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5/02/2005 02:48:00 am - Reported by Shaun Lyon


May 2, 2005 • Posted By Shaun Lyon
As Outpost Gallifrey reported some time ago, it has now been confirmed that the Season 22 serial Revelation of the Daleks starring Colin Baker is the July 2005 Doctor Who DVD release for the UK. An article today on theRestoration Team website describes the clean-up work done on the episode and notes that rights could not be obtained to use the Jimi Hendrix track, "Fire", which plays over one of the DJ sequences. "When the VHS version of this story was released it also had to be replaced, but the job was done rather crudely with simple filtering and editing of the original mix," says the article. "This was odd, as the undubbed audio was on the second track of the master video tape. Mark re-dubbed this section from scratch, replacing the music with something hopefully more appropriate than what was used on the VHS, and carefully matching the original ambience and equalisation." Nicola Bryant (Peri), Terry Molloy (Davros), script editor Eric Saward and director Graeme Harper provided the commentary for the episode. Extras includeRevelation Exhumed, a 45-minute documentary featuring interviews with Saward, Harper, Alan Spalding (designer), John Brace (Visual Effects), Roger Limb (incidental music) and Pat Godfrey (costumer designer), plus cast members Trevor Cooper (Takis), Clive Swift (Jobel), Roy Skelton (Dalek voices), Terry Molloy (Davros), William Gaunt (Orcini), Hugh Walters (Vogel) and Colin Spaull (Lilt), as well as archive interview footage with Alexei Sayle;In Studio, a 15-minute look behind the scenes during some of the studio recording sessions, culled from the single-surviving tape of studio material that was originally pulled together for video effects work; Optional Replacement Effects, an alternative (non-default) set of alternate effects ranging from simple replacement of the ray-gun and blaster effects, through to a complex reshoot involving a model Dalek (notes about which are included in the RT article); an isolated music score (mono only); an optional Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround mix; off-air continuity announcements; three short deleted scenes; plus the usual photo gallery, production notes and an easter egg (which is said to be the actors recreating some of their lines for use in the 5.1 remix). (Thanks to the Restoration Team)