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Published on December 17th, 2011 | by Andrew Reynolds

The UNIT Files Boxset

UNIT are heading to DVD this January with the Doctor Who: UNIT Files boxset.

The set brings together two classic Third Doctor serials Invasion of the Dinosaurs – which sees the Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith battling some rather unconvincing dinosaurs on the streets of London and The Android Invasion – where deadly white-suited spacemen patrol the countryside of Devesham altering the personal of UNIT itself.

Each DVD comes loaded with special features including:

Invasion of the Dinosaurs

  • Commentary
  • People, Power and Puppetry - Cast and crew look back on the making of this story
  • Billy Smart’s Circus - featuring Jon Pertwee
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Now and Then Returning to the filmed locations
  • Photo Gallery
  • Easter Egg - Seek, locate and discover what happens when the Doctor meets the dreaded Floor Manager…
  • Production Information
  • Subtitles
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Radio Times Listings Programme Subtitles
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality with Episode 1 in monochrome, and 2-6 in colour

The Android Invasion

  • Commentary
  • The Village That Came to Life – Cast, crew and local residents look back at the making of the story, in this documentary presented on location by Nicholas Briggs.
  • Life After Who – Celina Hinchcliffe takes her father Philip on a trip down memory lane to recall his distinguished career in British television and film.
  • Photo Gallery
  • Weetabix Advert – TV advert for a Doctor Who themed promotion for this breakfast cereal.
  • Easter Egg – A ¼” location sound rushes recording of some of the story’s scenes being performed.
  • Coming SoonTrailer
  • Radio Times Listings
  • Programme subtitles & subtitle production notes

Doctor Who: UNIT Files is available to pre-order now from Amazon for release on 9th January for pre-order now from Amazon for release on 9th January for £22.49
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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.




2 Responses to The UNIT Files Boxset

  1. Andrew says:

    Have they not coloured ep. 1 of Invasion of the Dinosaurs? I thought they were.

  2. Paul Mount says:

    They have indeed, it’s a bonus on the first disc. the colourisation isn’t great but it’ll do.

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