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Doctor Who | News | 04 May 2007

DVD update

DVD update

Revised schedule, plus Time-Flight and Arc of Infinity.

2Entertain have announced some ajustments to their DVD release schedule, plus a new two-story release from the Fifth Doctor era.

The schedule from late June is now:

25 June: Series 3, Volume 2
9 July: Timelash
23 July: Series 3, Volume 3
6 August: Time-flight / Arc of Infinity

The Restoration Team have unveiled provisional details of the Time-Flight / Arc of Infinity release:

Time-Flight:

  • Audio commentary from Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and script editor Eric Saward
  • Mouth on Legs - the first ever on-screen interview with Janet Fielding on a Classic Series DVD release
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes package, taken from both broadcast quality and timecoded viewing copies of the studio recordings and early edits
  • Jurassic Larks - behind-the-scenes action from the studio recording sessions
  • Out-takes - a collection of humorous fluffs and technical gaffs from the story's production
  • Peter Grimwade interview from 1987, in which the late writer / director talks to Nick Briggs about his writing work on this story
  • Photo gallery
  • Coming Soon trailer
  • Production information subtitles
  • 1983 Doctor Who Annual and Radio Times listings in PDF files

Arc of Infinity:

  • Audio commentary, featuring Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Colin Baker
  • Anti-Matter from Amsterdam - a new documentary which looks at the making of Arc of Infinity. Featuring actors Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sarah Sutton, Ian Collier, Paul Jerricho and Alistair Cumming, along with script editor Eric Saward, with writer Johnny Byrne and narrator Sophie Aldred filmed on-location in Amsterdam
  • The Omega Factor in which writers and actors involved in the various Omega stories look at the character and motivations of the renegade Time Lord. Featuring co-creator Bob Baker, writer Johnny Byrne, actors Stephen Thorne and Ian Collier, and writer Nev Fountain, who continued Omega's story in an audio play from Big Finish
  • Deleted Scenes package, taken from a timecoded viewing copy of an early edit of the last episode.
  • Under Arc Lights - behind-the-scenes studio footage, courtesy of timecoded viewing copies of some of the studio recording sessions
  • A CGI Effects option, giving the viewer the option to watch the story with eighteen of the original video effects sequences replaced by new CGI versions.
  • Isolated music track
  • BBC1 trailer and continuity announcements
  • Photo gallery
  • Coming Soon trailer
  • Production information subtitles
  • Radio Times listings

For details on the actual restoration of the episodes and further info on the extras, check out the Restoration Team website using the link below.


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