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  • Actors: Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Nicholas Courtney
  • 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.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Jan. 2012
  • Run Time: 250 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006H4R8W6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,539 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The Third Doctor faces ravenous prehistoric monsters in deserted London, while the Fourth Doctor battles robot duplicates in a strange village – but are the forces of UNIT friends or foes? Find out in these classic adventures!

The Android Invasion
Starring Tom Baker. When the TARDIS lands in the sleepy English village of Devesham, Sarah thinks the Doctor has finally got her back home. But all is not as it seems…

DVD Extras
• Commentary
• The Village That Came to Life - Cast, crew and local residents look back at the making of the story, in this documentary presented on location by Nicholas Briggs.
• Life After Who – Celina Hinchcliffe takes her father Philip on a trip down memory lane to recall his distinguished career in British television and film.
• Photo Gallery
• Weetabix Advert - TV advert for a Doctor Who themed promotion for this breakfast cereal.
• Easter Egg - A ¼” location sound rushes recording of some of the story’s scenes being performed.
• Coming Soon Trailer
• Radio Times Listings
• Programme subtitles & subtitle production notes

Invasion of the Dinosaurs
Starring Jon Pertwee. Returning to London the Doctor and Sarah find a city almost completely devoid of life. The civilian population has been evacuated in the wake of an unimaginable event: somehow Dinosaurs have returned to terrorise the Earth.

DVD Extras
• Commentary
• People, Power and Puppetry - Cast and crew look back on the making of this story
• Billy Smart’s Circus - featuring Jon Pertwee
• Deleted Scenes
• Now and Then Returning to the filmed locations
• Photo Gallery
• Easter Egg - Seek, locate and discover what happens when the Doctor meets the dreaded Floor Manager…
• Production Information
• Subtitles
Coming Soon Trailer
Radio Times Listings
Programme Subtitles

Digitally remastered picture and sound quality with Episode 1 in monochrome, and Episodes 2-6 in colour

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By The Real M.B.E. Of Tooting on 31 Mar. 2012
Format: DVD
The first release of 2012 is the long-awaited UNIT Files boxed set, and whilst it would have been nice to have the ropey 70's Dino effects CGI'ed like the Day of the Daleks release late last year, it still manages to impress. First off, my main reason behind being so eager to get my hands on this box set is the recoloured episode one on the Invasion of the Dinosaurs serial. And whilst the restoration team in co-operation with the Colour Recovery Working Group have done an amazing job in trying to restore this classic episode, it does not feature the level of colour detail that the team has boasted in the past. Still, you can't take anything away from their efforts, the episode is still very much watchable, I just think that this story was rush released and should have been delayed in it's release so that more effort and time could be applied to obtaining a more satisfactory result on recolouring the print.

Now that I have got that off my chest, I would like to concentrate on the main attractions. The stories themselves. 1974's Invasion of the Dinosaurs is a very Pertwee styled serial. The effects might not be up to the standard of modern Who or Jurassic Park but hey, for 1974, they don't look too bad. I think the only reason that fans stress so much about the Dino's is because they feature so largely in the whole story, whereas the Loch Ness monster from "Terror of the Zygons" is equally appalling, but features for no more than 2 minutes on screen. This is common in Doctor Who, other examples of this are featured in the serials "The Silurians", "Colony in Space", "The Talons of Weng-Chiang" and "The Caves of Androzani". In my opinion though, I am not too bothered by Doctor Who's humorous visual effects and take them as part of the charm and overall appeal of the show.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 9 Dec. 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
"A variety of prehistoric reptiles began to appear in the general London area. There was, as you can imagine, considerable panic and some loss of life."

Best known to many as the one with the shonky dinosaurs, Invasion of the Dinosaurs is one of the most anarchically anti-establishment Doctor Who stories of them all, the dinosaurs that mysteriously appear and disappear in the streets of an evacuated London merely a smokescreen for an elaborate conspiracy involving time travel, genocide and a rather overzealous approach to ecological issues. The conspiracy may have the usual suspects - politicians, scientists and the army - but they appear to be a curious mixture of extreme left-wingers and right-wingers who want to save the planet from the human race by wiping them out and starting all over in a golden age.

At the time of the show's production in 1973, green matters were still an issue led more from the extreme right than the left, but despite being written by a former communist the show also takes plenty of swipes at the dogmatic nature of the far left, with their `reminder room' and determination to kill anyone they can't successfully re-educate. Indeed, even its deceived `idealists' whose `guidance' will prevent the New Earth from making the same mistakes as the old are a narrow minded lot who are ultimately more angry at being tricked than at the prospect of human history and the entire human race - with a few politically correct exceptions - being `painlessly' erased. Even more intriguingly, one regular and very sympathetic character in the series at the time is in on the plot and is so devoted to the cause that he'll happily be erased himself if it helps usher in the new golden age.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Super Vox on 19 Mar. 2012
Format: DVD
Although a box set, as others have said, it is best to think of it as 2 different, but excellent stories (Terror of The Zygons would have made a much more satisfying second story if these were truly UNIT files).

Never mind though - for me Invasion of the Dinosaurs was a revelation, and is EVERYTHING that is best about Who - The Archetypal Doctor, heroic, cerebral, but very much a man of action. UNIT representing a 'higher good' that was above petty nationalism, a solid science-fiction plot, false flag terror and a shadow government whose plan is slowly uncovered by a fearless Sarah Jane. Was not expecting this to be so good after some negative reviews, but it blew my mind and is now quite possibly my favourite Dr Who story.

The Android Invasion is a different affair, but has some very effective moments that are genuinely unnerving in The Prisoner/Avengers mold. For a variety of reasons. I'd set aside any UNIT connection, but some great performances set against 'a quaint English Village' (Daemons, anyone?) tick the box for me.

Highly recommend!
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 24 Jan. 2012
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Another box set containing two old Doctor Who stories on DVD with a somewhat tenuous linking connection.

Invasion of the Dinsoaurs runs for six parts and was the second story in Jon Pertwee's final season as the Doctor.

The Android Invasion runs for four parts and was the fourth story in Tom Baker's second year in the role.

Both feature appearances from U.N.I.T. Although they don't play much of a part in the Android Invasion.

Invasion of the Dinosaurs sees the Doctor and Sarah return from a trip to the past to present day [as it was then London] only to find the place evacuated of civilians and under marshal law as the military act to stop looters. The reason for the evacuation comes in the first cliffhanger. London has been invaded by Dinosaurs. The Doctor's investigations uncover radical science and fanatical humans, who are convinced they can save the human race. Whether people want it or not.

Best remembered for the very poor visual effects used for the Dinosaurs. But also quite a popular story because there's a lot of meat to it. Various social and political issues of the time are discussed in a thought provoking manner. And unlike many six parters, it never really drags.

The first episode only survived for many years in black and white, but now it has been colourised. This hasn't succeeded quite as well as with other recent colourisations, thus you can choose whether you want to watch it in black and white or colour. The latter isn't perfect but it's still perfectly watchable.

The Android Invasion sees the Fourth Doctor and Sarah find themselves in a seemingly deserted village. Where sinister figures in white spacesuits with deadly fingers lurk in the trees.
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