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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 11:55 am    Post subject: War Games Reply with quote

Just to let you all know that Play are offering the 3-disc War Games set for a pre-order price of £12.99.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 5:09 pm    Post subject: Re: War Games Reply with quote

B3 wrote:
Just to let you all know that Play are offering the 3-disc War Games set for a pre-order price of £12.99.

Now THAT is brilliant value.

Thankyou for that, B.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently Steve 'Gumby Restoration' Roberts himself has said that this is a pricing error by Play, so I think it's a case of order while you can and hope that they honour the lower price.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pex wrote:
Apparently Steve 'Gumby Restoration' Roberts himself has said that this is a pricing error by Play, so I think it's a case of order while you can and hope that they honour the lower price.



Fuck the lot of them.
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pex wrote:
Apparently Steve 'Gumby Restoration' Roberts himself has said that this is a pricing error by Play, so I think it's a case of order while you can and hope that they honour the lower price.


The more I hear from that prick, the more I can see why Ian Levine cracked the shits at him and the other twats at the RT ...
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The extras look fantastic on this DVD.
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently Play have now wised up to the pricing error Sad
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the extras for the War Games have been announced, and it looks pretty good really ...

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The Restoration Team has posted details of the upcoming DVD box set release of the final Patrick Troughton adventure The War Games on its website. The extras include:

• Commentary, with contributions from actors Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury, Philip Madoc, Jane Sherwin and Graham Weston, co-writer Terrance Dicks and script editor Derrick Sherwin.

• War Zone (dur. 36' 23") - cast and crew recall the making of Patrick Troughton's epic swansong. With actors Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury, Bernard Horsfall, Jane Sherwin and Graham Weston, director David Maloney, producer Derrick Sherwin, co-writer Terrance Dicks, designer Roger Cheveley, Doctor Who Magazine editor Tom Spilsbury , new series writers Paul Cornell, James Moran and Joseph Lidster. Narrated by Gerard Murphy.

• Shades of Grey (dur. 21' 45") - just how did the technical and artistic constraints of monochrome television conspire to effect the unique look and feel of early productions? With actors Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury and Jane Sherwin, script editors Terrance Dicks and Derrick Sherwin, director Timothy Combe, production designer Roger Cheveley, graphic designer Bernard Lodge and sound designer Brian Hodgson. Narrated by Gerard Murphy.

• Now and Then (dur. 9' 35") - the ongoing series visits the locations of 'The War Games' forty years on…

• The Doctor's Composer (dur. 17'32") - prolific composer Dudley Simpson looks back at his first five years of work on Doctor Who.

• Sylvia James - In Conversation (dur. 8' 27") - make-up designer Sylvia James talks about her work on Patrick Troughton's Doctor Who stories.

• Talking About Regeneration (dur. 24' 12") - the concept of regenerating a show's main character into an entirely new physical form proved to be both a lifesaver for the show and an increasingly important part of its mythos. This feature explores the ideas involved and takes a closer look at each of the Doctor's regenerations. With actors Peter Davison and Kate O'Mara, writers Rob Shearman, Joseph Lidster and Gareth Roberts.

• Time Zones (dur. 15' 21") - historians discuss the reality behind the various time zones featured in 'The War Games'. With political historian Dr. Martin Farr, military historian Crispin Swayne, Newcastle University's Lindsay Allison-Jones and author Prof. Susan-Mary Grant.

• Stripped for Action - The Second Doctor (dur. 13' 46") - the continuing series of features focussing on the Doctor's comic strip adventures looks at the Second Doctor. With former Doctor Who Magazine editors Alan Barnes and Gary Russell, comics historians Jeremy Bentham and John Ainsworth.

• On Target - Malcolm Hulke (dur. 20' 00") - the first in a series of features on the Target range of TV story novelizations looks at the work of writer Malcolm Hulke. With authors Terrance Dicks, Gary Russell and David J Howe, artist Chris Achilleos.

• Devious (dur. 12' 15") - for over a decade, a group of friends on England's south coast met on weekends to shoot an amateur Doctor Who film - 'Devious' - which takes place between the events of Patrick Troughton's swansong 'The War Games' and Jon Pertwee's introduction in 'Spearhead from Space', and features their own previously unknown incarnation of the Doctor. To segue back into 'Spearhead', the team decided to put up the money to employ Jon Pertwee for a day… in what was to become his last ever appearance as the Third Doctor. This feature also has a commentary from the production team.

Plus of course the usual Photo Gallery, Subtitle Production Notes, PDF material and Coming Soon trailer. If you look carefully on all three discs, you might find some interesting Easter Eggs hiding away, including a somewhat different take on 'The Trial of Doctor Who'. And so might I! And so might he!


Really looking foward to the Target author's featurette, it's about time they started doing them, and it's great to see one of the all time great Target Authors (and Who writers in general, Mac Hulke) be the first subject of this series.
FWIW I happen to think Hulke wrote better novelisations then Uncle Terry, he just had added more depth and characterisation to them.

I really enjoy those now and then featurettes as well.
And Phil Madoc and Terrance Dicks as part of the commentary ... Awesome ..

The best release I think this will be (in terms of bonus extras) probably since Trial last year.
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been watching the Devious project, on-and-off, for about five years, so I'll be interested to see what people make of them in the extras. Smile

Dudley Simpson should be interesting to hear from, too.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mumbles wrote:
Well the extras for the War Games have been announced, and it looks pretty good really ...

Really looking foward to the Target author's featurette, it's about time they started doing them, and it's great to see one of the all time great Target Authors (and Who writers in general, Mac Hulke) be the first subject of this series.
FWIW I happen to think Hulke wrote better novelisations then Uncle Terry, he just had added more depth and characterisation to them.

I really enjoy those now and then featurettes as well.
And Phil Madoc and Terrance Dicks as part of the commentary ... Awesome ..

The best release I think this will be (in terms of bonus extras) probably since Trial last year.


It's only right that a big deal should be made of The War Games release. Ten episodes of Troughton era Who, the last of the Sixties, the beginning of the Time Lords. It sets up so much of what follows in Doctor Who, it's almost a reinvention of the series. I just hope it's as good as it looks, for I've found 2 Entertain's recent efforts not so impressive.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chancellor Valium wrote:


Dudley Simpson should be interesting to hear from, too.


Yes, I was pleased to see he's still around. I think his best work was in the Seventies though, so I hope there's a look at that in a future release too.
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