The TARDIS lands on an Australian beach in the 21st century. But this is no seaside holiday - within minutes, the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria are under attack. They soon discover that the Doctor bears a startling resemblance to Leader Salamander, a would-be dictator intent on world domination. Before long, the Doctor and his companions are plunged into a dangerous game of intrigue and deceit as they face off against the enemy of the world... Features: Remastered episodes. Even though all episodes were restored in 2013 for the previous DVD release, Peter Crocker from the Restoration Team is using advances in technology since then to go over each one with a fine tooth comb to ensure they are now presented in the best possible quality for this special edition. Treasures Lost and Found - produced by Ed Stradling. With so much information now available about every Dr Who serial, it's not easy to learn anything new, so Toby Hadoke embarks on an exciting treasure hunt to find out all he can about the production. Along the way he'll interview some of the cast and crew including Frazer Hines, Mary Peach and David Troughton - who made his first TV appearance in this serial as an extra. Recovering the Past The Search for The Enemy of the World - produced by Paul Vanezis. A brand new interview with the episode hunter Philip Morris, we hear how he tracked down the last surviving film copy of the serial to a dusty room in the African desert. Remembering Deborah Watling - produced by Cameron McEwan. Family, friends and colleagues pay tribute to Debbie Watling who played Victoria Waterfield, companion to Patrick Troughton's doctor. Audio commentaries on all six episodes produced by John Kelly. Contributors include Frazer Hines, Mary Peach, Gordon Faith, Milton Johns and Sylvia James. Moderator is Simon Harries. Production subtitles on all six episodes written by Martin Wiggins. Photo gallery produced by Derek Handley. Scripts of all six episodes as PDFs
50 years after its only UK broadcast on BBC One, one of Doctor Who's most celebrated, lost adventures is regenerated, with a brand new hand-drawn black and white animation, synchronised with a digitally remastered recording of the original 1966 audio. The six-part adventure takes place immediately after the first regeneration, as the Time Lord and his companions, Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze), do battle with an old foe on the mysterious planet Vulcan. How will Polly and Ben cope with a new Doctor? How will the Doctor take to his new body? And how will they ever overcome the power of the Daleks?
When the TARDIS arrives on the planet of the Gonds, the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe discover a world ruled and enslaved by the Krotons. The brightest Gonds are always chosen to serve as companions of the Krotons and are never seen again. The Doctor and his companions decide to put a stop to their rule - but in doing so, inadvertently unleash the true power and terror of the Krotons instead...
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 realises 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. A second wave of Cybermen advances across the lunar surface but prompted by the Doctor Hobson uses the base's gravity-generating weather control device the Gravitron to send them flying off into space.
Includes previously unreleased episode! The TARDIS lands in the lost city of Atlantis, where the crazed Professor Zaroff has convinced the Atlanteans that he can raise their city from beneath the sea. But the Doctor discovers the terrible truth behind Zaroff's plan - he intends to destroy the entire planet. With the doomsday clock ticking, the Doctor and his companions must battle to prevent the apocalypse... Episodes 2 and 3 of this adventure feature fully restored picture and audio. The missing Episodes 1 and 4 are presented using photographic stills and a restored soundtrack. Special Features Commentary with Patrick Troughton's son Michael (Episode 1), actors Anneke Wills (Polly), Frazer Hines (Jamie), Catherine Howe (Ara), Special Sounds Supervisor Brian Hodgson and Floor Assistant Quentin Mann (Episodes 2 & 3), and archival material from Patrick Troughton, Directors Julia Smith and Hugh David, and Producer Innes Lloyd. (Episode 4). Moderated by Toby Hadoke A Fishy Tale Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines, Catherine Howe, Assistant Floor Manager Gareth Gwelan, Production Assistant Berry Butler and writer Robert Shearman look back at the making of this controversial story. Narrated by Peter Davison. The Television Centre of the Universe - Part Two Programme Subtitles Photo Gallery Digitally remastered picture & sound quality
Unseen in the UK for 45 years – marvellously restored and remastered and brought back to life for you to own on DVD. The TARDIS narrowly avoids becoming engulfed in a cobwebby substance in space. It arrives in the London Underground railway system the tunnels of which are being overrun by the web and by the Great Intelligence's robot Yeti. The Intelligence's goal is to drain the Doctor's mind; can the Doctor sabotage the device before the Intelligence’s plan comes to fruition?
The original 1967 master recordings of 'The Macra Terror' were lost soon after the programme's original transmission. However, audio-only recordings have survived and have been used here to create a brand new fully animated reconstruction of this lost classic. With highly detailed hand-drawn animation carefully lip-synced with the original 1967 audio, this new production allows viewers to once again experience this Doctor Who chiller in full. The Doctor (Patrick Troughton) and his companions (Jamie, Polly and Ben) arrive on a human colony in the far flung future. The colony outwardly appears to be happy and carefree. But behind it's cheerful exterior the colony has been secretly infiltrated by a race of giant parasitic crab creatures called the Macra. The Macra brainwash the human colonists to mine toxic gas in the levels below the colony. Ruling the colony from a control centre in the heart of the main city they scuttle down to the city at night looking for food. The Doctor's friend Ben is soon taken over by the Macra and under their malign influence, he turns against the Doctor. As more colonists are picked off in the night and as their influence spreads, the Doctor sets out to bring an end to the Macra terror.
The classic Second Doctor adventure - complete at last with two animated episodes! In the distant future Earth faces a new Ice Age. While a dedicated team of scientists battle to hold the approaching glaciers at bay a startling discovery is made deep within the ice... an alien warrior frozen for millennia. When the Doctor Jamie and Victoria arrive they soon discover Earth is under threat from the Ice Warriors - fearsome Martians intent on conquering our planet for themselves...
Three digitally remastered Doctor Who stories from the 1960s '70s and '80s. In the three-part 'The Seeds of Death' (1969) the Doctor (Patrick Troughton) Jamie (Frazer Hines) and Zoe (Wendy Padbury) travel to a moon relay station to find out why T-Mat a form of instant travel has broken down. There they discover a race of Ice Warriors planning to use T-Mat to carry seed pods to earth which will produce a deadly fungus to suck the air dry of oxygen. The Doctor has to foil the Ice Warriors' plan avoiding the deadly pods along the way. In the four-part 'Carnival of Monsters' (1972) the Doctor (Jon Pertwee) and Jo (Katy Manning) find themselves arrested as stowaways after the TARDIS makes an unplanned arrival on the S.S. Bernice en route to India in 1926. However the ship is in fact trapped in a miniscope - the mechanical peepshow of intergalactic showman Vorg (Leslie Dwyer). When the Scope is impounded by officials on the planet Inter-Minor many of the creatures contained within get loose including the monstrous Drashigs. In the four-part 'Resurrection of the Daleks' (1983) the Daleks are once again seeking their creator Davros (Terry Molloy) to discover a cure for the Movellan virus. Mercenaries free Davros from his prison ship but the Kaled scientist has other ideas and soon a Dalek civil war is underway. On 20th-century Earth the Doctor (Peter Davison) Tegan (Janet Fielding) and Turlough (Mark Strickson) are caught up between the rival factions and the Earth rebels but they are already part of a larger plan to destroy Gallifrey.
Special Editions of three classic Doctor Who DVD releases. Remastered. Repackaged. Reappraised. The Tomb of the Cybermen: Special Edition For centuries, the disappearance of the Cybermen from the universe has been a mystery. The Doctor, Jamie and Victoria arrive on Telos – once the Cyber home world – just as an Earth expedition uncovers the entrance to a long-lost control centre filled with baffling technology. Special Features: Morris Barry Introduction - The director’s introduction from the 1993 VHS release. Title Sequence - Tests and build-up elements for the Patrick Troughton title sequence. Late Night Line-Up - behind the scenes at the BBC Visual Effects department to interview Jack Kine. The Final End - The Evil of the Daleks is mostly missing from the BBC archives. A small taste of the climactic battle… Abominable Snowmen Audio Trailer Coming Soon Trailer Production Subtitles The Lost Giants - Cast and crew look back on the making of the story. The Curse of the Cybermen’s Tomb - Sir Christopher Frayling and Dr Debbie Challis examine the ancient Egyptian origins to the story. Cybermen – Extended Edition - A history of the Cybermen. The Magic of VidFIRE - A look at the technology behind the VidFIRE process. Sky Ray Advert - 1960’s Doctor Who themed promo for Walls Sky Ray ice lolly. Photo Gallery Radio Times Listings The Three Doctors: Special Edition The Time Lords are in crisis. A powerful force is draining their energy into a mysterious Black Hole - and they must recruit the Doctor to save them. But one Doctor isn’t enough for this mission... Commentary Happy Birthday To Who - A brand-new look at the making of this anniversary story. Was Doctor Who Rubbish? - Raising a defence against criticism of the classic series. Girls, Girls, Girls – The 1970s Katy Manning, Caroline John (Liz Shaw) and Louise Jameson (Leela) on being a 1970s Doctor Who girl. Pebble Mill At One - Archival interview with the second Doctor Patrick Troughton and visual effects wizard Bernard Wilkie. Blue Peter Jon Pertwee introduces the Whomobile. BSB Highlights Cast and crew discuss The Three Doctors The Five Faces Of Doctor Who - The full trailer for the 1981 repeat season which included The Three Doctors. BBC1 Trailer 40th Anniversary Trailer Radio Times listings Production Subtitles Photo Gallery Coming Soon Trailer Digitally remastered picture and sound The Robots of Death: Special EditionThe TARDIS, carrying the Doctor and his new companion Leela, arrives aboard a huge sandminer on a deserted world. The small human crew rely almost entirely on robots to carry out their every task and whim while they mine the planet’s rich minerals.Special Features: Commentary 1 - Original release commentary. Commentary 2 - New commentary with actors Tom Baker (the Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela) and Pamela Salem (Toos), and director Michael E Briant. The Sandmine Murders - Cast and crew look back at the making of the story. Robophobia - Toby Hadoke takes a humorous look at the history of robots. Studio Sound - Example of a studio scene before the robot voice effects were added. Model Shots Black and white time-coded recording of the original model insert film. Studio Floor Plan - Interactive view of the studio layout via the original floor plan drawings.
The Tardis arrives in December 1986 at a South Pole Space Tracking station where the personnel under the command of General Cutler are engaged in trying to talk down a manned space capsule that has got into difficulty. The base is invaded by a force of alien Cybermen. The Cybermen's world Mondas is draining energy from Earth - once its 'twin planet' - and the situation will soon become critical.
It's the story of Jason (Todd Armstrong) a fearless sailor and explorer who returns to the kingdom of Thessaly after a 20-year voyage to make his rightful claim to the throne. But to do so Jason must first find the magical Golden Fleece. He selects a crew and with the help of Hera Queen of the Gods sets sail in search of the Fleece. Jason and his crew must overcome incredible obstacles including a 100-foot bronze giant the venomous Hydra a huge creature with the heads of seven
Doctor Who: War Games (3 Disc)
In 1976 The Omen scored a hit with critics and audiences hungry for more after The Exorcist with its mixture of Gothic horror and mystery and its plot about a young boy suspected of being the personification of the anti-Christ. Directed by Richard Donner (best known for his Superman and Lethal Weapon films), The Omen gained a lot of credibility from the casting of Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as a distinguished American couple living in England, whose young son Damien bears "the mark of the beast". At a time when graphic gore had yet to dominate the horror genre, this film used its violence discreetly and to great effect and the mood of dread and potential death is masterfully maintained. It's all a bit contrived, with a lot of biblical portent and sensational fury but few would deny it's highly entertaining. Jerry Goldsmith's Oscar-winning score works wonders to enhance the movie's creepy atmosphere. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com Damien: Omen II takes place several years after the mysterious events that claimed the life of the US Ambassador and his wife as the now teenaged and militarily enrolled Damien Thorne is slowly being made aware of his unholy heritage and horrific destiny. Woe is he (including anyone in Damien's adoptive family and his classmates) who suspects the truth or gets in his way. While not as unrelentingly frightening as its blockbuster predecessor, this more-than-competent sequel raises some interesting questions about the nature of free will (can the anti-Christ deny his birthright?) before falling into a gory series of increasingly outlandish deaths, the best of which is a terrifyingly protracted scene beneath the ice of a frozen lake. Jerry Goldsmith (who won an Oscar for his work on the first film in the series) contributes another marvellously foreboding score. --Andrew Wright, Amazon.com The series concludes with The Omen III: The Final Conflict, starring Sam Neill as the adult Damien--aka the son of Satan--in a battle with the heavens for control of mankind. The film ends up depending more heavily on effects and spectacle than on the kind of basic horrors that made the first movie in the series so unsettling but at least this one gives some closure to the seemingly endless saga. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com On the DVDs: On the original movie disc there is an all-new 45-minute documentary, "666: The Omen Revealed", with contributions from all the major behind-the-scenes players, including director, editor, screenwriter (who confesses the movie was only set in England because he wanted a free trip to London!), producer and composer. The latter, Jerry Goldsmith, has his Oscar-winning contribution to the movie recognised with a separate feature in which he talks through four key musical scenes in the score. There's also a thought-provoking short called "Curse or Coincidence?" in which the many bizarre accidents that happened during shooting are related, including the terrible story of what happened to the girlfriend of the man responsible for designing the decapitation scene. Director Richard Donner and editor Stuart Baird provide a chatty audio commentary to the movie. The second and third films lack as many extra features, being content with audio commentaries and theatrical trailers: the commentary for Omen II is by producer Harvey Bernhard, that for Omen III by director Graham Baker. --Mark Walker
""Why I can smile and murder while I smile And cry 'Content' to that which grieves my heart And wet my cheeks with artificial tears And frame my face to all occasions..."" Soon after Edward IV is crowned King his brother Richard a hunchback twisted in mind as well as body starts scheming for the throne of England. He woos and wins Lady Anne and then poisons Edward's mind against their brother Clarence later organising his death. But even after his coronation
Sinbad! The Greatest of all Adventurers in His Biggest Adventure of All! An all-time classic adventure, featuring the pioneering special effects of filmmaking legend Ray Harryhausen, presented here in a stunning restoration on Blu-ray. Extras: 2K restoration from the original negative Original mono audio Alternative 5.1 surround sound track BFI interview with Ray Harryhausen (1981, 85 mins): archival audio recording of an interview conducted by Philip Strick at the National Film Theatre, London The Princess Diaries (2017, 12 mins): a new interview with the award-winning actress Jane Seymour Ray Harryhausen interviewed by filmmaker John Landis (1995, 12 mins) The Harryhausen Chronicles (1998, 58 mins): a documentary exploring Harryhausen's career, narrated by Leonard Nimoy Isolated score: experience Roy Budd's original soundtrack music Theatrical trailer Image gallery: extensive promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
In 1976 The Omen was a hit among critics and audiences hungry for more after The Exorcist with its mixture of Gothic horror and mystery and its plot about a young boy suspected of being the personification of the Antichrist. Directed by Richard Donner (best known later for his Superman and Lethal Weapon films), The Omen gained a lot of credibility from the casting of Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as a distinguished American couple living in England, whose young son Damien bears "the mark of the beast". At a time when graphic gore had yet to dominate the horror genre, this film used its violence discreetly and to great effect, and the mood of dread and potential death is masterfully maintained. It's all a bit contrived, with a lot of biblical portent and sensational fury, but few would deny it's highly entertaining. Jerry Goldsmith's Oscar-winning score works wonders to enhance the movie's creepy atmosphere. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com On the DVD: The all-new 45-minute documentary, "666: The Omen Revealed", has contributions from all the major behind-the-scenes players, including director, editor, screenwriter (who confesses the movie was only set in England because he wanted a free trip to London), producer and composer. The latter, Jerry Goldsmith, has his Oscar-winning contribution to the movie recognised with a separate feature in which he talks through four key musical scenes in the score. There's also a thought-provoking short called "Curse or Coincidence?" in which the many bizarre accidents that happened during shooting are related, including the terrible story of what happened to the girlfriend of the man responsible for designing the decapitation scene--spooky. Director Richard Donner and editor Stuart Baird provide a chatty audio commentary to the film, and the DVD package is completed by the original theatrical trailer. --Mark Walker
BBC adaptation of the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott. In New England during the American Civil War, the womenfolk struggle to enjoy life while their men are away fighting. The March family consists of aspiring author Jo (Angela Down), the wilful Amy (Janina Faye), Meg (Jo Rowbottom), who loves all the fine things in life, and Beth (Sarah Craze), who seeks solace in her music. Despite the usual sibling rivalry they provide comfort for each other through the difficult times without their father.
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