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Secret Agent (aka Danger Man) - The Complete Collection Megaset 2007
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Now, all 86 episodes from John Drakes entire crime-solving career are available together on DVD. Each episode of this exciting spy thriller is presented in the original broadcast order, from the original season that aired only in the U.K. as Danger Man to the 47 episodes of Secret Agent that were seen internationally, including the two color episodes that provided a vivid finale to the long-running suspense thriller.
- Aspect Ratio : 1.33:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.25 x 5.5 inches; 3.55 Pounds
- Director : Ralph Smart, Robert Day, Peter Maxwell, Charles Crichton, Jeremy Summers
- Media Format : Box set, Color, NTSC, Black & White, Full Screen
- Run time : 57 hours
- Release date : February 27, 2007
- Actors : Patrick McGoohan, Peter Madden
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
- Studio : A&E Home Video
- ASIN : B000KLQUT4
- Number of discs : 18
- Best Sellers Rank: #236,795 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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There were so many clever spy accessories John Drake had at his disposal that it was rather fun to see what would turn up in the next episode. John Drake is a great character, owing to the expertise of Patrick McGoohan's many skills in portrayal of the character, his ability to convince the producers to allow him to shape the character, and his knowledge of how each episode was best developed.
I really preferred the half-hour episodes mostly because they were faster paced, but the hour long ones often were more involved and never really disappointed me. The only criticism I have is about the audio. As other reviewers have mentioned, it needed to be played at maximum volume. Especially in scenes where Drake had to speak quietly so the villains couldn't' overhear the conversation. I really don't think this is the fault in the manufacturer's production. I think the problems were in the locations used for filming since much of it was done on location rather than in-studio. As for the overly-loud volume at the opening of each show, that was not unusual for lots of shows, since it was a way to get attention to the show starting and getting folks planted in front of the tube. Ratings are still all-powerful in TV land.
There is also a very insightful interview with McGoohan's oldest daughter on the last disc which is really a great bonus of the set.
My brother and I knew that we might be attacked by the other while turning to the channel we wanted to watch, and occasionally such an attack would interrupt our turning of the tuner knob resulting in landing on a channel neither of us intended. One night when the tuner landed on an unintended channel we heard the familiar voice of Johnny Rivers. We stood frozen as we watch the intro to Secret Agent. Wow! We watched the episode together and we both agreed that it was very cool.
I purchased the 2010 A&E set a couple of years ago. This Christmas I gave my brother the new Shout! Factory/Timeless Media set. He has already watched the first and second seasons. We still agree, as we did back in 1965 that Secret Agent is -- very cool!
By the way, this scenario is also how we discovered the Outer Limits in 1963. ;-)
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Reviewed in Canada on February 26, 2019