Friday, December 03, 2010





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.!


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 Anderson’s 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.[1], including:
· Original 'as broadcast' mono track
· Music-only tracks on all episodes except ‘Breakaway’ and ‘Dragon’s Domain’
· Anderson commentary on ‘Breakaway’ and ‘Dragon’s 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 Anderson’s epic series, it’s 1999 when a spectacular explosion at a lunar nuclear waste dump sends the moon out of Earth’s 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.

ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment is one of the world’s leading international TV distribution, home-entertainment, merchandising and licensing businesses. ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment proudly represents a world-class portfolio from ITV Studios, Granada and over 200 leading independent producers. ITV Studios Global Entertainment showcases more than 35,000 hours of critically celebrated and hugely-popular original and formatted programming.

A&E Home Entertainment, part of the Consumer Products Division of A&E Television Networks (AETN) is a video distributor of non-theatrical programming, featuring collectible DVD editions of the high quality programming from A&E Network and HISTORY, as well as acquired classic programming. A&E Home Entertainment brings the best of critically acclaimed entertainment presented in award-winning packaging to the special interest category. For more information about ordering these and other titles from the A&E Home Entertainment Collection, call (212) 206-8600 (TRADE ONLY). Consumers please call 1-800-933-6249 (A&E). In addition to placing orders by phone, A&E Home Entertainment products may be purchased online at

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