Friday, 30 August 2013

DVD Update

BBC Worldwide have announced details for the forthcoming release of The Tenth Planet on DVD. The two-disc set has been provisionally scheduled for release on 18th November August 2013 for R2, 19th November for R1, and 20th November for R4.

The Tenth Planet
Release date: 18 Nov 2013 UK

The Tenth Planet - DVD R2 Cover (Credit: BBC Worldwide)Starring William Hartnell as Doctor Who, Anneke Wills as Polly, and Michael Craze as Ben
Written by Gerry Davis and Kit Pedler
Directed by Derek Martinus

Broadcast: Sat 8 Oct - Sat 29 Oct 1966

The TARDIS brings the Doctor and his friends Ben and Polly to the South Pole in 1986. Their arrival coincides with the appearance of Earth’s forgotten twin planet Mondas and visitors from that world – emotionless beings called Cybermen. It’s up to the Doctor and his friends to stop these creatures before they convert Earth’s population into similar cyber creations – but the encounter will have a devastating effect on the Doctor...

Special Features: Disc One
  • Episode Four - animated version of the missing episode
  • Commentary, with actors Anneke Wills (Polly), Christopher Matthews (Radar Technician), Earl Cameron (Williams), Alan White (Schultz), Donald Van Der Maaten (Cybermen Shav and Gern), Christopher Dunham (R/T Technician) and designer Peter Kindred. Moderated by Toby Hadoke.
  • Frozen Out - Cast and crew look back on the making of the story. With actors Anneke Wills, Earl Cameron and Reg Whitehead, designer Peter Kindred and vision mixer Shirley Coward.
  • Episode 4 VHS Reconstruction - The reconstruction of the missing fourth episode using audio, stills and surviving clips, which featured on the BBC Video VHS release of the story back in 2000.
  • Radio Times listings - Episode listings for The Tenth Planet from the BBC listings magazine Radio Times (DVD-ROM only – to be viewed on PC/Mac).
  • Production subtitles - Subtitles provide the viewer with cast details, script development and other information related to the production of The Tenth Planet.
  • Photo gallery - A selection of production, design and publicity photographs from this story.
  • Coming soon - An exclusive new trailer for a forthcoming DVD release.
Special Features: Disc Two
  • William Hartnell Interview - Shortly after leaving Doctor Who, star William Hartnell joined the 1966 Christmas pantomime tour of Puss in Boots. Interviewed in his dressing room for the BBC Bristol’s Points West programme, Hartnell talks frankly about Daleks, the merits of pantomime and his own thoughts on his future career in this extremely rare glimpse into the mind of the man who first brought the role of the Doctor to life...
  • Doctor Who Stories – Anneke Wills - Anneke Wills look back on her role as Polly in the series, in an interview recorded for the BBC’s Story of Doctor Who in 2003.
  • The Golden Age - Historian Dominic Sandbrook examines the myth of a ‘Golden Age’ of Doctor Who.
  • Boys! Boys! Boys! - Peter Purves, Frazer Hines and Mark Strickson reminisce about their time as companions to the First, Second and Fifth Doctors respectively.
  • Companion Piece - A psychologist, writers and some of the Doctor’s companions over the years examine what it means to be a Time Lord’s fellow traveller . With actors William Russell, Elisabeth Sladen, Louise Jameson, Nicola Bryant and Arthur Darvill, writers Nev Fountain and Joseph Lidster, and psychologist Dr Tomas Charmorro-Premuzic.
  • Blue Peter: Doctor Who's Tenth Anniversary - Two weeks before the show’s tenth anniversary, the Blue Peter team take a look back at Doctor Who’s history. Ironically, the strict preservation of Blue Peter’s history means that the clip of the first regeneration has been preserved, but the final episode of The Tenth Planet that it came from was never again seen after its use here.

Next month sees two DVDs released: 16th September will see the 2003 animated adventure Scream of the Shalka, featuring the 'forgotten' Ninth Doctor as played by Richard E Grant; then on 30th September the final complete Doctor Who story arrives on the shelves with Fourth Doctor adventure Terror of the Zygons. Internationally, Shalka is released in R1 on 17th September, and Zygons in R1 on 8th October.

Scream of the Shalka
Release date: 16 Sep 2013 UK

Scream of the Shalka - DVD R2 Cover (3D) (Credit: BBC Worldwide)Starring Richard E Grant as the Doctor, with Sophie Okonedo as Alison, and Sir Derek Jacobi as The Master
Written by Paul Cornell
Directed by Wilson Milam

Broadcast: 13 Nov 2003 - 18 Dec 2003 (online), Tue 30 Dec 2003 - Sun 4 Jan 2004 (BBC Red Button)

The TARDIS lands in a small English village in 2003, where the population are living in fear of a malevoelent alien force. With the help of UNIT and his new friend Alison, the Doctor discovers that a race called the Shalka are residing underground, preparing to strip away the earth's ozone layer and embark on a full-scale invasion of the planet ...

Special Features:
  • Commentary, with writer Paul Cornell, director Wilson Milam and producer James Goss.
  • Carry on Screaming - behind-the-scenes personnel discuss the making of Scream of the Shalka
  • The Screaming Sessions - cast and crew interviews recorded at the time of production in 2003
  • Interweb of Fear - a brief history of the BBC website and the important role that Doctor Who has played over the years
  • Soundtrack Album
  • Production information subtitles
  • Photo gallery
  • Coming Soon trailer
Terror of the Zygons
Release date: 30 Sep 2013 UK

Terror of the Zygons - DVD R2 Cover (3D) (Credit: BBC Worldwide)Starring Tom Baker as the Doctor, with Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah, and Ian Marter as Harry, and Nicholas Courtney as The Brigadier.
Written by Robert Banks Stewart
Directed by Douglas Camfield

Broadcast: Sat 30 Aug - Sat 20 Sep 1975

Returning to Earth, the Doctor, Sarah and Harry arrive in the Scottish Highlands to investigate the mysterious destruction of several oil rigs in the North Sea. Local superstition speaks of a deadly threat that lurks in the mists on Tulloch Moor, but the truth is even more disturbing: the legendary Loch Ness Monster is a terrifying cyborg beast which is controlled by the Zygons, an advanced alien race who are desperate to ensure their own survival, at any cost...

Special Features:
  • Commentary, by producer Philip Hinchcliffe, writer Robert Banks Stewart, production unit manager George Gallaccio, make-up artist Sylvia James and sound effect producer Dick Mills, moderated by Mark Ayres.
  • Scotch Mist in Sussex - Cast and crew look back at the making of this story. With actors John Levene and John Woodnutt, Philip Hinchcliffe, Robert Banks Stewart, designer Nigel Curzon, costume designer James Acheson, visual effects assistant Steve Bowman, writer and historian Simon Farquar and the director’s son, Joggs Camfield.
  • Remembering Douglas Camfield - The life and work of respected director Douglas Camfield is remembered in this documentary. With actors Celia Imrie, Peter Purves, Jonathan Newth and John Levene, Philip Hinchcliffe, Robert Banks Stewart, director Graeme Harper and Joggs Camfield. Narrated by Glen Allen.
  • The UNIT Family Part 3 - The concluding part of the series looking at the stories featuring the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce. With actors Tom Baker, Nicholas Courtney, Katy Manning, John Levene and Richard Franklin, producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks.
  • Doctor Who Stories: Tom Baker - Tom Baker talks about his work on the series in this interview originally recorded for 2003’s The Story of Doctor Who.
  • Doctor Who Stories: Elisabeth Sladen - Elisabeth Sladen remembers her time as Sarah Jane Smith in this interview recorded for The Story of Doctor Who.
  • Merry-Go-Round: The Fuel Fishers - Elisabeth Sladen flies out to visit North Sea oil rigs and learn about the process of oil exploration in this schools programme from 1977.
  • South Today - Tom Baker interviewed on location in Sussex during the Terror of the Zygons filming by the BBC’s regional news programme South Today.
  • Disney Time - featuring the The Fourth Doctor (easter egg)
  • Isolated Score
  • Dolby 5.1 - option to listen to the episode in surround sound
  • Photo Gallery
  • Radio Times Billings
  • Coming Soon
  • Production Subtitles

The Moonbase

It has now been confirmed that the Second Doctor adventure The Moonbase will be released in 2014, enabling animation work to be completed. The animation is once again being undertaken by Planet 55, who rendered the missing episodes for both First Doctor adventures The Reign of Terror and The Tenth Planet; Pup Ltd have released two headshot images to illustrate how the principal characters will look:

The Moonbase - head animation image (Credit: Pup Ltd/Twitter) The Moonbase - head animation image (Credit: Pup Ltd/Twitter)

DVD Artwork

The DVD Artwork for recent and new releases have been published by Tea Lady Design via their Facebook Page:

The Visitation SE - DVD Cover Artwork (Credit: Tea Lady Design) Spearhead from Space - Bluray Cover Artwork (Credit: Tea Lady Design) The Green Death SE - DVD R2 Cover Artwork (Credit: Tea Lady Design) Terror of the Zygons - DVD R2 Cover Artwork (Credit: Tea Lady Design) The Tenth Planet - DVD R2 Cover Artwork (Credit: Tea Lady Design)