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Title: The Champions: Special Edition (IMDb)
Starring: Stuart Damon
Released: 31st July 2006
SRP: £59.99

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Network has announced the release of The Champions: Special Edition for the 31st of July, priced at around £59.99. All episodes will be presented in their original 1.33:1 (4:3) aspect ratios, with Dolby Digital Mono audio. Full specs and artwork follow.

  • 'We Were The Champions': A brand new documentary on the making of The Champions, featuring contributions from William Gaunt, Alexandra Bastedo, Stuart Damon, Johnny Goodman, Malcolm Christopher, Ken Baker, Cyril Frankel and Brian Clemens
  • An audio commentary on 'The Beginning' featuring Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo and William Gaunt
  • An audio commentary on 'Autokill' featuring Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo and William Gaunt
  • A second audio commentary on 'Autokill' featuring Malcolm Christopher, Ken Baker and Roy Ward Baker
  • Previously unseen extended version of 'The Beginning' featuring specially shot bookend sequences
  • Artistes test footage
  • Nearly thirty minutes of incidental music by Edwin Astley, Robert Farnon and Albert Elms, prepared as a musical suite and accompanied by an extensive image gallery including many behind the scenes stills
  • The Legend of the Champions: A feature-length compilation of 'The Beginning' and 'The Interrogation', made by ITC for the overseas market in the early 1980s
  • Episodic Trailer Gallery: A gallery of the nineteen remaining Champions trailers (with UK and US soundtracks), specially transferred from the original film elements for use in this set.
  • Generic Trailer Gallery: A gallery of various generic trailers of differing lengths which have been transferred from the original film elements for use in this set.
  • Specially filmed 'Channel 9' promos
  • Merchandise image gallery of Champions memorabilia showcasing images of the merchandise produced for The Champions during the sixties and early seventies. It includes the full fronts and backs of all the Champions trading cards
  • Annual Material PDF: The Champions featured as an ongoing strip in the Joe 90 Top Secret comic
  • Reconstructed ad-caps
  • Variant titles featuring unused title music composed by Robert Farnon.
  • A commemorative booklet featuring an in-depth essay on the making of The Champions by Mike Richardson

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