It’s a really exciting way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of Dad’s most iconic puppet shows: Spectrum is green for September 2017!
Spectrum is gold! To mark 50 years since Captain Scarlet first graced our TV screens, Anderson Entertainment, Big Finish Productions and ITV Studios Global Entertainment have collaborated to bring Captain Scarlet adventures to the 21st century.
Out on the 29th of September, these 16 classic Scarlet stories are a celebration of Gerry Anderson’s 1967 iconic Supermarionation series. The adventures of the man that fate has made indestructible, versus the Mysterons from Mars continue to excite and terrify generations!
The first release, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set, features five digitally remastered Century 21 mini albums, eight adapted television audio stories narrated by Captain Blue (Ed Bishop), lavish full-colour packaging, a Spectrum Agents Briefing Booklet containing rare archive imagery, Spectrum Personnel Files and production information, and a brand new exclusive 60-minute audio documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew.
And also continuing the legacy of this well-known series are the Spectrum Files 1, 2 and 3. These three new adventures, based on original tie-in novels from the series back in 1967, feature the vocal talents of Wayne Forester (New Captain Scarlet), Liz Morgan (who played Destiny and Rhapsody angels in the original Captain Scarlet series) and narration by David Graham (the voice of Parker and Brains in Thunderbirds, another Gerry Anderson classic Supermarionation show).
All of these classic Captain Scarlet stories will be released for the 50th anniversary of the show’s first transmission on the 29th of September 2017. Producer Jamie Anderson of Anderson Entertainment, says: “Thanks to ITV Studios GE and Big Finish Productions, we’re bringing all of these fantastic stories together for the first time. It’s a really exciting way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of Dad’s most iconic puppet shows: Spectrum is green for September 2017!”
Available to pre-order ready for release on the anniversary, the Captain Scarlet Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set (one of only 5,000 to be created) is available now at £45 on CD or £35 on download.
The Spectrum Files are available individually at £16.99 on CD or £14.99 on download, or as a bundle at £35 on CD or £30 on download.
And that’s not all! Gerry Anderson’s 2005 CGI series New Captain Scarlet is getting an international release via Amazon. The high definition episodes will launch on the 29th September 2017 - the 50th Anniversary of its predecessor - the classic 1967 series Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.
To celebrate the release, a free episode ('Rat Trap') will be available on the Gerry Anderson YouTube Channel, and Gerry Anderson Facebook page until the 31st October, so fans can experience Gerry's reimagining in high definition, free of charge.
Gerry Anderson’s classic cult 1960s TV series was reimagined by Gerry Anderson and his production company Anderson Entertainment in 2005. The retro-metabolised version of the iconic children’s show was called ‘Gerry Anderson’s New Captain Scarlet‘ and it used motion-capture CGI Hypermarionation instead of the traditional Anderson puppets, bringing the show firmly into the 21st century.
Series 1 (the first 13 episodes) are being released globally on Amazon, with series 2 coming out later in the year. New Captain Scarlet is also now available on Blu-ray in the UK for the first time thanks to Network Distributing and is available from the Gerry Anderson store at gerryanderson.co.uk.
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