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Doctor Who: The Visitation - Special Edition [DVD]
Doctor Who: The Visitation - Special Edition [DVD]
Dvd ~ Peter Davison
Price: £6.00

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who - The Visitation (1982) - When the Fifth Doctor starts a Historical Fire, 28 Mar. 2013
As I explained in my review of the Mara Tales, in my opinion Peter Davison was the best 1980s Doctor Who's, and he is best person to replace Tom Baker's Doctor after his seven years stay in the TARDIS. This story is one of best of the Peter Davison's era of Doctor Who, and it demonstrates that everyone from the crowded TARDIS crew perform to the best of their abilities.

The TARDIS crew of The Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison), Adric (Matthew Waterhouse), Nyssa (Sarah Sutton), and Tegan (Janet Fielding) in my opinion was the best 1980s line ups, and you can see the relaxed atmosphere on set during that time of recording of Peter Davison's first series in the role as both Sarah Sutton and Janet Fielding found working and acting with Peter Davison a lot more relaxing than his precessor Tom Baker during the recording of his second-last adventure 'The Keeper of Traken' (Sarah Sutton's character Nyssa introduction) and his final swansong 'Logopolis' (Janet Fielding's character Tegan introduction), as Tom Baker was very tetchy towards the newcomers.

This is one of my favourite historic adventures set a day before the Great Fire of London in 1666 with an evil alien twist, I found the alien Reptile Terileptiales, the Terileptiale `Art Deco' Android are beauty created. I felt really sorry for Terileptiale Leader (Michael Melia) who is scared and very angry about how he and his fellow criminals have been treated, and wants pay back at any cost. Unfortunately, it had to be planet Earth and mutant the plague with a deadly virus on their test samples `the common black rats' to wipe out humanity. One thing that is standing in its way the TARDIS crew, and out of work Shakespearean actor `Richard Mace' who portrayed brilliant with great passion by `On the Buses' Actor Michael Robbins

I would like to say to every Doctor Who fan, if you want to see 1980s Doctor Who at its finest then get `The Visitation - Special Edition' on DVD as it will never disappoint. I am looking forward to the last Jon Pertwee Doctor Who DVD adventure `The Mind of Evil' and Tom Baker's last DVD adventure `Terror of the Zygons'.
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Doctor Who: Inferno - Special Edition [DVD]
Doctor Who: Inferno - Special Edition [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jon Pertwee
Price: £6.00

12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who - Inferno (1970) - When Doctor Who sees an Alternative Earth being DESTROYED!!!, 11 Mar. 2013
I really enjoyed watching Dr Who - Inferno, as I found both acting and the story line very gripping. It is also a fitting tribute to the great Jon Pertwee (The Third Doctor), Nicholas Courtney (Brigader Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart), Caroline John (Dr Liz Shaw), Shelia Dunn (Petra Williams), Derek Newark (Greg Sutton), and producer Barry Letts and Shelia Dunn's husband the Director Douglas Camfield who sadly became ill during the filming of this epic adventure. This was adventure is fabulous as Nicholas Courtney, Caroline John and new 1970s regular John Levene (Sargeant John Benton) portrays two facets of their characters from the two different demisions of planet 'Earth' with great passion.

It is sad to see how many good actors and actresses cope with a story that deals with one man obsession on drilling through the earth's curst can brings one an environment and global disaster that could destroy planet earth. The doctor has faced both the Daleks and the Cybermen, but of his greatest enemies is always an arrogant, ignorant and dark side of humanity itself, and this is excellently captured in the characterisation of Professor Eric Stalhman who is excellently acted by Olaf Pooley. Olaf Pooley's character Professor Stalhman has always been my favourite number one Dr Who human villians (Tony Beckley's Harrison Chase from the 1976 Dr Who adventure 'The Seeds of Doom' coming a close second), and it is fantastic as he arrogantly dismisses and ignores both the Third Doctor's (Pertwee), Sir Keith Gold's (Christopher Benjamin), Greg Sutton's (Newark), Bridader Lethbridge-Stewart's (Courtney) and eventally Petra William's(Dunn)fears, concerns and warnings about the drilling Project:Inferno.

I think the parallel universe was a brilliant idea showing two side of evil earth were the disaster become real and frighting especially the transformation of Stalhman, Sargeant Benton and group of scientist into the monstrous Primiods caused by green bubbling hot slim from the earth core. This is a fabulous Dr Who adventure and it is scarier than the re-launched series with its CGI monsters. I am really looking forward to the final Jon Pertwee 1971 adventure 'The Mind of Evil' in full colour for the first time in June 2013, and Tom Baker's final epic 'Terror of the Zygons' coming out in September 2013.


Doctor Who - The Invasion of Time [DVD]
Doctor Who - The Invasion of Time [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tom Baker
Price: £6.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who - Invasion of Time (1978) - Could have done better, 26 Feb. 2013
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I am very sorry as a Tom Baker Doctor Who fan, this story is one of the weakest of that era. I feel extremely sorry for both Tom Baker (The Fourth Doctor), Leela (Louise Jameson)and K-9 (voiced by John Leeson) who has ended up with this weak messy and confusing story. As I mentioned in my comments, I am doing creative writing and script writing course and could probly have done a better job than the rushed effort of Anthony Reed and the late Graham Williams.

If I was script and casting director, I would kept Angus MacKay as Boursa (the original actor from 'The Deadly Assassin'), I would have kept Milton Johns as Castellan Karners and Chris Tranchell (Captain Andred), and also the actress who plays Rodan. I would have kept the Sontarians as more the key villians of the piece, and instead of cockney actor Derek Deedman who is the worst actor to the play the Sontarian Stor. I would have picked Michael Wisher (Davros in 'Genesis of the Daleks'), David Collings (Vorus in 'Revenege of the Cybermen' and Poole from 'The Robots of Death'), Michael Spice (Moribus's voice in 'The Brain of Moribus' and Weng-Chiang 'Magnus Greel' in 'The Talons of Weng-Chiang')or Stephen Thorn (Azal from 'The Daemons') could have been cast as Sontarian Commander Stor and sub-ordinates, would have brought a more menacing, evil and a more and threatening gritter edge to the evil warlike Sontarians.

I would have started with a plasma plague that effecting Gallifrey engineered by the Sontarians, so Caridinal Boursa send the anti-virus for the Doctor to test on himself, and the Doctor is able to help his own people as he is cured, and the Doctor later discovers that Leela blood is the main cure when the virus mutants, and she stays behind with on Gallifrey with Andred who she has fallen in love with, and continue curing the Gallifrians with the anti virus. This would be a proper Doctor Who adventure than this weak and confusing mess that 'The Invasion of Time' really is.

I would made Leela falling in love with Andred who saves her life at the begin, and she saves his life. It should have been the same lovable atmosphere that both Jo Grant (Katy Manning) and Dr Clifford Jones (Stephen Bevin) had in the 1973 Jon Pertwee adventure 'The Green Death', and have the same circumstance, but that never happened in my view. This is adventure is just for collectors to bridge the gap from Leela departure to Romana I (the late and legendary Mary Tamm) arrival in the 1978-79 'The Key to Time' adventures.


Doctor Who - The Creature from the Pit [DVD] [1979]
Doctor Who - The Creature from the Pit [DVD] [1979]
Dvd ~ Tom Baker
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who - The Creature from the Pit (1979) - 4 Star Entertainment with a few flaws..., 21 Feb. 2013
The Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) and Lalla Ward (Romana II) hit the mark in this hit and miss 1979 adventure as it demonstrates that not all large and green monster are not villianious at all as in the case of Erato (The Creature), and some humanoids can be the biggest evil and sadistic monsters of them all such as the evil villainess Lady Adrastra played excellently by Myra Francis adds to the shine to this adventure of business monopoly backstabbing and tratchery on the green and forestry planet of Chloris.

Both Tom Baker, Lalla Ward, Myra Francis and supporting cast of Geoffrey Balydon (Organon), Eileen Way (Karela) and David Telfer (The Head Huntsman) all shine. But there are two downside to this adventure. The first includes K-9 annoying voice provided by David Brierley. In my opinion John Leeson should never left and should of stay on for the 17th season adventures -this one, 'Nightmare in Eden' and 'The Horns of Nimon'. The second is the band of so-called bandits\rebels are represented as comic clowns. I felt really sorry for poor Morris Barry who plays Tollund, he portrays a poor leader and he sound like a poor man Ron Moodie version of `Oliver Twist' `Fagin'. Morris Barry is a better director as he was during the Patrick Troughton era of Doctor Who (Tomb of the Cybermen and The Dominators) than an actor.

If I was the cast director in 1979, I would have picked talented young male and female actors from that era to play the rebels and bandits for example Gillian Brown (Ohica in `The Brain of Moribus) as the female Rebel and Bandit Leader, Sheila While (Messelina in 'I, Claudius') as her deputy, David Warwick (Kimus in `The Pirate Planet'), Sandrina Franklin (Blake's 7), Ray Winstone and Mike Ford (both actors from 1979 film Scum), Kim Butcher and Debbie Fairfax (both actresses from Peter Walker's 1974 Horror classic Frightmare), Carl Howman (Brush Strokes),Tim Munro (the only actor from that comedy crowd, I would have kept in), and Leslie Ash would have given the 'punk' rebels and bandits a bit more gritty realism and due to the punk era from the late 1970s they would have added a lot of panache. It would have been fabulous if Lady Adrastra meet her female Alta ego nemesis who is the exact opposite to her. But due to BBC Director Graeme MacDonald zero tolerance to violant scenes that was never happened instead we ended with a bunch of the comedy clowns with bad wigs and terrible mock Jewish accents, an absolutely missed opportunity.
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Doctor Who - City of Death [1979] [DVD] [2005]
Doctor Who - City of Death [1979] [DVD] [2005]
Dvd ~ Tom Baker
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who - City of Death (1979) - When Dr Who & Romana went Parisian, 19 Feb. 2013
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Paris, 1979, this is when Dr Who went to France and gave a spellbinding funny and comedic Sci-Fi adventure to the sight, sounds and atmosphere to Paris. This was when Dr Who gained its highest viewing figures of 16 million and demonstrates both Tom Baker (The Fourth Doctor) and Lalla Ward (Romana II) hitting their acting peck.

I would like to gives this excellent Sci-Fi adventure `5' stars as it blends excellent acting from the main cast and supporting cast of Catherine Schell (Countess Scarlioni), Kevin Flood (Hermann), David Graham (Professor Kerenski), and a fabulous cameo appearances from comedy actors Eleanor Bron and Monty Python and Fawlty Towers comedy legend the great John Cleese. But all acting glories goes to Tom Chadbon who plays funny gumshoe detective Duggan who funnily saves the planet earth with one single punch, and future James Bond, Star Wars and Indian Jones villain Julian Glover who portrays the serve Count Scarlioni and under the mask the evil green skinned and one eyed warlord Scaroth. Please get this adventure for all Doctor Who fans

I am looking forward to the last great epics from the 1970s `The Mind of Evil' and `Terror of the Zygons' coming out later this year.
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Doctor Who: The Legacy Collection (Shada/More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS) [DVD]
Doctor Who: The Legacy Collection (Shada/More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tom Baker
Price: £7.99

4 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who - Legacy Boxset - They should have released Ian Levine 2011 verison, 10 Jan. 2013
I think it fantastic that the new series of the Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith eras of Doctor Who can produce excellent CGI and voice modification technology to enhance the adventures. CGI have been used in programmes like Primevel and various monster and sci-fi movies. Did the BBC do the same to a classic 1979 adventure 'Shada', NO!!! Instead we get the bone idle, lazy and pathetic VHS 1992 verison on DVD.

A lot of fans still wonder what 'Shada' would have been liked if the strike never happened. This classic 1979 unfinished opus could have been a fabulous story if the BBC E2 department where more open minded and release the 2011 verison combined with the original filmed and studio scenes with animation and voice recording modification from the original 1979 script or when I saw watching the documentary on how they CGI animated Episode 2 and 3 of 'The Ice Warriors', and saw the computer animators created a 3D realistic moving image of William Hartnell's head it's amazing that CGI has advanced through out the years, and Tom Baker, Lalla Ward, John Leeson, Christopher Neame, Daniel Hill and the other cast members of 'Shada' could be done by using the same method by combining live which includes Acting Extras to portray the Main Cast in reproduced and replica costumes with blue masks for the realistic CGI animated faces to be added on by using the same method as the Virgin Media advert with legendary runner Usain Bolt as members of his CGI family and Sir Richard Branson (this proves that this method of CGI works) and just the Human Timelord Prisioners on 'Shada' in matching late 1970s sci-fi prison outfits and 1970's style wigs (the same techniques as the re-vamp Star Wars Movies) minus the silly idea of Douglas Adam's by adding a Dalek, Cyberman and Wirren into the mix of prisoners), blue screen and digital enhanced voice recording technology to 3-D Animate and Construct Tom Baker's missing and incomplete 1979 adventure `Shada' instead of bone-idle, lazy, lacklustre, pathetic and incomplete 1992 VHS version released by BBC 2E , and the Timelord Prisioners on 'Shada' in matching late 1970s sci-fi prison outfits and 1970's style wigs (the same techniques as the re-vamp Star Wars Movies), blue screen and digital enhanced voice recording technology to 3-D Animate and Construct Tom Baker's missing and incomplete 1979 adventure `Shada' instead of bone-idle, lazy, lacklustre, pathetic and incomplete 1992 VHS version released by BBC 2E.

Iain Levine out of his own pocket had already had the completed version of `Shada' completed with both Lalla Ward, Christopher Neame, John Leeson (who is providing the voice of K-9, instead of David Briarley), Dennis Hill and the other cast member. Iain Levine employed a voice over actor who impersonated both Tom Baker's and Dennis Carey's voices, so the project was already done. It was only some closed minded person form BBC E2 who put a stop to it, it could have been the high fee from the Douglas Adam estate or the animation wasn't up to scratch, but a lot of Whovian including myself are curious of finding out what `Shada' would have been like if the 1979 strike never happened, and they are pleased that his televised completed adventures are now released, but to me and several Whovians feel that the Tom Baker era of Doctor Who is only 96% complete.

For all long-term Whovians, please start an on-line petition campaign on `E-Mail', 'Facebook' and 'Twitter' to ask Planet55\Quintas Entertainment to bring out the full and complete 3D animated version of 'Shada' to be released as a 'Special Edition' DVD to mark a tribute to writer Douglas Adams and producer Graham Williams, and to celebrate Tom Baker's 80th Birthday for 2014, come on BBC E2, please listen to the long-term fans for ONCE!!!

I have never seen More than 30 Years in the TARDIS, and a lot of people that I heard from my Horror Film Meet Up Group where not impressed.
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Hungarian Rhapsody
Hungarian Rhapsody
Offered by Gute_Preise
Price: £23.99

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Queen's Hungarian Rhapsody - Live at Budapest 1986 - What glorious re-vamp., 31 Oct. 2012
This review is from: Hungarian Rhapsody (Audio CD)
I really enjoyed watching Queen's Hungarian Rhapsody at Edinburgh's Vue Cinema it demonstrates that Queen's music and live performances can embrace old and new generation no matter what age.

Queen's documentary `A Magic Year' shows the best of Queen through their `Show Stealing' performance at Live Aid on 13th of July 1985 to Freddie Mercury and Queen final live performance at Stevenage, Knebworth Park on 9th of August 1986 along with extracts from concerts from Stockholm (Sweden), Slane Castle, (Ireland), St James Park (Newcastle), the two legendary nights at Wembley Stadium, Maine Road, (Manchester), and the main concert itself Nepstadion, Budapest. The document is a showcase of interviews from John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor filmed in the spring of 1986 to promote their album `A Kind of Magic' and fore coming `Magic Tour'. This shows them as a tight nit group of people who enjoy touring rather than being stuck in a recording studio as show when they where recording `One Vision', the song that was a tribute to their `Live Aid' performance.

I would like to award this fabulous and glorious movie `5' stars and I hope it is also released on DVD format similar to Queen's two legendary Wembley Stadium concerts. As I mentioned in Queen Live at Wembley Stadium 25th Anniversary Edition review, I hope that release, re-construct, and digital re-mastered both Queen's 8th of March 1981 Argentina Concert and also their 18th January 1985 'Rock 'n' Rio' Concert in complete format for the Queen fans young and old.
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Doctor Who - Mara Tales (Kinda/Snakedance) [DVD]
Doctor Who - Mara Tales (Kinda/Snakedance) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Peter Davison
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who - Mara Tales - Kinda & Snakedance - When Dr Who become Spiritual, 15 Oct. 2012
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This is one of the greatest adventure during the Peter Davison eras, the Mara episodes shows how people fears can turn people evil, and that what happens to Tegan (Yes, that is the correct spelling of her name). As explained in some of my comments, that Peter Davison's first and his first two adventures from his second series (Arc of Infinity and Snakedance) where his greatest.

I know that JNT named Peter Davison's Doctor Who was called the `Wet Vet', I would like to say that is absolute rubbish Peter Davison was the last of the great Doctor Who's along with William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker. He was one of the best 1980s Dr Whos, and these adventures are a lot better than the absolute rubbish pantomimes that came from the Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy era of Doctor Who from the mid to late 1980s.

Kinda is the first story of this story arc from 1982, this story demonstrates great acting from both Richard Todd (Saunders), Nerys Hughes (Todd), and the greatest over acting from Simon Rouse (Kindle) and Adrian Mills (Aris) to the brilliant casting of Mary Morris as Panna the Wisewoman and her protage Karuna played fabulously by very young and new coming actress Sarah Prince. Snakedance is the final epic from 1983, and it demonstrates that `New Romantics' styles can survive outer space with fabulous over the top acting from Collette O'Neill (Tanha), John Carson (Ambril), the legendary Elizabeth Sladen's husband Brian Millar (Dugdale) to the new and young actors Martin Clunes (Lon) and Jonathon Morris (Chela). The only downside is poor Sarah Sutton's outfit in Snakedance, its aweful. Sarah Sutton (Nyssa) has always been my favourite 1980s companion and her character and Peter Davison's Doctor are a prefect match its a pity that the BBC didn't televised more adventures with the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa.

As this is the first of the Peter Davison Doctor Who reviews, I would like to award this adventure `5' stars, as this is my second favourite Doctor Who arcs (Tom Baker's 1978 - 1979 Dr Who - Key to Time is my all time favourite).


Doctor Who - Battlefield [DVD] [1989]
Doctor Who - Battlefield [DVD] [1989]
Dvd ~ Sylvester McCoy
Price: £6.95

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who - Nicholas Courtney's Glorious Performance during the 1970s until NOW..., 15 Oct. 2012
Once upon a time, there was a film and TV actor called Nicholas Courtney who performed great talents in both 1960s and 1970s Doctor Who from the classic 1965-1966 epic `The Daleks Masterplan' as Bret Vyon to Patrick Troughton Dr Who 1968 classics `The Web of Fear' and `The Invasion' (UNIT Introduction) to all Jon Pertwee's 1970s greatest adventures from the 1970 classic epic 'Spearhead from Space' right up to Pertwee's swansong 'Planet of the Spiders', and also from Tom Baker's early era (Robot and Terror of the Zygons) when UNIT was disbanded as Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart, and also along with the Peter Davison era when the stories where brilliant. Until Now...

But in 1989, there is one question I would like to ask is how the hell did a great TV actor like Nicholas Courtney ended up in this absolutely rubbish third rate pathetic and hideous pantomine like `Battlefield'? I watched 20 minutes of this drivel at so-called friends house, and it is sad to see great actors like Nicholas Courtney, James Ellis (Z-Cars) and Jean March end up in this pathetic excuse of an adventure.

I would like to say to all new Whovians to avoid this like the plague and stick with the late 1960s and the 1970s Dr Who epics from the Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker eras to get the true meaning of `Doctor Who'. If you want to see Doctor Who starring the late, great and legendary Nicholas Courtney than get the late 1960s and 1970s Doctor Who's adventures 'The Invasion', 'Spearhead from Space', 'Doctor Who & The Silurians', 'The Ambassadors of Death', 'Inferno', 'Terror of the Autons', 'The Claws of Axos', 'The Daemons' and many more. But in February 2014, new and long-term fans will see Nicholas Courtney in his first adventure as 'Colonel Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart' in the recently found 1968 adventure 'The Web of Fear'.


Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest [Blu-ray] [2012] [US Import]
Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest [Blu-ray] [2012] [US Import]
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Price: £14.37

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Queen's Hungarian Rhapsody - Live at Budapest 1986 - What a glorious re-vamp., 2 Oct. 2012
I really enjoyed watching Queen's Hungarian Rhapsody at Edinburgh's Vue Cinema it demonstrates that Queen's music and live performances can embrace old and new generation no matter what age.

Queen's documentary `A Magic Year' shows the best of Queen through their `Show Stealing' performance at Live Aid on 13th of July 1985 to Freddie Mercury and Queen final live performance at Stevenage, Knebworth Park on 9th of August 1986 along with extracts from concerts from Stockholm (Sweden), Slane Castle, (Ireland), St James Park (Newcastle), the two legendary nights at Wembley Stadium, Maine Road, (Manchester), and the main concert itself Nepstadion, Budapest. The document is a showcase of interviews from John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor filmed in the spring of 1986 to promote their album `A Kind of Magic' and fore coming `Magic Tour'. This shows them as a tight nit group of people who enjoy touring rather than being stuck in a recording studio as show when they where recording `One Vision', the song that was a tribute to their `Live Aid' performance.

I would like to award this fabulous and glorious movie `5' stars and I hope it is also released on DVD format similar to Queen's two legendary Wembley Stadium concerts. As I mentioned in Queen Live at Wembley Stadium 25th Anniversary Edition review, I hope that release, re-construct, and digital re-mastered both Queen's 8th of March 1981 Argentina Concert and also their 18th January 1985 'Rock 'n' Rio' Concert in complete format for the Queen fans young and old.


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