The Tomb of the Cybermen
 

No. 8 of 170 in the BBC classic series DVDs series
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Starring: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines & Deborah Watling
By:Kit Pedler & Gerry Davis
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Editions:  UK UK (DVD) | Australia Australia (DVD) | US US (standard DVD) | US US (special DVD)
Note:An audio commentary for episodes 3 and 4 of this story was released in late 2016.

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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
When:  January 2002
Format: 1 x DVD
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Cover blurb:
The once-feared Cybermen have disappeared from the universe without trace. An expedition from Earth arrives on Telos — homeworld of the Cybermen — to try and discover exactly what has become of the silver giants.

Soon after the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria join the archaeological party, the first mysterious death occurs. With the group now stranded on Telos, it becomes clear that the Cybermen may not be as 'dead' as it was first thought...

Beneath the planet's surface, giant ice-tombs hold the last remains of the Cybermen in a frozen sleep. And someone is working to re-activate them from their slumber...

Special Features

  • Commentary by Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling
  • Introduction by Morris Barry, Director
  • Behind-the-Scenes at BBC Visual Effects
  • Exclusive 'Tombwatch' documentary
  • Unused Title Sequence Tests and 8mm Cine Footage
  • Photo Gallery and On-Screen Production Notes

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 2-23 September 1967
Missing for 25 years, The Tomb of the Cybermen was returned to the BBC in 1992

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Edition: Australia Australia (DVD)
When:  April 2002
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Same as UK edition.

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Edition: US US (standard DVD)
When:  August 2002
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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:
Missing for nearly 25 years, full prints of "The Tomb of the Cybermen" were uncovered in Hong Kong in 1992. It remains the earliest complete Cyberman story.

The once-feared Cybermen have disappeared from the universe without trace. On Telos, homeworld of the extinct silver giants, a secret expedition arrives from Earth on a quest to find their last remains.

Having blasted through a mountainside to "a pair of doors," the archaeological party suffers their first casualty just as the TARDIS materializes. As usual, the Doctor and his companions, Jamie and Victoria, have turned up at the worst moment, but the Doctor's ready knowledge of the Cybermen soon wins them a begrudging respect. Despite regular warnings from the Doctor, the expedition probes deeper and deeper into the site, whose Cyberman artifacts always seem to have a life of their own.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Commentary by actors Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling
  • Exclusive Tombwatch Documentary
  • Introduction by director Morris Barry
  • Pop-Up Production Notes
  • Unused Title Sequence and 8mm Cine Footage
  • Behind-the-Scenes at BBC Visual Effects
  • Photo Gallery
  • Who's Who

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Edition: US US (special DVD)
When:  March 2012
Format: 2 x DVD
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Note:  This is the same special edition (i.e. remastered and with additional extras) that was released in the UK and Australia as part of the Revisitations 3 box set. And like Revisitations 3, the "Tombwatch" extra from the original DVD release has been removed due to rights issues, but all other extras from the original release are present.

Cover blurb:
For centuries, the disappearance of the Cybermen from the universe has been a mystery. The Doctor, Jamie and Victoria arrive on Telos — once the Cyber home world — just as an Earth expedition uncovers the entrance to a long-lost control center filled with baffling technology.

With the Doctor's help, the archaeological party discovers the last of the Cybermen, frozen and entombed in a vast underground cavern. But by entering the tombs, the humans have sprung a fiendish trap. All around them, the Cybermen begin to rise from the dead.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio Commentary 1 by actors Deborah Watling and Frazer Hines (from 2001)
  • Audio Commentary 2 by actors Deborah Watling (Victoria), Frazer Hines (Jamie), Bernard Holley (Peter Haydon), Shirley Cooklin (Kaftan), Reg Whitehead (Cyberman) and script editor Victor Pemberton, moderated by Toby Hadoke
  • The Lost Giants Making Of with cast and crew (27 mins)
  • The Curse of the Cybermen's Tomb Christopher Frayling and Dr. Debbie Challis examine the ancient Egyptian origins of the story (14 mins)
  • Cybermen — Extended Edition History of the monsters from 1966 to new series (32 mins)
  • The Magic of VidFIRE (7 mins)
  • Morris Barry Introduction (3 mins)
  • Late Night Line-Up Jack Kine interview (3 mins)
  • Title sequence tests (3 mins)
  • The Final End Recreation of battle from The Evil of the Daleks (1 min)
  • Photo Gallery (3 mins)
  • PDF materials: Radio Times Listings, Walls Sky Ray promotion
  • Production Notes Subtitle Option
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Originally transmitted September 2 - 23, 1967



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