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5.0 out of 5 stars Its your choice but 3 worthwhile stories with good extras this time, 6 Sept. 2010
This review is from: Doctor Who Revisitations, Vol. 1 (The Caves of Androzani / The Talons of Weng-Chiang / Doctor Who: The Movie) [DVD] [1974] (DVD)
Theres a lot of umming and arring going on over this box set and initially I was one of those doing that but having thought about it my opinions changed somewhat.

Firstly if you dont have these stories buy this...you get 2 of the greatest Dr Who stories ever made (Talons and Caves) plus the movie which wasnt so great but still well worth having, its entertaining in its own right. Its an extra release so you dont have to buy it if you dont feel you 'need' it. My initial gripe was the extra features which as a collector I feel I do wish to have. The extras on the DVDs are something I really look forward to and to have the most complete collection I will be updating mine. A pity they couldnt have done them this way first time but as others have pointed out theres reasons for that. I didnt regret re-buying Rememberance of the Daleks or The 5 Doctors, so I wont with these I should imagine.

So if you havent got them you wont regret buying this. If you're an avid collector you'll probably buy it anyway and if you already have them and are happy with what you have you dont need to. Its looking like there will 2 more sets like this so hopefully they will have better editions of Spearhead from Space, Robots of Death and Vengeance on Varos on them as well. Updated extras on The 3 Doctors and the 2 Doctors would be welcome additions too as they lacked informative documentaries first time round...cant see any William Hartnell ones needing a re-release though.

The only thing I will say though is they should have got everything out first before releasing these and maybe they should have come out as seperate releases for those who only collect certain stories.
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Initial post: 13 Sep 2010, 18:47:28 BST
John McHugh says:
This re-release is important, not only for the additional special features which are a long time coming (and I can't wait to see a reworked and improved upon Spearhead, forgot Robots was an oldie that'd look neat too), but also marks the release of the McGann film for the second time in UK but also the first time in the US/Canada will be almost at the same time! This was a very good time to re-release a "Special Edition" of the "Enemy Within" since it'd be a true rip-off if, after 14 years of waiting, North Americans like myself would have to settle for the original release when the UK is getting the Special one.

Overall, I tend to agree with those review that state this isn't a rip-off, just an option for those who want more than they chose to provide in the early early releases. The box set is at a great low price (as of 9/13/10), better than they might've been if released separately (which, no doubt, would come later...look at Remembrance!).

Posted on 16 Sep 2010, 17:29:06 BST
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In reply to an earlier post on 16 Sep 2010, 22:46:06 BST
PRTM says:
In the most recent DWM poll, The Caves of Androzani was voted the best Doctor Who story ever. Not bad for a story that you claim is merely average!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2010, 22:23:14 BST
Andy B says:
i wonder if this release is destined for blu-ray eventually? any one care to comment?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Oct 2010, 23:31:21 BST
Last edited by the author on 3 Oct 2010, 23:33:14 BST
PRTM says:
I think it is unlikely as nearly all classic Doctor Who stories were either partly or entirely shot on video, which in those days was not HD, unlike today's HD video cameras. So they are not really suitable for upscaling to HD. Anyway, I for one would not be interested in seeing every wobbly set, dodgy special effect and rubber monster even more clearly than before - they're bad enough in standard definition!
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