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Doctor Who Revisitations 3 (The Tomb of the Cybermen/The Three Doctors/The Robots of Death) [DVD]

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  • Actors: Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, William Hartnell, Frazer Hines
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Feb 2012
  • Run Time: 291 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006H4RB6O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,048 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Special Editions of three classic Doctor Who DVD releases. Remastered. Repackaged. Reappraised. With exclusive new Special Features!

1. The Tomb of the Cybermen - Special Edition
2. The Three Doctors - Special Edition
3. The Robots of Death - Special Edition

The Tomb of the Cybermen - Special Edition

Starring Patrick Troughton. For centuries, the disappearance of the Cybermen from the universe has been a mystery. The Doctor, Jamie and Victoria arrive on Telos – once the Cyber home world – just as an Earth expedition uncovers the entrance to a long-lost control centre filled with baffling technology.

Special Features
• Morris Barry Introduction - The director’s introduction from the 1993 VHS release.
• Title Sequence - Tests and build-up elements for the Patrick Troughton title sequence.
• Late Night Line-Up - behind the scenes at the BBC Visual Effects department to interview Jack Kine.
• The Final End - The Evil of the Daleks is mostly missing from the BBC archives. A small taste of the climactic battle…
• Abominable Snowmen Audio Trailer
• Coming Soon Trailer
• Production Subtitles
• The Lost Giants - Cast and crew look back on the making of the story.
• The Curse of the Cybermen’s Tomb - Sir Christopher Frayling and Dr Debbie Challis examine the ancient Egyptian origins to the story.
• Cybermen – Extended Edition - A history of the Cybermen.
• The Magic of VidFIRE - A look at the technology behind the VidFIRE process.
• Sky Ray Advert - 1960’s Doctor Who themed promo for Walls Sky Ray ice lolly.
• Photo Gallery
• Radio Times Listings

The Three Doctors - Special Edition
Starring Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton & William Hartnell. The Time Lords are in crisis. A powerful force is draining their energy into a mysterious Black Hole - and they must recruit the Doctor to save them. But one Doctor isn’t enough for this mission...

Special Features
• Commentary
• Happy Birthday To Who - A brand-new look at the making of this anniversary story.
• Was Doctor Who Rubbish? - Raising a defence against criticism of the classic series.
• Girls, Girls, Girls – The 1970s Katy Manning, Caroline John (Liz Shaw) and Louise Jameson (Leela) on being a 1970s Doctor Who girl.
• Pebble Mill At One - Archival interview with the second Doctor Patrick Troughton and visual effects wizard Bernard Wilkie.
• Blue Peter Jon Pertwee introduces the Whomobile.
• BSB Highlights Cast and crew discuss The Three Doctors
• The Five Faces Of Doctor Who - The full trailer for the 1981 repeat season which included The Three Doctors.
• BBC1 Trailer
• 40th Anniversary Trailer
• Radio Times listings
• Production Subtitles
• Photo Gallery
• Coming Soon Trailer
• Digitally remastered picture and sound

The Robots of Death - Special Edition
Starring Tom Baker. The TARDIS, carrying the Doctor and his new companion Leela, arrives aboard a huge sandminer on a deserted world. The small human crew rely almost entirely on robots to carry out their every task and whim while they mine the planet’s rich minerals.

Special Features
• Commentary 1 - Original release commentary.
• Commentary 2 - New commentary with actors Tom Baker (the Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela) and Pamela Salem (Toos), and director Michael E Briant.
• The Sandmine Murders - Cast and crew look back at the making of the story.
• Robophobia - Toby Hadoke takes a humorous look at the history of robots.
• Studio Sound - Example of a studio scene before the robot voice effects were added.
• Model Shots Black and white time-coded recording of the original model insert film.
• Studio Floor Plan - Interactive view of the studio layout via the original floor plan drawings.
• Continuity - Off-air continuity for the first episode’s original transmission plus mute continuity slide.
• Radio Times listings
• Programme subtitles
• Production information subtitles
• Photo gallery
• Coming soon trailer
• Digitally remastered picture and sound quality


The Revisitations box sets have proven to be something of a treasure trove for Doctor Who enthusiasts. The principle is simple: take a trio of previously-released stories, and go back and do the job in a lot more detail the second time around.

For this third collection, then, the stories selected come from three different eras of the famous Time Lord. Patrick Troughton headlines The Tomb Of The Cybermen, Tom Baker is the Doctor in The Robots Of Death, and Jon Pertwee is joined by William Hartnell and Troughton again for The Three Doctors.

The stories all have real merits to them, but it’s the exceptional package of supplementary material makes the Revisitations 3 set so special. Just take one of the stories. The Robots Of Death features a pair of commentary tracks, including everything from Tom Baker himself to Leela’s costume choices. On top of that, there’s a traditionally comprehensive look back at the making of the story itself. But it’s also the level of detail, right down to model shots, and the floor plan of the studio itself, that really fleshes the extra material out.

Picks from the other stories? Well, ‘Was Doctor Who Rubbish?’ asks an entertaining feature on The Three Doctors, whilst there’s rare footage of lost story Evil Of The Daleks packaged in with The Tomb Of The Cybermen.

Whether you’re a paid up Doctor Who fan or not, what these comprehensive discs provide is a deep, insightful look at the challenges of mounting such ambitious productions in far less advanced technical times. And, best of all, the stories here, especially The Robots Of Death, are really good, too. --Simon Brew

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Number13 TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 14 Feb 2014
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An ancient adventure that rose from its Tomb, a birthday party and an art-deco whodunit - this collection has three great stories, all with metal-faced adversaries but so different when you lift their masks.

If you don't have the earlier individual releases this set is an essential buy. If you do have them already - the quality of the newly reprocessed `Tomb of the Cybermen' is amazing and there are some great new extras. This is a longish review so thanks if you get to the end. Overall rating 5*

The Tomb of the Cybermen - 5*

I was too young to see any of the Patrick Troughton era stories, but reading the novelisations in the 70s showed me two absolute classics, both thought lost - `The Tomb of the Cybermen' and `The Web of Fear'. I still remember the news story when `Tomb' turned up in Hong Kong in 1992 and buying the VHS release. And it was a great story but like all the others from that time, rather fuzzy and low contrast from the film process. If only we could see it `like new' ...

This `regenerated' release, seen on a modern TV, must be better than watching the original broadcast! With crisp, sharp, stable, high contrast pictures, from the moment Patrick Troughton swirls into view you know this is something very special. Then you can just sit back and enjoy one of the great `Doctor Who' stories. It draws clear parallels with the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb and the `Mummy' films for characters, iconography and atmosphere, working this together expertly with real science, logic and the Cybermen to produce a classic `Doctor Who' that still works superbly after almost 50 years.

The direction and location filming of the opening scenes are excellent; no gravel pit has ever looked better. Valley of the Kings, Telos, here we are.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gatekeeper197 on 11 Nov 2014
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The third volume in the Doctor Who Revisitation DVD collection features the classic Patrick Troughton serial The Tomb of the Cybermen, the 10th Anniversary serial The Three Doctors starring Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton and William Hartnell, and the classic Tom Baker serial The Robots of Death.

The Tomb of the Cybermen is the first full surviving serial of the Patrick Troughton era and the first to feature Victoria Waterfield in a companion role. This is one of the best serials of the Troughton era, showing Troughton at his very best and is one of the best Cybermen serials in the show's history.

The Three Doctors serial was created to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the show and features all three of the first Doctors, though William Hartnells' role is more of a cameo due to his poor health. While the story isn't one of the most memorable, the banterring between the Doctors is brilliantly done and Omega makes for a very credible foe for the Doctors to face.

The Robots of Deaths marks the second appearence of companion Leela, who while not quitemon the level of Sara Jane Smith is still a very memorable companion and is certainly one of the toughest. The robots make for a tough challenge for The Doctor to face and the serial marks the start of another run of several classic serials including The Talons of Wing Chiang and Horror of Fang Rock.
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35 of 42 people found the following review helpful By The Real M.B.E. Of Tooting on 5 Jan 2012
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Doctor Who - Revisitations box set volume 3 - the final collection of restored classics and by far the greatest line-up that could have been put together. This I must own, to hell with owning the originals, they are nearly as old as me so to have this brand new ultimate edition collection of restored classics is a must. Each of the three serials you get in this collection is a masterpiece, Doctor Who at its greatest, The Tomb of the Cybermen for me is the greatest 1960's Doctor Who serial ever made, I have reviewed this serial before {2002 edition} and I really must stress the greatness of this Pat Troughton Cyber Classic. The Three Doctor's, the second title of this collection is another Jon Pertwee great, come to think of it, I have not seen a Jon Pertwee serial I have not liked. This 10th anniversary special is indeed special, reuniting William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and new Doctor Jon Pertwee was a masterstoke from Barry Letts, the then producer. Finally, Tom Baker's The Robots of Death is yet another classic from the greatest 3 years of the show, classic-mania. The Philip Hinchcliffe era of the programme saw the most controversal and entertaining stories ever made and record viewing figures backed this up.

The Tomb of the Cybermen ~ The once feared Cybermen have disappeared from the universe without a trace. An expedition from Earth arrives on Telos - homeworld of the Cybermen - to try and discover exactly what has become of the silver giants. Soon after the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria join the archaeological party, the first mysterious death occurs. With the group now stranded on Telos because of the traitors in their midst, it becomes clear that the Cybermen may not be as dead as first thought.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D.L on 23 Nov 2014
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3 Great Doctor Who stories i had to purchase because they are all Special Editions and i found that the picture on these have been improved and are better than the previous DVD releases.
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