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UFO - The Complete Shado File: Incidents 1-26 (8 Disc Set)

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"Nostalgic trip down memory lane - brilliant!"
5 stars"

My most vivid childhood memories of this series were of Lt. Paul Foster imprisoned in an alien space suit, drowning in green liquid, and those purple nylon wigs worn by the women on Moonbase. The green liquid was the stuff of nightmares, while those wigs resulted in an unfortunate hairdressing experience.

I have thoroughly enjoyed (and cringed on the odd occasion) re-watching the whole series again in crystal clear quality. The digital restoration is amazing – I wish more shows would follow their lead. The ‘science’, like the costumes, is not to be taken seriously, but the model work is still outstanding today.

It was excellent science fiction for its time, with interesting storylines, and it is still entertaining and watchable in 2009, although relatively slow-paced compared to present-day offerings. The added extras are a treat, and all in all a ‘must have’ for fans of Gerry Anderson's shows.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
"Fun watch, some laughs, and that theme!"
4 stars"
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I've enjoyed this trip down memory lane! The story lines are varied and interesting (mostly) and the special effects – all things considered – are fine. Ok, so you have to look past the 1960s take on what fashions would be like in 1980, plus the excruciating male attitudes to women, and the constant smoking, but it's still a fun watch. And the series is worth it just to hear that theme song again!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Still good"
4 stars"
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Ok, so it's a bit dated (and laughably sexist) now, but it's still good fun. I was surprised to find that the storylines are better than I expected. This is one series I'd love to see someone remake with modern SFX. Well worth the cost.

"Thunderbirds for grownups"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Gerry Andersons best, before being corrupted and Americanised into making Space 1999. Expertly Digitally remastered, though personally I would have liked to have seen some of the special effects tweaked a little, however there is no escaping the brilliance of the man, considering the time in which it was made.

"Not a monotonous shoot-them-down show."
4 stars"
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More psychological drama than action. Attacks come in many strange forms keeping the show interesting. Nice mesh of live action and model shots. The included feature movie Invasion UFO is just a hash together of some of the episodes. I liked the show when I was a kid and still do.

"Awesome"
5 stars"
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Hard to believe its 40 years old!

Description

The year is 1980, and earth is under attack from a mysterious race of aliens. Their origins are unknown, their goals unclear. But they are capturing humans to harvest their organs.

A rarely-seen science fiction classic from one of the most innovative minds in television history, UFO features a strong cast, gripping story lines and extraordinary special effects from Derek Meddings (Batman, The Spy Who Loved Me).

Episodes:
Identified
Exposed
The Cat with Ten Lives
Conflict
A Question of Priorities
E.S.P.
Kill Straker!
Sub-Smash
Destruction
The Square Triangle
Close Up
The Psychobombs
Survival
Mindbender
Flight Path
The Man Who Came Back
The Dalotek Affair
Timelash
Ordeal
Court Martial
Computer Affair
Confetti Check A-OK
The Sound of Silence
Reflections in the Water
The Responsibility Seat
The Long Sleep

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentaries with Gerry Anderson, Alan Perry & Michael Billington, Wanda Ventham & Sylvia Anderson, George Sewell, Deborah Grant
  • UFO Documentary
  • Unaired/unused footage and Audio out-takes
  • Invasion UFO & Trailer
  • Production Notes
  • Original ITC Press Book (DVD-ROM PDF files)
  • Memorabilia Files & Image Galleries
  • Extensive Image Galleries from the ITC Archives
  • Production Notes on inner sleeves & Publicity Brochure re-print
  • COI Future Fashions Footage with Sylvia Anderson
Re-released on
October 16th, 2007
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Director
Language
English
Genre
  • Sci-Fi
Box Dimensions (mm)
138x190x26
UPC
3000000063217
All-time sales rank
Top 2000
Product ID
1546871

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