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3.0 out of 5 stars A great story - No extras, 26 Nov. 2013
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Believe me I was delighted when rumours that this and Web of Fear had been recovered and having already paid for digital copies of both, I was very disappointed to find absolutely no extras on this DVD besides a Coming Soon trailer. Perhaps BBC Worldwide should have held back until they had recorded a commentary track, or put together the usual making of documentary? It wouldn't have hurt, we had our digital copies, we weren't desperate to own this long lost story in physical form. I fear they will be doing the same for Web of Fear, but who knows?
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Initial post: 27 Nov 2013 10:31:27 GMT
Grady Glover says:
Thank you John! You answered the one BIG question I had. I live in the States and they have yet to give us a release date for this title. I had wondered if this had been rushed to DVD with nothing added. Makes me wonder if there will be a Special Edition (or Revisitation) of this later...

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2013 10:34:23 GMT
Hello, apparently BBC worldwide told another unsatisfied customer tht they are re-issuing a special edition version in 2014. The same goea for Web of Fear, so please hold off to avoid disappointment!

John

Posted on 29 Nov 2013 13:26:57 GMT
Luke Foord says:
It was well known long before release that the DVD would have no features, so you should have taken that in to consideration. I will wait until either special edition comes along or just buy it when the price drops.

Posted on 2 Dec 2013 02:14:57 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Dec 2013 02:15:48 GMT
The DVD has no extras because including them would have meant involving actors, etc., who as a breed cannot be relied upon to keep their mouths shut. The need to keep secret that these episodes had been recovered, to facilitate greater excitement when they were released on iTunes, is the reason why there's no extras on this version. Not saying it's not irritating that there are no extras, but if we're going to criticize the BBC, let's criticize them for the right reasons.

Posted on 2 Dec 2013 14:17:32 GMT
Paul Castle says:
As these stories were lost until recently, the episodes in themselves can be considered extras to the range as a whole. Extras are great to have, but given the circumstances of these releases, it's prudent not to find cause for complaint; it may seem ungrateful.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Dec 2013 05:52:33 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Dec 2013 05:57:41 GMT
A. Holliday says:
"it's prudent not to find cause for complaint; it may seem ungrateful."
I've read a few responses like this one. They baffle me. This is a business transaction. You give them money, they supply you with product. If its generally the case that a product contains x amount of goodies (extras?) for a set price and then the next release contains less of x for the same price its pretty reasonable to believe you've been ripped off. This isn't an exchange of gifts among friends. There's absolutely nothing to be grateful or ungrateful for. I guess there are some who will be even MORE grateful when they release a 'special' edition further down the line. PT Barnum would be so proud.
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