The Avengers: '64 Set 1
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production year: 1964
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 733961-700701
Running time: 5:12 (312 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC,, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: March 28, 2000
Collection type: Owned (#1550)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 28, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10

The Avengers, starring Patrick Macnee as the elegantly ruthless John Steed and Honor Blackman as leather-clad anthropologist-turned-special-agent Mrs. Cathy Gale, created a sensation in Britain in the early '60s. The show's outrageously intelligent characters, plots and dialogue inspired fashion trends, novels, a play, a musical, and even a hit single, "Kinky Boots," sung by Macnee and Blackman. Now they're back in the timeless adventures that helped give birth to a legend. Go undercover with Cathy and Steed as they foil felons, trump traitors and expose assassins, saving the world -- and often, each other -- as THE AVENGERS!

Completely digitally re-mastered from the original master tapes, the six exciting black and white shows from the third Avengers season included in this set are:

The White Elephant
When a rare albino elephant is stolen, Cathy hunts big game while Steed shops for big guns. Together, THE AVENGERS cage a pack of ivory smugglers. Crawling with wild animals, including various monkeys and a leopard, strangely, this episode never shows us an actual elephant!

The Little Wonders
Steed dons a clerical collar to infiltrate a flock of religious racketeers, while Cathy plays with dolls. A fan favorite, "The Little Wonders" features the only known kiss between Steed and Cathy, as well as a machine gun-toting habit-frocked Lois Maxwell, AKA Miss Moneypenny of Bond fame.

The Wringer
While investigating the mysterious deaths of a number of agents, Steed is accused of committing the murders himself! Charged with treason, he faces interrogation at the hands of The Wringer. Betrayed, bastilled, and brainwashed, Steed's only hope lies in the fortitude of the formidable Cathy Gale.

Grave undertakings at a Cornwall cemetary drive THE AVENGERS to dig up a nefarious inheritance plot. Shifty-eyed villains, mad doctors and merry windows adorn this fan favorite. Look for a particularly effective judo kick as Cathy fights an assailant in a graveyard. In real life, Honor Blackman broke her stuntman's nose!

The Secrets Broker
Wily wine merchants and a malevolent medium decant a deadly plot to sell military secrets. An intoxicating cocktail of seance scams, illicit love affairs, and, of course, blackmail, literally have THE AVENGERS over a barrel. A particularly heady adventure for Steed; he spends much of his time in a first-class wine cellar!

The Trojan Horse
A prominent stable becomes a haven for hoods, as well as horses, and a notorious gambling syndicate starts closing the book on prominent politicians. Steed gallops to the stable, while Cathy's arithmetical abilities land her a job as a syndicate bookie! When the stakes are this high, always bet on THE AVENGERS!
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Patrick Macnee....John Steed
Honor Blackman....Mrs. Cathy Gale