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Doctor Who - Extras, Final Boxes for 'Spearhead From Space: SE,' 'Greatest Show in the Galaxy'


Both of these classic stories are arriving on DVD - one for the first time - in mid-August

Posted by David Lambert
5/21/2012
 
This past week we brought you BBC Home Entertainment's announcement that on August 14th they will release Doctor Who - Story #051: Spearhead From Space: Special Edition, and the new-to-DVD title Doctor Who - Story #155: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy. Both of these single-disc titles, priced at $24.98, have extensive bonus material on them, but we didn't have complete info for you at the time about those extras. Nor did we have package art for Greatest Show, either! Now we have that box image for you, shown at bottom (along with a rerun of the Spearhead: SE artwork). We also have info about the extras for you on both titles; however we should point out that the Spearhead: SE list of bonus material is directly from the BBC, but the Greatest Show list is instead copied-and-pasted from the British Board of Film Classification. It's probably accurate, but possibly incomplete. If we find out anything further, we'll certainly update you!

  • Doctor Who - Story #051: Spearhead From Space: Special Edition (Jon Pertwee as the 3rd Doctor)
      1 disc, 97 minutes, 4 episodes, full frame video, English mono audio, English subtitles

        Exile! The Time Lords have banished the newly regenerated Doctor to Earth. But the Doctor isn't the only alien to have arrived, as a swarm of meteorites have crashed into the sleepy English countryside, bringing with them a terrible new threat to mankind. As the Nestene plan takes shape, UNIT, the Doctor and his newly appointed scientific advisor, Liz Shaw, race against time to stop humanity being replaced by a terrifying plastic facsimile race.
      Extras:
      • Two Audio Commentaries
      • "Down to Earth"
      • "Regenerations: From Black and White to Color"
      • UNIT Recruitment Film
      • Photo Gallery
      • Trailers
      • Easter egg
      • PDF materials: Radio Times Listings
      • Production Note Subtitles

  • Doctor Who - Story #155: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (Sylvester McCoy as the 7th Doctor)
      1 disc, 98 minutes, 4 episodes, full frame video, English mono audio, English subtitles

        Although Ace hates clowns, the Doctor decides to take his companion to the Psychic Circus on the planet Segonax. There they find a group of scared performers who live in fear of the sinister and creepy Chief Clown. But what is so dangerous about this particular circus, why is there such a small audience and will Ace be able to overcome her fear before it's too late?
      Extras:
      • THE SHOW MUST GO ON: MAKING THE GREATEST SHOW IN THE GALAXY
      • DELETED AND EXTENDED SCENES
      • VICTORIA WOOD
      • TOMORROW'S TIMES: THE SEVENTH DOCTOR
      • PHOTO GALLERY
      • MARK AYRES DEMOS
      • LOST IN THE DARKNESS: THE GREATEST SHOW IN THE GALAXY'S MISSING MODEL SHOTS
      • THE PSYCHIC CIRCUS MUSIC VIDEO
      • EASTER EGG
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