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|Avengers '66 - Set 1 Vol 1 2|
Actors: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson, Ian Hendry
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Get your kicks with The Avengers '66. This two-volume set uncorks six sought-after episodes from this cult classic series' fourth season. Patrick Macnee, the umbrella-toting gentleman spy John Steed, and Diana Rigg, the ra... more »
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3 Belles and All is Well
hille2000 | USA | 03/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"John Steed certainly was comfortably well in the hands of Kathy Gale, Mrs. Emma Peel and Tara King. `The Avengers" was a popular 1960's British fantasy-adventure series that focused on the exploits of a male-female duo in the service of the British government. The series underwent several changes of its female lead but its one constant male lead was John Steed always portrayed by the debonair Patrick Macnee (Originally the John Steed had two male partners but that format eventually changed). Kathy Gale portrayed by Honor Blackman became Steed's first female partner. However, when Honor Blackman departed the series and Diana Rigg entered as Mrs. Emma Peel, the show became an international sensation. Rigg brought sophistication, wit, charm and beauty, which hid her lethal and highly visual judo and karate abilities. Macnee and Rigg complemented each other beautifully with their carefree witty and charming exchange of dialogue. The show distinguished itself with bizarre and futuristic villains and fantastic plots. Popular at the height of the James Bond craze, the show was able to distinguish itself with its simply over-the-top visual style. Laurie Johnson's catchy and sophisticated main title theme matched the visuals of the show and still conjures up an image of the series when listened to today. When Diana Rigg left the series, Linda Thorson entered as John Steed's new partner Tara King. The series soon went off the air in the United States. It was a shame because the episodes with Tara King were quite good. The King episodes seemed to be a little more down to earth and contained some very good writing and intricate plotting. In any event series definitely left its mark amongst the finest. These DVD copies are gorgeous and they sound great in Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono."
2 series with Emma
Deborah MacGillivray | US & UK | 10/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first set of 1966 episodes are still in B & W, third and fourth DVD with Emma.
1) "Silent Dust" Extortionists are threatening the extinction of Britain's birds and beasts by means of a deadly fertilizer, Steed and Emma must ride to the rescue
2) "Room Without a View" An elegant West End hotels - sort of a Hotel California "you can check out anytime you want, but you can never leave". Strange todos are happening and each move is being controlled in a giant chess game by the mastermind Mr. Chessman.
3) "Small Game for Big Hunters" Emma and John search for the secret of the Curse of Sleep. Males will enjoy Emma in a sarong, while Steed swings on a vine ala Tarzan to rescue Mrs. Peel.
4) "The Girl from Auntie" is a quirky take off on the Man from U*N*C*L*E*. A firm specializes in acquiring "one of a kind" and someone has put in an order for Mrs. Peel. Emma finds herself dressed like the bird in the gilded cage and Steed rushes to save Emma before her feathers get ruffled too much. But first, he must get pass the grannies with the knitting needles!
5) "The 13th Hole" it's a sticky wicket troubling Steed and Emma, as a Posh golf club proves there are more "traps" than sand-traps and hazards are truly hazardous.
6) "Quick-Quick-Slow Death" - Emma and Steed are sent to check out a dance studio, which is a front for enemy agents
The banter between Macnee and Rigg have never been duplicated and it makes for a great time. They have settled into their roles by this series, where it allowed them to effortlessly parry and thrust verbally, making the series shine. A large portion of these are directed by Roy Baker's capable hand.
A Very God Plot and Very Fun
Deborah MacGillivray | 12/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Avengers, Patrick Macnee as John Steed and Diana Rigg as Mrs. Emma Peel are a classic two from the Avengers. This is a great set. It has some very good plots and these episodes are always fun to watch. From finding out about a new star from trading enemy agents into England, the Avengers are always on the tail of the enemy. This set includes: Silent Dust, Room Without a View,Small Game for Big Hunters, Girl From Auntie, The 13th Hole, and Quick-Quick-Slow Death. This is a fine Avengers sets... but not the best."
Another Great Collection
James Looman | Las Vegas, NV | 08/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is another great set. Any of the '65 or '66 Avengers are the best place to start watching. They represent the peak of the series. The sets are a great buy too, with three episodes to a disk. This one in particular has two of my favorites: "The Girl From Auntie" (which Mrs. Peel has only a small part, but she wears one of her more interesting costumes) and "Quick-Quick-Slow Death" (set in a dance school, which I think is one of the most charming episodes). "Room Without A View" and "The 13th Hole", are both very bizarre but, very enjoyable. But even the lesser episodes I belive are still watchable, for the interaction of Steed and Mrs. Peel."