Register / Log in

View Classic Site
Latest News
Newsroom, The
'The Complete 2nd Season': HBO Press Release Details the Date, Extras, Packaging
Getting On
HBO Press Release Announces 'The Complete 1st Season' DVDs, Blu-rays
Veep
Vote for Blu-ray Disc or DVD, Both Campaigning Soon for 'The Complete 3rd Season'!
Silicon Valley
'Season 1' Sets In-the-Works on Blu-ray, DVD from HBO Home Video
Banshee
Blu-ray Disc and DVD Plans from Cinemax/HBO for 'Season 2'
more news
Pick of the Week
Latest Review

The Walking Dead
The Complete 4th Season Limited Edition
Blu-ray

NYPD Blue
The Complete 6th Season

Doctor Who - Release Date, Cost for Classic 'Story #041: The Web of Fear' on DVD


This 2nd Doctor series that was (mostly) found last year will hit North America in April

Posted by David Lambert
1/15/2014
 
    The TARDIS narrowly avoids becoming engulfed in a cobwebby substance in space. It arrives in the London Underground railway system, the tunnels of which are being overrun by the web and by the Great Intelligence's robot Yeti. The Intelligence's goal is to drain the Doctor's mind; can the Doctor sabotage the device before the Intelligence's plan comes to fruition?
We had the heads-up last October that this story had been recovered, and would be coming to DVD in 2014. Today Warner Home Video, who distributes in North America for BBC Home Entertainment, announced that Doctor Who - Story #041: The Web of Fear is coming to stores on April 22nd.

Priced at $19.98 SRP, this 2nd Doctor story stars Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines ("Jamie McCrimmon"), Deborah Watling ("Victoria Waterfield"), and introduced Nicholas Courtney as COLONEL Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart (nope, he hadn't been promoted to Brigadier yet!). Guest stars include Jack Watling, returning as "Professor Travers" (seen previously in Story #038 - The Abominable Snowmen). It also marks the return of the Yeti and the Great Intelligence from that serial.

As we said, this story arc was recovered last year...well, most of it was. The six-episode serial (25 minutes each, for a total of 150 minutes) has always had Episode 1 in the archives, and in 2013 they found episodes 2, 4, 5 and 6. However, the 3rd episode is still missing. As they have in the past, the BBC will likely fill in the gap by re-creating the missing episode using animation, and syncing it to a restored recording of the audio from that episode. Finalized extras and package art aren't available yet, but below we have the key art which is supposedly going to be used for this item:

Doctor Who - Story #041: The Web of Fear
Pin It

Twitter Graphicfacebook Graphic
 
 


Link to this page:
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Doctor-Web-of-Fear/19358
 
All news for this show:
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/shownews/Doctor/4939
 
More info on this show:
Doctor Who


Copyright 2001-2014
TV Guide Online
Contact us - Sitemap - Privacy Policy
A TV Guide Digital Network Site