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Asterix The Gaul: Collected Adventures: 6 DVD: Box Set £14.99 + Free Deliver/Quidco @ HMV
Asterix The Gaul: Collected Adventures: 6 DVD: Box Set £14.99 + Free Deliver/Quidco @ HMV

Asterix The Gaul: Collected Adventures: 6 DVD: Box Set £14.99 + Free Deliver/Quidco @ HMV

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A box set of animated adventures featuring the indomitable Asterix and his assortment of fellow oddball Gauls.

Includes:

1. The 12 Tasks Of Asterix
2. Asterix And Cleopatra
3. Asterix The Gaul
4. Asterix And Caesar
5. Asterix And The Big Fight
6. Asterix In Britain

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Fetching cold voters today. Go back to school please.

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Have 3 of these on VHS. Wonder if I can convince SWMBO these are an essential purchase.

Asterix is the best =D

Boy these bring back memories. Used to bunk of library lesson days and just read these in the corner, along with Tintin. Good times!

My gf loves Obelix (I'm jealous)! Heat added. Thanks Andy (ignore the chicken cold posters who can't even be bothered to post THEIR better deals before voting cold). :thumbsup:

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TeddyT;4207551

Boy these bring back memories. Used to bunk of library lesson days and … Boy these bring back memories. Used to bunk of library lesson days and just read these in the corner, along with Tintin. Good times!



I used to teach at Primary Schools and as the English specialist (specialist??? yeah) I used to encourage kids to read Asterix/The Beano/TinTin etc as .......they are learning to read by reading these books. And that was the argument won.:thumbsup:

Great vids recommended. But some are poorly transfered to video, cropped to to fit 4:3 TV format. If anyone knows of any orignal or widescreen format versions I'd be glad to hear

I hated these...they ruined my memories of the books,and doing all the voices myself... my voices were better. :P

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)...

[ dvdtimes.co.uk/con…278 ]
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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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Can anyone tell me if these have a French soundtrack on the dvd as well or just english?

PS. The Australasian market got a 7 disc set (released in October 2006):

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

[ ezydvd.com.au/ite…600 ]
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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.

edwais;4207703

Great vids recommended. But some are poorly transfered to video, cropped … Great vids recommended. But some are poorly transfered to video, cropped to to fit 4:3 TV format. If anyone knows of any orignal or widescreen format versions I'd be glad to hear



Same, I'd be interested to get my hands on an original myself. :-D

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Same, I'd be interested to get my hands on an original myself. :-D



I've got all of the movies on VHS but I'm keeping them!

You can, however, see them pop up in eBay auctions quite regularly.

Usually for throw-away prices too (albeit bundled with the usual kiddie-fodder tapes).

Good luck.

BFN,

fp.

(Fingers-crossed that a resultant transfer to Blu-ray will be better [if that is ever going to happen])

mas99;4209005

Can anyone tell me if these have a French soundtrack on the dvd as well … Can anyone tell me if these have a French soundtrack on the dvd as well or just english?


Also wondering this... As missus is french, and so would like the little one to have it in french too...

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Also wondering this... As missus is french, and so would like the little … Also wondering this... As missus is french, and so would like the little one to have it in french too...



According to Play play.com/DVD…HFY it is only in English:cry:
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