Dr. Who: City of Death DVD Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Feature 8.9
Video 8.0
Audio 8.0
Special Features 9.0
Total 8.9
Distributor: Roadshow
Running Time:
183 minutes
Classification:
PG
Reviewer:
Tory Favro

8.9


Dr. Who: City of Death

Taking 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! 

Tom 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. 

Fans 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. 

City of 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. 

Extras include: 

        Commentary by Michael Hayes (Director), Julian Glover (Scaroth) anbd Tom Chadbon (Duggan)

        Paris 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

        Paris, 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

        The 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

        Eye on... Blatchford - An all-new comedy sketch telling the story of Sardoth, the Second-to-Last of the Jagaroth!

        Photo Gallery






 
 



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