UFO: The Complete Series [BLU-RAY]
Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s landmark series UFO returns in a stunning new HD restoration, available exclusively to buy now here for £75.
1980. After ten years development in top secrecy, SHADO – Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organisation – goes live. Its aim: to combat the threat of an alien invasion from a dying race who abduct humans to repair their own decaying bodies. SHADO's dedicated operatives fight a secret war against Earth's terrifying new menace: on land, sea, air – and in space!
The first live-action television series from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, UFO remains a benchmark sci-fi production, featuring mature storylines and groundbreaking special effects. Long-awaited on Blu-ray, it is presented here in a stunning new High Definition restoration, with all 26 episodes offering original mono or 5.1 soundtracks, alongside a wealth of special features, including:
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Ron Embleton is perhaps best known in the Anderson universe for his dramatic paintings that were employed as the end title panels on Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, and along with his brother Gerry was a regular contributor to the TV Century 21 comic. The Embletons also worked together on several series of bubblegum cards for Anglo Confectionary between 1967 and 1970. Sets of Captain Scarlet and Joe 90 cards were followed by a final release of UFO, in the form of a 64-card set, featuring drawings by Gerry on the front panels (alongside photographs from the series), with the reverse sides assembling into a large montage image painted by Ron. Buyers could send away gum wrappers in exchange for a poster of the jigsaw, and this complete image now features on our own exclusive, limited edition poster, available only for a limited time when you buy UFO: The Complete Series on blu-ray from networkonair.com.
These original posters are now extremely rare – if, indeed any still exist – so we've done ours the hard way, assembling the picture from the individual cards and restoring the complete image as a perfect facsimile of the original. As a bonus, on the reverse, we’ve included a grid of the 64 gum cards, assembled as they would have been on the original printer’s artwork, with each card corresponding to a small section of the jigsaw on the opposite side. The poster comes folded into a Top Secret SHADO envelope, and is presented at its original printed size of 600x440mm.
Original sets of UFO gum cards sell for upwards of £80 online, but you can get a complete set in poster form for no extra cost when you buy UFO: The Complete Series on blu-ray from networkonair.com
Please note: stocks of the poster are STRICTLY LIMITED, and we expect to sell out of this edition very quickly: once stock is sold out, orders will revert to the standard edition blu-ray.
 Special edition poster. Exclusive to UFO: The Complete Series purchases from networkonair.com only (Terms and conditions apply).
 From Earth to the Moon: brand new feature-length documentary with interviews, archive video, audio and stills - many of which have never been seen or heard before.
 The Women of UFO: new documentary discussing the improving sexual equality depicted in the series and the role of science fiction in striving for that change.
 Identified: SHADO New Recruits Briefing: a newly created SHADO briefing film narrated by Matt Zimmerman.
 Exclusive 600 page book on the making of the series by archive television historian Andrew Pixley.
 Dolby 5.1 audio mix as well as existing as-transmitted mono audio.
 Film material, including textless episode title backgrounds, textless end titles, stock footage, TV spots, extra footage for Identified and Exposed, unused footage from Timelash and The Long Sleep, Italian trailers.
 Audio commentaries: Identified with Gerry Anderson and Sub-Smash with Ed Bishop.
 S.I.D. Computer Voice Session and audio outtakes for these sessions and Kill Straker!.
 Archive Ed Bishop audio interview from 1986.
 Tomorrow Today: Future Fashions with Sylvia Anderson.
 Extensive image galleries – including previously unseen images.