DVD News

Coming soon from BBC Worldwide – An animated version of “The Power of the Daleks”!

BBC Worldwide is to release an animated version of the lost Doctor Who story, The Power of the Daleks on Saturday 5th November, exactly 50 years to the minute after it was first transmitted on BBC One at 5.50pm on Saturday 5th November, 1966

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The classic story was Patrick Troughton’s debut as the Doctor. It is to be released later this year as a digital download on BBC Store and on BBC DVD.

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The Skaro Review – Frankenstein (DVD/BluRay)

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There’s something about the story of Victor Frankenstein and his creation that has endured particularly in film, which makes it somewhat ironic that several of the most recognised elements aren’t from Mary Shelley’s novel. Most notably, of course, the whole stitching of body parts, lightning and “It’s alive!” owe more to James Whale’s 1931 movie than Shelley’s writing.

Recently in particular the rate of Frankensteinian (yes it is a word!) films seems to have increased, and the first four months of 2016 alone are seeing three movies and a TV series released on UK DVD/BluRay – and that’s without including any rereleases (or Hotel Transylvania 2, because, well, just because!) – so it takes something a bit different to stand out.

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The Underwater Menace, by Eddie McGuigan

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The wait is finally over…

Featuring the imitable Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor and packed with wealth of un-missable extras, Doctor Who: The Underwater Menacewill be available on DVD from 26th October, priced at £20.42.

 

The Underwater Menace is the fifth serial of the fourth season, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from 14 January 1967 to 4 February 1967. The story introduces Jamie McCrimmon’s (Frazer Hines) on his first journey with the Doctor as a travelling companion. This special release will contain the two re-mastered existing episodes, with the two missing episodes represented with restored audio and surviving stills, as well as over an hour of extras.

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Series 8 DVD Launch

OK I’m going to say…..Frank Skinner is my new hero!

Well Doctor Who has always been my hero but he has serious competition right now.

By not only being a charming and witty host, Mr Skinners passion and knowledge of Who really came to the fore.

Series 8 DVD Launch

What other TV host else would quip after Peter Calapdi’s revelation that he had turned down the chance of auditioning for the 1996 Paul McGann movie’

 

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…’Imagine all the Big Finish’s you would have done by now’

delicious and hilarious which sums up my day very well…..

 

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dum dee dum… dum dee dum….

BUNNY GALORE AND THE MONDASIAN CYBERMEN

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Doctor Who: The Complete David Tennant Years

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Now available to pre-order from the BBC Shop in the UK, the Complete David Tennant Years boxset.  Living up to its name, this mighty boxset gives you pretty much all the David Tennant Doctor Who action you could want.  But don’t believe me, here’s the official description.

In this massive 26-disc collection, BBC Worldwide brings together every one of David Tennant’s episodes in this special box set. A perfect gift for Christmas, this set is available in the UK exclusively on bbcshop.com. (more…)

Moonbase DVD Release

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The TARDIS arrives in 2070 AD on the Moon, where a weather control station under the command of a man named Hobson is in the grip of a plague epidemic – in reality the result of an alien poison planted by the Cybermen.

Polly realizes that as the Cybermen’s chest units are made of plastic they must be vulnerable to attack by solvents. She and her friends manage to destroy all the Cybermen on the base with a ‘cocktail’ of such chemicals shot at them through fire extinguishers.

Released on 20/1/2014 but you can pre order it HERE now.

 

Special features include: • Commentaries • Interviews • Lunar Landing: Making The Moonbase • Photo Gallery • Trailer • Radio Times Listing PDF

Day of the Doctor DVD Release Details + Extras

The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure in this 50th anniversary special. In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space, an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.

Written by Steven Moffat,

Directed by Nick Hurran,

Executive produced by Steven Moffat and Faith Penhale,

Produced by Marcus Wilson,

 

Additional content includes:

The Last Day – exclusive mini episode

The Night of the Doctor – Day of the Doctor prequel starring Paul McGann

Doctor Who Explained

Behind the lens

Early trailer

50 year trailer.

The disc also contains English subtitles for the hard of hearing, audio description and audio navigation.

The main feature contains a 5.1 soundtrack.

 

Available to pre-order on BBC Shop now.

An Adventure In Space And Time – DVD News

An Adventure in Space and Time

 

 

Starring: David Bradley as William Hartnell

RRP: £20.42

Release date: 2nd December 2013

Available to pre-order on BBC Shop now

This special one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how the beloved Doctor Who was first brought to the screen.

Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of hard-man roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert was frustrated by the TV industry’s glass ceiling. Both of them were to find unlikely hope and unexpected challenges in the form of a Saturday tea-time drama, time travel and monsters!

Allied with a team of brilliant people, they went on to create the longest-running science fiction series ever, now celebrating its 50th anniversary.

An Adventure in Space and Timeis written by Mark Gatiss, executive produced by Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner and directed by Terry McDonough. David Bradley (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Broadchurch) plays the lead role of William Hartnell while Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife, The Woman in Black) co-stars as the first ever producer of Doctor Who, Verity Lambert.

The stellar cast is joined by Sacha Dhawan (Waris Hussein), Lesley Manville (Heather Hartnell), and Brian Cox (Sydney Newman).

DVD extra features include:

·         Leaflet featuring programme images and an exclusive foreword by writer and executive producer Mark Gatiss

·         William Hartnell: The Original

·         BTS: The Making of An Adventure  – narrated by Carole Ann Ford

·         Reconstructions:
– Scenes from An Unearthly Child and the pilot
– Regenerations
– Farewell to Susan
– Festive Greeting

·         The Title Sequences

·         Deleted Scenes
– The Radiophonic Workshop
– Verity’s Leaving Party”

 

The disc also contains English subtitles for the hard of hearing, audio description and audio navigation.

The main feature contains a 5.1 soundtrack.

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