WE CAN REBUILD HIM… WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY…
Yes Six Million Dollar Man fans with shallower pockets, here's your chance to win the complete Six Million Dollar Man collection with a couple of mouse clicks. Now complex trivia questions about which tailor made Steve Austin's safari jacket in episode whatever, no art to make, no witty quotes to provide, simply follow this link:
Like and share the competition image to your friends on Facebook and you are automatically entered into a prize drawer to win. One lucky winner can expect a whopping forty discs of bionic joy to arrive in the mail after we pick a successful entry on Monday.
STRANGE THINGS ARE HAPPENING has perhaps the most extensive review of this new edition of the TV classic, check out what they have to say about the bonus features from the collection here then follow the link to read the full article:
“This box set is as thorough a collection as you could dream of. As well as all the episodes (and all Bionic Woman crossovers), the pilots and the reunion movies, there are the syndicated two part versions of the pilots (with extra footage from other episodes edited in and the original film given episode titles The Moon and the Desert), and a vast amount of extra content. There’s a disc of extras for each season, plus two more DVDs full of documentaries that cover every aspect of the show, even down to the toys, the iconic opening titles and the fans. Pretty much everyone significant is interviewed, and there are also full-length interviews with Majors, Anderson, Brooks and writer / producer Kenneth Johnson (who also provides a thorough commentary track on the first Bigfoot and Bionic Woman stories). It’s hard to imagine that there is anything about the show that isn’t covered here. Everything else after this will inadequate!”
A longer treat for Six Million Dollar Man fans. As mentioned previously on this blog, the series began as a sequence of TV movies, the success of which encouraged the TV executives to run with a weekly show.
Here's the opening five minutes of Wine, Women & War featuring Britt Ekland (scroll down the blog for an earlier post about the movie featuring Steve Austin in shark-infested waters), one of the classic films that begat a 70s Television legend. To find out what happens next, pick up the complete collection when it's released:
When kids tuned in to watch Six Million Dollar Man, it was the sound effect heavy stunt sequences they were looking for. Check out this clip from the extra features on the upcoming UK complete DVD collection for more on the stunt action in this classic TV show:
WE CAN REBUILD HIM… WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY… THE WORLDWIDE DEFINITIVE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN DVD COLLECTION.
For anyone growing up in the 1970s there were several TV series that could be described as “essential viewing”, but none were more deserving of that accolade than The Six Million Dollar Man, the TV series that mixed Bond-ian espionage action with sci-fi adventure and, along the way, became a pop culture institution.
Now, The Six Million Dollar Man: The Complete Collection is coming to DVD as a 40-disc set (five of which are dedicated to extras and bonus features), featuring every episode from each of the show’s five seasons, plus the three original TV movies that started it all, along with the three further TV movies that followed in the late 1980s and early 90s.
Additionally, this edition includes extensive stills galleries and episode guide booklets exclusive to the UK release, making this the world’s most definitive Six Million Dollar Man DVD collection.
Based on the novel “Cyborg” by Martin Caidin, and pre-dating the similarly cyborg-themed “The Terminator” and “Robocop” franchises by over a decade, The Six Million Dollar Man was one of the most popular and successful TV series of its era, propelling Lee Majors (already relatively well-known as a series regular in the Western series “The Big Valley” and “The Virginian”) into the realms of superstardom, becoming a merchandisers' dream and spawning an equally successful spin-off series in “The Bionic Woman”.
Majors stars as Colonel Steve Austin, a former astronaut who is seriously injured when the jet he is flying crashes. A man barely alive, Austin is “rebuilt” with bionic parts replacing his right arm, both legs and his left eye, enhancing his strength, speed and vision far beyond normal human capabilities. Following his recovery, he goes to work for the covert Office of Scientific Intelligence as a secret agent, where his regular missions involve not only bringing international criminals to justice but also investigating downed UFOs and taking on killer female androids and even the mythical creature, Bigfoot!
Co-starring Richard Anderson (The Fugitive; Perry Mason) as Austin’s supervisor Oscar Goldman and Martin E. Brooks (Dallas; McMillan & Wife) as scientist Dr. Rudy Wells, the series also features a host of guest stars including Lindsay Wagner, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Kim Basinger, Martine Beswick, Sonny Bono, Louis Gossett, Jr., Erik Estrada, Stefanie Powers, John Saxon, William Shatner, George Takei, George Foreman, Donna Mills and Andre the Giant, amongst many others.
The 40-disc The Six Million Dollar Man: The Complete Collection (cert. PG) will be released on DVD (£199.99) by Fabulous Films on 26th March 2012.
Special Features include: exclusive new interviews with Lee Majors and Lindsay Wagner; all three pilot movies of The Six Million Dollar Man; all three reunion movies of The Six Million Dollar Man; all crossover episodes of The Bionic Woman; 17 exclusive featurettes; audio commentaries; UK exclusive stills galleries; UK exclusive episode guide booklets.
- Fabulous Films
- Release date:
- 16th April, 2012
Exclusive new interviews with Lee Majors and Lindsay Wagner; all three pilot movies of The Six Million Dollar Man; all three reunion movies of The Six Million Dollar Man; all crossover episodes of The Bionic Woman; 17 exclusive featurettes; audio commentaries; UK exclusive stills galleries; UK exclusive episode guide booklets.
- Lee Majors
- Richard Anderson
- Martin E. Brooks
- Lindsay Wagner
- Farrah Fawcett-Majors
- Fabulous Films
- Release date:
- 16th April, 2012
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