Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Dr Who: The Visitation: Special Edition: DVD Review

Dr Who: The Visitation: Special Edition: DVD Review

Rating: PG
Released by BBC and Roadshow Home Entertainment

And so the re-releasing of the classic Dr Who series continues.

The latest to be given the special edition treatment is the serial from Peter Davison's fifth Doctor which is set in 1666 London as the country's gripped by the Great Plague. But there's an even greater threat lurking in the background.

A relatively straight forward story, The Visitation is 80s Who at its most brisk and historically factual. With three companions to juggle the writers cope brilliantly with the story. The period feel is brilliantly brought to life and the story is engaging throughout for fans of the sci fi genre.

As for the DVD extras, the standard is relatively high; the best piece sees Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Mark Strickson brought back to BBC TV centre; and another extra takes on the audio stories; they're great touches and nostalgic in look and feel which is perfect for the centenary.

Extras: Commentary, docos, production notes, easter eggs


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