Before Roger Moore became James Bond, he was already known around the world as a super spy. The Saint sent him globetrotting as Simon Templar. The series lasted long enough to go from black and white to color. Now all the episodes are being brought together with The Saint: The Complete Series. There’s also quite a few bonus features included in the boxset. Here’s the press release from Timeless Media Group:
When sinners strike, call on THE SAINT!
The Saint: The Complete Series
Available on DVD May 26th, 2014 from Timeless Media Group
Modern-day Robin Hood. Wealthy man of mystery. Debonair rogue. Call Simon Templar what you will, but never cross The Saint. A timeless figure of adventure since his creation by Leslie Charteris in 1928, The Saint has thrilled adventure aficionados with his exploits in a variety of media, including novels, movies, and radio—but nowhere was the dashing Mr. Templar more indelibly realized than in his 1960s television series, presented here in one outstanding collection: The Saint: The Complete Series. On May 26th, 2015, fans of the dashing spy will finally be able to revisit his adventures with the release of The Saint: The Complete Series on DVD from Timeless Media Group, a division of Shout! Factory, LLC. Fans can pre-order their set by visiting ShoutFactory.com
Available for the first time as a complete series, the 33-DVD box set features all 118 episodes of the classic espionage show, including first 71 episodes of the series in black & white and the subsequent 47 episodes in their original full color presentation. The Saint: The Complete Series also comes loaded with bonus features previously unavailable in North American releases, including the featurette Behind the Scenes with Sir Roger Moore as Director as well as audio commentaries on select episodes with members of the cast and crew, including Sir Roger Moore, Executive Producer Robert S. Baker, Associate Producer Johnny Goodman and more!
Starring the perfectly-cast Roger Moore as Simon Templar, The Saint was not only a benchmark in the lifespan of the character, but a stepping stone to Moore taking on the role of an even more well-known man of action later in his career. The Saint: The Complete Series features superb guest stars including Oliver Reed (Tommy, Gladiator), Academy Award-winning actress Julie Christie (Darling, Doctor Zhivago), Donald Sutherland (The Dirty Dozen), Edward Woodward (The Equalizer) a bevy of Bondian beauties (Goldfinger’s Honor Blackman and Shirley Eaton, as well as Lois “Miss Moneypenny” Maxwell), and many more.
The Saint: The Complete Series Bonus Features
· Audio commentary on select episodes:
o “The Talented Husband” – Roger Moore, Robert S. Baker (Executive Producer) and Johnny Goodman (Associate Producer)
o “The Saint Plays With Fire” – Roger Moore, Robert S. Baker (Executive Producer) and Johnny Goodman (Associate Producer)
o “Luella” – Director Roy Ward Backer and guest star Sue Lloyd
o “The Saint Bids Diamonds” – Roger Moore, Robert S. Baker (Executive Producer) and guest star Eunice Gayson
o “The Happy Suicide” – Jane Merrow (Guest Star)
o “Escape Route” – Roger Moore, Robert S. Baker (Executive Producer) and Peter Manley (Production Supervisor)
o “The House on Dragon’s Rock” – guest star Annette Andre
o “The Ex-King Of Diamonds” – Roger Moore, Robert S. Baker (Executive Producer)
o “Vendetta For The Saint” – Roger Moore, Robert S. Baker (Executive Producer), and Johnny Goodman (Associate Producer)
· Behind the Scenes with Sir Roger Moore as Director featurette
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