"Director: Bill Harris"

1
  • FIREBALL XL5 - The Complete Series [DVD]FIREBALL XL5 - The Complete Series | DVD | (11/03/2013) from £16.59   |  Saving you £63.40 (382.16%)   |  RRP £79.99

    Languishing in the vaults for decades, during which time it became a semi-legendary show among TV fans of a certain age, Fireball XL5 (1962) was Gerry Anderson's second puppet-animation science fiction series, the direct forerunner of Stingray (1963) and Thunderbirds (1964). This is the show on which Anderson established the formula for his later classics: a pseudo-military organisation engaged in desperate Earth-saving adventures against overwhelming odds; superb model work; puppets with very obvious strings but endearing personalities; iconic music by Barry Gray; and absolutely massive explosions. Colonel Steve Zodiac pilots the coolest spaceship then seen on British TV, the titular Fireball XL5, and is joined by medical officer Venus, a forerunner of Lady Penelope voiced by Sylvia Anderson, and comedy relief Prof Matt Matic (David Graham). Along for the ride is Robert the Robot, a thinner version of Robbie the Robot from Forbidden Planet (1956), a character who would soon turn up in Lost in Space (1965). The plots are ridiculous, with typically Cold War-era aliens routinely bent on planetary destruction for no reason, and there's zero attention to even rudimentary astronomy or anything else approaching actual science. Yet the gadgets, vehicles and puppetry are first-rate and the fast-paced, action-filled episodes are relentlessly entertaining. It's a cult just waiting to be reborn, and essential viewing for all Anderson fans. On the DVD: Fireball XL5 is presented with all 39 episodes (they run 25 minutes each) on five discs. Despite the colourful packaging, the episodes are all black and white, and the 4:3 picture is generally fine, though there are occasional instances of over-compression, which results in artefacting on smooth walls and the like. Some shots look a little soft, but detail is usually strong, making the models and puppets look better than ever. The mono sound is fine, if unremarkable. There are no extras beyond optional subtitles. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Supercar The Complete Series (repackaged) [DVD]Supercar The Complete Series (repackaged) | DVD | (15/09/2009) from £25.52   |  Saving you £14.47 (36.20%)   |  RRP £39.99

    It travels through space and under the sea - and it can journey anywhere... Intrepid pilot Mike Mercury takes to the skies once more in the first series of Gerry Anderson's Supercar. With Professor Popkissmanning the console and the eccentric Dr. Beaker providing his customary - ah - blend of - em- erudition and genius the stage is set for an adventure series that blends adventure humour and charm in equal measure. Presented here is the entire series of 39 episodes digitally remastered and restored to a superb level of quality. This ground-breaking children's series will appeal to people who Gerry Anderson's other puppet series (Thunderbirds Captain Scarlet Stingray) and archive television fans.

  • Upstairs Downstairs - The Complete Third SeriesUpstairs Downstairs - The Complete Third Series | DVD | (01/05/2006) from £29.68   |  Saving you £0.31 (1.04%)   |  RRP £29.99

    The complete third series of the outstanding Emmy Award-winning Upstairs Downstairs. Episodes Comprise: 1. Miss Forrest 2. A House Divided 3. A Change Of Scene 4. A Family Secret 5. Rose's Pigeon 6. Desirous Of Change 7. Word Of Honour 8. The Bolter 9. Goodwill To All Men 10. What The Footman Saw 11. A Perfect Stranger 12. Distant Thunder 13. The Sudden Storm

  • Fireball XL5 - The Complete Series - Special Edition [DVD] [1962]Fireball XL5 - The Complete Series - Special Edition | DVD | (29/06/2009) from £68.83   |  Saving you £-8.84 (-14.70%)   |  RRP £59.99

    Set in the year 2063 Fireball XL5 charts the interplanetary adventures of a spacecraft and its crew handsome blonde pilot Steve Zodiac and the glamorous blonde space doctor Venus a maths genius and a robot! Fireball XL5 was part of a World Space Fleet based at Space City an island in the Pacific Ocean run by Commander Zero and Lieutenant Ninety. Its mission to patrol sector 25 of the universe beyond the solar system. The biggest craft of its kind the 300 metre long XL5 had a detatchable nose cone called Fireball Junior used for landings while the mothership was in orbit. Colonel Steve Zodiac the dynamic pilot of Fireball XL5 is ably assisted by Professor Matthew 'Matt' Mattic XL5's bespectacled naviagtor and scientific officier Venus the crew's medical expert and Steve's romantic interest Zoonie a strange looking creature called a Lazoon who is Venus' pet Robert the Robot the transparent mechanical companion and co-pilot to Steve Commander Zero the head of Space City.

  • Pie In The Sky - Series 4Pie In The Sky - Series 4 | DVD | (08/08/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    After being shot on duty DI Crabbe decides to retires from the police force to set up his own restaurant 'Pie In The Sky'. While he would much rather be left to his own devices in the kitchen he is constantly called back on duty by his needy ex-boss Chief Constable Fisher (Malcolm Sinclair). Episodes comprise: 1. Devils on Horseback (Part 1) 2. Devils on Horseback (Part 2) 3. Chinese Whispers 4. New Leaf 5. Breaking Bread 6. Gary's Cake

  • Fireball XL5 - The Complete Series [1962]Fireball XL5 - The Complete Series | DVD | (20/10/2003) from £24.29   |  Saving you £15.70 (64.64%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Languishing in the vaults for decades, during which time it became a semi-legendary show among TV fans of a certain age, Fireball XL5 (1962) was Gerry Anderson's second puppet-animation science fiction series, the direct forerunner of Stingray (1963) and Thunderbirds (1964). This is the show on which Anderson established the formula for his later classics: a pseudo-military organisation engaged in desperate Earth-saving adventures against overwhelming odds; superb model work; puppets with very obvious strings but endearing personalities; iconic music by Barry Gray; and absolutely massive explosions. Colonel Steve Zodiac pilots the coolest spaceship then seen on British TV, the titular Fireball XL5, and is joined by medical officer Venus, a forerunner of Lady Penelope voiced by Sylvia Anderson, and comedy relief Prof Matt Matic (David Graham). Along for the ride is Robert the Robot, a thinner version of Robbie the Robot from Forbidden Planet (1956), a character who would soon turn up in Lost in Space (1965). The plots are ridiculous, with typically Cold War-era aliens routinely bent on planetary destruction for no reason, and there's zero attention to even rudimentary astronomy or anything else approaching actual science. Yet the gadgets, vehicles and puppetry are first-rate and the fast-paced, action-filled episodes are relentlessly entertaining. It's a cult just waiting to be reborn, and essential viewing for all Anderson fans. On the DVD: Fireball XL5 is presented with all 39 episodes (they run 25 minutes each) on five discs. Despite the colourful packaging, the episodes are all black and white, and the 4:3 picture is generally fine, though there are occasional instances of over-compression, which results in artefacting on smooth walls and the like. Some shots look a little soft, but detail is usually strong, making the models and puppets look better than ever. The mono sound is fine, if unremarkable. There are no extras beyond optional subtitles. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Supercar - The Entire SeriesSupercar - The Entire Series | DVD | (25/04/2005) from £27.39   |  Saving you £12.60 (46.00%)   |  RRP £39.99

    ""It travels through space and under the sea - and it can journey anywhere..."" Intrepid pilot Mike Mercury takes to the skies once more in the first series of Gerry Anderson's Supercar. With Professor Popkissmanning the console and the eccentric Dr. Beaker providing his customary - ah - blend of - em- erudition and genius the stage is set for an adventure series that blends adventure humour and charm in equal measure. Presented here is the entire series of 39 episodes digitally re

1

Please wait. Loading...