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Review: "Filmed In Supermarionation" New UK DVD And Blu-ray Tribute To Gerry Anderson

20 October 2014 3:41 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Adrian Smith

(The following pertains to the UK, Region 2 releases)  

Like Walt Disney before him, Gerry Anderson's name became a brand identifier in itself, a mark of quality. It is impossible to hear his name without automatically thinking of puppets on strings, whizzing spaceships and secret island hideouts. In tribute to Anderson, who sadly passed away two years ago before the completion of this documentary, Filmed in Supermarionation presents a brilliantly detailed history of his working life. The film is full of archival material detailing just how difficult it was bringing life to those puppets, along with interviews with many of those who worked alongside Anderson, most notably his wife and long-standing collaborator Sylvia who also provided the voice of Lady Penelope.

The documentary revisits some of the original studios that Anderson and his crew used and new footage is shot in Supermarionation (Gerry Anderson's term to »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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'Filmed in Supermarionation' Trailer, a Documentary on the Puppeteers Behind 'Thunderbirds'

17 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Stephen La Riviere brings his book looking at the complete history of the Gerry and Sylvia Anderson television productions to life with the documentary of the same name, Filmed in Supermarionation. While the work of the Anderson's may be a little foreign to a lot of us, they were responsible for such television shows as Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray, Captain Scarlet, Secret Service, Joe 90 and most prominently Thunderbirds and today the first official trailer for the doc has been revealed ahead of its upcoming BFI premiere on September 30. amz asin="1932563237" size="small"La Riviere directs and co-produced the doc, which features a wealth of previously unseen archive footage, brand new interviews with the surviving casts and crews and clips from the shows themselves. A highlight of the film is said to be the ingenious and accurate recreations of the pioneering techniques used in the productions. The doc will play »

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