Avengers '63: Set 3

Avengers '63: Set 3

Director: Jonathan Alwyn, Kim Mills, Peter Hammond, Richmond Harding

Cast: Jonathan Alwyn, Kim Mills, Peter Hammond, Richmond Harding

     
 
This double-DVD set wraps up the missing sections of the 1963 Avengers series, and also reaches back to the preceding season, when Honor Blackman was one of three co-stars with Patrick MacNee; the others were Julie Stevens and Jon Rollason. Stevens is represented on this set by two episodes, "School for Traitors" and "Box of Tricks." It's curious

Overview

This double-DVD set wraps up the missing sections of the 1963 Avengers series, and also reaches back to the preceding season, when Honor Blackman was one of three co-stars with Patrick MacNee; the others were Julie Stevens and Jon Rollason. Stevens is represented on this set by two episodes, "School for Traitors" and "Box of Tricks." It's curious that these two shows and the other early episodes look and sound better than some of the 1964-vintage shows in other installments of the series. It's easy to see why Stevens' character Venus Smith didn't survive -- her flighty singer seems a will-o'-the-wisp next to Honor Blackman's Catherine Gale. She's neither as attractive nor as interesting as Gale and doesn't seem to add more than a few showbiz touches to the plots, by virtue of her regular job as a singer; she does provide a basis, however, for Steed to clash with one of his superiors over the agent's use of "amateur" assistants on his cases. The stories themselves are all espionage and crime-oriented, with little of the fanciful, science fiction-inspired material that would characterize the later series, and the overall body of work is relatively drab. It's interesting to see the series from front to back in the order in which A&E is issuing it, watching innovations and other elements disappear as one goes along, although only hardcore fans of the program will be interested in this particular volume. As with the other parts of this series, the menu opens automatically on start-up, and each program can be selected individually or chosen by its chapter breakdown.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2001
UPC:
0733961701937
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[B&W]
Time:
5:12:00

Special Features

Six complete episodes; Interactive menus; Scene selection

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dallas Cavell Manager
Honor Blackman Cathy Gale
Jan Butlin Barmaid
Julia Arnall Hilda Stern
Peter Arne Cosmo Gallion,Redfern
Ian Curry Gerry Weston
James Bree Miller
Patrick MacNee John Steed
Robert Bernal Hillier
Allan Blakelock Peter Neville
Angela Browne Pamela Johnson
Charlie Bird Hall
Paul Eddington Richard Marling
Reginald Marsh Higby
Robert Hartley Actor
Alan Browning Moss
Fred Evans Actor
Maurice Hedley Gen. Sutherland
Ronald Mayer Proctor
Steve Greeb Actor
Anthony Nicholls Dr. Shanklin
Irene Bradshaw Diana
Jacqueline Jones Henrietta
Paul Hansard Kressler
Rowena Gregory Anne
Susan Franklin Barmaid

Technical Credits
Jonathan Alwyn Director
Kim Mills Director
Peter Hammond Director
Richmond Harding Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Vol. 5
0. Scene Selection
0. Intercrime
0. Scene Selection
1. Tune In [1:15]
2. The Patient [5:04]
3. The Plan [5:34]
4. The Ring [9:17]
5. Act Two [6:43]
6. The Case [6:43]
7. The Escape [3:00]
8. Act Three [5:05]
9. The Rescue [5:12]
0. Immortal Clay
0. Scene Selection
1. Tune In [2:13]
2. The Brief [2:02]
3. The Business [11:51]
4. The Tile [7:36]
5. Act Two [3:11]
6. The Machinery [6:07]
7. Act Three [8:09]
8. The Truth [6:37]
0. Box of Tricks
0. Scene Selection
1. Tune In [1:13]
2. The Nightclub [8:25]
3. The Illness [5:21]
4. The Magic Trick [3:48]
5. Act Two [7:35]
6. The Box [7:41]
7. Act Three [5:56]
8. The Tape [10:29]
Side # 2 -- Vol. 6
0. Scene Selection
0. Warlock
0. Scene Selection
1. Tune In [:58]
2. The Parcel [4:42]
3. The Occult [10:24]
4. Act Two [4:12]
5. The Interview [7:38]
6. The Lecture [4:49]
7. Act Three [5:59]
8. The Performance [7:07]
9. The Kill [4:01]
0. The Golden Eggs
0. Scene Selection
1. Tune In [2:17]
2. The Cover [6:09]
3. The Advice [6:31]
4. The Ambulance [5:00]
5. Act Two [3:26]
6. The Search [4:27]
7. Act Three [7:37]
8. The Holdup [6:09]
0. School for Traitors
0. Scene Selection
1. Tune In [1:22]
2. The College [4:26]
3. The Debt [6:06]
4. The Letter [11:58]
5. Act Two [9:10]
6. The Victim [3:03]
7. Act Three [7:50]
8. The Book [6:35]

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