Sunday, 25 January 2004

North America DVD Update


January 25, 2004  •  Posted By Shaun Lyon
Updated 1800 GMT: An update for our North American readers on the latest DVD releases. Following this March's release of the already-announced The Seeds of Death (Patrick Troughton) and The Three Doctors (Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton and William Hartnell), Outpost Gallifrey has learned that the next two DVD releases here will be The Curse of Fenric (Sylvester McCoy) and The Two Doctors (Colin Baker with Patrick Troughton). We've since confirmed that both will be released on June 1; later this week we will likely have further details as well as cover art for both.

Meanwhile, we have also been informed of developments later in the year: on the boards for the second half of the year or early in 2005, according to the BBCAmerica Shop (at least currently, subject to change as usual) are The Visitation(Peter Davison), Pyramids of Mars (Tom Baker) and The Green Death (Jon Pertwee) as well as The Beginning, which includes the stories An Unearthly Child, The Daleks and The Edge of Destruction. While no new boxed sets have been planned, this might be indication that at least, should "The Beginning" be released in the UK (there has been no confirmation about such from Worldwide), it would also be released in the US & Canada. This is also important to fans outside of North America because it reaffirms rumors that those discs are indeed being planned for later in 2004 or early 2005 in the UK (since BBC America will be following the UK releases instead of creating their own releases, a la "Key to Time".) Surprisingly, no word as yet on the status of Earthshock, the Peter Davison story that was released late last year in the UK. As always, all of this -- except for the June releases -- should be taken as "speculative" (whatever that means to you) until it's confirmed. (Thanks to BBC America Shop, Rob Hunter, Jason Prilby)