Avengers

 (589)8.31966TV-NR
Enter Mrs. Peel. Diana Rigg joins the cast and becomes Steed's new partner in crime and action.
Starring
Patrick MacneeDiana Rigg
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
Add to Watchlist
Add to
Watchlist
By ordering or viewing, you agree to our Terms. Sold by Amazon.com Services LLC.
Write review

  1. 1. The Town of No Return
    October 1, 1965
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed finds a town of ghosts, Emma gets put into harness.
  2. 2. The Gravediggers
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed drives a train, Emma is tied to the tracks.
  3. 3. The Cybernauts
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed receives a deadly gift, Emma pockets it.
  4. 4. Death at Bargain Prices
    October 22, 1965
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed fights in ladies underwear, Emma tries feinting.
  5. 5. Castle De'ath
    October 29, 1965
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed becomes a strapping jock, Emma lays a ghost.
  6. 6. The Master Minds
    November 5, 1965
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed becomes a genius, Emma loses her mind.
  7. 7. The Murder Market
    November 12, 1965
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed seeks a wife, Emma gets buried.
  8. 8. A Surfeit of H20
    November 19, 1965
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed plans a boat trip, Emma gets very wet.
  9. 9. The Hour That Never Was
    November 26, 1965
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed has to face the music, Emma disappears.
  10. 10. Dial a Deadly Number
    December 3, 1965
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed plays bulls and bears, Emma has no option.
  11. 11. Man-Eater of Surrey Green
    December 10, 1965
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed kills a climber, Emma becomes a vegetable.
  12. 12. Two's a Crowd
    December 17, 1965
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed is single minded, Emma sees double.
  13. 13. Too Many Christmas Trees
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed hangs up his stocking, Emma asks for more.
  14. 14. Silent Dust
    December 31, 1965
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed watches birds, Emma goes hunting.
  15. 15. Room Without a View
    January 7, 1966
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed becomes a gourmet, Emma awakens in Manchuria.
  16. 16. Small Game for Big Hunters
    January 14, 1966
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed joins the natives, Emma gets the evil eye.
  17. 17. The Girl From Auntie
    January 21, 1966
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed almost outbids himself, Emma is a bird in a gilded cage.
  18. 18. The Thirteenth Hole
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed finds a bogie, Emma gets a birdie.
  19. 19. Quick-Quick Slow Death
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed has two left feet, Emma dances with danger.
  20. 20. The Danger Makers
    February 11, 1966
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed joins a secret society, Emma walks the plank.
  21. 21. A Touch of Brimstone
    February 18, 1966
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed joins the Hellfire Club, Emma becomes the queen of sin.
  22. 22. What the Butler Saw
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed becomes a gentleman's gentleman, Emma faces a fate worse than death.
  23. 23. The House That Jack Built
    March 4, 1966
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed takes a wrong turn, Emma holds the key to all.
  24. 24. A Sense of History
    March 11, 1966
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed dons a gown, Emma becomes a don.
  25. 25. How to Succeed at Murder
    March 18, 1966
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steed becomes a perfect boss, Emma goes seeking charm.
Show all 26 episodes

More details

Season year
1966
Network
Lionsgate
Content advisory
Violence
Purchase rights
Stream instantly Details
Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars

589 global ratings

  1. 85% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 10% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 3% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 1% of reviews have 1 stars

How are ratings calculated?

Write a customer review
Sorted by:

Top reviews from the United States

Serkan OkarReviewed in the United States on February 20, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsPerfect Blu-ray Transfer of The Avengers (but you need a region free blu-ray player)
Verified purchase
This item is my very first UK import Region Blu-ray disc (this will not play on Blu-ray players sold in the US; you definitely need a region free Blu-ray player). This is an excellent Blu-ray transfer, crisp and sharp picture with crystal clarity. Whatever source they used for this Blu-ray transfer must have been in excellent condition, most likely original film elements. There is no sign of blemishes anywhere on the film. My warm thanks and congratulations to the people who were involved in the making of this product.

I already owned the US-Released The Avengers The Emma Peel Collection 2-DVD set. The first DVD in that set is Series 4 - this item is the Blu-ray version of that set. The upgrade from the DVD format is tremendous. Plus, you get the subtitles which was missing from the DVD format. The audio format is the same, just 2.0 channel audio, so there is no upgrade with respect to the audio aspect. There seems to be tons of extras and bonus features which are also great upgrade from the DVD version, which I believe doesn't have any bonus features. I am still enjoying the episodes so I haven't got around exploring the bonus features yet.

If you love The Avengers and if you have a region free Blu-ray player, you are going to enjoy this immensely. I didn't have a lot of opportunities to watch The Avengers when I was growing up but I am glad I discovered it later. I have huge liking for 60s TV shows, especially the ones with British flair.
13 people found this helpful
RLMReviewed in the United States on August 29, 2018
1.0 out of 5 starsWARNING: This set will NOT play on an all-region Blu-Ray player
Verified purchase
I bought an all-region Blu-Ray player a few years ago specifically so I can enjoy collections that aren't made for Region 1. For some reason, however, this set won't play on it even though I can play other discs that aren't for Region 1. This was very disappointing as I've read such good things about the quality of the transfer. The seller has agreed to take back the set and refund my money, so I'm won't be out anything. But I'd rather pay the money and be able to watch these great transfers! Just be warned that this set is not playable on an all-region player for some maddening reason.
8 people found this helpful
Dan BergerReviewed in the United States on February 11, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsA delicious lockdown escape
Verified purchase
I was a little too young for "The Avengers" in the 1960s and didn't really know about it. A friend turned me on to it recently, and - wow! Season 4 is where Diana Rigg joins the show as Mrs. Emma Peel, and you can see why she was the heartthrob of so many boys in that era. Yes, she's gorgeous, but it's not just that. She makes you watch her, and every twitch of her coolly beautiful English face is expressive.

I've been steadily watching this the last few months, and contemplating what makes this such a great show generally and for now in particular. It's a complete escape - taking place long ago and far away. It comes from the boom in spy-themed productions - James Bond, "The Man From UNCLE", "Mission Impossible" and so on. It's got a light, breezy tone that goes so well with all that English understatement.

Peel and partner John Steed (Patrick MacNee) never crack a sweat. Shot in the pre-"Bonnie and Clyde" era, it never features a gruesome killing. Bodies don't bleed. Peel and Steed may not do much more than arch an eyebrow if a body falls out of a closet in front of them. But - it's a clue!

The show is not at all burdened by realism. Peel and Steed - in MI5, I think, counterintelligence - track bad actors threatening the realm. Only occasionally does the plot have a foreign intelligence tie-in. British productions of the era, usually government funded in the socialist economy of the era, avoided Cold War themes or Soviet enemies. That's why James Bond was steered away from fighting the KGB (in the first couple of stories, he does) and against, instead, guys like Dr. No.

Peel and Steed fight baddies whose evil plots have the creative, outrageous flavors of "The Twilight Zone" or "The X Files". They hardly ever pull a gun. Steed may clobber a bad guy with his umbrella or whack him with the steel-reinforced bowler he often wears, while Peel invariably uses judo to neutralize and throw around male bad guys, usually by just turning their wrist over. It's delightfully hokey. The two never have to do paperwork, never have to clean up the mess left when the bad guys are found out. We hardly ever even see them arrested or led off - just Steed and Peel riding off into the sunset, often in a ridiculous vehicle suitable for that episode's theme.

Stylewise, it's stunning. Peel models the Mod and Op Art fashions so emblematic of mid-1960s Carnaby Street London, as well as originating the skintight cat suit which became de rigeur for gorgeous girl spies. She drives a Lotus Elain, one of the tiny but nifty British sportscars of the era. Steed is retro-Edwardian, perfectly dressed, ever with umbrella and bowler, his take on the mildly eccentric English gentleman - and the emphasis is on gentleman.

The two of them coolly banter and flirt, which is okay since Mrs. Peel is a widow. Nothing ever comes of it. As the season develops some of dialogue features subtly risque double entendres, just enough but not too much for that era. You wish TV were this restrained now.

Steed, who is technically the boss and whose character preceded Peel's on the show, treats her like an equal. She's skilled in science and technology and is the one with the insight into the technological plots they struggle to foil. Peel was a big leap, breaking a lot of ground for active women characters who know stuff and fight and aren't just there to be a wife or girlfriend.

Steed is a World War II veteran like most British men of his generation and can effortlessly infiltrate military units when he needs to. He knows the language and customs. He also excels at impersonating various eccentrics and hobbyists as needed to unravel criminal plots.

I have no idea why it's called "The Avengers", since they never avenge anything and vengeance seems way too overheated an emotion for them.
One person found this helpful
R SeiberReviewed in the United States on May 19, 2017
5.0 out of 5 starsThe Avengers Series 4 (Import Anglais DVD) [Updated]
Verified purchase
Another superb high definition restoration for the beloved Avengers, one of the best television series of all time!

This is a 7 disc DVD boxed set in 4 slim cases, very space efficient.
Each case has its own artwork that clearly states every feature on each disc. Discs are simply numbered.
Disc 1 comes with a period publicity insert.
Audio is Mono 2.0 only, no subtitles.
PAL format, Region 2, Black & White, some extras in Color.
Released 2010.
Onscreen menus are great but the arrow cursor is almost the same color as the background, making it hard to see.

I believe this collection, Series 4, includes ALL the B&W Diana Rigg episodes.
This series was a major turning point for The Avengers.
All episodes would be produced with film instead of live recorded videotape from this point on, a tremendous format change.
This was done to make the series more marketable for overseas use, it bypassed PAL to NTSC conversion hassles.
But, The Avengers would suffer from a somewhat Globalist reformulation, making it simpler and more Family Friendly.
British stereotypes became legion, villains were made petty and cartoonish.
Series 1, 2 & 3 are much more intelligent and seriously dramatic with a sarcastic sense of humor.
After watching the old A&E discs for years these are fascinating. The level of quality is a new benchmark for the series but the same can said for all of the other OPTIMUM Studio/Canal restored Avengers releases.
This is THE collection to have for fans, simply unparalleled by any other, as far as I know.
There are Bluray collections available but I don't know if they feature the same level of valuable extras available here.
There are many worthwhile extras including experimental colorized (HOT!) footage of the sexy and banned episode A Touch Of Brimstone, ITN newsreel snippets and a vast encyclopedic stills collection, hundreds of production and publicity photos and more!
I am particularly impressed by the extra, Armchair Theatre - The Hothouse, starring Diana Rigg.
It hasn't been restored unfortunately but is very interesting.
It has a runtime of about 52 minutes in B&W.

It is so wonderful to see these great classic stories looking so new, it really does add another dimension to them.
It's too bad there is no Stereo or 5.1 Audio option.
I think the next step for The Avengers should be a complete colorization for all B&W episodes. I would truly enjoy that option but I am very much enjoying these as they are.

A wonderful release and lovingly restored. I can't imagine a more improved DVD version of this ever.

Absolutely beautiful.

Update 3/4/18:

I now have a 4K TV & a multi region PANASONIC DMP-BDT270 Bluray player and all of the OPTIMUM Studio/Canal restored Avengers DVD releases upscale perfectly!
I can't see any pixelation or ghosting, these discs are Benchmark Quality indeed.
I haven't seen the Bluray editions yet, I would assume they are even better but the DVDs are most impressive and I am very pleased with them.
6 people found this helpful
HeadlightReviewed in the United States on October 10, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsThe beginning of the legendary Mrs. Peel
Verified purchase
What can be said about this season? The character of Mrs. Emma Peel as created by Dianna Rigg was unlike anything before -- a female lead character who is generally smarter than her male counterpart, just as able to defend herself, equal to John Steed across the board. The playful flirtation between them and witty dialogue made this series a TV legend.
5 people found this helpful
RM300Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2017
5.0 out of 5 starsAbsolutely great!!!
Verified purchase
So far, I listened only the first 6 episodes. but I have good news!
1) This is not only the 1966 season, but these are the COMPLETE 26 episodes with Diana Rigg in B/W for seasons 1965-1966
2) The sountrack is not MONO but STEREO ( PCM 24 bit)
3) The quality is simply AMAZING!!!
8 people found this helpful
YOMamaReviewed in the United States on October 9, 2018
3.0 out of 5 starsGreat show.
Verified purchase
Got my item on time. No packing. Just the set shipped in a plastic bag. Top three disk holders are cracked in a corner. Disks were ok though. The box is setup where all the disks are in individual plastic disk holders. (Like a book, each disk is separate). My set is the EU version, so may not play in USA blu ray players. May have some difficulty in international players. May need a specific region "B" player only to view the disks. I have one, plays disks well. Good picture quality. Clear, not grainy. Menu screen is in color. Episodes are black and white. Has subtitles. Works fine. Thanks.
Christopher ToombsReviewed in the United States on May 3, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsBlast from the past with Diana Rigg
Verified purchase
I grew up watching the Avengers and Diana Rigg was my first TV love, so once I bumped into these I had to rewatch them. The plots and dialog were a bit cornier than I remember, but it was a different day, and it was a lot of fun to take a look back at the show after all these years.
See all reviews