For fans of Doctor Who and collectors of Classic Who seasons, the Blu-Ray has limited edition packaging with artwork by Lee Binding and has been restored and up-scaled to HD by Peter Crocker and Mark Ayres. The new release also has a wealth of new bonus content.
Russell Minton, Executive Producer at BBC Worldwide says
We are doing our very best at BBC Worldwide to restore and bring as many Classic Who titles out on Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, and this starts with being able to confirm one of my favourites, Tom Baker’s first season. We will also endeavour to include additional archive material and exciting newly-shot features where possible.Season 12, Tom Baker’s first as the Doctor, features five stories over 20 episodes, including The Ark in Space and Genesis of the Daleks. The Doctor is accompanied in this season by Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) and Harry Sullivan (Ian Marter) and was first broadcast between December 1974 and May 1975.
Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 12 The new Blu-Ray release includes existing bonus material from the original DVDs as well as the brand new features below:
- TOM BAKER IN CONVERSATION A candid new one-hour interview with the Fourth Doctor.
- BEHIND THE SOFA Classic clips from Season 12, viewed by Tom Baker, Philip Hinchcliffe, Louise Jameson, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Sadie Miller
- NEW MAKING-OF DOCUMENTARIES For The Sontaran Experiment and Revenge Of The Cybermen
- IMMERSIVE 5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIXES For The Ark In Space and Genesis Of The Daleks
- OPTIONAL BRAND NEW UPDATED SPECIAL EFFECTS For Revenge Of The Cybermen
- GENESIS OF THE DALEKS - OMNIBUS MOVIE VERSION Unseen since broadcast in 1975
- THE TOM BAKER YEARS The 1991 VHS release, on disc for the first time
- PRODUCTION ARCHIVE MATERIAL PDF files from the BBC Archives
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