Friday, 18 March 2011

Dr Who: The Movie: DVD Review

Dr Who: The Movie: DVD Review

Dr Who - The Movie

Rating: M
Released by BBC and Roadshow

Paul MCGann's one outing on TV as the Doctor gets a release - although why the movie's been released as a stand alone after forming part of last year's Revisitations set is beyond me (even the special features are the same).
Anyway, set in the turn of the millennium and in America, the 7th Doc's been asked to convey the returns of the Master home - but when the Master breaks out (even in dead form) the Doc finds himself in San Fran on New Year's Eve 1999 - and gunned down.
Regenerating into McGann's 8th Doctor, suddenly the world is facing its demise as the Master's poised to destroy the cosmos&.
The Movie divided fans and still has me sitting on the fence - it's not the best Who ever thanks to some dodgy performances (step forward Eric Roberts' hammy run as the Master) but McGann showed real promise for the role - and it's a shame on TV it never amounted to more.
This two disc release has a wealth of special features which make up for the overall dismal quality of the show - and if you're not planning on getting the superior Revisitations set, maybe you should consider this.

Rating: 6/10 

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