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November 23rd, 2020 19 comments

Doctor Who – Web of Fear DVD New Edition

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This release includes all 5 surviving episodes, plus a brand new fully animated reconstruction of the missing 6th episode created from the surviving audio-only recordings.

In order to escape an attack in space, the TARDIS makes an unscheduled landing and ends up deep inside the London Underground. Here the travellers soon find themselves engulfed in a thrilling battle with the Great Intelligence and the Yeti, a deadly enemy set to invade the Earth. But as events take a turn for the worse, it becomes clear that the golden prize is not just the Earth, but the Doctor’s mind too…

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  • Anonymous

    November 24th, 2020 - 7:33pm

    Happy Doctor Who day!

    *sigh* One day late.

  • Anonymous

    November 24th, 2020 - 3:36am

    Anyone know why the link to amazon isn’t working yet?

    • Anonymous

      November 24th, 2020 - 8:56am

      DVD is definitely available to order now and the link seems to be working now.

    • Anonymous

      November 25th, 2020 - 2:15pm

      Something’s weird here, the link still doesn’t work for me. And when I do a search on Amazon from the home page it still doesn’t find it. I’m in the US, and I normally buy my Doctor Who DVDs from the UK Amazon with no problems. I wonder if I’m geo-blocked somehow?

  • Benny

    November 23rd, 2020 - 6:54pm

    Loooking forward to seeing what special features we get as although I’m getting this i prefer telesnap recons personally.

  • Nick

    November 23rd, 2020 - 2:41pm

    Oh BRILLIANT – at last – animated episode 3 and the trailer too!!! The animation looks FANTASTIC!!! Well done all involved!! Certainly buying this!!! And on Blu Ray too!!! Needed some good news today!!

    • Nick

      November 23rd, 2020 - 2:41pm


    • Anonymous

      November 25th, 2020 - 5:48am

      Yes, the animation on that trailer is certainly a lot more impressive than what we’ve had previously, it seems less jerky to me.

  • Anonymous

    November 23rd, 2020 - 12:11pm

    I’m looking forward to the release with all 6 original episodes. As an old duffer I’m hoping it come’s back within the next ten years or so…

  • simonhanlon77

    November 23rd, 2020 - 10:27am

    so it’s going to be re-released again with just a different version of the rubbish telesnap reconstruction? because they said the first time around they called it fully animated! if that’s the case i won’t be getting it…however if is an animated episode as in like ‘fury from the deep’ etc animation then i will def be getting it! hope so because it’s been a long time coming!

    • Gordon

      November 23rd, 2020 - 11:00am

      This was how it was reported by the bbc:

      Episode three is still missing, but has been reconstructed from stills to enable restored versions of both stories to be made available for sale via download on Friday.

      They NEVER described it as fully animated. Even on the back of the dvd it is stated near the bottom that episode 3 is reconstructed via telesnaps.

      This release will have ep 3 animated and is produced by big finish creative in collaboration with BBC Studios, with animation created by Shapeshifter Studios.

    • Anonymous

      November 24th, 2020 - 5:38pm

      It does look hopeful now that we will get underwater menace at some point. I hope so as I quite like it, yes its daft but it’s fun. Be nice to able follow the plot in episodes 1 and 4 via an animation.

  • the ergon

    November 23rd, 2020 - 9:53am

    I,ll be swapping round the web special edition with the original should it come in the clear case again to keep the DVDs matching.

    • Anonymous

      November 23rd, 2020 - 2:19pm

      It will be a clear case that is the new plastic laws.

    • the ergon

      November 23rd, 2020 - 10:06pm

      Plastic laws. The autons have infiltrated and taken over.

    • Anonymous

      November 24th, 2020 - 2:05am

      I’ve just bought a brand new release from studio canal and they normally do standard DVD cases. This one was released last week and it’s in a slimline case. Apparently that is something we’ll see more of now

  • Matt p

    November 23rd, 2020 - 6:56am

    Nice to get some good news on Who’s birthday …. though the date on amazon says 1st June 2022 (hope not that far away)

    • MikeM

      November 23rd, 2020 - 6:36pm

      The trailer states “coming 2021”

    • Anonymous

      November 24th, 2020 - 5:30pm

      Says 2021 on Amazon now

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