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April 28th, 2020 47 comments

The Power Of The Daleks Special Edition Blu-ray

Available to order from www.amazon.co.uk

Also available to order from www.zoom.co.uk and www.zavvi.co.uk

Patrick Troughton stars in this recreation of a lost classic from 1966.

The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Polly and Ben to a colony on the swamp planet of Vulcan. Soon after arriving, the Doctor witnesses a brutal murder.

Meanwhile, in another part of the colony an ancient crashed space capsule has been discovered in the swamps. The colony’s misguided chief scientist opens the capsule and discovers a group of strange metal ‘creatures’ inside. The creatures appear to be long dead. The Doctor calls the metal creatures ‘Daleks’ and claims that they are incredibly dangerous.

‘Power of the Daleks’ was the first Doctor Who story to star Patrick Troughton as the Doctor – broadcast between November and December 1966. Sadly, none of the six original broadcast episodes of ‘Power of the Daleks’ any longer exist in the BBC Film Archives. However, complete audio recordings of the lost episodes have survived in the hands of private collectors. And it is these audio recordings that are used as the basis for this special animated production of the programme. Now in a brand new edition and brought to you in glorious black and white…

Includes exciting new special features:
• Two new documentaries about Power of the Daleks
• 1993 BBC audio version of The Power of the Daleks narrated by Tom Baker
• Raw incidental music
• Photogrammetry Featurette
• Whicker’s World – I Don’t Like My Monsters to Have Oedipus Complexes
• Daleks – The Early Years: A 1992 documentary presented by Peter Davison
• Robin Hood – 1953 Episode: Patrick Troughton’s earliest surviving TV appearance
• BBC archive footage from BBC regional news, BBC Breakfast, Blue Peter and Newsnight
• Previously unreleased animation trailers and animatics

Additional bonus material:
• Audio commentaries by Anneke Wills on each episode
• Animation test footage
• Photo Gallery, including previously unreleased and rediscovered full colour on-set photos from 1966.
• Servants & Masters – The Making of The Power of the Daleks
• Doctor Who – The Highlanders


Categorised under: Blu-ray, DVD

47 comments

  • Gordon

    May 24th, 2020 - 12:07pm

    There is going to be coming soon according to Charles norton.

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  • RPG74

    May 20th, 2020 - 6:45pm

    Purely out of interest, does anyone know why Macra and Faceless were not given the same 5.1 remix treatment as Power? Not that it matters, i’m just curious.

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  • bob hellier

    May 4th, 2020 - 6:00pm

    i would like evil of the daleks animated because it is Victoria Debbie watling first story and i met and had an autograph signed from her in Bath at a convention and was sad when she died [ and caroline john and Elizabeth sladen lovely sarah jane smith and mary tamm to name but a few]

    Reply
  • flo

    April 30th, 2020 - 8:08am

    I’ll buy it if there’s a steelbook edition 😉

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    • Tim M

      May 1st, 2020 - 2:18pm

      I plan to take the discs out of my ‘Power of the Daleks’ steelbook, and replace them with the ‘special edition’ Blu-ray discs.

    • Gordon

      May 1st, 2020 - 6:44pm

      With the steelbook I’m Keeping the colour Blu ray disc with the mp3cd recon but swap out the other 3 discs with the new discs. Means I’ve got the old Colour animation, new animation the mp3cd recon the new telesnap recon and the 1993 bbc cassette all in the same place

    • Anonymous

      May 3rd, 2020 - 9:54am

      I’ll just buy this DVD, possibly the Blu-ray at some point in the future, and keep the steelbook and original DVD intact.

    • Gordon

      May 3rd, 2020 - 10:26am

      Charles norton has said there isn’t 1 planned but if the demand is there bbc studios could reconsider

    • Tardis7K

      May 3rd, 2020 - 3:45pm

      Would it be worth emailing bbc for a steelbook

    • Gordon

      May 3rd, 2020 - 8:45pm

      It’s always worth trying

    • Anonymous

      May 4th, 2020 - 5:18pm

      Does anybody have the bbc email address to contact them about a steelbook . Thanks .

    • Gordon

      May 5th, 2020 - 10:04am

      DVDSupport@bbc.com

    • Bobby Fackrell

      May 6th, 2020 - 7:37am

      Thanks Gordon I emailed them my interest

    • Anonymous

      May 12th, 2020 - 4:17pm

      This is the email i got from the bbc today about a steelbook

      Thanks for taking the time to get in touch with the team.
      We always love to hear from dedicated fans of the Doctor Who series. At this time, there are unfortunately no plans for a Steelbook edition of the upcoming Power of the Daleks release.

    • Doctor Blu

      May 24th, 2020 - 9:35am

      I expect a steelbook will be released at some point. No doubt also featuring a colour animated version of the updated animation. That way the BBC get the fans to buy yet another version of ‘The Power of the Daleks’. The colour version exclusive to only the steelbook maybe?

    • Gordon

      May 24th, 2020 - 10:56am

      From Richard Bignell: This is not a story that is being completely reanimated from scratch, so if you were going to do a colour version, you’d need to do it all in post, just as the BBC America colourisation on the original was – and given that the team pretty much hated what had been done in that regard, I can’t imagine that it’s something that they would have been keen to repeat.

  • Kevin Megannety

    April 29th, 2020 - 1:06pm

    Is it safe to assume that these episodes getting standalone releases will eventually be included in the current ongoing blu-ray collection series and just wait until then? I’m not collecting everything Who I Just want to have every possible episode available on a physical disc and not have two copies of it.

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    • Anonymous

      April 29th, 2020 - 3:13pm

      The episodes will be included in the Collection eventually, but Season 4 won’t be any time soon

  • Bill Silver

    April 29th, 2020 - 11:58am

    This looks great. Hoping the Whicker’s World episode is complete. There’s a version of it on YouTube but the quality is not the best. And the inclusion of “Daleks :The Early Years” means stand-alone episodes of “Master Plan” and “Evil” on Blu-ray for the first time. Can’t wait for this.

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    • Gordon

      April 29th, 2020 - 1:10pm

      Wickers world isn’t complete. There are nudity and unclearable Sections that aren’t on it. No the early years are just the interview bits. The episodes of the early years aren’t included

    • Anonymous

      April 29th, 2020 - 7:39pm

      I presumed the early years was the linking material and interviews. Which I’m happy about

  • Alex

    April 29th, 2020 - 7:52am

    Ooh, a new reconstruction, that’s nice. The recon on the previous release was somewhat lacking, I though. They hadn’t even incorporated the existing clips into it.

    And that Highlanders reference is tempting, but probably a recon. Which would still be nice to have, it’s actually harder to find a good Highlanders recon than you might expect.

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  • Doctor

    April 28th, 2020 - 5:08pm

    Booboo is this blu ray got re done animation

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    • booboo

      April 28th, 2020 - 5:30pm

      yes, improved

    • Tardis7K

      April 28th, 2020 - 11:37pm

      Does it include the colour version or not ???

    • Gordon

      April 28th, 2020 - 11:40pm

      As mentioned on the dvd thread:

      From Charles norton:

      The animation hasn’t just been tweaked. It’s been very extensively revised. Big ground up re-build. Huge job. Every shot has been re-composited. Many sections have been re-animated from scratch. In fact, the entire first third of episode 1 has essentially been redone completely anew. That part’s unrecognisable now. It’ll be a good quarter of an hour in before you’ll see any shots that are even close to how they used to look. It’s still limited animation of course, made with limited resources. However, it should be twenty times better than it was. It should feel like a new programme and will sit far more comfortably alongside the other Troughton animations we have done since. It’s essentially what we set out to do back in 2016, on the original rush-release, but were unable to complete in the time. We’ve gone in and fixed all the things (well, most of them) that have niggled us since 2016. It’s not a completely new animation – not a completely fresh-start – in that we’ve not scrapped all the original work. There’s still lots of the original in there, but it is still a massive revision.

      As for the special features, I’m not sure if it’s made clear in the press release, but the reconstruction is a completely new one, made by Derek Handley. Additionally, all the surviving footage has been newly restored. There’s a little bit more of it now too! Oh, and ‘Whicker’s World’ is from a new 2K scan of the original film negs.

      The US colourisation will not be on this release, no. It wasn’t really something that was ever originally intended to have a UK release and none of us on the team had any involvement in it. It’s probably best viewed in the same way as the colourised versions of films like ‘Casablanca’ and ‘Way Out West’. They’re out there for those wish to seek them out, but it’s not really representative of how the film-makers originally intended these things to be seen.

    • Jesse

      April 29th, 2020 - 2:24am

      According to Charles Norton’s message on Roobarb, the color version will not be included.

  • David

    April 28th, 2020 - 3:04pm

    Will HMV be getting this in? I’ll happily order it from another reliable retailer, but I like to stick with HMV as they’ve never let me down and it’s best to try and keep them in business in these troubling times.

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    • Rob W

      April 28th, 2020 - 3:42pm

      Release date is 6 July so I’d say they will.

    • Anonymous

      April 29th, 2020 - 7:40pm

      I’ve had to give up with them. Not been receiving DVDs and virtually no customer service

  • 6sek

    April 28th, 2020 - 2:05pm

    Will their be a new steelbook of it?

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  • Robert Sienicki

    April 28th, 2020 - 2:00pm

    Pre-ordered! I’ve always wondered why this one wasn’t released on blu-ray outside of Steelbook.

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    • Nick D

      April 28th, 2020 - 2:46pm

      It was released on a standard Blu-ray, but the steelbook was the definitive version.

    • Robert Sienicki

      April 29th, 2020 - 3:51pm

      Where? I couldn’t find it (apart from Australian edition, but not my region) and the only releases I could find was standard DVD and steelbook blu-ray.

    • The Loiterer

      April 29th, 2020 - 8:11pm

      Robert, the standard release was only available in Aus and NZ. It didn’t have the booklet, but was significantly cheaper than the UK Steelbook even when you added UK delivery. Mine worked out at around £8.

      I’m wondering if it didn’t get a standard UK release because the Steelbook took a while to sell out, possibly because it was only announced after most people had just bought the DVD (which was included with the Steelbook again). They wisely went for simultaneous releases for the next animation.

  • DalekAgent

    April 28th, 2020 - 1:53pm

    Slightly of topic but ive just pre ordered this on zoom and noticed that season 14 box set has been sent to warehouse so fingers crossed we will be getting them next week

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    • Bicky

      April 28th, 2020 - 4:12pm

      In my experience with Zoom, these box-sets arrive on the Friday before release.

  • Henrik V

    April 28th, 2020 - 1:29pm

    I’d have to see a trailer first before I commit to this one.

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    • Anonymous

      April 28th, 2020 - 3:38pm

      It will be the same as the one thats already out

    • Anonymous

      April 29th, 2020 - 4:52am

      No, it’s been almost completely reworked

  • Darren

    April 28th, 2020 - 1:19pm

    Will there be a steelbook?

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    • Anonymous

      April 28th, 2020 - 2:43pm

      There’s already a steelbook for the power of the daleks

  • Anonymous

    April 28th, 2020 - 12:45pm

    Will this include the colour version as well as the black and white version?

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    • Rob W

      April 28th, 2020 - 1:38pm

      It’s a re-release, the colour version was on the previous Collectors Edition Steelbook.

    • Rob W

      April 28th, 2020 - 1:44pm

      It’s 3 discs (according to Zoom) so you might be right

    • Jesse

      April 29th, 2020 - 2:25am

      According to Charles Norton’s message on Roobarb, the color version will not be included.

  • Anonymous

    April 28th, 2020 - 12:31pm

    Curious about “The Highlanders”. A trailer? A telesnap reconstruction with the recently recovered high quality audio?

    Reply

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