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 Posted:   Sep 8, 2014 - 5:11 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

German DVD distributor Pandastorm have announced the release of the DVD boxed set Siebter Doctor Volume 1 (Seventh Doctor Volume 1).

The set contains the complete Season 24, featuring Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor, and includes all special features that were present on the single story DVD releases in the UK. According to the website of Pandastorm's distribution partner wvg the discs will run for approximately 350 minutes plus 328 minutes of bonus features. Audio and subtitles will be in English and German.

The description for the DVDs reads as follows:

Complete Season 24 (German DVD Release)The successful sci-fi cult series opens the doors to her past. The adventures of the seventh Doctor in Germany for the first time on DVD. With over 5 hours. Booklet and bonus material. Sylvester McCoy's (Radagast from "The Hobbit" trilogy) first season in the role of the seventh Doctor is a shrill, colorful and witty trip through space. Here he meets a dangerous adversary: ??The Rani. This has allied with a people great human beings bat to take power over the universe. On an ice planet, he must also fight against the ruthless treasure hunters Sabalom Glitz and the slaveholders Kane, of his opponents can freeze into ice with a single touch. And finally meets the young runaway Ace, which now accompanies the Doctor on his travels and will turn out to be one of the most popular Companions Series history.
The most successful Sci-Fi cult series opens the doors to its past. The adventures if the seventh Doctor on DVD for the first time. Featuring over 5 hours of bonus material and a booklet. Sylvester McCoy's (Radagast from "The Hobbit" trilogy) first season in the role of the seventh Doctor is a jarring, colourful and funny trip through the galaxy. On it he meets a dangerous enemy: the Rani. The Rani has an alliance with a race of huge bat-like creatures in her plan to rule the universe. On an Iceplanet he fights against the ruthless treasure hunter Sabalom Glitz and the slave trader Kane, who is able to freeze someone to ice with a single touch. And finally he meets the young runaway Ace, who is going to travel with the Doctor and who is seen as one of the most popular companions in the history of the show.

The DVD boxed set will be released on 28th November 2014 and can be pre-ordered from Amazon Germany.

http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2014/09/germany-s24-dvd-060914124008.html

 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2014 - 11:23 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Hmmmmm....interesting....

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2014 - 5:51 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Hmmmmm....interesting....

Perhaps season boxsets are the next step for 2Entertain?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2014 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Sadly for me, the McCoy years are the absolute worst of my favourite series. There was something amateur about the whole thing. The storytelling was uninteligable, making Steven Moffat's stuff totally clear by comparison. The acting seemed cringe-worthy, the music by Keff McCulloch the worst ever (theme and scores), and it just wreaked of a corporation desperate to let go, or bury it forever. It's a period where the series was unloved by the people that owned it and it showed.

Or was it just me?

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2014 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Sadly for me, the McCoy years are the absolute worst of my favourite series. There was something amateur about the whole thing. The storytelling was uninteligable, making Steven Moffat's stuff totally clear by comparison. The acting seemed cringe-worthy, the music by Keff McCulloch the worst ever (theme and scores), and it just wreaked of a corporation desperate to let go, or bury it forever. It's a period where the series was unloved by the people that owned it and it showed.

Or was it just me?


Yes, there were some clunkers. Time and the Rani, Delta and the Bannermen, Dragonfire. However, not all of them are bad. I liked Rememberance of the Daleks, along with Battlefield. Nice to see the Brigadier in action one more time. Other stories such as Curse of Fenric and Ghost Light were regarded by fans as some of the better stories at the time.

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2014 - 2:22 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Yeah, thjere's some good stuff in there despite the cheap trappings....the aforementioned Curse of Fenric, Battlefield (which I have to say is one of the rare examples of the DVD movie-presentation with revamped effects and re-editing being vastly superior to the TV version), Ghost Light (great writing, but ugh - those costumes!!), Remembrance of the Daleks, Survival...I find Delta and the Bannermen a lot of fun, and I vehemently disagree with you John about Dragonfire!! It's a highlight for me....

...all in all it's probably the most up-and-down era of the show's history - the highs were top-notch, some of the best of all time, but they were almost always way overshadowed by the lows, and by this point the lows were really very bad indeed....and I still can't really watch Silver Nemesis without having some severe feelings of regret over what might have been....

For an interesting add-on to the McCoy era, I recommend having a listen to the "Death Comes to Time" BBC Audio adventure...it's not canon and can't be considered as such, but it's a tremendous listen and the production and writing are excellent.

 
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