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Universal Playback in September

The classic ‘bionic’ television series’ The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman will be reunited on the 26th September 2005 with the release of both titles onto UK Region 2 DVD, courtesy of Universal Playback, for just £34.99 and £27.99 respectively.

The Six Million Dollar Man (Season 1)

"Steve Austin, Astronaut - A man barely alive . . . Gentlemen, we can rebuild him . . . we have the technology. We have the capability to make the world's first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before, Stronger, Faster . . ."

Lee Majors plays Colonel Steve Austin, a NASA test pilot who survives a near fatal shuttle crash and is reconstructed by Dr Rudy Wells of OSI at a cost of $6,000,000. Steve is fitted with bionic legs, arm, and left eye (complete with built-in grid screen).

Now bionically equipped, The Six Million Dollar Man acquires superpowers such as increased speed, strength and the ability to see long distances. To pay back the $6m it cost to rebuild him, Austin agrees to work for the OSI (Office of Scientific Investigation) as a special agent - investigating foreign spies, mad scientists, bombers and even space aliens.

The DVD release includes all 13 episodes of the first season and includes the 3 pilot episodes

The Bionic Woman (Season 1)

In 1975 Lindsay Wagner made a guest appearance on The $6 Million Dollar Man as perfect female companion for Steve Austin - Jaime Sommers. After a tragic skydiving accident, Jaime also received bionic replacements, however Jaime's body rejected her new limbs and she died.

Due to the popularity of the show and the success of Lindsay Wagner's portrayal of Jaime Sommers, it was decided to bring her back to life to star in her own series - The Bionic Woman. It debuted in January 1976 and was an immediate hit.

The DVD has all 13 episodes from the first season.

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