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  • Actors: Tom Baker
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009BOSEEA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,596 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Doctor Who - The Talons of Weng Chiang Special Edition Triple DVD features the story as well as a host of extras including commentary , The Last Hurrah - Tom Baker and Phillip Hinchcliffe discuss the making of the story, The Foe and the Future a look at the unmade story, Talons of Weng Chiang locations now and then, Whose Doctor Who a Melvyn Bragg special, The Blue Peter Team make a Dr Who theatre, Phillip Hinchcliffe on Pebble Mill as well as other extras. Originally part of a DVD Box set.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Glenn Cook HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Nov. 2013
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If you had to force a Dr Who Fan to choose the best five adventures ever then The Talons of Weng-Chiang would be in the top five.
For many Talons of Weng Chiang is the best ever I would agree it was excellent and stays in the mind long after others have faded..

Why is this so good?
It really is a combinations of factors that all come together to make the whole.

Firstly Tom Baker- for many he is the best Doctor but in Talons of Weng Chiang he really excels. His humour, comic timing and mannerisms are spot on. Jokes come thick and fast my favourite has to be when he dodges an axe thrown by an assassin, turns and asks "Are you trying to attract my attention?"
Baker plays the parody up to the hilt well right up to his Sherlock Holmes like Deerstalker hat and cane.
His companion Leela- the delightful Louise Jameson sheds her skins- literally and wears a strange Victorian Garb knickerbockers that enable her to kick, gouge and poleaxes her assailants with ease. Her questions about London really bring the strangeness of London to the fore.
The script writer is excellent and has written the finest script of a whole series.

The setting Victorian London all `Pea Soup Smog's' and river mists. The Bobbies on the Beat whistle calls and the Victorian Music Hall.
Disappearing ladies ala Jack the Ripper. Add to this the terror of the Chinese Tongs thugs all tattooed with the Black Scorpion led by a Chinese John Bennett as the villainous Li H'sen Chang (last seen by the Doctor in China over 400 years ago).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Scott Carrick on 1 Oct. 2014
The third best Doctor Who story after Pyramids Of Mars and City Of Death.

Stunning tour de force acting from Tom Baker and the rest of the cast, special mention must go to Louise Jamieson who really brought Leela to life and the Jago and Litefoot pairing.

A Victorian fog shrouded Sherlock Holmes style bloodbath with great sets, lighting and atmosphere.

Even the giant rat isn't as bad as some people make out!

And the extras are superb, for such a masterpiece.

This is a Must Buy.

Very Highly Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gatekeeper197 on 29 Dec. 2014
There have been many dark Doctor Who serials over the years, but The Talons of Weng-Chaiging has to be one of the darkest ever, featuring a dark storyline and an extremely dark villian. Despite its PG certificate, it's probaly one parents should view first before recommending it to their kids escpecially in the last couple of episodes in the serial. However, Tom Baker is as great as ever, adapting a Sherlock Holmes sort of character here and Leela really comes into her own as one of the strongest companions in the history of Doctor Who.
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Even though Tom Baker still had another 4 years left as the doctor, I pesonally don't think his stories were not as great after this all time classic and the stories did go a bit pearshaped, especially Baker's last season in 1980 - 81. However I really do like Baker's underrated story "The androids of Tara" 1978 and "The city of death" 1979, which is considered as a classic. "The Talons of Weng Chiang" was the final story from the 14th season and what I really like about this 6 part story are the gloomy 19th centery victorian settings, which makes the story look like a hammer horror. Also Tom Baker and Louise Jameson have a great acting chemistry together. Also 6 parts was just right for this story because a lot of things happen in the story and if it was a four part story it probably wouldn't have been as good, which Tom Baker's other classic 6 part stories "Genesis of the daleks" and "The seeds of doom" are brilliantly well written. Also Christopher Benjamin and Trevor Baxter are very good fun to watch as Jago and Litefoot. But I wasn't too keen on John Bennett's performance as the evil Chang, which I don't understand why they didn't have an oriental actor playing him. Overall this is a must see "Doctor who" story and if you are a fan of the series then this is well worth watching.
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Often cited as one of The best of The Tom baker Dr Who stories. Talons of weng chiang yes The one with The Giant rat as it all fog bound Victorian London. Tom baker as The Dr giving his all with his Shelock holmes impersonation companion Louise Jameson in Victorian period costume and of course it Would not be Dr Who without The odd monster putting in an appearance. shades of Fu Man Chu Talons as been released previous before. This 3 Disc special edition is worth the update The previous release Which I did own was grainy The remastering have done a good job with This in removing The grain. Disc two gives us updated interviews with both Tom baker and Louise jameson sharing their memories and antedotes on The making of The story. Disc three gives us all The extras That had been on The previous release. even with just these alone still worth The price tag. Untill They do a blu ray or something you won't find a better quality Disc of This classic six part Dr Who story. if you are like me and can remember Talons when it was first aired by The BBC This new release will evoke memories of That and more. and for me Tom baker is still The best Dr.
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