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Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror [DVD]
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The TARDIS arrives near Paris during the French Revolution, a time of great upheaval, bloodshed and terror. Soon, with the Doctor trapped inside a burning farmhouse, Ian imprisoned and Susan and Barbara on their way to the guillotine it’s clear this will be one of their most dangerous and exciting adventures yet…
This special DVD release contains the original episodes 1, 2, 3 & 6 plus brand new animated versions of episodes 4 & 5, currently missing from the BBC Archives.
- Commentary (original episodes 1, 2, 3 & 6) with Carole Ann Ford (Susan), Neville Smith (D’Argenson), Jeffry Wickham (Webster), Caroline Hunt (Danielle), Patrick Marley (Soldier) and Tim Combe (Production Assistant)
- Commentary (animated episode 4) with actor Ronald Pickup (Physician)
- Commentary (animated episode 5) with missing episode hunters Philip Morris and Paul Vanezis
- Don’t Lose Your Head Making ‘The Reign Of Terror’, with William Russell (Ian), Carole Ann Ford and Tim Combe
- Set Tour A virtual tour of the CGI sets for animated episodes 4 & 5
- Animated Trailer
- Animation Design Gallery
- Photo Gallery
- Coming Soon Trailer
- Production Information Subtitles
- Programme Subtitles
· Digitally remastered picture and sound quality
Starring William Hartnell
Doctor Who – The Reign Of Terror
By Dennis Spooner
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The animation is a mixed bag I'm afraid. Firstly, I am more than happy it's here. I want to see as complete a story as possible and as I watched I was already imagining how The Tenth Planet pt 4 might look or Power of the Daleks. I even thought about even animating existing episodes using the original soundtracks the we could see Wirrn that don't bounce on their bums.
The problem lies here. Unless you have the money (I'm not going to say 'animating skills' cos this is still animation under a tight budget)of Disney or Dreamworks, the realism is going to be limited. I don't mind this. The Invasion episodes, Scream of the Shalka, Shada, Infinite Quest and Dreamland all have their pros and cons as animated Who but all are watchable. Here it is the same.
Firstly, I found a dip in sound quality in these animated episodes and that knocked me before any animation. After a couple of minutes however, I acclimatised and it was no longer a problem.
Where my gripe starts is the changing character likenesses between shots (hence "the Regenerating Doctor"). It's not just a case of, for example, the Doctor not looking like William Hartnell.... It's that sometimes he does (usally head on) and then from another angle he looks like someone else (with a fat chin). Susan suffers with this also (different hairstyles) as do most of the other cast members. It is a little jarring. The quick cuts also stand out at times but they do help the episodes flow. The animation is sometimes simple eyebrow raising contrasted with what I believe were rotoscoped actions which become very fluid. The other thing the animation emphasises more than live action is how limited the range of sets are. (Yes it's due to budget) One set in the prison, one set in a big(ish) room for the most of the two episodes. That's NOT the fault of the animation in this case but just emphasises the budget limits of the show. It is redeemed with a trip to Television Studios (see the documentary)for the final part.
So, in summary, a good episode, well acted and nicely restored. An informative documentary. The animation is mixed, never bad, sometimes very impressive, but a bit inconsistent. I'm not going to compare it to other animated Who because that boils down to your own taste and suspension of belief. Loved the spiders walking on the web tho.