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April 13th, 2022 15 comments

Studiocanal Announce 4K Restorations, Theatrical Screenings and BFi Event

Official Press Release

London– 13th April 2022 – STUDIOCANAL are proud to announce brand new 4K restorations of the two classic Dr. Who feature-length films starring award-winning actor Peter Cushing – DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS and DALEKS’ INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D.

Available to order from Amazon:

Doctor Who and the Daleks 4k Collectors Edition

Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. 4K Collectors Edition

Doctor Who and the Daleks 4k steelbook

Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. 4K Steelbook

Dr. Who & The Daleks: The Official Story of the Films

Released initially in 1965 and 1966 respectively and directed by Gordon Flemyng, these two films, shot in glorious Technicolor, have been regenerated in out-of-this-world 4K and are the perfect collector’s item for Doctor Who and sci-fi fans. The films, which are to date the only big-screen outings for the Doctor, also boast a beloved supporting cast including Bernard Cribbins, Roberta Tovey, Roy Castle and Jennie Linden.

STUDIOCANAL will release DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS and DALEKS’ INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D. theatrically in the UK from 10th July 2022 following a special double-bill preview at the BFI in London on June 19th. Both films will be released on 4K UHD Collector’s Editions, steelbooks and digital platforms on 20th June (DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS) and 18th July (DALEKS’ INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D.)

DR. WHO & THE DALEKS (1965) was the first big screen film adaptation of British TV’s most iconic sci-fi hero, and the first time Doctor Who was ever seen in colour. Having invented the TARDIS, a strange machine capable of travelling into other dimensions, the Doctor and his three young accomplices set forth on a quest through time and space.

Their journey takes them into the dark, undiscovered depths of the universe and to the planet of Skaro, a primitive world devastated by nuclear war and populated by two warring species, a peaceful tribe known as Thals and a life form heavily mutated by radiation, encased in protective machines, a merciless force of destruction known as The Daleks!

The second film, DALEKS’ INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D sees Cushing return to the big screen – the future of Planet Earth now belongs to The Daleks, but deep within the London Underground a group of resistance freedom fighters are planning an attack. Can The Doctor help them succeed in destroying their extra-terrestrial enemies and take back control of Earth?

The preview at BFI Southbank on the 19th June will see both films screened back-to-back with a special guest Q&A including cast members Roberta Tovey and Jill Curzon as well as Anthony Waye (the assistant director of both films) and Jason Flemyng, son of the films’ director, Gordon Flemyng. The Q&A will take place after ‘Dr. Who and the Daleks’ has screened and will cover both films. Tickets will be available to BFI Members from 3 May and to the general public from 5 May at www.bfi.org.uk/whatson


The stunning 4K UHD Collector’s Edition for each film will include:

  • UHD
  • BD
  • 42-page booklet with brand new essays
  • Exclusive 32-page Titan mini-book
  • Collectable coin
  • 5 artcards
  • 2 Posters – new and original artwork

Plus, an impressive array of extra features:

DR. WHO & THE DALEKS

  • New featurette The Dalek Legacy: Destination Skaro
  • New Restoring Dr. Who in 4K
  • Audio Commentary with critic Kim Newman, screenwriter/writer Robert Shearman, and actor/writer Mark Gatiss
  • Audio Commentary – actors Jennie Linden (Barbara) and Roberta Tovey (Susan)
  • Dalekmania documentary
  • Interview with Gareth Owen
  • Original Trailer (remastered for 2013 release)
  • Stills Gallery

DALEKS’ INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D.

  • New featurette The Dalek Legacy: Invasion Earth
  • New Restoring Dr. Who in 4K
  • Audio Commentary with critic Kim Newman, screenwriter/writer Robert Shearman, and actor/writer Mark Gatiss
  • Dalekmania documentary
  • Interview with Gareth Owen
  • Interview with Bernard Cribbins
  • Original Trailer (remastered for 2013 release)
  • Stills Gallery

Plus two stunning new steelbooks, also designed by Johnny Dombrowski

DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS and DALEKS’ INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D. will be released as a double bill in cinemas on 10th July and available as 4K UHD Collector’s Editions, steelbooks and digital on June 20th and 18th July respectively.

The special double bill preview will take place on 19th June at the BFI.

Available to order from Amazon:

Doctor Who and the Daleks 4k Collectors Edition

Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. 4K Collectors Edition

Doctor Who and the Daleks 4k steelbook

Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. 4K Steelbook

Dr. Who & The Daleks: The Official Story of the Films


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15 comments

  • I’m Batman

    June 17th, 2022 - 10:40am

    Will there be subsequent normal cinema screenings of the films, or is it just 19th June at BFI?
    I thought I read in DWM about screenings from 10th July?

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    • booboo

      June 17th, 2022 - 11:26am

      They did say in cinemas but i cant find a list anywhere, they might send out some PR hopefully

  • Ian

    June 17th, 2022 - 10:07am

    Anyone know which cinemas will be showing these? Only one I’ve seen is Picturehouses.com .

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  • Ryan Croughan

    May 29th, 2022 - 10:08pm

    When will we hear anything about the theatrical screening?

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  • Fiona Hall

    April 14th, 2022 - 9:58am

    I had been watching Doctor Who since week 1 and the chance of seeing huge Daleks in colour was too good to pass by. My mum wanted me to go and see Mary Poppins. One of my brothers was supposed to take me but he didn’t want to see Mary Poppins either. We hatched a plan to go see the Doctor and just say we had been to Mary Poppins. I loved the movie, but then again I was only 5 going on 6 at the time. My mum asked us how the movie was. I gave a non committal shrug and a half hearted it’s ok. I remember that day with a strange clarity that’s rare for that age.

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  • Rex Farrel

    April 14th, 2022 - 1:50am

    Someone has to say it: Why are they using Matt Smith’s Tardis in the art? (I know, it’s just carelessness…) The movie Tardis looks much better though, I’d have played that up. Let’s hope the Beeb don’t start a nasty copyright dispute, since they deliberately went to the effort of making the recent Tardises look different for rights purposes…

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    • GeordieW

      April 14th, 2022 - 7:50am

      I’m pretty sure Matt Smith’s TARDIS is based on the movie TARDIS, I remember Moffat saying back in 2010. That’s why they both have the St. John’s Ambulance badge on the door.

    • JR

      April 14th, 2022 - 3:31pm

      @GeordieW – you’re correct about the inspiration for the Smith ship but the movie TARDIS has the white windows and the version here doesn’t. Plus, the roof is stacked differently and… that’s enough pedantry!

    • Rex Farrel

      April 14th, 2022 - 5:48pm

      I didn’t know they were inspired by the film version – interesting to know, thanks. But we can’t end the pedantry before mentioning that the pictured Smith Tardis has square panels instead of rectangular. (Mainly because 17 years after the new series started, the square panels still bug me!)

  • pupbenny

    April 13th, 2022 - 3:35pm

    Nice! These are what got me into Doctor Who.

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  • DanWFA

    April 13th, 2022 - 1:36pm

    Wonder when the films will be available to book tickets for in cinemas

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  • AxC

    April 13th, 2022 - 1:34pm

    Who’s Gareth Owen?

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    • Auton

      April 13th, 2022 - 3:56pm

      Someone who wrote a book about shepperton studios

    • Chris Howarth

      April 14th, 2022 - 10:18am

      He’s clearly not a Doctor Who expert however.

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