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Published on September 10th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Revisitations Boxset Vol 1


Doctor Who: The Movie

Disc 1 (DVD9)

· 86 minute movie with stereo audio.

· Commentary 1 (2001) – original DVD release solo commentary by director Geoffrey Sax.

· Commentary 2 (2009) – new commentary with actors Paul McGann and Sylvester McCoy, moderated by Nicholas Briggs.

Doctor Who TV Movie DVD cover· The Seven Year Hitch (dur. 53’ 53”) – This documentary looks at executive producer Philip Segal’s seven-year quest to return Doctor Who to the screen, from his initial contact with the BBC shortly before its cancellation in 1989, through to the production and transmission of the movie in 1996. Featuring Philip Segal, BBC executive producer Jo Wright, BBC Head of Series Peter Cregeen, BBC1 controller Alan Yentob, writer Matthew Jacobs and Graeme Harper, the director of BBC Enterprises’ abandoned Doctor Who movie. Narrated by Amanda Drew.

· The Doctor’s Strange Love (dur. 17’ 10”) – writers Joe Lidster and Simon Guerrier discuss how they stopped worrying and learned to love the TV Movie with comedian Josie Long.

· Photo Gallery (dur.3’ 46”) – a selection of design and production photographs from the story.

· Isolated Music – option to view the movie with isolated music score.

· Music Tracks – four music tracks from the production presented in full: ‘In a Dream’, ‘All Dressed Up’, ‘Ride into the Moonlight’ and ‘Auld Lang Syne’.

· Coming Soon (dur. approx 1′ 00″) – a trail for a forthcoming DVD release.

· PDF material – Radio Times listings in PDF format.

· Programme Subtitles

· Subtitle Production Notes

Disc 2 (DVD9)

· Pre-Production:

· Paul McGann Audition (dur. 7’ 38”) – Paul McGann’s audition for the role.

· VFX Tests June 1994 (dur. 0’ 50”) – early video effects tests by Amblin Imaging in 1994, featuring the ‘Spider Dalek’ design.

· VFX March 1996 (dur. 2’ 32”) – video effects build-ups presented as mute timecoded ‘work in progress’ shots from the CGI effects department.

· Production:

· EPK (dur. 15’ 36”) – the Electronic Press Kit put out by Fox in 1996 included a short documentary and interview segments to allow other broadcasters to put together their own packages about the movie.

· Behind the Scenes (dur. 4’ 47”) – on set and on location during the filming of the movie.

· Philip Segal’s Tour of the TARDIS Set (dur. 2’33”) – executive producer Philip Segal shows us around the TARDIS control room set.

· Alternate Takes (dur. 1’ 02”) – two alternate versions of scenes from the movie.

· BBC Trails (dur. 1’ 00”) – BBC television trails for the movie.

· Who Peter 1989-2009 (dur. 26’ 42”) – since the birth of Doctor Who in the sixties, it has shared an almost symbiotic relationship with the long-running BBC children’s magazine show Blue Peter. In the second part of this special documentary series, some of those involved look back over the history of that relationship in the ‘new series years’. With new series executive producer Russell T. Davies, Blue Peter editor Richard Marson, brand executive Edward Russell, writers Robert Shearman and Clayton Hickman and competition winners William Grantham and John Bell. Presented by Gethin Jones.

· The Wilderness Years (dur. 23’ 29”) – in the seven years between the end of the classic series and the broadcast of the TVM, Doctor Who survived in print, video and audio, kept alive by fans within those industries who were determined not to let it die. With BBC head of serials Peter Cregeen, former Doctor Who Magazine editor John Freeman and current editor Tom Spilsbury., Virgin Books editor Peter Darvill-Evans, BBC Books consultant Justin Richards, script editor Andrew Cartmel, video producers Keith Barnfather and Bill Baggs, director Kevin Davies and Big Finish producer Jason Haigh-Ellery. Narrated by Glen Allen.

· Stripped for Action – The Eighth Doctor (dur. 19’ 45”) – the final part of the series looking at the Doctor’s adventures in comic-strip form. With writers Scott Gray, former Doctor Who Magazine editors Gary Russell, Alan Barnes and Clayton Hickman, artists Lee Sullivan, Martin Geraghty and Roger Langridge, author Paul Scoones, historian Jeremy Bentham.

· Tomorrow’s Times – The Eighth Doctor (dur. 10’ 47”) another in the series looking at Doctor Who’s contemporary coverage in daily newspapers and other publications. Presented by Nicholas Courtney.

Released on October 4th, the Doctor Who: Revisitations Boxset Vol 1 has an RRP of £39.99 – but you can pick it up on Amazon for just £29.47!

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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