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- Apr 4, 2005
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- Joel Henderson
The special features for Jon Pertwee Season 2 should be exactly the same as on the UK Season 8 version.Any word on the special features for the U.S. version?
I'm still VERY much looking forward to it, and I love these Blu-Ray releases for collecting entire seasons of stories together in one affordable package, looking about as good as they possible can, considering (as you rightly point out) the problematic elements involved. The list of extras looks fab as usual:Just a reminder that Season 8 is not going be smooth sailing on Blu-ray due to its archival nature. It was the last season to have its master tapes mostly wiped and what exists is a hodgepodge of kiniscopes, poor quality NTSC copies (many of which are off-air recordings from PBS affiliates), and a small fraction of PAL quads. Basically don't expect much.
The special Collector's Edition comes out next week in the U.K., but still no sign of a pre-order page for the standard case U.S. version. Hopefully the U.S. version will show up sometime in May or June...
Really looking forward to this one, as the Jon Pertwee era is one of my favorites. A really fun trailer for the season (and Blu-Ray set) was recently released:
Supposedly, almost all the DVD features will be ported over eventually. However, some may be moved to a more relevant release. For example, if a feature was about something in season 15, but was on a season 8 title, it will be on the season 15 collection.Does anyone know what features are being ported over from the DVD releases? Just curious if I can safely trade them off at my local used media store.
Thanks everyone for the posts!
Thanks Jeff, if they’re still there I’ll probably pick them up. Web Of Fear which I’ve not seen, and Enemy Of The World which is great.I'd say there's a good chance that they will come out eventually, but it will be likely a long wait. I'd say get those DVDs if there aren't too expensive...that is, if you really want to see the Troughton stories in question. Season 6 is by far the most complete, so would most likely be the first Troughton set released. Who knows when we'd see it, though...I'm guessing they'll release all, or almost all, of the post-1970 seasons first, but it's all guesswork at this stage.
I would guess that we won't see complete seasons of the first six seasons until the BBC has completed the animated recreations of all of the missing episodes. The good news is that (with the exception of the first few?) these are being completed in HD and so should take advantage of the Blu-ray more than the live action elements sourced from kinescopes or even PAL tapes.Are there any plans to release any of the Troughton series on blu ray? A store near me has a few used dvds but I don’t want to buy them if they’re going to be included as part of a larger package soon.