Max Headroom The Complete Series (1987)

unit price:$40.00/piece

buy more...get lower prices


quantity(pcs) price(per pcs)
1 - 4 $40.00
5 - 9 $30.00
10 - $25.00

quantity: piece

shipping cost:Free Shipping to WorldWide


payment methods:

contact us: chat now

5 quantities 10 quantities
-$10.00 -$15.00

Editorial Reviews


Max Headroom is the stuff that cult followings are made of. Max, indelible '80s icon, began his stuttering,

glitchy computer-generated existence as the host of a British music video showcase. He went on to shill for New Coke,

and then got his own fleshed-out back-story in a British TV movie. Credit ABC for taking the bold leap to give Max his own

prime-time series in 1987. "What kind of show is this anyway?" Max asks early on. What, indeed?

It's Blade Runner meets Network, a bleak comedy and cyber satire that, even decades later,

one can't watch without marveling how something so off-center ever get on the air. Max Headroom's pop culture cachet

(featured on the cover of Newsweek,

parodied in the comic strip Doonesbury) did not translate into ratings. The show was cancelled after

14 episodes (an unaired episode is included in this set). Decades later, society has caught up to

the show that was ahead of its time. The series is set "20 minutes into the future" in a dystopian landscape

where instead of a chicken in every pot there is a TV in every homeless tent. Evil and corrupt television

 executives, in consort with advertising agencies, will literally kill for ratings. In the pilot episode, intrepid

 investigative reporter Edison Carter (Matt Frewer) discovers his own network is behind blipverts,

a potentially lethal brand of advertising that compresses a 30-second commercial into three seconds,

 causing more-vulnerable viewers to explode. Carter survives an attempt on his life by network goons, but not before

Bryce (Chris Young), the network's resident boy genius, downloads Carter's memory into a computer

 to see what he knows of the scheme. A star is born: Max Headroom (Frewer again), who escapes into

the system and pops up at will onscreen to offer wisecracks ("You know how you can tell our network

president is lying? His lips move.") and Mork-like societal observations. In one episode, he confuses Missile Mike,

a gun-toting character in an ultra-

violent children's show, for an actual rampaging killer. "Who introduced [kids] to this?" Max asks. Meanwhile,

 Carter, with invaluable assistance from his newsroom controller Theora (Amanda Pays reprising her role

from the British movie) and incorruptible producer (Jeffrey Tambor), uncovers venal conspiracies such as

an attempt to legalize a vicious sport that exploits children so it can be broadcast. It's frightening at times

how prescient this show was. This set's bonus features are exhaustive but are missing some key Max-abilia.

The British pilot that started it all is absent, as is Frewer from a cast reunion. But talking heads segments

 with the show's creators, writers, and designers offer a thorough, inside retrospective look at the series.

 Welcome back, Max. Boy, do we need you now. --Donald Liebenson

Product Description

Television networks battle one another in an unrelenting ratings war. Whoever controls the airwaves controls

the dystopic world in which they broadcast. So when Network 23s star reporter, Edison Carter, uncovers a

 deadly secret that could shake up the dominion the station has over its viewers, the only option is to eliminate

 Carter before he can make his story public. After his “accident,” his mind is uploaded to create the world’s

first self-aware, computer-generated TV host: Max Headroom! But will Max bow to his creators? Or will he

be the key to his human alter

ago bringing down a network superpower?

Able to boast his own international talk show, music videos, countless endorsements and merchandising,

the puckish Max Headroom became more than just a character on television. He was a decade-defining icon, never better

represented than in this sardonically witty, adventurous look at society and the

place of media within it. Now all 14 uncut episodes — starring Matt Frewer (Watchmen), Amanda Pays (The Flash), Jeffrey

 Tambor (Arrested Development)

and Morgan Sheppard (Star Trek) — are finally available together in one long-awaited DVD collection!

Product Details

Actors: Matt Frewer, Amanda Pays, Chris Young, Jeffrey Tambor, Lee Wilkof

Format: Box set, Color, Dolby, DVD, Full Screen, NTSC

Language: English

Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1

Number of discs: 5


  • Shipping & Packing

    We offer free shipping of all our items.

    1. Your order will be shipped automatically via
    Hong Kong or China post. (15-30 days. Your order total less than $60)
    EMS (6-11 days. Your order total over $60)
    DHL (3-4 days. When your order total weight over 20.5KG, or your special request, need extra cost)

    For special request, the shipping chargers determined by the actual shipping cost, packaging cost and manpower that involved into this service.

    2. Please kindly note that shipping delay may happens time to time for various reasons. We ship goods mostly on the same day or within 1-2 days after your completed payment, please excuse us for ceases shipment temporarily during weekend or major public holidays.

    3. For shipping efficiency your item will be declared in lower value to avoid possible custom issues, but Buyer is still reasonable for any import tax or duty that might been charged by their own custom.

    4. Tracking number will be posted to your order details in timely fashion.

    Hong Kong post tracking please visit:

    China post tracking please visit:

    EMS tracking please visit:

    DHL tracking please visit:

    We provide dropshipping service, when you have a question with shipping, please feel free to contact us.

  • Buyer Guide

    To find your product:
    1. Choose the appropriate category from the left hand menu, then continue to locate the product you are searching for.
    2. Use the search box in the upper right hand corner of the web site and enter the product you are looking for.

    Volume Ordering
    Our website will automatically discount volume orders based on the size of the order

    Order shipment
    Orders received prior to 14:00pm GMT +8 time usually ship same business day.

    Product Availability
    Our stock is kept full about 99% of the time. On occasion, our stock becomes depleted and may have to move on back order status. We strive to remove items low in inventory from the catalog to avoid this problem, but on occasion may experience short delays in filling orders. In this case we will advise customers immediately.

    Security Policy
    Security of your information is our top priority. Our shopping system uses the latest SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology, making it extremely difficult for your data to be intercepted by an unauthorized party. We will never send you Spam or Junk emails.