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#8: The Tomb Of The Cybermen

Release date - January 2002



Back cover info:
"The once-feared Cybermen have disappeared from the universe without trace. An expedition from Earth arrives on Telos — homeworld of the Cybermen — to try and discover exactly what has become of the silver giants.

Soon after the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria join the archaeological party, the first mysterious death occurs. With the group now stranded on Telos, it becomes clear that the Cybermen may not be as 'dead' as it was first thought...

Beneath the planet's surface, giant ice-tombs hold the last remains of the Cybermen in a frozen sleep. And someone is working to re-activate them from their slumber..."


Special features:
  • Commentary with Frazer Hines (Jamie) and Deborah Watling (Victoria)
  • Subtitle Production Notes
  • Unused Title Sequence Tests and 8mm Cine Footage (Dur. 3.25)
  • Late Night Line Up (Dur. 2.50)
  • The Final End (Dur. 1.21)
  • Tombwatch (Dur. 28.43) *
  • Remastering For DVD (Dur. 5.19)
  • Introduction by Morris Barry (Director)
  • Photo Gallery

Easter Eggs
1 - Main Menu - Highlight 'Play All' - press 'Up' for logo - Enter for clean opening titles
2 - Main Menu - Highlight 'Play All' - Press 'Up' for logo - Press 'Right' for Cyber-logo - Press 'Left' until you reach the Troughton picture - Enter for test footage
3 - Special Features - Page 2 - Highlight 'Audio Options' - Press 'Left' for logo - Enter for audio trailer for 'The Abominable Snowmen'

A Special Edition of this story was later released as part of the 'Revisitations 3' box set.



Release date February 2012



Back cover info:
"For centuries, the disappearance of the Cybermen from the universe has been a mystery. The Doctor, Jamie and Victoria arrive on Telos — once the Cyber home world — just as an Earth expedition uncovers the entrance to a long-lost control center filled with baffling technology.

With the Doctor's help, the archaeological party discovers the last of the Cybermen, frozen and entombed in a vast underground cavern. But by entering the tombs, the humans have sprung a fiendish trap. All around them, the Cybermen begin to rise from the dead."


Special features:
Disc 1
  • Original release commentary with Deborah Watling (Victoria) and Frazer Hines (Jamie)
  • Newly recorded commentary with Deborah Watling (Victoria), Frazer Hines (Jamie), Bernard Holley (Peter Hayden), Shirley Cooklin (Kaftan), Reg Whitehead (Cyberman) and Victor Pemberton (script editor), moderated by Toby Hadoke
  • Morris Barry Introduction (dur. 3.06) – the director’s introduction from the 1993 VHS release
  • Title Sequence Tests (dur. 3.27) – tests and build-up elements for the Patrick Troughton title sequence
  • Late Night Line-Up (dur. 2.49) – the late sixties arts programme sends Joan Bakewell behind the scenes at the BBC Visual Effects department to interview department head Jack Kine
  • The Final End (dur. 0.17, caption card 1.20) – A small taste of the climactic battle from the previous story, 'The Evil Of The Daleks', can be seen, put together from an off-air audio and 8mm film shot in studio by Tony Cornell, a resident designer at Ealing Studios
  • Abominable Snowmen Audio Trailer (dur. 0.51) - an off-air amateur recording of the original BBC1 trailer for the following story

Disc 2
  • The Lost Giants (dur. 26.52) – cast and crew look back on the making of the story
  • The Curse of the Cybermen’s Tomb (dur. 14.25) – In this documentary, Sir Christopher Frayling and Dr Debbie Challis examine the ancient Egyptian origins to the story of the Cybermen’s tomb on Telos
  • Cybermen – Extended Edition (dur. 32.35) – an extended version of the history of the Cybermen from their first appearance in 1966 right through to Nu-Who
  • The Magic of VidFIRE (dur. 6.56) – a look at the technology behind the VidFIRE process developed specifically for the Doctor Who DVD range in order to restore the original live studio video look to episodes that now only survive as film recordings
  • Sky Ray Ice Lolly Advert (dur. 0.30) – 1960’s Doctor Who themed promo for Walls Sky Ray ice lolly
  • Photo Gallery

Easter Eggs
1 - Disc 1 - Special Features - Highlight 'Title Sequence Tests' - Press 'Left' for logo - Enter for clean titles
2 - Disc 2 - Highlight 'The Lost Giants' - Press 'Left' for logo - Enter for 3D Animatic

* NOTE - The Tombwatch documentary from the original release is not carried over to the special edition release
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