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Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by PoochJD, Mar 30, 2001.

  1. PoochJD

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    Yep,

    If you are a big-kid-at-heart like me, and you like to rekindle your lost youth, then you will all (hopefully) be pleased to know that Carlton DVD are going to be releasing Gerry Anderson's "Stingray" on DVD, as of 2nd April 2001!!!

    There will be 5 volumes, available singly or as a boxed-set, each retialing for £15-99 or £59-99 for the set.

    All episodes will be Digitally Remastered (hopefully in DD5.1 ala "Thunderbirds") and have some/all of the following extras:-

    - At least 7 episodes per disc, which is equal to 3 hours of entertainment on 1 single DVD!
    - Gerry Anderson auio commentary
    - A special DVD-only Audio Adventure
    - Original TV ads (in black & white and colour!)
    - original publicity info
    - merchandise and character features
    - Subtitles for the dearf and/or hard of hearing

    Personally, I can't wait!!!

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  2. Confucius

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    Mine's in the post from Play 247 as we speak (gonna weigh down that little 'ol aircraft across the channel mind).

    Look out for Captain Scarlet on September 10th.

    Hope Fireball XL5 get's a look in too with Boris & Griselda Space Spy (you'd a thought they'd change their name in their line of work.)

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    Check out our preview of the boxset, plus a new competition to win it AND the first three volumes of Space 1999!
     
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    aagh...Professor Popkiss, Dr Beaker, Zoony the Lazoon and fearless Robbie the Robot. I feel a lot younger now :)

    On our way 'ome :D
     
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    For the even more ancient among us, you will have noticed that Prof Popkiss and Dr Beaker are from an even earlier puppet series - Supercar. Anyone else remember this classic?
     
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    When are they going to release Blake Seven. I'm fed up having to get up at the crack of dawn on a sunday!!!!!
     
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    Lets test just how old you are, can you remember Supercar, Gerry Anderson's first puppet show starring Mike Mercury, I'm sure there was a monkey, was it Zoony?
    Didn't the roof open of there base so it could fly out the top. :cool:
    we're on our way home, who said that?


    Tim

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  8. Confucius

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    As stated earlier, Zoony was a Fireball XL-5 character, the 'cute' creature to feature in Supercar was 'Mitch the Monkey'. (Oh, and I'd forgotten just how annoying 'Oink' was in Stingray)

    Go back even earlier to find:

    Four Feather Falls (1958/9)

    Torchy the Battery Boy (1957)

    The Adventures of Twizzle (1956)

    I 'spose I oughta plug Fanderson really.

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  9. Confucius

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    Whilst I've been watching the fantastic 'Stingray' & 'Thunderbirds' DVD's of late, I noticed that when watching in zoom mode (top & bottom of picture cropped), or whatever the equivalent on other w/s TV's, that very little relevent picture information is lost - no lost heads or feet, no aircraft or other vehicles out of shot etc.

    Now I know that the series were recorded on film, and that even in the cinema widescreen had yet to take over fully from 'academy' ratio (1.37:1) at their time of production ('62 to '66).

    Any thoughts on why this seems to be the case? Coincidence? (I guess it must be really). I'm up to disc 5 on T-Bird, disc 2 for Stingray, are the later episodes similarly framed?

    Or was Gerry Anderson way way way ahead of his time? :)

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  10. adamtandy

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    The 'safe action' area of a TV picture in the 60s was a lot smaller than full frame; if the DoP rigorously kept the action inside the TV safe box , it's just possible that there is a lot more cut-off which would be then make it into the full 4:3 transfer.

    It's amazing how many 60s shows still have booms visible in the top of shot, ostensibly in cut-off but now revealed because of full-frame transfers. :cool:

    Adam
     

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