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
- More Doctor Who on dashPunk
- 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.
Doctor Who David Tennant Tribute Vid
I've been trying to find a way to honor Ten and his years after "The End of Time", and this felt like a nice way of doing it. Hopefully, I've made him justice.
This vid is a fun nostalgic return to the adventures of the 10th Doctor Who. The use of Come Sail Away was a good touch to help set the mood. The vid features many of the Doctors companions: Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Donna Noble, Sarah Jones, Captain Jack, Jenny and even River Song.
He had such favorable reactions (MUCH love for everyone who commented! Seriously, I can't thank you enough) and I just loved him so much in it that I couldn't just cut him. And, in fact, this turned out to be a very good decision once I managed to figure out an ending for his "B plot", which made a pretty good ending for the vid itself… when the Doc regenerates, his older self isn't gone, he just stays home and watches his current self on the TV. ;)
di0br uses Christopher Eccleston the 9th doctor to knit together all of the other parts of the video. Setting him as someone watching the other vids on a TV flipping channels as a transition between songs. I would have loved to see a moment when Eccleston changed the channel and had Tennant telling him not to blink.
At 7 minutes long it seems long at first but worth watching. The length works as a tribute vid. I would like to see some of the parts made into individual vids themselves.
- “It's the end of the world as we know it” would make a fun vid there are so many scenes to pull from in addition to the ones feature here.
- "Bohemian rhapsody" the use of it with clips from Human Nature was brilliant. I would love to see it expanded to a full vid in itself adding clips from Utopia as well. The anguish of the Master before he is let go would add an interesting element and pull the two events together through the watches.
- A Jack Tubthumping vid just writes it’s self
- "Sympathy for the devil" I wished this song started with Mr Saxon and want a vid of that featuring Mr Saxon and the Master
- Last but not least "I think I'm a clone now" would make a hilarious vid not only looking at the multiple doctors but also the master when he reproduced himself in The End of Time and also use Jenny the Doctors daughter.
FULL TRACK LIST: "Come sail away" by Styx "Kung Fu fighting" by Carl Douglas "Girls just wanna have fun" by Cyndi Lauper "My humps" by the Black Eyed Peas "It's the end of the world as we know it" by R.E.M. "All by myself" by Air Supply [*ahem* OOPS evidently, this song is by Eric Carmen, not Air Supply. HUGE thanks to newwen07 for pointing that out to me ;)] "Bohemian rhapsody" by Queen "F**k you" by Lily Allen "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba "Sympathy for the devil" by the Rolling Stones "Lady in red" by Chris DeBurgh "No rain" by Blind Melon "Time after time" by Cyndi Lauper "I think I'm a clone now" by Weird Al Yankovic "Without me" by Eminem "How far we've come" by Matchbox 20 "Changes" by Butterfly Boucher feat. David Bowie PLUS "Vogue" by Madonna and "Never gonna give you up" by Rick Astley
Doctor Who: The End of Time Sneak Peak
Watch a sneak peak for the final David Tennant Doctor Who special The End of Time. Watch the video above.
- The Ood are Back!!!
- I love the upgrades to the Tardis
- "He will knock four times."
Doctor Who: The End of Time premiers in the U.S. on December 26th
A Doctor Who Christmas
December is going to bring the last three David Tennant Doctor Who episodes to the U.S. I’m glad to see only a one day delay for the 2009 Christmas special. This is not only the end of the David Tennant doctor it is also the last written by Russel T Davies.
On the 19th day of December BBC America got for me Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars
On the 26th day of December BBC America got for me Doctor Who: The End of Time
If only on the 5th day of Christmas Santa would bring to me 5 golden Dalaks.
Trailer for Waters of Mars
Trailer for The End of Time
(via Slice of SciFi)
Doctor who: Series Four Box Set Features
Doctor Who: Series Four box set's features are now known. It will be released in the UK on November 17th and in the states on the 18th. The box set will have tons of Doctor Who goodness. It's going to cost $64.99. The cover art, shown on the left, has a simple beauty about it that I like. The high price point on the box sets led me to get season three through iTunes but after that experience that might not be the best choice. I loved having it in digital form and having the viewing convince brought by that medium. On the down side iTunes only provides the episodes. I did not expect to get the bonous features, commentaries and behind the scene material but I thought it would include the Christmas special, I was wrong.
The Series four box set features will include:
- 2007 Christmas Special: Voyage of the Damned
- All 13 episodes of Doctor Who series four
- 14 episodes of Doctor Who Confidential (Cut downs)
- 14 Commentaries
- 14 Audio Descriptions
- David Tennant's Video Diaries
- Kylie Minogue's Video Diary
- Children in Need Special: Time Crash
- Out-Takes & Deleted Scenes
With all of that additional material the cost difference makes sense because there is more than twice the viewing hours. I can't wait to see what out-takes and deleted scenes are included!