Thunderbirds International Rescue Edition 2-Pack Gift Set (Thunderbirds Are Go / Thunderbird 6)
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Blast off into interplanetary adventure with the first feature-length film starring the International Rescue team: millionaire ex-astronaut Jeff Tracy, his five stalwart sons, the fabulous secret agent Lady Penelope and, of course, their incredibly futuristic fleet of Thunderbird rescue ships! When the mighty spaceship Zero X is sabotaged on its first takeoff for Mars, International Rescue is summoned to provide security for the second launch attempt. But after the ship successfully reaches its destination, it is attacked by rampaging alien life forms! Once again, the brave and resourceful International Rescue team is called into action. Can the team help the damaged ship re-enter Earth's atmosphere and prevent a crash-landing with devastating consequences?
The Tracy team are back in action in another riveting adventure! This time it will take all of their combined effort and the cunning wit of their colleague Lady Penelope to defeat an international ring of terrorists who've targeted International Rescue for destruction! While on the maiden voyage of the fabulous new passenger vessel "Skyship One," Lady Penelope is shocked to discover that the original crew has been killed and replaced with a ruthless gang of hijackers who want to use her to obtain classified information about the International Rescue team! As the hijacked super-plane circles the globe on a collision course with catastrophe, Penelope must outwit her captors and send an urgent SOS to get help from her fearless cohorts before it's too late!
Thunderbird 6 revolved around a new addition to the lineup 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 rescues are their own members, they kill a fair number of bad guys. 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. The Andersons would make one further feature film, Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969). --Gary S. Dalkin
- Thunderbirds Are Go (International Rescue Edition)
- Commentary by producer Sylvia Anderson and director David Lane
- "History and Appeal" featurette
- "Factory of Dolls and Rockets" featurette
- "Epics in Miniature" featurette
- Animated photo gallery
- "Who Said That?" quiz
- Easter eggs
- Theatrical trailer
- Thunderbird 6 (International Rescue Edition)
- "Lady Penelope" featurette
- "Building Better Puppets" featurette
- "Tiger Moth" featurette
- Craft mission match-up quiz
- Punch-out spaceships
- Collectible magnets
Top Customer Reviews
The release of 'Thunderbirds are Go' and 'Thunderbird 6'to DVD to coincide with the theatrical release of the live action movie in theaters soon,is a delight to see once more.
I hadn't seen these movies since their intial release in 1966 and 1968 respectively but my memory told me the second one was a little better,and I was right.'Thunderbirds are Go' gets a little long in spots and is at times a bit disjointed in plot while 'Thunderbird 6' generally moves along very well.
While working with marionettes and miniature sets was nothing
new,the Andersons took the two where no man or woman had gone before and made it almost an artform in itself.The Andersons' imaginations on the Thunderbirds series and the many others they had running and working at the same time like 'Stingray' and 'Fireball XL-5'(my fave)showed the unbelievable talent and skill they possesed.And to see how well these films still stand up today is a fine testament to that.
Sure you can still see the wires from time to time but the main thing was the tapestry they wove with their myriad of plot devices coupled with the working and integrating of the marionettes with live sequences/actors.In fact in 'Thunderbird 6' try to differentiate between the miniature Tiger Moth biplane and the real thing(...or was it?).And was that the marionettes hand or an actors?
Furthermore the Andersons took the entire thing beyond just this and made each individual marionette into a genuine character with all the foibles and emotions one sees with live actors.With just the right dialogue and nuance they pulled you into that world and you "believed".This hadn't been done before nor has it since.Read more ›
Consisting of 32 episodes (26 during its first season and 6 during its second), BBC-TV cancelled "The Thunderbirds" early into its second season. Knowing that their show had been cancelled, the show creators, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, produced a feature length film entitled "Thunderbirds Are Go" that was released in British theaters 10 days before the final television episode aired on December 25, 1966. The film's fictional story was about the first manned space flight to Mars using a spacecraft called "Zero-X". On take-off, the Zero-X crashes. Two years later, an investigative committee concludes that the crash was due to sabotage. With the impending take-off of the second Zero-X mission, mission commanders decide to ask International Rescue for assistance with security. However, International Rescue has never provided security, as its mission has been limited to helping those who are already in trouble. After thinking it over, John Tracy (voice of Ray Barrett) decides to assist.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The movies played perfectly in widescreen on my hi def TV. It was a lot of fun returning to the world of the original ThunderbirdsPublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Thunderbirds are go! GREAT DVD compilation of all the shows from those wonderful little puppets. Great addition to your library.Published 10 months ago by John E. Palmer
I LOVE thunderbirds!!!! ... And I love everyone who loves them!!!!Published 11 months ago by ImaJewelaholic
These movies are great fun! I just discovered the Gerry Anderson supermarionation TV series from the 60's and am working my way through them. Read morePublished 18 months ago by David L.
I really enjoyed these DVD movies. I was surprised to see bonus items within the gift pack. The magnets and the make your own ships were a nice treat. Thank youPublished 22 months ago by Albert Crider
We've rated this before, we love the Thunderbirds and the imagination it took to create them. Watching the Thunderbirds makes us remember what is was like to be kids again! Read morePublished on January 21, 2014 by J Soltani
Watched this cartoon before school every morning. A little Corny now, but was my favorite back in the day. Every kid that grew up in the 60's and 70's watched this. Read morePublished on December 10, 2012 by outdoor kid
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