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

Patrick Troughton , Jon Pertwee    Parental Guidance   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 (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006H4RB6O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,469 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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

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


Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
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34 of 41 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
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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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars what's not to love????? 16 Mar 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
As a life-long fan of the show (thats almost forty-two years of viewing pleasure) I am happily willing to put my hands up and say if it exists in the BBC archives, it's on my dvd shelf. However, I never ever miss an official BBC release and this one I was exceptionally eager to get my grubby little protuberances on.
This third revisitations boxset is arguably the very best, because let's face it the original releases of the three stories it contains were seriously woeful.
Lets take them in order.................

The Tomb of the Cybermen looks absolutely stunning now that it has been cleaned up even more than before. The picture is crisp, the sound sharp, and all the atmosphere that I imagine was there on its original broadcast is there for all to see in glorious monochrome. Tomb stands the test of time, Troughton easily stealing his show, but its the extras that shine for me. Not only are all the original extras here, including the embarrassing Morris Barry intros to the video version release, but a host of new bits and bobs that do not fail to grip and enthrall.

Thr Three Doctors is the same - great story, beautiful restoration, but get to the special features and wallow in the nostalgia. Especially poignant for me are the explanations of Billy Hartnell's short appearances. We all know how ill the man was, but now we have the full story and we can realise that we are immensely fortunate to have him in the story at all. I remember watching this one on transmission, and thinking "who are these other Doctors????", and its fantastic to be able to not only re-watch a classic tale from my youth, but also enjoy the background to the story as well.

Ah - The Robots of Death.
A four-part epic that truly deserves its status as one of the all-time greats.
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21 of 28 people found the following review helpful
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Well here's another mixed bag of nuts for you to consume, and hopefully you won't have a negative reaction to. I'm not going to summarize these stories since any fan already knows them, and if you're not a fan, this is NOT the first Doctor Who set you should buy because you'll be completely lost.

To be fair, when it comes to picture and sound restoration, these have been significantly improved, and for many people, this alone makes these worth the purchase. But when it comes down to the specials, I'm a tough nut to crack. While yes, there has been some new bonus features added, some of the bonus features from the previous releases were omitted. So if you're getting this new set, and want to have all the bonus material that has been released, DON'T SELL YOUR OLDER RELEASES. Many of the recent DVD releases have been far short of impressive for bonus features, so not including everything from prior releases with new material is just sad. Also, if anyone is a geek about the text commentary like I am, these are usually up-dated in the Revisitation sets, but the originals are also omitted. Personally, I want it all. Just because the information on these previously released text commentaries are old, it doesn't make them any less interesting. After all, both new and old audio commentaries are available on the new releases when applicable, so why leave out an older text commentary? Can we say "marketing ploy?"

Something else that bothers me is that while it's fantastic to see these restored with better picture and sound, why doesn't 2|entertain first focus on releasing all the other previously unreleased stories, before re-releasing these stories? I would think that you should crawl, then walk, then fly.
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