The Water Margin - Season 1 Box Set DVD £17.85 delivered @ Zavvi
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The Water Margin - Season 1 Box Set DVD £17.85 delivered @ Zavvi

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Found 28th Mar 2010Made hot 29th Mar 2010
Excellent price for this as elsewhere: -
Tesco £45.97
SendIt.com £54.89
Amazon UK £54.99
Play.com £54.99
HMV £64.99
SelectCheaper £70.30

The ancient sages said, "Do not despise the snake for having no horns, for who is to say it will not become a dragon?" So may one just man become an army.
Nearly a thousand years ago in ancient China, at the time of the Sung dynasty, there was a cruel and corrupt government. These men riding are outlaws, heroes who have been driven to live in the water margins of Liang Shan Po, far to the south of the capital city. Each fights tyranny with a price on his head, in a world very different from our own. The story starts in legend even then, for our heroes, it was said, were perhaps the souls reborn of other, earlier knights.
01 Nine Dozen Heroes And One Wicked Man
02 None Will Ever Escape Alive
02 03 Both At Last Will Reach The Sea
04 Ever Busy Are The Gods Of Love
03 05 A Treasure Of Gold And Jade
06 Bandits Who Steal Are Executed
04 07 How Easy To Die, How Hard To Live
08 A Man's Only Happiness
05 09 A Dutiful Son And The Love Of A Brother
10 Escape Is Not Freedom
06 11 The Girl Who Love The Flower Priest
12 Kao Chiu Loses His Heart
13 When Liang Shan Po Robbed The Poor

If you wanted to - you can complete your collection by getting Season 2 from Tesco Ent for £22.97 (which is the cheapest). The box set of season 1 & 2 is £45.97 (cheapest) at Tesco Ent

19 Comments

has it got subtitles?

Wow, one of the greatest Chinese ancient stories.

It's region 2, so it must have subtitles.

Just realised it probably wasn't the Chinese CCTV version which is by far the best. All the Chinese great stories adapted by the Japanese lost their original taste.

Graet series, well worth watching even if you , (like me), hate subtitles. Thanks.

Great price, Great Series, I watched it on TV in the 80s and loved it. I got a two single DVDs with two episodes each for @£10 about five years ago; they had extras on the DVD, were Region 2 but had no subtitles. Probably due to age I found it difficult to follow sometimes, so can somebody confirm this comes with subtitles?

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lionheart04;8230043

Great price, Great Series, I watched it on TV in the 80s and loved it. I … Great price, Great Series, I watched it on TV in the 80s and loved it. I got a two single DVDs with two episodes each for @£10 about five years ago; they had extras on the DVD, were Region 2 but had no subtitles. Probably due to age I found it difficult to follow sometimes, so can somebody confirm this comes with subtitles?



No evidence of subtitles from what I can find - it appears to be dubbed into English - which is how I remember it back on the BBC when first aired (showing my age)
Bit more info via HMV ]here

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was this not dubbed when it was on tv,cant remember subtitles!

loved watching this and "Monkey" after school ,lol

andywedge;8230109

No evidence of subtitles from what I can find - it appears to be dubbed … No evidence of subtitles from what I can find - it appears to be dubbed into English - which is how I remember it back on the BBC when first aired (showing my age)



If it's the UK dubbed version then the voice cast list has a host of jobbing actors & actresses, many having days off from doing alien voices on Doctor Who or voicing Zippy on Rainbow (Peter Hawkins in both cases). Miriam Margolyes is also in there, it's narrated by Burt Kwouk, and so on. Pretty classic stuff.

RFC;8235603

was this not dubbed when it was on tv,cant remember subtitles!loved … was this not dubbed when it was on tv,cant remember subtitles!loved watching this and "Monkey" after school ,lol




+ 1 - this and Monkey kick started my interest in the Far East and Chinese & Japanese mythology - loved Monkey for the comedy value and this balanced it perfectly as it was the more serious of the two.

My drunken sepciality is pulling a few chest hairs out and blowing them into peoples faces but most people nowadays just don't get it....

Confucius he say way too many dvd/cd offers on HUKD

The theme tune to this is a1.
I've tried to find the full 'orchestra' version,but can't find it anywhere.

Watched this as a kid...Superb series.:)

Ahh the memories

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just a thought who was "lang shang po" sticks in my head when i think of the water margin..

RFC;8243638

just a thought who was "lang shang po" sticks in my head when i think of … just a thought who was "lang shang po" sticks in my head when i think of the water margin..


Not who , what ..
wicked Kao Chui forces each of the 'nine dozen heroes', one way or another, into outlawry, thereby sealing his own fate. For they go to join the rebel band living in the water margins of Liang Shan Po, forming a steadily growing force of opposition to Kao. After numerous adventures, sword fights, complex plots, counter-plots, sub-plots, and gobs of opaque oriental philosophy, the heroes eventually overthrow him. :thumbsup:

Wonderful.
I hope that my son sees this and gets it for my birthday.
Mind you he is not into spending so I merely live in hope.
What a lovely surprise it would be if it came through the door tomorrow.
Cheers Stinky SB

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samuelbear;8251800

Wonderful.I hope that my son sees this and gets it for my birthday. Mind … Wonderful.I hope that my son sees this and gets it for my birthday. Mind you he is not into spending so I merely live in hope.What a lovely surprise it would be if it came through the door tomorrow.Cheers Stinky SB


good luck,bud:-D

samuelbear;8251800

Wonderful.I hope that my son sees this and gets it for my birthday. Mind … Wonderful.I hope that my son sees this and gets it for my birthday. Mind you he is not into spending so I merely live in hope.What a lovely surprise it would be if it came through the door tomorrow.Cheers Stinky SB



Not sure if it will arrive through the door tomorrow, Zavvi are quite slow in sending things out unfortunately. Your son sounds like a wonderful individual if he thought to buy something as exciting as The Water Margin Series One.
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