Friday, 28 October 2016

The Power of the Daleks bonus content & DVD cover

BBC Worldwide has revealed the full list of extras and the DVD cover for the new animated edition of The Power of the Daleks, the lost Patrick Troughton story coming to BBC Store and DVD next month.
No complete film recordings of The Power of the Daleks are known to have survived, following the destruction of the master negatives during an archive purge in 1974.

The six half-hour episodes feature the regeneration, or as it was then called ‘renewal’, of First Doctor William Hartnell into Second Doctor Patrick Troughton, as the Time Lord and his companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.

"It’s been wonderful to have been able to track down so much rare and previously unreleased material," says animation producer Charles Norton, "and I hope that fans enjoy the excellent package we’ve been able to assemble."

The Power of the Daleks will be priced at £9.99 in standard definition and £12.99 in HD from bbcstore.com from Saturday 5 November, with the six episodes due to be released over six consecutive days. The DVD will follow on Monday 21 November priced at £20.42.

The full list of extras is as follows:

5.1 surround, stereo & mono soundtrack options – DVD only

Animation test footage

Audio commentaries on all six episodes – DVD only
Members of the original cast and crew are joined by members of the new animation unit to discuss the production of the story and its animated reconstruction. Moderated by Toby Hadoke. Includes archive audio.

Booklet with production notes – DVD only
An extensively researched set of production notes written by the noted television historian Andrew Pixley, covering the behind the scenes story of how the original production was made.

Original camera scripts – DVD only
Selected items of original production paperwork and a complete set of original camera scripts.

Original title sequence – new restoration
An unedited presentation of the full original Doctor Who title sequence, prepared using a new HD remaster of the original film elements.

Artwork and photo gallery
An extended gallery of images featuring production photographs from the original 1966 serial and artwork from the animated production, accompanied by incidental music from the story, which has been digitally remastered from the original music production tapes.

Surviving footage & original trailer – BBC Store only
A compilation of short film fragments and clips – the only surviving footage to remain of the show's original BBC1 run.

Original Dalek voice session recording (1966) – DVD only
Rare and previously unreleased sections from the studio recordings made at Maida Vale Studios in 1966 for the Dalek voices.

Servants and Masters – The Making of 'The Power of the Daleks'
A specially prepared documentary directed by John Kelly and featuring interviews with members of the original 1966 cast and crew.

Telesnap reconstruction
Around 400 individual still frames of film exist from the original 1966 version of The Power of the Daleks. These images are here combined with the programme's original soundtrack to present a photographic reconstruction of the original programme.

BBC Store bonus content will be unlocked on 14 November.

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