The Robots of Death
 

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Starring: Tom Baker, Louise Jameson & Pamela Salem
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Editions:  UK UK (edited VHS) | Japan Japan (VHS) | US US (VHS) | Australia Australia (VHS) | Brazil Brazil (VHS) | UK UK (unedited VHS)

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Edition: UK UK (edited VHS)
Released:  April 1986
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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Note:  Movie format. Released on VHS and Betamax. Two versions exist of the VHS release: the original 1986 edition, which had the catalogue no. BBCV 2030, while the second (BBCV 4108) followed in February 1988. The contents, cover blurb and cover design are identical to both releases.

Cover blurb:
The Doctor faces a horrific army of merciless machines in another exciting feature-length space adventure from the longest-running SF series in the world.

On a desolate planet rich in metal ores a huge sandminer crawls over the barren wastes scraping the surface for lucanol, one of the most valuable substances in the Universe. The skeleton crew are served by their robot staff; efficient, expendable and totally obedient. Until now.

One by one the human crew are brutally and mysteriously eliminated and suspicion shifts from the crew members themselves to the Doctor and Leela, who have accidentally landed on the planet. But, as the true enemy is revealed, the Doctor, Leela and the remains of the terrified crew find themselves prey to a horde of killer robots answerable only to an evil scientist determined to see them seize absolute power.

Originally transmitted 29 January - 19 February 1977

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Edition: Japan Japan (VHS)
Released:  December 1986
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x VHS NTSC
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Note:  Movie format.

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Edition: US US (VHS)
Released:  July 1987
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x VHS NTSC
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Note:  Movie format.

Cover blurb:
The master of space faces machines of destruction!

Climb aboard for another galactic odyssey with Doctor Who, one of the most popular science fiction characters in the world. He's a Time Lord who crisscrosses time and space in the Tardis, a spaceship one could easily mistake for an ordinary phone booth. An advanced being, the Doctor has already regenerated himself on five occasions (and has been portrayed by five different actors).

On this trip, Dr. Who (Tom Baker) and Leela (Louise Jameson) find themselves on a desert planet rich in the highly valuable ore, lucanol. The miners here are served by robots who have always been obedient and loyal. But now they begin to kill off the miners as they suddenly start serving a new master bent on seizing complete power.

Will the doctor [sic] short circuit the robots' rebellion and save mankind from a horrible fate, or will the mutinous machines run rampant and enslave the universe?

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Edition: Australia Australia (VHS)
Released:  March 1988
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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Note:  Movie format.

Cover blurb:
Same as original UK edition.

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Edition: Brazil Brazil (VHS)
Title:  Os Robôs da Morte
Released:  June 1988 (Exact date unconfirmed)
Publisher:  Video Network
Format: 1 x VHS
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Note:  Omnibus edition, containing the original English audio with Portuguese subtitles.

Cover blurb:
Doutor Who enfrenta um terrível exército de estranhas máquinas em mais uma aventura desta série espacial, que tanto sucesso fez, tornando-se um verdadeiro mito da ficção científica mundial.
Para quem hoje curte "Guerra nas Estrelas", "Alien" e "ET", seria bom assistir à série pioneira que, provavelmente, serviu de inspiração a todos estes filmes.

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Edition: UK UK (unedited VHS)
Released:  February 1995
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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Note:  Unedited episodic format.

Cover blurb:
Same as edited UK edition.


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