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rojgelf

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It's such a shame the £ is so weak, that converts to around £4 more than it would've been the last time I purchased $ currency and is well over the £15 customs safe limit.

I believe the UK re-release is now confirmed to be the same packaging as the original; anyone considering selling their set to CEX for silly money has missed the chance if they haven't already done so - the price has crashed to £40 now!

I bought using Amazon Import Fees Deposit, where amazon withholds import duty, this was later refunded when it got through, so no dreaded PO fees anymore.
 

rojgelf

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Forgot to say all the classic Who is on britbox now, attached screenshot from phone app, its great watching the animations at the moment.
bb dw.jpg
 

Ricky27

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They are talking of a may/June re release of season 12.
Then probably Davison's anniversary season 20 after that with Pertwee's final season (11) and Hartnell's season 2 wrapping up the years releases.
 

Ricky27

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brian s

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They are talking of a may/June re release of season 12.
Then probably Davison's anniversary season 20 after that with Pertwee's final season (11) and Hartnell's season 2 wrapping up the years releases.
A Hartnell blu? Really? Where did you get that info?

Bri
 

Ricky27

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It's always been the aim of the team to get a mix of releases out there and they fully intend to release all the classic show within this Blu-ray range, mainly due to the success of season 12 and the range as a whole.
Hartnell's may be 2021 as these do get pushed back it seems.

Troughtons final season has also been suggested at some point so that would balance it out nicely.
 

Ricky27

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The extras have been partially completed for season 20 so that's virtually a certainty for this summer
 

brian s

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Doctor Who – The Collection: Season 14:
  • THE MASQUE OF MANDRAGORA
  • THE HAND OF FEAR
  • THE DEADLY ASSASSIN
  • THE FACE OF EVIL
  • THE ROBOTS OF DEATH
  • THE TALONS OF WENG-CHIANG
In 1976, Doctor Who took a dramatic new turn, electrifying audiences with changes in format, companion and appearance of the TARDIS. Season 14 saw the departure of the Doctor’s long-term companion Sarah Jane Smith, and the introduction of Leela. The season contains some of Tom Baker’s most iconic serials, with intrepid investigations in Victorian London, deadly robots in a murderous whodunit, a return to the Doctor’s homeworld, and one of the saddest goodbyes in Doctor
Who history.

Producer Phillip Hinchliffe led Doctor Who through a creative high, joined by Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, Louise Jameson as the Doctor’s captivating new companion Leela and guests stars Tim Pigott-Smith, Stephen Thorne, Peter Pratt, Pamela Salem, David Collings, Christopher Benjamin and Trevor Baxter.

With all episodes newly remastered from the best available sources, this Blu-ray box set also contains extensive and exclusive special features which include:
  • Immersive 5.1 surround sound - The Deadly Assassin
  • Brand new audio commentaries - Tom Baker and Matthew Sweet on selected episodes of The Face of Evil and The Talons of Weng-Chiang.
  • Behind the Sofa - New episodes with Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Philip Hinchcliffe, plus companions Sophie Aldred and Peter Purves.
  • Our Sarah Jane – Elisabeth Sladen Tribute - A feature-length look at the life and career of Sarah Jane Smith, played by Elisabeth Sladen.
  • Whose Doctor Who Revisited - Toby Hadoke meets the producers and grown-up stars of the very first Who Documentary.
  • In Conversation - Matthew Sweet chats to producer Philip Hinchcliffe.
  • Blu-Ray trailer - Louise Jameson has trouble with her new home assistant.
  • Brand new interviews
  • Rare archive material
  • Convention footage
  • HD photo galleries
  • Scripts, costume designs, rare BBC production files and other gems from our PDF archive
The eight-disc box set also includes hours of extensive special features previously released on DVD.
 

brian s

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It's always been the aim of the team to get a mix of releases out there and they fully intend to release all the classic show within this Blu-ray range, mainly due to the success of season 12 and the range as a whole.
Hartnell's may be 2021 as these do get pushed back it seems.

Troughtons final season has also been suggested at some point so that would balance it out nicely.
The ropey pic quality of these episodes will make it an "interesting " release.

:)
Bri
 

brian s

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It's always been the aim of the team to get a mix of releases out there and they fully intend to release all the classic show within this Blu-ray range, mainly due to the success of season 12 and the range as a whole.
Hartnell's may be 2021 as these do get pushed back it seems.

Troughtons final season has also been suggested at some point so that would balance it out nicely.
The ropey pic quality of these episodes will make it an "interesting " release.

:)
Bri
 

Ricky27

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Yes that's true but they did wonders with quatermass and the pit, that really surprised me as that was worse than 60s who, although the film footage obviously looked much better for obvious reasons.
 

brian s

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Yes that's true but they did wonders with quatermass and the pit, that really surprised me as that was worse than 60s who, although the film footage obviously looked much better for obvious reasons.
Indeed I was very surprised by that release. I doubt if much or any film for old Who still exists though.

Bri
 

krish

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Ugh. Why would I want a Region 2 Blu-ray? Wouldn't even match the ones I have already. I'll stick to R1 thank you.
Just asking out of curiosity, were multi-region (i.e. modified) players ever popular with serious shiny disc collectors on your side of the pond as they were here? My last DVD player was, as is my current BD player (though only for DVDs).
 

brian s

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Just asking out of curiosity, were multi-region (i.e. modified) players ever popular with serious shiny disc collectors on your side of the pond as they were here? My last DVD player was, as is my current BD player (though only for DVDs).
Obviously as UK based I'm not an expert Krish but I gather that multi region machines are not readily available in the States. If not out right banned they are at least frowned upon. I'm multi region for blu as well as DVD.

Bri
 

deadmanstar

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I have a few R2 DW Blu-rays that play fine on my LG Blu-ray player and TV but they're region free. I also have a few R2 DVDs (including the never released in the US second version of Enemy of the World with extras). The R2 DVDs that I have can be played on my computer or copied and burned on to a DVD-r which can be played on my DVD player and TV since my DVD player can play R2 DVDs but only with the region restriction removed. Not 100% sure but it seems to be converting the PAL signal to NTSC on my player and TV.
 
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