Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.
 

No. 2 of 17 in the Miscellaneous TV spin-offs series
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Starring: Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, Jill Curzon & Roberta Tovey
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Editions:  UK UK (original VHS) | US US (original VHS) | Japan Japan (VHS) | UK UK (reissue 1 VHS) | Australia Australia (original VHS) | Australia Australia (reissue VHS) | US US (reissue VHS) | UK UK (reissue 2 VHS) | US US (DVD) | France France (DVD) | Spain Spain (DVD) | Japan Japan (DVD) | Australia Australia (DVD) | UK UK (DVD) | UK UK (1st Blu-ray) | Australia Australia (Blu-ray) | UK UK (2nd Blu-ray)
Note:This is the second of the two big-screen Doctor Who movies from the mid-60s starring Peter Cushing — the first was Dr Who and the Daleks. Both movies are also available together as part of the Dalek movie box set. Also available is a music soundtrack and unofficial novelisation of this movie.

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Edition: UK UK (original VHS)
Released:  April 1982
Publisher:  Thorn EMI
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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Note:  Released on both VHS and Betamax.

Cover blurb:
When Dr Who returned to cinema screens in 1966, it was noticeable that the old boy was a good deal less absent-minded and considerably more a man-of-action than he had been in the earlier film, Dr. Who and the Daleks. Possibly a year spent roaming about in time and space had had a rejuvenating effect on him, which was just as well, because the Daleks had learned a lot of new and even nastier tricks for their Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

This exciting tale starts in the present day when Special Constable Tom Campbell (Bernard Cribbins) gets zonked on the head by a crook driving a getaway car and dashes to what he thinks is a police box to 'phone for help. His eyes nearly drop out of his head when he finds himself inside the Tardis with the Doctor, his granddaughter Susie (Roberta Tovey) and his niece Louise (Jill Curzon). Seconds later, give or take a gasp of amazed disbelief from Tom, the door of the Tardis opens on the deserted ruins of London over 200 years in the future. Our intrepid explorers find they are not quite alone: a handful of resistance fighters (among them Ray Brooks and Andrew Keir) are waging a guerilla war against the Daleks, who have landed in force from a flying saucer. If they are caught — and not ex-ter-min-ated — they will be turned into mindless Robomen or sent to work as slaves digging a deep mine near Bedford. Hand-made bombs and a few guns are all they have to fight with, so our side looks like losing the struggle for freedom until Dr Who applies his brilliant brain to deducing what the Daleks need from Earth. Only then will he know their weakness and be able to devise a way of destroying them — which he does, with spectacular results! Made for an older audience than Dr Who and the Daleks, Invasion Earth is all action and suspense, without being too horrific for family viewing.

MARJORIE BILBOW

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Edition: US US (original VHS)
Released:  January 1986 (Exact date unconfirmed)
Publisher:  HBO Cannon
Format: 1 x VHS NTSC
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When Dr Who returned to cinema screens in 1966, it was noticeable that the old boy was a good deal less absent-minded and considerably more a man of action than he had been in the earlier film, Dr. Who and the Daleks. Possibly a year spent roaming about in time and space had had a rejuvenating effect on him, which was just as well, because the Daleks had learned a lot of new and even nastier tricks for their Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

This exciting tale starts in the present day when Special Constable Tom Campbell (Bernard Cribbins) gets socked on the head by a crook driving a getaway car and dashes to what he thinks is a police box to 'phone for help. His eyes nearly drop out of his head when he finds himself inside the Tardis with the Doctor, his granddaughter Susie (Roberta Tovey) and his niece Louise (Jill Curzon). Seconds later, give or take a gasp of amazed disbelief from Tom, the door of the Tardis opens on the deserted ruins of London over 200 years in the future. Our intrepid explorers find they are not quite alone: a handful of resistance fighters (among them Ray Brooks and Andrew Keir) are waging a guerilla war against the Daleks, who have landed in force from a flying saucer. If they are caught — and not ex-ter-min-ated — they will be turned into mindless Robomen or sent to work as slaves digging a deep mine near Bedford. Hand-made bombs and a few guns are all they have to fight with, no one side looks like losing the struggle for freedom until Dr Who applies his brilliant brain to deducing what the Daleks need from Earth. Only then will he know their weakness and be able to devise a way of destroying them — which he does, with spectacular results! Made for an older audience than Dr Who and the Daleks, Invasion Earth is all action and suspense, without being too horrific for family viewing.

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Edition: Japan Japan (VHS)
Released:  January 1987
Publisher:  King Video
Format: 1 x VHS NTSC
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Edition: UK UK (reissue 1 VHS)
Released:  June 1988
Publisher:  Warner Home Video
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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Dr. Who is transported by the TARDIS to a devastated future Earth under cosmic attack by the vengeful Daleks. Whole continents have been wiped out and humans turned into Robomen — living dead slaves!

The evil Daleks plan to blast out the Earth's core with an atomic bomb and pilot the conquered planet as a giant spaceship. Only the underground resistance movement stands in the way of total Dalek control and extermination.

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Edition: Australia Australia (original VHS)
Released:  January 1989 (Exact date unconfirmed)
Publisher:  Warner Home Video
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Cover blurb:
Same as 1988 UK edition above.

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Edition: Australia Australia (reissue VHS)
Released:  January 1990
Publisher:  PolyGram
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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Note:  Unlike the original Australian edition which was in 4:3 format, this reissue is in widescreen.

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Earth is an eerie and sinister place in 2150 AD. Subjected to a ferocious Dalek invasion, it has been bombarded with meteorites and cosmic rays. Its cities have been smashed and human beings turned into living dead men — Robomen — able to act only on radioed instructions from their masters. Only a small group of resistance fighters holds out in London. But then a brilliant scientist, Dr Who, is transported into the future by a time and space machine. He arrives determined to destroy the Daleks.

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Edition: US US (reissue VHS)
Title:  Dr. Who: Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.
Released:  January 1994
Publisher:  Lumiere
Format: 1 x VHS NTSC
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Cover blurb:
Same as Australian edition.

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Edition: UK UK (reissue 2 VHS)
Released:  May 1996
Publisher:  Warner Home Video
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Note:  Widescreen. Came with a colour art card when purchased in WH Smith.

Cover blurb:
Peter Cushing is back as one of the best-loved Science-Fiction characters of all time. In this second feature-length adventure, the Doctor and his companions are hurled into the future and make a horrifying discovery: the Daleks have conquered the Earth!

The metal fiends have devastated entire continents and turned the survovors into lobotomised automatons, the dreaded Robomen. The Doctor risks his life to join forces with a band of rebels to thwart the Daleks before they complete their final evil plan: to explode the Earth's core!

Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. has been digitally remastered into the original wide Techniscope ratio and stars Perer Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, Ray Brooks and Roberta Tovey.

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Edition: US US (DVD)
Released:  November 2001
Publisher:  Anchor Bay
Format: 1 x DVD
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Cover blurb:
Doctor Who returns in an out-of-this-world battle for the future!

The legendary Peter Cushing stars in this action-packed film sequel to DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS, adapted from the beloved BBC-TV serial that has captured the world's imagination for more than 40 years!

This time, the remarkable Doctor and his companions use their time machine the T.A.R.D.I.S. to travel to the Earth's future. But when they arrive, they discover a battle-ravaged world where mankind has been conquered and enslaved by the diabolical Daleks. Can Doctor Who foil their fiendish plan to mine the Earth's nuclear core, and help a brave band of human rebels to take back the planet?

Features:

  • Widescreen Presentation (2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Poster and Still Gallery
  • Photo Essay: A History of Doctor Who
  • Peter Cushing bio
  • Languages: English, French

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Edition: France France (DVD)
Title:  Les Daleks Envahissent la Terre
Released:  November 2001
Publisher:  Canal+ Video
Format: 1 x DVD
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Note:  The French title simply translates as "The Daleks Invade Earth". This Region 2 DVD includes an introduction by French writer & critic Jean-Pierre Dionnet and forms part of a series of Hammer Horror DVDs with similar packaging & introductions. (The first Cushing movie Dr. Who & the Daleks was not part of this series.)

Cover blurb:
Le Docteur Who s'engage dans un nouveau voyage grâce à sa machine à voyager dans le temps. Se retrouvant en l'an 2150, il découvre que la Terre a été envahie par les robots Daleks, qui ont mis en esclavage une partie de la population. Le Dr Who rentre en contact avec la résistance et va tenter de déjouer les plans des Daleks.

Rough translation: Doctor Who embarks on a new voyage thanks to his time travel machine. Finding himself in the year 2150, he discovers that Earth has been invaded by Dalek robots, who have enslaved part of the population. Dr. Who contacts the resistance and tries to thwart the Daleks' plans.

Special features:

  • Introduction to the film by Jean-Pierre Dionnet
  • Dalekmania documentary
  • Photo & poster gallery
  • Filmographies
  • Production notes
  • French or English audio
  • French subtitles

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Edition: Spain Spain (DVD)
Title:  Los Daleks Invaden la Tierra 2150 A.D.
Released:  March 2009
Publisher:  Universal
Format: 1 x DVD
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Note:  Yes, that cover art really does show Daleks shooting out of their eyestalks...!

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Edition: Japan Japan (DVD)
Released:  November 2011
Publisher:  Universal
Format: 1 x DVD
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Edition: Australia Australia (DVD)
Released:  November 2012
Publisher:  Umbrella Entertainment
Format: 1 x DVD
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Note:  Region 4 disc. The sleeve describes the film as "the first-ever colour incarnation" when it course this was actually the second such film.

Cover blurb:
Get set to journey back in time to face the future all over again with one of the most esteemed sci-fi screen heroes of all, debonair humanoid and timelord extraordinaire — Dr. Who in DALEKS - INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D.

PETER CUSHING (Star Wars Epiode [sic] IV: A New Hope) takes to the TARDIS in this thrilling story of the Doctor's battle to save the human population of the future from being enslaved as Robomen. Doomed to serve the dreaded Daleks forever mining the Earth's core, the human race has never faced a greater danger than now and it is up to the intrepid Dr Who, with the assistance of the underground resistance movement, to prevent total Dalek domination bringing an end to civilisation as we know it.

Renowned as the first ever colour incarnation of the legendary doctor, this feature-length adventure, made by the famed British AMICUS production company, is a cult-classic — destined to keep the spirit of time-travel alive and ticking.

SPECIAL FEATURE
DALEKMANIA: The definitive Dalek documentary — 57 min

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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
Released:  May 2013
Publisher:  StudioCanal
Format: 1 x DVD
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Note:  Extras as follows:

  • Restoring Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.
  • Interview with actor Bernard Cribbins
  • Interview with author Gareth Owen
  • Stills Gallery
  • Trailer

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Edition: UK UK (1st Blu-ray)
Released:  May 2013
Publisher:  StudioCanal
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Edition: Australia Australia (Blu-ray)
Released:  March 2014
Publisher:  Umbrella Entertainment
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Note:  Extras include a trailer, Bernard Cribbins and Gareth Owen interviews, and the Dalekmania documentary.

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Edition: UK UK (2nd Blu-ray)
Released:  May 2015
Publisher:  StudioCanal
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Note:  Limited edition steelbook (2,000 copies), exclusive to UK online retailer Zavvi — although reseller copies have since started appearing on Amazon.

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Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. directed by Gordon Flemyng, now fully restored and starring Peter Cushing in his return to the big screen as British TV's most iconic sci-fi hero, Dr. Who.

The earth of 2150 A.D. is a desolate and hostile ruin of a planet, crumbling at the edge of civilisation, slowly disappearing into the darkness of space. For the future of planet Earth now belongs to The Daleks, a destructive army of alien invaders who have turned the human race into cowering slaves. Meanwhile, deep within the London Underground, a group of resistance freedom fighters are planning an attack. But there's only one man who could possibly help them succeed in destroying their extraterrestrial enemies and take back control of planet Earth. A man of mystery, a man of time and space, a man known only as... The Doctor.

EXTRAS:
• Restoring Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. • Interview with actor Bernard Cribbins • Interview with author Gareth Owen • Stills Gallery • Trailer


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