Doctor Who: Black Guardian Trilogy (R2) in August
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2 Entertain have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Doctor Who: Black Guardian Trilogy on 10th August 2009 priced at £39.14 RRP. Starring Peter Davison this three-part adventure reintroduces the Black Guardian and his opposite number the White Guardian.
Content is spread across four-discs. Extras are outlined per-part below…
- Commentary - with actors Peter Davison, Mark Strickson and Nicholas Courtney, script editor Eric Saward.
- Who Wants to Live Forever? - cast and crew look back at the making of the story. With actors Peter Davison, Nicholas Courtney, Mark Strickson, David Collings and Lucy Benjamin, director Peter Moffatt, script editor Eric Saward and plastic surgeon Dr. Simon Withey. Narrated by Floella Benjamin.
- Liberty Hall - a new drama. Journalist Philip Clarke (Simon Ockenden) travels to Brendan School to interview Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart.
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- Film Trims - film trims from the location filming, including clapperboards and cast and crew setting up and performing various takes.
- Out-takes - the producer's blooper reel.
- CGI Effects
- Photo Gallery
- Set Photo Gallery - set design photos from the story.
- Isolated Score - option to watch the story with the isolated music score.
- Coming Soon
- Programme Subtitles
- Subtitle Production Notes
- Commentary - with actors Peter Davison, Mark Strickson and Sarah Sutton, writer Stephen Gallagher.
- Breaking Point - cast and crew look back at the making of the story. With actors Peter Davison, Mark Strickson, Sarah Sutton and Martin Potter, director Fiona Cumming, writer Stephen Gallagher, designer Dick Coles, camera supervisor Alec Wheal and sound supervisor Scott Talbott. Narrated by Floella Benjamin.
- Origins of the Universe - Sir Patrick Moore and, Dr. John Mason take a look at the science behind the Big Bang and the origins of the universe.
- Original Storyboards - production storyboards for the spaceship sequences, plus how the shots were realised on screen.
- Unused Model Shots - a selection of unused takes from the model effects shoot, taken from a timecoded production tape.
- CGI Effects, Photo Gallery, Isolated Score, Coming Soon, Programme Subtitles & Subtitle Production Notes
- Commentary - with actors Peter Davison and Mark Strickson, writer Barbara Clegg and director Fiona Cumming.
- Winner Takes All - cast and crew look back at the making of the story. With actors Peter Davison, Mark Strickson, Janet Fielding, Keith Barron, Christopher Brown and Leee John, director Fiona Cumming, writer Barbara Clegg, costume designer Dinah Collin and camera supervisor Alec Wheal. Narrated by Floella Benjamin.
- Casting Off! - an actor's view of working on Doctor Who. With Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Mark Strickson, Keith Barron, Christopher Brown and Leee John, with director Fiona Cumming.
- Single Write Female - writer Barbara Clegg looks back on her career and the writing of 'Enlightenment'.
- The Story of the Guardians - the Guardians have appeared in Doctor Who as far back as Tom Baker's era… but who - or what - are they? With Robert Luckham (son of the late White Guardian, Cyril Luckham), Sarah Leppard (daughter of the late Black Guardian, Valentine Dyall), Doctor Who Magazine editor Tom Spilsbury and Doctor Who Adventures editor Moray Laing.
- Storyboards - a dual-angle feature, in which visual effects supervisor Mike Kelt uses the original storyboards to explain how he went about planning and shooting the model effects sequences for the show.
- Photo Gallery, Isolated Score, Coming Soon, Programme Subtitles & Subtitle Production Notes
Enlightenment Special Edition:
- 75 min movie-format edit in 16:9 with 5.1 (default) and stereo audio. Menu option to play with an introduction (dur. 1' 28") by the director if required.
- Re-Enlightenment (dur. 14' 30") - the production team responsible for the new version of 'Enlightenment' discuss how they are going to approach the task in hand…
- Original Edit Comparison (dur. 2' 34") - a comparison of the original opening of episode three compared to that eventually seen on transmission.
- Film Trims (dur. 5' 32") - trims from the story's filmed sequences.
- Finding Mark Strickson (dur. 8' 28") - Mark Strickson looks back over his acting career.
- Finding Sarah Sutton (dur. 7' 45") - Sarah Sutton looks back over her acting career.
- Russell Harty Christmas Party (dur. 3' 31") - Peter Davison and his then-wife Sandra Dickinson perform a song and dance routine on Russell Harty's 1982 Christmas show.
- Continuity (dur. 2' 09") - BBC1 continuity announcements from the story's original transmission.
- Programmme subtitles
- PDF Materials (Radio Times Listings, Production Bible)