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Christmas early !!,
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This review is from: Doctor Who - The Web of Fear [DVD] (DVD)
I was lucky enough to see this when it was broadcast in the 60's and it was one of my favourite Doctor who stories. Unfortunately apart from episode one it has been lost for many years with just a tantalising glimpse of how good it was. Then the long long rumour that episodes 2-4-5-6 had been found circulating all over the net... was it true ??? Then the great news.... YES !!.After restoration it is at present available only on ITunes for £9.99. Not the best way to watch such a classic but I couldn't resist it & yes it was as good as I remembered, probably the best surviving Pat Troughton Story(....so far,fingers crossed the rumours that more are to follow are true!! ) The only downside,if there is one, is the "reconstructed" missing episode 3 which is quite disappointing. Hopefully the delay of the release of the DVD until February is to allow the animation of this episode - or maybe even time for someone to find it. Another complete Pat Troughton story Enemy Of The World was also recovered at the same time also available on ITunes but as this is to be released next month on DVD I am going to hang on for that as the quality, in my opinion, is so much better. I suspect that we maybe in for more DW recoveries in the near future, Marco Polo DVD anyone ?????
Since writing this review I found out that the ITunes release is not VidFired due to compatibility issues. The DVD release will be so straight away the quality will be much improved & to me is a good reason to buy the DVD rather than the ITunes download
VidFIRE (Video Field Interpolation Restoration Effect) is a restoration technique intended to restore the video-like motion of footage originally shot with television cameras now existing only in formats with telerecording as their basis.