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The Flashing Blade: The Complete Series £3.97 @ Amazon
The Flashing Blade: The Complete Series £3.97 @ Amazon

The Flashing Blade: The Complete Series £3.97 @ Amazon

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The Flashing Blade is a tale of high adventure set in 1630 as the dashing Chevalier de Recci (Robert Etcheverry) undertakes a dangerous mission across occupied territory to avert war between France and Spain. This 13-episode serial was made for French television in 1967, and in dubbed form regularly shown on the BBC during school holidays from 1969 through the 1970s (usually when 1965's Adventures of Robinson Crusoe was having a rest). This release is aimed at that generation who, from the spine-tingling theme song onward, remember the show with tremendous affection. Like the classic Hollywood movie serials, each 23-minute episode packs in a couple of action sequences; some plot twists, a little comic relief and very variable acting and costumes. For a children's programme the story is remarkably complex, and takes a while to gather pace. The colours have faded, the use of classical music is clumsy, but the dubbing is surprisingly accomplished. The swashbuckling action is at odds with the more serious historical drama, but viewed with nostalgia The Flashing Blade is thoroughly entertaining vintage TV. --Gary S Dalkin
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4 Comments

Saturday morning telly classic, along with Casey Jones - great find - cheers

wow.. takes me back to my youth... I used to love watching this...even with the terrible dubbing.

mod

This was the biggest load of badly dubbed nonsense I have ever seen
And it's ACE
Hotty

You've got to fight for what you want
For all that you believe
It's right to fight for what we want
To live the way we please

Top find!

Mark
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