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October 10th, 2017 17 comments

Doctor Who Shada DVD (2017)

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“Delicate matter, slightly. It’s about a book…”

Chris Parsons is happily engrossed in studying post-graduate physics at Cambridge, when one day he finds an old book, sitting on a dusty shelf in an ageing professor’s library. Written in a language nobody can read and made of a paper that can’t be torn, this is no ordinary book.

And when it enters his life, everything changes for young Chris Parsons.

Soon finding himself aboard an invisible space-ship, chased by monsters made of molten rock; aboard an alien prison on a distant planet and attacked by a horde of mind-control zombies. Chris also meets a strange man with a very long scarf who claims he can travel through time and space… in a police box.

It’s going to be a busy day for Chris Parsons.

  • Taken Out of Time (25′ 39″)
  • Now and Then (12′ 45″)
  • Strike, Strike, Strike! (27′ 50″)
  • Studio Sessions – 1979 (44′ 38″)
  • Dialogue Sessions (14′ 16″)
  • Model Filming (04′ 36″)
  • Deleted Scenes (01′ 22″)
  • Title Sequence Films (TBC)
  • Live Action Reference Footage (02′ 48″)
  • 1979 Gallery (04′ 50″)
  • 2017 Gallery (02′ 52)

An abandoned Doctor Who classic is brought to life. Starring Tom Baker and written by Douglas Adams, this is “Shada” for a modern audience, with footage upscaled to high definition, and incomplete footage now completed using high-quality animation.

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  • DoctorSong2016

    October 16th, 2017 - 9:54am

    This has been reduced to £13.99 on Amazon now and the BluRay is £19.99.

  • IsItNeil

    October 12th, 2017 - 1:52am

    This is being released in three editions:-
    * DVD (2 disc)
    * BLU-RAY (3 disc)
    * STEELBOOK (3 disc)

    Does anyone know what content differences there are between the DVD version and the BLURAY / STEELBOOK versions? There must be something extra as there is 1 disc more! I cannot myself find any significant info relating to this. Does anyone know ??

    • IsItNeil

      October 12th, 2017 - 1:53am

      Release date:- 4th December 2017

  • skonnos

    October 11th, 2017 - 6:06pm

    Some of us in the know knew about this coming out sometime. At least now we have confirmation why the BBC turned down Ian Levine’s version when he offered it to them.

  • matparks08

    October 10th, 2017 - 8:45pm

    wow – well that came out of the blue….did anybody know this was happening? Great little pre-Xmas treat…

    • DoctorSong2016

      October 10th, 2017 - 11:04pm

      It’s been rumoured for a few months, so no one is really surprised to be honest, it’s just surprising that it’s pretty much been common knowledge for months but it’s only being formally announced now.

  • Josh

    October 10th, 2017 - 5:45pm

    Would really like an evil of the daleks Animation

  • Whorules

    October 10th, 2017 - 3:56pm

    We need to support this if we want more, hopefully if it sells well we’ll get another troughton or hartnell next year. Due to the cost of animation i think it’s unlikely we’ll get daleks’ masterplan soon, but crusade or wheel in space would be cheaper to do first. Personally i don’t care what gets done as long as something gets done!

  • Harold Saxon

    October 10th, 2017 - 3:00pm

    Good extra features then , am grateful we are getting this release !

  • IsItNeil

    October 10th, 2017 - 2:11pm

    As we know Classic Series DVD releases are now few and far between… Therefore any new addition to the range and our collections is great fully received and I feel us true fans should support its release and keep the range alive and ongoing.

    I will certainly be getting it. I am very pleased to see that the exceptionally high content standards of Power of the Daleks has been maintained with an exceptional selection of special features.

    Well done and thank you to the team behind it.

    Now let’s all go out there and buy it to encourage the next one.

    • IsItNeil

      October 10th, 2017 - 2:13pm

      ….even if we only get one (1) new classic DVD release a year I think that should be considered a positive and something to support , encourage and look forward to.

  • Kevin Bunker

    October 10th, 2017 - 11:28am

    Nice to see they’ve finally done a proper version of this story. 🙂

  • The Werewolf

    October 10th, 2017 - 1:01am

    This I would like to buy, hopefully for less than £20 though.

    • whofan36

      October 10th, 2017 - 1:42am

      well you in luck then as the DVD is £19.99

  • Anonymous

    October 10th, 2017 - 12:20am

    “High quality animation” doesn’t look like it too me

    • Anonymous

      October 10th, 2017 - 10:20am

      You might be looking at an unofficial version made some years ago by Ian Levine. This is different from that.

    • Anonymous

      October 10th, 2017 - 6:03pm

      Nope definitely this one

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