DVD 364 mins
NR (Not Rated)
Saint: Set #4 - Volume 7 & 8
A&E Video (1967)
In Collection
#386

Seen It:
Yes
Action, Crime, Drama, Family
USA  /  English

Roger Moore
Ivor Dean

Director Roger Moore; John Ainsworth; John Gilling; Roy Baker; James Hill; Gordon Flemyng
Writer Derek Ford; Michael Pertwee

"Well, well, of all people to be rescued by--Simon Templar." From Berlin to Nice, our man Simon is always in the wrong place at the right time to get involved in "a bit of adventure." This two-disc set contains seven episodes presented in the order they were first broadcast in 1966 and '67. These entertaining adventures are "more cloak than dagger," but do have some vicariously nasty, Bond-type thrills. Roger Moore is ideally cast as the unflappable Simon, the original international man of mystery created by Leslie Charteris. Whether foiling a counterfeit operation ("The Counterfeit Countess") or masterminding the escape of a Russian spy ("When Spring Is Sprung"), Simon accepts each "extraordinary proposition" with aplomb. This collection also includes "Simon and Delilah," in which a "consistently nasty" screen siren is kidnapped. Lois Maxwell, best known to 007 fans as Miss Moneypenny, costars as the publicist. Speaking of James Bond, there's a nifty little Goldfinger joke in "The Island of Chance," in which the body count rises as an increasingly desperate scientist races to complete a serum that would end all illness. The cold war heats up in "The Gadget Lover," in which the Russians appear to have embarked on a spy "death campaign" using explosion-filled gadgets. "A Double in Diamonds" involves the theft of a priceless necklace. Which is real, and which is the fake? Only Simon may know for sure. Like "The Death Game" in Set 3, "The Power Artists" is bizarre enough to be an Avengers episode. It marks the return of criminal mastermind Adolf Vogler (see "The Death Game" in Set 3) and also includes some hysterical hippie caricatures. Appearing with greater frequency in these episodes is Ivor Dean as the Saint's long-suffering nemesis, Chief Inspector Claude Eustace Teale ("the pride of Scotland Yard") who reluctantly relies on the Saint's cunning to solve these complex capers. --Donald Liebenson

Edition Details
Distributor A&E Home Video
Edition REGION 1
Barcode 733961703504
Region Region 1
Release Date 1/2/2002
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Mono [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2

Features
Disc 1: Original Broadcast Trailers
Roger Moore Biography/Filmography
The History Of The Saint
Production Stills Gallery
Interactive Menus
Scene Selections