Film Score Monthly
FSM HOME MESSAGE BOARD FSM CDs FSM ONLINE RESOURCES FUN STUFF ABOUT US  SEARCH FSM   
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2017 - 5:23 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Several weeks ago we told you that Doctor Who - Story #109: Shada, the abandoned-in-1979 production with the 4th Doctor, had been finished with animation, and that Tom Baker had returned to voice The Doctor, and Lalla Ward returned to voice his companion, Romana, a fellow Gallifreyan. The story was written by Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency). It's been reported that Baker even donned the outfit and scarf for a live-action scene in the now-finished production. Shada was released in the UK last week as a digital download, and will be on disc in the UK next week. We passed along word at the beginning of this month that the title would be released on DVD in the USA and Canada on January 9th.

But that's no longer the case.

The BBC Shop's entry for the item no longer lists ANY date for this DVD, instead saying "Pre-Order - Ships When Available." Amazon.com has changed at the top to say "Currently Unavailable," and if you scroll down to the "Product details" section of that listing it gives a date of December 18, 2018...a year and three weeks from today! The Amazon.ca (Canada) listing has not been changed yet. However, a Canadian retailer has sent us a screen shot from Warner Home Video of Canada's password-protected B2B site, showing that the studio has issued a "street date correction": the old date shown is 1/9/2018, and the new street date listed is 9/4/2018. Our guess (and it's just a guess!) is that the September 4th date is probably the MOST correct one RIGHT NOW...but that this date is SO far away that it would be foolish of us to consider it "finalized." It's highly subject to change. So instead of picking either of those dates, we're removing the item from our site's calendar right now, and in our listing for Doctor Who - Story #109: Shada on DVD, we're going to simply show the release date as "Pending" until we get a solid new date on this title.

We're not sure what the reason for the change is, but we suspect the delay in rolling this out is to give BBC America an opportunity to broadcast Shada in their own good time, and introduce the item to North America audiences that way. And then tie in the DVD release with that event. The folks at the BBC might even want to put it up for a brief run in theaters in the USA (and possibly Canada), as they have done in the past with some Doctor Who specials. In the meantime, we'll have the Doctor Who - 2017 Christmas Special: Twice Upon A Time to enjoy on the 25th, and that will come to DVD and Blu-ray on February 20th. Do you need some more visits to the Doctor, to keep you in a TARDIS frame of mind in the meantime? For myself, I just ordered a newly-released card game, Doctor Who Fluxx. There's more about that game here, for those who are interested. And stay tuned for more news about Doctor Who - Story #109: Shada on DVD. We'll update you, as further developments occur!

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Doctor-Shada/23830

 
 Posted:   Dec 24, 2017 - 1:07 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

The Australian Blu-ray release for Power of the Daleks is now reduced to AUS$12.98.

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/movies-tv-shows/movies-tv-shows-on-sale/tv-sci-fi/doctor-who-the-power-of-the-daleks/333520/

 
 Posted:   Dec 24, 2017 - 1:12 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Several weeks ago we told you that Doctor Who - Story #109: Shada, the abandoned-in-1979 production with the 4th Doctor, had been finished with animation, and that Tom Baker had returned to voice The Doctor, and Lalla Ward returned to voice his companion, Romana, a fellow Gallifreyan. The story was written by Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency). It's been reported that Baker even donned the outfit and scarf for a live-action scene in the now-finished production. Shada was released in the UK last week as a digital download, and will be on disc in the UK next week. We passed along word at the beginning of this month that the title would be released on DVD in the USA and Canada on January 9th.

But that's no longer the case.

The BBC Shop's entry for the item no longer lists ANY date for this DVD, instead saying "Pre-Order - Ships When Available." Amazon.com has changed at the top to say "Currently Unavailable," and if you scroll down to the "Product details" section of that listing it gives a date of December 18, 2018...a year and three weeks from today! The Amazon.ca (Canada) listing has not been changed yet. However, a Canadian retailer has sent us a screen shot from Warner Home Video of Canada's password-protected B2B site, showing that the studio has issued a "street date correction": the old date shown is 1/9/2018, and the new street date listed is 9/4/2018. Our guess (and it's just a guess!) is that the September 4th date is probably the MOST correct one RIGHT NOW...but that this date is SO far away that it would be foolish of us to consider it "finalized." It's highly subject to change. So instead of picking either of those dates, we're removing the item from our site's calendar right now, and in our listing for Doctor Who - Story #109: Shada on DVD, we're going to simply show the release date as "Pending" until we get a solid new date on this title.

We're not sure what the reason for the change is, but we suspect the delay in rolling this out is to give BBC America an opportunity to broadcast Shada in their own good time, and introduce the item to North America audiences that way. And then tie in the DVD release with that event. The folks at the BBC might even want to put it up for a brief run in theaters in the USA (and possibly Canada), as they have done in the past with some Doctor Who specials. In the meantime, we'll have the Doctor Who - 2017 Christmas Special: Twice Upon A Time to enjoy on the 25th, and that will come to DVD and Blu-ray on February 20th. Do you need some more visits to the Doctor, to keep you in a TARDIS frame of mind in the meantime? For myself, I just ordered a newly-released card game, Doctor Who Fluxx. There's more about that game here, for those who are interested. And stay tuned for more news about Doctor Who - Story #109: Shada on DVD. We'll update you, as further developments occur!

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Doctor-Shada/23830


US release date is now 4th September 2018

https://www.amazon.com/Doctor-Who-Ep-109-Tom-Baker/dp/B076W4DBYP/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1514149472&sr=1-1&keywords=doctor+who+shada+dvd

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2018 - 6:43 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Doctor-Tom-Baker-1st-Season-Blu/23925

 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 1:04 PM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07B82S1CT/?tag=bluraycom-21

Twenty episodes, specially restored for Blu-Ray and packed with new and old special features. Build your own archive of classic Doctor Who seasons with this six-disc special ‘limited edition packaging’ boxset.

Existing Extras
Existing bonus material from the original DVD’s

Brand New Bonus Features
Brand new one hour candid interview – ‘Tom Baker in conversation’
Behind The Sofa – classic clips from season 12 viewed by Tom Baker, Philip Hinchcliffe, Louise Jameson, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Sadie Miller.
New making-of documentaries for ‘The Sontaran Experiment’ and ‘Revenge of the Cybermen’
Optional brand new updated special effects for Revenge of the Cybermen
Genesis of the Daleks – omnibus movie version
The Tom Baker Years VHS release on disc for the first time
Production archive material and scripts from the BBC Archives
Some other archive treats to be announced

They're not kidding about the rebranding. New logo on the old stuff!

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2018 - 5:25 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Damn them....they are asking for a Double-dip with what would appear to be a nice upgrade AND they start with one of my favourite seasons??? Gits!! big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2018 - 6:08 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Of course they would start with an all-time classic season. I believe Season 10 is next on the cards (which starts with The Three Doctors).

I'm sure we all knew that it wouldn't be long before they started full season sets. I HATE double dipping having done it with very few things. I mean, surely the picture quality improvement will be minimal here? Especially whatever BOTH a decent tv AND a Blu-ray machine has already upscaled on the existing dvds? Some nice carrot dangling, but still.. More enticing, mind you, than those audio story vinyls on 'the other side'...

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2018 - 3:13 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

I mean, surely the picture quality improvement will be minimal here? Especially whatever BOTH a decent tv AND a Blu-ray machine has already upscaled on the existing dvds?

This is a good point...yes, we tend to forget that actually watching DVD gets better and clearer with Time & Tech...I wonder just how good the jump to BR will be...

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2018 - 6:46 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)


Tom Baker's acclaimed first season as the Fourth Doctor, originally aired in 1975/76. With his best friend Sarah Jane Smith and new companion Harry, the Doctor pits his wits against a giant robot, the insect Wirrn, Cybermen, Sontarans and Daleks.

Twenty episodes, specially restored for Blu-Ray and packed with new and old special features. Build your own archive of classic Doctor Who seasons with this six-disc special 'limited edition packaging' boxset.
We provided news yesterday that a Blu-ray Disc release of Doctor Who - Tom Baker: Complete 1st Season was up for pre-order at Amazon.com, with an early October release date. Today that listing at the big e-tailer's USA site has been updated with a new date: Tuesday, June 26th (two weeks and a day after the UK release of this item). Amazon.com also had the above-quoted description, and the following list of extras:
Existing Extras:
Existing bonus material from the original DVD's
Brand New Bonus Features:
Brand new one hour candid interview: 'Tom Baker in conversation'
Behind The Sofa: classic clips from Season 12 viewed by Tom Baker, Philip Hinchcliffe, Louise Jameson, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Sadie Miller
New making-of documentaries for 'The Sontaran Experiment' and 'Revenge of the Cybermen'
Optional brand new updated special effects for Revenge of the Cybermen
Genesis of the Daleks: omnibus movie version
The Tom Baker Years: VHS release on disc for the first time
Production archive material and scripts from the BBC Archives
Some other archive treats to be announced
As you can probably tell from the wording we've quoted, this list of bonus material may not be finalized yet, and could be subject to change. The Amazon listing does not yet have package art at this time; instead there is a temporary image of Tom Baker as the 4th Doctor. The description we quoted at the top mentions limited-edition packaging, however! The price shown continues to be $69.99 SRP, for a 6-disc set. The studio is now listed as "BBC Warner," and the full title is now displayed: Doctor Who - Tom Baker: Complete 1st Season.

We don't have any official information at this time from either BBC Home Entertainment or their North American distributors, Warner Home Video. Stay tuned for that! If you live in Canada, you'll be happy to know that today Amazon.ca (the Canadian branch of the online seller) has added a pre-order listing for the title. It's the identical thing, but with a list price north-of-the-border shown as CA$87.48 SRP. It also has the same date as the USA: June 26th.

Don't forget, please, that these episodes were originally shot on video for standard-definition TV in the UK's "PAL" broadcast format, and that rather than being "true HD" on Blu-ray Disc, we expect the video for this box set to be upconverted from PAL to faux-HD. But we have yet to get formal word from the studio on that. Still, we want to set your expectations properly for this item. We'll bring you updates, as further info continues to arrive!

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Doctor-Tom-Baker-1st-Season-Blu/24038

 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2018 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.