Merchandise Doctor Who: The Mind of Evil finally released on DVD!

Published on April 20th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

The Mind of Evil DVD Extras & Sleeve Art

BBC Worldwide has released details of the coming DVD of The Mind of Evil, with cover art and some interesting extras taking centre stage in this long-awaited Doctor Who release.

Starring Jon Pertwee as the Doctor, Katy Manning as Jo Grant and Roger Delgado as the Master, this is a much-anticipated adventure that even had a toy set before a colourised DVD!

Not familiar with the story? It goes a little like this…

Professor Keller has created a machine that can pacify even the most dangerous of criminals. But when the Doctor and Jo arrive at Stangmoor Prison for a demonstration, things start to go horribly wrong – especially when they discover that the Doctor’s old enemy the Master is responsible for the machine. What could he possibly want from the criminals? And what connects him with an impending World Peace Conference?

Doctor Who: The Mind of Evil finally released on DVD!The DVD extras for this release are intriguing, and as follows:

Disc 1 contents

  • 6 x 25 mins approx colour episodes with mono audio.
  • Commentary – stereo. With actors Katy Manning, Pik-Sen Lim and Fernanda Marlowe, director Timothy Combe, producer Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks and stunt arranger Derek Ware. Moderated by Toby Hadoke.
  • Programme subtitles.
  • Subtitle Production Notes.

Disc 2 contents

  • The Military Mind (dur. 22’ 43”) – shot back in 2009 on location at Dover Castle, this look at the making of the story is made unexpectedly poignant by the appearance of Nicholas Courtney and Barry Letts, who both passed away in the intervening years. Featuring actors Nicholas Courtney, Pik-Sen Lim and Fernanda Marlow, director Timothy Combe, producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks. Narrated by Cameron McEwan.
  • Now & Then (dur. 7’ 06”) – the latest in our long-running series visits the filming locations used in the story to see how they have changed over the years.
  • Behind the Scenes: Television Centre (dur. 24’ 00”) – back in 1971, at around the time The Mind of Evil was in production, presenter Norman Tozer visited Television Centre to find out what went on over 24 hours in the life of what was then an incredibly busy ‘television factory’.
  • Photo Gallery – production, design and publicity photos from the story.
  • Coming Soon – a trailer for a forthcoming DVD release.
  • Radio Times Listings and the 1971 Kellogs Sugar Smacks promotion in PDF format.

Due for release on June 3rd in the UK, Europe, Japan, Middle East, South Africa, June 5th in Australia, New Zealand, South and Central America and June 11th in the USA and Canada, you can pre-order The Mind Of Evil for just £14.00 from Amazon!

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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+.




2 Responses to The Mind of Evil DVD Extras & Sleeve Art

  1. lozzer says:

    Looking forward to this – the Pertwee era is probably my favourite period of the show, well that and Tom Baker’s first few seasons.

  2. TimeChaser says:

    Once I have this, I’ll have every single Pertwee on DVD. :)

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