Revenge of the Cybermen
 

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Starring: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen & Ian Marter
By:Gerry Davis
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Editions:  UK UK (1st edited VHS) | Japan Japan (VHS) | UK UK (2nd edited VHS) | US US (VHS) | Australia Australia (edited VHS) | UK UK (unedited VHS) | Australia Australia (unedited VHS)

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Edition: UK UK (1st edited VHS)
When:  October 1983
Format: 1 x VHS
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Note:  Movie format. Released on VHS, Betamax and Video 2000 (V2000) and packaged in an oversized plastic & cardboard box. Much to the chagrin of fans, the cover pictured the "wrong" type of Cyberman (from Earthshock) and a Season 18 photo of Tom Baker, leading to a reissue several months later in a different cover (see below). Unique to this release was a trailer hosted by Tom Baker for other BBC Video products.

Cover blurb:
From the longest running science fiction series in the world emerged a golden age of classic monsters — memorable grotesques such as the Daleks, Ice Warriors, Mandrels, Nimons... and Cybermen!

It all began in another time, in another world, the far-off planet of Gallifrey, home of the Time Lords. Among that super race was Dr. Who, who stole a Tardis and, with his grand-daughter, fled his home planet. Since that time circumstances have forced the Doctor to regenerate into several different bodies. Now in his 4th regeneration, Dr. Who (Tom Baker) launches into one of the greatest trans-dimensional experiences the series has ever known — the Revenge of the Cybermen!

As the time ring takes the intrepid travellers back to Nerva, the Ark in Space, they find the Tardis has drifted back a few thousand years in time. Only four people are left alive on the space ship, survivors of a mysterious and deadly plague, carried by the rat-like mechanical Cybermats. What else will the Cybermen destroy in their poisonous bid to take over the galaxy?

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Edition: Japan Japan (VHS)
When:  December 1983
Format: 1 x VHS
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Edition: UK UK (2nd edited VHS)
When:  May 1984
Format: 1 x VHS
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Note:  Movie format. Re-release of the earlier video in a smaller plastic box and different cover featuring a "correct" Cyberman. The same cover design was also used for a laserdisc release around the same time. Also note — two versions exist of this video: the first (catalogue no. BBCV 2003) in 1984, while the second (BBCV 4013) followed in October 1986 after video certification was made mandatory in the UK. The contents, cover blurb and cover design are identical — the only difference being that the latter version features the "U" video certificate, as shown in picture.

Cover blurb:
From the longest running science fiction series in the world emerged a golden age of classic monsters — memorable grotesques such as the Daleks, Ice Warriors, Sontarans, Yeti and Cybermen!

In this adventure the Doctor, with Sarah and Harry, returns to Space Station Nerva (the scene of the Ark in Space adventure) to find that the Tardis has drifted back a few thousand years in time. Plague is raging through the Nerva which is manned by only a handful of frightened survivors. Sarah falls victim to the mystery virus. The Doctor discovers that the Cybermen have taken over the station in order to use it to destroy the planet Voga where there are extensive gold mines. They wish to destroy all the gold in the solar system as it is a deadly metal to them. Will the Doctor manage to defeat the Cybermen and find an antidote to cure Sarah?

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Edition: US US (VHS)
When:  September 1986
Format: 1 x VHS
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Cover blurb:
DOCTOR WHO TAKES ON THE CYBERMEN!

Doctor Who, is the longest running science fiction series in the world. A Time Lord from the advanced world of Gallifrey, the Doctor roams through time and space in his ship, the Tardis, which has taken the shape of a police call booth. Able to regenerate into a new body, over the years he has had five different forms, each played by a different actor.

In this adventure the Doctor, with Sarah and Harry, returns to Space Station Nerva to find that the Tardis has drifted back a few thousand years in time. Plague is raging through the Nerva which is manned by only a handful of frightened survivors. Sarah falls victim to the mystery virus. The Doctor discovers that the Cybermen have taken over the station in order to use it to destroy the planet Voga where there are extensive gold mines. They wish to destroy all the gold in the solar system as it is a deadly metal to them. Will the Doctor manage to defeat the Cybermen and find an antidote to cure Sarah?

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Edition: Australia Australia (edited VHS)
When:  January 1987
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Same as 2nd UK edited edition above.

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Edition: UK UK (unedited VHS)
When:  April 1999
Format: 1 x VHS
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Cover blurb:
Arriving on the Nerva Beacon, hoping to find the TARDIS waiting for them, the Doctor, Sarah and Harry find the space station in the grip of a deadly plague that has wiped out most of its crew. But the Doctor soon comes to suspect that the 'plague' is no natural illness — and that some of his oldest and most fearsome foes are behind it...

The beacon has been set up to warn space traffic of a new satellite orbiting Jupiter, but one craft is taking no notice of the order to stay clear — a Cybership. The satellite is Voga, Planet of Gold, home to the seemingly harmless Vogans — but why are the Cybermen so determined to destroy it?

Without the TARDIS, the Doctor is unable to return Sarah and Harry to the 20th Century. But then Sarah falls victim to the mystery virus, and unless the Doctor can find a cure — quickly — she will never make it home at all...

Featuring superb location work in Wookey Hole, this action-packed adventure saw a whole new look for the Cybermen. It was originally broadcast 19 April - 10 May 1975.

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Edition: Australia Australia (unedited VHS)
When:  December 1999
Format: 1 x VHS
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