Dr Who - Day of the Daleks - DVD Review
Dr Who Day Of the Daleks
Released by BBC and Roadshow
This two disc release from the Classic Dr Who archive is something to be
treasured for fans of the show - but not for the main attraction, it has to be
The story is a four part adventure from 1972 and sees Jon Pertwee's Dr and
assistant Jo Grant caught up in a potential war between the Daleks and mankind.
On the eve of a peace conference between China and the rest of the world, the
Doc's called in to investigate reports of ghosts. Soon, he finds himself facing
his deadliest enemies.
The main story is itself a little slow paced and a bit of a mish mash of
political machinations and a lot of talking, with very little action. It also
suffers from a dreadfully simplistic denouement and gives some credence to why
Dr Who of the 1970s was occasionally scoffed at.
However, the special features rise this average, but much loved, tale out of
the mire. With a raft of documentaries and tidbits, there's already a lot to
savour. But throw into that mix, a remastered version with special effects from
today's CGI standards, brand new Dalek voices and some specially shot sequences,
and you've got a tale which stands out a little more. It's a great touch to the
range and while some purists may feel the special edition has gone a little too
far, it really does much to enhance the overall feel of the adventure.