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10/04/2003 03:58:00 am - Reported by Shaun Lyon


October 4, 2003  •  Posted By Shaun Lyon
BBC Worldwide has issued full press releases for two forthcoming, previously announced, releases: the UK DVD release of The Three Doctors and the UK VHS release of The Reign of Terror Boxed Set. The press releases are below.

Doctor Who 40th Anniversary DVD & VHS Releases

Sunday 23rd November 2003 will be the 40th Anniversary of Doctor Who, the longest running science fiction series in the world. To mark this milestone, BBC Worldwide are releasing a very special video box set and DVD on Monday 24th November...

Doctor Who: The Three Doctors DVD
Written to celebrate Doctor Who's 10th anniversary, this four-part story starring the first three Doctors (William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee) is the perfect story to release in the week of the 40th anniversary. Omega, the creator of time travel technology is trapped in a black hole. He wants to escape and destroy the universe. Even with his two earlier selves helping him, can the Doctor defeat this powerful enemy? Special Edition added value packaging will also feature a CORGI model of the Doctors car 'Bessie'. Special Features include:
  • Commentary by Katy Manning, Barry Letts and Nicholas Courtney


  • Pebble Mill at One - Interviews with Patrick Troughton and Robert Wilkie from Christmas 1972


  • Blue Peter - Jon Pertwee and the Whomobile in studio, plus a look back at the first ten years of Doctor Who


  • BSB Highlights - Excerpts from the BSB '31Who' weekend, including the trail for The Three Doctors, interviews with Jon Pertwee, Nicholas Courtney, script editor Terrance Dicks and writers Bob Baker and Dave Martin


  • TARDIS-cam no.5 - The fifth of BBCi's new TARDIS features. This is a CGI sequence featuring the TARDIS traversing a pod of space whales


  • 'Five Faces of Doctor Who' trailer - BBC2 trailer for the 1981 repeat season, in which The Three Doctors was repeated


  • BBC1 Trailer - An off-air audio recording of the original 1972 BBC1 trailer combined with re-mastered pictures


  • PanoptiCon '93 - Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning and Nicholas Courtney on stage at the 30th anniversary PanoptiCon convention in 1993

    Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror Boxed Set
    This limited edition two-video box set includes the final episodes from the original television series to be released on VHS. Each box also includes an exclusive Doctor Who 40th Anniversary metal pin badge. There are three stories, each one being incomplete due to the original tapes being lost or disposed of. Due for release the day after the 40th Anniversary and limited to only 8000 copies, this set is a must-have for every fan to complete their collection. The stories included in this collector's box set are:
    * Tape One - starring William Hartnell as the First Doctor
    THE REIGN OF TERROR (Four surviving episodes: 1, 2, 3 and 6)
    The TARDIS materialises not far from Paris in 1794 - one of the bloodiest years following the French revolution of 1789. Rescued from prison after being sentenced to death by guillotine, the travellers and other freed prisoners get involved with the mysterious English undercover spy, James Stirling. But as treachery and double-dealing abound, who can be trustedà?
    * Tape Two - starring Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor
    THE FACELESS ONES (Two surviving episodes: 1 and 3)
    The TARDIS lands at Gatwick airport in 1966, and the Doctor and Jamie are separated from Ben and Polly. Polly sees a man murdered, but she goes missing soon after. What is the mystery behind Chameleon Tours?
    THE WEB OF FEAR (One surviving episode: episode 1)
    Many years after he returned from Tibet with a robot Yeti, Professor Travers is concerned that the Great Intelligence may strike again. London falls to a mysterious web that invades the streets - and the Underground tube systemà

    DOCTOR WHO: THE THREE DOCTORS DVD
    RELEASE DATE: 24 NOVEMBER 2003
    CAT NO: BBCDVD1144
    RRP: ú19.99
    DURATION: 100 MINUTES APPROX
    GENRE: SCI FI
    CERTIFICATE: PG

    DOCTOR WHO: THE REIGN OF TERROR VIDEO BOX SET
    RELEASE DATE: 24 NOVEMBER 2003
    CAT NO: BBCV7335
    RRP: ú19.99
    DURATION: 174 MINUTES APPROX
    GENRE: SCI FI
    CERTIFICATE: PG


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