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The Persuaders Set 2 (1971) – DVD Review


Series Created by Roger S. Baker
Starring Roger Moore and Tony Curtis


  • Sir Roger Moore’s filmography and biography
  • Tony Curtis’ filmography

Released by: A&E Home Entertainment
Rating: NR (some early-70s sexual stuff…)
Region: 1
Anamorphic: N/A; appears in its original 1.33:1 format.

My Advice: Rent it, if you’re into that whole 70s machismo thing…

Lord Brett Sinclair (Moore) and Danny Wilde (Curtis) are still the playboys that they have always been. Together they jet-set around Europe getting into and out of trouble. Their adventures run the gamut from murder to the dangers of matrimony (at least for a self-confirmed bachelor).

As I’ve said before, Moore and Curtis were absolutely perfect together and its easy to see (between this and The Saint) why Moore was chosen as one of the replacement Bonds. His character did for him what Remington Steele did for Brosnan (or should have). Curtis’ performance feels like it was one of the last of his career, which is odd, because he performed in scads of other shows and movies afterwards–it feels a bit phoned in, perhaps–but even across a telephone line he has all of the charm that he was known for. His choice of style was a bit odd, however, but I guess that was to be expected for an American character in a British television program. For example, it seems that Curtis was almost always wearing leather gloves and his choice of eyewear was a bit odd even for the time period. I guess it was to be expected for the kinds of characters that were popular in Britain during the time.

The DVD is, unfortunately, not worthy. There are only some small text-on-screen biographies available on the third disc. There is a small photo gallery available, but nothing else. I know the show wasn’t that popular over here, but the show was enough fun to warrant a bit more in the way of special features on the DVD. So, if you’ve never seen the show, rent it at least once. You won’t regret it.

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