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12/08/2003 08:32:00 pm - Reported by Shaun Lyon

The Restoration Team has shared details of the forthcoming DVD release of Pyramids of Mars, due out in early March in the UK. A feature article on the RT site discusses the process in which "Pyramids" was cleaned up, including the video dropout and re-grading of film sequences. Extras on the DVD release include:
  • Commentary by Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane), Michael Sheard (Laurence Scarman) and producer Philip Hinchcliffe, with input from director Paddy Russell (recorded elsewhere but seamlessly inserted)
  • Osirian Gothic, a 22-minute interview featurette which includes director Paddy Russell, Sladen, Sheard, Hinchcliffe, Bernard Archard (Shaun Lyon Scarman), Peter Copley (Dr. Warlock), Gabriel Woolf (Sutekh) and designer Christine Ruscoe
  • Serial Thrillers, a 42-minute featurette covering Philip Hinchcliffe's era as the show's producer, with Hinchcliffe, director David Maloney, writer Robert Banks-Stewart, designers Christine Ruscoe and Roger Murray-Leach, actress Elisabeth Sladen, writers Gareth Roberts, Alan Barnes and others
  • Now and Then: The Locations of Pyramids of Mars, an 8-minute feature shot on location at Stargrove, the country house featured in the story narrated by Michael Sheard (with Elisabeth Sladen and Jon Culshaw), music by Heathcliffe Blair
  • Deleted Scenes including the unused shot of the TARDIS materialising on the alternative future Earth of 1980, an alternative take of the poacher running away from the mummies after he shoots Shaun Lyon Scarman, and the full-length version of the war missile explosion, plus three sequences utilising roll-back and mix effects that Paddy Russell felt were not successful and subsequently cut out
  • Oh Mummy, a 7-minute comedy sketch focusing on Sutekh's career after "Pyramids of Mars" written by and starring Rob Hammond and directed by Matt West, starring Gabriel Woolf as Sutekh (this was screened at the Panopticon 2003 convention)
  • Plus a photo gallery, production notes and one easter egg