The Avengers: '64 Set 2
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production year: 1964
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 733961-700732
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 (#1551)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 28, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10

The third season of THE AVENGERS starred the inimitable Patrick MacNee as John Steed, a debonair man-about-town who hides the heart of a ruthless, unscrupulous professional undercover agent behind his polished appearance. And always at his side was the leather-clad anthropologist and judo expert Mrs. Cathy Gale, played brilliantly by Honor Blackman. Though their partnership lasted only two seasons (Diana Rigg took over as Steed's sidekick) it was enough to ensure that the show would become a cult classic on both sides of the Atlantic.

Digitally re-mastered from the original master tapes, this must-have collection includes six black and white episodes from the third season:

Build a Better Mousetrap
Cathy, having joined a motorcycle gang, asks two old ladies for permission to hold a "scramble" on their fields. Denying the request, the ladies cast a spell. Lo and behold, the motorbikes inexplicably stall, along with every mechanical device for miles around. Is it witchcraft? The local nuclear test facility? Or something even more sinister?

The Outside-In Man
When an anti-British activist once marked for termination arrives in England with diplomatic immunity, the agent sent to kill him years ago "returns from the dead" to finish the job. Now Steed must protect the traitor from a fellow British agent! Look for a rare appearance of Steed's "superior," Quilpie, undercover in a butcher's shop.

The Charmers
When a number of agents -- friend and foe -- are murdered, Steed suspects a third party is responsible. An exchange of hostages, including Cathy, facilitates a shaky cooperative detente that leads THE AVENGERS to a charm school for gentlemen assassins. "The Charmers" was later remade, with Diana Rigg, as "The Correct Way to Kill."

Who stands to gain from discrediting a visiting Russian pianist? Has it anything to do with upcoming international trade talks? Steed and Cathy again find themselves cooperating with the enemy as they race to prevent an unseemly international incident -- namely, murder.

Esprit de Corps
An attempted military coup by Scottish conspirators places Steed in front of a firing squad and very nearly places Cathy upon the throne of England! The unprincipled Private Jessup (the late, great Roy Kinnear) provides the loose thread that unravels the tartan terrorists' tactics.

Lobster Quadrille
An agent dies in a suspicious fire, leaving only a rare chess piece as a clue. Dope smuggling, kidnapping and resurrected lobstermen set the tempo for Cathy Gale's farewell AVENGERS episode. The final scene features Steed tweaking Cathy about her plans to "pussyfoot around" on the beach in the bahamas. Off camera , Honor Blackman has decided to leave the show to play Pussy Galore in "Goldfinger."
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The Avengers: '64 Set 2
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Patrick Macnee....John Steed
Honor Blackman....Mrs. Cathy Gale