Friday, April 19, 2019

Upcoming DVD Releases October 2019

* Doctor Who - Story #034: The Macra Terror (BBC)
$24.98 SRP DVD
Doctor Who: The Macra Terror
-----The original 1967 master recordings of 'The Macra Terror' were lost soon after the program's original transmission. However, audio-only recordings have survived, and have been used here to create a brand new fully animated reconstruction of this lost classic. With highly detailed hand-drawn animation carefully lip-synced with the original 1967 audio, this new production allows viewers to once again experience this Doctor Who chiller in full. The Doctor (Patrick Troughton) and his companions (Jamie, Polly and Ben) arrive on a human colony in the far-flung future. The colony outwardly appears to be happy and carefree. But behind its cheerful exterior, the colony has been secretly infiltrated by a race of giant parasitic crab creatures called the Macra. The Macra brainwash the human colonists to mine toxic gas in the levels below the colony. Ruling the colony from a control centre in the heart of the main city, they scuttle down to the city at night looking for food. The Doctor's friend Ben is soon taken over by the Macra and, under their malign influence, he turns against the Doctor. As more colonists are picked off in the night and as their influence spreads, the Doctor sets out to bring an end to the Macra terror.
COMING ON 10/15:
* Doctor Who - Jon Pertwee: Season 4 (BBC)
$69.99 SRP Blu-ray
Doctor Who: Jon Pertwee Complete Season Four (BD) [Blu-ray]
-----Jon Pertwee's complete fourth season as The 3rd Doctor in the original Doctor Who program is coming to Blu-ray in this brand new collection! In 1973, Doctor Who celebrated its tenth anniversary with a very special story reuniting the first two Doctors - William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton - with Jon Pertwee's then-current Doctor. The Three Doctors kicks off an explosive, colorful series of adventures across all of time and space as the Doctor and Jo Grant (Katy Manning) encounter the rogue Time Lord Omega, the terrifying Drashigs, the noble Draconians, fearsome Ogrons, deadly Daleks and slithering giant maggots. This season also includes the final appearance of Roger Delgado as the Doctor's arch nemesis The Master, plus adventures alongside Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (Nicholas Courtney) and UNIT. It also features the departure of companion Jo Grant, as she leaves the TARDIS to get married. With all 26 episodes from five story arcs from 1972-73 (The Three Doctors, Carnival of Monsters, Frontier in Space, Planet of the Daleks, The Green Death) newly remastered from the best available sources, this Blu-ray box set also contains extensive and exclusive special features.
EXTRAS: A brand new feature-length documentary examining the Third Doctor's Era, with archival contributions from Jon Pertwee, Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks, plus all-new interviews with Katy Manning, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, presented by Matthew Sweet; Updated special effects and surround sound mix for Planet of the Daleks; Five new installments of Behind the Sofa, featuring Katy Manning, Richard Franklin (Captain Yates) and John Levene (Sergeant Benton), along with 21st century Doctor Who panel Phil Collinson (Producer/Executive Producer), Pete McTighe (Writer) and Joy Wilkinson (Writer); Looking for Lennie: a documentary investigating the life of director Lennie Mayne; Keeping up with the Jones', which sees Katy Manning with Stewart Bevan (Cliff Jones) pay a return visit to the Welsh locations from The Green Death; Plus: a repeat omnibus of The Green Death unseen since Christmas 1973, rare Panopticon convention footage, Blu-ray trailer, HD photo galleries plus scripts, production files and rare documentation provided as PDFs; The six-disc box set also includes hours of extensive special features previously released on DVD, including two episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures that saw Katy Manning's Jo Jones (nee Grant) meet the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) in "Death of the Doctor: Parts 1 and 2" ("When The Doctor is declared dead, old companions Sarah Jane and Jo Grant meet for the very first time, and join forces to discover the truth. As an interstellar conspiracy gathers around Unit HQ, Clyde finds that he holds the fate of the Time Lord in his hand...quite literally!").

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