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3.0 out of 5 stars Special Edition content, February 24, 2013
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This review is from: Doctor Who: The Visitation (Special Edition) (DVD)
As revealed by BBC Worldwide¡¯s DoctorWho.tv, coming to DVD on 6th May (UK and North America) is a new Special Edition re-release of the Fifth Doctor classic romp including a raft of brand new features along with re-mastered visuals and sound.

Starring Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor, The Visitation sees the Doctor inadvertently land the TARDIS in 1066, to a medieval England gripped by the Great Plague. But soon the Doctor and his companions uncover an even greater threat: the entire planet is in danger.

As the Grim Reaper stalks the countryside, the Doctor uncovers an alien menace intent on wiping out humanity and claiming our planet for themselves.

The Terileptils have arrived and only the Doctor can stop them¡­

Great fires of London! If that sounds exciting then check out these fantastic extras:
Commentary with Peter Davison (the Fifth Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric) and director Peter Moffatt.

Grim Tales ¨C Brand-new 45-minute documentary. Former companion Mark Strickson takes Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton back to the original filming locations while other cast and crew discuss their memories of the story.

The Television Centre of the Universe: Part One - Peter Davison, Mark Strickson and Janet Fielding return to BBC Television Centre and meet up with old friends and colleagues to reminisce on their time in the iconic building.

Doctor Forever: The Apocalypse Element - Examining the world of Doctor Who on audio. Including interviews with Colin Baker, Russell T Davies, Mark Gatiss and many others.

-Film Trims Shots and sequences cut from the finished programme
-Directing Who: Peter Moffatt
-Writing A Final Visitation
-Scoring The Visitation ¨C Interview with composer Paddy Kingsland
-Subtitle Production Notes
-Radio Times listings and BBC Sales Sheet
-Photo Gallery
-Coming soon trailer
-Isolated Music Score
-Easter Egg
-Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

I never much cared for this episode although the 5th Doctor has always been my favorite. The extras are nice but with various no longer "missing" episodes recently discovered, I'd rather see those as the extras. Yes granted, fortunately none of the 5th Doctor stories are missing. That said, the extras do look really good and I have already pre-ordered it. Also,looking forward to new footage with Janet Fielding (Grim Tales).

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