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Doctor Who: Revisitations - Volume 1 Box Set (7 Discs)

Featuring: Tom Baker, Peter Davison & Paul McGann

Format: DVD | Rating: 12 years & over

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  Excellent reissue

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Three superb releases upgraded in terms of picture quality - most especially so for Talons of Weng-Chiang - and accompanied by some of the best extra features in the entire range. The Wildnerness Years documentary on the Movie is worth the price of admission alone, and it is great to finally have a commentary from Paul McGann. The Talons extras are comprehensive, although I would have liked a Tom Baker commentary at last, and the main Caves documentary is good, although - overall - this is the least well served story on the set. To answer a criticism of the previous review, 5.1 soundtracks were sadly not possible for any of these releases, so it is a little churlish to criticise the BBC for not including them. The movie's soundtrack materials are not held by the BBC (all materials are needed to create a complete 5.1 soundtrack) and the same is true, I believe, of Caves. In the main, then, this is a worthy release, although why we couldn't have had the earliest DVD releases "revisited" first (a special edition of Robots of Death is sorely needed) is anyone's guess. It's as if they are being deliberately perverse!

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I was a little confused like many fans at this box set reissue. Now first of all the star rating I have based on the value not the stories that are contained in the set. Firstly the Movie, I was hoping for a 5.1 mix of the soundtrack but alas just stereo, and the picture quality is almost the same. The extras are great however, and a commentary by Paul McGann, the other extras include is the Blue Peter stories and how the programme kept who alive. One thing is true in hind sight now everyone realized what a mistake it was to have a regeneration story half way through and how interesting it was that the BBC did not want it and it was the american half of the production. Caves again not much different with the story and again, it would have been nice to have a 5.1 soundtrack considering the cost of this set. The documentary is very good however. Talons was a strange one to re issue as it was not one of the first stories released. OK you get 3 discs now two with extras, but the same commentary as the original. All in all if you have these stores apart from the extras there is nothing special here. You have to as is 28.00 worth it for the extras this is a missed opportunity to at leat make the soundtrack of two of the stories better.

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