Doctor Who - Dalek Invasion Of Earth details
|Starring:||Bernard Cribbins, Jill Curzon, William Hartnell, Ray Brooks, Andrew Keir|
|Genres:||Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Doctor Who, Sci-fi - General, Television - BBC, Sci-Fi|
|Studio:||BBC WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING|
Doctor Who - Dalek Invasion Of Earth
Doctor Who - Dalek Invasion Of Earth - Disc 2
|Run time:||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||09 Jun 2003|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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A Classic Rarely MatchedBy a customer from Wolverhampton, England , 06 May 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]First up, the remaster is very good. Compared to my often watched VHS tapes, it's miles ahead, almost as if it was made recently but in black and white.
For some reason I always prefer the black and white Dalek stories to the colour ones - the Daleks seem to be more evil and scheming. The Dalek saying 'We are the masters of Earth, we are the masters of Earth' is so much scarier than the colour wobblers which appeared in later years.
The story is a true classic, one we can relate to because we know London. Strong performances from Hartnell, Russell and Wright all hit the mark while the secondary characters are also well written. The additional text commentary shows several interesting ideas which Terry Nation was thinking of putting into the script.
The all round package is superb. Credit to the BBC and the Restoration Team for a fantastic job - the best DVD release of 2003.
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Do I need both discs?By a customer , 15 Mar 2013Disc 1 has all 6 episodes and Disc 2 contains interviews/commentaries. If you're only interested in the episodes then don't bother with disc 2! Episodes are very good though (although funnier now than they were meant to be at the time).
An error ????By a customer , 04 Dec 2011Something strange here. I got sent a DVD of people interviewing folk who had been involved in making the BBC TV series.
Billy Hartnell - Not everyone's glass of Tea.By Uttakaos (4 reviews) from Praze an Beeble - Cornwall , 29 Nov 2011As a child watching Doctor Who through the haze of 405 TV on a screen that distorted the picture and sound that was at best primitive I can tell you that an imagination and the need for the thing to succeed in stretching the synapses was vital.
William Hartnell was primarily a Movie actor and his refusal to read through a script more than once led to the sometimes shaky performances on 'Live' broadcast.
All said etc: the cast & crew did a magnificent job in holding it all together in what must have been very trying circumstances.
While I find today's DW more than fabulous I can't help but admire what went before, watch it only if you are prepared to set aside todays production values and are interested in the programmes historical value
cast errorBy a customer , 03 Aug 2011if this is the william Hartnell verison ,then bernard cribbins, ray brooks and jill curzon are not in it. Carole anne ford, william russell and jaqueline hill are.
bernard,ray and jill are in the peter cushing daleks invasion earth 2150 AD.
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confusing entriesBy a customer from red vortex , 20 Feb 2011as peter cushing played the doc in the films with bernard cribbins ( a.k.a. donna's grandad ) in colour, and this is supposedly a low budget bbc hartnell feature, would love someone to sort reviews out, just been informed been sent it, head already hurts !!