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Captain Scarlet - The Complete Series
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With stunning special effects, a new generation of realistic "Super-marionation" puppets, and a darker, more serious tone than its predecessors, CAPTAIN SCARLET AND THE MYSTERONS was producer Gerry Anderson's (Space: 1999, Stingray, UFO, Thunderbirds) most ambitious series. This exclusive DVD set includes all 32 episodes, available uncut and digitally remastered for the first time.
- All 32 episodes
- Gerry Anderson biography and filmography
- Character biographies
- Vehicle guides
- Extensive galleries of photos and production stills
- Introduction to Captain Scarlet
- Spectrum ID Cards
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The extras included, for the most part, are pretty good, except for the photo gallery section, which consists of screen grabs from various episodes. There is a very nice production photo section, though, which shows a lot of the things that happened behind the scenes. The vehicle diagrams are great, too.
2 episodes, the pilot 'The Mysterons' and one of the last episodes, 'Attack on Cloudbase'. have commentary by the series co-creator, Gerry Anderson. Gerry isn't very exciting to listen to, but his commentaries are very informative. Gerry, for the most part, gives credit where credit is due to such people as Barry Gray, who composed the music and Derek Meddings, who did the visual effects work. However, he gives no credit or even acknowledges the work of his ex-wife, Sylvia. She co-created the show with him and did many female charater voices, too. The bio of Gerry Anderson refers to a 'bitter divorce' from Sylvia in 1975. I realize that many people never completely heal, emotionally and in other respects, after a divorce. However, I think it is rotten for Gerry to completely ignore Sylvia's contribution to the series.
Another thing that I should note is that A&E put the episodes on the discs in a random order. They didn't use the original transmission order or Carlton Media's recomended broadcast order.Read more ›
Set in 2068, the series story concerns man's first landing on Mars, where expedition leader Captain Black misunderstands a friendly overture from the locals - the ubiquitous but never-seen "Mysterons" - and orders a destructive strike on one of their cities. The Mysterons are not amused. With their superior technology, they can reconstruct any destroyed person or object for their own purposes, and they use this ability to engage Earth Defense Forces (called Spectrum, whose members go by color-coded secret names) in an ongoing terrorist war of nerves. From episode to episode, the Mysterons begin by announcing in Tokyo Rose style what their next intended target will be, and Spectrum applies its resources to preventing the coming attack. Title character Captain Scarlet is the only man upon whom Mysteron takeover has failed, leaving him with the unique ability to regenerate from nearly any otherwise fatal wound and making him Earth's best single defense against the invisible threat of the Mysterons.
This is a beautifully produced show, especially given that its primary audience is kids. It broaches the ugly subject matter of terrorism in the best of all possible ways, which is to emphasize courage, companionable solidarity, and good moral human values in opposing it.Read more ›
September of 1967 saw the introduction of Gerry Anderson's most adult oriented and easily most ambitious series to date. Unlike Stingray and The Thunderbirds Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons introduced graphic violent content including the deaths of several characters in each episode. Anderson has been a staple of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for almost 40 years. In that time he has produced twenty series, five of which made it to American Television (XL5 in 1963, Thunderbirds in 1994 and Space 1999, UFO and Captain Scarlet in the 1970's). One of the hallmarks of Anderson's series was the use of something called "Supermarionation".Read more ›
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A classic puppet action show......the best of them all.Published 2 months ago by Mr. David M Shepherd
Prime is a joke. Downloaded apps to phone and tablet to play. Won't play and still got charged. STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!Published 10 months ago by Charles Buck
"Captain Scarlet" is billed as a kid's show, but it is much more than that and can appeal to adults as well. It really does have some sophistication about it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by T. Thompson
British marionettes, action, cool science fiction cars and airplanes! This is a series that will bring the old fun of a classic kid action tv program.Published 11 months ago by R. Ochoa
Awsome series ...loved it as a kid graet memories and it is still awsome!!!Published 13 months ago by Revenant
PROS: Available for instant view (it's DVD-only over at Netflix). CONS: Its $1.99 per episode! I'll prolly stick with ep 1 and call it good.Published 13 months ago by Cat Cat
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All I know about the New Captain Scarlet item is that it is sold in its website, www.captainscarlet.com. I don't know the price and there are 4 sets of series one. You'll have to contact the seller, posted in the website. There are also some scenes from the new show in YouTube.
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