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Doctor Who Revisitations, Vol. 1 (The Caves of Androzani / The Talons of Weng-Chiang / Doctor Who: The Movie) [DVD] [1974]
Doctor Who Revisitations, Vol. 1 (The Caves of Androzani / The Talons of Weng-Chiang / Doctor Who: The Movie) [DVD] [1974]
Dvd ~ Tom Baker
Price: £14.49

90 of 96 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not really a rip-off at all, 30 Aug. 2010
I'm mostly in disagreement with the notion that this set a "rip-off". This set contains stories that were originally released on DVD almost a decade ago -- so when comparing them to releases dating back to even five years ago, they leave a lot to be desired. Reissued and remastered for this set are: The TV Movie, originally released on DVD August 13, 2001; The Caves of Androzani, originally released on DVD June 18, 2001, and The Talons of Weng-Chiang, originally released on DVD April 28, 2003. All have been repackaged with additional discs containing a plethora of new special features and all have been, like I said, re-remastered. It's nice that I get to see more documentaries on the making of these stories but it's the fact that they now have improve sound and picture quality is what's making me buy this set the moment it's available to purchase. I own every story that has been released on DVD to date and it's really nice to see the level of care put into each remaster has improved over the years however the schedule and the variety of releases has created a pretty uneven quality continuity within pretty much every season of the show. Some stories look and sound better than others just for the simple fact that they were remastered later. This has always left me wanting the restoration team to revisit the older releases and give them the care that can be afforded now but just couldn't then. Now for all the fans who are still waiting for classics like Terror of the Zygons or Planet of the Spiders, you probably won't have to wait much longer because 2 entertain's license to release Doctor Who expires in 2013 and judging by the restoration team's release pattern they've been releasing the most popular titles first followed by easier restorations, then harder restorations, then lastly, the hardest restorations, leaving, inevitably, classics like Ambassadors of Death and The Mind of Evil to be released probably in 2012 or even 2013. So for now I'm thrilled with the prospect of buying these (mostly) classic stories again the way I wanted to see them all along.

BTW here is a description of the special features:

The Talons of Weng-Chiang, 3 Discs

The Last Hurrah a new documentary where producer Philip Hinchliffe visits Tom Baker at his home to discuss their final story together
Moving On where Hinchliffe talks about what he envisaged for the series had he stayed as producer
The Foe from the Future, a look at the original story which eventually became The Talons of Weng Chiang
Now and Then, a tour of the locations used in the story
Look East with Tom Baker interviewed.
Whose Doctor Who, presented by Melvyn Bragg - As included on the original release

The Caves of Androzani, 2 Discs

Chain Reaction, a look back at the making of the story
Directing Who: Then and Now - Graeme Harper talks about the changes in TV Production since he made this story
Archive footage from The Russell Harty Show featuring an interview with Peter Davison and Colin Baker.

The TV Movie, 2 Discs

A new commentary featuring Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann
The Seven Year Hitch, looking at the seven year quest to get this story made
The Wilderness Years, looking at how the show was kept alive during the hiatus between the end of Series 26 and the TV Movie
Who Peter 1989-2009, the final part of the documentary looking at the special link between the two programmes Doctor Who and Blue Peter
Stripped for Action, the eighth Doctor in Comic Strip
Tomorrows Times, how the short reign of the Eighth Doctor was reported by the press at the time.
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Doctor Who - Series 5, Volume 1 [DVD]
Doctor Who - Series 5, Volume 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Matt Smith
Price: £1.43

9 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great volume but wait, 19 April 2010
With these three episodes I can say with certainty that this is the best season of "Who" since the series revival. So with that said, it would make more since to wait and buy the entire season on DVD/Blu-ray when it comes out instead of spending more money on the volumes that make up this season. I'd only recommend it to any one who is selective as to which stories he/she wants and any one who is compulsive and can't wait until fall to buy the entire season. But, with this season, the later could be anyone!

Doctor Who : The Davros Collection (8 Disc BBC Box Set - 10,000 Numbered Limited Edition) [DVD]
Doctor Who : The Davros Collection (8 Disc BBC Box Set - 10,000 Numbered Limited Edition) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tom Baker

14 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's worth the purchase!, 22 Sept. 2007
This is not like any "exclusive to Amazon" boxed set (which are bundled packages of previously released DVDs). This set, which does features previously released DVDs, however, contains two new DVD releases: Destiny Of The Daleks and a new, remastered version of Remembrance Of The Daleks. Along with a new video cleanup, Remembrance Of The Daleks is featured for the first time with a remastered soundtrack and a 5.1 surround sound mix. The special features have been updated too; with some new interviews and more behind the scenes footage.

But in addition to containing all the Davros stories from television, this set features all the Big Finish Davros audio plays: Davros; The Juggernauts; Terror Firma; I, Davros: Innocence; I, Davros: Purity; I, Davros: Corruption; I: Davros: Guilt; The Davros Mission - a brand-new story exclusive to this release.

While this set does feature some older releases, it's actually made up of mostly new material. But if you want to buy the stories individually, you may have to wait a while for Remembrance Of The Daleks to be released as a single.

Doctor Who - Timelash [DVD]
Doctor Who - Timelash [DVD]
Dvd ~ Colin Baker
Price: £6.00

5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than you'd think, 24 April 2007
This review is from: Doctor Who - Timelash [DVD] (DVD)
Having just watched this serial I thought it fitted in with the continuitity of the rest of season 22 - not the best but certainly not the worst; not even bad! But specifically, Timelash is quite fun to watch. The highly underrated Colin Baker (like usual) is quite fun to watch; the story itself is pretty good; the acting is not as bad as people complain - no Paul Darrow doesn't really over-act; and the special effects in this story are very pleasing, probably some of the better ones from this season. The only thing that makes that makes this serial bad is (like most of the bad Doctor Who serials) the direction. Sloppy direction definitley shows which is ashame because this one has alot going for it.

The DVD of course has all the things ones come to expect from these Who DVDs: insightful documentories; photo galleries; superb image and sound quality; etc.

If you're a fan of the show then buy this edition of Timelash.

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