Doctor Who: An Adventure in Space and Time Blu-ray
Posted March 5, 2014 04:39 PM by Webmaster
BBC Home Entertainment has announced the 3-disc Blu-ray release of Doctor Who: An Adventure in Space and Time. Writer Mark Gatiss and director Terry McDonough's 2013 BBC docudrama stars David Bradley as William Hartnell, the actor who portrayed the First Doctor, along with Jessica Raine, Jamie Glover, Sacha Dhawan, Lesley Manville, Jemma Powell, Reece Shearsmith, Mark Eden and Brian Cox. The television film arrives on Blu-ray on May 27th.
Synopsis: Travel back in time to witness the dramatic birth of Doctor Who. Actor William Hartnell (David Bradley, Walder Frey in Game of Thrones, Filch from the Harry Potter films) felt trapped by a succession of tough-guy roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert (Jessica Raine, Call the Midwife) was frustrated by the TV industry's glass ceiling. Both of them were to find unlikely hope and unexpected challenges in the form of a Saturday afternoon drama, time travel and monsters. Allied with a brilliant creative team, they went on to introduce the world to the longest running science fiction series ever, currently in its 50th year and counting.
The 3-disc Blu-ray release of Doctor Who: An Adventure in Space and Time includes:
Disc 1: An Adventure in Space and Time Blu-ray
Feature film presented in 1080p with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround
The Making of An Adventure in Space and Time
William Hartnell : The Original
Regeneration: Doctors 1, 2 and 3, Re-cast
Reconstruction: Four Sequences
Farewell: David Bradley
Christmas Greeting: David Bradley
Deleted Scene: Delia Derbyshire
Disc 2: An Unearthly Child Bonus DVD
An Unearthly Child (1963): The first Doctor Who serial:
Episode 1.1: An Unearthly Child
Episode 1.2: The Cave of Skulls
Episode 1.3: The Forest of Fear
Episode 1.4: The Firemaker
Original Pilot of An Unearthly Child: Shot a month earlier and shelved due to a variety of technical issues, the original pilot episode is also included alongside the four broadcast episodes
Although I'm a lifelong fan, I didn't find this as good as I had expected it to be. I had trouble watching it from beginning to end in one sitting. The presentation style turned me off. Finally, I saw it all by breaking it into short 15 minute segments which was about as much as I could take in one sitting.