Remembrance of the Daleks
 

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Starring: Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred & Terry Molloy
By:Ben Aaronovitch
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Editions:  UK UK (standard DVD) | US US (standard DVD) | Australia Australia (standard DVD) | UK UK (special DVD) | Australia Australia (special DVD) | US US (special DVD)
Note:An alternative commentary was released in 2016 as an audio CD.

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Edition: UK UK (standard DVD)
Released:  February 2001
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x DVD
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Note:  Contains a commentary by Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred, which for some strange reason is not listed among the "Special Features" on the sleeve.
In July 2007, this DVD was one of 8 discs re-released in the UK with different cover artwork (in all cases, the discs and their contents were unchanged). The other DVDs which received the same treatment were Spearhead from Space, Genesis of the Daleks, The Hand of Fear, Earthshock, The Five Doctors, Revelation of the Daleks and The Movie.

Cover blurb:
London 1963. The first Doctor is forced to leave Earth, after two teachers from his granddaughter's school discover the TARDIS, disguised as a police box, sitting in a junkyard...

London 1963. The seventh Doctor returns — with new companion Ace in tow and with unfinished business.

Not for the first time, unusual events are unfolding at Coal Hill School and at Totters Lane junkyard. The Doctor discovers that his oldest foes — the Daleks — are on the trail of hidden Time Lord technology. Technology that he himself left behind on Earth all those years ago. The Daleks are planning to perfect their own time-travel capability, in order to unleash themselves across all of time and space. Can the Doctor — with the help of the local military — stop the Daleks stealing the Gallifreyan secrets? Or are things much more complicated?

Two opposing Dalek factions meet in an explosive confrontation, with the fate of the entire Universe at stake...

Special Features

  • Deleted Scenes and Out-Takes
  • Music Only Option
  • Photo Gallery
  • Multi-Angle Scenes
  • BBC1 Trailers
  • On-Screen Production Notes

This story was broadcast on BBC1, 5th to 26th October 1988.

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Edition: US US (standard DVD)
Released:  April 2002
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x DVD
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Note:  Contains an extra not present on the UK or Australian releases — "Who's Who", which consists of short text biographies of the main cast.

Cover blurb:
London 1963. The first Doctor is forced to leave Earth after two teachers from his granddaughter's school discover the TARDIS, disguised as a police box, sitting in a junkyard.

London, 1963. The seventh Doctor returns — with his new companion Ace — to tackle some unfinished business.

Once again, unusual events are unfolding at Coal Hill School and Totters Lane junkyard. The Doctor discovers that his oldest foes, the Daleks, are on the trail of hidden Time Lord technology — technology that he himself left behind on Earth all those years ago. The Daleks are planning to perfect their own time-travel capability in order to unleash themselves across all of time and space. Can the Doctor, even with the help of the local military, stop the Daleks from stealing Gallifreyan secrets? Or are things even more complicated?

Two opposing Dalek factions meet in an explosive confrontation with the fate of the entire Universe at stake!

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Commentary by actors Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred
  • Deleted Scenes and Out-Takes
  • Multi-Angle Scenes
  • Pop-Up Production Notes Option
  • BBC1 Trailers
  • Music Only Option
  • Photo Gallery
  • Who's Who

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Edition: Australia Australia (standard DVD)
Released:  May 2002
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x DVD
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Note:  This release is encoded in NTSC (US TV) format, unlike the other Australian releases, which are in PAL (European TV) format. This is due to difficulties clearing certain music on the Region 2 release for use outside the UK, hence the US version was used (which uses different background music for the scenes in question). This may cause the signal from the DVD player not to be displayed properly on some (older) TVs.

Cover blurb:
Same as UK edition.

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Edition: UK UK (special DVD)
Released:  July 2009
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 2 x DVD
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Note:  Expanded 2-disc edition, previously released in UK & Australia as part of The Complete Davros Collection box set.

Cover blurb:
London, 1963, and the Doctor returns to Coal Hill School with his new companion Ace, where he has unfinished business. His oldest foes, the Daleks, are on the trail of Time Lord technology — an artefact the Doctor himself left behind on Earth.

Enlisting the assistance of the local military, the Doctor must protect the Gallifreyan secret of time travel as two opposing Dalek factions meet in an explosive confrontation, with the fate of the entire universe at stake!

SPECIAL EDITION DVD PACKED WITH BONUS FEATURES!

  • Commentary by Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor) and Sophie Aldred (Ace)
  • Back To School Cast and crew talk about making the story, accompanied by rare behind the scenes material. Featuring Simon Williams (Gilmore), Karen Gledhill (Alison), writer Ben Aaronovitch, script editor Andrew Cartmel and director Andrew Morgan
  • Remembrances Cast and crew discuss the influences and references to other Doctor Who adventures in the story
  • Davros Connections An in-depth look at the history of the Daleks' creator
  • 5.1 Mix
  • Extended And Deleted Scenes Introduced by Sylvester McCoy & Sophie Aldred
  • Outtakes
  • Multi-Angle Sequences
  • Trailers & Continuity
  • Isolated Music Track
  • Photo Gallery
  • Radio Times Billings
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Digitally Remastered Picture & Sound Quality

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Edition: Australia Australia (special DVD)
Released:  October 2009
Publisher:  BBC Video
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Cover blurb:
Same as UK special edition.

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Edition: US US (special DVD)
Released:  March 2010
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 2 x DVD
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Cover blurb:
London, 1963. With his new companion Ace, the Doctor returns to Coal Hill School, where he has unfinished business. His oldest foes, the Daleks, are on the trail of Time Lord technology — an artifact the Doctor himself left behind on Earth.

Enlisting the assistance of the local military, the Doctor must protect the Gallifreyan secret of time travel as two opposing Dalek factions meet in an explosive confrontation, with the fate of the entire universe at stake!

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio Commentary by Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor) and Sophie Aldred (Ace)
  • Back To School Special 32-minute "Making Of" documentary featuring Simon Williams (Gilmore), Karen Gledhill (Alison), writer Ben Aaronovitch, script editor Andrew Cartmel and director Andrew Morgan
  • Remembrances Cast and crew talk about the influences and references to other Doctor Who adventures in this story (15 mins)
  • Extended and Deleted Scenes Unused scenes from the production, iIntroduced by Sylvester McCoy & Sophie Aldred (12 mins)
  • Outtakes (4 mins)
  • Multi-Angle Sequences (2 mins)
  • Isolated Music Option
  • New Dolby 5.1 Surround Mix exclusive to this DVD
  • Trailers & Continuities (5 mins)
  • Production Note Option
  • Photo Gallery (8 mins)
  • Radio Times Listings
  • Digitally remastered pictures & sound quality
  • DISC 2: Davros Connections An in-depth look at the history of the Daleks' creator (43 mins)

Originally transmitted October 5-26, 1988


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