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DVD: Portugal
Compiled by Martin Willey

DVDs (Prisvideo)

Portugal October-November 2003
€ 48.95; movie box set € 39.99

The full series was released in two DVD box sets with 6 discs/24 episodes per set. The box artwork looks similar to the French TF1 edition, including a similar artwork for the box with the lettering Espaço:1999 in Portuguese.

The first series box set was released with major advertising; prominent displays at FNAC shops (the major European retailer), and colour adverts in all major newspapers.

TV commercials for the Space: 1999 and The Saint box sets also ran in the major channels, which is apparently a first for DVD -- seen previously (and very recently) only for the Indiana Jones Box Set. The TV ad unashamedly heralds Space: 1999 The Best Science Fiction series EVER

The newspaper advert blurb translates: One of the best science fiction series ever, 'Space 1999' stars the formidable couple Martin Landau and Barbara Bain, famous for their roles in 'Mission Impossible'. Influenced by the style of 2001 - A Space Odyssey, the series is set on a gigantic Moonbase. With a budget considered the most expensive for its time, Space: 1999 managed to have superb special effects by expert Brian Johnson (Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back) The collection motto below translates: Unforgettable collections that marked generations.

On release, the first series set shot straight to number 2 at FNAC (ahead of the newly released Indiana Jones box set). Portuguese Public Radio ANTENA 3 is commemorating the release of the Portuguese Space:1999 DVDs with a contest, offering trips to the Kennedy Space Center as well as the DVD packs: Website

On September 16th 2004, a box set of the four compilation movies was released.

Thanks to Paulo Jorge Morgado

Set Release Date Episodes Extras
Year 1 23 October 2003 Breakaway
Matter Of Life And Death
Black Sun
Ring Around The Moon
Another Time, Another Place
Missing Link
Guardian Of Piri
Force Of Life
Alpha Child
The Last Sunset
Voyager's Return
Collision Course
Death's Other Dominion
The Full Circle
End Of Eternity
War Games
The Last Enemy
The Troubled Spirit
Space Brain
The Infernal Machine
Mission Of The Darians
Dragon's Domain
The Testament Of Arkadia

Year 2 27 November 2003 The Metamorph
The Exiles
One Moment Of Humanity
All That Glisters
Journey To Where
The Taybor
The Rules Of Luton
The Mark Of Archanon
Brian The Brain
New Adam, New Eve
Catacombs Of The Moon
The A B Chrysalis
Seed Of Destruction
The Beta Cloud
Space Warp
A Matter Of Balance
The Bringers Of Wonder part 1
The Bringers Of Wonder part 2
The Lambda Factor
The Seance Spectre
Devil's Planet
The Immunity Syndrome
The Dorcons
Year 1 Box Set Newspaper advert: Unforgetable collections that marked generations Cover

Thanks to Paulo Jorge Morgado
Copyright Martin Willey ;
packaging and screen images copyright Prisvideo