Published on December 20th, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett
Classic DVDs in 2012
2012 will be offering us Doctor Who fans some wonderful merchandise and some of the most exciting releases will be available within the first three months of the year, especially exciting if you’re a collector of the “classic” Doctor Who DVD range.
January sees the release of The UNIT Files, a box set incorporating Invasion of the Dinosaurs starring Jon Pertwee and The Android Invasion starring Tom Baker. It’s a great start to the year with two very strong releases but there are six other stories that you’ll be able to get before the end of March! Here are some of the mouth watering details to get you excited:
The Sensorites - January 23rd: starring William Hartnell, special features include Looking for Peter where Toby Hadoke goes on the search for the enigmatic Peter Newman and Secret Voices of the Sense Sphere which details how the Sensorites weird and wonderful voices were created.
Revisitations 3 - February 13th: The Tomb of the Cybermen, The Three Doctors and The Robots of Death are all given the special edition treatment (considering that their original releases were a bit light in the extras department) with brand new documentaries, a new commentary track for The Robots of Death (featuring Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Pamela Salem (Toos) and story director Michael E. Bryant and more featurettes and interesting Doctor Who facts then you could ever have imagined!
The Face of Evil - March 5th: starring Tom Baker and with Louise Jameson in her very first story as Leela. This release includes a making of Documentary, the next instalment of Tomorrow’s Times looking at the press coverage for Doctor Who during the Tom Baker era, a Swap Shop extract plus other featurettes.
The Daemons - March 26th: starring Jon Pertwee, this story is often cited by cast and crew of the era as one of their favourite stories and sees excellent performances by all involved. Features include The Devil Rides Out which looks back at how the story was made and Remembering Barry Letts which sees a heart warming remembrance of one of Doctor Who’s most prolific producers as well as other featurettes looking at the restoration of the story.
All of these DVD releases include a digital re-mastering process, commentaries, trailers, subtitles and information texts.
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