The Talons of Weng-Chiang
 

No. 8 of 145 in the BBC classic series videos series
<< Previous     Next >>

Starring: Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Christopher Benjamin & Trevor Baxter
By:Robert Holmes
Rating:   9.1  (93 votes)  Vote here
Review:  Best Episode Ever  Read more (1 in total)
Editions:  Australia Australia (VHS) | US US (original VHS) | UK UK (VHS) | US US (repackaged VHS)

Cover image for The Talons of Weng-Chiang
Edition: Australia Australia (VHS)
When:  April 1987
Format: 1 x VHS
Owned:
Buy:eBay

Note:  Movie format. One of only 4 videos which were released in Australia before any other countries (and hence have a different cover to the UK & US releases) — the others are: The Time Warrior, The Ark In Space and Terror of the Zygons.

Cover blurb:
In this feature-length adventure set deep in the darkest heart of Victorian London, the Doctor and Leela are confronted by a series of bizarre and horrific events. An innocent cabbie is viciously slain by the agents of a secret Chinese cult; young women disappear quietly and suddenly; in the depths below, the rankest sewers are infested by giant, deadly abominations.

The Doctor, helped only by the local pathologist Professor Litefoot and the cowardly Henry Jago, finds himself battling for his life against the hideously deformed Magnus Greel, who pretends to be the ancient Chinese God, Weng-Chiang. But Greel is not the only menace; the Doctor must also deal with the illusionist Li H'sen Chang and the murderous dwarf Mr Sin before Leela falls prey to the Talons of Weng-Chiang...

Cover image for The Talons of Weng-Chiang
Edition: US US (original VHS)
When:  February 1988
Format: 1 x VHS
Owned:
Buy:eBay

Note:  Movie format.

Cover blurb:
DOCTOR WHO DUELS WITH AN ANCIENT CHINESE GOD.
Deep in the darkest depths of Victorian London, Doctor Who (Tom Baker) and Leela confront a series of bizarre and horrible mysteries in this feature-length adventure: A cabbie is viciously slain by agents of a secret Chinese cult; a young woman disappears quietly and suddenly; and the sewers are infested by giant, deadly abominations. Helped only by a local pathologist and the cowardly Henry Jago, Doctor Who finds himself battling for his life against the hideously deformed Magnus Greel, who is pretending to be the ancient Chinese god, Weng-Chiang. But Greel is not the only menace: The Doctor must also contend with the illusionist Li H'sien [sic] Chang and a murderous dwarf called Mr. Sin before Leela falls victim to THE TALONS OF WENG-CHIANG.

Cover image for The Talons of Weng-Chiang
Edition: UK UK (VHS)
When:  November 1988
Format: 1 x VHS
Owned:
Buy:
Order from Amazon.co.uk
New: £13.87
Used:  £3.75
eBay

Note:  Movie format.

Cover blurb:
Same as Australian edition.

Cover image for The Talons of Weng-Chiang
Edition: US US (repackaged VHS)
When:  March 1998
Format: 1 x VHS
Owned:
Buy:
Order from Amazon.com
New: $31.97
Used:  $9.99
Order from Amazon.ca
Used:  CDN$ 12.98
eBay

Note:  Movie format. Re-released in updated "Gateway Collection" cover at a discounted price. (The other stories repackaged in this way were Pyramids of Mars, The Stones of Blood and City of Death.)

Cover blurb:
Deep in the darkest depths of Victorian London, the Doctor (Tom Baker) and Leela confront a series bizzarre [sic] and horrible mysteries in this feature-length adventure: A cabbie is viciously slain by agents of a secret Chinese cult; a young woman disappears quietly and suddenly; and the sewers are infested by giant, deadly abominations. Helped only by a local pathologist and the cowardly Henry Jago, the Doctor finds himself battling for his life against the hideously deformed Magnus Greel, who is pretending to be the ancient Chinese god, Weng-Chiang. But Greel is not the only menace: The Doctor must also contend with the illusionist Li H'sien [sic] Chang and a murderous dwarf called Mr. Sin before Leela falls victim to THE TALONS OF WENG-CHIANG.



Go Back


Active session = no / Cookie = no