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Feature 7.5
Video 6.0
Audio 8.0
Special Features 2.0
Total 7.5
Distributor: Roadshow
Running Time: 300 Minutes
Classification:
PG
Reviewer: Tory Favro

7.5


Doctor
Sarah Jane Adventures the Complete Third Series

For those of you who are unaware, Sarah Jane Adventures follow of course the adventures of Sarah Jane who was the time travelling Dr. Who's companion for a long time. Played by Elisabeth Sladen who has played the character since the early 1970s, this series was a bold move, in particular this season as finances were not as abundant and there was  waning interest in the title. The task here was to take a series on the slump and make people pay attention. Did it work? In my opinion yes it did.

The strength behind the Sarah Jane adventures are the stories. Fans of Doctor Who can readily sink their teeth into the series with familiar faces and nods to the past, whereas new viewers can get into it simply based on the great story telling that pervades series 3.

Whilst at times the effects are hokey and a tad non believable, it is all held together by Sladen and her enthusiasm for the series. Nice touches include the inclusion of Sarah Jane's dog, the robotic K9, and an appearance of course by Doctor Who himself adding to the authenticity of the experience.

Just like Doctor Who, Sarah Jane Adventures mix science and magic, along with a healthy dose of wonder. One of my favourite episodes took place around a haunted house in this series. Titled "The Eternity Trap", it's a genuinely creepy tale that borders on being almost perfect.

The quality of the video on this set is really nice and clear. It's all easy to make out and highly enjoyable even when the video actually shows up some of the hokey effects. Having said that, even growing up as a child of the 70s, it was the makeshift appearance of many of the props in Doctor Who that endeared me to it. Audio for the show was sufficient and clearly recorded. Having been sent the promo disc for review purposes, I can only say that at no stage did I hear surround sound kick in. What we are presented with here is a very nice 2.1 mix.

In terms of extras here, there is an audiobook on the second DVD, it's a story read to you by Elisabeth Sladen herself playing the role of Sarah Jane. It's not much chop I am afraid and whilst a good enough tale, I don't think an audiobook belongs on a visual product like a DVD and most people will never listen to it. I hope that in the future there are more interviews and behind the scenes content. Something else to note is that the audiobook is only a clip which is a tad disappointing.

I look forward to Series 4. This is a very strong series and deserves to continue.

Episode Titles:
1. Prisoner of the Judoon
2. The Mad Woman in the Attic
3. The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith
4. The Eternity Trap
5. Mona Lisa's Revenge
6. The Gift

Tory Favro






 
 



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