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Doctor Who - The Daleks (Limited Edition tin: The Chase[1965]/Remembrance of the Daleks[1988]) [VHS]

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  • Actors: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Maureen O'Brien, Sylvester McCoy
  • Directors: Richard Martin, Andrew Morgan
  • Format: VHS
  • Language: English
  • Classification: PG
  • VHS Release Date: 1 Sept. 1993
  • Run Time: 246 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00008T4UR
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 181,161 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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A limited edition box set comprising of two adventures featuring the Doctor's oldest and deadliest enemies, the Daleks. 'The Chase', first broadcast in 1965, sees the Doctor (William Hartnell), Ian, Barbara and Vicki being chased through time by the Daleks. Their attempts to evade their old foes take them to the Marie Celeste, a haunted house and the planet Mechanus. In 'Remembrance of the Daleks', first broadcast in 1988, the Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace return to Coal Hill School in 1963, where the Daleks are attempting to locate the Hand of Omega. This box set comes complete with a booklet showing the history of the Daleks.

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The Daleks (sometimes called "The Dead Planet") is the second ever Doctor Who serial, presented with all seven unedited episodes on one tape. First broadcast between December 1963 and February 1964, the story ensured the programme's success by introducing the Doctor's most iconic enemies. Five hundred years after a nuclear war has devastated the planet Skaro, the Doctor (William Hartnell), Barbara, Ian and Susan materialise in a petrified forest where the pacifist, and decidedly camp, Thals face starvation. Our heroes visit a nearby city, the home of the last remaining Daleks, terrifyingly cold-blooded mutants encased in armed, pepper-pot-like shells, and become involved in a desperate battle for survival.

Given a nightmarish atmosphere by Tristram Cary's surreal electronic score, The Daleks proved the template for many a future Doctor Who adventure. Hartnell's Doctor is a surprisingly self-serving hero and the ambitious storytelling, which reflects the Cold War fears of the time, belies a tiny budget. The remastered picture sometimes looks digitised, but this story, remade for the cinema as Dr Who and the Daleks (1965) and starring Peter Cushing, is still both an effective, if at times unintentionally hilarious, entertainment and an essential piece of television history. A superior sequel, "The Dalek Invasion of Earth" was screened in late 1964. --Gary S Dalkin


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