TMG Takes Audiences From The Ocean’s Depths To The Depths Of Space This Spring With Another Classic Gerry Anderson Series

Courtesy:  Timeless Media Group/Shout! Factory

Courtesy: Timeless Media Group/Shout! Factory

Timeless Media Group will release another of Gerry Anderson’s classic “Super-Marionation” series this spring in the form of Fireball XL5: The Complete Series.

Fireball XL5: The Complete Series will be released on DVD Tuesday, March 10th. It follows TMG’s recent re-issue of another of Anderson’s classic series Stingray: The Complete Series. TMG’s upcoming re-issue of Fireball XL5: The Complete Series is the first time that this classic series has seen the light of day on DVD since A&E Home Video last released it on DVD twelve years ago. The upcoming box set takes that company’s release and slims it down into a much more ergonomically sound box all while retaining all thirty-nine original episodes from the classic series. It also boasts a handful of bonuses including episode specific commentary from director Alan Patillo and voice artist David Graham. There is also a bonus documentary short titled The Noble Art of Fireball XL5 with comic artist and illustrator Mike Noble.

Fireball XL5 takes audiences from the depths of the deep blue sea that were used as a backdrop for Stingray into the depths of outer space throughout the course of its thirty-nine episode run. The series follows the exploits of Captain Steve Zodiac and the crew of the Fireball XL5, which is the flagship of the World Space Patrol. Zodiac and his crew have been tasked with investigating the deepest corners of Galactic Sector 25 in search of any potentially inhabitable planets and alien life.

TMG will re-issue Fireball XL5 on DVD Tuesday, March 10th. It will retail for $29.93. It can be pre-ordered online now via TMG’s online store for a reduced price of $24.93 at https://www.shoutfactory.com/kids/kids-animation/fireball-xl5-the-complete-series. More information on this and other titles from Timeless Media Group is available online at:

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TMG Releasing Its Latest Red Skelton Collection Next Month

Courtesy:  Timeless Media Group

Courtesy: Timeless Media Group

Next month, Timeless Media Group will release another collection of episodes from the classic sketch comedy series The Red Skelton Show.

The Red Skelton ShowAll Time Favorites will be released on DVD Tuesday, March 10th. The upcoming box set will feature three separate episode collections—“The Best of the Early Years,” “The Lost Episodes,” and “The Best of the Red Skelton Show”—each on their own disc, making it a worthwhile starting point for anyone that does not already own any of those previously released box sets. The episodes in each collection are lifted from TMG’s previously released Red Skelton Show sets. They feature skits that highlight some of Skelton’s greatest characters including Clem Kadiddlehopper, Cauliflower McPugg, Freddie The Freeloader, Sheriff Deadeye, and more. There are also plenty of guest appearances, too.

The Red Skelton ShowAll Time Favorites will be available on DVD in stores and online Tuesday, March 10th. It will retail for $14.93. More information on this and other releases from TMG is available online at:

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Stingray Finally Gets A Full, Proper Release In Its 50th Anniversary Edition

Courtesy:  Timeless Media Group/Shout! Factory

Courtesy: Timeless Media Group/Shout! Factory

Fifty years ago, a man by the name of Gerry Anderson and his wife Sylvia created what would be some of the greatest programs in television history when he introduced the concept of “Supermarionation.”  The concept, which proved to be exactly what it sounded like–using marionettes in the place of actual actors for series–led to some of the greatest series on television.  Those series included the likes of Thunderbirds Are GO, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, and Stingray just to name a few.  All three titles have received their own DVD releases in the early 2000s courtesy of A&E Home Video.  And now thanks to the efforts of the people at Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory, Stingray has gotten what can only be described as a full, proper DVD box set release.  Timeless Media Group released Stingray: The Complete Series–50th Anniversary Edition on DVD last Tuesday, January 13th.  First and most notable of the box set’s positives is its writing.  Those that might not be so familiar with the series will appreciate the writing that went into this series.  It was a serial that wasn’t a serial.  While it does hold serial elements, there are also plenty of stand-alone episodes to counter that serial element and make the series true fun.  Also worth noting is that in its new re-issue, Shout! Factory has seen what A&E Home Video offered audiences in the series’ 2002 DVD release, and raised them quite a bit with this release.  Timeless Media Group has raised the ante with packaging that is far more ergonomically sound than that of A&E Home Video’s 2002 release of the series.  TMG has also raised the bar with the set’s bonus features.  It has carried over some of the bonus material from the series’ 2002 release and included even more for audiences with this set.  Last but hardly least of all worth nothing of the set is its collective look and sound.  While half a century has passed since Stingray first debuted to audiences overseas, the series looks and sounds just as good as ever in its new release.  It shows that the efforts taken by those charged with bringing the series back to life yet again more than paid off.  Together with the set’s improved bonus material and its equally impressive writing, it becomes one more shining reason that ay lover of classic television should include Stingray: The Complete Series–50th Anniversary Edition to their home DVD library.  All three factors together show just why TMG’s new re-issue of Stingray: The Complete Series—50th Anniversary Edition an early candidate for the list of the year’s best new box sets.

Timeless Media Group’s new 50th Anniversary re-issue of Gerry Anderson’s Stingray is an early candidate to make any critic’s list of this year’s best new box sets.  This applies both to box sets for grown-ups and for the whole family.  The central reason for such an accolade is the series’ writing.  The writing presented a series that was a serial but not a serial.  From the series premiere to its finale, the series’ writers never allowed the ongoing conflict between W.A.S.P. (World Aquanaut Security Patrol) and the Aquaphibians to overpower the series.  Given, the Aquaphibians are always there in the background as the series’ central villains.  But the writers always managed to maintain the series’ episodes as their own stand-alone entities from one to the next beginning to end.  One of the best examples of the writers’ ability to maintain that balance comes in the form of “Loch Ness Monster.”  The story takes rugged Captain Troy Tempest and his navigator Lt. George Lee “Phones” Sheridan to the famed Loch Ness in Scotland to investigate an attack on a fisherman by the legendary Loch Ness Monster.  In another case, Troy and George meet some new allies while helping the crew of an oil rig in “Sea of Oil.”   And there are even more enemies and challenges for the members of W.A.S.P. late in the series’ run in “An Echo of Danger,” “Invisible Enemy” and “Deep Heat” just to name a few more of the series’ great stand-alone episodes.  The series’ early episodes tend to focus more on the conflict between W.A.S.P. and the Aquaphibians.  Even as much as those episodes focus on the underlying conflict, there are stand-alone episodes early on, too.  The fact that the series’ writers could balance both an ongoing storyline with a solid share of stand-alone episodes shows great talent.  That ability to keep viewers watching through said balance is something that far too few of today’s writers posess.  It’s one more example of what once made television great, how far it has fallen since then, and of course why any lover of classic television will throoughly enjoy Stingray: The Complete Series–50th Anniversary Edition.  The bonus material boasted throughout the set makes it even more of a must have for any lover of classic television.

The writing behind Stingray is within itself plenty of reason for any lover of classic television to pick up the series’ new 50th Anniversary Edition.  Its balance of serial and stand-alone elements keeps audiences engaged from series premiere to finale.  The bonus material offered along the way makes this new re-issue just as much a joy if not more so.  The bonus material included in the set includes a number of commentaries spread across the series’ thirty-nine episodes.  The commentaries in question are new additions to this box set.  They were not included in the set’s previous 2012 release from A&E Home Video.  They boast quite the history lesson on the show and its production as well as other topics.  Audiences learn the role that the classic crime drama Ironside played in one character’s development.  They also learn a little known secret centering on the series’ American broadcast versus its run on UK TV.  The difference in question is that the series’ UK broadcast was run in black & white while its U.S. broadcast was run in color.  There’s also a funny little bit telling about one model of the Stingray sub not being quite as waterproof as the series’ heads thought.  There are even discussions on the show’s production values in terms of its special effects that audiences will find rather interesting.  These discussions are just a handful of interesting additions to the set in whole.  There is much more for audiences to take in, including a full length interview with the now late series creator Gerry Anderson in which Anderson reveals that Stingray that was carried over from the set’s previous release via A&E Home Video in 2002.  Audiences will be interested to learn in the interview that Stingray was originally intended for adult audiences and not children.  Considering that references to smoking including Troy and George smoking were included throughout the series, it would make sense.  There are other elements to the series that show why it would be considered more for adult audiences than for children.  Ultimately the choice is up to parents.  That aside, that and the newly added commentaries show just why the bonus material included in Stingray: The Complete Series–50th Anniversary Edition adds to the enjoyment of the reborn classic.

The writing behind Stingray and the bonus features included in the series’ brand new 50th Anniversary Edition are both key in their own way to the set’s enjoyment.  The writing balances a serial element soundly with just as many stand-alone episodes, making thirty-nine episodes that will keep audiences engaged from beginning to end.  The combination of the set’s carry-over bonus material and its newly added commentaries adds to the set’s enjoyment and success thanks to the added history lesson on the series presented through each commentary.  While both elements play their own integral roles in the enjoyment and success of Stingray: The Complete Series–50th Anniversary Edition, they still comprise only a portion of the set’s positives.  The quality of the footage in terms of its look and sound is the last element to note that makes this set so enjoyable.  Stingray has–as previously noted–been released in its entirety once before via A&E Home Video.  Twelve years have passed since that release.  So unless one already owns that previously released box set, it is difficult to make a comparison of the quality of the footage in that set.  It can be said in the case of this release though, that the series looks and sounds wonderful.  Those that have the pleasure of seeing the series on a Blu-ray player will especially agree to this sentiment.  The original, grainy quality of the footage is still there.  And the sound is just as clear.  What’s really interesting to note in watching it on a Blu-ray player is just how clean it looks in its automatic up-conversion.  The noted grainy quality of the footage is anything but overpowering.  Rather it is like putting on an old vinyl and hearing that familiar static.  It’s just part of the presentation.  That in mind, those charged with re-mastering the footage for its presentation here are to be commended for their efforts.  The efforts will generate a welcome sense of nostalgia for those that grew up with the series.  For those audiences that might be new to the world of Stingray, it shows that such classic footage is just as good as any of the spit-shined material churned out by the major studios today.  That coupled with packaging that is far more ergonomically sound than that of the set’s 2002 release from A&E Home Video makes complete this set.  Together with the series’ writing and the mix of new and carry-over bonus material, the set in whole is yet another must see for any lover of classic television.  It is also more proof of why the partnership between Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory has made the companies two of the leading names in home entertainment.

Whether it be for the series’ writing, the bonus material included in the set, or even the top notch quality of the show’s footage and its packaging, there is so much to like about Stingray: The Complete Series50th Anniversary Edition.  Considering how much there is to like about this new re-issue, it would be no surprise if this set ends up on any critic’s year-ender noting the year’s best new box sets either for adults or families.  It is available now in stores and online and can be ordered direct via Timeless Media’s online store at https://www.shoutfactory.com/kids/kids-animation/stingray-the-complete-series-50th-anniversary-edition.  More information on this and other releases from Timeless Media Group is available online at:

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Timeless Media Group, Shout! Factory Set To Release Another Classic Gerry Anderson Series Next Month

Courtesy:  Timeless Media Group/Shout! Factory

Courtesy: Timeless Media Group/Shout! Factory

Timeless Media Group will release a little-known piece of television history next month when it releases Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: The Complete Series on DVD.

Timeless Media Group—in partnership with Shout! Factory—will release Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: The Complete Series on DVD on Tuesday, February 10th. The classic series was produced by Gerry Anderson, the same person behind the other classic marionette series Thunderbirds and Stingray. The latter of the pair is also scheduled to be released in its entirety by Timeless Media and Shout! Factory this month. All thirty-two episodes that make up Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: The Complete Series will be spread over four discs with a total run time (TRT) of fourteen hours. The series complete episode list is noted below.

Episodes

Episode Episode Title
1 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: The Mysterons
2 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Winged Assassin
3 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Big Ben Strikes Again
4 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Manhunt
5 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Avalanche
6 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: White As Snow
7 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: The Trap
8 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Operation Time
9 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Spectrum Strikes Back
10 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Special Assignment
11 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: The Heart Of New York
12 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Lunarville 7
13 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Point 783
14 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Model Spy
15 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Seek And Destroy
16 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Renegade Rocket
17 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Crater 101
18 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Shadow Of Fear
19 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Dangerous Rendezvous
20 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Fire At Rig 15
21 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Treble Cross
22 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Flight 104
23 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Place Of Angels
24 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Noose Of Ice
25 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Expo 2068
26 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: The Launching
27 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Codename Europa
28 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Inferno
29 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Traitor
30 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Flight To Atlantica
31 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Attack On Cloudbase
32 Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: The Inquisition

 

Along with the series’ original thirty-two episode run, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons will also feature a number of bonus features for audiences. Those bonuses included close examinations of the show’s directing, its writing, and even the marionettes themselves among much more. The complete list of bonus features included on the upcoming box set is included below.

– Gerry Anderson Audio Commentary on “The Mysterons” and “Attack On Cloudbase”

– Introduction to Captain Scarlet

– Gerry Anderson Biography and Filmography

– Character Biographies

– Spectrum ID Cards

– Vehicle Guides

– Gerry Anderson Interview: Early Career

– SPOTLIGHT ON CAPTAIN SCARLET – THE DIRECTING with Director Alan Perry

– SPOTLIGHT ON CAPTAIN SCARLET – THE PUPPETS with Puppeteer Mary Turner

– SPOTLIGHT ON CAPTAIN SCARLET – THE WRITING with Scriptwriter Shane Rimmer

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: The Complete Series will retail for MSRP of $29.93. Audiences can pre-order the box set at a discounted price of $24.93 now online via Shout! Factory’s online store at https://www.shoutfactory.com/kids/kids-action-adventure/captain-scarlet-and-the-mysterons-the-complete-series. More information on this and other titles from Timeless Media and Shout! Factory is available online at:

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MLB World Series Takes Top Honors In The Phil’s Picks 2014 List Of Best New Box Sets For Grown-Ups

The days are officially ticking away to the end of another year. That means that all of the critics out there are now putting out their annual “Best Of” lists. This critic is still working on some of those lists while others are official. The jury’s still out on some right now such as the year’s Best New Documentaries, Independent Movies, Re-Issues, and Best New Movies overall. The lists for all the new music are still in the works, too. So while those lists are being completed, Phil’s Picks offers to everyone to start off the year, a look at the Top 10 Best New Box Sets for Grown-Ups. This year’s list is capped by a box set featuring the entire 2014 World Series, courtesy of Lionsgate, A&E Home Video, and MLB Productions. Also on this year’s list are some blasts from the past and some imports from our neighbors across the pond, and one surprise entry in the Honorable Mention list. The box sets’ packaging, bonus material and more were collectively taken into account in building this (and the other lists to come). Only 15 titles total could make the list. So there were some that didn’t make the list such as the sixth and seventh seasons of Star Trek The Next Generation on Blu-ray or the full six-season run of Ancient Aliens among others. It goes without saying that this was not an easy list to build. But it feels right. So without further ado, here is the list of 2014’s Top 10 New Box Sets For Grown-Ups.

2014 Best New Box Sets For Grown-Ups

1. 2014 MLB World Series Collector’s Edition

2. Endeavour: Series 2

3. Here’s Lucy: The Complete Series

4. The Carol Burnett Show: Carol’s Crackups

5. The Dean Martin Show: Fully Roasted

6. The Roosevelts

7. Inspector Lewis: Series 7

8. Psych: The Complete Series

9. Secret Agent (A.K.A. Danger Man): The Complete Series

10. The Wonder Years: Season 1

Honorable Mention

11. The Red Skelton Show: The Early Years–1951 – 1955

12. The Almighty Johnsons: Season 1

13. Hell on Wheels: Season 3

14. The Definitive WWI & WWII Collection

15. I Love Lucy: Ultimate Season 1 (BD Re-Issue)

Tomorrow, Phil’s Picks looks into the list of the year’s best new box sets for Children and Families. Stay tuned! To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Secret Agent: The Complete Series Is Another “Timeless” Hit

Courtesy;  Shout! Factory/Timeless Media Group

Courtesy; Shout! Factory/Timeless Media Group

Timeless Media and Shout! Factory have established themselves in recent years as two of the leading companies in the realm of home entertainment.  Releases ranging from the Power Rangers to The Gene Autry Show to Nickelodeon’s classic 90s Nicktoons and classic Red Skelton collections have put both companies at the forefront of home entertainment.  They will continue to maintain that mantle with next Tuesday’s release of Secret Agent: The Complete SeriesSecret Agent: The Complete Series is another hit for Timeless Media and Shout Factory in part for its writing. Unlike every one of today’s action based series (E.g. The Blacklist) this U.K. series shows even today that a show doesn’t need loads of explosions, overt sexuality and violence in general to be entertaining.  All it needs is good writing.  Another reason that this latest box set is such a hit for both companies is its collective packaging and its look.  A little more than five decades have passed since Secret Agent first came to U.K. audiences. Even with that span of time passing, the footage looks just as impressive as in its original broadcasts.  And while the series has seen its half hour and hour-long episodes released in their own collections, Timeless Media’s upcoming release of Secret Agent: The Complete Series marks the first time that the entire original U.K. Danger Man series has been released in one complete set.  Its half-hour and full-hour episodes have been released in separate sets over the years.  But this set marks the first time that the entire series has been released in one box.  And there is plenty to note in regards to that, too.  It still isn’t all that makes this box set so welcome for any fan of classic TV and real action series.  One more factor worth noting is the bonus interview with star Patrick McGoohan’s daughter Catherine McGoohan.  It is a truly enlightening interview that reveals not just Steve McGoohan the celebrity, but the loving family man, too.  There are even some tidbits about his acting career late in his life that she reveals that might surprise a lot of people.  That’s not to discount the bonus commentary on select episodes, either.  The commentary adds its own touch to the presentation in whole, too.  All things considered, Secret Agent: The Complete Series is yet more proof of why Timeless Media and Shout! Factory remain today at the forefront of home entertainment.

Secret Agent (a.k.a. Danger Man) is a wonderful piece of television history.  Regardless of audiences’ familiarity with the series, it proves to be a welcome escape from all of the overly violent and overtly sexualized action/drama series on television today.  One of the most important ways in which it proves this is through its writing.  From stopping an international drug ring in “Position of Trust” to uncovering who is blackmailing officials with the British Embassy in “The Black Book” to going toe-to-toe with an East German spymaster in “Fair Exchange,” and more, every episode is original and fun in its own right.  The series’ writers never required Drake to use a gun.  He always used his intelligence over any weapon.  He also used his suave demeanor to achieve his goals whether when dealing with men or women.  And at no point is there any overt sexuality or even unnecesary levels of violence thrown in, either.  Sure, it’s a product of its time.  But it’s too bad that such writing doesn’t exist in today’s action and drama series.  It’s just one part of what makes Secret Agent: The Complete Series another welcome addition to the collection of any classic TV lover or lover of truly great action series.

The writing that went into Secret Agent: The Complete Series is an important piece of the whole that makes this box set so welcome in the collection of any lover of classic television.  Just as important to the whole is the set’s overall packaging and the quality of the footage.  Timeless Media’s upcoming release marks the first time ever that this series has been released in one complete box set.  It has seen its half hour and hour-long episodes released in separate box sets over the years.  But none of them have ever been compiled into one box until now.  Timeless Media has done an outstanding job packaging the set into one box.  All seventeen discs that make up the series are packaged into three separate cases.  And within each case, the discs are placed on their own spindles and “leaves” inside the case, protecting the discs from one another.  This is a standard that was set by Timeless Media and Shout! Factory years ago.  it is a model that thankfully other companies adopted not too long after, either.  Making the packaging even better for audiences is a little history lesson on the show contained on the back of each of the three volumes.  Each volume also presents a full episode list on the back of its case.  That combination of elements proves yet again that the packaging for Secret Agent: The Complete Series is just as important as the writing behind the episodes themselves in the success of this box set. The positives still don’t end here, either.

The writing behind Secret Agent’s episodes and the packaging of Secret Agent: The Complete Series are both integral parts of the whole in their own way.  As important as they are to the whole, they would be moot points if the footage itself was not quality.  Luckily, that isn’t the case.  The footage contained throughout the set’s seventeen total discs looks just as good as it did in its original broadcasts in the 1960s.  Those that watch the series via a Blu-ray player will especially agree with that statement when they see the quality in its up-conversion.  Given, the series has been released previously by other companies.  But that doesn’t necessarily guarantee quality footage in their cases.  In the case of Timeless Media’s full series release, it is guaranteed from the series’ first episode to its last.  The same applies even for audiences watching the series through a DVD player.  Such quality restoration is one more reason that this latest full-series release from Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory proves to be such a success.

The packaging and look of Secret Agent: The Complete Series are two of the most important factors in the set’s overall success.  They are just as important as the writing behind the show’s episodes.  As if that isn’t enough for audiences, there is a bonus interview with Patrick McGoohan’s daughter Catherine that sheds quite a light on McGoohan the actor and the family man.  Audiences will be surprised to learn through her interview that McGoohan did his own stunts throughout Danger Man’s original run.  Just as intriguing is her note that her father was the antithesis of the typical TV star.  He was more focused on his family than his career.  She speaks so lovingly and warmly of him when she discusses her one-on-one talks with her father when she was young and his desire to maintain a strong bond with his whole family, thus the comment about him being married to her mother for almost sixty years before his passing.  She goes on to note near the interview’s end to also note very surprisingly that her father was (believe it or not) the first choice to play Gandalf in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings franchise and Professor Dumbledore in the hugely popular Harry Potter franchise.  Apparently, the reason he turned down both roles was his dedication to his family.  It’s really a deep statement.  It’s a refreshing statement that shows not every star is all about fame and fortune.  She discusses so much more throughout the course of her roughly half-hour interview.  But that is for audiences to see and hear for themselves when they purchase this box set.  Together with the set’s packaging, the quality of the footage, and the episodes’ writing, it all comes together to make Secret Agent: The Complete Series a big hit for any lover of classic television and action/drama series.

The bonus first-person interview with Catherine McGoohan is itself a true bonus for audiences in this set regardless of their familiarity with Danger Man or Secret Agent.  In the same vein, the commentary included with select episodes adds its own value to the set, too.  While not every episode boasts commentary, those that do include commentary are made all the more interesting thanks to said commentary.  It is commentary that at times even links to other episodes.  Taking that into account, it is the final touch to a series that in the end proves to be just as valuable for lovers of classic television as previous releases from Timeless Media and Shout! Factory.

Secret Agent: The Complete Series will be available Tuesday, December 9th on DVD in stores and online.  Audiences can order it online direct from Timeless Media’s online store at https://www.shoutfactory.com/tv/tv-action-adventure/secret-agent-aka-danger-man-the-complete-series for a reduced priec of $63.97 versus the MSRP of $79.97.  More information on this and other titles from Timeless Media Group is available online at:

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Timeless Media To Re-Issue Classic Action Series Next Month

Courtesy;  Shout! Factory/Timeless Media Group

Courtesy; Shout! Factory/Timeless Media Group

Timeless Media will bring one of Britain’s best-loved classic action series to American audiences this fall.

Secret Agent: The Complete Series will be released Tuesday, December 9th exclusively on DVD. The action series originally aired on British television during the 1960s. It would go on to be picked up by American broadcaster CBS not too long after it started its run overseas. The series stars Patrick McGoohan (The Prisoner) as special NATO agent John Drake. Drake traveled around the world capturing some of the most notorious international criminals. He rarely ever used a gun in the process, either. He instead used his own charm and intelligence to solve each case. Secret Agent ran for a total of 86 episodes.

Secret Agent will retail for MSRP of $79.97. Shout! Factory is offering the complete box set at a reduced price of $63.97 online. It can be ordered online direct from Shout! Factory at https://www.shoutfactory.com/tv/tv-action-adventure/secret-agent-aka-danger-man-the-complete-series. More information on this and other releases from Timeless Media Group is available online at:

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