THIS DECEMBER, A&E HOME ENTERTAINMENT DELIVERS A
CULT CLASSIC SERIES FROM THUNDERBIRDS AND UFO CREATOR GERRY ANDERSON ON STUNNING BLU-RAY FOR FIRST TIME!
SPACE: 1999: THE COMPLETE SEASON ONE
Oscar® Winner Martin Landau and Emmy® Award Winner Barbara Bain Are Back For An Adventure As Big As the Universe in This Uncut and Digitally Restored Hi-Def Set ($99.95srp) Featuring All 24 Season One Episodes With Newly Recorded 5.1 Surround Sound Mixes and Hours of Extras, Including Bonus Material Never-Before-Released in the U.S.!
IN STORES DECEMBER 14
NEW YORK, NY For over 45 years, legendary British TV producer Gerry Anderson produced groundbreaking television series like no other. From the unique, genre-busting Supermarionation of the hip, high-octane 60s programs THUNDERBIRDS and CAPTAIN SCARLET to the moon-based exploits of the lost-in-space Commander John Koening (Martin Landau) and Dr. Helena Russell (Barbara Bain) in SPACE: 1999, the visionary Anderson has long been at the forefront of creating Must-See Cult TV. Now, this December, A&E Home Entertainment serves up one of Andersons most celebrated programs in spectacular hi-def with the eagerly anticipated SPACE: 1999: THE COMPLETE SEASON ONE BLU-RAY EDITION.
The program, licensed from ITV Studios Global Entertainment, will be available on December 14 for $99.95srp, the seven disc set includes all 24 first season episodes, digitally restored and remastered in sparkling 1080p Blu-ray and sporting newly recorded 5.1 Surround Sound mixes. In addition, the BD set includes two bonus discs packed with hours of extras and featurettes never-before-released in the U.S., including:
· Original 'as broadcast' mono track
· Music-only tracks on all episodes except Breakaway and Dragons Domain
· Anderson commentary on Breakaway and Dragons Domain
· Extensive HD image galleries of rare and previously unseen stills
· HD image galleries of gum and cigarette cards
· HD restored, textless titles
· "These Episodes" featurettes
· "Memories of Space featurette
· Sylvia Anderson interview
· Series One textless generic titles
· "Concept and Creation" featurette
· Special effects and design featurette
· Text episode commentaries on The Last Sunset and Space Brain
· "Clapperboard" two-part special on the work of Gerry Anderson from 1975
· "Guardian of Piri Remembered"
· Barry Gray's theme demo
· Alternative opening and closing titles
· Martin Landau and Barbara Bain US Premier intro and outro
· SFX plates and deleted SFX scenes - with music track
In Andersons epic series, its 1999 when a spectacular explosion at a lunar nuclear waste dump sends the moon out of Earths orbit, propelling the men and women of Moonbase Alpha on a treacherous journey across the universe. Left with no way home, the Moonbase residents, led by Landau (Entourage, Ed Wood) and Bain (CSI, Mission: Impossible), are forced to embark upon the greatest adventure of their lives, encountering bizarre life forms and strange phenomena as they struggle to survive among the awe-inspiring wonders of deepest space. And, although, their ultimate journey only lasted two seasons and, in a New York Times review (1975), noted author Issac Asimov thought it implausible that so large a lunar base would exist by 1999, SPACE: 1999 captured and enraptured the minds and souls of a sci-fi hungry generation.
With its progressive plotlines, outstanding cast and long list of celebrated guest stars, as well as astonishing special effects from Oscar® winner Brian Johnson (Alien, The Empire Strikes Back), SPACE: 1999 has secured its place as one of the most thought-provoking series of the 20th century -- and beyond. And SPACE: 1999: THE COMPLETE SEASON ONE BLU-RAY EDITION delivers this seminal, thought-provoking cult classic to sci-fi, cult TV and genre fans everywhere in its most pristine, extras-laden version to date.
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