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August 5th, 2013 322 comments

Doctor Who The Ice Warriors DVD

ice-warriors-dvdDoctor Who: The Ice Warriors

Starring: Patrick Troughton

RRP: £20.42

Release date: 26 August 2013

In the distant future, Earth faces a new Ice Age. While a dedicated team of scientists struggle to keep the approaching glaciers at bay, a startling discovery is made deep beneath the ice… an alien warrior frozen for a millennia.

When the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria arrive, they soon discover Earth is under threat from the Ice Warriors – a fearsome warrior race intent on capturing the planet for themselves.

A classic Second Doctor adventure, The Ice Warriors has finally been completed with two beautifully animated episodes created by the Doctor Who restoration team.

Additional content includes…

  • Animated episodes two and three
  • Commentary (Episodes One, Four, Five and Six) with Frasier Hines (James), Deborah Watling (Victoria), Sonny Caldinez (Turoc), Jeremy Davies (Designer) and Pat Heigham (Grams Operator)
  • Commentary (Episode Two) archive recordings or readings by Brian Hayles (writer), Derek Martinus (Director), Martin Baugh (Costume Designer), Bernard Bresslaw (Varga), Peter Barkworth (Clent), Wendy Gifford (Miss Garrett) and Sylvia James (makeup supervisor).
  • Commentary (Episode Three) with Patrick Troughton’s son Michael.
  • Cold Fusion
  • Beneath The Ice
  • VMS Links
  • Blue Peter Design-A-Monster
  • Doctor Who Stories – Frazer Mines (Part Two) Subtitle
  • Production Notes
  • Photo Gallery
  • Animated Original Trailer
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Radio Times Listings
  • Digitally Remastered Picture and Sound Quality

Categorised under: Doctor Who DVDs, DVD


  • Pug Dalek

    September 29th, 2013 - 11:10pm

    Good 10/10 now I need the seeds of death

    • Trenzalore

      October 17th, 2013 - 6:51pm

      I found seeds of death a little boring, 6/10. and I agree with the 10/10 for this

  • DoctorArkham

    September 9th, 2013 - 7:47am

    Picked this up for £14 in Tesco.

    • Space1999

      October 17th, 2013 - 6:37pm

      £13.97 in asda

  • doctorwhomad

    August 28th, 2013 - 6:43pm

    Has anyone watched their’s yet? Mine came today but I was a work. What’s the coming soon trailer on it?

    • celestial toymaker

      August 28th, 2013 - 7:04pm

      scream of the shalka

  • Midnight darkestra

    August 26th, 2013 - 1:34pm

    I am sssoo looking forward to viewing this I loved the series and this was one of favourite stories varga was brilliantly played by bresslaw and there were some great actors involved in this story

  • Midnight darkestra

    August 25th, 2013 - 2:07pm

    I am sooooo looking forward to watching this as the ice warriors were always a favourite monster of mine more plausible and believable than the daleks and alot scarier too

  • matparks08

    August 22nd, 2013 - 5:40pm

    Got my copy today – wondered if it’d be late with bank holiday weekend so very pleased.

  • Radburn

    August 22nd, 2013 - 3:40am

    BBC Shop shipping these out now…

  • Guy The Zygon

    August 16th, 2013 - 9:56am

    There is no Terror of the Zygons forum yet, for which this comment would be better suited (happy for you to move it there when the time comes), but I always thought too much fuss was made of Broton… One of the other Zygons was far more terrifying and alien – the one which lurched at Sarah with an open mouth at the end of episode 1! This same Zygon made it onto the TyPhoo tea card of 1976, yet photos of it are very scarce. I am delighted to see their return, but somewhat disappointed the new Zygon seems to have been fashioned on Broton! 😀

    • Guy The Zygon

      August 17th, 2013 - 10:20pm

      Staying on topic, when is footage of Tom Baker on Disneytime in full Who costume (screened in August 1975) likely to surface on DVD? The only clip which ever appears is of the end, when a hand passes the Doctor a note in the cinema – he says “It’s from the Brigadier – he’s in trouble again!” and runs up the stairs… but there were other clips between the various cartoons – I once saw a really ropey copy on YouTube -as it was shown just days before Terror of the Zygons, a perfect opportunity to have it as an Easter egg would be on this release!

  • WFK DVD Collector 13

    August 9th, 2013 - 10:28am

    The cover has really been improved from the original (not the background just being one colour)

    Also can’t wait to see the animations of episodes 2&3!

    • ellesse

      August 9th, 2013 - 11:08pm

      Looking forward to this too.

      After getting Invasion (which reminded me of the spy movie Ipcress File due to the fantastic music), can’t wait to see more animated episodes filling gaps – they did a great job with Invasion.

  • The Supreme Dalek

    August 7th, 2013 - 4:01pm

    This DVD looks brilliant! Probably the one I want the most from the Troughton era, even though I am not a fan of the black and white episodes.

    I am considering on buying Revisitations 1 and the Beneath The Surface box set. I don’t have any Classic DVDs (I used to have An Unearthly Child but I can’t find it!) so do you think those DVDs are good to start with?

    • ellesse

      August 9th, 2013 - 11:00pm

      I have all three Revisitations box sets and recommend them to anyone. Good stories – from gritty sci fi in the Caves of Androzani to victorian gothic Talons of Weng Chiang, entertaining dvd extras, great value, plus you meet several Doctors.

      If you like Ice Warriors then you might like Revisitations 2 where they feature in The Seeds of Death.

      The Beneath the Surface box a fun choice, I just finished watching recently. Love the Sea Devils story, the Silurian story was entertaining. The Warriors of the Deep story was not as good but still fun.

  • Exterminator

    August 7th, 2013 - 2:04pm

    Any body else notice how miraculous it is that the ice warriors returned in series 7, just in time for the 2nd Dr ice warriors DVD release.

    The next classic DVD will be the 4th Dr’s terror of the Zygons and guess what, there back in the 50th anniversary episode.

  • Radburn

    August 6th, 2013 - 11:02pm

    I’ve just watched the Trailer off the ‘Green Death’ SE for the Ice Warriors – So looking forward to watching it at the end of the month as I ordered it awhile back…

  • The Professor

    August 6th, 2013 - 5:22pm

    Cool but can’t wait until Terror of the Zygons is released!!!!!


    August 6th, 2013 - 11:27am

    Shame they couldn,t get peter sallis to comment on this release.Might have been a missed opportunity,

  • kiwi63

    August 6th, 2013 - 10:35am

    Worst. Cover. Ever. Literally,CGIce Warriors & a random wifi-looking symbol in the background

  • Douglas Fir

    August 5th, 2013 - 10:05pm

    Anyone know the BBC Shop discount code for this month? RPAUG13 not working.

    • booboo

      August 5th, 2013 - 10:06pm


    • Douglas Fir

      August 5th, 2013 - 10:25pm

      Thanks Boo-boo – ordered using the link above 🙂

  • josh smith

    August 5th, 2013 - 8:00pm

    looks better than the older cover

  • pug dalek

    August 5th, 2013 - 7:31pm

    “If you value life, obey, and do not anger us!

    • pug dalek

      August 5th, 2013 - 7:33pm

      “If you value life, obey, and buy it now

  • Martay

    August 5th, 2013 - 6:49pm

    Yes Frazer Mines and VMS (VHS ) links. However I am so excited for this release. At an age where I have never seen the missing episodes any animations I find exciting and intriguing! The more the better!

  • Thehostproductions

    August 5th, 2013 - 4:08pm

    Been wanting this for along time!!

  • TheMysteryLiker

    August 5th, 2013 - 2:50pm

    “Frasier Mines”…

  • Harry Judd

    August 5th, 2013 - 2:22pm

    I saw Episode 2 of this DVD and it’s great!!!

  • Riversong4257

    August 5th, 2013 - 2:18pm

    Asking my mum to get this for my birthday! :Smile:

  • Tardis’nt

    August 5th, 2013 - 2:13pm

    I want thissss…


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