Doctor Who: Sylvestor McCoy - Season 3 (Blu-ray)

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Web Code: M2231940

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Doctor Who: Sylvestor McCoy Complete Season Three features 4 epic adventures traversing a future Britain invaded by inter-dimensional knights, a strange Victorian house haunted by ghosts from Ace's past, an alien world populated by Cheetah People, and a 1940s army camp under siege from monstrous vampires.
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Doctor Who: Sylvestor McCoy Complete Season Three features 4 epic adventures traversing a future Britain invaded by inter-dimensional knights, a strange Victorian house haunted by ghosts from Ace's past, an alien world populated by Cheetah People, and a 1940s army camp under siege from monstrous vampires.
With guest stars including Nicholas Courtney (Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart), Anthony Ainley (The Master), Jean Marsh, Nicholas Parsons, Anne Reid, Ian Hogg, Sylvia Syms, and comedy duo Hale & Pace, this fondly remembered set of stories saw the end of an era for Doctor Who and set the stage for its hugely successful revival.
Genre
Comedy
Format
Blu-ray
Distributor
Warner
Region
1
Runtime
700 min
Number of Discs
7
Language
English
Subtitles
English
Dubbed
English

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  • Another Great Doctor Who Blu-ray Set!
    Verified BuyerReviewed by MusicMan88 - November 19, 2020

    A wonderful Classic Doctor Who blu-ray release! While it is unfortunate that most of the classic season was shot on video tape and therefore will never be true High Definition, this is the best the episodes have ever looked. They benefit nicely from the bandwidth that blu-ray offers. And top it off, there are plenty of special features to go around, so this set will keep you busy for a good while before you run out of things to watch! Well worth the price for the love and care that this set was given! For those who know that these Doctor Who sets are also released as a limited edition with special packaging in the UK, this US edition comes in standard packaging and does not include a slipcover or an informational booklet.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Great Doctor Who Season, But Low on Extra Features
    Verified BuyerReviewed by mcquaid101 - May 25, 2020

    I am one who generally does not like much of anything about the John Nathan Turner era of Doctor Who because of his had rather poor aesthetic tastes and very little knowledge of Story. Still, most of Peter Davison's reign was pretty good. But the stories, costumes, and sometimes nihilistic aspects of Colin Baker were crazy. Even though Sylvester McCoy was an improvement from the beginning, and the incoming script editor Andrew Cartmel began to exert some positive influence on the stories, it wasn't until this season that pretty much every story is at least good (though the previous season had at least one all-time great: Remembrance of the Daleks). This one has the enjoyable Battlefield, the somewhat overstuffed but highly atmospheric Ghost Light, the thematically rich Curse of Fenric, and the final "classic era" episode, Survival. I just wish there were more extra features.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Exemplifies the best of Classic Who!
    Verified BuyerReviewed by SimonTemplar240 - April 25, 2020

    When Sylvester McCoy took on the mantle of the Doctor, I was a confirmed fan and really looked forward to his "take" on the role. I didn't really care for the Colin Baker characterization (too much arrogance and little personal connection with companions and allies). The 7th doctor was a very welcome change and even if Mel (an accomplished actor but just a little too grating on my sensibilities) seemed out of touch with him, he was still a fine mix of cleverness and comedy. Once Ace was brought in, the partnership was solidified. This final season has some of the best and deepest stories of the (then) series. It is obvious (to me) that Davies, Moffatt and Chibnall were absolutely influenced by the directions the serial was taking. Of course, the books in the New Adventures series helped set the stage for the 2005 series depth and direction. I'm extremely pleased with all of the extras in this blu-ray set and may have to finally cycle out my VHS collection. Maybe. Or not. I mean, if I still have the room for them. Right?

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


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