Monday, September 3, 2012

Doctor Who-The Krotons DVD Review

The Krotons, the final full story of the Patrick Troughton era to be put to DVD is now available through BBC Warner Home Video.  The story starts when the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe land on a unnamed planet of a society that are called the Gonds which ever so often are given the chance to be a “companion” of the Krotons, a robotic society that were in essence, pulling out all the smart Gonds and leaving the rest to become slaves of the Krotons!  A weak story to start the writing career of the Great Who writer, Robert Holmes but is far better than the previous story from the beginning of the season “The Dominators”.   This disc has the usual extras, which the Who extras are the best!  There is an audio commentary with the late Phillip Madoc (Eelek), Richard Ireson (Axus), and Gilbert Wynne (Thara), a making of documentary, a doc on Patrick Troughton and a photo gallery and a Coming Soon trailer.  All & all, a fair story. 


The video quality is great!  The performance was VidFired for the original video look.  The total story is approx. 88 minutes long.


Was originally recorded in Mono.  It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1-  1.  “The Krotons”-with Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury (121 mins)
                    Episode One (23:00)
                    Episode Two (23:06)
                    Episode Three (24:13)
                    Episode Four (24:00)      


Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Phillip Madoc (Eelek), Richard Ireson (Axus) and Gilbert Wynne (Thara)
            Second Time Around-Documentary about Patrick Troughton (52:21)
            Doctor Who Stories-Frazer Hines Pt 1 (17:27)
            The Doctor’s Strange Love (07:17)
            Photo Gallery (05:26)
            Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
            Production text notes
            Coming Soon-(01:03)-The Greatest Show In The Galaxy

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Carry On Double Feature Volume 3

The Carry On-Double Feature Collection-Volume 3 is now available through VCI!   The third volume are two films “Carry On Camping” and “Carry On Again Doctor” starring Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims, Jim Dale, Bernard Bresslaw and Peter Butterworth to name a few!  Both films are from 1969.  They are also the 17th and 18th films in the series!  The first movie is about Sid James and Bernard Bresslaw decide to take their girlfriends on a camping trip thinking that they were going to a nudist camp instead they headed right into one of the weirdest camps on Earth!  The other film is a sequel to the first Carry On Doctor film where there is a discovery of a instant slimming potion that a doctor (Jim Dale) has found that the other Doctors will stop at nothing to get the potion!   The extras on this set are a Photo Gallery and a promo for the Carry On films. 


The video quality is very good!  Film quality is quite good considering the age of the films.   


Was originally recorded in Mono.  Also here in mono but very clear!

Disc 1-  1.  “Carry On-Camping”-(1969)-84 mins
              2.  “Carry On-Again Doctor” – (1969)--85 mins


Disc 1: Photo Gallery (05:02)
            Carry On Promo (02:59)