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Product details

  • 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 (118 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002ATVD9Q
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,403 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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!


• 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


"Remembrance of the Daleks" was the final Doctor Who story to feature the titular mutant cyborgs, and is a particularly notable adventure for the way it ties the plot into the very first story, "An Unearthly Child" made 25 years before.

It is 1963, and the Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy arrives in London with new companion Ace (Sophie Aldred), where two Dalek factions are engaged in a deadly search for the Hand of Omega. Ace quickly proves herself a dab-hand with high explosives, and while there are references to the history of the show, including some nice in-jokes, the drama is played much straighter than in McCoy's first season as the time traveller. This is Doctor Who with a decent budget; the period setting is surprisingly lavish and there are some fairly intense action sequences. The Daleks remain as menacing as ever, the plotting has an intriguing air of mystery, and McCoy injects some steel into his characterisation. Aldred serves an ace as a heroine with attitude, (very much post-Sarah Connor from The Terminator), and if this really does prove to be the Dalek's swansong, at least they go out with a bang.

On the DVD: Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred provide a warm and friendly commentary track, which also offers optional subtitles. The audio possibilities continue with an isolated music track, though the sound is Pro-Logic stereo, not the stated Dolby Digital. There are trailers for two episodes, a collection of out-takes, 13 deleted or extended scenes, and the raw footage from two different camera angles for two major scenes. Optional on-screen production notes complete a package which, with animated menus and very good 4:3 picture quality puts many Hollywood releases to shame.--Gary S. Dalkin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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69 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Sophie on 19 July 2009
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tim Bradley on 22 July 2013
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`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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 19 May 2010
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After a messy and unsatisfying first season in the role, Sylvester McCoy's Doctor emerged from a bit of a rethink as a more satisfyingly enigmatic, more proactive and slightly darker figure in Remembrance of the Daleks, a really rather splendid entry celebrating the show's 25th anniversary that works both as a nostalgic look back on the series' past and a pretty good yarn on its own terms. Set in 1963, the references to the show's history come thick and fast - not only does it feature the same junkyard where the TARDIS was discovered in the very first episode as well as the school his granddaughter went to as key locations but at one point a character leaves the room just before that episode is about to start on TV. There's even a reference to Bernard Quatermass' rocket programme at one point. If you don't know the show's history or your British scifi TV they don't get in the way, but if you do they add a nice additional layer that doesn't get too obsessively self-referential that it stops the story dead in its tracks as with the homage overload in Die Another Day. Nor is the increasingly tiresome but contractually obligatory Davros allowed to dominate the proceedings for once.

It also looks like they've put enough money into the show for once: a mechanical effect of a full sized shuttle landing in a school playground is especially impressive. Focussing on a race war between black Daleks and white Daleks carried out on Earth with hidden Timelord technology the prize, the theme of racial purity is taken further with a group of human racist fascists collaborating with one faction.
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