Doctor Who - The Daleks in Colour Steelbook

  • Blu-ray
GBP 29.99

£29.99

Doctor Who - The Daleks in Colour Steelbook

  • Blu-ray
GBP 29.99

£29.99

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Overall Rating : 3.33 / 5 (3 Reviews)
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An amazing first attempt for the colourisations.

Overall, this is an amazing release. The colourisation (the main feature of this edition of the story) is very well done. Some of the editing, such as the flashback scenes are somewhat distracting, however, these were unavoidable as they were done to hide where cuts had been made in scenes where there were no other scenes to cut to. Some slight continuity errors have occurred as a result of scenes being cut, such as the scene where the TARDIS team pull the camera out of the wall as this leads to a slight loss in clarity when Chesterfield (sorry, ChesterTON) suggests that he can use part of the camera to jam the door. I perhaps would have preferred this edit to be a couple of minutes longer to help with the pacing of this story. I enjoyed the new score in this edit, though sometimes, it does seem too loud and drowns out some dialogue (or at least in the broadcast mix) but for the most part was very well done. As for the physical release, the covers of the DVD and the standard blu ray are not the greatest, though this were probably due to the lack of colourised material available to make these covers. As for the steelbook artwork, it is very basic but still looks alright. As for the features of the release, there are plenty of things that make this fully worth the purchase. The entire seven part black and white TV serial is included (available on blu ray for the first time) along side all previously released bonus features from The Beginning DVD boxset. New bonus features are also included that cover the new colourised edition. Overall, I would very much recommend this release. I am very excited to see what the future of these colourised stories holds, and for a first attempt, this is a very good start.

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Questionable cover, quality contents

I'll get this out of the way up-front: the covers for this, whether the normal case or the steelbook one, aren't great. I believe this is because the cover artists were only given a limited selection of colourised images to use when creating the cover art, and they've had to do their best with the limited resources they had. If this cover prevents you from wanting to purchase this, then that's your call. I'm not super thrilled with it either! But it's only the case, and I'd like to think the contents are what we're really here for. The Zavvi listing doesn't go into detail about the exact contents of the disc, so I'll briefly list them here. All-New Features: The Daleks in Colour - the 75 minute re-edited, re-scored and colourised special The Daleks - the original 7 black-and-white episodes Un-named Featurette - a brand new 15 minute special, presumably covering the making of the colourised version Brought over from the original DVD release: Commentaries - cast & crew commentaries for Episode 2, 4 and 7 Creation of the Daleks - a documentary looking at the humble beginnings of the Doctor's most famous foes Production Subtitles - Behind the scenes info, facts and commentary in the form of a subtitle track Photo Gallery - the usual assortment of images from a variety of sources This is a pretty decent release, and if this is your first introduction to the story you'll find plenty to dig into here, though perhaps not a great deal that's actually NEW. If you already own a previous release of the story (I, for example, own the DVD release), then the big draw here is the colourised re-edit and the fact you can finally get one of the most important stories in Doctor Who history on BluRay. It's not a flawless release, and that's why it's only getting 4/5 from me, but... c'mon, if you're a Doctor Who fan, you've already pre-ordered this, right?

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Fail ...

It takes special genius to put monochrome images on the front and rear of a release that is primarily marketed as "In Colour".

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