The Deadly Assassin
 

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Starring: Tom Baker
By:Robert Holmes
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Editions:  UK UK (DVD) | Australia Australia (DVD) | US US (DVD)
Note:Visit the Restoration Team website for more details on the DVD extras.

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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
When:  May 2009
Format: 1 x DVD
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Note:  Unlike most of the other UK DVD releases (which are coded both for Region 2 & Region 4), this UK release for some reason is Region 2 only — Aussies who import their DVDs from the UK, please note!

Cover blurb:
Gallifrey. Planet of the Time Lords. The Doctor has finally come home, but not by choice.

Summoned by a vision from The Matrix, he is drawn into web [sic] of political intrigue and assassination. Nothing is quite what it seems, and in the shadows lurks his oldest and deadliest enemy...

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Commentary by Tom Baker (The Doctor), Bernard Horsfall (Goth) and Philip Hinchcliffe (Producer)
  • The Matrix Revisited Cast, crew and critics look back at the making of this story, featuring director David Maloney, designer Roger Murray-Leach and the founder of the National Viewers and Listeners Association, Mary Whitehouse
  • The Gallifreyan Candidate A look at Richard Condon's novel The Manchurian Candidate, a major influence on the plot of The Deadly Assassin
  • The Frighten Factor What exactly is Doctor Who's 'Frighten Factor'? A diverse panel of experts try to answer the question
  • Radio Times Billings Listings for this story presented in a PDF file (DVD-ROM — PC/Mac)
  • Photo Gallery
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Easter Egg
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 30th October - 20th November 1976

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Edition: Australia Australia (DVD)
When:  July 2009
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Same as UK edition, minus the mention of the Coming Soon trailer.

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Edition: US US (DVD)
When:  September 2009
Format: 1 x DVD
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Cover blurb:
Gallifrey. Planet of the Time Lords. The Doctor has finally come home, but not by choice.

Summoned by a vision from The Matrix, he is drawn into a web of political intrigue and assassination. Nothing is quite what it seems, and in the shadows lurks his oldest and deadliest enemy.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio Commentary by actors Tom Baker (the Doctor) and Bernard Horsfall (Chancellor Goth) and producer Philip Hinchcliffe
  • The Matrix Revisited Making Of featuring Tom Baker, Bernard Horsfall, Philip Hinchcliffe, director David Maloney, designer Roger Murray-Leach and Mary Whitehouse, founder of the National Viewers and Listeners Association (29 mins)
  • The Gallifreyan Candidate A look at Richard Condon's novel The Manchurian Candidate and its influence on the story (10 mins)
  • The Frighten Factor What exactly is Doctor Who's "frighten factor?" A diverse panel of experts tackle the question (16 mins)
  • Photo Gallery (5 mins)
  • Easter Egg
  • Radio Times Listings (PDF DVD-ROM)
  • Production Note Subtitles
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Originally transmitted October 30 - November 20, 1976



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