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Tales of the Unexpected: Complete DVD Collection (Series 1 - 9) - £32.97 delivered @ Amazon for the lot
Tales of the Unexpected: Complete DVD Collection (Series 1 - 9) - £32.97 delivered @ Amazon for the lot

Tales of the Unexpected: Complete DVD Collection (Series 1 - 9) - £32.97 delivered @ Amazon for the lot

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Here's one for you oldies out there who might remember this (including me!) - the original Tales of the Unexpected Collection containing the complete DVD releases of series 1 - 9 (erm... what's the plural of series?).

The synopsis says: "Contains every series of TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED. Based on Roald Dahl's chilling, eerie, and imaginative short stories, this series of stand-alone episodes fascinated children and adults alike during its run on British television. Features all 112 episodes."

And all for the incredible price of just £32.97 delivered (that's a ridiculous £3.67 per season or about 30p per episode!). These normally retail at around £7 - £14 per season and the cheapest I can find the complete collection anywhere else is well over £60 (£74.99 @ Play, £64.99 @ HMV and even £97.99 at The Hut). It's out-of-stock at the moment ("usually despatched in 1 to 3 weeks), but don't let that put you off - I've always found Amazon will honour these prices and deliver your goods!

Hope this helps someone.

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was on here recently £7 think was play or someone like that

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kebabjones;8122160

was on here recently £7 think was play or someone like that



Reckon that must have been a specific series, not the whole lot.

It was the whole lot but it was a misprice that wasnt honoured.

Banned

Does anyone know the name of the episode where a girl's hands turn green when the lights go out?

That episode scared the living sh!t out of me.

Might not have fared well over the years, but there were certainly some class episodes that I'd love to see again...

And the nudey lady dancing on fire is merely a bonus!!! :whistling:

I always remember the episode where a lady kills her husband with a frozen leg of lamb and then feeds it to the police officers investigating!!!

Kezza14;8123815

I always remember the episode where a lady kills her husband with a … I always remember the episode where a lady kills her husband with a frozen leg of lamb and then feeds it to the police officers investigating!!!



have you read the short story version lamb to the slaughter its brilliant :thumbsup: in my opinion dahl's finest work

was it this series that the cat killed the woman in the bath? dont want to say to much as it could spoil it....prob already has....sorry in advance

Some great tales of the unexpected episodes. Voted hot

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The one that sticks in my mind the most has the creepy old guy betting against the young guy to see if his lighter will ignite ten times in a row. The wager? A stylish car vs... having his finger chopped off!!! Nice!

"A Dip in the Pool" has a rather darkly humorous twist.

Generally, the early Dahl based ones were the best.

God even the theme tune churns me stomach!
The one I remember the most is the prisoner who arranges with the jail undertaker to get in the next dead persons coffin with the body, then when they're buried the undertaker would dig him up later on, only he finds a match in the coffin after being buried & lights it, looks over at the dead body & it's the undertaker!!!

I just Googled all the episodes & that's not one of them, could have sworn it was!
Silly me twas Alfred Hitchcock!

renegade007;8142209

The one that sticks in my mind the most has the creepy old guy betting … The one that sticks in my mind the most has the creepy old guy betting against the young guy to see if his lighter will ignite ten times in a row. The wager? A stylish car vs... having his finger chopped off!!! Nice!



Yeah i remember that one!!! Really disturbing ...i was only little at the timne & prob shouldnt have been watching it!!!!:p

ThunderBolt;8123449

Might not have fared well over the years, but there were certainly some … Might not have fared well over the years, but there were certainly some class episodes that I'd love to see again...And the nudey lady dancing on fire is merely a bonus!!! :whistling:



The thing is i think they DO fare very well, in the same way a great many of the Twilight Zone stories, B&W, hold up. If the story is good your imagination does the rest. That's why most horror is crêpe, you see the gore and nothing is left to the imagination.

Heheh...
With all these memories of your favourite episodes I can honestly say that if you buy this no tale will be unexpected!
I'll grab my coat!!!

Fantastic price!!! I've never seen the later series

renegade007;8142209

The one that sticks in my mind the most has the creepy old guy betting … The one that sticks in my mind the most has the creepy old guy betting against the young guy to see if his lighter will ignite ten times in a row. The wager? A stylish car vs... having his finger chopped off!!! Nice!



Great ending when the creepy man's wife turned up, and she has several fingers missing - Classic!

HOT HOT HOT - like the naked lady dancing in the flames :-D

renegade007;8142209

The one that sticks in my mind the most has the creepy old guy betting … The one that sticks in my mind the most has the creepy old guy betting against the young guy to see if his lighter will ignite ten times in a row. The wager? A stylish car vs... having his finger chopped off!!! Nice!



wasnt that alfred hitchcock?

seanjames;8144775

wasnt that alfred hitchcock?



No that's the first episode of the first season, a Dahl's classic

toastie;8144912

No that's the first episode of the first season, a Dahl's classic



it was based on a hitchcock show starring steve mcqueen i think you will find

"Man from the South" is a short story by Roald Dahl

This short story was filmed as a memorable 1960 episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents starring Steve McQueen as the reluctant young gambler, Peter Lorre as Carlos, the man who bets his car, and Neile Adams (McQueen's wife) as a woman McQueen's character meets

The episode was remade twice, in 1979 as the first episode of Dahl's television anthology series Tales of the Unexpected, with Pamela Stephenson as the girl, Jose Ferrer as Carlos, and Michael Ontkean as the gambler, and again for the 1985 series Alfred Hitchcock Presents with Steven Bauer in McQueen's role

So Hitchcock made it first but still it's Roald Dahl's story, it's not "based" on Hitchcock's show

Just received an e-mail telling me this will be delivered much sooner than originally stated - should have it by 26th March.

Just received confirmation that it's been dispatched already! So much for 1-3 weeks...

darnit had to be amazon, i cant use them. oh well if play ever drop to £40 ill get it.
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