Saturday, 3 September 2011

Double Invasion due in January - Updated

BBC Worldwide have revealed that the classic Doctor Who stories, Invasion of the Dinosaurs and The Android Invasion will both be released in North America on January 10th 2012.

No UK release date has yet been announced, but it is likely the UK release will be early January.

Invasion of the Dinosaurs
Release Date: 10th January 2012

Starring Jon Pertwee as Doctor Who, with Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith and Nicholas Courtney as The Brigadier
Written by Malcolm Hulke
Directed by Paddy Russell

Broadcast: 12th January - 16th February 1974

Episode One of the story only exists in the BBC Archives as a black and white film print. 2|Entertain have reported: "The fully restored DINO Ep 1 is in black-and-white. Alternative vers also on release featuring best-endeavours colour recovery..."
 

Special Features
  • Audio Commentary
  • People, Power and Puppetry
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Now and Then
  • John Levene's Commentary
  • Doctor Who Stories: Elizabeth Sladen Part 1
  • Billy Smart's Circus
  • Photo Gallery
  • PDF materials: Radio Times Listings
  • Production Note Subtitles
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality
The Android Invasion
Release Date: 10th January 2012

Starring Tom Baker as Doctor Who, with Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith and Ian Marter as Harry Sullivan
Written by Terry Nation
Directed by Barry Letts

Broadcast: 22nd November - 13th December 1975
 

Special Features
  • Audio Commentary
  • The Village That Came to Life
  • Life After - Philip Hinchcliffe
  • Tie-in Weetabix commercial
  • Photo Gallery
  • PDF materials: Radio Times Listings, Weetabix packet promotions
  • Production Note Subtitles
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality
(additional details thanks to TVShowsOnDVD, ClassicDW)


Meanwhile in Australia BBC Worldwide are offering fans the chance to win tickets to a special screening of The Day of the Daleks, to be held in Melbourne on Sunday 18th and Sydney on Monday 19th September. Winners will have the chance to meet and chat to Dan Hall, the person in charge of Classic Doctor Who on DVD.

Visit the competition page for details.