The Stranger: More Than A Messiah
 

No. 2 of 7 in the The Stranger videos series
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Starring: Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Sophie Aldred & Peter Miles
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Edition: UK UK (original VHS)
Title:  More Than a Messiah
Released:  January 1992
Publisher:  BBV
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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Edition: US US (VHS)
Title:  More Than a Messiah
Released:  December 1992
Publisher:  DHI Home Video
Format: 1 x VHS NTSC
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Majus Seventeen: a paradise world where interplanetary tourists are encouraged to live in simple, wooden cabins amongst primitive but friendly wildlife, a stone's throw away from a serene ocean.

When the Stranger (Colin Baker) and Miss Brown (Nicola Bryant) arrive, they soon realise that Majus Seventeen is not what the brochures promise. In its dark forests, decaying bodies rise from the ground; bathing tourists are swallowed by an angry sea; and the wildlife is far from friendly.

Not far away, the long-suffering Charlotte Darton (Barbara Shelly) struggles with the eccentricities of her husband Bernard (Peter Miles), haunted by a mysterious girl (Sophie Aldred) whose infatuation with The Stranger eventually threatens the lives of everyone on the planet.

This enthralling sequel to Summoned by Shadows stars a cast familiar to Doctor Who and fantasy fans in a nightmarish adventure wherein nothing and no one is what they seem to be.

"Stunning visuals, great character and a thriller with a conscience." Gary Russell, Doctor Who Magazine

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Edition: UK UK (reissue VHS)
Released:  June 2000
Publisher:  Reeltime Pictures
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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Note:  This release also contains the second half of the documentary The Doctors: 30 Years of Time Travel and Beyond. (The first half was re-released along with The Stranger: Summoned by Shadows)

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A mysterious wanderer in time and space, drifting from world to world — who exactly is The Stranger?

Majus 17 isn't what the travel brochures promised. In its benighted forests putrefied bodies rise from the earth and on its troubled seas tourists are consumed by an angry world.

The Stranger (COLIN BAKER) and Miss Brown (NICOLA BRYANT) soon find themselves embroiled in a battle against nature itself as a mysterious girl (SOPHIE ALDRED) displays an infatuated obsession with the Stranger.

"a thriller with a conscience"
Doctor Who Magazine

THE DOCTORS: 30 YEARS OF TIME TRAVEL & BEYOND Part Two

This is the story of Britain's most famous SF programme told by the actors who played the celebrated Doctor. Included are specially shot interviews with JON PERTWEE, PETER DAVISON, COLIN BAKER and SYLVESTER McCOY plus a host of assistants and production staff! Also included are unique pictures and behind-the-scenes film from the series.

This exclusive extended version of The Doctors is available to every DOCTOR WHO fan for the first time!

Part 1 of this production appears with the first Stranger release Summoned by Shadows.

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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
Released:  June 2003
Publisher:  BBV
Format: 1 x DVD
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Note:  Region 0 double-sided DVD: PAL on one side of the disc, NTSC on the other.

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Majus XVII — a paradise world of plenty where interplanetary tourists can relax and enjoy life. But for the retired Bernard Darton (Peter Miles) and his wife Charlotte, pleasure comes at too high a price. The Stranger (Colin Baker) and Miss Brown (Nicola Bryant) soon find themselves embroiled in a battle against nature itself as a mysterious girl (Sophie Aldred) displays an infatuated obsession with The Stranger.

This DVD comes complete with:

  • Previously unreleased interview footage from controversial BBV documentary 'The Doctors — 30 years of time travel and beyond', with Peter Davison and Mark Strickson
  • 'Making of' documentary by Bill Baggs
  • Re-mixed and extended soundtrack featuring new music by Alastair Lock
  • All new audio short story 'Force of Nature' by Stuart Robinson and James Potter

'More than a Messiah' — More than just a DVD

SPECIAL FEATURES:
SUBTITLES / Documentary 'Making of More than a Messiah'
Previously unreleased interview material with Peter Davison and Mark Strickson
Remixed soundtrack / New audio short story


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