Shada
 

No. 169 of 174 in the BBC classic series DVDs series
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Starring: Tom Baker, Lalla Ward & David Brierley
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Note:Full DVD/Blu-ray release of the abandoned 1979 Fourth Doctor TV story Shada, combining all surviving footage with an animated reconstruction of the unfilmed scenes, voiced by the original cast.

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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
When:  4 December 2017
Format: 2 x DVD
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Note:  This is the second DVD release of Shada: the first was as part of The Legacy Collection in 2013, which was a straight re-release of the 1992 VHS version (i.e. instead of animation, the gaps in the story were filled in by short linking scenes starring Tom Baker).

Cover blurb:
An abandoned classic now complete, with high-quality animation, original cast and mastered [sic] original footage!

"Delicate matter, slightly. It's about a book..."

When Chris Parsons borrows a book from an elderly university professor, he is surprised to find it written in a strange alien language. He is even more surprised when the book is revealed to be not of this earth at all. Chris is about to enter a world of invisible space-ships, monsters made of molten rock and computers that can talk. He'll also meet a man with a very long scarf who claims he can travel through time and space... in a police box.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary
  • Taken Out Of Time
  • Now And Then
  • Strike! Strike! Strike!
  • Studio Sessions (1979)
  • Dialogue Sessions
  • Studio Shoot (2017)
  • Model Effects Filming
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Title Sequence Film
  • Live Action Reference Footage
  • Gallery (1979 & 2017)
  • ROM Content
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

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Edition: UK UK (steelbook Blu-ray)
When:  4 December 2017
Format: 3 x Blu-ray
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Note:  Contains an additional disc compared to the DVD edition, which includes a compilation of all the specially-filmed linking scenes from the 1992 VHS version of Shada, along with the 2003 animated webcast.

Cover blurb:
"DELICATE MATTER, SLIGHTLY. IT'S ABOUT A BOOK..."

Chris Parsons is happily engrossed in studying post-graduate physics at Cambridge, when one day he finds an old book, sitting on a dusty shelf in an ageing professor's library. Written in a language nobody can read and made of a paper that can't be torn, this is no ordinary book. And when it enters his life, everything changes for young Chris Parsons.

Soon finding himself aboard an invisible space-ship, chased by monsters made of molten rock; aboard an alien prison on a distant planet and attacked by a horde of mind-control zombies, Chris also meets a strange man with a very long scarf who claims he can travel through time and space... in a police box. It's going to be a busy day for Chris Parsons.

DISC 1:

  • FEATURE + AUDIO COMMENTARY

DISC 2 EXTRAS:

  • TAKEN OUT OF TIME
  • NOW AND THEN
  • STRIKE! STRIKE! STRIKE!
  • STUDIO SESSIONS (1979)
  • DIALOGUE SESSIONS
  • STUDIO SHOOT (2017)
  • MODEL EFFECTS FILMING
  • DELETED SCENES
  • TITLE SEQUENCE FILM
  • LIVE ACTION REFERENCE FOOTAGE
  • 1979 GALLERY
  • 2017 GALLERY

DISC 2 EXTRAS:

  • SHADA 1992 VHS COMPILATION
  • SHADA 2003 SEQUEL WEBCAST

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Edition: UK UK (Blu-ray)
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Edition: Australia Australia (DVD)
When:  10 January 2018
Format: 2 x DVD
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Edition: Australia Australia (Blu-ray)
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Edition: US US (DVD)
When:  4 September 2018
Format: 2 x DVD
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Note:  Originally announced for a January 2018 release date, but delayed for several months.

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