The Time Monster & Revisitations Boxset Coming to DVD
In addition to Dan Hall's announcement of a Peladon boxset at a convention over the weekend the 2|Entertain chief has also confirmed two more titles due for release in 2010.
The Time Monster, the last story from Season Nine, sees the Third Doctor and Jo once again tackling the Master, who this time is trying to harness the power of Kronos, the titular Chronovore who feeds on time itself. For reasons too complicated to explain, all end up travelling back in time to Atlantis, where they meet Ingrid Pitt in the form of Queen Galleia, and the Minotaur, played by a pre-Star Wars Dave Prowse. Written by the great Third Doctor writing team of Robert Sloman and Barry Letts, this six part adventure, which aired in May and June 1972, is a welcome addition to the range.
The Revisitations boxset is a project that has been rumoured for some time but is only now formally confirmed. For a few years there have been rumblings that some of the earliest Who DVDs - the likes of The Robots of Death, Spearhead from Space, The Caves of Andronzani, The Tomb of the Cybermen, Vengeance on Varos, the McGann TWM, even perhaps The Talons of Weng-Chiang were a little lacking, either through fewer extras or a picture quality that, with more modern modern tools, could be significantly improved. This is where the new boxset comes in, spruced up versions of some of those earlier releases, not unlike the recent reissue of Remembrance of the Daleks. Exactly which of the titles I've listed will be included have not been revealed, but given a new commentary by Baker and Louise Jameson has been recorded for Robots of Death that seems a shoe-in, as does a new, Vid-FIRE version of Tomb and improved Spearhead and Caves.
More on these when we hear.