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Survivors - DVDs of the Original 1975 Terry Nation Version Announced: Details, Box Art, Bonus Material

6 disc set created by the mind behind the Daleks of Doctor Who arrives at the end of April

Posted by David Lambert
    A conical flask smashes in a laboratory, and a deadly virus escapes into the atmosphere. A number of survivors, seemingly immune to the disease, search each other out. Terry Nation's drama series Survivors, broadcast by the BBC between 1975 to 1977, was one of the most popular series of the decade. Set in a post-apocalyptic, present day world ravaged by a devastating plague, Survivors explored how humanity would cope in a world stripped of modern technology and comforts.

    The disease struck quickly and with devastating effect - a global plague that, in Britain, spares just a few thousand people. This is the chilling story of some of those who survive - Jenny, Greg, Abby and others - determined to construct a new community from the surrounding wasteland where the technology and skills of the old life have become obsolete. Featuring all three series of the classic drama, this collection tells the full Survivors story, from the outbreak of the pandemic to foundation of the settlements to the rebirth of society.
Over a month ago we had the heads-up that both the original 1975 BBC Survivors program and its 2008 remake version would be coming to DVD soon. Now the BBC, along with distributor Warner Home Video, have officially announced these titles. 1975's Survivors - The Complete Original Series will come out on 6 discs, running 1879 minutes long for all 38 episodes starring Ian McCulloch and Lucy Fleming.

Supplements included on this collection are going to be a Featurette titled "The Cult of Survivors," and Photo Galleries of both BBC Publicity stills and Photographs by star Lucy Fleming. Video is expected to be in full frame, and audio in English mono plus English subtitles. Cost is $79.98 SRP in the USA, and CA$99.90 SRP in Canada. The original Survivors will be available (along with the first two seasons of the remake version, sold separately) on April 27th. Here's the packaging for it:

Survivors - The Complete Original Series

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