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Monday, 21 July 2008

North America DVD News

The TV Shows on DVD website has provided a preview of the latest announced DVDs for the North American market, both due in October: The Trial of a Time Lord Boxed Set, starring Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant and Bonnie Langford, and The Brain of Morbius starring Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen. The box covers for the North America (US/Canada) releases are below; click on each for a larger version. (A new version of the "Morbius" disc release has now been uploaded). The "Trial of a Time Lord" set (four discs) includes commentaries by C. Baker, Bryant, Tony Selby (Glitz), script editor Eric Saward, writers Pip & Jane Baker, director Chris Clough and others, as well as "Making Of" featurettes, deleted and extended scenes, interview features, trailers, news coverage and documentaries (and even the famous "Doctor in Distress" music video!) The "Morbius" disc includes commentaries by T. Baker, Sladen, Philip Madoc (Solon), director Christopher Barry and producer Philip Hinchcliffe, a short documentary, trailers and photos.

Meanwhile, here is the complete schedule for announced DVD releases in North America for the rest of the year (subject to change and addition, of course):

The Time Meddler (William Hartnell), August 5
Black Orchid (Peter Davison), August 5
The Five Doctors: 25th Anniversary Edition, August 5
The Invisible Enemy (Tom Baker), which also includes K9 and Company, September 2
The Invasion of Time (Tom Baker), September 2
Torchwood: The Complete Second Series, September 16
Torchwood: The Complete First Series - Blu-Ray Edition, September 16
The Brain of Morbius (Tom Baker), October 7
The Trial of a Time Lord Boxed Set (Colin Baker), October 7
Recent North America releases (in case you haven't picked them up) included "The Time Warrior" and "Timelash" in April, "Planet of Evil" and "Destiny of the Daleks" before that in March, and "Torchwood: The Complete First Series" back in January.

With thanks to the Doctor Who DVD FAQ.