26th November 2007
ZETA MINOR NEWS
A new DVD review has been added to the site
today! Matt West has taken a look at the Region 1 edition of the brand new
made-for-DVD Futurama movie Bender's Big Score, which is
released in the US tomorrow. Oddly, there's no sign of a UK release yet.
Click on the sleeve image, right, or
here to read Matt's review.
Many new titles have been added to the
database this week, including Paramount's underperforming fantasy
Stardust, Aaron Sorkin's critically acclaimed drama series
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and the Platinum Edition of
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Forthcoming DVD releases
Forthcoming Blu-ray releases
Forthcoming HD-DVD releases
Books will release an autobiography of cult icon Patrick Macnee, titled
The Avengers - The Inside Story, on January the 25th.
The 144-page hardback will apparently feature "many previously unpublished
stills and behind-the-scenes photos, plus publicity and promotional
material and even snaps from Macnee's private collection".
The book, which is co-written by Dave
Rogers, is being touted as "the first official autobiography of Patrick
Macnee and The Avengers", something that will no doubt come as
something of a surprise to readers of Macnee's 1988 book Blind in One
Ear - Autobiography of an Avenger, or, indeed, Dave Rogers and
Macnee's 1997 tome The Avengers and Me.
The book has an RRP of £17.99.
Amazon.co.uk has it available for £11.24.
Titan's press release offers the following
Top Avengers Facts...
Steed's full name is John Wickham Gascone
The Avengers was a successor -
though not a direct sequel - to the earlier series Police Surgeon,
which starred Macnee’s original Avengers co-star, Ian Hendry.
The original macho female spy, Cathy Gale
(played by Honor Blackman), was based on a combination of Life
magazine's daring photographer, Margaret Bourke-White, and anthropologist
The Avengers was the first British
TV programme to be sold to a US Network.
The name of the character Emma Peel was
derived from the verbal shorthand given to the character’s introduction as
“man appeal” – M. Appeal.
In 1998, The Avengers was given the
Hollywood treatment as a blockbuster movie starring Ralph Fiennes as John
Steed and Uma Thurman as Emma Peel. Patrick Macnee featured in voice as
Production on the first season of The
Avengers was cut short by an industry strike.
The sustained popularity of the Tara King
episodes in France led to a 1975 French television commercial for a brand
of champagne, featuring both Thorson and Macnee reprising their roles.
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