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Have now watched a few times, comments on restoration,
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This review is from: Doctor Who: The Ambassadors of Death [DVD] (DVD)
As for the colour restoration, there is obvious halo effect around some edges for some reason in places where wasn't apparent on the original VHS. I have reviewed comparison screenshots to establish this. I wonder why these effects have not been removed when there are means to 'distort' the picture to resolve this, as has been used before. For me it's quite noticeable and apart form this, it's brilliant to get to see all episodes in a form near to what would have been shown in the seventies before the tapes were burned leaving only b&w transfers. The story itself is a slow burner and well thought of with most fans, but I didn't find it as great as Spearhead from Space, Inferno or Silurians from the same season. In all this is a worthwhile release and an experimental one to a degree. They've clearly been using new colour restoration techniques to bring this to a releasable form, however I feel could be improved upon further for a potential special edition release, albeit probably won't now happen for another 20 years?