Quartz Video released a number of first series episodes singly on videotape. The strange packaging art featured weird jet-fighters. Episodes included "Ring Around The Moon", and were dubbed into Spanish (series and episode titles were translated from English by a narrator).
Italy. Cod. 3091
The 1975 Italian compilation film released on video: comprises Breakaway; Ring Around The Moon and Another Time, Another Place edited into an 88 minute feature, with music by Ennio Morricone.
France: volumes 1-4 1992, volumes 5 & 6 May 1993. 7 & 8 in 1994. VHS/Secam, each 140 F.
Also released in Belgium in VHS/PAL format.
Three episodes dubbed in French per 150 minute tape.
Covers were identical in design: a bright 'starburst', with a reversed promotional shot of Koenig & Helena, and a smaller shot of an Eagle. The back covers featured a Nasa photo of the Earth, and a small episode shot. Both back and front had much writing, highlighted in florid colours (apparently to evoke a kitsch 1970s impression).
The tapes were accompanied by interesting black & white leaflets, illustrated by plans (taken from the US Starlog magazine and Technical Notebook) and photos, describing features of the series such as the Eagles. The text was by "Fantasy & Co" (Alain Carrazé, a fan and TV presenter, also behind the later DVD releases).
Images thanks to Nicolas Lemarignier.
|1. A la dérive
Question de vie ou de mort
La machine infernale
Colour: Green-Yellow. Leaflet: Moonbase Alpha, history & structure
|2. Le soleil noir;
L'anneau de la Lune;
Colour: Orange. Leaflet: Koenig
|3. Le gardien du Piri;
Aute temps, autre lieu
Colour: Pink. Leaflet: the Eagle
|4. L'enfant d'Alpha;
Le dernier crépuscule
Puissance de vie
Colour: Red. Leaflet: Helena
|Also box set of volumes 1-4 (530 F)||Garish orange box with small series photos.|
|5. Un autre Royaume de la mort;
Le retour du Voyageur
|Colour: Yellow. Leaflet: Bergman & the comlock|
|6. Ruses de guerre;
Au bout de l'éternité
Le grand cercle
|Colour: Blue. Leaflet: Alan & the stun gun|
|7. La Mission des Dariens,
|Colour: mauve. Leaflet: Paul Morrow & le Poste Principal (Main Mission)|
|8. Le Domaine du Dragon;
Le testament de l'Arcadie
Le Dernier Adversaire
|Colour: blue. Leaflet: Sandra Benes, Uniforms|
French poster advertising the videos, using the Charlton comic cover by Gray Morrow, but oddly reversed so Koenig's black sleeve is on his right.
The cover is the Chantrell poster (with the title in English: Alien Attack). The back cover has 4 small photos.
Two titles, dubbed in French, by "GCR Distribution". Thanks to Jerome Wybon.
|Soleil Noir (Journey Through The Black Sun)|
Germany, end 1996. 19.95DM.
The attractive standard cover features a moon top left (actually a reverse image of Saturn's moon Dione taken by the real Voyager 1), portraits of the 3 main actors in the centre (Koenig, Helena and either Victor or Maya) and a lunar scene below.
|Alien Attack||Die Außerirdischen schlagen zu (The Aliens Attack)|
|Black Sun (Journey Through The Black Sun)||Der Todesplanet greift an (Enter The Death Planet)- #715
Also, by CBS Fox in Germany, Destination Moonbase Alpha as Angriff auf Alpha 1 (Attack on Alpha) CBS Fox Video # 9056
At least 4 tapes were released. The cover design is a variation of the 1996 UK Polygram releases (volumes 21-24).
|Volume 1||På Liv och Död ("On Life and Death", Matter Of Life And Death)
Dödsmaskinen ("Death Machine", The Infernal Machine)
|Volume 4||Den Oroliga Själen ("The Uneasy Shawl", The Troubled Spirit)
Rymdhjärnan ("Space Brain", Space Brain)
Copyright Martin Willey