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Doctor Who - Remembrance Of The Daleks - Special Edition [DVD]

Sylvester McCoy , Sophie Aldred , Andrew Morgan    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Simon Williams, George Sewell, Michael Sheard
  • Directors: Andrew Morgan
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 20 July 2009
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002ATVD9Q
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,920 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

London, 1963, and the Doctor returns to Coal Hill School with his new companion Ace, where he has unfinished business. His oldest foes, the Daleks, are on the trail of Time Lord technology – an artefact the Doctor himself left behind on Earth. Enlisting the assistance of the local military, the Doctor must protect the Gallifrey an secret of time travel as two opposing Dalek factions meet in an explosive confrontation, with the fate of the entire Universe at stake!

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

• Commentary by Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor)and Sophie Aldred (Ace)
• Back to School - Cast and crew talk about the making of the story, accompanied by rare behind-the-scenes material. Featuring Simon Williams (Gilmore), Karen Gledhill (Alison),writer Ben Aaronovitch, script editor Andrew Cartmel and director Andrew Morgan
• Remembrances - Cast and crew discuss the influences and references to other Doctor Who adventures that are spread throughout the story
• Extended and Deleted Scenes - Unused scenes, introduced by Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred
• Outtakes - Bloopers and gaffes from the recording of the story
• Multi-Angle Sequences
• Digitally remastered picture and sound quality
• 5.1 Mix A new Dolby 5.1 surround mix, specially produced for this DVD
• Photo Gallery • Radio Times Billings(DVD-ROM PDFs - PC/Mac)
• Production Information Subtitles
• Trailers & Continuity & Isolated Music Track

Product Description

London, 1963, and the Doctor returns to Coal Hill School with his new companion Ace, where he has unfinished business. His oldest foes, the Daleks, are on the trail of Time Lord technology - an artefact the Doctor himself left behind on Earth. Enlisting the assistance of the local military, the Doctor must protect the Gallifreyan secret of time travel as two opposing Dalek factions meet in an explosive confrontation, with the fate of the entire Universe at stake! Special Feature on Disc 2: Davros Connections: An in-depth look at the history of the Daleks' creator, Davros, as portrayed in both the TV stories from the BBC and in audio adventures from official licensee Big Finish Productions. With actors Terry Molloy, David Gooderson and Peter Miles, audio producer/ director Gary Russell, director Ken Grieve, and writers Eric Saward, Ben Aaronovitch, Gary Hopkins and Joseph Lidster. Narrated by Terry Molloy.


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64 of 68 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A chunky reissue 19 July 2009
By Sophie
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
So here it is, the third release of this story (while the other three stories of the 1988 season aren't even on the horizon...), which everyone else here is arguing about, possibly rightly.

This is a divisive story from a divisive period of Dr Who. Basically, you either love Sylvester McCoy or hate him; he started as a comedian who stuck ferrets down his trousers etc, and then, as the Doctor, was called upon to be dark and mysterious. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. This is his first story as the dark-and-mysterious Doctor, and it doesn't always sit comfortably. However there is plenty else going on; finally the series has abandoned the pantomime that blighted the previous series, and here we have a story of warring Dalek factions attempting to steal the uber-powerful "rrrremote stellar manipulator" from the Doctor - but why does he want them to have it? There is a good cast here (stunt casting of comedians is restricted to a minor character for once) and a complex plot which moves quickly enough to jump any plot holes. In one of Doctor Who's all-time cool moments, Ace beats up a Dalek with a baseball bat; another high point is the Doctor's philosophical musing about whether to have sugar in his tea. And lots of stuff gets blown up. I love it. Your mileage may vary.

Extras (2 hours)
Commentary track with Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred. ***
Production and trivia subtitles. ***
"Back To School" (36 min) documentary on the making of the serial. Informative and fun. ****
"Remembrances" (15 min) documentary on the many, many continuity references in the serial. Essential viewing for anyone new to Old Who, and good fun to watch.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Nostalgia, 1963 and the Daleks" 22 July 2013
Format:DVD
`Remembrance of the Daleks' is very much one of my favourite Dalek stories in `Doctor Who' on TV. I'm very fond of this story when I first saw it. It was the first time I encountered Sylvester McCoy's Doctor and his companion Ace (played by Sophie Aldred) and it was a story that kept my interest all the way throughout without any problems or convulsions understanding it.

This story is set in 1963 and is actually a return to the place where `Doctor Who' all started - at Coal Hill School, Shoreditch, London. Back in 1963, the first Doctor Who episode was transmitted - `An Unearthly Child' and it's where we met Susan (the Doctor's granddaughter), who took off with the First Doctor along with Ian and Barbara in a police box in 76 Totter's Lane to go off on adventures through time and space. We return to that same 76 Totter's Lane in this story, where the Daleks are waiting.

There are lots of references in this story to that particular episode of `Doctor Who' such as the French Revolution book that Ace found which Susan read and the undertaker mentioning the Doctor being a `white-haired old man'. There are also references to other Dalek stories such as `The Dalek Invasion of Earth', `Planet of the Daleks' and `Revelation of the Daleks'. There's also a reference to `The Web of Fear' with the Yeti and also `Terror of the Zygons' with the Zygons'. Omega is also mentioned, or his `hand' as a matter of fact, which becomes a pivotal plot device in this story

The Seventh Doctor has come back to Earth in 1963 for a spot of unfinished business. To pick up and retrieve the legendary 'Hand of Omega', which is a 'remote stellar manipulator of Time Lord society'.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars McCoy's First Classic 23 April 2007
Format:DVD
OK, let's get the gripes out of the way first. YES, the Daleks are seen to wobble, YES there are times when McCoy's delivery could have done with a little tighter direction in places, YES the time controller is a plasma ball (but hey they were new at the time, how was it their fault if the Gadget Shop then bought loads?)and YES there are appaling continuity errors (most notably the 1980's block of flats in clear view, when the Headmaster dies, in what is supposed to be in 1963).

Right, now that's done on with the praise. Remembrance of the Daleks has what the last Dalek stories didn't; a really, really good script. After Genesis of the Daleks, the stories were essentially about Davros, NOT the Daleks, here they come to the fore and are allowed to be more menacing than they had been in years. The two factions of Daleks slugging it out at the climax (especially the Special Weapons Dalek-where is he in the new series?!), them going up the stairs, and a clever use of the Emperor all bring them to a new high.

The script is incredibly complex, you watch and see racism, fascism, ethnic clensing, use of children as soldiers, teenage crushes, dealing with mistakes from the past all rush through. The Doctor, though condeming the Daleks for their genocidal ways, essentially deals the same to them, and these are the first seeds of what would become McCoy's REAL performances later to come (watch him in the undertaker's. Superb). This is where the (sadly) deleted scenes come in to their own, they do add SO much more to the telling.

The cast is excellent too.
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4.0 out of 5 stars "Oh Davros I'm more than just a Timelord"
Dedicated to my Whovian friend Tim (Fifth Doctor ) Bradley.

Doctor Who: Remembrance Of The Daleks

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Published 24 days ago by Timelord007
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab!
Bought this for my 5yr old grandson, who loves it! Amazing how these creaky old production values hold up as watchable story lines.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs C W Duffy
4.0 out of 5 stars Time will tell, it always does
I would have given this 3 1/2 stars, but it deserves the 4 I gave it here I think. The story was fairly ambitious but as was typical of the McCoy early era it relied too much on... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mr K Shepherd
5.0 out of 5 stars daleks re issued
Re issued special edition of with improved picture and sound and loads of extras.
Well worth the purchase price.
Excellent.
Published 8 months ago by MR DEAN FLETCHER
4.0 out of 5 stars McCoy was great
A classic episode with lot of brilliant bits. I love the emperor dalek! Ace isnt my choice for doctors companion. Read more
Published 9 months ago by C. Firman
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Classic Serials of all time.
Well, I can safely say that this Serial now sits firmly at the top of my favourite Classic Serials I have watched so far. Every single minute of it was brilliant. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars The Best Assistant Ever!
This was made before the modern gloss spoiled Dctor Who.It is a well made series and Ace is, in my opinion,is the best assistant character development ever. Read more
Published 11 months ago by J. J. Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story For A Great Price!
The special features are worth it and the errors of the previous release have been removed! The story is great and shows Seven at his best! Read more
Published 11 months ago by Alex Hodgkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling from start to finish
This story is, for me at least, the best ever Dalek story. 'Remembrance of the Daleks' is a non stop, thrilling roller-coaster ride from start to finish. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Benjamin Coupland
5.0 out of 5 stars Remembrance of Times Proust
Never was a budget more gloriously exceeded.

There *had* been shadows in the Seventh Doctor before this, but viewed through the new glorious Cartmel-scope they got... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Alex Lyon
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