Dr. Who: City of Death
place in Paris, City of Death is a four episode masterpiece starring Tom
Baker. There are some relative unknowns that took place in this series
including a screenwriter by the name of Douglas Adams!
Baker is my favourite Dr. hands down but one of the things that gets in
the way of this great story at times is Bakerís tendency to ad lib or
add things into the script unexpectedly. With the personalities that
were on set at the time, some of these changes made their way onto the
final cut and detracted a bit from the story.
should be pleased with the extras on the disc however the absence yet
again of Baker opening his mouth for a commentary is most likely going
to drive dedicated fans spare! The quality of the video and audio yet
again should have fans mightily impressed.
Death also can boast some of the best special effects seen for some time
in a Doc Who series and the cast really help bring together a fantastic
storyline to fruition. Recommended.
Commentary by Michael Hayes (Director), Julian Glover (Scaroth) anbd Tom
in the Springtime - A 45-minute look at the making of this story, and in
particular, the contribution of writer and script editor Douglas Adams
W12 - A rare look inside the TV studio during the recording of City of
Death via extracts from recently discovered black and white studio
tapes, with optional information subtitles
Doctor Who Annual 1980 - This children's Annual published in 1979 is
presented in its entirety (DVD-ROM only - PC/Mac)
Prehistoric Landscapes - A montage of unused model effects shots
Chicken Wrangler - A montage of unused shots involving live chickens
on... Blatchford - An all-new comedy sketch telling the story of Sardoth,
the Second-to-Last of the Jagaroth!