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June 4th, 2019 14 comments

Doctor Who The Faceless Ones Steelbook

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BBC Studios is pleased to announce that The Faceless Ones will be the next animated Doctor Who release, filling a gap in missing content. Following the success of The Power of the Daleks, Shada and The Macra Terror, The Faceless Ones will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and as an exclusive steelbook next year.

The Faceless Ones is the mostly missing eighth serial of the fourth season in Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in six weekly parts from April to May 1967. Starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor, the story concerns a race of identity-stealing aliens known as the Chameleons.

Only two of the six episodes are held in the BBC film archives with snippets of footage and still images existing from the other four. Off-air recordings of the soundtrack also still exist, making the animation of a complete serial possible once again.

The six new animated episodes are being made in full colour and high definition. The DVD/Blu-ray release will also include surviving archive material from the original 1967 production.

Also starring:
Anneke Wills – Polly
Michael Craze – Ben Jackson
Frazer Hines – Jamie McCrimmon

Categorised under: Blu-ray, DVD


  • Alvin Amey

    June 6th, 2019 - 1:08pm

    I’ve ordered the steelbook, I wonder if there will be extra content with the steelbook version, I’m hoping for an updated Loose Cannon recon including the existing footage 🙂

    • Rob W

      June 8th, 2019 - 2:49pm

      The last 2 releases had a bonus disc so here’s hoping…

  • VHS

    June 4th, 2019 - 6:45pm

    The old three bears of format choice…
    Steelbook – Far too expencive, will get a scratch on the front and the J-card will disapear.
    DVD – Those round things that took over from tape, that are now cheaper low quality Blu-Rays.
    Blu-Ray – Just right but no card slip cover please they are the devil.

    Download – Virtual none existant thing that has no artwork…nope never.

    • TigerMan1995

      June 6th, 2019 - 9:57am

      enjoy those slipcovers.
      DVD doesn’t do HD, so they are not “low quality BD”
      steelbooks shouldn’t get scratched if you take care of it, put your j-cards in a box. the steelbook is actually cheaper this time around.

      the only thing i agree with here is download / digital.

    • Anonymous

      June 6th, 2019 - 2:50pm

      VHS tapes – lower quality, wore our over time, picture some times jumped and the tape could get mashed in the machine, takes up loads of room and sometimes the doctor who cover art wasn’t very good.

    • booboo

      June 6th, 2019 - 3:00pm

      i know, but back in the day you couldn’t wait to rush down the WH Smiths on the first Monday in the month to see what the next releases were, its was much more exiting back then.

    • Anonymous

      June 6th, 2019 - 4:35pm

      Your so right booboo, it was more exciting, and the original VHS releases were the only way you could watch older stories, before they were shown on satellite tv, so every release was hugely looked forward to.

    • Who rules

      June 6th, 2019 - 8:11pm

      The target books and vhs – those were the days alright. And yes, vhs were bulky and poor quality but to us who fans of a certain age they were heaven sent. My daughter cannot understand that we couldn’t just call back a story we hadn’t seen or had missed. I was away on holiday with my family so missed the first two episodes of the leisure hive. Because of that I didn’t watch the remaining episodes rejoining the series for meglos. So the target book in 1982 was great but it wasn’t until 1997 I saw the leisure hive when the vhs was released. I didn’t have access to UK gold repeats. It’s a different world now.

    • booboo

      June 7th, 2019 - 4:24pm

      its called business and keeps people in jobs.

      also just because you bought all the the VHS and DVD’s doesn’t mean every one else has, there are 2-3 new generations of fans since all that happened.

    • booboo

      June 7th, 2019 - 4:51pm

      so you are saying that companies should not re-releases stuff in up to date formats or produce better Tv’s etc as technology improves

      I’m not sure exactly how will any of these companies could stay in business and keep people in jobs if they don’t move with the times.

  • Wputube

    June 4th, 2019 - 5:18pm

    They are animating season 4 so we can have a complete blu ray boxset probably

  • Daniel

    June 4th, 2019 - 4:36pm

    Ordered mine from Amazon UK

  • Doctor Mysterio

    June 4th, 2019 - 2:55pm

    Excellent news. Ordered mine already.

  • Phasergrim

    June 4th, 2019 - 1:30pm

    Can’t wait. I’m sure it’ll be worth the wait. They’ve always been superb


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