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UFO Blu-ray Release Imminent!

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The first live-action television series from the legendary creators of Thunderbirds Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, UFO is to be released in a new HD restoration, courtesy of Network Distributing.

UFO – The Complete Series (12) will feature all 26 episodes and be available to own on Blu-ray from 14 November 2016, RRP £89.99. You can pre-order it now from the Gerry Anderson store.

The series remains a benchmark sci-fi production, featuring mature storylines and ground-breaking special effects. Long-awaited on Blu-ray in the UK, it is presented here with original mono or 5.1 soundtracks, alongside a wealth of new special features.

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 set features a number of fascinating archive stills from Gerry Anderson’s personal collection including a selection of early screen tests from the series’ pre-production phase. You can see several of these below:

Special features include:

  • From Earth to the Moon – a 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 UFO 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 UFO 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

Pre-order your copy of UFO The Complete Series (BluRay) now from the official Gerry Anderson store. Pre-orders from the Gerry Anderson store come with six exclusive postcards from the UFO pre-production screen test archive.

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