such) is also offered on the Amazon.com website.  Visit the Torchwood Store to check it out.  If you don't find the same item, you can ALWAYS order through the U.K. website.

 

 

WOLVERINE (X-MEN) DVD/BLU-RAY

 

Probably the most known and recognisable indestructible hero of the World, and that was even before the wonderful portrayal actor Hugh Jackman made of the character in the first X-Men live action movie.  However, Jackman made the character even more famous, and to this webmaster's opinion, and gave it even more depth than in the comic book.  For thousands of fans around the world, Hugh Jackman's Wolverine is the definite Wolverine.

 

The adamantium clawed mutant with a healing factor appeared in all three of the X-Men movies, and also in a fourth movie, totally devoted to his character, "X-Men Origins:  Wolverine".  A follow up to that movie is also on the work.  The four first movies are all available on DVD.  There are other DVD featuring the character, from the collection of the X-Men animated series from the 90s, to the excellent "Wolverine and the X-Men" of recent years.  All worth to be added to any fan's collection!

 

Actors: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, James Masters, Halle Berry
Directors: Bryan Singer, Brett Ratner, Gavin Hood

 

 

UK, REGION 2, PAL:

 

X-MEN QUADRILOGY - X-MEN, X-MEN 2, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE

All of the three X-Men movies, plus "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" in the same box set, available either on DVD or BLU-RAY, sold at Amazon.co.uk

DVD SET

Format: PAL, Region 2
Language English
Number of discs: 4
Classification: 15
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 19 Oct 2009
Run Time: 451 minutes

BLU-RAY

Format: PAL, Region 2
Language English
Region: Region 2
Number of discs: 7
Classification: 15
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 19 Oct 2009
Run Time: 451 minutes

 

Each of the titles is also available separately on Amazon.co.uk, where you can also find an impressive number of DVD animation series.  Just follow the link to the X-Men movies and animations DVD and Blu-Ray page to take your pick!

 

 

THE WOLVERINE

Six  different versions of the second stand-alone, very successful movie of the world's favourite mutant!

 

SINGLE DISC

DVD EDITION

 

TWO DISC SPECIAL

EDITION (DVD)

 

BLU-RAY

+ ULTRAVIOLET

 

BLU-RAY + BLU-RAY 3D

+ ULTRAVIOLET

 

LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY

+ COMIC BOOK

 

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE

+ THE WOLVERINE DVD

 

 

X-MEN AND THE WOLVERINE ADAMANTIUM COLLECTION

Contains the six X-Men movies in one complete boxset!

DVD SET

Format: PAL, Region 2
Language English
Number of discs: 6
Classification: 12
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 18 Nov 2013

BLU-RAY + BLU-RAY 3D

Format: PAL, Region 2
Language English
Region: Region 2
Number of discs: 6
Classification: 12
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 18 Nov 2013

 

 

 

NORTH AMERICA, REGION 1, NTSC:

 

X-MEN TRILOGY - X-MEN, X-MEN 2, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND

The three X-Men movies, available either on DVD or BLU-RAY, sold at Amazon.com

DVD SET

Format: Director's Cut, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 3
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: 20th Century Fox
DVD Release Date: October 3, 2006
Run Time: 342 minutes

 

BLU-RAY

Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen,
Language: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 9
Rated: Unrated
Studio: 20th Century Fox
DVD Release Date: April 21, 2009
Run Time: 342 minutes

 

DVD SET

Format: Director's Cut, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 3
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: 20th Century Fox
DVD Release Date: October 3, 2006
Run Time: 342 minutes

 

BLU-RAY

Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen,
Language: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 9
Rated: Unrated
Studio: 20th Century Fox
DVD Release Date: April 21, 2009
Run Time: 342 minutes

 

 

 

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE

Five different versions of the same, exciting movie.

 

SINGLE DISC

DVD EDITION

 

 

TWO DISC + DIGITAL

 DVD

 

 

TWO DISC + DIGITAL 

BLU-RAY

 

ULTIMATE 3 DISC

DVD/BLU RAY/DIGITAL

 

LIMITED GIFT EDITION BLU-RAY/DIGITAL AND BUST

 

Each of the titles of the X-Men movies is also available separately on Amazon.com where you can also find an impressive number of DVD animation series and an even more impressive collection of books and graphic novels.  Check out the X-Men Merchandise Pages for more Wolverine adventures!

 

 

THE WOLVERINE

Five available from the U.S.

 

SINGLE DISC

DVD EDITION

 

 

SINGLE DISC

BLU-RAY EDITION

 

 

BLU-RAY + DVD

+ DIGITAL HD

 

 

UNLEASHED EXTENDED EDITION (BLU-RAY 3D + BLU-RAY +DVD + DIGITAL HD + DIGITAL COPY

 

UNLEASHED 4-DISC EXTENDED EDITION 3D BLU-RAY + DVD + COLLECTIBLE CARDS

 

 

X-MEN AND THE WOLVERINE COLLECTION (BLU-RAY)

Contains the six X-Men movies in one complete boxset!

 

Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Box set, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English, French , Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 6
Rated: PG-13
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: December 3, 2013

 

 

X-MEN: THE ADAMANTIUM COLLECTION  (BLU-RAY)

 

This gift set comes with a nice collective set of "Claws" to display on your shelve! 

 

Same content as above, plus one extra disc: "X-Men: The Legacy". 

 

DVD Release Date: December 3, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

JANE VASCO (PAINKILLER JANE) - DVD

The concept  is VERY familiar.  While investigating a pharmaceutical company, Jane Vasco is murdered by someone who pushed her to her death from a very high building.  Yet, she survives, and for some weird reason is now indestructible and revives from each subsequent deaths,  but feels the pain of every injuries she receives. Now part of a mystery organisation, she tracks down genetically altered human beings (such as herself) which posed a menace to society.  One reviewer on Amazon.co.uk described the show as "Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons with sex appeal".  Only one season was produced of the series, which is available on DVD in UK and North America.

The series was inspired by a comic book of the same title, created by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada.  Although the title character shares the same name, the TV series differs considerably.

Actors: Kristanna Loken, Noah Danby, Stephen Lobo, Sean O Roberts, Nathaniel DeVeaux

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U.K., REGION 2, PAL

U.K. Title:  PAINKILLER JANE - COMPLETE SEASON 1

Format: PAL
Subtitles: Dutch
Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 6
Run Time: 990 minutes

 

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NORTH AMERICA - NTSC, REGION 1

 

Format: Color, DVD, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 6
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: ANCHOR BAY
DVD Release Date: March 25, 2008
Run Time: 1029 minutes

 

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CLAIRE BENNETT (HEROES) DVD/BLU-RAY

 

When the pilot episode of the first season of 'Heroes' hit the TV screen, the success was huge.  And all through the season, viewers came in and followed this series, written by Tim Kring, which borrowed quite a lot from the super-heroes comic book style, by its plot and aesthetics, and writing.  Each season is a complete and complete story, written as a multi-parts like often seen in comic books. (except with Season 3, which present two such stories). 

 

The success of 'Heroes' benefited from of large promotional operation, which included an interactive website, where fans were able to interact, discuss about the ongoing plot, read web comics and later watch web episodes which were like a continuation from the TV series.  Books, comic books and other merchandising were produced, subsequently to the show's success.

 

The character of Claire Bennett, the indestructible cheerleader, (played by Hayden Panetierre) was one of the most popular of the series.  Claire was the focus of the first season (where the characters must 'Save the cheerleader, to save the world', as she became the most price target of powers-stealing villain Sylar (wonderfully played by Zachary Quinto) - who also ended up becoming indestructible at the start of season 3.  Throughout the series of 4 seasons, Claire's popularity - and consequently screening appearance - continued to stay consistent - and the character had the last words, in more ways than one, in the finale episode.  

 

The series is available in DVD and Blu-Ray on both sides of the Atlantic.

 

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HEROES - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION (U.K. - PAL, REGION 2)

The complete seasons 1 to 4 of the series, available in one elegant DVD set or BLU-RAY set, available in October 2010.

DVD BOX SET

 

Format: Colour, PAL
Language English
Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 22
Classification: To be announced
Studio: Universal Pictures UK
DVD Release Date: 4 Oct 2010
 

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BLU-RAY

Format: Colour, PAL
Language English
Number of discs: 18
Classification: To be announced
Studio: Universal Pictures UK
DVD Release Date: 4 Oct 2010

 

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The series is also available in season box sets on Amazon.co.uk.  Just follow the link to the Heroes DVD and Blu-Ray boxsets page to take your pick!

 

 

HEROES - SEASONS SETS (NORTH AMERICA - NTSC, REGION 1)

The four seasons of the series are available in seasons sets in North America, either in DVD or BLU-RAY

 

DVD SETS:

 

SEASON 1

 

SEASON 2

SEASON 3

 

SEASON 4

 

BLU-RAY

 

SEASON 1

 

SEASON 2

 

SEASON 3

 

SEASON 4

 

Every "Heroes" fan will also want to check some of the special editions of the above sets, as well as other merchandise offered.  Check the Amazon's Heroes Store at Amazon.com for their wide selection. 

 

 

DAVID DUNN (UNBREAKABLE) - DVD/BLU-RAY

 

'Unbreakable' tells the story of David Dunn, played by Bruce Willis, the sole survivor of a train wreck, with not a scratch on him.  He soon finds himself stalked by a comic books dealer, Elijah Price, who suffers from a rare brittle bone syndrome, and who tries to persuade Dunn that he might have superhuman abilities.  As the story unfolds and Dunn starts to remember details of some strange occurrences in his past, he also come to wonder if, by any chance, their might not be some truth to Price's allegations, and that maybe he is indeed 'unbreakable'.

 

This story, which is directly inspired by comic books mythology, is one of M. Knight Shyamalan's early successes and with "The Sixth Sense" (also starring Bruce Willis) serves to establish him as one of the more inventive movie directors/producers of Hollywood.

 

Actors: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright, Spencer Treat Clark, Charlayne Woodard
Directors: M. Night Shyamalan
Writers: M. Night Shyamalan
Producers: M. Night Shyamalan, Barry Mendel, Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Sam Mercer

 

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U.K. - PAL, REGION 2  
2 DISC COLLECTOR'S EDITION DVD

Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, Dubbed, PAL, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language English
Subtitles: English, French, Italian
Region: Region 2 
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 12
Studio: Touchstone Home Video
DVD Release Date: 29 Oct 2001
Run Time: 102 minutes

 

BLU-RAY

Format: Colour, PAL, Widescreen
Language English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Dutch
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 12
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainm
DVD Release Date: 16 Jun 2008
Run Time: 102 minutes

 

 

 
NORTH AMERICA - NTSC, REGION 1  
2 DISC EDITION VISTA SERIES

Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, DVD, Special Edition, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Walt Disney Video
DVD Release Date: June 26, 2001
Run Time: 106 minutes

BLU-RAY

Format: Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment / Touchstone
DVD Release Date: April 1, 2008
Run Time: 106 minutes

 

 

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ALIEN POSSESSION AND SUBSTITUTION

 

The Mysterons were not the first and only aliens using and/or possessing Earthmen's body and mind to carry on their evil deeds on Earth.  There were others in the past, and they are still out there!  They can replace a very inoffensive, or well-known individual and this impostor will work until his masters' plans are carried on.  This theme is well-known through-out sci-fi history, as the movies below are but a sample of what could be found on the market.

 

THE PUPPET MASTERS - DVD

 

With a title like this and the premise of the movie, it sure was enough for it to be included in this list!

 

Sci-fi author Robert A. Heinlein wrote the novel "The Puppet Masters" in 1951 before Jack Finney ripped the premise for his novel "Invasion of the body snatchers" in 1955, which later spawned the classic movie in 1956, et the other movies that followed throughout the years.  "The Puppet Masters" is a better story with clever dialogue and action, the parasites are well thought out and this movie stays true to Heinlein's work.

 

This is the story that inspired movies like: Invasion of the body snatchers, The Faculty, Invasion, Invasion (TV series) and even the 1951 & 1988 versions of The Thing! which told similar stories.

 

Actors: Donald Sutherland, Eric Thal, Julie Warner, Keith David, Will Patton
Directors: Stuart Orme
Writers: David S. Goyer, Robert A. Heinlein, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
Producers: James Axotis, Michael Engelberg, Ralph Winter

 

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U.K., REGION 2, PAL

Format: Colour, PAL, Region 2
Language English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 15
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainm
DVD Release Date: 7 Jun 2004
Run Time: 104 minutes

 

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NORTH AMERICA

NTSC, REGION 1


Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Walt Disney Video
DVD Release Date: September 3, 2002
Run Time: 109 minutes

 

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INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS - 1956 - DVD

 

The classic original alien human-possession movie!

 

Considered one of the best science fiction films of the 1950s and '60s, this classic paranoid thriller was widely interpreted as a criticism of the McCarthy era, which was characterised by anticommunist witch-hunts and fear of the dreaded blacklist. Some hailed it as an attack on the oppressive power of government as Big Brother. However viewers interpret it, this original 1956 version of Invaders of the Body Snatchers (based on Jack Finney's serialised novel The Body Snatchers) remains a milestone movie in its genre.

 

Directed by Don Siegel with an inventive intensity that continues to pack an entertaining wallop. This film spawns numerous remakes or re-inventions, that you'll also find on this page.

 

Actors: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan, Carolyn Jones

 

Item added August 30, 2010

 

U.K. PAL, REGION 2


Format: Black & White, PAL, Region 2
Language English
Number of discs: 1
Classification: PG
Studio: Universal Pictures UK
DVD Release Date: 1 Oct 2007
Run Time: 85 minutes

 

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NORTH AMERICA NTSC, REGION 1

Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, Dolby, DVD, Full Screen, Letterboxed, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1
Language: English, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish, French
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Republic Pictures
DVD Release Date: July 1, 1998
Run Time: 80 minutes

 

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INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS - 1978 - DVD/BLU-RAY

 

This is very much an ensemble movie, with outstanding performances from Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams, and what proved to be the first of several key genre roles for Jeff (The Fly, Jurassic Park, Independence Day) Goldblum.

 

With minimal effects and very little gore, but filled with unnerving camera angles and a underpinned by a chillingly effective score, the film is relentlessly suspenseful, culminating in a sequence of terrifying set-pieces and a truly spine-tingling finale. More resonant with each passing year, the story was reworked in 1993 as Body Snatchers.

 

Actors: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright, Leonard Nimoy
Directors: Philip Kaufman
Writers: Jack Finney, W.D. Richter
Producers: Robert H. Solo
 

Item added August 30, 2010

 

U.K. PAL, REGION 2

 

Format: Full Screen, PAL, Subtitled, Widescreen, Region 2
Language English
Subtitles: Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 15
Studio: MGM Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 19 Jun 2000
Run Time: 114 minutes

 

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NORTH AMERICA - NTSC, REGION 1

 

3 formats available from Amazon.com

 

 

SINGLE DISC EDITION

DVD

 

COLLECTOR'S 2 DISC EDITION

DVD

 

COLLECTOR'S 2 DISC EDITION

BLU-RAY

 

 

 

BODY SNATCHERS -1993 - DVD

 

Directed by Abel Ferrara (the director of Bad Lieutenant and Driller Killer), with the story co-adapted by B-movie auteur Larry Cohen, and a screenplay co-written by Re-Animator's Stuart Gordon and Nicholas St. John. The film stars Gabrielle Anwar, Billy Wirth, Terry Kinney, Meg Tilly, R. Lee Ermey and Forest Whitaker.
3rd adaptation of the 1955's novel, the plot, similar to the original novel and its other film adaptations, revolves around the discovery that people are being replaced by almost perfect physical imitations grown from plant-like pods, which take over and kill their human victims as they sleep, turning them to dust. The "pod people", indistinguishable from normal people except for their utter lack of emotion, work together to secretly spread more pods in order to replace the entire human race.

 

Actors: Gabrielle Anwar, Meg Tilly, Terry Kinney, Reilly Murphy, Billy Wirth
Directors: Abel Ferrara
Writers: Dennis Paoli, Jack Finney, Larry Cohen, Nicholas St. John, Raymond Cistheri
Producers: Kimberly Brent

Directors: Abel Ferrara

 

Item added August 30, 2010

 

U.K. PAL, REGION 2
 


Format: PAL
Language English
Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 15
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: 22 Nov 2004
Run Time: 83 minutes

 

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NORTH AMERICA - NTSC, REGION 1

American title:  BODY SNATCHERS: THE INVASION CONTINUES

Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Full Screen, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1
Language: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, French
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: November 23, 1999
Run Time: 87 minutes

 

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THE INVASION - 2004 - DVD/BLU-RAY

 

This ambitious sci-fi thriller represents a flawed yet worthy attempt to bring contemporary vitality to Jack Finney's classic science fiction novel, previously filmed as Don Siegel's 1956 classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Philip Kaufman's suspenseful 1978 remake, and Abel Ferrara's highly underrated Body Snatchers from 1994. And while those earlier films are superior in many respects, The Invasion is not without strengths of its own, particularly for those who prefer action and suspense.

 

Actors: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam, Jeffrey Wright
Directors: Oliver Hirschbiegel

 

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U.K. PAL, REGION 2

 

Format: Anamorphic, PAL, Region 2
Language English
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 15
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: 25 Feb 2008
Run Time: 95 minutes

 

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U.K. BLU-RAY, PAL, ALL REGIONS

 

Format: Anamorphic, PAL, All Regions
Language English
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 15
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: 25 Feb 2008
Run Time: 95 minutes

 

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NORTH AMERICA

NTSC, REGION 1


Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD, NTSC, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen, Region 1
Language: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: January 29, 2008
Run Time: 99 minutes

 

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NORTH AMERICA - BLU-RAY, NTSC, REGION 1


Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, Region 1
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: January 29, 2008
Run Time: 99 minutes

 

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THE IMPOSTOR - DVD

 

"Imagine being accused of being someone else - someone dangerous, potentially lethal, yet resembling you in every way. You are, as far as you’re concerned, still you. How do you convince your accusers that you are you and not some evil, alien clone?"

 

Gary Sinise enters the world of futuristic action heroes in Gary Fleder's sci-fi thriller IMPOSTOR, based on a story by Philip K. Dick.

 

Sinise stars as Spencer Olham, a weapons expert in 2079 who wakes up one morning to find himself accused of being an alien. He sets out on the run, being hunted down by Major Hathaway (Vincent D'Onofrio). He receives help from an underground leader (Mekhi Phifer), and upon returning to the city, he must convince his wife, Maya (Madeleine Stowe), and his best friend, Nelson (Tony Shalhoub), that he is indeed her husband and not some kind of robot monster with a bomb in his chest.
 

Actors: Gary Sinise, Madeleine Stowe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Tony Shalhoub, Tim Guinee

 

Item added August 30, 2010

 

U.K., REGION 2, PAL

 
Directors: Gary Fleder
Format: Anamorphic, PAL, Widescreen, Region 2
Language English
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 15
Studio: Prism Leisure
DVD Release Date: 1 Sep 2003
Run Time: 98 minutes

 

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NORTH AMERICA - NTSC, REGION 1


Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1
Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Dimension
DVD Release Date: July 9, 2002
Run Time: 102 minutes

 

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THE FACULTY - DVD/BLU-RAY

 

Okay, you knew everyone in high school was just a little different: everyone looked at you strangely, the teachers were freaky, and you never could find the right groove to fit into. What if it turned out that it was all because your school was inhabited by creepy aliens from outer space?

 

Actors: Michelle Holmes, Famke Janssen, Piper Laurie, Christopher McDonald, Bebe Neuwirth
Directors: Robert Rodriguez
Writers: Bruce Kimmel, David Wechter, Kevin Williamson
Producers: Bill Scott, Bob Weinstein, Elizabeth Avellan, Harvey Weinstein

 

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U.K., REGION 2, PAL


Format: Anamorphic, Colour, PAL, Subtitled, Widescreen, Region 2
Language English
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 15
Studio: Hollywood Pictures Home Video
DVD Release Date: 1 May 2007
Run Time: 100 minutes

 

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NORTH AMERICA - NTSC, REGION 1


Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD, Letterboxed, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1
Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Dimension
DVD Release Date: June 22, 1999
Run Time: 104 minutes

 

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NORTH AMERICA - BLU-RAY, NTSC, REGION 1


Format: Color, Import, Widescreen, Region 1
Language: English, French
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Alliance
DVD Release Date: November 10, 2009
Run Time: 104 minutes

 

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MARS AND MARTIAN INVADERS

 

 

GHOSTS OF MARS (2001) also known as JOHN CARPENTER'S GHOSTS OF MARS - DVD/BLU-RAY

 

Set in a almost completely terraformed Mars of the 22th Century, the movie follows a team of police officers as they come to a small remote mining town to pick up a prisoner held there.  When they arrive, it is to discover that nearly all the inhabitants have disappeared - and when they finally turned out, they are shown to be possessed by evil ancient Martian spirits, set to destroy  them (familiar, isn't it?).  Fighting the Martian spirits is complicated by the fact that when a human host is killed, the now freed spirit will immediately possess a new body...

Starring Natasha Henstridge, Pam Grier, Jason Stratham and Ice Cube, this movie is full of gore and violence, just like you would expect in a John Carpenter's movie!

Item added March 3rd, 2013

 

U.K., REGION 2, PAL


John Carpenter's Ghosts Of Mars [DVD]

Format: PAL
Language: English
Region: Region 2
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 15
Studio: Uca
DVD Release Date: 10 May 2004
Run Time: 92 minutes

 

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NORTH AMERICA - NTSC, REGION 1


Ghosts of Mars (Special Edition) DVD

Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English, Subtitles: English, French
Region: Region 1 encoding
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: December 4, 2001
Run Time: 98 minutes

 

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NORTH AMERICA - BLU-RAY, NTSC, ALL REGIONS


Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: March 31, 2009
Run Time: 98 minutes

 

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INVADERS FROM MARS (1953) - DVD

 

A young boy is awakened during a storm to witness a flying saucer land in the field behind his home. No one will believe his story as, one by one, the townspeople are captured and put under the control of sinister forces from the planet Mars! Brilliantly created by visionary set designer and director William Cameron Menzies (designer of "Gone with the Wind" and H.G. Wells' "Things to Come") with a haunting musical score by Raoul Kraushaar, this golden age sci-fi classic has lost none of its chilling power. Surreal imagery brought to terrifying life in a Cinecolor world just beyond our nightmares!

 

Actors: Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt, Leif Erickson, Hillary Brooke

Director: William Cameron Menzies

 

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NORTH AMERICA - NTSC, REGION 1


Format: Color, DVD, Full Screen, Special Edition, NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Image Entertainment
Run Time: 78 minutes
DVD Release Date: December 3, 2002

 

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UK  - PAL REGION 2


Format: PAL
Region: Region 2
Number of discs: 1
Classification: PG
Studio: MPIC Video
DVD Release Date: 20 April 2009
Run Time: 80 minutes

 

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INVADERS FROM MARS (1986) - NTSC, REGION 1, NORTH AMERICA - DVD

 

From Amazon.com:

 

Tobe Hooper's remake of the 1953 classic Invaders from Mars is a total hoot, remaining loyal to the original while serving up a kaleidoscopic orgy of fang-toothed beasties, dazzling pyrotechnics, and enough wretched dialogue to choke its enthusiastic cast. If anything, Hooper's too enamored of the original, and with amateur actor Hunter Carson (Paris, Texas) as the boy-who-cried-Martian, he can't sustain the original's eerily paranoid atmosphere. This big-budget Invaders compensates with campy humor (especially from evil schoolmarm Fletcher) and cool special effects by Star Wars innovator John Dykstra. Carson's real-life mom (Karen Black) plays the school nurse who believes the boy's warning of invasion, and Jimmy Hunt--who played the kid in the original--brings everything full circle as a Martian-possessed policeman. Watch the original, then enjoy this less effective but equally entertaining remake.

 


Actors: Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms, Laraine Newman, James Karen

Director: Tobe Hooper

 

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Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
Subtitles: Spanish, French
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: MGM
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2001
Run Time: 100 minutes

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MARS ATTACKS! (2008) - DVD/BLU-RAY

 

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Burton's eye-popping, schlock tribute to 1950s UFO movies actually plays better on video than it did in theaters. The idea of invading aliens ray gunning the big-name movie stars in the cast is a cleverly subversive one, and the bulb-headed, funny-sounding animated Martians are pretty nifty, but it all seemed to be spread thin on the big screen. On video, however, the movie's kooky humor seems a bit more concentrated. The Earth actors (most of whom get zapped or kidnapped for alien science experiments) include Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Martin Short, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rod Steiger, Michael J. Fox, Lukas Haas, Jim Brown, Tom Jones, and Pam Grier. The digital video disc features an isolated track for Danny Elfman's score, as well as a few other clever and nasty little Martian surprises.

 

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NORTH AMERICA -

DVD - NTSC, REGION 1


Format: Color, DVD, Full Screen, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: October 28, 2008
Run Time: 106 minutes

 

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DVD - PAL, REGION 2

 

Format: PAL
Language English
Subtitles: English, Turkish, Hungarian, Polish, Icelandic, Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Greek
Region: Region 2
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 12
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: 11 May 1998
Run Time: 106 minutes

 

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BLU-RAY - REGION FREE


Format: Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: September 7, 2010
Run Time: 106 minutes

 

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THE ANGRY RED PLANET (1960) - NTSC, REGION 1, NORTH AMERICA - DVD

 

From IMDB.com:

 

Our first manned flight to Mars returns after being thought lost in space. Only two survivors (Mohr & Hayden) of the original four are on board. Mohr has a green growth on his arm, and nothing that the doctors do will kill it. Hayden, under hypnosis, tells of their adventures on Mars. Thought to be a dead planet, it's inhabited with man-eating plants, giant Bat-Rat-Spider-Crab monsters, a strange city on a lake, and a one-eyed monster that dissolves anything that it swallows or touches.

 

Actors: Gerald Mohr, Naura Hayden, Les Tremayne, Jack Kruschen, Paul Hahn

 

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Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
Subtitles: Spanish, French
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
DVD Release Date: November 20, 2001
Run Time: 83 minutes

 

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INVISIBLE INVADERS /  JOURNEY TO THE 7TH PLANET (1959) - NTSC, REGION 1, NORTH AMERICA - DVD

 

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(Synopsis and review of firs movie only):

Essentially a didactic play of ideas--closer to Shaw than Spielberg--the story line follows a reluctant nuclear scientist (played with genuine sensitivity by Philip Tonge) whose conscience forces him out of the military-industrial complex. When a race of invisible aliens declares its intention to destroy Earth, Tonge must scramble to find their weakness. Veteran B-movie hunk John Agar lends support as a courageous army major who takes charge of the experimentation, and, in the process, supplies the film with its only shred of a subplot by romancing the scientist's daughter (spunky Jean Byron). Substantial newsreel footage and seemingly unrelated canned shots add to the creepy atmosphere, and the film's one real special effect--concentric circles representing sound waves--proves quite effective in its pure minimalism.


Actors: John Agar, Carl Ottosen, Peter Monch, Ove Sprogøe, Louis Miehe-Renard
Directors: Edward L. Cahn, Sidney W. Pink
Writers: Sidney W. Pink, Ib Melchior, Samuel Newman
Producers: Johann Zalabery, Robert E. Kent, Samuel Z. Arkoff

 

Item added July 22, 2011

 

 

Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, Color, DVD, Full Screen, Letterboxed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
DVD Release Date: April 15, 2003
Run Time: 144 minutes

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SIMILAR ANIMATION TECHNIQUES

 

Television shows come to mind in this category, especially in regard of the earlier animation, as it was used in "Supercar" and "Fireball", and there are a handful of movies, which also make the list, which also use a similar puppetry technique as used in the Supermarionation era.  Fan of Gerry Anderson's shows might find these very interesting as well.

 

 

SPACE PATROL  - DVD

 

Product Description from Amazon.co.uk:

Remember the 1960s? Programs like Supercar and Fireball XL-5 created a huge market for children's SF, and even Gerry Anderson couldn't fill it. One of the programs that tried to bridge the gap was Space Patrol, a puppet show made by Frank Goulding, Roberta Leigh, and other defectors from the Anderson empire.

 

Filmed on a shoestring in black and white, it had some interesting ideas that could have usefully been transferred to later series; spaceships used antigravity, not rockets, and took weeks to reach the outer planets, aliens weren't always humanoid and had their own languages and customs (and it took several days to program the translating computers), and gadgets took time to develop and tended to be reused once they'd appeared. There were even vague signs of a story arc occasionally, something singularly lacking in most of its rivals. It's an acknowledged source for several programs including Babylon 5 (whose director talks about the show in one of the extra features).

 

For many years it was believed that most of the episodes had been lost, with the rest in very poor condition, but in the nineties Roberta Leigh found that she had a complete run of the series on 16mm film in her garage. Eventually the episodes were transferred to tape and later DVD. This set collects all of the episodes and includes all of the extras from the tapes; interviews with animators, cast, and fans of the show (most notably Joe Michael Straczynski), samples of the other programmes made by the company, advertising, and so forth. It's an extraordinarily complete archive. Today some of the ideas in the show seem a little odd - and some of the tricks used to save money, such as recycled footage and reused puppets which give the impression of a very small cast of actors. American buyers: This program was shown as "Planet Patrol" in the USA; it isn't the same program as the earlier American live-action "Space Patrol".

 

Actors: Ysanne Churchman, Murray Kash, Ronnie Stevens, Dick Vosburgh, Libby Morris
Directors: Frank Goulding

The DVDs are Region 0 (all regions) .

 

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6 DISCS BOXSET (U.K. - REGION 0, PAL)

Format: Black & White, Full Screen, PAL
Language English
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
Number of discs: 6
Classification: U
Studio: Network

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SPACE PATROL - SINGLE DISC EDITION

This collection presents a selection of episodesThe Swamps of Jupiter, The Robot Revolution, Husky Becomes Invisible, Mystery on the Moon, and more.

Format: Black & White, Full Screen, PAL
Language English
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Classification: U
Studio: Network
DVD Release Date: 16 July 2001
Run Time: 150 minutes

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STAR FLEET - THE COMPLETE SERIES DVD SET (U.K., REGION 2, PAL) - DVD

Product Description from Amazon.co.uk:

An action-packed, space-age puppet programme with dazzling special effects. Features the complete series.

Drawing heavily on diverse influences such as Star Wars, Japanese Anime and Gerry Anderson's various 'Supermarionation' series, this stellar series ran for twenty-four half hour episodes on UK TV beaming to our TV screens every Saturday morning starting in October 1982.

The English version's theme song was written by Paul Bliss of The Moody Blues, and was also famously covered by Queen member Brian May and Eddie Van Halen.

Item added August 30, 2010

 

Format: PAL
Region: Region 2
Number of discs: 4
Classification: U
Studio: Fabulous Films Ltd.
DVD Release Date: 9 Feb 2009
Run Time: 610 minutes
 

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TEAM AMERICA:  WORLD POLICE! - DVD

 

Okay, not REALLY something for under-aged kids to watch.  But definitely worth mentioning on this site for any interested adult to see.  Team America: World Police is the crude, explicit, violent, sometimes bad-tasted, and controversial movie by Trey Parker and Matt Stone (creators of the equally non-politically correct South Park TV series), where all the characters are puppets - a-la-Thunderbirds style.  The movie follows the adventures of a team of not-so-apt terrorist fighters, who watch over the world  from their secret headquarters inside Mount Rushmore - and leap into action whenever stereotyped baddies threaten world peace. 

 

To order any of the copies of  Team America: World Police,  either in U.K. at Amazon.co.uk , or North America, at Amazon.com , you can simply click one of the links below.

 

  

UK - REGION 2, PAL FORMAT

 

Actors: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Kristen Miller, Masasa, Daran Norris
Directors: Trey Parker
Format: Anamorphic, PAL, Region 2
Language English
Subtitles: Arabic, Bulgarian, Danish, English, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
UK Classification: 15
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Run Time: 97 minutes


Release date:  May 23, 2005

 

 

NORTH AMERICA (U.S./CANADA) - REGION 1, NTSC

The movie is available in North America in three different versions:  full screen, Widescreen, and a Special Collector's Unrated Edition which contains a non-theatrical copy of the film can be found. 

Release date for North American various versions:  May 17, 2005.

   

Region 1 

Full Screen Edition 

  

Region 1

Wide Screen Edition

  

Region 1

Special collector's 

Unrated edition

 

 

 

STRINGS - DVD

 

Description from Wikipedia:

 

Strings is a mythic fantasy film about the son of an ostensibly assassinated ruler who sets out to avenge his father but through a series of revelations comes to a much clearer understanding of the conflict between the two peoples concerned.

The film was made with marionettes (master puppeteer Bernd Ogrodnik) and the strings are part of the fictional world as life strings. It is famed for its innovative cinematography and scenic design.

Strings is directed by Dane Anders Rønnow Klarlund and is a Danish-Swedish-Norwegian-British co-production. The film has received several awards.

 

Actors: James McAvoy, Catherine McCormack, Samantha Bond, Derek Jacobi
Directors: Anders Ronnow-Klarlund

Writers: Anders Rønnow Klarlund, Naja Marie Aidt
Producers: Aage Aaberge, Axel Helgeland, Jan Blomgren, Kate Barry, Mike Downey

 

Item added August 30, 2010

 

 

U.K., REGION 2, PAL

 

Format: PAL, All Regions
Language English
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
Number of discs: 1
Classification: PG
Studio: Ind-DVD Ltd
DVD Release Date: 5 Sep 2005
Run Time: 88 minutes

 

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NORTH AMERICA - NTSC, REGION 1


Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1
Language: Danish, English, Norwegian, Swedish
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Fox Lorber
DVD Release Date: August 16, 2005
Run Time: 91 minutes
 

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JUST FOR THE HECK OF IT!

 

PAUL (2011) DVD/BLU-RAY

 

Why include this?  Why, an alien named 'Paul', that doesn't sound related to you?!
 

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost ('Hot Fuzz', 'Shaun of the Dead') reunite as sci-fi geeks taking a pilgrimage to America’s UFO heartland. There they meet a smart-ass alien, named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) who takes them on an insane road trip. As they struggle to return Paul home, the little green man might just take the outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes. From the director of Superbad Greg Mottola and with a stellar supporting cast including Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and Sigourney Weaver, Paul is a must-own comedy adventure not to be missed!

 

Actors: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Sigourney Weaver
Directors: Greg Mottola
Writers: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost

 

Item added July 22, 2011

 

U.K. - EUROPE

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DVD - REGION 2, PAL

 

Format: PAL
Language English
Region: Region 2
Number of discs: 2
Classification: 15
Studio: Universal Pictures UK

DVD Release Date: 13 Jun 2011

 

 

 

Triple Play Blu-Ray/DVD/digital

Number of discs: 2
Classification: 15
Studio: Universal Pictures UK

DVD Release Date: 13 Jun 2011

 

 

 

 

NORTH AMERICA

 

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DVD - REGION 1, NTSC

Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Universal Studios
Run Time: 104 minutes


DVD Release Date: August 9, 2011

 

Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital copy

Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Universal Pictures

Run Time: 104 minutes
 

DVD Release Date: August 9, 2011

 

 

 

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BOOKS

 

DOCTOR WHO: THE INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN

 

by Simon Messingham

 

Doctor Who meets Captain Scarlet (sort of)...

 

A very intriguing  new book from the Doctor Who's series,  has been released a couple of weeks ago by BBC Books. "The Indestructible Man" is set in a future world  inspired by Gerry Anderson's universes, in an obvious tribute to them.  The story brings The Doctor in 2069, where he meets with an international organisation, PRISM, who is fighting alien invaders using terrorist tactics to bring about Earth's downfall - and who have the power to possess and duplicate, in order to destroy their enemy from within.  With the help of PRISM agent , Captain Grant Matthews, who has accidentally became indestructible during the war against the Myloki, the Doctor seeks out the truth behind the so-called 'war-of-nerves'.  

 

Available in any bookstores, the book will certainly interest Doctor Who's and Gerry Anderson's fans alike.

 

You can order your copy of "The Indestructible Man" at Amazon.co.uk.

 

Item updated August 30, 2010

 

 

 

 

THE PUPPET MASTERS

 

by Robert A. Heinlein

 

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Baen Books (11 Aug 2009)

First published in 1951.
Language English
 

The book that inspired the movie by the same title. 

 

When a flying saucer lands in Iowa, the head of a very secret intelligence agency in the U.S. and his two top agents go to investigate, to discover that an invasion is underway by slug-like aliens who, by the simple touch, can completely take control of a human, body and mind...  And most of Iowa is already under their control...
 

Item added August 30, 2010

 

 

Available at Amazon.com

 

Available at Amazon.co.uk

 

 

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (American title)

THE BODY SNATCHERS (U.K. Title)

 

by Jack Finney

 

Paperback
 

The original, invasion novel, that inspired the many "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" movies. 

 

While Miles's patients start remarking about loved ones not seeming to be themselves, he merely chalks it up to paranoia. However, when he becomes witness to a distinct but subtle change in the personality of some townspeople, he and his friends realize something is afoot. Their fears are realized as they stumble upon faceless corpses and strange pods. But the pod people are spreading fast, and Miles is running out of places to hide and people to help him.
 

Item added August 30, 2010

 

 

The Body Snatchers

240 pages

Publisher: Gollantz

 

Available at Amazon.co.uk

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

224 pages

Publisher: Touchtone

 

Available at Amazon.com

 

 

BLACKEST NIGHT SERIES (COMICS GRAPHIC NOVELS)

 

by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: DC Comics (July  2010)

 

During Summer 2010, DC Comics launched the "Blackest Night" comic books mini-series, directly from the pages of their "Green Lantern" and "Green Lantern Corps" regular series. This massive crossover has been saluted as one of the best series in recent years. 

 

The "Blackest Night" is a prophecy feared by the Guardians of the Galaxy, as the night when Death will triumph over all lives.  To face this approaching menace, it will take more than the Green Lantern Corps:  all the other Lights Corps (each colour representing the emotional spectrum) will have to join the fight, if there should be only one chance of survival against this entity that holds the most fearful weapon of all:  the rings of the Black Lanterns, which can give a semblance of life to the dead heroes of Earth, warp their half-rotten mind and use them against their former friends and allies.  And all who are killed by these Black Lanterns immediately join their ranks!

 

All the issues of the mini-series, as well as the issues of the regular series that crossed over with it, have been collected into seven hard-cover edition books.

 

The U.K. Edition of the books (by Titan Books Ltd.) is not available in its entirety right now, but you can buy the American Edition (by DC Comics) at Amazon.com.

 

Item added August 30, 2010

 

BLACKEST NIGHT

 

 

 

BLACKEST NIGHT:

Green Lantern

 

BLACKEST NIGHT:

Green Lantern Corps

 

BLACKEST NIGHT:

Tales of the Corps

 

BLACKEST NIGHT:

Rise of the Black Lantern

 

BLACKEST NIGHT:

Black Lantern Corps, Vol. 1

 

BLACKEST NIGHT:

Black Lantern Corps, Vol. 2

 

 

 

 

EARTH CHILD: THE E.D. PIPER CHRONICLES (VOLUME 1)

 

by Laura J Kaighn

Paperback: 182 pages
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 2013)

 

The author of this book is better known to Spectrum Headquarters website as Lady Hawke, the author of nearly a dozen Captain Scarlet fan fiction stories that can be found within this page.  The main protagonist of this book, Ehlora Dawn Piper was first introduced to us in the story "Shapes of Things".

 

In this book, the first of a series we hope we'll be long, Ehlora Dawn Piper, a young shape-shifter is on the run from a geneticist intent on replicating her extraordinary abilities. Dr. Kraven's pursuit of our teen heroine is both obsessive and unrelenting. His goal: to create an army of super soldiers capable of utilizing Ehlora's many forms and skills!

 

You can order your copy at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk depending of your location!

 

Item added March 3rd, 2013

 

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Available at Amazon.co.uk

 

 

FOR CATHERINE

 

by Elizabeth Morgan

 

Yes, the very same who was the voice of Destiny and Rhapsody Angels.   Elizabeth Morgan is also a writer, and with this novel, set in occupied France during World War II, she shows yet again another facet of her multiple talents.

 

Description from the Amazon site:

Immediately following the French Vichy Government’s armistice with Hitler in July 1940, a group of handpicked German soldier musicians is billeted in the west wing of prestigious Chateau de Lazarin in southern unoccupied France, to create a ‘cultural presence.’ The de Lazarin family are deeply affronted by this invasion of their chateau, but when Catherine their beautiful daughter, meets Major Freddy von Langdorf there is an immediate mutual attraction, powerful and obvious. There is no logic in love, no rationale. They are enemies. They know their relationship can only be fraught with danger. Catherine, half way through her abandoned medical degree is involved in the Resistance through her cousin Max, who is working with Jean Moulin, a Resistance leader. The pugilistic SS Hauptsturmfuhrer Muller, already known to the young Major, arrives in the south of France with the complete Nazi take-over of the country; a brute with swaggering fanaticism who hates Freddy and his privileged class as vehemently as he does Jews and the Resistance. Extracting confessions from victims through torture is his speciality, and insists that Major von Langdorf is his interpreter during these obscene interrogations. High in the Cevennes, Catherine is working in a makeshift Resistance hospital. Freddy passes vital information to her for the Resistance, creating a perilous situation for both of them. Muller certainly knows something. But how much and what? A sadist, who twists the knife slowly before striking, he is out for blood. Whose will it be?

 

Paperback: 344 pages
Publisher: Creative Print (6 Nov 2012)

 

Available at Amazon.co.uk.

 

Item updated July 6, 2014

 

 

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GAMES

 

CLUEDO / CLUE

 

 

This classic, always popular murder/mystery-themed board game is one of the oldies but also of the goodies! Originally published in 1949 in Leeds, Englands, by Waddington, it was created by Anthony E. Pratt, a solicitor's clerk from Birmingham, England. Today, the always popular game is published by Hasbro, the American game and toy companyTand toy company Hasbro, which acquired its U.S. publisher Parker Brothers as well as Waddingtons.

In his country of origins, and in Europe the game is known as Cluedo, but in North America, its name is simply Clue. The original board game calls upon the players capacity of deduction to find the culprit of an odious murder which had been committed in a mansion. The players each becomes one of the characters and move around the board representing the mansion's many rooms, collecting clues as who might have killed the game's victim, Dr. Black (In North America, the name was changed to Mr. Boddy). The characters of this classic game don't need introduction: Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum, Reverend Green and Miss Scarlet... The use of these names alone are ground enough to include the Cluedo game into this page.

Since 1949, the game had gone through changes and various versions are now available to players. It wasn't restricted to only a board game and became an computer game, and even a comedy movie. We will be listing only a few of these versions on this page, but feel free to browse the various Amazon websites for other interesting versions as well.

 

Item updated August 30, 2010

 

U.K.

 
 

CLUEDO: MURDER AT TUDOR HALL

Repackaged for a new generation

CLUEDO: DISCOVER THE SECRETS

The usual suspects with intriguing new personalities and updated weapons

 

CLUEDO MYSTERIES

Detective game with 3 decoders. 50 cases to solve

CLUEDO SFX

Luxury edition, with interactive and touch-sensitive game board

CLUEDO DVD GAME

Directed game play guiding players through the mysteries on screen

CLUEDO CHRONICLES - FATAL ILLUSION

PC Game Windows XP Platform

 

You can also buy other Assorted Cluedo Games and products at Amazon.co.uk.

 

U.S.A.

CLUE - THE CLASSIC EDITION

 
 

CLUE: SECRETS AND SPIES

All the usual suspects - with new settings, new weapons and new rooms 

 

CLUE AT SEA

The famous Clue characters find mystery on a pleasure cruise! 

CLUE DVD GAME

Directed game play guiding players through the mysteries on screen 

CLUEDO DVD GAME

PC Game Windows XP platform

2 different game modes Classic and No Die Roll - 3 difficulty levels  

CLUE: MURDER AT BODDY MANSION

PC Game Windows 98 and later platform

 

 

 

Have any suggestions of merchandises you think should appear on this page?  The Spectrum HQ website invites you to contact us, and to tell us about it!  Either DVDs, books, games, or whatever items you think is of related interests, we'll examine all of your suggestions and if considered related, they will be added here.  Just write us at scarlet1bishop@hotmail.com.

 

 

 

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