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Asterix The Gaul: Collected Adventures: 6DVD: Box Set £11.99 + Free Delivery @ HMV

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The year is 50 B.C. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. ...Well not entirely! One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. The village is protected by Asterix, a d…
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The year is 50 B.C. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. ...Well not entirely! One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. The village is protected by Asterix, a diminutive but tenacious warrior, who transforms into a superhuman fighting machine once fortified with the druid Getafix's magic potion. He is helped by his best friend, the gentle-hearted, menhir-toting Obelix, who's always ready to support his friend - as long as there's plenty of wild boar to feast on!

Based on the classic comics by Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, these six feature-length animated adventures are a treat for all ages.

6DVD Box Set - Contains:
Asterix the Gaul
Asterix and Cleopatra
The Twelve Tasks of Asterix
Asterix and Caeser
Asterix in Britain
Asterix and The Big Fight
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#1
"The year is 50 B.C. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. ...Well not entirely! One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders....... "

Aw.... c'mon. Do they honestly want us to believe that they didn't all just capitulate??? :x
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"The year is 50 B.C. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. ...Well not entirely! One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders....... "

Aw.... c'mon. Do they honestly want us to believe that they didn't all just capitulate??? :x


The legend of Asterix is based on a true story - Fact :thumbsup:
#3
Another £3 off from the last time this was listed!

Unfortunately I'm still relaying my bad news for fans of the movies...

I had this set on pre-order from the end of 1995. The release date was put back twice (maybe three times, if memory serves) to July 1996. Around June I found a site that was moaning about the poor transfer of the original films to DVD; something about the wrong aspect ratio, I think.

I ended up cancelling my pre-order & didn't buy the set.

I'll see if I can find the details with a bit of creative Google usage & post again if I'm successful.

Has anybody else got this DVD box set (already) & can comment on the quality of the transfer?

Thanks.

BFN,

fp.


EDIT: A review of the set (with the original cover)...

[ http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=62278 ]
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...Overall

So, for the £29.99 asking price, what do you get? Six rather fetching coasters is the answer. Optimum have really dropped the ball with this release, which is a hodge-podge of different sources, only around half of which come even close to being watchable. By putting this release out and charging a premium price for it, they are showing utter contempt for their customers. Their thinking, I would assume, is that children will be happy enough with them, but quite honestly, when these shoddy presentations (or ones similar to them) were served up to me when I was a child, I was far from satisfied. In any event, I'd hazzard a guess that most Asterix fans these days are adults who, rightfully so, have come to expect better from Optimum.

To make matters worse, at the end of last year, when we first became aware of the DVNR artefacts present on the French DVDs, DVD Times reviewer David Mackenzie contacted Optimum, warning them of the problem, in case the French releases ended up being used as a source. Not only was his email not replied to, his advice has clearly been ignored point-blank, and, to add insult to injury, ironically-named Optimum have committed far greater crimes against these films than the French distributors ever did. As such, I cannot possibly recommend this release in any way. To put things into perspective, I've seen VHS releases that are more watchable than these.
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#4
PS. Australia was treated to a 7-disc DVD set in October 2006...

Now long out of stock, but for your information...

[ http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/789600 ]
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This DVD is formatted for playback on PAL enabled systems (Australian Standard).

The year is 50 B.C. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely... One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. And life is not easy for the Roman legionaries who garrison the fortified camps of Totorum, Aquarium, Laudanum and Compendium... Asterix, the hero of these adventures is a shrewd, cunning little warrior. All perilous missions are immediately entrusted to him. Asterix gets his superhuman strength from the magic potion brewed by the druid Getafix... The Asterix series is probably the most popular French comic in the world, and familiar to people of all ages in most countries, due to its global newspaper syndication and over 30 best-selling books and films in over 100 languages!

This box set contains seven Asterix movies:

Asterix Versus Caesar
Asterix Conquers America
Asterix in Britain
Asterix and Cleopatra
Asterix's Twelve Tasks
Asterix and The Big Fight
Asterix and The Gauls


Released: Monday, 23 October 2006
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Fullscreen
Transfer Format: 4:3
Category: Box Sets Animated Adventure
Region: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Format: DVD
Distributor: Reel
Rating: G
Languages: English
Running Time: 500 mins
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BFN,

fp.
#5
I LOVE ASTERIX I LOVE ASTERIX I LOVE ASTERIX.

Hot damn Andy, I love you too man.

I have all asterix movies that have come out (and all the books for that matter. perfect potty companions.)
#6
i love the comic books:thumbsup:
#7
he legend of Asterix is based on a true story - Fact


Vercingetorix


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vercingetorix

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