DVD Releases: May 4th 2010 Doctor Who, Dragon Ball and Hamlet
- Doctor Who: The Masque of Mandragora: Big fan of the Tom Baker years as Doctor Who. I'm so glad to see more of it released on DVD this way fans of the current show can go back and see some of the original episodes that inspired the current show. This also included commentary track by Tom Baker.
- Buy it / Rent it
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- Story: Crossing paths with a living energy field called the Mandragora Helix drives the TARDIS to 15th-century Italy, where the Doctor and Sarah get mixed up with an evil cult, royal intrigue and the destructive power of the Helix energy. With Sarah captured by cult members and the Doctor slated for execution, the pair will have to think fast to prevent the Helix from obliterating Earth.
- Dragon Ball: Season Four:Big Dragon Ball fan and for us this is an owner. Warning Dragon Ball is a silly, ridiculous, weird and highly addictive show best described as high fantasy version of WWF wresteling. I used to think Dragon Ball and Z was dumb then Eric got the season one box set. He sat me down and after a couple of episodes I converted and had to see more.
- Buy it / Rent it
- Story: A new breed of evil - more powerful than anything ever experienced - is taking the world's greatest martial artists down for the count. Goku is quick to join the fight, but he's about to meet his match in the form of King Piccolo. This menacing monster has the power to pulverize the planet, and his murderous rampage will not stop until he controls the power of the seven magic Dragon Balls. When Krillin is the first hero cut down by the monster's minion, the stage is set for a brutal grudge match between Goku and Piccolo. Earth's greatest champion vows to avenge the loss of his best friend, but first, he must journey to Korin Tower on a quest for the Ultra Divine Water: a magical elixir that could give him the strength to save humanity - or send him straight to the grave!
- Hamlet (2009): Classic Shakespeare tale that has been told in movie form many times before. This version stands out for the cast, production company and filming location. With David Tennant starring as Hamlet and Patrick Stewart as uncle Claudius that makes it a must see for me. Add to it this is a the Royal Shakespeare Company film meaning that the accents will be correct. This version of Hamlet is also filmed on location adding to the depth of the performance with real setting.
DVD Releases: September 15, 2009
Out this week we have five DVDs to feature: Sanctuary: The Complete First Season, Doctor Who: The Next Doctor, The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Second Season, Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Clone Commandos, Primeval, Vol. 2 (Series 3), X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
- Sanctuary: The Complete First Season: What a great sci-fi show. I love how it started as an independent web project utilizing an all virtual backdrop style that looks great. A must own exploration into the world of the abnormals. In season one we get to see the Sanctuary, Witches, a folding man, the dangerous Kush, the ever adorable Nubbins I want one and I know not to feed it after midnight, Nikola Tesla, Werewolfs, Vampires, and much more. Starring: Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Emilie Ullerup, Ryan Robbins, Christopher Heyerdahl, Agam Darshi. I can't wait for season two to start on October 9th
- Doctor Who: The Next Doctor (2008 Christmas Special): Victorian London is the setting of this "Doctor Who" Christmas special, which finds the time-traveling doc (David Tennant) arriving in the city on Christmas Eve, 1851, to investigate a string of murders -- only to encounter a familiar foe: the Cybermen. He also crosses paths with another Doctor (David Morrissey) -- whom he believes is a regeneration of himself -- and together they must battle their common enemy, the evil Mercy Hartigan.
- The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Second Season: This show is great geeky fun that is also a celebration in fandom. Whenever I want a nice laugh that still stimulates my mind with random science and a verbose vocabulary Big Bang Theory is my pick. I see a lot of myself in Leonard and I do live with Sheldon.
- Get your copy here from amazon: The Big Bang Theory season 2
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Clone Commandos: The second pack release of the TV Star Wars Series: Clone Wars. This DVD has four really good episodes "Rookies," "Storm Over Ryloth," "Innocents of Ryloth" and "Liberty on Ryloth." Full of Mace Windu goodness a plus yet not the complete series. I already own the complete series through . For those wanting to get it on DVD I would wait for the complete season which has a rumored fall release, fingers crossed.
- Primeval, Vol. 2 (Series 3): Is this series any good? I have watched some of the trailers for it but they did not get me excited to want to watch it. Evolutionary zoologist Nick Cutter recruits Egyptologist Sarah Page to the team, hoping her research can shed some light on the mysterious time anomalies that continue to deposit dangerous dinosaurs in modern England.
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine: This movie was an utter piece of excrement. Don't waste your time. If you are insistent on wasting your money then at least support us by buying it here:
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Doctor Who Site Change
"... a new site design and a much more dynamic way of accessing your favourite content... Don't worry - we're keeping all your favourite features, and adding plenty of brand new ones over the coming weeks. For example, look out for exclusive videos from the show's stars, quizzes, puzzles and The Monster Fileså We've got some surprises too, but we'll keep those under wraps for the moment."
Some surprises! I hope that maybe that would include add supported streaming feature. I would love to be able to watch Doctor Who in near real time. This way I can join in on the conversation and excitement along with fellow fans who can already watch it in near real time.
The update will occur on Wednesday April 2.
All I want for Christmas is My Daleks
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…
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!