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DVD Reviews: Dr. Who: Resurrection of the Daleks


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Review Score
8.3/10
Reviewed by Tory Favro
Review Date: 27 January 2003
Distributed by:
Roadshow Entertainment
Running Time: 95 Minutes

Compiling the sensational Resurrection of the Daleks storyline from the epic series Dr. Who, BBC DVD and Roadshow Entertainment have produced a wonderful addition to the cult sci-fi epic that should keep fans extremely happy as this reviewer was.

The Daleks were always my favourite enemies of the good Doctor along with the Cybermen and on this disc, their master, Davros is imprisoned and several factions have joined forces to make sure that he is released, whilst in the meantime there has been a problem with a time corridor being frozen that Doctor Who has to contend with.

One thing to be reasoned though is this; if you don't know who Doctor Who is, then this disc is not going to help you one iota. It makes the assumption that you will know exactly who the Doctor is, his history and also whilst introduced through the storyline, even the Daleks and Davros are shown with a certain familiarity.

The Doctor on this disc is played by Peter Davison who would have to be my second favourite Doctor and he takes to the role well. I remember when these episodes originally aired, how amazed I was with the "special effects" used to create the Daleks and laser guns that the spacemen used. Looking at the effects now, some 19 years later, you can almost see the masking tape precariously holding everything in place. It takes nothing away from the fun of watching the episodes, merely an observation.

The DVD format certainly has been taken advantage of here with an absolute abundance of extras for fans and the curious to have a up close and personal look at the series through the eyes of the makers. As a real treat, many of the extras were recorded today specifically to cater to fans of the series who would appreciate all the extra work put in.

I really enjoyed this disc and eagerly anticipate reviewing more of the series as it becomes available.

Doctor Who: Resurrection of the Daleks Features

  • Commentary by Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Matthew Robinson
  • 5.1 Sound Mix. Choose either a brand new multi-channel soundtrack or the original mono mix
  • On location: A newly recorded interview feature with the writer, director and producer
  • Deleted Scenes: Deleted and extended scenes from early edits of the story
  • Breakfast Time: Two Doctor Who related features from the BBC's morning magazine show
  • Trailer: The BBC1 trailer for the first episode
  • Music only option
  • Photo Gallery
  • Production Subtitles
  • TARDIS-Cam no. 4

 

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