Commemorating 50 years of the beloved action-comedy series from ITC Entertainment, Network have put out a wonderfully celebratory Limited Edition set that boasts 5 discs of persuasive entertainment and an incredibly lavish book that is worth the price of admission alone. This passionate collection includes the full presentation of the 50th anniversary VOD celebration with two complete 1971 presentations of episodes with commercial breaks alongside insightful interviews with stars Moore and Curtis and a painstakingly reconstructed set of movies made from combining episodes of the show. All of this alongside the aforementioned book makes for quite the release for fans.
The Persuaders! Take 50 is a wonderful set that has been put together with immense love for its subject, and is an essential purchase for anyone who wants to re-embark on some good old-fashioned escapist adventures with Danny Wilde and Lord Sinclair!
We took a closer look at the set…
THE PERSUADERS! AT 50 (Blu-ray, 1 Disc)
The full presentation of Network’s critically-acclaimed 50th anniversary VOD celebration, including:
- Overture: 1971 presentation with commercial breaks
- The Persuaders! 40th Anniversary Event: featuring a Q&A with Roger Moore and Barry Norman plus some behind-the-scenes background to the event
- Greensleeves: 1971 presentation with commercial breaks
- Tony Curtis – The Persuader!: an in depth interview from 2006
FEATURING THE PERSUADERS! (Blu-ray, 4 Disc)
Painstakingly reconstructed in widescreen from restored High Definition masters, these eight movies (only four were ever completed in English) offer an entirely new movie experience, as might have once been conceived by the producers and distributors had they had the time and technical resources to create something beyond just splicing two episodes together with minimal bookending. The Persuaders! was always a series of mini-movies made for television – now they can be watched as movies!
THE PERSUADERS: THE TIME AND THE PLACE (Book)
Jaz Wiseman opens his archive and explores the enduring popularity of Curtis + Moore and the global success of The Persuaders! in this brand-new 140-page book that’s full-to-bursting with merchandise and memorabilia!
TO CELEBRATE ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY IN STYLE, NETWORK HAVE PUT TOGETHER THIS SPECIAL, LIMITED-EDITION ANNIVERSARY BUNDLE OF THE PERSUADERS! – AT A VERY SPECIAL PRICE.
IT CAN BE PURCHASED HERE WHILE STOCKS LAST!