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4.0 out of 5 stars A chunky reissue
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...
Published on 19 July 2009 by Sophie

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3.0 out of 5 stars One out of Four
I enjoyed the first episode of this story, but as with most Turner stuff the following three swiftly lost credibility and reverted to atypical CBBC stuff. Again it wasn't a patch on the novelisation which was top drawer.

How many times can a Dalek chant 'Exterminate' without actually discharging its weapon? Especially while the intended victim is fitting a...
Published on 12 Feb. 2012 by Greystone


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4.0 out of 5 stars Time will tell, it always does, 28 Jan. 2014
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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 comedy and parody than on telling anything considered too dramatic. If this were done in today's eras I feel it would have been given that flare and justice to tell the story of a powerful weapon destined to destroy on such a scale (the moment anyone?). That being said there are some good action moments, such as the opening battle with the RAF soldiers and the Ace battles afterwards, and whilst I downplay the comedy side, it was a strength of McCoy's that brought some chuckling moments, such as the unlimited rice pudding speech with Davros - brilliant!

This DVD again suffers also from not having sufficient extras, which would make it a solid 4 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Daleks, Daleks Everywhere!!!, 2 July 2013
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This review is from: Doctor Who - Remembrance Of The Daleks - Special Edition [DVD] (DVD)
I loved this DVD,
all of the episodes where as the ninth doctor would say "Fantastic", this is one of my personal favorites from the Seventh Doctor, I loved the story, the countless explosions and the awesomeness that is the Daleks.

Another thing I love about this DVD is the legendary cliff hanger at the end of the first episode, for the sake of those poor young soles stuck with the over rated and far too young eleventh incarnation who haven't scene it I wont spoil it.

This DVD showcases just how great Doctor Who was at the end of it's original TV run with everything you'd expect from a truly classic doctor who episode, why they decided to cancel such a beloved and legendary series for 16 years is beyond me.

If you love Daleks this is defiantly the DVD for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Daleks serials ever, 5 Nov. 2014
This review is from: Doctor Who - Remembrance Of The Daleks - Special Edition [DVD] (DVD)
Sylvester McCoys run as The Doctor started very poorly with many fans considering his first season (season 24) to be the worst season in the show's history. However, the first story of the 25th season Rememberence of the Daleks started the season on a high and is widely considered as not just one of the best Dalek serials but one of the best serials of the entire show.

One of the serials main strengths is in the form of The Doctor's new companion Ace who is considered one of the best companions and she and the 7th Doctor make up one of the best duos of the show. Sylvester McCoy gives one of his best performances as the Doctor and along with a strong storyline and strong supporting characters Rememerance of the Daleks deserves all the praise it gets.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Best Assistant Ever!, 6 Aug. 2013
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J. J. Clark "goldcrest" (milford haven, pembrokeshire,uk) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Doctor Who - Remembrance Of The Daleks - Special Edition [DVD] (DVD)
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.She is plucky,intelligent and seldom too afraid to "have-a-go" at the Doctor's enemies.
The daleks are the best looking T.V. machines of all ,with only the Movie daleks better looking.Far superior to those modern ones that are too large and plasticky looking.
The hovering dalek effect isn't brilliant but bear in mind that special effects at the time were sometimes over ambitious and the budget for them was very limited.The idea behind it was shown in the 1960s in the comics and Dr. Who annuals and the hovering is not bad - but could be done much more realistically nowadays.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'So much more than JUST another timelord', 28 Jun. 2009
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P. Kennard (Worcestershire, UK) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Doctor Who - Remembrance Of The Daleks - Special Edition [DVD] (DVD)
There seems to be some confusion out there, and with such a classic story getting such low ratings, it seems time to sort everything out.

Remembrance of the Daleks is a superbly written, produced and performed parable of the pointlessness of racism - 'they can't stand the sight of each other's chromosomes', featuring a discussion on the effects of sugar(!). It pits rival Daleks against 1960s establishment, a 7th Doctor firing on all cylinders and a companion wielding not only a deadly baseball bat, but a loaded bazooka (Sarah Jane, eat your heart out)! The ending is a little odd, as the Doctor goes all Quatermass and talks the final baddie to death, but overall it works beautifully. Anyone who has yet to see it should go and watch it without further delay!

But why a re-release?
Well, anyone who goes to the restoration team's website and reads their article on the Davros boxset will see that as this was one of the first Who discs released, it lacked many of the technical advances the current discs benefit from. Add a boo-boo on the original re-build (missing effects in places) and a new version was obviously needed. The picture and sound have been cleaned up and are now far superior to the previous edition and there are a whole slew of new extras. Some of the team even worked for free to ensure fans got the release they deserved.

This solo release has come about in response to complaints from people who already owned most of the Davros Boxset singly, and were unhappy about buying them all over again just to get this disc. The discs appears to be identical (although could someone clarify why it's listing as a two-disc set, when it fitted fine on a single disc in the boxset?), it is simply 2|entertain's way of bringing this title into line with the others in the boxset.

So, if you have the Davros Boxset, this is simply a solo outing for what you have already and there's no reason to re-buy; however, if you only own the original Remembrance release, or don't own it AT ALL, buy it NOW and re-discover one of the only original series to give Genesis of the Daleks a run for its money!

UPDATE
The second disc is the original 'Davros Connections' disc from the Doctor Who : The Davros Collection (8 Disc BBC Box Set - 10,000 Numbered Limited Edition) [DVD], making the only difference between the boxset and individual releases the Big Finish audio collection. I suspect the documentary disc hasn't been updated to avoid upsetting boxset owners ;)
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Levitating Daleks!!, 13 Nov. 2005
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JA Fairhurst "johnfair" (Edgeley, Stockport) - See all my reviews
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Determined to finish off business not completed the last time he was in 1963's London, the Doctor has the TARDIS materialise in the old Trotters Lane scrap yard where the adventure had begun 36 years previously. He had an old piece of Galifreyan technology to hide in the local graveyard in an attempt to hide it from those who would take it from the Time Lords.
But already the Daleks were on his trail and had ensconced themselves in the locality. Indeed, there were two factions involved: the Imperials with a new paint scheme and a heavy weapons dalek that wouldn't let anything get in it's way, and the old style Daleks led by the Black Dalek. Both sides had the odd little enhancement and while the Imperial's Special Weapons Dalek looked the most spectacular, the expression on the Doctor's face after turning back to taunt the older style dalek that had teleported into the cellar was priceless as it levitated up the staircase behind him...
I would still like to have seen what the 'new TV series' we just missed the opening credits for was (not Doctor Who, probably).
This was to be the last dalek story until the Eccleston Doctor came along more than 16 years later and it used the relatively limited numbers available (all real props - no computer animations for them to play about with here!) quite well, especially the 'gun-eye' view we get of the special weapons dalek.
The special features include an extended scene of the discussion of consequences between the Doctor and John in the Cafe and other similar out takes in the extended version part of the DVD.
This is one of the best McCoy/Aldred story lines, with both actors playing their parts with a conviction that would become less apparent in later stories. It's also the first attempt to make the Doctor something other than a mere Time Lord.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Remembrance Remastered, 10 Sept. 2009
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R. Thomas "unreadable" (S Wales) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Doctor Who - Remembrance Of The Daleks - Special Edition [DVD] (DVD)
This is the final swansong of the Daleks (before the comeback) and IMO they go out in style. The idea of having two different sets of Daleks was explored elsewhere but here it is fully realised. In fact they provided one of the definitive cliff-hangers (part 1) for a certain generation and apart from a few on set wobbles they are magnificent. The story is rather concerned about The Doctors plan which he slowly lets Ace (the companion) and the viewers into slowly over the course of the four episodes. Of course things go wrong otherwise there would be no story, The Doctor doesn't expect two sets of Daleks or the British Army to get involved. The plot gets going with double cross after double cross between the sides and is complimented by the action. All the actors step up to the block and McCoy in particular stamps his authority onto the part showing a side that had not been previously shown. All these aspects point this to being a personal favourite Doctor Who story.
As for the extra's the bloopers and deleted/extended scenes are enjoyable. The commentary however is excellent, McCoy (The Doctor) and Aldred (Ace) sound like they're enjoying themselves and provide good insight and a couple of good anecdotes. McCoy in particular seems very taken aback after not seeing the story since it was broadcast.

All in all recommended if you didn't buy this story the first time around. However if you did buy it unless your a completist its worth waiting for the price to go down - the quality is worth it but lets face it if like me you bought it twice put it in your shopping bag and wait for the price to go down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST, 15 Dec. 2010
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J. Hyde "Nemesis" (UK) - See all my reviews
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What's not to like, McCoy, Daleks, more Daleks, and a jolly good story even if you excuse some sill scenes such as the Doctor stopping a sneeze inside an engineers tent whilst a Dalek whirls around it without the apparent ability to detect heartbeats and the like through laminated plastic? Hey, though, this is what Doctor Who is all about today and was when it was great in the pre-new Doctor Who series, just good old adventure with a decent story, good acting and dare I say it passable effects with some pretty impressive explosions thrown in for good measure! 10/10
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who at it's Best, 19 Dec. 2008
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I can see why some people hate the McCoy era for the silly stories but may I remind you of Burping bins and Fart jokes the modern era is also a mix of The awful and the great just compaire the Fantastic Blink with the plain awful Love and Monsters. Rememberance of the Darleks is I think the best story in the Later years of the original Dr Who. It has action, It has darleks, Davros, Stair Climbing and enough tales from behind the sceens that make good extras on DVDs. The story is excellent and dramatic. This is a great buy and one of the Best ever.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally the correct version with no errors, 11 Aug. 2009
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Mr. R. G. Prizeman "Dickie 1" (croydon UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Doctor Who - Remembrance Of The Daleks - Special Edition [DVD] (DVD)
This review is about the re-issue as opposed to the story. many fans seem to be a bit fed up at the reissue of this story when there are still many Dr who story's still to be put out on DVD.There is a good reason for the realise of this story for a second time. This was not part of the original Doctor who realese this year. When the DVD was originally realesed the Doctor who restoration Team missed many effects from episodes one and two,as the incorrect print was used also the sound dips into Mono for about 30 seconds in episode one. Due to Music copy-write at the time Beatles songs had to be removed. All These errors were corrected for the Davors box set but left the stand alone DVD full of errors. Now this DVD has been issued to correct all the errors with 5.1 soundtrack and beatles songs back. As for the story it is one of McCoys best stories, only six were left until the series was cancelled.
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