The Catacombs The Merchandise Guide
DVD: SpainD
Compiled by Martin Willey

DVDs (Producciones JRB)

Spain April 1st, 2003; December 1st 2003

First three volumes, each containing three episodes, released April 2003. Second two volumes released December 2003. Price 17.95€ each. On 25th May 2006, two box-sets were released, each containing 24 episodes of each series (9 DVDs for Year 1, 8 DVDs for Year 2). Price 49.95€ each.

Strangely, volume 2 features a photo from Gerry Anderson's UFO series. Volume 3 features Maya from Year 2, although at least Catherine Schell appears in one of the episodes on the disc. Two of the three back covers feature Year 2 shots. The complete editions also randomly mix Year 1 and 2 photos (the first series cover shows the cast from Dorcons) but the UFO photo does not reappear.

The episodes (visual and English audio) are identical to Carlton. The Spanish (Castillian) soundtrack is rather muffled, with distinct Latin American accents (the . There is also an English soundtrack, and Castillian and English subtitles can be selected.

The main menu is animated: the background picture is a shot of Moonbase Alpha from Matter Of Life and Death, with clips from Breakaway superimposed over the planet, as Eagles fly over (from various library shots). Menu transitions use a clip of the Travel Tube zooming past. Interior screens use a stylised Big Screen. On selecting an episode, a vague approximation of a Moonbase door appears with the flashing text "Insert Your Pass!" (in English). This takes you to scene selection. All the extras are sourced from Carlton, although the text guides (characters and Moonbase) are enhanced by short clips of their subjects in place of static photos. In the character guide, the character names are stated by a female "computer" voice in Spanish.

Episode transition Episode scene selection
Main menu Extras menu Character guide Merchandise sub-menu
Volume 1 Volume 1 1 April 2003

Extras:
Character Guide (text)
Keith Wilson Artwork
Trailers for Alien Attack, Destination Moonbase Alpha

Volume 2 Volume 2 1 April 2003

Extras:
Behind the scenes photos
Behind the scenes SFX with Brian Johnson commentary
Storyboards for Breakaway

Volume 3 Volume 3 1 April 2003

Extras:
Merchandising photo guide
Publicity (brochure photos, UK and US year 2 trailers)
Moonbase Alpha and the Eagle (text)

Volume 4 Volume 4 22 July 2004

Extras:

Volume 5 Volume 5 22 July 2004

Extras:

Pack 1-5 Pack 15 June 2005
  • Volumes 1-5 above (15 episodes on 5 discs)
Complete Series 1 1a Temporada Completa 25 May 2006
  • 24 episodes, 9 discs
  • 1. SEPARACIÓN
  • 2. MATERIA DE VIDA Y MUERTE
  • 3. EL SOL NEGRO
  • 4. PRISIONEROS DE TRITÓN
  • 5. HACIA LA TIERRA
  • 6. OTRO TIEMPO, OTRO LUGAR.
  • 7. EL ESLABÓN PERDIDO
  • 8. EL GUARDIÁN DE PIRI
  • 9. FUERZA VITAL
  • 10. EL CHICO ALPHA
  • 11. EL ÚLTIMO AMANECER
  • 12. EL FIN DE LA ETERNIDAD
  • 13. CURSO DE COLISIÓN
  • 14. EL OTRO DOMINIO DE LA MUERTE
  • 15. EL CÍRCULO COMPLETO
  • 16. EL RETORNO DEL VIAJERO
  • 17. JUEGOS DE GUERRA
  • 18. EL ÚLTIMO ENEMIGO
  • 19. EL ESPÍRITU CONTRARIADO
  • 20. CEREBRO ESPACIAL
  • 21. LA MÁQUINA INFERNAL
  • 22. MISIÓN DE LOS DARIANS
  • 23. EL REINO DEL DRAGÓN
  • 24. EL TESTAMENTO DE ARKADIA
Complete Series 2 2a Temporada Completa 25 May 2006
  • 24 episodes, 9 discs
  • 1. Metamorfosis
  • 2. Los Exiliados
  • 3. Un Momento de Humanidad
  • 4. Todo lo que Brilla
  • 5. Viaje a lo Desconocido
  • 6. Taybor, El Viajero Misterioso
  • 7. Las leyes de Luton
  • 8. La Marca de Arkanon
  • 9. El Cerebro electrónico
  • 10. Nuevo Adán, Nueva Eva
  • 11. Catacumbas de la Luna
  • 12. Las Crisálidas AB
  • 13. Semilla de Destrucción
  • 14. La Nube Beta
  • 15. Desviación Espacial
  • 16. Cuestión de Equilibrio
  • 17. Portadores de Misterio Parte 1
  • 18. Portadores de Misterio Parte 2
  • 19. El Factor Lambda
  • 20. Sesión de Espiritismo
  • 21. Dorzak
  • 22. El Planeta del Diablo
  • 23. Síndrome de Inmunidad
  • 24. El Poder de los Dorcons

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packaging and screen images copyright Producciones JRB