The Professionals - Mk 1 [DVD]
Vendor: The DVD Hut
Long-awaited, long-overdue: The Professionals as you have never seen them before.
Bodie and Doyle need little by way of introduction but if the series had at all escaped you since its debut in 1977, their boss George Cowley, head of CI5 couldn't put it more succinctly than his opening gambit "anarchy, acts of terror, crimes against the public. To combat it I've got special men experts from the army, the police, from every service. These are The Professionals".
Featuring the perfect ensemble cast of Martin Shaw, Gordon Jackson (completely against type here) and the much-missed Lewis Collins, the series ran for 57 action-packed episodes and made an immediate impact on British and then international audiences which has sustained 35 years. But the series has never looked this good. Painstakingly restored from the camera-original negatives the series could have been made yesterday. No matter how many times you have seen The Professionals, this is a new experience, like seeing it for the first time.
Brand new high definition restorations of the first thirteen episodes from the camera-original negatives
Brand new 5.1 tracks from original sound elements
Remastered original as-broadcast mono tracks
Remastered music-only tracks featuring Laurie Johnson's original scores
Photo galleries featuring hundreds of rare and previously unseen images
Reinstated original main and end titles
Exclusive book and programme notes authored by tv historian Andrew Pixley which documents the complete history of the production of these first thirteen episodes
Without Walls documentary from 1996 featuring interviews with the creative driving force behind the series
PDF material featuring scripts, rare paperwork
Footage archive featuring additional material, raw titles, advert break bumpers and more
English HOH subtitles
These discs are (PAL) format, and will work on all modern Australian & European DVD players.