The Dalek Collection
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DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS sees Dr. Who travel through space and time in the Tardis to find himself on Skaro, the birthplace of his arch-nemeses, the Daleks! Skaro is a planet devastated by nuclear fallout, where the hideously mutated Daleks have to live in metal suits to survive, and where they plot the destruction of the planet's other life-form, the Thals, with a massive neutron bomb - the gentle Thals are doomed to extermination - unless the Doctor can save them!
Directed By: Gordon Fleming
Written By: Milton Subotsky, Terry Nation
Actor(s): Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Jennie Linden
DALEKS - INVASION EARTH 2150 AD tells the thrilling story of the Doctor's battle to save the human population of the future from being enslaved as Robomen - doomed to serve the dreaded Daleks forever! The human race has never faced a greater danger as only the underground resistance movement stands in the way of total Dalek domination.
Directed By: Gordon Fleming
Written By: Milton Subotsky, Terry Nation, Sydney Newman, David Whitaker
Actor(s): Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, Ray Brooks
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In the mid-1960s, with Dalekmania sweeping Britain, BBC TV's Doctor Who materialized on the silver screen. Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. remakes the second Dalek TV serial and finds the Doctor and companions in a ravaged future London where a resistance movement has literally gone underground to fight the Nazi-like alien invaders. Peter Cushing once more makes a kindly, dependable Doctor, though Bernard Cribbins is given a cringe-making comedy routine impersonating a "roboman," and the jazzy soundtrack is wildly out of place. Nevertheless this is a superior sequel, offering lavish production values, better action set pieces, and a higher suspense and fear factor than its predecessor. The best moments remain surprisingly chilling even today. --Gary S. Dalkin
- Poster and Stills Gallery
- Photo Essay: A History of Doctor Who
- Peter Cushing Bio
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The movies are an adaptation of the TV episodes, probably to introduce the Daleks to anyone who hadn't seen the TV show. By showing the kind of enemies the Doctor faces, it could gain interest in the series. After all, the show was originally meant to be a kids series.
The contents on this DVD set are exactly the same as the Anchor Bay boxed set from 2001. Even the menus and logos are the same. So, even though it says Lions Gate made this DVD, the contents were actually from a previous DVD release. Since I already owned the Anchor Bay release, I basically paid for the same content twice.
This means that Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 is the same re-edited version that appeared on Anchor Bay's DVD. The film starts with a prologue, then the opening titles, and the movie proper. StudioCanal evidently thought this concept was too high for the average movie viewer. So, they re-edited the beginning to start with the opening titles, then the prologue merged with the movie proper. Unfortunately, the edit is blatantly obvious as the prologue ends with a musical cue that leads directly into the opening theme that plays over the titles. So, this DVD version suddenly starts a musical sting that immediately ends. There is NO need for such a stupid, sloppy edit. Yet, manufacturers of DVD's feel the need and that they have the right to edit the contents they release on DVD. We pay good money, we should get the product proper.
There is also evidence of extremely low quality control. Disc 1 should have Doctor Who And The Daleks and Disc 2 should have Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 AD. On this set, Disc 1 is actually Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 AD and Disc 2 has the first movie swapped around. Plus, the DVD case insert is of rather poor quality. The front image isn't very impressive or informative as to the contents. The back is sparse with information about the 2 features.
So, if you don't own these 2 movies already on DVD, then this release, while it could be better, is, at least, some way to own the films. It's the only way to own them now without buying the 13 year old Anchor Bay release. The 2 movies proper are quite good, with Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 AD being the superior of the pair.
The disc has good chapter navigation and the extras are acceptable - the product placement/ad campaign info provided in the extras show were interesting.