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Doctor Who - The Aztecs [1964] [DVD] [1963]

4.5 out of 5 stars 99 customer reviews

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  • Actors: William Hartnell, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Carole Ann Ford
  • Directors: Richard Martin
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Oct. 2002
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006G9WC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,047 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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The Doctor (William Hartnell), Ian (William Russell), Barbara (Jacqueline Hill) and Susan (Carol Ann Ford) find themselves stranded in Aztec times when the TARDIS is trapped in a tomb. Proclaimed a goddess by the Aztec priests, Barbara attempts to change the course of history by forbidding the human sacrifices which are part of the Aztecs' religion. It is up to the Doctor to find a way back into the tomb and recover the TARDIS, before the priest Tlotoxl (John Ringham) unmasks Barbara.

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A dazzling and thought-provoking visit to the cultured but violent world of the Aztecs in 15th century Mexico, with intrigue, action, engineering, romance and hot cocoa. This is an intricate golden treasure from the past that still shines brightly after 50 years. 5*

Amazon have bundled together reviews of all versions of `The Aztecs'; this reviews the 2013 Special Edition with an extra review of the `Galaxy 4' reconstruction. I seem to have written a `six-parter' length review so thanks if you get to the end! I'd never seen `The Aztecs' before - if you don't have this story, buy it and enjoy a splendid historical adventure with excellent picture quality. If you do have earlier versions, the picture quality is even better on this special edition, as shown by one of the DVD features which demonstrates the previous, impressive restoration, disc 2 has new special features (detailed below) and `Galaxy 4' is a curiosity, a dated story in some ways but lovingly reconstructed here around the recovered, restored episode 3.

`The Aztecs'

As the travellers emerge from the tomb of deified Aztec high priest Yetaxa, where the TARDIS has materialised, Barbara is mistaken for his reincarnation. Jacqueline Hill is at the centre of this story, in an excellent performance. She seizes the chance to attempt to change history by turning the Aztecs away from their barbaric culture of human sacrifice. This decision plunges the Doctor and his companions into the middle of a power struggle between two high priests who represent the two sides of Aztec civilisation; skilled engineers, astronomers and craftspeople who respect wisdom - and blood-soaked religious killers.
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I loved this old doctor who story even though its in black and white.
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very good
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Great story and special features, i would recommend this to anyone who just loves doctor who!
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One of the best historical stories, and one of the greatest Doctor Who stories ever made. I loved every minute of it.
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By D. Mackie on 10 Aug. 2014
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good film........
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Fantastic! Yes the whole thing is shaky, the sets are worth at least a fiver, but far better than the later series. Buy it and see the master at work. PM
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Thoroughly enjoyable romp into one-take early Sixties British television and a valuable, immaculately presented document of all the elements that made Dr Who one of most popular programmes of the period. Hartnell's Dr Who is severe, pompous, self-involved, distracted, an old genius on the verge of dementia. It's a brilliant characterisation, partly originating in Hartnell's own declining health as well as the scripts and his performance. Hartnell's constant fluffing of lines and cues, rarely reshot within a budget conscious BBC, adds to the realism of his character. Yet he is able to be subtle as well. Consider the way he romances the old Aztec woman to get the blueprint for the pyramid where the TARDIS is trapped. She falls in love with him, and the old bugger is flattered. More than anything else(getting the plans, his feelings for her, for example), he's still got that ability to attract women. For an episode and a half he struts like a peacock, and it's priceless.
Apart from Hartnell the acting is variable to say the least, especially from his erstwhile companions. However, John Ringham as Tlotoxl is a highlight. Basically, he does Oliver's Richard III. He's hilarious while, at the same time, curiously appropiate. He develops the intrigue of the complex and morally ambiguous plot which explores the fallacy of an outsider(in this case, Barbara) interfering with an established culture. The intelligence of Dr Who's scripts obviously contributed to its broad audience.
The DVD has some excellent features, notably the documentary 'Remembering the Aztecs', and the digital remastering of the original material is superb.
Not just history or nostalgia, but genuinely engaging television for a 21st century audience.
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