Published on September 10th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley
Revisitations Boxset Vol 1
Excited by these new releases of The Talons of Weng-Chiang, The Caves of Andozani and Doctor Who: The Movie? So am I – but most of all I’m excited by the fact that this DVD boxset is called Doctor Who: Revisitations Boxset Vol 1.
That’s right, kids – there’s more to come!
In the meantime, we’ve got a bundle of Doctor Who goodness to expect with the most richly-seeded of all DVD boxsets, with a list of amazing extras for each of the adventures featured within. Before we proceed, however, Twitter usersÂ should certainly consider following @classicdw for up-to-the-minute news on Doctor Who classic DVD releases, who were also kind enough to send us an exclusive of the TV Movie cover recently. They’ve just unveiled the first image of an actual physical copy of the DVD box too!
Featuring fan favourite Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor and Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor, this brand new collection contains three classic adventures, The Talons of Weng-Chiang, The Caves of Andozani and Doctor Who: The Movie as well as specially commissioned content over a whopping 7 discs. Doctor Who: Revistations Boxset will be available on DVD from 4th October with an RRP of Â£39.99 (or Â£29.47 from Amazon!).
In the first of our adventures, The Talons of Weng-Chiang, our inimitable Doctor and his assistant Leela are confronted by sinister and seemingly inexplicable occurrences in this gripping thriller set in the shadowy depths of nineteenth century London. With the help of Professor Litefoot, the Doctor investigates the gruesome murder of a cabbie and the mysterious disappearances of young girls. Whilst being chased by giant rats and forced to pit his wits against an evil doll and a merciless illusionist, he comes face-to-face with his most deadly enemy to date: Magnus Greel – a fifty-first century war criminal posing as Weng Chiang, an ancient Chinese god.
The Caves of Andozani takes place on the barren world of Androzani, where the Doctor and Peri find themselves embroiled in a long running underground war. Military troops mount an armed blockade whilst gunrunners bring in weapons for the sinister, masked renegade, Sharaz Jek. Meanwhile, lethal androids guard the caves, where a deadly creature lurks in the shadows, killing all in its path. At the heart of the conflict is a substance called Spectrox – the most valuable item in the universe…and the deadliest! Will the Doctor make the ultimate sacrifice to save his young friends life?
In our final story, Paul McGann stars in his only outing as the eight Doctor in Doctor Who: The Movie. Returning home to Gallifrey with the remains of his arch enemy, the Master, the TARDIS is forced off course, landing the Doctor into the middle of a street gang’s gun battle in downtown San Franciso. Critically wounded in the shoot out, the Doctor has to regenerate to save his own life. And he’s not the only one – the Master too has a new body with which to wreak havoc. As the clock counts down to the start of a new millennium, the Doctor has to stop the Master destroying all life on Earth. But at what cost…?
A fantastic collectors item, each story has remastered with 3 extra discs of special features, equating to a staggering 300 minutes of brand new content, Doctor Who: Revisiation Boxset is a must have for fans of our intrepid time traveller. Special features include behind the scenes, making ofsâ€™, documentaries, commentaries from main cast and many many more.