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September 14th, 2020 167 comments

Doctor Who Fury from the Deep Steelbook

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BBC Studios can reveal artwork and extras for Doctor Who: Fury From The Deep starring Patrick Troughton as The Doctor. The new animated release will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and Steelbook from 14th September 2020. Pre-orders are available now from Amazon, HMV and Zoom.

Following the success of existing animations The Power of the Daleks, The Faceless Ones, Shada and The Macra Terror, Fury From The Deep fills another gap in missing Doctor Who content lost in the purge of the BBC’s archive in 1975.

The three-disc release gives fans the opportunity to enjoy Fury From The Deep in high definition, either in full colour or in black & white. The release will include the surviving clips from the original 1968 production as well.

Fury From The Deep is told across six episodes and stars Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling. The storyline concerns a colony of sentient, parasitic seaweed, last seen in the eighteenth century, returning to attack a number of gas instillations in the North Sea in an attempt to take over humanity.

Animated episodes from Big Finish Creative Limited in association with Digitoonz Media & Entertainment and Thaumaturgy are joined by a wealth of exciting extras.

A making-of featurette ‘The Cruel Sea – Surviving Fury From The Deep’ sees original cast members Frazer Hines, June Murphy and Brian Cullingford revisit filming locations with production assistant Michael Briant, assistant floor manager Margot Hayhoe and helicopter pilot Mike Smith. Other contributors to this segment include writer Victor Pemberton and actress Deborah Watling. There’s also an archive audio interview with director Hugh David.

Additional material includes:

  • Audio commentaries
  • The Cruel Sea – Surviving Fury From The Deep
  • Original surviving footage
  • Behind The Scenes 8mm footage
  • Animating Fury From The Deep
  • Archive interviews with Peter Day and Victor Pemberton
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Photo Gallery
  • The Slide Audio Drama
  • PDF scripts

Categorised under: Blu-ray, DVD, Featured


  • Dalek Eye Stalk

    August 21st, 2021 - 5:02pm

    I watched the ‘Fury from the Deep’ colour animation again, and I really enjoyed it. It works as a suitable alternative version to the missing original episodes. I wish ‘The Web of Fear’ episode 3 had been done the same way.

  • Lee d

    October 11th, 2020 - 1:02pm

    Have really enjoyed the fury from the deep animation, but did notice that towards the end of part six, there are some compression problems in darker scenes. I think it’s due to the pressing of the discs and it doesn’t show on the dvd as much as the blu Ray versions. Shame as a lot of hard work has gone into the product from the Animators.

  • Lee D

    October 11th, 2020 - 12:44pm

    Have really enjoyed Fury from the deep, but I did notice that a couple of scenes towards end of part 6, have compression issues! It’s in the darker scenes, it doesn’t look too bad on the dvd but worse on the blu Ray versions as dvd is converted down. Shame as think it due to the compression end of the chain rather than on the animation. It won’t notice as much on a small TV but I would ask the people who press the discs to watch out for compression issues when getting the discs made. It’s a shame to all the animators, who have worked very hard!

  • RPG74

    October 5th, 2020 - 3:20pm

    So it’s 5.1 remixes for blu ray, but dual mono only for dvd?

    • RPG74

      October 6th, 2020 - 4:10pm

      Never mind. I was momentarily confused by the different packaging of releases, but I gather the optional 5.1 mix is present and correct for all versions. Nothing to see here, carry on.

  • Doctor Stu

    September 23rd, 2020 - 11:45am

    Is there a reason the sign is on the wrong door

    • booboo

      September 23rd, 2020 - 12:04pm

      the doors were put on the wrong way round quite a few times, assume the artist had that in mind

    • Stephen

      September 23rd, 2020 - 3:58pm

      Doctor Who 14 New Years Jodie Whittaker meet doctor Who
      BBC one 1 doctor Who next 1 14 New Years
      Yes you think

    • Anonymous

      September 24th, 2020 - 12:17am

      ? Stephen

    • Anonymous

      September 29th, 2020 - 5:32pm

      From The Evil of the Daleks to The Wheel in Space, the doors were attached the other way around.

    • daz

      September 29th, 2020 - 6:00pm

      Even if you read Stephen’s comment in Yoda’s voice it still makes no sense.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      September 29th, 2020 - 9:27pm

      My guess is he is implying she will regenerate on the New Year special which is unlikely as she is already confirmed for the next series and filming it now

    • Coleman

      September 30th, 2020 - 5:02pm

      I commented about Stephen keeping off the shandy, but BooBoo never posted it.
      Ah well.

    • Lee Moone

      July 19th, 2021 - 5:29pm

      Yes it’s odd that they go to such accurate detsil as the doors, yet add a strap on the bowtie that goes under The Drs collar and change the design of the Sonic Screwdriver. That sais, I do prefer the artwork in this release, if only they would stop doing long shots and long arms!!

  • Sambot22

    September 23rd, 2020 - 8:07am

    HMV still have the steel book in stock online.

  • The Fishmonger

    September 22nd, 2020 - 10:02pm

    Zavvi order still not fulfilled. Was just about to cancel when I noticed it was sold out on zoom and Amazon. I pre ordered on the first day I could, last time I’m ordering anything off zavvi

  • Gordon

    September 21st, 2020 - 12:04am

    Number 1 in the dvd, blu ray and combined chart

    • Anonymous

      September 21st, 2020 - 11:58am

      Brilliant! Should mean we definitely get more. Have to say this is the best yet.

    • Lee d

      September 21st, 2020 - 3:18pm

      Love this Animation, I am taking it slowly and savouring it all !

  • Deano

    September 20th, 2020 - 12:05pm

    Just listened to the latest Big Finish podcast and was interested to hear that Big Finish Creative where also responsible for the Moonbase & Reign of Terror animation which was surprising to hear as there both very different to each other and the current Fury from the Deep in style and direction.

    • Tim M

      September 20th, 2020 - 1:20pm

      ‘The Moonbase’ animation is still my favourite of all the animations so far.

  • RPG74

    September 18th, 2020 - 1:10pm

    I shall wait for a Xmas price cut before watching, but, due to some seriously negative Amazon customer reviews, I’m already bracing myself for disappointment. People are complaining about diversity ‘recasting’ of background artists (though to be fair, I don’t really have a problem with this), WANTED posters illogically placed on a wall inside an oil rig (?), and seriously out-of-proportion animated extremities.
    Perhaps instead of purchasing this year, I should wait two years for the Special Edition where they’ve fixed the arms?
    Seriously though, is any purchaser here disappointed?

    • Rob W

      September 18th, 2020 - 1:47pm

      One 2 star review? I don’t have it (yet) either but don’t let others opnions spoil your potential enjoyment.

    • Gordon

      September 18th, 2020 - 6:26pm

      Wouldn’t really judge the quality of something based on amazon reviews. Genesis has nearly 20 reviews that are 3 star and lower. Some of them don’t even buy it. Out of the 46 reviews 9 were up before release date. That leaves 37 reviews Up after the release date. Out of those 32 were 4 star and up. Leaving 5 1,2 and 3 star reviews. Even 2 of those are hard to even take seriously. 1 was just a review to call it doctor woke and the other just called the animation bad but not even saying what’s wrong With it and bashed it for not being in 4:3. That just leaves 3 actual proper bad reviews of 3 stars and under. There is still 32 good reviews on there with 4 and 5 star reviews. That’s only 8 and a half percent of reviews after release date. It’s only a small minority of those that reviewed it. Personally I don’t think there has been any perfect doctor who animations. Every single 1 has had some criticism levelled at it in some form. Watch the trailer and the clips that the Doctor who Channel have released on YouTube this week and make your own mind up on it. Don’t let some negative reviews dictate your anticipation for it.

      I personally loved it. Is it perfect ? No but I still massively enjoyed it. The arms though a little distracting I got used to it after a while and I kind of forgot about it. Is it like the 1968 version? No but it’s not trying to exactly be the original. Gary Russell describes it as a different take. I’m also gobsmacked that even Ian Levine was gushing with praise for it

      Even if the animation isn’t for you the reconstruction is also included and I thought was pretty great.Mark Ayers worked overtime to give us fury in mono stereo and 5.1 mix. We even get a commentary despite the lockdown and we get production subtitles on animated episodes which is the first time that’s happened since the invasion. Chris chapman’s the cruel sea documentary is also amazing and you also get another making of which looks at the animation. The surviving clips look astonishing scrubbed up. The 2 clips of Peter day and Victor Pemberton though short are great to be included. The slide though dated and of it’s time Is good to have for its historical significance and how can you say no to a drama where roger Delgado essentially plays a doctor role. Finally we get the scripts as pdfs. We certainly get a lot of bang for our buck

    • Anonymous

      September 19th, 2020 - 3:05am

      Ignore the negative reviews. Firstly the animation is brilliant. People just like to complain. Secondly there is a phenomenon on Amazon reviews that is fascinating to observe.
      Take films.
      Star wars rise of Skywalker
      Jumanji the next level
      Even our own Jodie story, resolution.
      Every single one of these received masses of negative reviews before release. The average star rating was 2.5 before release. Check those one month after release and the average star rating has rising to 4.5 for all of them.
      Rating fixing is a huge problem on Amazon something they do nothing about.

    • Gary H.

      September 19th, 2020 - 11:33am

      I’ve noticed this also. Many people on Amazon write a review before the product is even released. How is this possible?

    • RPG74

      September 19th, 2020 - 8:18pm

      TBH this is kind of a specious argument. The people giving negative reviews to the movies you’ve mentioned, did so prior to disc release because they’d actually seen the movies.
      The fact that the discs had not yet been released is academic, unless you subscribe to the notion that DVD/Blu-ray releases should only be reviewed on the basis of their Special Features, picture and sound quality or the sturdiness of the plastic cases. Most people do not, hence these reviews were perfectly valid.
      You’re correct though, that some of the Amazon reviews for Fury-nine, in fact-have come from customers who (obviously) couldn’t have seen the animation. I have certainly discounted those.

    • Anonymous

      September 19th, 2020 - 8:59pm

      Because Amazon allow them. Check out the supposed funny review on revolution of the daleks. 1 star. I contacted Amazon and was fobbed off and just told to use the report button which regardless of whether you are reporting sexism, racism or bullying is just ignored.

    • JR

      September 20th, 2020 - 12:10pm

      @RPG74 Do you find it worrying that you “don’t really have a problem” with racism and are more concerned with defending troll reviews on Amazon?

    • Anonymous

      September 20th, 2020 - 2:01pm

      @RPG74 most of the one star jumanji reviews were by people saying why is there no 3d version. The amount of troll reviews that in the case of star wars or Jodie that are just personal attacks based on race or gender are shocking.

    • RPG74

      September 20th, 2020 - 3:27pm

      You misunderstand me, JR. I said I don’t have a problem with the recasting of background artists, I didn’t say that I don’t have a problem with racists (if that’s what all the complainers are-which may be debatable). You’ve either misread the sentence in my original post, or I structured it poorly enough for there to be confusion.

    • RPG74

      September 20th, 2020 - 3:40pm

      Anonymous: the reviews from people who have seen the films ARE valid, in the sense that the reviewers have the right to comment on something if they’ve seen it. That doesn’t necessarily mean all views within those reviews,will be acceptable to everyone. I wasn’t making a moral judgment in that post, merely speaking on a technical point.

    • Anonymous

      September 20th, 2020 - 7:09pm

      Have to say I agree with Gordon. The animation is the best yet for me. Yes the arms are a little long but so what? Its animation not reality. You soon forget it as you get caught up in the story. Fury has benefited enormously from being animated. Trouble is some people just seem determined to not like them. What’s the alternative? No animations at all, would that satisfy them?

    • Anonymous

      September 20th, 2020 - 8:21pm

      And that’s fine rgp74 but people who have seen the films, etc don’t seem to be leaving reviews. Most of the reviews I’ve seen fall into two categories. I hate this because or look how funny I am. It also doesn’t give people a right to be abusive towards actors, directors or writers just because they have seen the film. A point about that. Solo and captain marvel received thousands of negative reviews on rotten tomatoes before the movie were even released. Both movies now have higher ratings as those who have actually seen and enjoyed them post opinions. Negative false reviews are a huge problem.

    • JM

      September 21st, 2020 - 7:17pm

      Let’s just say it’s not as good as it could be. It’s very cartoony, too much in fact. The arms are out of proportion, I think the Calcutta team need lessons on the human body. Hate all this Easter egg stuff, I’d rather they just stick to the original script and telesnaps as much as possible, major scenes aren’t portrayed very well at all.

  • Xander Grogan

    September 16th, 2020 - 10:18am

    It’s a good thing we’ve got ours from amazon before the hell dropped. The delivery is now from 1-2 months

    • Gary H.

      September 16th, 2020 - 11:51am

      Hell dropped?

    • Bobby Fackrell

      September 17th, 2020 - 8:53am

      How can hell drop? It is underneath us

    • SilentNinjaZero

      September 22nd, 2020 - 7:03am

      I’m still waiting on my steelbook. Delivery from amazon is still 1-2 months. Is this due to supply issues or something else?

      Might cancel my order and get it from Zoom who still have it in stock

    • Coleman

      September 22nd, 2020 - 11:39am

      Cancel mate and reorder with Zoom, you’ll have a copy in a few days.

    • SilentNinjaZero

      September 22nd, 2020 - 12:31pm

      Thanks for the advice Coleman 🙂

  • CyberLewis

    September 15th, 2020 - 9:57pm

    Arrived damaged from zoom and they just blatantly ignore every attempt to contact them. Unfortunately this will be the last time I order through them!!

  • Savo79

    September 15th, 2020 - 1:18pm

    Just noticed it contains “The Slide” the original radio programme that inspired the story starring Roger Delgado. Oh my giddy aunt what a bonus. I always pre-order the steelbook in a fit of excitement then have second thoughts when I think how expensive they are but in hand they are beautiful and, too me, worth every penny.

  • Gary H.

    September 14th, 2020 - 2:47pm

    Not sure what’s happened to mine, it still says sent to warehouse. Help!

    • Xander Grogan

      September 14th, 2020 - 3:37pm

      Have you got it delivered by amazon? Cause amazons displaying it’s in stock next week

    • K.B.O

      September 14th, 2020 - 3:51pm

      They seem to be having distribution issues at the moment.

    • Gary H.

      September 14th, 2020 - 4:23pm

      Thanks for the replies.
      Ordered with Zoom, most people seem to have theirs already.

    • Gary H.

      September 15th, 2020 - 4:09pm

      Just had emailed at 1.30pm that Zoom have dispatched it.
      About time.

  • James

    September 14th, 2020 - 11:19am

    My copy arrived first thing Saturday morning. Now I’m up to date. First time I haven’t had a steelBook or Collection Box Set on preorder 🙁

    • Anonymous

      September 14th, 2020 - 2:43pm

      Mines late. They sent it to the wrong carrier

    • D84

      September 15th, 2020 - 1:02pm

      Im the same, feels very strange to not have a couple more pre-orders already bagged. My copy of Fury arrived on Sunday afternoon (Amazon) although ive not had time to watch any of it just yet. Looking forward to it though, all the others have been excellent thus far

  • Graham

    September 13th, 2020 - 2:46pm

    Yay mine just delivered by Amazon, now do I watch the colour or b&w version first ooo decisions

    • Philip Shaw

      September 15th, 2020 - 8:49am

      I solved that problem by watching the reconstruction first which is nearer to the original episodes. Then intend to watch the colour version then B&W version last.

  • Gordon

    September 13th, 2020 - 3:14am

    Loved the animation. Told the story very well. Only minor gripe is the arms are at times a bit too long In places but I’m sure it will be something they can work on when they do another animation

    • Gary H.

      September 13th, 2020 - 10:47am

      Your making me jealous Gordon, mines still saying sent to warehouse.

    • the ergon

      September 14th, 2020 - 10:30pm

      The arms are a little long, almost mandrel like. Animations fine. They,ve got Victor Madderns expressive face just right.

  • Deano

    September 12th, 2020 - 12:38pm

    Mine has also arrived.
    I totally agree Zoom are a fantastic company to deal with which I’ve been doing so for most of my pre ordered Dr Who Blu-ray /Steelbooks for the last 3yrs except for the Amazon exclusives.
    I always give credit where credits due and leave them good feedback on Trustpilot.
    As for the Steelbook book it’s a lovely addition to my collection and very much looking forward to it I’m going to watch it in black and white as I think it will give it a better prospective/atmosphere for the story.
    Fury from the deep I’ve always regarded as the most wanted to see missing story on my most wanted list so to finally see it be it in animation is as good as it gets to the original as I’ve listened to it over the yrs and watched the loose cannon reconstruction so many times I hold this story as one of my personal favourites.
    Hopefully there one day do The Daleks Masterplan by including the 3 existing episodes and not animating them to cut down the work load and miss out The Feast of Steven as it’s not necessary and doesn’t form part of the story and as a bonus include the new remade Missing to the Unknown on as well done by the uni students last yr.

    • Gordon

      September 13th, 2020 - 2:50am

      It was said back in February that the policy for animated stories is to animate all episodes for consistency so they will in all likelihood animate all 12 episodes. Gary Russell said a couple of weeks back on twitter if masterplan was ever animated feast would absolutely be animated.

  • Doctor909

    September 12th, 2020 - 12:07pm

    Mines turned up this morning! Very surprised it’s Theo’s early, can never fault Zoom’s services though! Look forward to watching it as I know nothing about this story at all!

    • Coleman

      September 12th, 2020 - 12:12pm

      Great story, one of the best. A few years ago I watched most of the missing episodes on YouTube, they were all fan made.
      Some of the animation wasn’t great but still enjoyable to watch with the original soundtrack.

    • Gordon

      September 12th, 2020 - 12:23pm

      So has mine along with the dvd and blu ray.

    • Coleman

      September 12th, 2020 - 12:30pm

      Alot better watching them as Opposed to just listening to the soundtracks in my opinion.

    • the ergon

      September 12th, 2020 - 3:41pm

      For me its 60/40. I would listen the soundtracks more than watch animation. I tend to watch the returned items like ‘the Enemy of the world’ and ‘the web of fear’ more than i would listen to now but thats only because i can enjoy them for the most part in their entirety (excluding Episode 3 of Web).Also i enjoy watching the part film/video/ Part animations more because you have the best of both worlds until the actual episodes turn up. The least watched are the ones where most or entire episodes are missing. and thats where i tend to listen to the audios more. So whenever my ‘fury’ DVD eventually turns up, I,m hopeful now for monday otherwise i may start developing symptoms of fury myself. I shall watch it all way through followed by the featurettes but then will be some time before i revisit.

  • Coleman

    September 7th, 2020 - 5:40pm

    BooBoo, do these usually come out on time, or does the shipping date keep getting revised, the same as the Classic limited edition Blu-ray’s?

    • booboo

      September 8th, 2020 - 8:17am

      I suspect this one will be ok

    • Gordon

      September 8th, 2020 - 4:30pm

      Yes. It’s coming out next week. My dvd Blu ray and steelbook order from zoom have been sent to warehouse which means it will be despatched Friday for a possible Saturday delivery

    • Coleman

      September 8th, 2020 - 6:51pm

      Don’t know if anyone’s mentioned before but you’ve got a uncanny likeness to Roger Delgado.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      September 9th, 2020 - 7:43pm

      I don’t see it

    • Anonymous

      September 11th, 2020 - 8:30pm

      My copy has been dispatched by Zoom today, so all good for release Monday 14/09

    • Coleman

      September 12th, 2020 - 11:59am

      Mine says sent to warehouse (just checked).

  • Doug Quaid

    September 7th, 2020 - 3:02pm

    BBC are releasing 60s doctor who as individual stories on blu-ray but these will be including in any 60s season box sets that are very likely to be released..

    • Rob W

      September 7th, 2020 - 4:43pm

      Maybe, but perhaps only the B/W animations?

    • daz

      September 7th, 2020 - 5:41pm

      Rob W.

      I expect and would prefer just the B&W versions of the animations in the collection sets. I only watch them that way tbh.

    • Rob W

      September 7th, 2020 - 6:49pm

      Yes, I find some detail in the animation better in the B&W versions daz.

  • Coleman

    September 7th, 2020 - 11:50am

    Hello BooBoo,
    What’s the chances of this being delivered on time. Are they like the Classic limited Edition Blu-ray’s, always putting the dates back?

  • Coleman

    August 27th, 2020 - 10:25pm

    I’m happy they could be announcing more animations soon. I hope they do them all.
    Or better still find the missing episodes.

    • Rob W

      September 5th, 2020 - 2:02pm

      SFX 331 have reviewed thiis release. The extras also include a 7-part radio play from 1966 ‘The Slide’ written by Victor Pemberton. Colour and B & W versions of ‘Fury’ in widescreen.

    • Cymon

      September 7th, 2020 - 5:38pm

      Starburst have also reviewed this

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