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November 10th, 2023 28 comments

Doctor Who The Daleks in Colour DVD

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Originally transmitted from December 1963 to February 1964, The Daleks introduced one of the Doctor’s most formidable and enduring foes.

The story follows the very first crew of the TARDIS as they land in a petrified forest on an alien planet. Determined to explore, the Doctor (William Hartnell) leads his companions into the metal city, where they discover danger at every corner and what will become his deadliest enemy, the mutant Daleks.

The seven original 25 minute episodes have now been colourised and weaved together into a 75 minute blockbuster. With brand new sound and a new score – created by Mark Ayres – The Daleks has been gloriously updated, whilst ensuring the original classic story remains as thrilling as it was when it was first seen back in 1963.

This release also includes the original seven episodes on DVD in black & white, as they were first broadcast plus a 15 minute exclusive featurette and all special features from the previous release.

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  • More then 2 alphabets

    November 23rd, 2023 - 9:05pm

    Dalek colourisation:

    10/10 for colour and effects

    10/10 for effort, they really tried to give a more friendly version for 2023 audience

    7/10 sound, new music great but frankly I had a headache by the end as the mono sounds were there overlapping, new music a little too loud.

    6/10 for the edit, so much chopped out it made it very confusing. Didn’t really showcase the doctor.

    I think it wasn’t the best story to do this for but it was still fun.

    • Steven Taylor

      November 24th, 2023 - 10:34am

      Completely agree with all you said, the music for me was the worst bit, muffled talking with 80s sounding synth which was far to loud

    • Ricky

      November 24th, 2023 - 1:52pm

      I enjoyed certain aspects such as the colour and new dalek ray effects etc but it almost felt like I was watching the Daleks with someone playing a seperate CD in the same room with my TV volume lower than that other music, just didn’t feel in synch with the visuals.

    • More then 2 alphabets

      November 24th, 2023 - 3:43pm

      I think the issue with the soundtrack other then volume was that it was attempting to add gravity to the images, with all love and respect to Hartnell, watching him walk slowly across a room with a “madman in a box” style piece of music added just didn’t work. The musical energy needs to match the imagery!

      I think also the music was trying too hard to add, the original score is quite scary and subtle in places, I thought the first time the doctor saw the daleks, the music is spot on, why not remaster the actual music and add it over the top!

      It was a really good effort and i will support the blu ray so these continue, as a first try it was passible but i just shouldn’t have a headache!

      also they need to use stories that are 3/4 parts, the time meddler, tomb of the cybermen to name a couple, they are already solid stories that once you remove all the credits/recaps, are likely already the right length!

  • atl

    November 15th, 2023 - 10:20am

    looking forward to this on dvd

  • anon

    November 12th, 2023 - 12:34am

    I have Ordered this & will watch it & add it to my Collection. Unfortunately I hope this isn’t going to be a trend where they colourise all Black & White footage then re-sell it to us all over again! I can understand maybe a handful of colourised episodes cut into a new version, but I really don’t want them ploughing through the whole back catalogue again.

    • Gordon

      November 12th, 2023 - 7:51am

      I suspect this will be a thing while Russell is in charge. Part of his plan to “bring new life to classic who”. Wonder if he will endorse or be apart of the animations too (not that he needs to as they already have producers set up and they seem to be doing well enough). If not maybe he has his own plans for the missing stories. Maybe involving David Bradley. Would explain why big finish has had restrictions put on his version of the character. Maybe have david with a new cast recreating the missing stories. I Don’t expect it to be full length recreations especially after the colourisations were cut down. More like a 90-120 minute version of Marco Polo and 70-80 minute versions of some 4 parters.

    • rich

      November 12th, 2023 - 11:22pm

      Well it is a trend and you can always just not buy them .

    • anon

      November 13th, 2023 - 1:15am


    • Rex F

      November 13th, 2023 - 2:09am

      There’s no way they’ll be doing a load of these, based on a whole year for 75 minutes of content. Rusty even mentions “next year’s story” (singular). Personally I’ll just be recording them from the TV, as a curio.

  • David Minter

    November 10th, 2023 - 2:55pm

    I like that they’re sweetening the deal by including the original 7 part version. So, if you don’t have the story yet on DVD, this could be an incentive. And, being released on Blu-Ray, I would guess this would mark the first time The Daleks has been released on that format.

    • Gordon

      November 10th, 2023 - 3:09pm

      It’s only the colour version that is being released on blu ray. The original version is on the dvd format.

    • SV7

      November 10th, 2023 - 4:58pm

      I know that it could be argued that including the original B&W 7 part version is pointless, I think it is a good idea, especially as the Beginning box set on Amazon is now sold out, with no new stock listed yet (as far as I know). It gives people who missed the Beginning box set a chance to see and own The Daleks on DVD.

    • SV7

      November 10th, 2023 - 5:34pm

      Actually, good news everyone! Just checked Amazon and the Beginning box set is back in stock! Was starting to worry it had gone out of print!

  • Anon

    November 10th, 2023 - 1:42pm

    Not interested in this. If I want to watch the daleks I’ll watch the full story not half of it. Don’t see the point of this at all

    • Valeyard

      November 10th, 2023 - 4:19pm

      I’ve a mild interest but it does bother me slightly that the whole thing has been cut down and rescored apparently to cater to the minuscule attention spans of today’s masses. Sign of the times I suppose…

    • beef

      November 10th, 2023 - 7:07pm

      considering how bloated the original was, it’ll be a blessing

    • Anomie

      November 10th, 2023 - 7:35pm

      I’d rather watch the bloated original thank you.

    • Gordon

      November 10th, 2023 - 9:03pm

      The good thing is both options are now available. If you want to watch the 170 plus version you can. You can also watch the new 75 minute version.

    • mac

      November 11th, 2023 - 12:50pm

      *Anon stamps his feet and walks off

    • Anon

      November 11th, 2023 - 3:40pm

      Anon doesn’t stamp his feet. I’m perfectly happy with this existing, many will love it, it just isn’t for me.

  • Steven Taylor

    November 10th, 2023 - 1:33pm

    This should have an interesting cover, they will either go down the normal classic style cover or a completely new cover design because RTD said this was only the beginning, sure sounds like he intends to get more colourised

    • Dalek Eye Stalk

      November 10th, 2023 - 1:53pm

      Could well have a reverse cover to match in with the classic collection.

    • Steven Taylor

      November 10th, 2023 - 3:16pm

      Yeah probably

    • rick

      November 10th, 2023 - 3:58pm

      apparently he redone some of the scrit too

    • Steven Taylor

      November 11th, 2023 - 8:25am

      Oh yeah I read that, RTD wrote new Dalek lines and got the original guy to record them

    • SillyGooseAled

      November 11th, 2023 - 2:28pm

      RTD has said in the recent DWM that they’ve already started on next year’s colourisation so we know they’re doing at least one more.

    • RGB

      November 14th, 2023 - 9:36pm

      could be a yearly who event on the 23rd November

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