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The Underwater Menace
 

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Starring: Patrick Troughton, Michael Craze, Anneke Wills & Frazer Hines
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Editions:  UK UK (DVD) | Australia Australia (DVD) | US US (DVD) | UK UK (animated DVD) | UK UK (animated Blu-ray) | UK UK (steelbook Blu-ray) | US US (animated Blu-ray)
Description:  DVD/Blu-ray release of the partly-missing 1967 Doctor Who TV story of the same name.

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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
Released:  October 2015
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x DVD
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Note:  Contains the previously-unreleased episode 2 (believed destroyed until rediscovered in 2011), the already-existing episode 3 (previously released on the Lost in Time box set) and a tele-snap reconstruction of the still-missing episodes 1 and 4.

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Includes previously unreleased episode!

The TARDIS lands in the lost city of Atlantis, where the crazed Professor Zaroff has convinced the Atlanteans that he can raise their city from beneath the sea. But the Doctor discovers the terrible truth behind Zaroff’s plan — he intends to destroy the entire planet. With the doomsday clock ticking, the Doctor and his companions must battle to prevent the apocalypse...

Episodes 2 and 3 of this adventure feature fully restored picture and audio. The missing Episodes 1 and 4 are presented using photographic stills and a restored soundtrack.

Special Features

  • Commentary with Patrick Troughton’s son Michael (Episode 1), actors Anneke Wills (Polly), Frazer Hines (Jamie), Catherine Howe (Ara), special sounds supervisor Brian Hodgson and floor assistant Quentin Mann (Episodes 2 & 3), and archival material from Patrick Troughton, directors Julia Smith and Hugh David, and producer Innes Lloyd. (Episode 4). Moderated by Toby Hadoke
  • A Fishy Tale Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines, Catherine Howe, Assistant Floor Manager Gareth Gwelan, Production Assistant Berry Butler and writer Robert Shearman look back at the making of this controversial story. Narrated by Peter Davison.
  • The Television Centre of the Universe — Part Two
  • Programme Subtitles
  • Photo Gallery
  • Digitally remastered picture & sound quality

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 14th January - 4th February 1967

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Same as UK edition.

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Edition: US US (DVD)
Released:  May 2016
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Note:  Was exclusively available in Barnes & Noble on May 10th, two weeks before the official launch date of May 24th.

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The TARDIS lands in the lost city of Atlantis, where the crazed Professor Zaroff has convinced the Atlanteans that he can raise their city from beneath the sea. But the Doctor discovers the terrible truth behind Zaroff’s plan — he intends to destroy the entire planet. With the doomsday clock ticking, the Doctor and his companions must battle to prevent the apocalypse...

Episodes 2 and 3 of this adventure feature fully restored picture and audio. The missing episodes, 1 and 4, are presented using photographic stills and a restored soundtrack.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Commentary with Patrick Troughton’s son Michael (Episode 1), actors Anneke Wills (Polly), Frazer Hines (Jamie), Catherine Howe (Ara), Special Sounds Supervisor Brian Hodgson and Floor Assistant Quentin Mann (Episodes 2 & 3), and archival material from Patrick Troughton, Directors Julia Smith and Hugh David, and Producer Innes Lloyd. (Episode 4). Moderated by Toby Hadoke
  • A Fishy Tale Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines, Catherine Howe, Assistant Floor Manager Gareth Gwelan, Production Assistant Berry Butler and writer Robert Shearman look back at the making of this controversial story. Narrated by Peter Davison.
  • The Television Centre of the Universe — Part Two
  • Photo Gallery
  • Digitally remastered picture & sound quality

Originally transmitted January 14 - February 4, 1967

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Edition: UK UK (animated DVD)
Released:  13 November 2023
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Format: 2 x DVD
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Note:  Contains brand-new animated versions of episodes 1-4 in both colour and black-and-white. The original 2 surviving episodes and the telesnap reconstruction of the 2 missing episodes are also included as extras.

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Edition: UK UK (animated Blu-ray)
Released:  13 November 2023
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Edition: UK UK (steelbook Blu-ray)
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Cover blurb:
The Doctor and his friends find themselves in the lost city of Atlantis, where the crazed Professor Zaroff has convinced the people of Atlantis that he can raise their sunken city from beneath the sea. However, the Doctor discovers a terrible secret behind Zaroff’s plan — a secret that could destroy all life on Earth.

As the countdown commences to the end of the world, can the Doctor defeat the underwater menace?

The original 1967 master recordings of all bar episodes two and three of ‘The Underwater Menace’ were lost soon after the programme’s original transmission. However, audio-only recordings of the missing two episodes have survived and have been used here to create a brand new fully animated presentation of this lost classic.


INCLUDES

  • Episodes 1-4 (Animated black & white)
  • Episodes 1-4 (Animated Colour)
  • Surviving Original Episodes 2 & 3
  • Photographic Reconstructions of Episodes 1 & 4
  • Making Of
  • Original Audio Commentaries
  • Australian Censored Scenes
  • The Man from Miditz
  • Frazer Hines Introduction
  • BBC South Today report
  • BBC Radio Solent piece
  • Photo Gallery
  • Animation Gallery
  • PDF Material

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Edition: US US (animated Blu-ray)
Released:  9 January 2024
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 2 x Blu-ray
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