It's long been in the making, but finally here it is - the Xbox of a different kind:
Starting in August, Anolis will release the first 6 films of the highly amusing Eurospy series KOMMISSAR X. KOMMISSAR X - JAGD AUF UNBEKANNT (1966)
will be sold together with the box and a 142 minutes bonus documentary dvd that features the final public appearance by the late Tony Kendall. Brad Harris and Gianfranco Parolini also participate. Other extras include the condensed Super 8 mm version of the film, trailers, a picture gallery and a comprehensive booklet. The film itself will offer German and English audio; I am not sure about the bonus dvd, though.
The other 5 films will be released separately in the months ahead. No word yet on language options and extras, but given the track record of Anolis I'd expect English to be offered on all of them. The films are (please forgive me, I am too lazy to type in the English titles
):DREI GELBE KATZEN (1966)IN DEN KLAUEN DES GOLDENEN DRACHEN (1966)DREI GRÜNE HUNDE (1967)DREI BLAUE PANTHER (1968)DREI GOLDENE SCHLANGEN (1969)
According to the release plan the box should be filled by December. Unfortunately, due to the well-known legal problems with Harald Reinl's son, the final entry in the series KOMMISSAR X JAGT DIE ROTEN TIGER (1971)
will not be included. Maybe a later release will close the gap some day -- one could always replace the bonus disc in the box set for the seventh film.