Gerry Anderson’s first live action TV series, UFO is getting a full series Blu ray release fully restored from Network in November.
1980. After ten years development in top secrecy, SHADO Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organisation goes live. Its aim: to combat the threat of an alien invasion from a dying race who abduct humans to repair their own decaying bodies. SHADO’s dedicated operatives fight a secret war against Earth’s terrifying new menace: on land, sea, air and in space!
UFO remains a landmark sci-fi production, featuring mature storylines and groundbreaking special effects. It is presented here in a stunning new High Definition restoration, with all 26 episodes offering original mono or remixed 5.1 soundtracks, alongside a wealth of special features, including:
From Earth to the Moon: brand new feature-length documentary with interviews, archive video, audio and stills – many of which have never been seen or heard before.
The Women of UFO: new documentary discussing the improving sexual equality depicted in the series and the role of science fiction in striving for that change
Identified: SHADO New Recruits Briefing: a newly created SHADO briefing film narrated by Matt Zimmerman
Exclusive 600 page book on the making of the series by archive television historian Andrew Pixley
Film material, including textless episode title backgrounds, textless end titles, stock footage, TV spots, extra footage for Identified and Exposed, unused footage from Timelash and The Long Sleep, Italian trailers
Audio commentaries: Identified with Gerry Anderson and Sub-Smash with Ed Bishop
S.I.D. Computer Voice Session and audio outtakes for these sessions and Kill Straker!
Archive Ed Bishop audio interview from 1986
Tomorrow Today: Future Fashions with Sylvia Anderson
Extensive image galleries including previously unseen images
RELEASE DATE 14TH of November.