UFO (1970) is from the mind of Gerry Anderson who also is responsible for Thunderbirds (1965-1966), Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967), Space 1999 (1975-1977), Space Precinct (1994-1995). I have to admit, I have never seen UFO completely, it was slightly before my time, did see a few episodes in a rerun but that's it, so I might consider my next watch my first watch! 


Long I was in doubt is purchasing the Blu-ray set which is out now for a few years. But it still was quite expensive while this  set was also digitally remastered and it was more than half its price, so I decided to go for the DVD set. Hopefully I am able to watch it this year.


UFO is Gerry Anderson's first full live-action TV series, This sci-fi action-adventure series starred American-born actor Ed Bishop (who had also provided the voice of Captain Blue in Captain Scarlet & The Mysterons) as Commander Edward Straker, head of the secret defense organization SHADO, set up to counter an alien invasion. UFO was more adult in tone than any of Anderson's puppet series, and mixed Century 21's signature futuristic action-adventure and special effects with serious dramatic elements. UFO was the last series made under the Century 21 Productions banner. (Wikipedia)

All 26 episodes or on this set with a total of 8 discs! It does have English subtitles. The disc holders hold the discs well in its place, there is not art on the inside of the set as you can see below. It is a region code 2 set. It is a compact package, the art on the cover looks really nice I have to say.


  • Codec: MPEG-2
  • Encoding format: 4:3
  • Resolution: 576i (PAL)
  • Aspect ratio: 1.33:1


  • English: Dolby Digital 2.0


  • English


  • 8 DVD's

Region Code:

  • Region Code: 2


  • No

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Final Word:

It is a really nice set, compact, very nice art, discs solid it its holders, looking forward to watching this as I am planning to rewatch Space 1999 & Space Precinct also, but I am afraid that will probably be next year. I hope this will make it easier for you to decide whether or not to purchase the DVD set, the Blu-ray set or perhaps neither. I will write a blog about the series once I have been able to watch it.

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