Doctor Who - The Talons Of Weng Chiang details
|Genres:||Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Doctor Who, Sci-fi - General, Television - BBC, Sci-Fi|
|Studio:||BBC WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING|
Doctor Who - The Talons Of Weng Chiang
|TBC Disc 1|
Doctor Who - The Talons Of Weng Chiang - Disc 2
|TBC Disc 2|
|Run time:||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||28 Apr 2003|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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ExcellentBy Neil Valentine from Dartford , 02 Aug 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a superb feature length story. It weighs in at almost two and a half hours long, but it doesn't slows the pace for a second.
For the record, I'd also like to state that all six episodes are on the first dvd and the second disk only contains bonus material. This wasn't made very clear when ordering and I was initially concerned that I'd have to wait to see how the story ended. Fortunately this wasn't the case.
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No story review. Detailed contents of the 2 Discs.By FestiveLady (27 reviews) from Northumberland, England , 01 Jun 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideDisc 1: all the story (6 episodes), optional subtitles.
Disc 2: the Extras with optional subtitles:
- WHOSE DOCTOR WHO: 'Lively Arts' programme which looks at Doctor Who's success particularly with children, with contributions by families and experts such as educationalists (approx 1 hr according to the BBC schedule, sorry only noticed it went beyond 40 mins).
- BEHIND THE SCENES (poor black & white studio footage).
- BLUE PETER THEATRE (build a tabletop Dr Who theatre from cardboard etc. with interchangeable scenery and 1-dimensional drawn characters, poor Dalek though). Philip Hinchcliffe Interview (producer).
TRAILS AND CONTINUITY: BBC announcements of the story's episodes.
TARDIS CAM No. 6: short animation: the TARDIS travels through space).
PHOTO GALLERY: black & white, and colour, stills from 'The Talons of Weng-Chiang'.
In the above are included clips from the show e. g. 'An Unearthly Child', 'The Dalek Invasion of Earth', 'The Krotons', 'The Invasion', 'Doctor Who and the Silurians', 'The Hand of Fear', 'Terror of the Zygons', 'The Brain of Morbius' (good length clip), 'Planet of the Spiders', 'Pyramids of Mars', 'The Face of Evil', 'The Talons of Weng-Chiang'.
Lfilm posted me the discs as if they're one hire each. I think Disc 2 is worth only half-a-hire but I have hired/bought numerous Doctor Who stories. You may feel Disc 2 is worth it if, say, you want to see short clips (a few are _very_ short) of some episodes (many or most can be seen on other Doctor Who DVDs).
The Doctors best adventure yet!By a customer , 17 Jun 2011One of the best adventures I have seen in ages. I LOVED IT!
The monsters were really scary, and had me shivering in my boots. Delicious! Dr Who at his absolute best.
Creepy and ChillingBy Byatis (3 reviews) from Ipswich , 05 Apr 2009This is definitely one of the best Dr Who stories from the Tom Baker era.
Set in foggy Victorian London, it's essentially a creepy mystery thriller. Women are mysteriously disappearing from the London Streets. Do the disappearances have anything to do with a mysterious Chinese Illusionist, currently amazing audiences in a London theatre? How does the illusionist achieve his astonishing magical feats? What is the nature of the amazingly lifelike little mannikin that never leaves the illusionist's side? And what precisely is the secret that is kept in a hidden room, underneath the theatre's supposedly haunted basement?
The Doctor and Leela soon materialise into the London fog, and have a deep, perplexing mystery to solve.
This story is superb, and Tom Baker is on top form.
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Tom Baker is best!By a customer from Suffolk , 10 Nov 2007Classic doctor who from a classic doctor
Simply the bestBy a customer from Halifax , 11 Sep 2007
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideDepsite claims that Genesis of the Daleks is the greatest Dr. Who story of all time ... and don't get me wrong, it is an awesome story ... Talons has to be THE greatest story.
It's not just another 6-parter that's really a 4-parter and a 2-parter bolted together ... it's a real 6-part epic.
The character development of the supporting cast is amazing, the dialogue is flawless ... Tom Baker, greatest of the Doctors is on top form ... he's sharp, witty, and even gets a fight scene ... it's simply a must-watch.
Plus, Louise Jameson shot the whole thing whilst suffering from glandular fever.
Also, for you younger Whovians, it's the first mention of the Time Agents from the 51st Century ... Captain Jack, anyone? ... and Russell T. Davies, the man behind the New Who cites it as his favourite for dialogue.