Network Distributing has today announced a very special and very limited Blu-ray box set following the premiere of Filmed in Supermarionation on 30th September 2014.
Called simply Supermarionation and available from 20 October, with pre-orders from 1 August, this is the ultimate box set for aficionados of Gerry Anderson's iconic Supermarionation series and will be available exclusively from networkonair.com and gerryanderson.co.uk.
Limited to just 2,500 copies, it marries the brand new film with a selection of key episodes from the Supermarionation spectrum, all painstakingly restored for the first time from the original film elements.
A newly expanded and redesigned edition of Stephen La Riviere’s book is also included, as well an exclusive one-off TV21 comic, and a wallet of postcards featuring newly created artwork based on the film’s graphics, all presented in a beautifully crafted box.
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The complete box set comprises:
Filmed In Supermarionation – Blu-ray
Stephen La Rivière’s brings his acclaimed history of Supermarionation to the big screen, with a mix of newly filmed inetrviews, rare and unseen archive, reconstructions of the Supermarionation techniques, allhosted by Lady Penelope, Parker and Brains. The Blu-ray edition features a wealth of special features including extended interviews and full length archive material (Also available separately on DVD/Blu-Ray.)
This Is Supermarionation – Blu-ray
ady Penelope and Parker are our hosts for more than four hours of Supermarionation in action! Beautifully restored, complete episodes are presented in high definition interspersed with new linking material, rare archive, original commercial break bumpers (reinstated with actual commercials), trailers and more make for the ultimate celebration. (Available separately as a doublepack with Filmed in Supermarionation but not available on DVD.)
The featured episodes, which can be viewed in isolation, are:
• Four Feather Falls: Gunfight on Main Street • Supercar: False Alarm • Fireball XL5: Space City Special • Stingray: pilot • Thunderbirds: Terror in New York City • Captain Scarlet: The Mysterons • Joe 90: Hi-Jacked • The Secret Service: More Haste, Less Speed
HD21 – The Lost Worlds Of Gerry Anderson In High Definition – Blu-ray
Two additional Blu-ray discs of restored key episodes spanning every Supermarionation series from Supercar to The Secret Service. (Also available as two separate volumes on Blu-Ray – not available on DVD.)
Episodes included in this set:
• Supercar: Crash Landing • Fireball XL5: Planet 46 • Stingray: Plant of Doom • Stingray: Titan Goes Pop • Thunderbirds: Trapped in the Sky • Captain Scarlet: Treble Cross • Joe 90: The Most Special Agent • Supercar: Talisman of Sargon • Fireball XL5: XL5 to H2O • Stingray: Count Down • Thunderbirds: Atlantic Inferno • Captain Scarlet: Winged Assassin • Captain Scarlet: Noose of Ice • The Secret Service: A Case for the BISHOP
*EXCLUSIVE* TV21 - Edition 243
Unique to this box set, we present a brand-new edition of the classic Century 21 comic TV21, taking up where the original series left off. Produced to the same size andspecification as the original, this all-new, single issue features newly-commissioned comic strips from original 1960s illustrators including Gerry Embleton and Martin Asbury, alongside the very best in contemporary comic talent. Contributors include Mike Collins, Martin Baines, Lew Stringer and 2000 AD writer John Freeman. This official and special edition is only available as part of this set.
*EXCLUSIVE* COMMEMORATIVE POSTCARDS
A wallet of A5-sized postcards featuring some of the Justin T. Lee’s stylish graphics originally produced for the film and book - available only as part of this box set.
In case you've not caught it yet, here is the trailer for Filmed in Supermarionation: