"Actor: Sylvia Anderson"

  • Thunderbirds Complete Series Digistack--9-Disc Box SetThunderbirds Complete Series Digistack--9-Disc Box Set | DVD | (19/07/2004) from £22.93   |  Saving you £102.06 (81.70%)   |  RRP £124.99

    Filmed in VIDECOLOR [explosions, drum roll, music builds to a climax] and SUPERMARIONATION"! The opening sequence of Thunderbirds is itself a masterclass in Gerry Anderson's marionette hyperbole: who else would dare to make a virtue out of the fact that (a) the show is in colour and (b) it's got puppets in it? But everything about this series really is epic: Thunderbirds is action on the grandest scale, pre-dating such high-concept Hollywood vehicles as Armaggedon by 30 years and more (the acting is better, too), and fetishising gadgets in a way that even the most excessive Bond movies could never hope to rival. Unsurprisingly, it transpires that the visual effects are by Derek Meddings, whose later contributions to Bond movies like The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker echo his pioneering model work here.As to the characters, the clean-cut Tracey boys take second place in the audiences' affections to their cool machines--the real stars of the show--while comic relief is to be found in the charming company of Lady Penelope and her pink Rolls (number plate FAB1), driven by lugubrious chauffeur Parker, whose "Yes, milady" catch phrase resonated around school playgrounds for decades. (Spare a thought for poor old John Tracey, stuck up in space on Thunderbird 5 with only the radio for company.) The puppet stunt-work is breathtakingly audacious, and every week's death-defying escapade is nail-bitingly choreographed in the very best tradition of disaster movies. First shown in 1964 and now digitally remastered, Thunderbirds is children's TV that still looks and sounds like big-budget Hollywood. In this box set: all 32 episodes on eight discs, plus a bonus DVD featuring "The Thunderbirds Companion", an action-packed compilation which features the very best Thunderbirds rescues and scenes and tells the whole story behind Gerry Anderson's legendary action adventure series. Includes behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Gerry Anderson, David Graham (the voice of Parker, Brains and Kyrano), Thunderbirds directors Alan Patillo and Bob Bell, and puppeteer John Blundall. --Mark Walker

  • Thunderbirds Box Set (9 discs)Thunderbirds Box Set (9 discs) | DVD | (13/11/2000) from £23.99   |  Saving you £101.00 (80.80%)   |  RRP £124.99

    Filmed in VIDECOLOR [explosions, drum roll, music builds to a climax] and SUPERMARIONATION"! The opening sequence of Thunderbirds is itself a masterclass in Gerry Anderson's marionette hyperbole: who else would dare to make a virtue out of the fact that (a) the show is in colour and (b) it's got puppets in it? But everything about this series really is epic: Thunderbirds is action on the grandest scale, pre-dating such high-concept Hollywood vehicles as Armaggedon by 30 years and more (the acting is better, too), and fetishising gadgets in a way that even the most excessive Bond movies could never hope to rival. Unsurprisingly, it transpires that the visual effects are by Derek Meddings, whose later contributions to Bond movies like The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker echo his pioneering model work here.As to the characters, the clean-cut Tracey boys take second place in the audiences' affections to their cool machines--the real stars of the show--while comic relief is to be found in the charming company of Lady Penelope and her pink Rolls (number plate FAB1), driven by lugubrious chauffeur Parker, whose "Yes, milady" catch phrase resonated around school playgrounds for decades. (Spare a thought for poor old John Tracey, stuck up in space on Thunderbird 5 with only the radio for company.) The puppet stunt-work is breathtakingly audacious, and every week's death-defying escapade is nail-bitingly choreographed in the very best tradition of disaster movies. First shown in 1964 and now digitally remastered, Thunderbirds is children's TV that still looks and sounds like big-budget Hollywood.In this box set: All 32 episodes on eight discs, plus a bonus DVD featuring "The Thunderbirds Companion", an exclusive documentary with interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. --Mark Walker

  • The Secret Service - The Complete SeriesThe Secret Service - The Complete Series | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £7.99   |  Saving you £17.00 (212.77%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Father Unwin is no normal vicar - he is an agent of BISHOP (British Intelligence Service Headquarters Operation Priest) who with Matthew the gardener fights crime in a most peculiar and unique fashion. He also has access to a fabulous machine that enables him to shrink both people and objects to a third of their normal size. This is arguably the most sought after of Anderson's series and is rarely seen on television. This DVD - the first time it has been made available - contains

  • Thunderbirds Are Go - The Movie [1966]Thunderbirds Are Go - The Movie | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.35   |  Saving you £9.64 (60.30%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Thunderbirds Are Go followed the remarkable success of the Thunderbirds television series, bringing the three-dimensional puppet animation adventures of International Rescue to the big screen. Set in the 21st century, there is no attempt to explain the background story: as in the TV show International Rescue is a private family organisation who use hi-tech craft to rescue anyone in peril. Here it is the first manned flight to Mars which is in danger, as International Rescue foils a sabotage attempt at the launch, then race to avert disaster when the spaceship returns to earth. What could have made a 50-minute TV episode is expanded to feature length with Martian "rock monsters" and a surreal dream-sequence involving Alan Tracy, Lady Penelope and "Cliff Richard Jnr" & the Shadows, with a new song performed by the real Cliff and the Shadows. In the cinemas this was competing against another British children's TV SF spin-off, the equally colourful Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150AD, and would be followed by Thunderbird 6 (1968). Yet apart from more complex model work, a bigger orchestra and even bigger explosions, on TV this plays like a widescreen double-length episode. On the DVD: The mono sound is powerful, with Barry Gray's stirring music suffering intermittent distortion. Presented in anamorphic widescreen the picture is very good, with strong colours and only minimal grain, though the print does show occasional damage. Unfortunately the original extremely wide 2.74:1 Techniscope image is cropped to more conventional 2.35:1, to the extent that the careful compositions are noticeably damaged, which director David Lane refers to in his joint commentary with producer Sylvia Anderson (who also played Lady Penelope). 35 years after the event their commentary is packed with details of the filming process and full of information about the many problems of and solutions to making an animated feature. Both Anderson fans and budding animators will find this a real education. The original, rather battered, trailer is included, as are galleries of behind the scenes photos, promotional artwork and posters. Altogether it's rather FABulous. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Captain Scarlet - Complete Series Box Set [1966]Captain Scarlet - Complete Series Box Set | DVD | (17/09/2001) from £35.00   |  Saving you £40.99 (53.90%)   |  RRP £75.99

    First broadcast in 1967, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons was the most grown-up of all Gerry Anderson's SuperMarionation adventures. There are gadgets and toy-friendly machines galore, of course--like the Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle, the Angel Aircraft and Cloudbase itself--but, unlike the colourful fantasies of Stingray and Thunderbirds, this series' concern with an implacable, vengeful enemy, conspiracies and double-agents drew its inspiration from James Bond and the Cold War spy dramas of the 1960s. Special effects whiz Derek Meddings imbues the action sequences with a truly Bondian grandeur and, like the sinister Spectre of the Bond films, the Martian Mysterons seem all the more hostile for their unseen presence, their agents infiltrating every organisation dedicated to their destruction just as it seemed the Soviets were doing at the time. The indestructible Captain Scarlet is killed then resurrected every week (though not like South Park's Kenny), and more often than not the unstoppable Mysterons emerge triumphant, and always undefeated. The varied cast of Spectrum agents and their voice characterisations also aim at verisimilitude (Captain Scarlet, voiced by Francis Matt hews, sounds like a grim Cary Grant), while the puppetry is more realistic than ever. This box set contains all 32 episodes, with newly remastered picture and Dolby 5.1 surround sound. The DVD box also includes extra features on each disc, plus a sixth documentary disc, "Captain Scarlet: S.I.G.". In its new digital incarnation, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons still looks and sounds like the epitome of 60s cool. --Mark Walker

  • Joe 90: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]Joe 90: The Complete Series | Blu Ray | (14/10/2019) from £30.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    PILOT! AQUANAUT! ASTRONAUT! MOST SPECIAL AGENT JOE 90 IS ALL THESE AND MORE! Joe McClaine is a normal nine-year-old boy but with his stepfather's new invention he becomes something much more! Professor McClaine's BIG RAT machine can imprint another person's brain patterns on Joe, giving him the skills to fly a jet, become an astronaut or operate on someone's brain! Recruited by the World Intelligence Network, Joe quickly becomes their Most Special Agent! Another huge hit for Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, Joe 90 took Century 21's popular Supermarionation productions into new territory with a star who's a nine-year-old secret agent! This entire series has been restored in High Definition by Network from the original 35mm film elements, winning the FOCAL award for Best Archive Restoration & Preservation Project.

  • Stingray - Complete Series [1964]Stingray - Complete Series | DVD | (02/04/2001) from £52.63   |  Saving you £7.36 (12.30%)   |  RRP £59.99

    Drums pound, building excitement; the music bursts into life with a cry of "Stingray! Stingray!" Who can resist? Especially when a dramatic voice announces, "Anything can happen in the next half hour!". Stingray (1964) was the show Gerry Anderson made just before he really hit the big time with Thunderbirds (1965), producing 39 episodes of the 21st-century adventures of Troy Tempest--tall, dark and handsome (his voice was based on James Garner) captain of the titular submarine. His mission: to protect the seas on behalf of WASP (World Aquanaut Security Patrol). With complex underwater model and puppet effects, this was ground-breaking television, especially as it was the first UK series to be made in colour, though for years it was only seen in black and white. Special effects director Derek Meddings later graduated to the James Bond movies, while Moneypenny herself (actress Lois Maxwell) voiced Atlanta Shore. Here, just as in the Bond movies, she played second fiddle in our hero's affections, the mute Marina becoming Stingray's sex-goddess. The end-credits even featured a song in her honour, "Aqua Maria", which became an international hit. As for the bad guys: half-man, half-fish Titan and his Terror Fish wage dastardly war against humanity and the peaceful underwater citizens of Pacifica. Four decades on the model and underwater sequences still impress, and surely much of the inspiration for the underwater city in The Phantom Menace came from locations in Stingray. Whether as bizarre 60s nostalgia, or winning a new generation of fans, Stingray remains eccentric cult family entertainment. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Joe 90 - Complete Series [1968]Joe 90 - Complete Series | DVD | (30/09/2002) from £20.46   |  Saving you £49.53 (70.80%)   |  RRP £69.99

    Joe 90 was Gerry Anderson's penultimate puppet show of the 1960s, following Captain Scarlet (1968) and preceding the little-known The Secret Service (1969). In 2112 professor Ian McClaine has invented the BIG RAT (Brain Impulse Galvanoscope, Record And Transfer), a machine for copying knowledge and experiences from person to person. WIN (World Intelligence Organisation) uses this to prime their top undercover agent before sending him into the field on missions which range from foiling international terrorists to recovering a nuclear weapon from beneath the polar ice. So far so good, but in perhaps the most mind-boggling concept ever to reach children's TV, that agent is McClaine's nine-year-old adopted son, Joe. Somehow even as it stays true to the Gerry Anderson techno-fantasy formula of secret organisations, gadgetry, and action-packed adventure full of spectacular explosions and violent death, Joe 90 remains blithely unconscious of its own implications. The missions are as globe-trotting as anything in Anderson's classic Thunderbirds series, and sometimes Joe does save lives, performing a risky brain operation or rescuing trapped astronauts. Yet even then his criminally irresponsible father brainwashes the lad each episode before placing him in a highly dangerous adult situation. Though the production values remain way ahead of anything else being done on British TV at the time, the question remains how did this ever seem like a good idea? On the DVD: Joe 90 comes complete in a five-disc box set of the entire 30-episode series. Each disc contains six 25-minute episodes presented, as usual with Gerry Anderson DVDs, behind a lovingly crafted menu. As expected the 4:3 picture quality is superb and the mono sound is full, detailed and without a trace of distortion. Each disc contains several pages of character biography and background information on the show, a photo gallery and varied extras such as location stills or a gallery of promotional images. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Thunderbirds Are GO - The Movie [Blu-ray]Thunderbirds Are GO - The Movie | Blu Ray | (17/04/2019) from £7.59   |  Saving you £12.40 (62.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO! Blast off into more action and more adventure with the first ever feature-length film starring the International Rescue team! Millionaire ex-astronaut, Jeff Tracy, his five stalwart sons, Brains, the inventor of the Thunderbird crafts and the fabulous secret agent Lady Penelope launch into action in this Supermarionation¬Ě classic from the mind of the iconic visionary Gerry Anderson!

  • Filmed in Supermarionation / This is Supermarionation [DVD]Filmed in Supermarionation / This is Supermarionation | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £10.98   |  Saving you £14.01 (56.10%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Filmed in Supermarionation This is the definitive documentary telling the story of the unique puppetry and animation technique developed by Gerry and Sylvia and their team and deployed in all their programmes throughout the 1960s including Stingray Captain Scarlet and most famously Thunderbirds. Directed and co-produced by Stephen La Rivière and hosted by Lady Penelope and Parker themselves Filmed in Supermarionation is a screen adaptation of his book of the same name and features a wealth of previously unseen archive footage brand new interviews with the surviving casts and crews and clips from the shows themselves. A highlight of the film are ingenious and accurate recreations of the pioneering techniques used in the productions. Bonus Features: Deleted scenes: a selection of material that did not appear in the final documentary. Filming in Supermarionation: filming the effects and puppets for the documentary Special effects reel: an unedited reel of special effects shots created for the documentary Gerry and Sylvia in America: colour footage shot by Barry Gray of Gerry and Sylvia at the 1965 World's Fair in New York Tomorrow's World: full Video Assist report Something for the Children: Sylvia Anderson archive interview Parade: colour behind-the-scenes Thunderbirds footage Lord Mayor & Thunderbird 3 (silent reel) This is Supermarionation You’ve seen how the shows were created – now see them as never before – Supermarionation in High Definition. Launch the disc sit back and enjoy some rare treats on a journey through Supermarionationland. Parker Lady Penelope and Brains are your hosts introducing some of the very best episodes from the Supermarionation archive as well as news items commercial breaks with tie-in adverts and much more. Stand By For Action! Bonus Features: Four Feather Falls: Gunfight on Main Street Supercar: False Alarm Fireball XL5: Space City Special Stingray: Pilot Thunderbirds: Terror in New York City Captain Scarlet: The Mysterons Joe 90: Hi-Jacked The Secret Service: More Haste Less Speed

  • Thunderbirds [Blu-ray] [1964]Thunderbirds | Blu Ray | (15/09/2008) from £25.89   |  Saving you £9.10 (35.15%)   |  RRP £34.99

    When evil threatens International Rescue blasts-off to sort things out. Somewhere in the Pacific the rescue organisation is always on the lookout for trouble. The founder and co-ordinator of the group is astronaut Jeff Tracy whose sons serve as pilots of the group's five super-secret craft - the Thunderbirds. As the Tracys work for the good of mankind they must try to stop the villainy of The Hood who is determined to undermine the organisation and learn the secrets of the Thunderbirds aircraft. Thunderbirds delivers high-flying action and adventure through the imaginative use of Gerry Anderson's Supermarionation and the special effects of Academy Award' winner Derek Meddings.

  • 3 Gerry Anderson Classics - Supermarionation - Joe 90 / Captain Scarlet / Stingray [1964]3 Gerry Anderson Classics - Supermarionation - Joe 90 / Captain Scarlet / Stingray | DVD | (20/10/2003) from £9.65   |  Saving you £8.34 (46.40%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Featuring nineteen episodes taken from the Jerry Anderson collection including Captain Scarlet Joe 90 and the Stingray adventure series.

  • Space: 1999 - The Complete First Series (Repackaged) [DVD]Space: 1999 - The Complete First Series (Repackaged) | DVD | (01/11/2010) from £20.27   |  Saving you £29.72 (59.50%)   |  RRP £49.99

    Space: 1999 is a Gerry Anderson cult classic as unmissable today as it was when first conceived in 1973. Starring husband and wife team Martin Landau and Barbara Bain Space: 1999 revolves around the crew of Moonbase Alpha where scientific experiments are conducted and space data gathered. Disaster strikes and the Moon is blown out of the Earth's orbit by a huge explosion emanating from man-made nuclear waste pits causing it to drift endlessly through the void of space where the real adventures begin. Episodes comprise: 1. Breakaway 2. Force Of Life 3. Collision Course 4. War Games 5. Death's Other Dominion 6. Voyager's Return 7. Alpha Child 8. Dragon's Domain 9. Mission Of The Darians 10. Black Sun 11. Guardian Of Piri 12. End Of Eternity 13. Matter Of Life And Death 14. Earthbound 15. The Full Circle 16. Another Time Another Place 17. The Infernal Machine 18. Ring Around The Moon 19. Missing Link 20. The Last Sunset 21. Space Brain 22. The Troubles Spirit 23. The Testament Of Arkadia 24. The Last Enemy

  • Thunderbirds Are Go / Thunderbird Six [1966]Thunderbirds Are Go / Thunderbird Six | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £7.99   |  Saving you £-2.67 (-50.20%)   |  RRP £5.32

    Stand by for another action-packed adventure from the amazing international rescue team! Thunderbirds Are Go: The excitement begins as Zero X a 21st Century spacecraft is leaving the earth's atmosphere bound for Mars with five men on board. The craft is suddenly blasted by a mysterious explosion. Sabotage! Can the Tracy team uncover the perpetrators and save the next launch? Thunderbird Six: The trouble begins when rescue team member Alan Tracy sets out on a holida

  • Thunderbirds: Volume 4 [1965]Thunderbirds: Volume 4 | DVD | (19/07/2004) from £7.01   |  Saving you £8.98 (56.20%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Filmed in VIDECOLOR--[explosions, drum roll, music builds to a climax]--and SUPERMARIONATION"! The opening sequence of Thunderbirds is itself a masterclass in Gerry Anderson's marionette hyperbole: who else would dare to make a virtue out of the fact that (a)the show is in colour and (b) it's got puppets in it? But everything about this series really is epic: Thunderbirds is action on the grandest scale, pre-dating such high-concept Hollywood vehicles as Armaggedon by 30 years and more (the acting is better, too), and fetishising gadgets in a way that even the most excessive Bond movies could never hope to rival. Unsurprisingly, it transpires that the visual effects are by Derek Meddings, whose later contributions to Bond movies like The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker echo his pioneering model work here. As to the characters, the clean-cut Tracey boys take second place in the audience's affections to their cool machines--the real stars of the show--while comic relief is to be found in the charming company of Lady Penelope and her pink Rolls (number plate FAB1), driven by lugubrious chauffeur Parker, whose "Yes, milady" catchphrase resonated around school playgrounds for decades. (Spare a thought for poor old John Tracey, stuck up in space on Thunderbird 5 with only the radio for company.) The puppet stunt-work is breathtakingly audacious, and every week's death-defying escapade is nail-bitingly choreographed in the very best tradition of disaster movies. First shown in 1964 and now digitally remastered, Thunderbirds is children's TV that still looks and sounds like big-budget Hollywood. On this DVD: The four episodes are: "Vault of Death", "The Mighty Atom", "City of Fire" and "The Imposters". Amazon.com

  • Thunderbirds: Volume 5Thunderbirds: Volume 5 | DVD | (19/07/2004) from £10.98   |  Saving you £5.01 (31.30%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Filmed in VIDECOLOR [explosions, drum roll, music builds to a climax] and SUPERMARIONATION"! The opening sequence of Thunderbirds is itself a masterclass in Gerry Anderson's marionette hyperbole: who else would dare to make a virtue out of the fact that (a) the show is in colour and (b) it's got puppets in it? But everything about this series really is epic: Thunderbirds is action on the grandest scale, pre-dating such high-concept Hollywood vehicles as Armaggedon by 30 years and more (the acting is better, too), and fetishising gadgets in a way that even the most excessive Bond movies could never hope to rival. Unsurprisingly, it transpires that the visual effects are by Derek Meddings, whose later contributions to Bond movies like The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker echo his pioneering model work here.As to the characters, the clean-cut Tracey boys take second place in the audiences' affections to their cool machines--the real stars of the show--while comic relief is to be found in the charming company of Lady Penelope and her pink Rolls (number plate FAB1), driven by lugubrious chauffeur Parker, whose "Yes, milady" catch phrase resonated around school playgrounds for decades. (Spare a thought for poor old John Tracey, stuck up in space on Thunderbird 5 with only the radio for company.) The puppet stunt-work is breathtakingly audacious, and every week's death-defying escapade is nail-bitingly choreographed in the very best tradition of disaster movies. First shown in 1964 and now digitally remastered, Thunderbirds is children's TV that still looks and sounds like big-budget Hollywood.On this DVD: The four episodes are: "The Man from MI5", "Cry Wolf", "Danger at Ocean Deep" and "Move and You're Dead".

  • Thunderbirds: Volume 2 [1965]Thunderbirds: Volume 2 | DVD | (19/07/2004) from £8.87   |  Saving you £7.12 (44.50%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Filmed in VIDECOLOR [explosions, drum roll, music builds to a climax] and SUPERMARIONATION"! The opening sequence of Thunderbirds is itself a masterclass in Gerry Anderson's marionette hyperbole: who else would dare to make a virtue out of the fact that (a) the show is in colour and (b) it's got puppets in it? But everything about this series really is epic: Thunderbirds is action on the grandest scale, pre-dating such high-concept Hollywood vehicles as Armaggedon by 30 years and more (the acting is better, too), and fetishising gadgets in a way that even the most excessive Bond movies could never hope to rival. Unsurprisingly, it transpires that the visual effects are by Derek Meddings, whose later contributions to Bond movies like The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker echo his pioneering model work here.As to the characters, the clean-cut Tracey boys take second place in the audiences' affections to their cool machines--the real stars of the show--while comic relief is to be found in the charming company of Lady Penelope and her pink Rolls (number plate FAB1), driven by lugubrious chauffeur Parker, whose "Yes, milady" catch phrase resonated around school playgrounds for decades. (Spare a thought for poor old John Tracey, stuck up in space on Thunderbird 5 with only the radio for company.) The puppet stunt-work is breathtakingly audacious, and every week's death-defying escapade is nail-bitingly choreographed in the very best tradition of disaster movies. First shown in 1964 and now digitally remastered, Thunderbirds is children's TV that still looks and sounds like big-budget Hollywood.On this DVD: The four episodes are: "Edge of Impact", "Day of Disaster", Thirty Minutes After Noon" and "Desperate Intruder".

  • Filmed in Supermarionation [DVD]Filmed in Supermarionation | DVD | (20/10/2014) from £4.39   |  Saving you £10.60 (70.70%)   |  RRP £14.99

    This is the definitive documentary telling the story of the unique puppetry and animation technique developed by Gerry and Sylvia and their team and deployed in all their programmes throughout the 1960s including Stingray Captain Scarlet and most famously Thunderbirds. Directed and co-produced by Stephen La Rivière and hosted by Lady Penelope and Parker themselves Filmed in Supermarionation is a screen adaptation of his book of the same name and features a wealth of previously unseen archive footage brand new interviews with the surviving casts and crews and clips from the shows themselves. A highlight of the film are ingenious and accurate recreations of the pioneering techniques used in the productions. Bonus Features: Deleted scenes: a selection of material that did not appear in the final documentary. Filming in Supermarionation: filming the effects and puppets for the documentary Special effects reel: an unedited reel of special effects shots created for the documentary Gerry and Sylvia in America: colour footage shot by Barry Gray of Gerry and Sylvia at the 1965 World's Fair in New York Tomorrow's World: full Video Assist report Something for the Children: Sylvia Anderson archive interview Parade: colour behind-the-scenes Thunderbirds footage Lord Mayor & Thunderbird 3 (silent reel)

  • Thunderbird 6: The Movie [1968]Thunderbird 6: The Movie | DVD | (09/04/2001) from £5.49   |  Saving you £10.50 (65.70%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Thunderbird 6 was the second feature spin-off from the hit Gerry Anderson puppet-animation TV series Thunderbirds, and revolved around a new addition to the line-up of International Rescue's five emergency craft. The plot sees Lady Penelope, Alan, Tin-Tin and Parker as the only passengers on the maiden, round-the-world flight of a futuristic airship, which is hijacked in a bid to capture Thunderbirds 1 and 2. From the moment Alan arrives on a Bond-style jetpack, the film veers away from the TV show into espionage adventure territory, and while the only people International Rescue rescue are their own members, they kill a fair number of baddies. The global tour means there are more locations than ever, and though the story takes a long time developing, the Die Hard-on-an-airship finale delivers the most explosive set piece of Gerry Anderson's career. As for Thunderbird 6, opinion remains divided as to whether it's an ingenious twist or a disappointing gimmick, but the movie's blend of model and live-action footage results in two superbly staged stunt sequences. Predecessor Thunderbirds Are Go (1968) is also available, and the Andersons would make one further feature film, Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969). On the DVD: The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 ratio image is sharp, full of detail and boasting well-saturated colours, only the briefest moments of damage and some graininess revealing the age of the print. The film was shot in ultra-wide Techniscope, and there are moments were it is very obvious that parts of the original 2.74:1 picture have been cropped at the sides. The mono sound is powerful with no hint of distortion. Extras are the original trailer, galleries of behind the scenes photos and promotional artwork, though the highlight is the highly informative commentary by Sylvia Anderson and director David Lane where they note how they made this film and worked on Captain Scarlet simultaneously.--Gary S Dalkin

  • Thunderbirds 6 - The Movie [Blu-ray]Thunderbirds 6 - The Movie | Blu Ray | (15/06/2015) from £7.59   |  Saving you £12.40 (163.37%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The International Rescue team is back in another action packed adventure! The combined efforts of the entire team is at full stretch, they'll need to be on top form with cunning assistance of Lady Penelope and Parker to defeat the ring of terrorist who've targeted International Rescue for destruction! The 2015 remake of the TV series is back on UK screens now, this enduring classic is presented on BluRay for the first ever in the UK.

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