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Feature 8.5
Video 8.1
Audio 8.1
Special Features 6.0
Total 8.5
Distributor: Roadshow
Running Time: PG
Classification: MA15+
Reviewer:
Kyle Sudukis

8.5


Doctor Who the Cybermen Collection

It's great to see that Doctor Who has turned into something more of than a cult phenomena as mainstream viewers around the world embrace this masterfully created and clever science fiction character and series.

For the uninitiated, Doctor Who is a Time Lord, a man with two hearts who travels throughout time and space and generally ends up fixing time or saving a planet or girl in the process.

It's oozing with science fiction, action, drama and even a touch of romance and it's easy to see why Doctor Who has become so popular, more so with David Tennant at the helm.

This current Doctor Who collection features one of the Doctor's most nefarious enemies, the Cyberman and collects these episodes into an impressive metal box set.

Although the current version of the Cybermen are based on their original appearance in the Doctor Who mythology, writer Brian Hitch gives them a true 21st century twist and makes them more menacing than ever but thankfully still paying homage to the original premise.

The episodes included in this box set are Rise of the Cybermen, The Age of Steel, Army of Ghosts & Doomsday. My favourite episode in this collection is the Rise of the Cybermen as I'm a nut about stories from parallel Earths and this new incarnation of the Cybermen is very cool.

On this strange parallel Earth, The Cyberman are known as the Cybusmen who have metallic bodies with human brains and is really an interesting take on the mythos. As the Doctor, Rose and Mickey find themselves on this strange version of Earth, although everything appears familiar, there's something eerie happening. Great Doctor Who stuff!

The other episodes are just as interesting that includes a great Torchwood crossover moment and the episode entitled Doomsday that has the Doctor caught between two armies that unfortunately has Rose caught up in something that may see her die. Of course some Doctor Who aficionados have complained about this current take on the Cybermen but for most, it's a very entertaining and fun ride.

The video quality of this Doctor Who installment is quite good as is expected with the BBC. Sharp images, great colours, good skin tones that match the equally good and at times bad special effects. The wide screen presentation is matched with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound that does sound great at certain areas within these episodes.

In conclusion, if you're a fan of Doctor Who and have not been collecting the series on DVD so far, these gems are definitely for you as it collects together some great themes and the Cybermen are a classic Doctor Who foe.

Rise of the Cybermen:
On a parallel Earth, a deadly new version of the Doctor’s old enemy is about to be reborn.

The Age of Steel:
The Cybermen take control of London and start converting the population while the Doctor, Rose & Mickey become fugitives.

Army of Ghosts:
The Doctor and Rose are drawn to the Torchwood Tower, but a mighty invasion force is ready to march.

Doomsday:
As two mighty armies clash, the Doctor realises that saving the Earth might mean the death of Rose Tyler.

Special Features

Exclusive David Tennant Introduction
The Best Cybermen Moments documentary
Brand New Menus






 
 



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