Thursday, 7 February 2013

UK DVD schedule confirmed to September

BBC Worldwide have announced the Doctor Who stories that will be released on DVD in the United Kingdom up to September this year. As well as the titles known previously, the list confirms the inclusion of the colourised Third Doctor adventure The Mind of Evil, the incomplete Second Doctor tale The Ice Warriors, and also the animated 2003 story Scream of the Shalka - which starred Richard E Grant as the (very) short-lived online 'Ninth' Doctor.

The complete list of dates are as follows:

25th February The Ark in Space: Special Edition
11th March The Aztecs: Special Edition (plus Galaxy 4 reconstruction)
6th May The Visitation: Special Edition
27th May Inferno: Special Edition
3rd June The Mind of Evil
24th June Terror of the Zygons
15th July Spearhead from Space Blu-Ray
5th August The Green Death: Special Edition
26th August The Ice Warriors
16th September Scream of the Shalka

Unlike last month's release of The Reign of Terror, there has been no word on whether August's The Ice Warriors will also feature animated episodes, with only the condensed reconstruction of episodes two and three that accompanied its original VHS release in 1998 confirmed so far. No new information on features to accompany other releases in the list have been revealed since our previous updates.

As yet there has been no indication of how the final four existing episodes - The Tenth Planet(1-3) and The Underwater Menace(2) - are to be presented.

The Visitation

In addition to above, the BBFC have now classified the features that will be presented on the second disc of The Visitation Special Edition, due in May:
00:45:08:13 GRIM TALES   -  REVISITING THE VISITATION
00:27:29:06 DR. FOREVER! -  THE APOCALYPSE ELEMENT
00:32:11:20 DOCTOR WHO   -  THE TELEVISION CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE
The main disc will contain the original features from the 2004 release, though has revised production notes compiled by Nicholas Pegg, and (of course) newly remastered episodes.