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March 16th, 2020 151 comments

Doctor Who The Faceless Ones Steelbook – update

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Doctor Who’s missing serial The Faceless Ones will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and SteelBook on 16th March 2020.

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 of 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 sinister 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. Fortunately, 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 and will include the following exclusive special features:

  • Photographic reconstruction of the story, including surviving footage of episodes 1 & 3
  • Audio commentary on episodes 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6
  • ‘Making of the animated series’
  • Camera script PDF’s
  • Surviving film fragments from the story
  • x5 ‘Easter Egg’ surprises
  • Coming Soon Fury from the Deep trailer

Categorised under: Blu-ray, DVD


  • Josef Lewandowski

    October 17th, 2020 - 2:31pm

    £22 on Amazon

  • SilentNinjaZero

    September 23rd, 2020 - 9:16am

    Steelbook is back in stock on Amazon for anyone interested. They have it for £28.81

  • Coleman

    August 19th, 2020 - 12:05pm

    Just decided to start collecting the steelbooks.
    Bought this one off Amazon, hasnt arrived yet though. Hopefully soon.

    • Coleman

      August 19th, 2020 - 12:48pm

      Amazon van just pulled up outside.
      It’s arrived

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