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Title: Brian Clemens THRILLER
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 27 Nov 2009 - 16:28
Just ordered the Thriller boxset!

Thriller Complete Box Set - Amazon.co.uk (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001KY2QDY/ref=nosim?tag=lovelockandlo-21)

(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/thriller.jpg)

Edit: Altered thread title and links (affiliated) Jonny
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Kevin Coed on 27 Nov 2009 - 16:54
That's a cracking price. I'll see how the next couple of weeks go for money and I'll probably be picking one up myself.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 27 Nov 2009 - 16:57
That's a cracking price. I'll see how the next couple of weeks go for money and I'll probably be picking one up myself.
You've got to be quick with the network deals Rich, also i think they only last a week.

When they had a deal with the full set of the Sweeney it sold out the first or second day it was advertised.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: demented_uk on 27 Nov 2009 - 16:58
I don't know too much about this television show but at that price I am tempted to give it a whirl.  

And Tanzi is right, you have to be quick.  I wanted The Sweeney set but it sold out in about 24 hours and ended up buying the individual series sets that were only £4.99 each.

It is £32.97 at Amazon but still a good saving.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Kevin Coed on 27 Nov 2009 - 17:15
Fuck it. Just ordered it; the kids can starve.  :P
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 27 Nov 2009 - 17:21
Fuck it. Just ordered it; the kids can starve.  :P
feed 'em leeks
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Jonny on 27 Nov 2009 - 17:26
Superb price for an essential box set.  :P
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Kevin Coed on 27 Nov 2009 - 17:28
Fuck it. Just ordered it; the kids can starve.  :P
feed 'em leeks
Perhaps their uncle Aarron can send them an emergency ration parcel of jellied eels.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 27 Nov 2009 - 17:37
Fuck it. Just ordered it; the kids can starve.  :P
feed 'em leeks
Perhaps their uncle Aarron can send them an emergency ration parcel of jellied eels.
I would do but i reckon they will go bad by the time you get them.

Any Welsh dragon's you can go and slay, i hear they taste a bit like a nice steak.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: demented_uk on 27 Nov 2009 - 17:40
Quote
Fuck it. Just ordered it; the kids can starve.

I'll take that as a seal of approval for the series.  I have just gone for it myself.  Thanks for the heads up on this Aarron.  :P

Just noticed that Network are releasing Callan in the new year. 

Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 27 Nov 2009 - 17:45

Just noticed that Network are releasing Callan in the new year. 

I noticed that, i didn't look if it was the film or the series, i was too busy ordering Thriller in fear of it selling out!
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: bdc on 27 Nov 2009 - 17:49
Only £40 shipping to Belgium... :o
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Kevin Coed on 27 Nov 2009 - 17:53

Perhaps their uncle Aarron can send them an emergency ration parcel of jellied eels.
I would do but i reckon they will go bad by the time you get them.


How would we tell?
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Paul on 27 Nov 2009 - 18:10


Just noticed that Network are releasing Callan in the new year. 



Ambulance-chasing motherfuckers.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 27 Nov 2009 - 18:13

Perhaps their uncle Aarron can send them an emergency ration parcel of jellied eels.
I would do but i reckon they will go bad by the time you get them.


How would we tell?
Fuck knows, i don't eat 'em.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Kevin Coed on 27 Nov 2009 - 18:21

Fuck knows, i don't eat 'em.

Next thing you'll be claiming that you don't do the Lambeth Walk either.

Liesssss

Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 27 Nov 2009 - 19:13

Fuck knows, i don't eat 'em.

Next thing you'll be claiming that you don't do the Lambeth Walk either.

Liesssss


:-\
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: ecc on 27 Nov 2009 - 22:20
I remember buying the separate series one set before Network decided to just release a complete series box set.  I'm glad I sprung for the complete series.  What I missed from the first box set are English subtitles but the complete series set added the ITC opening and ending title sequences after the episode, the WHO KILLED LAMB? episode (not a THRILLER episode but screened as part of the series), some other goodies, and the alternate version of IF IT'S A MAN, HANG UP (actually there are three different version, only two of which appear in the set).  It's too bad that they weren't able to source all of the alternate footage that appeared in the ITC versions as not only was new US shot footage inserted but some original outtakes were supposed to have been used as well.

I've been trying to collect the alternate ITC versions on DVDR as well.  I've got:
THE KILLER WITH TWO FACES
KILLER IN EVERY CORNER
THE NEXT VICTIM
SCREAMER
THE DEVIL'S WEB

I have THE CARNATION KILLER (aka THE COLOUR OF BLOOD) on tape only (a rare release from the defunct big box company AIR Video).
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 27 Nov 2009 - 22:27
interesting eec
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Kevin Coed on 28 Nov 2009 - 13:49
Only £40 shipping to Belgium... :o

Did you want to buy one? If you'd like I could order one for you and post it on to you. I'm sure that would work out a bit cheaper.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Phill on 28 Nov 2009 - 15:38
Cracking series ! Think i got mine for around 35 quid off hmv a couple of years ago. Still haven't watched them all !
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: bdc on 30 Nov 2009 - 09:13
Only £40 shipping to Belgium... :o

Did you want to buy one? If you'd like I could order one for you and post it on to you. I'm sure that would work out a bit cheaper.

That would be very nice of you,any idea how much the shipping would be then?
On Network's site they state this weighs more than a kg.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Jonny on 30 Nov 2009 - 09:53


That would be very nice of you,any idea how much the shipping would be then?
On Network's site they state this weighs more than a kg.


I'm pretty certain it doesn't weigh over 1kg. But even if it did that should only cost about £6 to send to Belgium.

Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: bdc on 30 Nov 2009 - 12:08
Strange,this what I get from Network's site:
(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/1379/networkd.jpg)
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Jonny on 30 Nov 2009 - 12:31
Strange,this what I get from Network's site:


All I'm saying is that I have this set and I'm pretty sure it doesn't weigh 1.2kg.

I might be wrong, I'll weigh it when I get home tonight...

Besides, if it does weigh that much here's how much it will cost to send to Belgium via Royal Mail...

Royal Mail price for a 1.2kg parcel to Belgium (http://sg.royalmail.com/portal/rm/PriceFinderResults?pageId=pc_sltc_rm_results&keyname=rmPriceFinderResults&catId=23500532)
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: bdc on 30 Nov 2009 - 13:57
Thanks Jonny,
just checked the postage at that link.
Network's shipping seems a bit crazy... :-*
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 10 Dec 2009 - 17:02
Network's shipping seems a bit crazy... :-*
sure is, after paying for postage on Thriller i ordered George & Mildred and postage was in with the price on that particular release!
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Kevin Coed on 10 Dec 2009 - 17:22
Network's shipping seems a bit crazy... :-*
sure is, after paying for postage on Thriller i ordered George & Mildred and postage was in with the price on that particular release!

It cost me £7.56 to post it on to BDC - and that was recorded delivery.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: The love butcher on 10 Dec 2009 - 17:57

Loveing this box set, quality stuff!, thanks for the heads up Aarron!  ;)  ::)
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 10 Dec 2009 - 18:04

Loveing this box set, quality stuff!, thanks for the heads up Aarron!  ;)  ::)
Your welcome Keith, did you get one it time? I see the price has shot back up now.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: The love butcher on 10 Dec 2009 - 18:06
Yes, ordered it as sooin as i saw the link you posted. :P
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Mark (UK) on 11 Dec 2009 - 16:32
Strange,this what I get from Network's site:
([url]http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/1379/networkd.jpg[/url])


It's £32.27 from Amazon UK, not sure what the postage is to Belgium but it won't be £40!

Thriller Complete Box Set - Amazon.co.uk (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001KY2QDY/ref=nosim?tag=lovelockandlo-21)

Edit: Amazon one is the repackaged version & says 16 discs as opposed to 15 discs at Network.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Kevin Coed on 11 Dec 2009 - 17:11
Strange,this what I get from Network's site:
([url]http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/1379/networkd.jpg[/url])


It's £32.27 from Amazon UK, not sure what the postage is to Belgium but it won't be £40!

Thriller Complete Box Set - Amazon.co.uk ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001KY2QDY/ref=nosim?tag=lovelockandlo-21[/url])

Edit: Amazon one is the repackaged version & says 16 discs as opposed to 15 discs at Network.


The set received from Network is 16 discs and the cover is the same as displayed at Amazon.

Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: ecc on 11 Dec 2009 - 17:41
Strange,this what I get from Network's site:
([url]http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/1379/networkd.jpg[/url])


IEdit: Amazon one is the repackaged version & says 16 discs as opposed to 15 discs at Network.


The set received from Network is 16 discs and the cover is the same as displayed at Amazon.


My copy, which I bought when it first came out, only lists the contents of discs thirteen, fourteen, and fifteen on the back of its volume four double amaray case but there are in fact sixteen discs inside.  Disc sixteen has the bonus features, including the alternate version of IF IT'S A MAN HANG UP.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 11 Dec 2009 - 18:05
Disc sixteen has the bonus features, including the alternate version of IF IT'S A MAN HANG UP.
Same as the newer version
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: bdc on 14 Dec 2009 - 08:03
Mine arrived today.
Thanks Rich!   ;)
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Kevin Coed on 30 Jan 2010 - 15:28
So how is everybody enjoying this so far? It's really is cracking stuff, isn't it. We're currently about to start the fourth disc - which means it should probably take us until about the summertime to finish off the set; trying not to rush it too much and savour it a bit.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 30 Jan 2010 - 15:56
So how is everybody enjoying this so far?
enjoying it so far,i'm watching them here and there, i've seen 6 or 7 of them at the moment.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER £24.99 + P&P
Post by: bdc on 30 Jan 2010 - 16:33
I'm getting all nostalgic when I watch an episode,really takes me back to the 70's...  :D
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER
Post by: Jonny on 13 Jul 2010 - 18:41
Anyone finished the entire boxset yet? I'm slacking, only watched about half a dozen episodes so far!  ???
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER
Post by: demented_uk on 13 Jul 2010 - 18:42
I've watched about twelve so far.  There have been some highly memorable episodes.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 13 Jul 2010 - 18:50
Anyone finished the entire boxset yet? I'm slacking, only watched about half a dozen episodes so far!  ???
I'm not much further ahead than you Jonny, I've watched eight!
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER
Post by: Jonny on 13 Jul 2010 - 18:58
I'm not much further ahead than you Jonny, I've watched eight!

Are you watching them in order? I started doing that but after watching a couple of snoozers in a row I started picking episodes out at random from across the series.

The episode where John Carson whistles (Possession) was rather weak I seem to remember. Bloody whistling was annoying.  :-*
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER
Post by: demented_uk on 13 Jul 2010 - 19:08
I loved Possession, definitely one of my favourites.

Also liked The Colour of Blood, Lady Killer and especially File it Under Fear.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 13 Jul 2010 - 19:33
I'm not much further ahead than you Jonny, I've watched eight!

Are you watching them in order? I started doing that but after watching a couple of snoozers in a row I started picking episodes out at random from across the series.

The episode where John Carson whistles (Possession) was rather weak I seem to remember. Bloody whistling was annoying.  :-*
Yeah in order, apart from one which was the Diana Dors episode.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER
Post by: Kevin Coed on 13 Jul 2010 - 20:24
We've watched 16 of the episodes so far (in order); can't say that I thought any of them were 'snoozers'. Kind of stopped for a while because we started piling through the ARMCHAIR THRILLER boxset.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 13 Jul 2010 - 20:27
We've watched 16 of the episodes so far (in order); can't say that I thought any of them were 'snoozers'. Kind of stopped for a while because we started piling through the ARMCHAIR THRILLER boxset.
Any good, I've got that but haven't opened it yet.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER
Post by: Kevin Coed on 13 Jul 2010 - 20:34
We're really enjoying it. As a child of the seventies I have the occasional flashbacks whilst watching them; but even without that most of the stories stand up today.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER
Post by: Jonny on 13 Jul 2010 - 20:40
can't say that I thought any of them were 'snoozers'.

Probably the mood I was in at the time but 'An Echo Of Theresa' just didn't do anything for me at all.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER
Post by: Kevin Coed on 13 Jul 2010 - 20:42

Probably the mood I was in at the time but 'An Echo Of Theresa' just didn't do anything for me at all.

You're a fucking idiot.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER
Post by: Jonny on 13 Jul 2010 - 20:45

You're a fucking idiot.

Possibly.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER
Post by: Kevin Coed on 13 Jul 2010 - 20:49
There's no debating it. Live with it.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER
Post by: Jonny on 13 Jul 2010 - 20:52
There's no debating it. Live with it.

I'll try, though it may be a struggle.

What's your favourite episode so far? Clemen's fave was 'A Coffin For the Bride' apparently. Might stick that one on next.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER
Post by: TheMissus on 14 Jul 2010 - 07:16
We're really enjoying it. As a child of the seventies I have the occasional flashbacks whilst watching them; but even without that most of the stories stand up today.

And as a child of the 80s I've thought they were all good
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER
Post by: Kevin Coed on 14 Jul 2010 - 10:41

What's your favourite episode so far?

Don't really have a favourite - they all sort of follow the same basic plot quite consistently; there's just a few that weren't as good as the rest.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER
Post by: ecc on 14 Jul 2010 - 10:47
can't say that I thought any of them were 'snoozers'.

Probably the mood I was in at the time but 'An Echo Of Theresa' just didn't do anything for me at all.

I didn't expect to like it when watching the opening teaser but I found it entertaining.  I also liked the more comic K IS FOR KILLING (with Gayle Hunnicut and Stephen Rea).

Out of the ones I've watched so far I've liked POSSESSION (with John Carson), ECHO OF TERESA, COLOUR OF BLOOD (enjoyed Norman Eshley as the psycho), MURDER IN MIND, ONLY A SCREAM AWAY, K IS FOR KILLING, I'M THE GIRL HE WANTS TO KILL, COME OUT COME OUT WHEREVER YOU ARE (with Carson and Linda Day George), SCREAMER, A KILLER IN EVERY CORNER, WON'T WRITE HOME MOM - I'M DEAD (with Pamela Franklin and Ian Bannen), SLEEPWALKER, and THE NEXT VICTIM.

IF ITS A MAN HANG UP is okay.  LADY KILLER was boring for the first two thirds until the twist at the end.

SOMEONE AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS, A PLACE TO DIE, SPELL OF EVIL, ONCE THE KILLING STARTS, KISS ME AND DIE, and ONE DEADLY OWNER are bad.

I saw MURDER MOTEL and THE KILLER WITH TWO FACES in their "feature" versions on tape some time ago.  I didn't think much of them then but I don't remember so I'll have to see them again to decide.

The titles that I have not mentioned above are the ones I haven't seen yet.  I haven't been watching them in sequence.  Sometimes I put one on because of the cast listing.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER
Post by: Paul on 19 Jul 2010 - 13:36
I was at a car boot yesterday and there was a guy selling a set of these on DVD. Thought he’d probably want £15 for it, max. £30 is what he said. “£30?” I asked before turning my back and walking away. £30. At a car boot sale. Haha.
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER
Post by: ecc on 12 Mar 2015 - 20:04
The complete series is being released in Canada but it's only twelve discs compared to the Network sixteen. There's an Australian set with eighteen discs and a couple additional extras including a commentary with John Carson on IN POSSESSION but it seems too pricey to import when I already have the Network
Title: Re: Brian Clemens THRILLER
Post by: nibblepibbley on 31 Mar 2015 - 20:21
Am chugging my way through this slowly at the moment. Bit like trying to run through treacle for me, and generally I love TV of this vintage.
Title: Brian Clemens THRILLER
Post by: the blob on 21 Oct 2015 - 23:42
Been putting this off for so long but finally went for it during the ITV sale for the absurd price of £15.60 shipped. Now have to find time to actually watch it among a load of other stuff I've got recently. Wish i'd had the cash to grab Armchair Thriller. as well. I seem to remember the one with the Nun shitting me up a. bit when I was a kid especially.