All I want for Christmas is My Daleks

519sQVr7MQL._AA240_On Nov 26 2007 the glorious and grand BBC released a very exciting box set titled "Doctor Who : The Davros Collection." This glorious news brings me great sadness because I can not get it and if I got my hands on it I could not even watch it :( They released it as a region 2 DVD and being American I can only watch region 1 DVD's. That being said, I hope that they will do a release for the states so that I could get it.

The box set contents as described by amazon.co.uk

The Doctor Who: Davros Collection contains: all five classic Doctor Who Davros stories, including an exclusive special edition of "Remembrance of the Daleks", all seven Davros audio stories, plus an exclusive brand new audio story – "The Davros Mission", and a host of special features including an exclusive documentary.

Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks (discs 1 & 2):
This classic Doctor Who story was voted number one in a poll by Doctor Who Magazine. Starring fans’ favourite Tom Baker as the fourth Doctor, "Genesis of the Daleks" introduces the merciless villain Davros (Michael Wisher), and tells the terrifying story of how the Daleks came to be.
Disc 2 contains a brand new documentary "Davros Connections" which takes an in-depth look at the history of the Daleks' creator, Davros.
Special features include:
Commentary with Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Peter Miles (Nyder) & David Maloney, "Genesis of a Classic" - cast & crew recall working on the story in this specially shot documentary.
"The Dalek Tapes" – new documentary narrated by Terry Molloy (who plays Davros in other Doctor Who stories), that tells the story of the Doctor’s most iconic villain, including rare footage from programmes such as Blue Peter.
"Blue Peter" – a March 1975 item looking at a collection of Doctor Who models.
Doctor Who 1976 Annual as a PDF
Radio Times listings
Continuity compilation
Photo gallery
Subtitles


Doctor Who: Destiny of the Daleks (Disc 3).
"Destiny of the Daleks" stars the much loved Tom Baker as the fourth Doctor alongside Lalla Ward as a newly regenerated Romana and David Gooderson the most notorious villain, Davros.
Special features include:
Commentary with actors Lalla Ward and David Gooderson, director Ken Grieve.
"Terror Nation" - documentary about writer Terry Nation, creator of the Daleks, and his work on Doctor Who. With contributions from producers Barry Letts and Philip Hinchcliffe, script editor Terrance Dicks, director Richard Martin and Dalek voice artiste Nicholas Briggs.
"Directing Who" - director Ken Grieve recalls his time on this story.
CGI Effects – providing the option to watch the story with seventeen of the original video effects sequences replaced by CGI versions.
Trails and Continuity - BBC1 trails and continuity announcements from the story's transmission, including the specially shot trailer heralding the return of the Daleks.
Photo gallery - production, design and publicity photos.
Prime Computer adverts - Australian TV adverts for Prime Computers, starring the Doctor and Romana.


Doctor Who: Resurrection of the Daleks (disc 4)
Peter Davison stars as the fifth Doctor in "Resurrection of the Daleks". Captured in a Time Corridor, the Doctor and his companions are forced to land on 20th Century Earth, after being diverted by the Daleks. It is here that the true purpose of the Time Corridor becomes apparent: after 90 years of imprisonment, Davros is to be liberated to assist in the resurrection of his army. But not even the Daleks foresee the poisonous threat presented by their creator. Indeed, who would suspect Davros of wanting to destroy his own Daleks – and why?
Special features include:
40th Anniversary video
Commentary by Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, director Matthew Robinson.
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound Mix.
On Location - director Matthew Robinson takes a tour round the Shad Thames locations used during filming. Includes the last ever interview with producer John Nathan-Turner.
Breakfast Time
Trail for episode One
TARDIS-Cam no.4
Extended and Deleted Scenes
Production Notes.


Doctor Who: Revelation of the Daleks (disc 5)
"Revelation of the Daleks" stars Colin Baker as the sixth Doctor, with Nicola Bryant as his assistant Peri, battling with his most enduring enemy, the Daleks. Davros plans to create a whole new army of Daleks with which to take control of the Universe and it is up to the Doctor to stop him…
Special features include:
Commentary with director Graeme Harper, writer Eric Saward and actors Nicola Bryant and Terry Molloy.
Revelation Exhumed - a new featurette interviewing cast and crew.
In Studio - a behind-the-scenes featurette, which can be viewed with raw studio sound or with a commentary by Graeme Harper and Terry Molloy.
CGI Effects
Continuity - off-air continuity announcements from the original and repeat BBC transmissions, and shows how original two-parter was split to four parts on the repeat.
Deleted scenes
Isolated music
Picture gallery
Production notes
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound mix.


Doctor Who: Remembrance of the Daleks Special Edition (discs 6 and 7)
Although "Remembrance of the Daleks" is already available as a single DVD, this box set exclusively contains a 2-disc special edition of the story. This special edition of "Remembrance of the Daleks" features a host of extras including:
Commentary with actors Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred.
Back to School - Cast and crew talk about the making of the story accompanied by rare behind-the-scenes material.
Remembrances - Cast and crew talk about the influences and references to other Doctor Who adventures that are spread throughout the story.
Extended and deleted scenes
Outtakes
Multi-angle sequences - allowing the viewer to watch Ace's escape from the Chemistry lab and the Daleks blowing up the large gates from one of two camera angles.
Trails and continuity
Photo gallery
Isolated music
Radio Times listings
Subtitles
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound mix


Davros Audio Stories (disc 8)
This special edition box set contains an exclusive compilation of all 7 Davros audio stories plus an exclusive brand new audio story – "The Davros Mission" written by Nicholas Briggs. In this new audio drama, specially commissioned for this box set, Davros is taken by the Daleks for trial and imminent execution. But even in his darkest hour, he finds allies and an insatiable cunning to survive…


That Rocks!!!

Now the reviews are very entertaining and can be summarized with those who loved the box set did so because of the contents and materials. Those that hated it were mad because the box set was a repackaging of episodes that the collectors already had. Now I understand the frustration of buying shows twice I went through it with Star Trek but I love having those types of collections. I love those types of collections because having both gives me more choices. I find myself at times sitting down and watching through Star Trek episode by episode or when I just want to watch the episodes with Klingons in it I put in the Star Trek Fan Collective - Klingon. I would love to have the Davros collection because then when I want to watch Dr. Who I can put in Dr. Who and watch through the episodes and when I want to watch the Daleks I could put in the complete Davros collection.

I hope that the BBC produces a region one release of "Doctor Who : The Davros Collection." To my brothers and sisters across the "pond" once again I'm envious. Cheers!

Brian